A few weeks ago Nike Golf sent me a set of their new VR_S irons to test and review — this set is the cast version, the VR_S irons also come in a forged version which I hope to also test and review. I’ve had the VR_S irons at the range a couple of times and will be playing with them on the course this coming week. My initial impression: Wow, these irons are long, 10-15 yards longer than the irons I tested them against (my Pro Combo OS irons), a club to a club and a half longer through the bag. They have a nice sound at impact, a distinct snap with no “plink” sound that sometimes can be heard from super-game-improvement irons. I’m normally not an SGI iron guy — I prefer more traditional iron designs and I lean toward the look and feel of forged irons — but these irons really impressed me, both in visual design and performance. The look really appeals to me, and from the playing position these don’t overwhelmingly look like SGI irons. They have a great feel at impact, and they make ball go a long way.
I’ll have my full review coming soon here on the blog, but for now check out these first-look in-hand pics: