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Also I don't think there is much correlation between tester apps and brand popularity. We are all club hos at heart. Throw out at testing opportunity and we're in. It doesn't cost anything except time on the range and on the keyboard writing about golf. How many apps were there for the Mizuno test? But now consider that the first revie is up and the Martini tee thread is getting more views. It's the views and comments on the product that are the tip off.

 

This. And if you look at some of the applications, some of them are already playing the current line of Nike drivers. That's some serious ho'ing :D

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I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Just an observation.

 

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I have two pair of shorts, their golf equipment I will never own.

 

Not sure why. 

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I have two pair of shorts, their golf equipment I will never own.

 

Not sure why. 

You??? No.... I woulda never guessed  :lol:


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I've never owned any of their clubs, but they have made some of my favorite balls, in different brackets... For the dough, One RZNX was outstanding, imo, and really been liking RZN Black.

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I have two pair of shorts, their golf equipment I will never own.

 

Not sure why. 

Just a question. You seem to shut them down without much thought. If you went to a demo day and you took 5 swings with all of them. Lets say the Nike for whatever reason was giving you an extra 5 yards and your dispersion was the tightest with the nike you wouldnt own it?

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Just a question. You seem to shut them down without much thought. If you went to a demo day and you took 5 swings with all of them. Lets say the Nike for whatever reason was giving you an extra 5 yards and your dispersion was the tightest with the nike you wouldnt own it?

Well, for me that would never happen.  If I have a preconceived opinion about a club, I will not hit it well, I don't care who makes it.  It all started with the Sasquatch.  I would never own Nike clubs, or really anything Nike.  I did have a pair of shoes once, but those weren't even golf shoes.  


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I've never owned any of their clubs, but they have made some of my favorite balls, in different brackets... For the dough, One RZNX was outstanding, imo, and really been liking RZN Black.

The new Tour RZN series is really good also. 


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Well, for me that would never happen.  If I have a preconceived opinion about a club, I will not hit it well, I don't care who makes it.  It all started with the Sasquatch.  I would never own Nike clubs, or really anything Nike.  I did have a pair of shoes once, but those weren't even golf shoes.  

Then you are missing out. The new black and blue head performs better for me than anything else. I had the exact scenario I gave. I told my self to put a good swing on everything I did no matter the look or brand. Ones I thought I liked didnt perform and one I didnt think I would like out drove everything on track man by 7-8 yards. Ill take the shorter club all day. It can be anything. If the hammer performed Id use it.

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I haven't owned anything with a swoosh on it for over twenty years.  While completely unfounded, when I see someone all decked out in Nike gear I assume they just started playing the game.  Even after they take my money.  I guess I'm old school and I think about Karsten Solheim tinkering with a putter in his garage in 1959, or Gary Adams contemplating how to take advantage of the 2 piece ball..woods made of metal hmmm.  Or how about Ely Callaway selling Hickory sticks out of the trunk of his Caddy?  Its tradition that Nike lacks.  They will most certainly get there, but not in time to find their way into my bag.  numberonecoog is correct in that if the club improves your game then you should play it, but sometimes ignorance is bliss.

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Then you are missing out. The new black and blue head performs better for me than anything else. I had the exact scenario I gave. I told my self to put a good swing on everything I did no matter the look or brand. Ones I thought I liked didnt perform and one I didnt think I would like out drove everything on track man by 7-8 yards. Ill take the shorter club all day. It can be anything. If the hammer performed Id use it.

I get ya. I went to a fitting really wanting to buy the AP2 and really disliking Callaway, came out with the Apex. Now even considering their drivers.

 

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I have been gaming Nike for years. Not on purpose, I am an advocate for whatever hits and feels good then it's in the bag. I like the look of Nike and I like that they are finally changing the colors. I feel like they really drew out the Victory Red era. But I have mostly VR in my bag now. So I do love the feel of the equipment and I love the VR ProCombo more than Vapors. Love the look of the Vapor line and now the Vapor fly. Looks great, I have hit them and I like my VR better. Tiger Woods is not hurting or helping the brand. Nike is nice to continue the obligation to him but right now he is almost neutral for them, in my opinion. If they dropped Tiger I doubt they would see a decline at all. But if Tiger makes the comeback that deep inside we all hope he does the Nike will win big. Rory is trying to keep up with his body, he might look like he is getting bulky but I think he is fine. He does show that golfers can be in shape, following Tiger Woods I would like to add. Rory has mentioned that he has a degenerative disease and this is a precaution. He is smart enough to know his limits. Stay fit Rory, keep it up! Yes, Thorbjorn Olesen is a super cool name. He should have a limited edition logo like the old TW logo it's so cool. Lol. The equipment is as good or better than the "Big 5" mentioned. I think Nike Golf will always have a big golf following and I believe they are in the "Big 5". Personal thoughts, what do you think?

