Yesterday Alan posted his 2012 Nike Golf Holiday Gift Guide: Footwear and Apparel Edition, and today I’m following up by posting my picks for great holiday gifts in the Nike Golf equipment category. There’s much to choose from this year, so let’s get started:
20XI Balls: This breakthrough ball featuring Nike Golf’s proprietary RZN core feels great off the tee and on the putting green. It’s available in S (soft) and X (distance) versions — I play the 20XI-X and love the combination and feel and distance this ball delivers. And with the new 2013 20XI ball due out in February, you may find a deal on the 2012 model. You can read my review and see more pics here.
VR_S Irons: I’ve gamed these for the past year and love the distance I’ve gained with these irons, about a full club throughout the bag. If the golfer in your life is looking for a little more help with getting the ball in the air and getting a little extra distance, these are the irons for you. Check out pics of the VR_S Irons here.
Performance Hybrid Stand Bag: This new 2013 version of what I think is one of Nike Golf’s best golf bag designs works great on a cart, pull cart or for walking. It has tons of features, 11 pockets for your gear including an insulated cooler pocket, a full 14-way divider system and comfortable carrying straps. I own the previous model (Performance Carry), and two of the model before that (SQ Tour Stand Bag), so I can personally attest to how great this bag is.
VR_S Driver: Does the golfer in your life need a new “big dog” that will give them more distance off the tee? If they do, this is the driver for them. This club is accurate, long and forgiving, and will help them hit the ball far. Check out my product review here and view my video review here.
VR Dual Sole Forged Wedge: Help your favorite golfer sharpen their short game with this great wedge. The VR Pro DS features Nike’s proprietary X3X grooves and a special grinds at the heel and toe that will help you put the ball close to the hole every time. Check out pics here.
VR_S Hybrid: In all of my testing of the VR_S line, the VR_S hybrid gave me the most distance gains (see my product review here). It’s deep crown increases confidence over the ball, and the NexCOR face technology hits the ball a long way. Check out my product review here and see my video review here.
Departure Messenger: This is more of an accessory item, but I love this bag so much I had to include it. The Departure messenger has served me very well over the past year, you can read more about that in my product review. This is a great bag, and will make a great gift for the golfer and non-golfer alike.
Method Concept Putter: In spite of its unconventional looks, this putter provides a much desired result — the ball going into the hole. You have to try this putter to see how intuitively it rolls the ball straight to the target, and how the polymetal groove insert puts a true roll on the ball. This will make a great gift for the golfer looking for a putter that rolls the ball straight and true. See more pics here.
VR_S Forged Irons: For the golfer who has been extra good this year, this set of premium irons will make the perfect gift. Manufactured from Japanese precision forged steel, these irons feature Nike’s High Frequency X3X groove and Powerbow technologies, and Nippon 950HT Steel shafts. These are truly beautiful irons that have great feel, forgiveness and accuracy. See more pics here.
So I hope this gives you some good holiday gift ideas from Nike Golf for the golfer in your life — or for yourself! Happy Holidays from NG Nation!