The Nike Vapor Speed Is About Two Things: Distance and Forgivness

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The Nike Vapor Speed driver has all the power and ball speed producing technology as the Nike Vapor Flex driver, but is aimed at golfers simply looking for a golf club to provide maximum distance and forgiveness. The Nike Vapor Speed driver features Nike’s newest and most upgraded technologies; a Fly beam structure and Covert Cavity design, both assisting in stabilizing the golf club at impact. The Compression Channel and the NexCOR face provide the extremely fast ball speeds that result in maximum distance.

The clubhead on the Nike Vapor Speed driver features a slightly larger and deeper clubface than other models, which makes this driver the most forgiving among the Vapor family. The Vapor Speed driver also features the new Flex Loft 2, which is 30% lighter than previous hosel designs. The saved weight has been redistributed to more beneficial positions on the clubhead. The Vapor Speed driver standard stock shaft is the Mitsubishi Fubuki Z 50 shaft.

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The Nike Vapor Speed fairway wood is designed with multiple PGA Tour players’ input and feedback. Players like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy wanted Nike to make a larger clubhead for their fairway woods than previous models. The Nike Vapor Speed fairway wood is 25% larger and appeals to players who prefer more control out of their fairway woods. Nike was able to place the center of gravity (CG) lower in the Vapor Speed fairway wood by adding slope to the crown. This new crown design combined with the Fly Beam structure, Covert Cavity back design, and the Compression Channel, elevates launch angles, lowers spin rates and adds ball speed. All of these features equal one thing; more distance!

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The Nike Vapor Speed hybrid follows the rest of the Vapor Speed line; they’re geared toward the player looking for distance and forgiveness. These hybrids feature all of Nike’s key distance and forgiveness technologies such as the Fly Beam structure, Compression Channel, Covert Cavity Back and NexCOR face. They’ve also created a low CG to help elevate the flight and promote lower spin.

Another feature of the Nike Vapor Speed hybrid is the “Linear Progression” design. The stronger lofted hybrid (17*-21*) have a longer heel to toe dimension and a more shallow clubface, to assist in elevating the ball and providing forgiveness. The weaker lofts (21*-25*) have a more compact clubhead from heel to toe and a deeper clubface, to assist with accuracy. The premise here is that you need forgiveness and distance in the long hybrids and accuracy in the shorter hybrids.

If you’re looking for a golf club that you can take right to the course and put in play without any adjustments, the Nike Vapor Speed is for you. Looking for Nike golf clubs that are adjustable? Take a look at what we have to say about the Nike Vapor Flex golf clubs.

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Four Ways To Improve Your Lag Putting Right Now

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The PGA Tour rolls into Scottsdale, Arizona this week stopping at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. TPC Scottsdale has huge green complexes with tons of undulation. PGA Tour players will be placing a premium on lag putting this week. Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed it down to four simple ways to improve your lag putting, take a look!

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Look At The Entire Green

When approaching the green, take notice of the overall layout of the green. Be sure to pay close attention and make note of any subtle slopes that may run the length of the green (i.e. back to front or side to side)

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Read the 2nd Half from the Apex

Once you have a feel for the overall green speed, find the apex of the break. This is your aim point. Walk to that point and read the remaining portion of the putt, from there to the hole. This will help you get an idea of any subtle breaks that happen closer to the hole. Keep in mind, as the ball loses speed the break will increase.

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Make Practice Strokes Looking at the Hole

Some golfers like to stand perpendicular to the target while doing this,while others will do this from a normal practicing position. Where ever you take your practice strokes, make a few free-flowing strokes while looking at the hole. Doing this will help you mimic the effort needed to get the ball to your target.

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Try to Make It

When you’re facing a long putt, we’ve all heard someone say “putt to a 3 foot circle”, but what ends up happening is your target becomes larger. You might think this would be easier to accomplish, but it can also turn a miscued putt into another knee-knocker. If you don’t hit your 3 foot circle you’re going to have 5 – 7 feet remaining, and staring right into the face of a 3-putt! Try having the mentality of making the putt for one entire round and I guarantee it will narrow your focus. If you sharpen your focus you’ll only have 1 – 3 feet putts remaining if you miss and you’ll have a better chance of walking away with a par.

