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.


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!


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.


For technical advice, reach out to one of our PGA Professionals!

Ryan Spaziani, PGA

Ryan Spaziani has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2012. He graduated from the Professional Golfers Career College in Orlando, FL with an Associate Degree in Professional Golf Management. He has worked for both private and public golf courses in the Raleigh, North Carolina. Ryan has a strong passion and extensive knowledge for teaching, club fitting and growing the game of golf.

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