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I mean they are beautiful, very attractive and functional.

Sorry for the title.


:callaway-small: Rouge Draw 13.5 Lite Flex
:titelist-small: 913H 24 degree Diamana Lite Flex
:adams-small:  Idea Pro a12 20 degree Aldila VS Proto Regular Flex
:mizuno-small:   MP 100 4 - PW Stiff DGS 300
:callaway-small: Mack Daddy 2  TG 52/10, RG 56/10 and TG 60/10
:cameron-small: 2014 Select Newport 2  33 "

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You are high if you think the Nike VR Pro blades are ugly. People's dislike for Nike Golf amazes me. If you took the Nike swoosh off and replaced it with the Mizzy Bird thing it would look oh so much better?

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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You are high if you think the Nike VR Pro blades are ugly. People's dislike for Nike Golf amazes me. If you took the Nike swoosh off and replaced it with the Mizzy Bird thing it would look oh so much better?

Agreed. But the beauty of it is if you don't like Nike don't buy it. Simple as that

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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If you rally feel that way, ok. 

 

But is it really that or do you have an issue with Nike as a company? Maybe one of its golfers?

Everyone is open to like and not like whatever suits them. 

 

I personally play the VRS Covert irons. For me, they are a nice iron and fit my game. I like the looks of them over several other GI irons. To each his own. We may not agree on club looks but we can still catch a round together here in town....

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Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)

 

Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...I have a set of Vapor Pro Combos -- love the way they look in person. Most pictures really don't do them justice.  And they are a NICE feeling stick!

 

Diff'rent strokes, diff'rent foiks...

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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going to chalk this one up to:  "keep it weird Austin"

 

I let my Nike Clubs do the "Talking" on  the golf course...

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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going to chalk this one up to:  "keep it weird Austin"

 

I let my Nike Clubs do the "Talking" on  the golf course...

 

 

You get credit for trying Hula. Its actually "Keep Austin Weird" I would like to let my Nike clubs do the talking, but with a 20ish handicap, no one listens.  :unsure:

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Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)

 

Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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No complaints here... I like them! :D


:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
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You get credit for trying Hula. Its actually "Keep Austin Weird" I would like to let my Nike clubs do the talking, but with a 20ish handicap, no one listens.  :unsure:

 

 

I tried bro......

 

When I am 100% healed,  I will let MY NIKES do the talking for both of us....  :)  well there is an occasional 2 foot putt missed here and there... 

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

Follow me:

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If you rally feel that way, ok. 

 

But is it really that or do you have an issue with Nike as a company? Maybe one of its golfers?

Everyone is open to like and not like whatever suits them. 

 

I personally play the VRS Covert irons. For me, they are a nice iron and fit my game. I like the looks of them over several other GI irons. To each his own. We may not agree on club looks but we can still catch a round together here in town....

This obviously has something to do with not liking Nike for another reason and not their club making. Most of the VR series was very classic and understated.

Anyways ;) to each their own

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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I tried bro......

 

When I am 100% healed,  I will let MY NIKES do the talking for both of us....   :)  well there is an occasional 2 foot putt missed here and there... 

  OH OH OH MR Kotter!!!!!!!

 

I can do 2 footers!!!!!!


Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)

 

Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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I gamed the VR pro CB's for a year.......they had a very nice look to them.....I also gamed the Nike Covert woods as well....traded out all when i got the Cobra Bio Cells to review.


Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Actually, I take posts like this as a good thing for Nike.  Culturally, the best way to know when a product is making real strides into the mainstream of a market place is when you see the emergence of the 'Haters'.  The oft-times irrational 'I'll never buy xyz because' arguments ensue. The greater the success, the louder and more bellicose the haters become.  

Take for example the Apple "Fanboy" syndrome. You look online for computer information. You have the people that will advocate Windows, because 'everyone uses it' and it is 'good enough'. Then someone mentions the Mac, and the discussion explodes into a mix of rational and irrational hatred and bias. Apply the same thing to phones, iOS, ANDROID!, err Windows Phone. Golf? Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Callaway, Nike.  

It almost needs it's own metric: Haters per Marketing $$$ spent.  I'd argue that Nike is getting their money's worth right now, and like it or not, Vapor is a prime example, where they created buzz and animosity with nothing but a splash of color, and it certainly isn't as in your face as the Amp's were.  