Quick Recap

1. Look At The Entire Green – Take note of any subtle slopes.

2. Read the 2nd Half from the Apex – You’ll have a better idea what happens closer to the hole.

3. Make Practice Strokes Looking at Hole –  You’ll mimic the effort needed to get the ball to the hole.

4. Try to Make It – Sharpen your focus and you’ll have tap-ins.

Follow these 4 simple tips to improve your lag putting and avoid 3-putting!

Did you miss this month’s weekly Tips from our PGA Pros? Here’s what you missed: Three Secrets to Uneven Lies, How to Master Playing in the Wind, and Two Things Every Golfer Should Focus On.

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The Vapor Flex Woods Are Nike’s Most Adjustable Line To Date

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The Nike Vapor Flex driver is Nike’s most adjustable driver to date. If you’re are looking to tune both your launch angle and spin rate independent of one another, you need to take a look at this driver. Golfers of all abilities will benefit from the technologies Nike has implemented in the Vapor Flex driver.

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The most innovative design element of the Vapor Flex driver is a technology called Flex-Flight. This Flex-Flight design utilizes a weighted rod, with one end heavier than the other (9 grams to 0.5 grams), that’s positioned in the middle of a cavity located low and back on the clubhead. By moving the position of the rod, golfers can affect both the launch angle and spin rate to achieve optimal results. When the heavier end of the rod is positioned more forward in relation to the clubface, the launch angle and spin rates will both lower. The opposite is true when the weight is reversed, the ball flight will be higher with more spin.

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Nike has also improved their adjustable hosel design; Flex Loft 2. The design allows for 15 different loft and face angle positions and is 30% lighter than the original system. Saving weight in this area allowed more weight to be redistributed in more beneficial areas of the clubhead, to produce more forgiveness.

With combination of the Flex-Flight, Flex Loft 2.0, compression channel and a stock premium shaft option (stock Diamana S+ Blue Board), the Nike Vapor Flex driver is sure to be in many bags.

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The Nike Vapor Flex fairway wood  features an adjustable hosel and Nike’s newest technologies; Fly Beam structure, an updated Compression Channel and Flex Loft 2. The Fly Beam structure is a feature that’s located in the cavity of the clubhead and provides stability at impact, promoting faster ball speeds. Combine this with the updated Compression Channel and Nike’s NexCore face and the result is a faster ball speed across the entire clubface equaling more distance.

Nike has added a lower center of gravity (CG) which will launch the golf ball high in the air with reduced spin; the secret recipe for distance. With 15 different launch options from the Flex Loft 2 hosel, golfers can fine-tune this fairway wood to fit nicely into their golf bag. The stock shaft is a premium shaft option; the Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 70.

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Featuring similar technology upgrades as the fairway woods, the Nike Vapor Flex hybrid is sure to improve any golfer’s game. The Fly Beam structure, updated Compression Channel and NexCOR face combine to stabilize the body of the club and maximize ball speeds across the entire face. The Covert Cavity Back design allowed Nike’s engineers to redistribute weight towards the heel and toe – a minute, yet crucial, feature that helps provide exceptional forgiveness on miss hits. The low CG makes this club easy to elevate, and the leading edge design makes it playable from any lie you may encounter.

Another feature of the Nike Vapor Flex hybrid is the “Linear Progression” design. The stronger lofted hybrids (17*-21*) have a longer heel to toe dimension with a more shallow clubface, to assist in elevating the ball and providing forgiveness. The weaker lofts (21*-25*) have a more compact clubhead from heel to toe with a deeper clubface, to assist with accuracy. The premise here is that you need forgiveness and distance in the long hybrids and accuracy in the shorter hybrids.

Do you like Nike golf clubs? Take a look at what we have to say about the Nike Vapor Irons.

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