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It’s the little things that make Nike’s new VR Forged Pro Combo irons better than the previous model.

For one, the set expands Nike’s use of “Pocket Cavity” irons, which have a hollow area to move the center of gravity lower and deeper away from the face. That change helps with the long irons’ ball speed, forgiveness and most importantly it provides a higher launch.

“Our Tour athletes wanted higher ball flight and better gapping in the long irons,” said Tony Dabbs, Nike Golf global product director.”

The previous Pro Combo irons released by Nike in 2012 had the hollow design in the 3, 4 and 5 irons, but the new set expands the construction to the 6 iron, which will help both Nike’s tour players and consumers hit that club a little higher, farther and with more consistency.

Adding a hollow area to irons doesn’t come without its downfalls, however. While many golfers enjoyed the higher, faster ball flight they got from the Pocket Cavity irons, Nike received feedback from tour players and consumers that the feel was not as solid as they would like. That’s why Nike added a special polymer to the hollow area, solidifying the irons’ feel without having to make changes to the irons’ compact profile.

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Above: Nike’s new VR Forged Pro Combo 6 iron at address 

The set’s short irons (7 iron through pitching wedge) scrap the hollow area for a one-piece cavity-back design, Nike’s “Split Cavity,” which tour players trust for control with their short irons.

Nike pro combo irons

Like Nike’s recently released VR Forged wedges, the VR Forged Pro Combo irons have the latest version of Nike’s high-frequency X3X grooves.

The irons will be available at retail on Nov. 1 for $999 and come stock with True Temper’s DG Pro shafts in R300, S300 and X100 flexes.

Click here to see the full specs of the irons,  and what GolfWRX members are saying about them in the forums.

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  1. Canes4life

    Jan 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Personally I love these clubs they feel great, don’t judge a club by its cover…

    • Canes4life

      Jan 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      They are a smooth club, all brands are the same all on the feel you want nike is under rated I don’t care if you disagree or agree hats off to nike and the covert tour is one of the best out there.

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  3. John Rambo

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    They took out the blade short irons! I don’t neeed forgiviness in my short irons! They are ugly to boot. Who did they ask when getting feedback for these new irons? 30+ handicaps?

  4. Luke

    Oct 6, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Was seriously considering these until they dropped the blades from the short irons… Hopefully Nike will be doing custom set makeups so I can put them back in, otherwise its a MP4, 54 & H-4 combo set for me!

    • Slaz

      Oct 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Just the Bridgestone J36 Pocket Cavity redone. Nothing new here form Nike!

  5. Ryan

    Sep 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Why did they ever remove the straight blades from the pro combos? If you’re looking to play these irons, you should be able to hit a blade at least up to an 8 iron. Those are scoring clubs. You should be looking for accuracy not forgiveness in the short irons.

  6. Joe

    Sep 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    These remind me of the Bridgestone irons from a few years back

  7. Eric

    Sep 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Nice, im just happy because the release will drop the price on the previous model. The older ones look better to my eye.

  8. mr_divots

    Sep 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I don’t see any blade short irons pictured? Still blades in the 8-PW?
    The sound and feel of the pocket is nice to see addressed, but it makes you wonder why they didn’t catch that during the design phase since it was a common complaint. I thought the 7 iron was most out of place in the last set. Just didn’t flow from 8 to 7 to 6 irons. 5 iron should have been pocket in the previous set as well. That said, the VR Pro Combos were one of my favorite sets of the last few years. If they pulled off these improvements, sounds like one solid set.

    • Jon443

      Sep 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      No blades in this set, hense the term ” pro combo” really doesn’t fit these and why wrxers aren’t very impressed with this set. It’s pocket cavity and split cavity, that’s all folks.

  9. Milton

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I have been a BIG Nike Fan my entire life. I lov-ED Nike, even though they didn’t make a Good Driver (That includes the Covert, The only thing the same w/Tigers Driver and the Driver the public buys is the paint scheme. I bought the VR ProCombos when they first came out. Loved them, Brought me down to a HCP 1.3, however the more I look at Nike it upsets me that there are no real changes to these clubs. I’m not bitter but adding some rubber to the long irons is what you call innovation Nike. I have the CMBs from Adams sitting in my office right not that I’m about to purchase. Nike you use to be my favorite by far. You have Tiger, You got Rory, but now you seem to be using the athletes to sell your product and not the innovation you so claim to bring to the table. It’s hard for me to say this considering I have 3 sets of Nike Irons on my wall because Nike is the only set I’ve ever played. You sat on you name and failed one of your biggest fans!

    • LMB

      Sep 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      So if you think Nike failed at their minimal changes, do you say the same thing for Titleist? Their irons haven’t changed in the past 6 years, except for the placement of the “Titleist” and “MB” or “CB” logos. They basically got good feedback just like Titleist did and the players said don’t mess with a good thing. Only complaints were the long irons feel and a little bit with the launch. I feel with the “special” polymer and new shafts, these are the final missing pieces of the puzzle. I don’t think Nike cares if you jump ship Benedict Arnold.

      • t120

        Sep 17, 2013 at 12:37 am

        LMB, I don’t think I could have said it better myself. This is a serious iron, as was the previous iteration. Buy it or don’t. All brands are in the business of pushing “new” to move units, and be thankful NIKE and TItleist, or PING for that matter aren’t pushing 15% or 50 yards, or 100% faster…They all get feedback, improve where they can and release a product that people want to play from the tour on down.

        Take those clubs off your wall and play them.

  10. Brian

    Sep 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Why the text out on the toe? Not something I’d want to look at.
    Sort of ruins an otherwise great looking product.

  11. Jordan

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

    That’s a thick top line, no bueno

  12. Lloyd

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Nice irons but wots different from the other pro combo irons the design on the front that’s it

  13. Billy

    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Hell yeah, getting these.

  14. Jack

    Sep 12, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Finally happening (well, instead of random clubs inserted at the 3,4 iron range) that better players are getting more forgiving clubs built into their set. Meaning majority of the better golfers are demanding this (and probably for a couple of years) for Nike to make this decision.

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