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Spotted: Nike “MM Proto” Irons

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Earlier this month, Rory McIlroy posted a picture of a Nike’s new “MM Proto” 2 iron on Instagram that, according to a Nike representative, was a collaborative effort between McIlroy, Tiger Woods and club engineers at The Oven. McIlroy went on the win The Open Championship with the club in his bag.

Today at the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, we spotted Seung Yul Noh testing out a full set of Nike “MM Proto” forged irons. Although we don’t have any information on technology or design, the in-hand photos suggest they are Nike’s new line of forged, blade-style irons.

Check out our photos of the new irons below.

Click here to see more photos and read what members are saying in the forums

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Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the new MM Proto iron photos in the forums.

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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. Bradley

    Aug 18, 2014 at 3:25 am

    AB

  2. Stan

    Aug 6, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Dear God….they’re beautiful….

  3. Kevin

    Aug 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Do these new Nike irons include the steroids?

  4. marcel

    Aug 4, 2014 at 12:15 am

    emulation Mizuno Diamond shape… id stay away from Nike… Bridgstone rules them only anyway

  5. TheJuice

    Jul 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I haven’t felt this way about looking at a club since I first saw the Cobra Amp Cell Pros. I waited for them, purchased them and have loved them since they first came out. Damn it, I feel like that again!!!!

  6. MLH44

    Jul 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Glad to see Nike coming out with new forged blades, but in regard to looks these pale in comparison to the VR Pro blades. Not even close and I luv my Vr Pro blades. I wish we knew what type of carbon steel they were forged out of. Other than feel the only thing that could possibly get me to part with the VR Pros is distance. With traditional blades you typically give up 10 yards in return for control. Who cares about 10 yards when the Vr Pros are darts. However, if these were 10 yards longer than the VR Pros…difficult not to consider the putting up $1,000 cause you know that’s how much these sticks will cost. Would like to see the trajectory figures as well. Get us some data WRX

  7. Tom Duckworth

    Jul 30, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Nike is growing on me. These are the best looking irons I’ve seen from them yet. Looks like a lot of help in the toe. I hope they stick with the satin finish too. I would love to see what these feel like.

  8. Robert

    Jul 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I hate to say it, well really I don’t, but Nike is quickly becoming my favorite club manufacturer. Their recent stuff has been top notch. I know the swoosh has it’s detractors, but you can’t argue with the performance of their line-up. The 2.0 woods and irons are truly great clubs. Now if only I could play blades!

  9. Tom

    Jul 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    The more loft , the more the toe surface area increases, interesting.

  10. Mike

    Jul 29, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    It’s like a reverse mp-64, maybe a little higher flight with the weight lower? I like em!!

  11. Matthew Bacon

    Jul 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Wow, those look great!

  12. Evan

    Jul 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Excellent looking modern players iron. Home run for Nike on this one, just hope they don’t go putting tacky badges all over it.

  13. steve

    Jul 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I know it is petty, but the swoosh is annoying

    • W

      Jul 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Yeah, It’s in the wrong place, it should be on the heel, and smaller, and unpainted. That would have been cleaner

      • Chris

        Jul 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm

        It may be annoying, but it’s also probably a part of their marketing for these. People will see the Nike guys gaming these and if they win with them, people will want to buy them. Gotta let them know it was the iron with the giant black swoosh on the toe.

    • BcavWecllh

      Jul 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

      But you won’t see it as well on TV! Besides, you can’t see it from the playing position.

  14. CJ

    Jul 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

    If I wasn’t in love with my s55’s I would give these a try but I highly doubt that they can get rid of my ping babies.

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  16. Jack

    Jul 29, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful! Not ground breaking, but a good change in direction for Nike. Agree with other posters that it’s very ‘asian’ looking. I’ve seen many similar type asian style blades. Looks like a blade but has some CB qualities.

  17. Nath

    Jul 29, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Looks like I need to hold off buying those mb’s

  18. goatee

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:49 am

    from Seung-ryol Noh? gorgeous.

  19. W

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Winner.

  20. cody

    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:07 am

    very asian inspired.

    • cody

      Jul 29, 2014 at 12:09 am

      looks like a titleist 695 iron that went to a Japanese design class.

  21. MHendon

    Jul 28, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I like a little more square toe but over all these are some nice looking sticks.

  22. Tony Lynam

    Jul 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Nike is really starting to come around.

  23. NB

    Jul 28, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    buttersticks

  24. snowman

    Jul 28, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Those look good; doubtful I’m good enuf to game ’em…..Perhaps a forged cavity back offering as well?

  25. kess

    Jul 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I’d buy those. Gorgeous.

  26. cdvilla

    Jul 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Nike making Miuras… I like it.

    • bradford

      Jul 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Lol, what goes around comes around. A company can use whatever forge they’d like, so it’s very possible Miura is making these, especially in the prototype phase. I’d love to hear you could buy Nike designs and have them crafted at Miura

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/11/21): The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder ($125).

From the seller (@taylorhat): “The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder from the valspar. This is a really neat piece, though I just don’t use it to justify keeping it.  $125”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Reason not to play multiple hybrids? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether players should have a variety of hybrids in the bag. WRXer ‘Jetandollie’ kicks off the thread asking is there a reason not to play multiple hybrids and wonders whether we’ll get to a point where a 6-iron is the shortest iron in the bag for a player:

“Now that companies (Ping, PXG, Mizuno, Titleist) are making hybrids up to 28-34* with several shaft options is there a reason that the majority of us should not be playing them to as high a loft as we can find? 

All of the review videos and numbers always show that they go higher, land at a steeper descent angle and are significantly more forgiving and consistent than irons. 

I get that the main point of rebuttal is too high of a ball flight and playing in a windy location, but over the course of 60-80 rounds per year (1500-2000 long/midiron shots) will the shots saved from the forgiveness and higher launch/steeper decent not outweigh the iron mishits or shots lost in the wind? 

Will we get to the point with the way tech in clubs is progressing that the norm will be hybrids to the 6 or 7 iron in most bags?”

And our members have been weighing in on the topic in our forums.

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.

  • MPAndreassi: “Cleveland has been trying to do this for at least a decade now. I don’t think it’ll ever catch on.”
  • cpang05: “Price. For the average guy I see at the muni, starting with a 4H, 5H, then 6i seems really popular. But those hybrids are half the cost of a full set of irons.”
  • Clubhoe: “Workability. Will continue for as long as I’m able to hit them. Will go to utilities next, then hybrids after that.”
  • Mattm97: “I hit my irons better than hybrid. I think it depends on the person, their game and usage. I have a 3H, and I honestly don’t use it a ton except for certain situations.”

Entire Thread: “Reason not to play multiple hybrids?”

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Annika Sorenstam WITB 2021 (June)

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Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (9 degrees @10)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 5 R

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 6 R

5-wood: Callaway Epic Speed (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 7 R

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik (20 degrees)
Shaft: Project X Catalyst 5.5 65

Irons: Callaway Apex ’21 (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon NS Pro 950GH R

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 Chrome (48-10S, 54-10S, 60-08C)
Shafts: Nippon NS Pro 950GH R

Putter: Odyssey Rossie White Hot OG (double-bend shaft)

Grips: Lamkin Crossline

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (2020)

 Thanks to SMS_on_Tour for the photos!

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