|Nike VR Pro Combo Irons|
Once you get these clubs in front of you, you will fall in love. The look is just down-right amazing. Probably some of the best looking clubs I have ever seen. Picking them up, they are balanced to perfection. The thin top line looks great at approach and is that look most golfers want. The stock grips are a huge let down, but that is expected in stock grips from anyone. Now lets see if the play stands up to the looks.
Pocket Cavity Long Irons:
The VR Pro Combos have a full pocket cavity in the longer irons(2-4) for extra forgiveness on those long precise shots needed. Which is really needed with the longer irons having a smaller face and head than the shorter irons. But, even though it has a cavity back, these irons are still for the more skilled player. The pocket really makes for smooth hits on a blade type iron. The ball gets in the air effortlessly and has no problem hitting the target. One problem can be digging, these clubs almost act as part lawn mower and part shovel. Thats why you really need to be a skilled player to use these and have some grace. They don't have that extra bounce to glide on the ground like other pocket cavity irons. If you are a steep swinger, you will strike oil with these. But if you work out the kinks, these irons slice through tall, wet grass easily and with little effort. These clubs are easy to control and get nice spin like you were hitting a wedge, thanks to Nikes X3X grooves. Smooth as butter, even a lil forgiveness on slight miss hits, and I mean slight.
Split Cavity Mid-Irons:
The split cavity is like having a pocket milled out of the back of a bladed iron. Not a full pocket with a gap/space cavity. These are insanely easy to control, It is almost like every hit was a soft rubber ball on a string to the pin. The feel is just amazing, the flight is perfect, the distance is just right, and with that great X3X groove spin. I got cocky one day and laid up a 7-Iron about 220 yards right next to the pin. I really was just testing these irons, I swear! Even with that hard/fast swing the feel was amazing and it cut through the grass life a knife. Control is top notch, I was able to shape shots with this club any which way I needed. I would like more response on mis-hits but thats just a very small problem.
Bladed Short Irons:
These are my most favorite clubs in the bunch. I play my 8-PW more than anything else it seems. My PW distance went from 135 to 165 in a matter of 2 months testing these irons. My confidence just grew as I got closer and closer with these clubs. They can handle anything you throw at them, and still play great. The 8-Iron comes off a little hot around the greens, so keep on your toes and try not to thin it, or you're in trouble, bud. The feedback on miss-hits can be really harsh, good thing it rarely happens. It is almost like an electric shock, you get conditioned to not want that shock. The feel on solid hits is as great as the full pocket irons and with the same great spin. The short irons are my game winners, and I know I can go to them with anything. I even shot the 9-iron a mile high over a tree that was 10 yards away to go 120 Yards on-to the green. These things can just do anything. I put mid-size grips on these to get more torque and control, was the best choice I have ever made. It opened up a whole new world with these clubs.
These are great irons for any shot you need. Some downsides, but they are so small that it really does not matter. If you're in the market for some new irons, don't pass these up. Give them a test run, I'm sure you will fall in love with their looks and feel like we did. But remember these aren't for the average golfer, these need a certain grace in your swing or you will be having some real bad days. I want to thank Nike for the chance to test and review these great clubs.
GolfBalled.com Rating. 8.5/10
Worth every cent, you owe it to your game.
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