Nike Golf has introduced its Vapor series of irons with the Vapor Pro, Vapor Pro Combo, and Vapor Speed. The Vapor irons feature a Nike innovation termed Modern Muscle, a modification of a standard muscle-back design that moves the iron’s centre of gravity to the centre of the clubface, giving more efficient and pure strikes. The innovation says Nike has already contributed to a major championship victory when Rory McIlroy put a prototype Vapor Pro Combo 2-iron in the bag and went on to win the 2014 Open Championship.
Nike Golf states that with a modernised take on the classic blade profile, the Vapor Pro is the company’s most precise iron to date. The Vapor Pro Combo has the clean lines and workability of a blade with the power of a distance iron, resulting in the ultimate blend of precision and power. The Vapor Speed delivers pure power says Nike for the golfer who wants maximum distance and forgiveness through the set.
Andrew Oldknow, Nike Golf design director, stated “We were inspired by the fact that traditional blades all look the same. Our goal was to create a visual look on the exterior of the club that defines what’s happening on the inside. Shifting weight away from the heel of the club for a more precise centre of gravity is what defines Modern Muscle, and that is distinctly visible across the three iron designs.”
Vapor irons will be available in from February with prices to be confirmed.