UPDATE 10.22.10 — What’s In The Bag : Yesterday Stephen Ames carded a 66 at the Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open (can the tournament name get any longer?) in Las Vegas, and he has a new set of VR Pro Combos in his bag. Check out the photo below courtesy of Nike Golf (click the photo to enlarge). Also check out the cool “The Oven” putter headcover on his METHOD putter.
UPDATE 10.13.10: Yesterday a demo set of the VR Pro Combo Irons arrived from Nike Golf. My review will be coming soon, but for now here are the pictures of the VR Pro Combos fresh out of the box:
UPDATE 10.6.10: Carl Pettersson Has the VR Pro Combo Irons In His Bag at The McGladrey Classic
In this photo tweeted out by Nike Golf today, it looks like Carl Petterson will be putting the VR Pro Combo irons into play this weekend at The McGladrey Classic. These new irons look great in his bag, as they feature a very clean and classic design. Looks like they’re also personalized with Carl’s initials, which will also be an option for retail consumers starting some time in Spring 2011. We’re looking forward to seeing how these new irons perform in tournament play as more Nike athletes put these great new irons in their bags. Good luck this week Carl!
Nike Golf Combines Original Pro Combo Philosophy and VR Technology to Create its Most Premium Tour-Level Irons to Date
Nike Golf is introducing a new set of irons to the VR line that combines the philosophy behind the original and successful line of Nike’s Pro Combo irons with the craftsmanship and technology behind Nike’s award winning VR franchise. The new VR Pro Combo irons are a premium Tour-level iron set that has all the requirements that Tour athletes demand.
The VR Pro Combo irons maintain a traditional look with a high degree of workability as they change from pocket cavity (3, 4 iron), to split-cavity (5, 6, 7 iron) to blades (8, 9, PW) throughout the set for the optimal shot. The pocket cavity design offers higher trajectory on longer shots, the split cavity enhances pin-seeking control and workability, and the blades deliver unsurpassed short-game feel.
Nike Tour Athlete Justin Leonard has been pleased with the pocket cavity long irons in the VR Pro Combo Set.
“The pocket cavity long irons look, feel and sound just like a blade iron, but it is much easier to get the ball in the air with these compared to blades,” said Leonard.
Through new linear Center of Gravity (CG) Mapping, the CG moves gradually and consistently throughout each club in the set for optimal launch and consistent distance control. The CG continues in a straight line throughout the iron set, starting low and elevating naturally higher.
The VR Pro Combo irons are crafted with consistency that Tour-level athletes demand with a new forging process for more precise shot-making. These irons are precision forged out of 1025 Forged Carbon Steel to a near-finished level eliminating most hand work and ensuring consistency throughout the set. First, the finished iron 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.
This three-step groove process creates Nike’s most exact iron faces ever. The new X3X high-frequency grooves 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. This new design conforms to new USGA and R&A rules.
Availability: November 26, 2010
Men’s: #3-PW Dynamic Gold Steel X,S,R; RH/LH MSRP: $1079.99
Individual: #2 Steel X,S,R; RH/LH MSRP: $134.99
Editor’s Note: The post above is from a press release from Nike Golf.