Nike Golf VR Pro Wedge 2012 Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating Not yet rated
  • Pros

    Compact head, straighter leading edge, thin hosel and an extremely versatile sole grind.

  • RRP £89.95

What we say...

The VR Pro wedge is the best Nike have ever produced according to pro James, David and Jon and deserves its place in the upper echelons of the test. It is proven on Tour in the hands of Tiger Woods, Charl Schwartzel and a host of other Nike pros and certainly impressed our team as well.

Roy loved the straighter leading edge because he found it easier to line up. He gave it top marks across the board and insisted he’d be happy to part with his hard-earned cash for the wedge. Steve liked the classic design and the balance although he felt the ball came off a touch quicker than some so initially struggled with distance control.

David loved the compact head and the high number of grooves on the face inspired confidence. He particularly liked the option with the DS sole, which offers more heel and toe relief for greater versatility. Jon also commented on the groove pattern, insisting this generated lots of spin and gave him a lower ball flight on pitch shots.

Professional Verdict
"This has everything I look for in a wedge: a compact head, straighter leading edge, thin hosel and an extremely versatile sole grind. My preference was for the DS option in the more lofted wedges because I felt there was more versatility; the darker platinum finish was a great look."

Rating (out of 5)

Looks: 4.7  Feel: 4.7  Versatility: 4.5  Accuracy: 3.5  Spin/launch: 6,349rpm/23° (lie board); 3,592rpm/34° (rough)

Nike's latest wedge features new X3X 'high-frequency' fully conforming grooves to provide better performance and more consistent distance control. There are more grooves, closer together and deeper on the face to ensure maximum flight control and shot-to-shot consistency.

A precision laser crosshatch pattern is applied to the strike area between the grooves. This pattern adds 3 times the surface texture versus conventionally finished faces, creating more spin in all conditions, enhancing the performance of the X3X groove.

They also have precision-forging to a near-finished level eliminates most handwork and ensures consistency throughout the set. First, each wedge face is milled to a perfectly flat surface. The face is then carefully die-stamped, pressing grooves to exact specifications for extremely low variance and shot-making consistency.

Each Nike Golf VR Pro wedge is crafted from tried and tested S20C forged Steel - the premier material used by Nike Golf’s Tour staff.  A traditional Satin Chrome look has been maintained whilst still retaining a high degree of workability.  A versatile Tour-inspired heel grind allows for increased shot-making capabilities from various lies.

They are fitted with the famous True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shafts in a stiff flex to provide a powerful, penetrating ball flight. Each wedge comes fitted with Nike Crossline grips which have been produced by Lamkin for maximum grip and fantastic feel.

Contact: www.nikegolf.eu or 0800 056 1640

Product Information

Left Handed availableYes
Custom-Fit available
FinishesSatin chrome, satin black, oxide raw
Lofts50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°

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