5 Years Since Nike Golf Closed the Doors!

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
216,910
Reaction score
105,724
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
  • Thread starter
  • Admin
  • #1
We are just about a month away from a bit of a dubious anniversary. Nike Golf closed their doors as the apparel company did away with equipment and golf balls from their lineup. Instead focusing on apparel and footwear.

Looking back at their lineup of equipment over their tenure, what was your favorite?





Continue reading...
 

jfrigo1003

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Oct 11, 2018
Messages
2,555
Reaction score
2,087
Location
Naperville, Illinois
Handicap
5.4
The SV Tour were my favorite wedges of all time!!! loved them. Stayed in the bag for years
 

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
79,422
Reaction score
5,985
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
@JB you and I were sitting at Toulon Design when it got announced.
 

smgoldstein

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
2,324
Reaction score
1,145
Location
Connecticut
Handicap
2
I have a set of their blades and pro-combo. Liked them very much. Wedges very good as well.
 

RealPretendPsychic

2021 Grandaddy #FunForEveryone
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
15,229
Reaction score
15,464
Location
Hershey, PA
Handicap
8.6
I had a slingshot and a CPR hybrid that were so easy to launch.
DC8C5E42-8355-47C2-B91E-4648CC70B8DD.jpeg0427759C-6A2C-4C11-88E9-CA5F08DADC94.jpeg
 

Golfers Anonymous

21’ Shaft-UP/ 21’ Grandaddy
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jul 3, 2020
Messages
3,714
Reaction score
4,009
Location
Ohio
1624894112483.jpegAlways thought these looked incredible.
 

PKorf

"The Pin Slayer"
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 4, 2015
Messages
18,603
Reaction score
4,459
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Handicap
0-10
This driver was a MONSTER when it came out......
 

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
216,910
Reaction score
105,724
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
  • Thread starter
  • Admin
  • #8
@JB you and I were sitting at Toulon Design when it got announced.
That is correct. I remember telling you the day before that there were some rumblings of something big happening at Nike and this was not what we expected. Or anybody else, including the employees.
 

blugold

Autobots, roll out!
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Oct 20, 2010
Messages
52,018
Reaction score
2,998
Location
Appleton, WI
Handicap
12 or so.
The VR Pro Combo irons were amazing.
 

baylrballa

Hackers Love Puppies
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Apr 8, 2019
Messages
11,759
Reaction score
12,947
Location
Waco
Handicap
11
Thought these were the coolest irons in my schooling days.

 

xThor

Grandaddy 2021 Team THP
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Aug 2, 2013
Messages
3,336
Reaction score
4,445
Location
Louisville, KY
Handicap
7.2
Oh Nike. I was obsessed with the slingshot 4d irons, and Ignite putter, when I was first getting into golf.
 

templeton80

Artist formerly known as nvgolfer80
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jun 7, 2019
Messages
12,686
Reaction score
9,845
Location
Reno, NV
Handicap
6
View attachment 9014908Always thought these looked incredible.
The VR pro irons were as good as anything in the players category at that time.. That Is what i was going to post. I also liked the Nike ONE platinum ball.

I also still creep for one of these. If I find one at a decent price I will buy it.


1624894378641.png
 

Steve2100

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 17, 2020
Messages
3,491
Reaction score
3,096
Location
Chicago
Handicap
rising
Still have the Nike Covert driver in my garage.
 

McLovin

feelz good 2 b a Gsta
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
33,277
Reaction score
14,752
Location
orlando
Handicap
4.8
i never tried the vr pro but i have a feeling i would have enjoyed them.

while i never gamed them, i hit on more than one occasion the cci irons and loved them.
 

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
79,422
Reaction score
5,985
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
Favorite Products of Nike...

Nike Method putters - esp the 003 model. I fell for that one at the first large THP Demo Weekend. Still have it, and roll it almost every time I'm on my putting green in the basement.

Nike Covert 2.0 Tour Driver - Love the shape, the look(yes the candy apple red). Performance for me was really really good, and I still say to this day they had the best adapter in the business, esp when they made it light on the Vapor line.

Nike VRS Forged irons - forged clubhead that had a good cavity to it, a little bit larger in size, but crazy good distance and forgiveness. Plus the sole of those had that beveled edge and was a touch thicker which I loved. That AW was great from the sand.

Nike One Tour D gold ball - yes I know made by Bridgestone. Little too clicky for me now, but at the time, I really liked that golf ball.
 

Jeff Spicoli

I used to be good at golf
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
17,660
Reaction score
1,444
Location
North Carolina
Handicap
History
I would say they are doing their best to run themselves out of the apparel business too. The VR combo irons are gorgeous.
 

mancest

El Capitan del Norte
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
14,759
Reaction score
3,057
Location
Oakland, CA
Handicap
7.7
Wow. Cannot believe it has been 5 years. Seems like it was maybe 2 years ago max. I don't really miss much of their clubs, but I thought they made some really cool bags. Still mad I let go the converter bag they made.
 

PapaJohick

#ShortKnockerBombs
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Aug 7, 2016
Messages
6,114
Reaction score
1,361
Location
Charleston, SC
Handicap
8
The VR pro irons were as good as anything in the players category at that time.. That Is what i was going to post. I also liked the Nike ONE platinum ball.

I also still creep for one of these. If I find one at a decent price I will buy it.


View attachment 9014909
i hate so much I got rid of mine. I loved that dang thing. Now very hard to find at a price.

the vr pros were easily some of the best irons ever made.
 

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
79,422
Reaction score
5,985
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
That is correct. I remember telling you the day before that there were some rumblings of something big happening at Nike and this was not what we expected. Or anybody else, including the employees.
I can't remember which Toulon son it was, but it was super fun to be at an OEM at the time it happened. The reactions were super fun and interesting to be in that fishbowl.
 

mikeg_74

B.T.S
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jan 27, 2013
Messages
39,598
Reaction score
12,615
Location
Katy, Texas
Handicap
10
That vapor line was the best imo. It had something for everyone and the Method line of putters were very underrated.
 

bull0120

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
282
Reaction score
273
I worked and saved all summer to buy a set of the CPR 2s. Haha I was more proud of those clubs than about anything I ever bought. I loved the black and red.

images (14).jpeg
 

MattyD-MPLS

Captain for The 2021 Grandaddy
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 27, 2019
Messages
9,053
Reaction score
11,589
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Handicap
+0.1
I made a combo set of the Vapor Speed and Vapor Pro Combos. They were great.

1624895337356.png1624895367021.png
 

Sox_Fan

BHG Homer
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
46,470
Reaction score
8,977
Location
South Georgia
Handicap
Varies
Seems like it has been longer ago than that. Never played any Nike clubs so no favorite. Thought a few of their balls were pretty good but can't remember specifically which models they were.
 

Puttmaster

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
1,415
Reaction score
1,961
Location
AL / TN
Handicap
GHIN 6.8
Never could bring myself to playing any of their equipment or golf balls.
 

Jman

Golfing Equipment Reviewer
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2010
Messages
136,602
Reaction score
34,536
Location
Oklahoma
Handicap
8.9
And it still makes me sad. VPC’s are one of the best iron sets of all time.
 

Welcome to The Hackers Paradise

Don't just play golf, live it!

Register Log in
Top