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.