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September 12, 2013

First Look: Nike VR Forged Pro Combo Irons

Posted at 2:01 PM by Michael Chwasky | Categories: Nike

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The latest iteration of Nike's VR Forged Pro Combo Irons ($999) are aimed at better players looking for a higher ballflight and added forgiveness. Featuring a "pocket cavity" in the 3-6 irons for improved launch and a "split cavity" in the 7-PW for accuracy and a more boring trajectory, the Pro Combos offer balanced performance with the look and feel of traditional forgings. 

A new addition to the tried and true design is a polymer material, which Nike designers like to call "shot-making gel," that is placed in the pocket of the 3-6 irons. The goal is to produce the traditional sound and feel of a forged iron while allowing for the added benefits of the pocket cavity construction. 

“Our Tour athletes wanted higher ball flight and better gapping in the long irons,” says Tony Dabbs, Nike Golf Global Product Director, Golf Clubs. “We added the polymer to create a Tour-caliber set with long irons that are easier to hit, and players still see the profile they want at address without compromising on look, feel and sound.”

Other features of the VR Forged Pro Combo irons include high-frequency grooves for more consistent spin rates and a new Dynamic Gold DG Pro shaft that is designed to promote higher flying long irons and more penetrating short irons. 

Available in pro shops November 1st. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Nike)

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