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First Look: Nike Vapor Fly drivers

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Here’s your first look at what appears to be Nike Golf’s new line of drivers, the Vapor Fly, which were added to the USGA List of Conforming Driver Heads this week.

Note: Photos from the USGA Conforming Driver List are black and white. 

Nike Vapor Fly

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Nike Vapor Fly Pro

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Based on the USGA photos, it’s difficult to tell what changes Nike made to the Vapor Fly drivers. It seems clear, however, that both will keep the company’s reinforced cavity-back construction, called “Fly Beam” and “Covert” in previous models, as well as a Compression Channel, which returned on Nike’s Vapor driver line. It is positioned on the front of the sole and flexes to improve ball speed on mishits.

Areas on the heel and toe of the sole also indicate the use of a lightweight, non-titanium material — possibly the company’s carbon-enhanced RZN material.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Vapor Fly drivers in our forum. 

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  1. Pete

    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I used to dislike nike just because it was not TM or Titliest of Callaway blah blah. Swing there clubs on the trackman and when the numbers reveal you just dropped $$$ on the wrong club. You need to hate the green swoosh. If it was a Taylormade Vapor the whole golf world would be praising it. I have a Vapor Pro with diamana blue S70. Fitted at 44.5 inches. The ball speed is faster and more importantly consistent. (155-158. 2300 rpm.) Flys str8 down the center of the fairway 275-280. I would still keep it even if it was rainbow colored. Nike makes elite level clubs for low handicap player’s, but then again everyone needs clubs that work for them.

  2. BC

    Sep 26, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Most of these Nike haters dislike the brand based on reasons that have nothing to do with performance of the equipment. I’m looking forward to the 2016 line. The past few years Nike has produced great products!!!!

  3. ec

    Sep 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    They should put Jump Man on the head and limit it to 500 pieces. They will sell like hotcakes from nike.com, and will not sell on BST!

  4. ph00ny

    Sep 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Odd to see so many negative comments here. I’m seeing ton of praises on vapor drivers from high club head speed players and trackman numbers to back those up.

    Also I had a Nike SQ 460 tour head and i thought it was a nice driver. Same goes for the SQ2 3 wood

  5. marcel

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    one can catch a break with the new equipment…

  6. John Ineson

    Sep 23, 2015 at 6:30 am

    It DOES look like a black and white picture of a (possibly) colored driver. Hope they lost the turkey turd green! Surveys show that men are inspired to buy the clubs they see on TV, while women are convinced by trying friends’ clubs — interesting. Sooo . . . color up your clubs in all kinds of garish shades. That way those guys who like to watch millionaire kids play golf will know what clubs to buy. As a Warrior salesman was honest enough to say when I called them once, “It’s all about selling clubs!”

  7. Jordan S

    Sep 23, 2015 at 2:47 am

    When did Nike acquire Cobra?

  8. Jacob

    Sep 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    No joke, I once met a Nike salesman who told me he didn’t use Nike clubs and I shouldn’t either.

  9. chad

    Sep 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Ahh so much better without Volt. I would actually consider playing it now.

    • Iain_D

      Sep 23, 2015 at 3:02 am

      The photos above look like black and white picture of a coloured driver as opposed to a colour picture of a black and white driver if that makes sense. I feel the bright colours may still be there.

  10. Joe

    Sep 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Nike knew their drover was a dud shortly after release. This is the “do over”. I’m ok with that. I just don’t know how the previous Vapor driver series got out the door untested. And it was UNTESTED because the ball speed was certainly an issue.

  11. SHanks alot danny

    Sep 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    The last driver died 2 weeks after it was shipped, No thanks Nike, stick with shoes and get out of the golf club business.

    • Golfraven

      Sep 25, 2015 at 8:46 am

      I am saying this for years. cheers

      • Pete

        Dec 5, 2015 at 11:56 pm

        Saying reading hatign go swing one like I did. Maybe youll change your mind and your fore into a 4.

  12. Brian

    Sep 22, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Who are they, TM? This is the second driver set in 2 years!!! Gasp. Shankshankshank

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Jon Rahm WITB (October 2020)

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 @10 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 @14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX

jon-rahm-witb-2020Utility iron: TaylorMade RSI TP UDI (4)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 6.5

Irons: TaylorMade P750 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.5

Wedges: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (52-09), TaylorMade MG2 (56-12SB, 60-11)
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X (Chalk)

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 (#10)

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The most popular golf shoes on Amazon right now (Fall 2020 edition)

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What are the most popular golf shoes on Amazon right now? From time to time, we like to get out of our little bubble of OEM releases and what’s being played on tour to look at what golf consumers are buying on one of the largest online retail marketplaces: Amazon.

Here are some of the best-selling golf shoes on Amazon as of October 2020.

1. Adidas Men’s Tech Response Golf Shoes

From the listing:Mesh/synthetic. Imported. Synthetic sole. Thintech, adituff, thintech cleat, traxion, adiwear. Lightweight mesh and synthetic upper for enhanced breathability and comfort. Soft eva insole for lightweight comfort and cushioning. 6-spike configuration with thintech low-profile technology for improved traction and stability.”

Price: $59.99

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2. Skechers Go Golf Men’s Torque Waterproof Golf Shoe

From the listing:Synthetic. Imported. lace-up. Rubber sole. Shaft measures approximately mid-top from arch. Replaceable soft spikes. Waterproof.”

Price: $59.99

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3. FootJoy Men’s Fj Flex Golf Shoes

 

From the listing:100% Textile. Imported. Synthetic sole. Shaft measures approximately mid-top from arch. Performance Mesh – lightweight performance mesh delivers incredible comfort, breathability and all-day comfort. Complete support – a soft EVA midsole provides increased underfoot cushioning, enhanced comfort and exceptional stability.”

