Nike Golf has combined the philosophy behind the Nike Pro Combo irons with the technology of its VR franchise to introduce the new VR Pro Combo irons.
These new irons maintain a traditional look and progress with a pocket cavity in the three and four irons to a split cavity in five through seven and blades in the eight, nine and pitching wedge.
The pocket cavity is designed to offer higher trajectory on longer shots, while the split cavity is to enhance control and workability. The blades in the short irons are in place for better feel.
“The pocket cavity long irons look, feel and sound just like a blade iron, but it is much easier to get the ball in the air with these compared to blades,” said PGA Tour player Justin Leonard.
Through new linear Centre of Gravity (CG) Mapping, the CG moves gradually and consistently throughout each club in the set for with the intention of better launch and consistent distance control.
Crafted with a new forging process, VR Pro Combos feature X3X high-frequency grooves and are precision forged from 1025 Forged Carbon Steel to a near-finished level, eliminating most hand work for consistency throughout the set.
The finished iron face is milled to a flat surface, then die-stamped to create uniform grooves to deliver low variance and shot-making consistency.
VR Pro Combo irons also have more grooves that are closer together and deeper on the face for better to flight control and consistency, but conform to USGA and R&A rules.