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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I tried nike golf clubs years ago and hated it. Recently tried them again and they made huge improvements but it's still not the best. Taylormade, titleist, ping, even callaway all felt more superior but nike has come a long way.

post #2 of 17

Dunno man... I picked up the VR CB Combos during the holidays.  Forged split cavity 6-PW iron, forged pocket cavity 3-5 iron.  Great clubs, great look, great feel.  Can't speak for the other models though.

 

I guess they don't feel great on mis-hits but that's the point of a forged club, right?  It's awesome when I hit them flush though.

 

What models of Nike did you try?

post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by daSeth View Post

Dunno man... I picked up the VR CB Combos during the holidays.  Forged split cavity 6-PW iron, forged pocket cavity 3-5 iron.  Great clubs, great look, great feel.  Can't speak for the other models though.

 

I guess they don't feel great on mis-hits but that's the point of a forged club, right?  It's awesome when I hit them flush though.

 

What models of Nike did you try?


The new nike clubs are great clubs! my point is that titleist and other big brands are still slightly better and at same retail price I don't see the reason to switch to nike. I tried the nike wedges, drivers and woods. They were clean and had a nice feel to it but I would rather wait couple more years before I make the switch. 

post #4 of 17

Heh, yeah, funny you say that... I don't know if I would have bought them had I actually paid retail.  At straight up retail, I'd have gotten some Mizunos.

post #5 of 17
I've never had a problem with my Nikes as far as performance, quality, and feel go. I had a set of Mizuno irons and replaced them with the VR Pro Combos that I have in the bag now. I'm testing out some TaylorMades too, which I like, but the Nikes are still likely to win out.

Have any evidence for this, or is it just a get feeling?
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

Have any evidence for this, or is it just a get feeling?

 


No evidence. Just my opinion from hitting golf clubs. The new nike clubs feels closer to titleist, not a bad company to copy from ;). They improved a lot as a golf company since the SQ square driver. The new nike clubs are my top 4 golf club companies now. I would buy them if they were cheaper for sure.

post #7 of 17

I've got an old Nike 5 wood and I love it. Its my go to club when I'm in trouble on par 5s, or have to get the ball in the fairway on short holes

post #8 of 17

You are absolutely wrong.  Nikes are vastly better than TMs, Titleists, Callaways, etc...

 

And you'd have to be a dolt with no tastebuds in his mouth to think that pizza is better than a good hamburger

 

Just like how blondes are much better than brunettes, but neither can hold a candle to redheads....

 

 

Now a good IPA, that is unquestionably better than a light beer, though.

 

 

A year and a half ago, I spent a very slow Friday night (wife and daughter were visting my mother-in-law, and I had just finished the best hamburger I've ever had at a local brewpub, washed down with an IPA and an APA, too) at the Dick's Sporting Goods at the mall.  I took my old 7-iron out of my trunk, went to the golf department, then I grabbed a couple of different 7-irons from Adams, TaylorMade, Callaway, and Nike and headed into their simulator room and began testing them out.  I discovered that I was not only hitting the Nike Slingshots in a tighter group in the center of the screen, but they were averaging about 3-7 yards further than any other club I tried, including my old Hogan.  So if I tried to apply your subjective judgment to my situation, I would have to conclude that Nike unquestionably DOES make the best club.

 

After all, the world # 1 and #2 players play Nike clubs, so they have to be "best" - right?

 

Well, I did end up buying the Nikes and I've had no regrets.  Are they the most superior clubs I could buy?  For a better golfer - no, they're game improvement clubs that aren't made to be worked with precision, like one could with a forged club.  For a higher handicapped player like me?  I have no idea - I only demoed a half dozen clubs.  But I did like how they looked, how they felt, and how they hit.

 

I wouldn't think for a minute that my personal, very subjective experiences hitting different brands of golf clubs enables me (or anyone else doing the same thing) to conclude that one brand name club is a "better" club than another.  Why would you?  One brand may be better for a particular person than another but unless one brand's got some actual QC problems, there are no "best" or "worst" brands.

post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Wisguy View Post

You are absolutely wrong.  Nikes are vastly better than TMs, Titleists, Callaways, etc...

And you'd have to be a dolt with no tastebuds in his mouth to think that pizza is better than a good hamburger

Just like how blondes are much better than brunettes, but neither can hold a candle to redheads....


Now a good IPA, that is unquestionably better than a light beer, though.