Price: $89.99

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4. PUMA Men’s Ignite Nxt Lace Golf Shoe

From the listing:100% Textile and Synthetic. Imported. Synthetic sole. Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch. Sole shield. Performance Mesh +TPU. Ignite Foam.”

Price: $99.99

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5. Skechers GO GOLF Men’s Max Golf Shoe

From the listing:Imported. Rubber sole. Shaft measures approximately mid-top from arch. Skechers Goga Max insole delivers enhanced high-rebound cushioning for all day comfort. Durable grip tpu outsole with a spikeless bottom. Lightweight. Water resistant. Synthetic upper.”

Price: $74.97

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6. Adidas Men’s Tour360 Xt Spikeless Golf Shoe

From the listing: Leather and Synthetic. Imported. Synthetic sole. Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch. Leather and microfiber synthetic upper. Spikeless Puremotion outsole for enhanced flexibility and grip with X-Traxion primary lugs for grip and balance.”

Price: $135.59

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7. FootJoy Men’s Fj Originals Golf Shoes

From the listing: Built on the Austin Last, this last offers the fullest rounded toe character, fullest fit across forefoot, standard instep and heel. EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) Fit-Beds provide lightweight cushioning underfoot. EVA does not take a set, so the cushioning will remain the same for the life of the shoe. This easy care synthetic upper offers outstanding 1 year waterproof comfort, breathability, and durability.”

Price: $89.95

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8. Skechers Women’s Max Golf Shoe

From the listing:Imported. Rubber sole. Shaft measures approximately mid-top from arch. Spikeless, durable grip tpu outsole. Ultra-lightweight, responsive ULTRA Flight cushioning. Goga max insole delivers enhanced high-rebound cushioning. Water resistant. Synthetic upper.”

Price: $57.55

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9. FootJoy Women’s Sport Retro-Previous Season Style Golf Shoes

From the listing: ” Lightweight – the linen-textured synthetic uppers offer lightweight comfort and durability. Cushioned rubber – the gum rubber outsole is a soft rubber compound which provides flexibility and comfort. Enhanced traction – This molded rubber outsole provides turf gripping performance and durability.”

Price: $59.95

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10. New Balance Men’s Sweeper Waterproof Spiked Comfort Golf Shoe

From the listing: Synthetic. Imported.Rubber sole.Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch. Waterproof microfiber leather upper. REVlite 10mm drop* midsole provides lightweight cushioning & premium responsiveness. NDurance rubber outsole with removable FTS 3.0 Pulsar spikes.”

Price: $59.99

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Justin Thomas: What makes him an elite wedge player

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It might be easy to say that a player like Justin Thomas is near the top of the leaderboard because

  1. He hits it the best
  2. He drives it long and relatively straight
  3. He is having a good putting week

I would agree and disagree with all three. Yes, they are definitely factors, but in my opinion, it’s his wedge play that has been the most notable part of his game—especially in 2020.

If you look at the stats, you will find a player who is not only damn-near deadly from 150 yards and in, but also a player who gets out of trouble about as well as anyone in the top 10 in the world.

We are talking about 2020 as a whole FYI.

(Stats via PGATour.com)

Now strokes gained wedge stats have multiple variables affecting the ultimate stat, fairways hit, where a player misses it, out of the rough vs out of the fairway, putting, yada, yada, yada….

At this point, if I had to pick a player to get it done around the greens it would JT or Jon Rahm. True artists. Go back and watch some of the shots from the FedEx at TPC Southwind or even Kapalua this year, it was the reliance on his wedges that became the secret sauce. Like the putter, good wedge play can be an equalizer when anything else is falling short. And when the rest of the bag is decent, for a player like JT, good wedge play equals wins.

I wanted to dig in a little deeper, so I asked my old friend, Vokey’s Aaron Dill a few questions on what makes JT unique with a wedge in his hands…

JW: As far as technique, what in his action makes JT so good? And if you could compare him to someone who would it be?

AD: Justin’s technique is really something to watch. His ability to stay loose, calm, and maintain effortless speed while delivering the wedge accurately really shows his comfort with a wedge in his hands. Justin keeps the club out in front of him and he has mastered the ability to control his golf ball’s flight and spin.  I could compare him to many, but I sometimes feel he is in a league of his own.  

JW: Beyond the great shots we see on highlight reels, where does JT really get it done from an SG perspective? What do you see that the average person wouldn’t? 

AD: Justin does it all very well. You know this because he is 9th in SG around the green and this is partly due to his spotless technique but his ability to scramble in difficult situations. Something he does that amazes me is his creative vision of shots. There are times when he is in a situation where he hits a shot we don’t expect or think of. His comfort with a wedge is fun to watch, he makes all short game shots seem like they are no big deal and you can see this by his free-flowing, loose and speedy wedge action. You can tell he feels at peace with his wedge technique.

JW: He has an interesting set up for his wedges that has been well covered, but since you first met him, how has his understanding and approach to his wedges and wedge play evolved?

AD: Justin’s wedge set is unique, however, a lot of thought and intelligence has gone into crafting this matrix. Since the first time I met him, he has worked hard and he has always had the desire to want to improve and push himself. You can see it in his strength training, his increase in ball speed, and his general approach to competitive golf. His knowledge of his short game has improved over the years and it shows in his success. You can see how comfortable he feels when a wedge is pulled from the bag, you can bet he will be landing the ball close to the hole setting himself up for a makable putt.

Justin Thomas’ wedge specs 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Raw SM7 (46-10F @47.5, 52-12F @52.5), Vokey SM8 (56-14F @57), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60T @ 60.5)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52-60)

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