The new Nike VR_S irons feature NexCOR variable face thickness, designed to bring driver face technology to its irons.
NexCOR is designed to maximize distance for a wide range of players though its multi-face thickness design and create a bridge for thin, hot faces to provide more ball speed from each club.
Through impact studies, Nike engineers mapped where consumers hit the ball on the face at impact on each club. Based on those results, the location of NexCor differs from club to club.
“This NexCOR technology allows for the clubface to produce greater energy return, higher trajectory and longer and straighter shots,” said Tom Stites, director of club creation for Nike Golf.
“Golfers will start noticing that they are hitting shorter irons into the greens. This will not only help to improve their confidence level, but also their game,” he said.
The new face construction expands the maximum COR zone from low-centre to high-toe, where Nike has found the majority of iron shots are struck.
Using Nike’s PowerBow technology, the weight is positioned off the face with an undercut construction for a faster, higher launch, more carry, straighter flight and steep descent into greens.