The new Nike VR Forged wedges are made of soft 1025 carbon steel, finished in premium satin chrome and feature three distinct sold grinds to ideal set-up from sand, fringe, fairway or deep rough.
The three sole grinds include standard, dual narrow grind and dual wide grind.
The VR standard, inspired by Tiger Woods, is the most versatile profile for all conditions, built to ensure correct address position without the need to open the face. This wedge is for the athlete that likes a multiple wedge system where loft is the primary difference
The dual narrow grind, influenced by Paul Casey, has higher bounce and extreme heel relief and sits low to the ball whether the face is square or open.
Through research with Nike’s European Tour staff, who often face very wet conditions and heavy morning dew, Nike created the VR Forged wedge with a dual wide grind.
With the help of Francesco Molinari, club experts found that the dual wide grind has all the benefits of a wider sole with a low bounce, the easiest of the three grinds from any location around the green.
The dual wide grind is designed to get the ball up high in the air with ease, while providing accuracy from the bunker or narrow lies.
The VR Forged wedges features Nike’s high-frequency X3X grooves with a precision laser crosshatch pattern that is applied to the land area between the grooves.
This pattern adds three times the surface texture versus conventionally finished faces to create more spin in all conditions.
With Nike’s X3X grooves, there are more grooves that are closer together and deeper on the clubface to provide more control and consistency in all conditions, while conforming to the USGA and R&A rules.
All three come in a variety of loft/bounce options.