Nike has a few hot new drivers coming out on early 2010, and from the early testing and adoption on tour, they should be a hit with consumers too. The two new drivers are the Victory Red and the Machspeed.
The Victory Red is a mode traditional shaped club and will be available in two versions – a 460cc sized head and smaller 400cc tour head. Reports are that the 400cc was inspired in part by Tiger’s 380cc prototype driver. Many better players and pros prefer smaller drivers, because they find that a smaller headed club is easier to shape shots and control trajectory with. Italy’s Francesco Moliari put the new VR STR8-FIT Tour driver in his bag and teamed with his brother to win the Omega Mission Hills World Cup last weekend.
The Machspeed driver is a square shaped driver that will likely replace the SQ Dymo2 STR8FIT. The Machspeed features aerodynamic slots on the sole that help the golfer generate more clubhead speed when swinging the driver. The square shape also provides a high moment of inertia for more forgivness. PGA Tour Pro Justin Leonard put the new Machspeed driver in his bag just before the President’s Cup, and almost won with it at Disney about a month ago.
Availability: February, 1, 2010 at golf shops and specialty stores nationwide
VR STR8-FIT Tour Driver
Loft Options: 8.5 (RH); 9.5 (RH/LH); 10.5 (RH/LH); 11.5 (RH/LH); All available in: R,S,X
VR Tour Driver
Loft Options: 8.5 (RH); 9.5 (RH); 10.5 (RH); All available in R,S,X
No official word yet on the release date for the Machspeed, but my sources tell me it will be March 2010. Enjoy the pictures!
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