 

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There is no doubt that Nike puts out excellent equipment. I've hit a lot of their releases and they are right up there with the big 5. I think the issue is that Nike doesn't know where it fits into the golfing world. It isn't traditional like a Titleist, Mizuno, or PING. But its not like TM, and Callaway either. It always seems like they market themselves as pushing the envelop on every release. In my opinion their best equipment has always been the ones that border on the traditional side. 


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 I guess I'm old school and I think about Karsten Solheim tinkering with a putter in his garage in 1959, or Gary Adams contemplating how to take advantage of the 2 piece ball..woods made of metal hmmm.  Or how about Ely Callaway selling Hickory sticks out of the trunk of his Caddy?  Its tradition that Nike lacks.  

 

Tradition is an interesting thing. Ever wonder why Nike's The Oven is in Fort Worth?  I sure did - and asked when we visited there in November of 2014.

 

Nike HQ is in Oregon, but golf is in Fort Worth because they hired up a whole batch of old Hogan employees, including designers, technicians, etc, in the mid/late 90's when they started their Golf division. Their feeling is that if you want the DNA of the old Hogan company, it's with Nike.  I'm not sure how many are left, but Mike Taylor is there as their master club guy -- if you want to spend an hour just listening, ask him who was the better ball striker - Hogan or Tiger.  

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Where is EthanSterlingPrice to weigh in? He plays all Nike no? Company hook up or really likes the clubs?


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Tradition is an interesting thing. Ever wonder why Nike's The Oven is in Fort Worth?  I sure did - and asked when we visited there in November of 2014.

 

Nike HQ is in Oregon, but golf is in Fort Worth because they hired up a whole batch of old Hogan employees, including designers, technicians, etc, in the mid/late 90's when they started their Golf division. Their feeling is that if you want the DNA of the old Hogan company, it's with Nike.  I'm not sure how many are left, but Mike Taylor is there as their master club guy -- if you want to spend an hour just listening, ask him who was the better ball striker - Hogan or Tiger.

 

Um boss man I'm gonna need an answer to that last part. We've talked about this kinda thing before but this never came up. You've been holding out on me...

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Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
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Um boss man I'm gonna need an answer to that last part. We've talked about this kinda thing before but this never came up. You've been holding out on me...

Seems to me like that might be worth it's own thread.

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Where is EthanSterlingPrice to weigh in? He plays all Nike no? Company hook up or really likes the clubs?

you called? Lol

 

Yeah I'm really sold on the Nike Golf they put out great gear. At first I wouldn't even try them but my first time practicing with my coach (who was sponsored by Nike) he joked about how he would have me playing Nike head to toe by the time he was done with me, I told him not a chance. Eventually I gave in and tried a set of the Vr Pro Combo irons he'd been trying to get me to tinker with and I fell in love with them. From there I started using all Nike gear.

 

I think the company is heading in the right direction and has placed itself in a good spot to give the other OEM's a run for their money. A lot of their marketing is directed at the younger generations that will be playing for a long time and the players they're picking up are also the younger more dynamic players who they can really pitch and sell products with. I see Nike busting through and really putting the stress on the "big 5" to keep up here really soon.

 

 

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Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

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Tradition is an interesting thing. Ever wonder why Nike's The Oven is in Fort Worth? I sure did - and asked when we visited there in November of 2014.

 

Nike HQ is in Oregon, but golf is in Fort Worth because they hired up a whole batch of old Hogan employees, including designers, technicians, etc, in the mid/late 90's when they started their Golf division. Their feeling is that if you want the DNA of the old Hogan company, it's with Nike. I'm not sure how many are left, but Mike Taylor is there as their master club guy -- if you want to spend an hour just listening, ask him who was the better ball striker - Hogan or Tiger.

strangely enough this is another reason I decided to give Nike a shot. Call it being a stubborn Texan but I liked the idea of the golf branch being stationed here. As for those Hogan roots it's really REALLY interesting just how similar some of the recent releases between these two companies actually are. That conversation is probably long enough for a thread all its own though lol.

 

 

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Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I used to play an entire bag of Nike clubs including the unitized putter. I always liked the clubs and the brand but after getting told I could order the new CC grooves without upcharge for a Nationwide Tour qualifier then when I placed the order I was told it was going to be $400 more because they were not released to public yet. I sold everything Nike the next day and replaced the entire bag with Titleist and have played either Titleist or Cobra since then.

 

I really do like the Nike clubs they currently offer and want to play them but I am having a hard time pulling the trigger. I dont think tiger helps the Brand much more anymore but he built Nike Golf. I also dont think he is hurting the Brand right now. Rory has has little effect on my opinion of the Brand and yes he is getting to Big needs to chill out on the heavy lifting.


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