But as always, to each their own. I will say this though: 

Adidas once OWNED the soccer market. Nike piddled with it, but wasn't all that serious about it. When they got serious though, Adidas took a massive hit, and Nike's identity in Soccer today is that of a heavyweight, not an also ran. They can do that in Golf, and I think they will. They really got the ball rolling with the Covert, but the Vapor is putting it into gear, and by aligning the coloring and branding to the entire company identity, they are going to reap massive rewards across an entire product range from athletic clothing, gear and golf.  

Keep in mind, that IMO, Nike & UnderArmour are both poised to be massive powers across many industries over then next 15 years, and it would be foolish to dismiss them at such an early juncture.

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I mean they are beautiful, very attractive and functional.

Sorry for the title.

Man there is no reason to delete what you said. That's how you feel. Not entirely sure why you feel that way but that's your opinion. Just because others think differently doesn't mean you should change what you say unless you actually believe differently.

 

Even if it doesn't make any sense to me lol

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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All opinions are valid - we do try to be respectful of opinions and ideas.  That's one of the things that make our community different - disagreeing is okay, as long as in the end we're all friends....

 

(Group hug time)

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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All opinions are valid - we do try to be respectful of opinions and ideas.  That's one of the things that make our community different - disagreeing is okay, as long as in the end we're all friends....

 

(Group hug time)

I'll get the s'mores if you grab a guitar and strike up cumbaya Barb Lol
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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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I do think they should move on from the cavity-back woods.

 

That design, compared to what is doable with a traditional head - hasn't increased MOI, hasn't lowered spin, hasn't increased ball speed, etc.

 

I'm not saying it's bad. But aside from looks and marketing, what's the point?

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Wow, all this from that tag line - looks like someone out there has put himself into the running for next month's MoM award!  :)

 

Hey if it means anything I hate the way my Wilson Irons look and loved the way my Mizzi's looked.  Guess which one I hit better - So, I just try not to look at them too often - I have make sure that the SCORs are facing out when I take them out of the trunk and put them on the bag drop.

 

I've never played a Nike club simply because I have always found something that fit prior to trying Nike.  I've hit their stuff though when friends have bagged it, nothing wrong with it, I just have a pecking order that I follow when I go to purchase new equipment.  I start with brands that have worked for me best in the past and work through those.  I did jump outside that group for my current fairway woods and hybrid so I've expanded the possible search the next time around.

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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I have never been brand loyal except in the classics but that is another story. I actually need to change my profile but I still have 6 different brands of clubs in my bag. I am fixing to find out what the new Vapor irons hit like next week because golf director at my club is a Nike Staffer and he is getting his new vapors next week. I will probably hit them some but I know already they will have too much shaft for me he hits X-100s. This is the same guy that gave me the 003 putter.

Theoo will be proud of me. The director wears the same size shoes as I do and he gave me a pair of Nike shoes last night and they feel good. Said he was tired of seeing me play in those "damn Chucky Taylors" I am going to try it will just have to tape my ankles over the ankle braces. I wore them some this afternoon with my ankles taped up when I hit balls and they do feel good.

In retrospect I don't knock anyone's brand I just play what works for me.

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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I had the Nike Covert 2.0 driver and it was not a fit for me. I don't hate their clubs though. I hit some pro combos that were really nice. It comes down to liking what you like. Nothing wrong with that


DRIVER:                  :mizuno-small:  ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:    :adams-small:    Pro  2 hybrid 16*, Aldila Tour Red 75g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip 

                        :mizuno-small:           JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip                                  

IRONS:            :cobra-small:    King Forged Tour 4i-pw, KBS FLT, shafts, stiff,  Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

WEDGES:        rsz_scor-golf-logo.png        50, 55, 60 degree wedges with Genius 12 stiff flex,   Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

PUTTER:       :odyssey-small:    O-Works Marksman 33.5", Superstroke 1.0 Flatso grip w/ 50g counter core

BALL:          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X                                                     
                  
BAG:          :Ogio:              Cirrus Golf Bag 
 
Shoes:              Skechers                  Hexgo Control  Shoes

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