A year and a half ago, I spent a very slow Friday night (wife and daughter were visting my mother-in-law, and I had just finished the best hamburger I've ever had at a local brewpub, washed down with an IPA and an APA, too) at the Dick's Sporting Goods at the mall.  I took my old 7-iron out of my trunk, went to the golf department, then I grabbed a couple of different 7-irons from Adams, TaylorMade, Callaway, and Nike and headed into their simulator room and began testing them out.  I discovered that I was not only hitting the Nike Slingshots in a tighter group in the center of the screen, but they were averaging about 3-7 yards further than any other club I tried, including my old Hogan.  So if I tried to apply your subjective judgment to my situation, I would have to conclude that Nike unquestionably DOES make the best club.

After all, the world # 1 and #2 players play Nike clubs, so they have to be "best" - right?

Well, I did end up buying the Nikes and I've had no regrets.  Are they the most superior clubs I could buy?  For a better golfer - no, they're game improvement clubs that aren't made to be worked with precision, like one could with a forged club.  For a higher handicapped player like me?  I have no idea - I only demoed a half dozen clubs.  But I did like how they looked, how they felt, and how they hit.

I wouldn't think for a minute that my personal, very subjective experiences hitting different brands of golf clubs enables me (or anyone else doing the same thing) to conclude that one brand name club is a "better" club than another.  Why would you?  One brand may be better for a particular person than another but unless one brand's got some actual QC problems, there are no "best" or "worst" brands.

First of all, horrible examples... Pizza is better than a hamburger and blondes are hotter than redheads...

With that said, I try to hit all the big brands when choosing a new club and ALL of them make good clubs.

It all comes down to what is best for you. I always seem to end up with TM, love their equipment, but always try to give everyone else a chance.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by clutchshot View Post

With that said, I try to hit all the big brands when choosing a new club and ALL of them make good clubs.

It all comes down to what is best for you. I always seem to end up with TM, love their equipment, but always try to give everyone else a chance.

Yeah just about all of the companies are going to have at least one model club that would work. With all of the options it can be a puzzle to find the right one though. More important than the brand is the MOI, off set, weight distribution, and the shaft.

 

My son got some (pre-owned) clubs a few weeks ago that I like. The shorter irons are Tailormade Tour Preferred MBs and the longer irons are Tailormade Tour Preferred MCs. It was very easy to square the club face up with them with no effort when I hit them.

post #11 of 17

where did he buy them from?
 

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by uscfan View Post

where did he buy them from?
 

Not really sure. Probably tailormadepreowned.com

 

Whichever site it was he was able to order them with standard lofts and lies, through the 3 iron (instead of the 4 iron), and with Project X 6.0 rifle shafts that he wanted.

 

Surprisingly when he took them to get the lofts and lies checked as soon as he got them they were all standard and all on the money. It's not unusual for the lofts and lies to be all over the place with a new set of clubs so I don't know if they were that accurate from the factory or if the previous owner already had them set.

 

He really didn't want to change clubs but had no choice because the grooves on his old clubs were non-conforming to the new rules.

post #13 of 17

I've been playing Nike SQ Machspeed irons and woods for the last couple years and love them.  Nike has been known to make clubs for more athletic golfers.  People who can get some club speed on the downswing.

 

If you're a 70 year old whose driving it 150 off the tee Nike clubs are not going to be for you, regardless of the model.  However if you're younger, and fairly fit and athletic Nike clubs are a real standout in my book.

post #14 of 17

A couple of years back, I got to test out some Nike VR split-cavity irons. Although geared for "better players," and despite having DG S300 shafts (I swing R), I got through the ball fairly well. Only problem would have been a loss of distance (R300 SL might have solved this).

 

Last May I went to a golf expo, and found vacancies at the Nike tent about lunch time. I spent about a half hour hitting the VRS-Forged irons, shafted in an NS Pro 890 Stiff shaft (sub-100 grams). I hit the ball quite well, even got some OK 4i shots off the turf.

 

I'm getting the sense that most of the major club manufacturers make at least one model of irons I could play, providing I had the right shaft.

post #15 of 17

I used to think the same about Nike clubs years ago, but still kept an open mind. When the Nike SQ came out, compared to other drivers, this I hit pretty well and purchased a preowned one in my price range. Even though I switched to a Titleist for a few years, that first Nike driver changed my mind about the quality and performance. Just recently, I got better numbers with the new Covert compared to a 913 and switched from my 910.  

 

Right now, I have the Nike VR Pro Blades, but IMO an MB will perform the same as any other MB club. For this, I just looked for esthetics and the Nike had the thin topline I prefer - TM, Titleist, Mizuno all had relatively thicker toplines compared to the Nike. 

 

I do agree that all manufacturers makes a club for just about anyone, but sometimes you hit a club better than another.

post #16 of 17
I have nike in the bag and am a club longer than I was with my old Taylormade racs.
post #17 of 17

I have a nike fairway wood i use and i love it. Also had some slingshots 4 or 5 yrs ago and they were decent clubs for me at the time.

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