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Nike Golf’s new Flyknit Chukkas, polos and… tights?

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Nike has rolled out a slew of new golfing apparel — including new polos, tights and joggers — and a golf-specific version of the company’s popular Flyknit Chukkas. The Chukkas were created in 2013, and popularized during the Sochi Olympics after appearing on medal-winners’ feet.

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Like the original Chukkas, the golf versions have a lightweight, form-fitting, one-piece upper for comfort. They also have “Flywire cables” for added support.

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The new releases, however, are designed with golf-specific soles for extra traction in the toe and the heel, and the upper is “skinned” with a layer of thermoplastic urethane (TPU) for waterproofing.

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The Nike Golf FLyknit Chukkas are available at nike.com for $190 in two colorways (black/white and racer blue/white) for males.

Nike Golf’s new Spring/Summer 16 apparel line includes three different collar designs — blade, roll and classic. Here’s a look at the three different designs, which are each available in standard and “modern fit” for a slimming look.

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Nike MM Fly “Roll” Polo

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Nike MM Fly Framing Commander Polo

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Also, here’s a look at the Nike Golf Hyperwarm tights, which Brooks Koepka says, “are good for recovery.”

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Athletes in basketball and football commonly sport a similar look during competition, so why not golf? Nike’s Golf Hyperwarm tights are designed to provide compression, body temperature regulation and an “added layer of warmth,” according to Nike. They’re “made with a high-stretch Dri-Fit material” to keep golfers dry, says Nike.

“I absolutely love wearing the tights when I practice and workout,” said Nike endorser Scott Pinckney. “I feel more athletic and my legs always feel better after I practice when I wear them.”

We’ll take his word for it.

Lastly, a look at a group photo of Nike-sponsored pro golfers showing off Nike’s new Spring/Summer 16 line.

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Do I spot joggers? It would appear that Rickie Fowler has started a trend.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Edgar Hoover

    Feb 25, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Umm… I think compression pants for golf may be a bridge too far. This stuff looks ridiculous. I’m 30 not 75. I’d much prefer to dress like Watson (Tom not Bubba) than looks like Keopka, Finau, or whoever the other member of that skater gang are above.

  2. Bobby

    Feb 20, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I have absolutely no opinion on this, positive or negative.

  3. RL(Nihonsei)

    Feb 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Have been waiting for Flyknit for golf and it looks like I will be waiting still until I can afford them next season on sale? If you can afford them, give them a chance! I Love the Flyknit running shoes(3.0) and I’ve played mine in a few afternoon rounds but they will slip out on loose dirt so these Chukka spikeless are going to be fun to meet! My Flyknits wear like socks and keep the whole foot active, comfortable, and sensing the ground like feet radars on the course and the greens where it’s especially useful.
    My FootJoys will always get the most action over my Pumas and Adidas but these Flyknits may be my go to spikeless, Next Year….

    • Johnny5

      Feb 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Man, I just got the flyknit golf shoes last week and I can’t believe how good they feel over the ball. Shot my rest round in 3 years first time I wore them. I was hesitant to spend the $ at first, but absolutely 100% worth it for me.

  4. The Dude

    Feb 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

    New from Nike’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” line…

  5. ComeOnSense

    Feb 18, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Tights??,, you mean Yoga pants,,, for Men? Let me guess, you don’t use underwear with them because your,,, underwear lines would show? And I bet, that soon, your shorts that you wear over your,,, tights are going to feel uncomfortable too, so you’ll start to show up at the golf course wearing just your cute Tights, then when you bend over to pick up the putt you just made the rest of us will need a bucket to vomit.
    Come on !! gives us a break.

    • J

      Feb 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Your fantasy that you’ve just played out for us makes me believe you’re a little too excited about these new trends.

    • Dev

      Feb 18, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Clearly you’ve never tried on compression clothing. I’m curious to see how old you are. Too Old for your opinion to matter is probably around the right age.

    • Ally

      Feb 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      I agree. Maybe wearing them under shorts will look lots better. Not to mention real health benefits to your legs.

  6. Mark

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Women wear tights. Thank you.

  7. Troy

    Feb 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t mind having players wear these in practice rounds or even underneath their pants but hopefully not in professional tournaments. I like to see the continued classic look and keep some of the traditions of the game.

    Cheers

  8. OH

    Feb 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

    The Chukkas look fine. Not my cup of tea but that’s ok. If it gets millennials more interested in the game then I love what Nike is doing there. The joggers, though…please make it stop!! I’m all for fashion forward and such but these are just bad. As for the tights/shorts on the practice range – I’ve never personally done that but I think it’s a great idea. It is, after all, practice so you should be comfortable. Save the pants and polos for the course.

    • Phil

      Feb 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Here we go again, pant’s and polo’s.. Why? Have you ever spent a 90*- Plus summer in FL.?

  9. Danny

    Feb 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Not for me, but I honestly don’t care if guys wear this. I’ve seen much worse from guys who consider themselves purists

  10. steve

    Feb 17, 2016 at 8:29 am

    so bad

  11. Ryan

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:56 am

    I’m in love with those Chukkas. Too bad they’re way out of my price range 🙁

  12. Jeff*

    Feb 16, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    WhIle the skinny pants aren’t for me, tights are incredibly comfortable, and I’d love to see that style break out so I can wear my golf shorts and tights in the future instead of khakis or pants that I only wear to play golf.

    • Joshuaplaysgolf

      Feb 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      I’ve been doing this for years…its super comfortable and really versatile, as it wicks away sweat in the heat and keeps you cool in the winter…but I’ve also never cared about people’s opinions of how I dress, and I think some people might be too entrenched in their pleated slacks (gross). Try it out, just please, for the love of God, always wear some gym shorts over top.

    • TheCityGame

      Feb 17, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Waiting for the style to change so you can wear what you want.

      Where are you posting from, North Korea?

      • Joshuaplaysgolf

        Feb 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm

        Did you read the first 6 words of my post? I never have and never will care what the ‘trends’ are, I do my own thing. Plenty of us have been way ahead of this, but your reading comprehension is clearly inhibiting you from understanding my post.

    • Phil

      Feb 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Ditto… They ARE very comfortable and to each his own. If you’re not into that, that’s OK too. Just don’t go blowing that “tradition” smoke!

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

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Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The new additions feature Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, containing over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, designed to provide maximum stability and traction.

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The Ignite NXT Crafted footwear contain a full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in Soleshield in design to offer maximum durability, comfort and energy return. Soleshield is a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole designed to make cleaning off dirt and debris effortless.

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Speaking on the new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear, Andrew Lawson, PLM Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The Ignite NXT Crafted perfectly fuse the beauty of handcrafted shoemaking with modern development techniques to deliver optimum elegance and peak performance. With the combination of style and performance these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers – those who appreciate the classic look of a leather saddle shoe and those who value modern comfort and stability technologies being a part of their game.”

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The Ignite NXT Crafted shoes are available in 4 colorways: White-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Black-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Peacoat-Leather Brown-Team Gold and White-Hi-Rise-Team Gold) and come in sizes 7-15.

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The shoes cost $140 per pair and are available online and at retail beginning today, June 5, 2020.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best Nike driver ever

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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