Nike Golf Turns To The Dark Side

The Nike Method Midnight 008 (Photo: Nike Golf)
The Nike Method Midnight 008 (Photo: Nike Golf)
The Nike Method Midnight 008 (Photo: Nike Golf)

To further the impact of the Nike Method putter franchise Nike Golf has taken a darker turn.  On May 15th the company officially unveiled the Nike Method Midnight putter, which had first popped up in photos at Golf Equipment Forum a couple weeks back with little verification that is was actually an official product.

Now we know it is and after having been used by tour pros to pick up 34 wins, Method fans will now have three more options in the putter family.

The Nike Method Midnight putter is available in new milled head shapes with a dark chrome finish and will be offered in three new models:  Method Midnight 006, 007, and 008.  All three models rely on polymetal face groove technology, which combine steel and polymer.

“The multi-dimensional face is the primary technology of these products–everything revolves around this,” said David Franklin, Master Model Maker.

Nike Golf adds, “The revolutionary and visibly distinctive polymetal groove technology generates a forward roll almost immediately after impact for the kind of accuracy and consistency that is demanded by Tour professionals. While most traditional steel faced putters start the ball with backspin causing the ball to initially bounce, the polymetal groove technology starts the ball with forward spin to minimize bounce and keep putts on line.”

Apparently the Method Midnight 006 and 007 has already received a warm welcome out on tour.  Nike athletes Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink both used the Method Midnight 006 head shape to win the 2009 U.S. Open and Open Championship, respectively, and Michelle Wie’s first LPGA victory came with the Method Midnight 007 head shape.

Nike Golf’s Method Midnight putters (Cdn MSRP $269 will be available June 15, 2012 in all three models. The Method Midnight 006 will also be available in a left-handed version.

Nike Method Midnight
Availability: June 15, 2012
006 (RH/LH), 007 (RH), 008 (RH)
Available in 34″ and 35″
Cdn MSRP: $269