The Nike Vapor Fly family of golf clubs is ready to, well, fly.
Marked by a distinctive blue colouring with “volt” accents, early glimpses of the clubs have been hard to miss on the pro tours of late.
The family of clubs are building on the previous Vapor product line, adding in improved technologies and a whole new look.
The line is divided primarily into the Vapor Fly and Vapor Fly Pro Series with an additional driver – the Vapor Fly Flex Pro 440, hitting retail slightly later in the new year.
The Vapor Fly Series will be the more forgiving of the products, designed for higher launch angles – ideal for emerging players.
“As we’ve learned more and more about golf athletes while researching advanced materials and evolving manufacturing technologies, we’ve verified that if we can launch the ball higher, while managing spin, it will ultimately fly farther,” says Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf Director of Engineering. “We’ve found ways to accomplish that in our entire 2016 line, from the drivers to the long irons. We are using innovative designs that consider mass distribution, tuned compliance and stiffness to help the ball consistently fly high and long.”
As in the previous variation of the Vapor Pro like, star endorsee Rory McIlroy was involved in development of the Vapor Fly Pro line. He has already put the clubs into play.
“I think every golfer looks for forgiveness to make their bad shots better,” says McIlroy. “It’s phenomenal to know that when you have a very forgiving driver like this, even if you don’t quite catch [the ball] off the middle of the face or put a good swing on it, that it still has a chance to go the same distance and be in the fairway as if you hit a good shot. To have that much confidence in a driver standing over a tee shot is great.”
The Vapor Fly family of clubs includes three drivers, two fairways, two hybrids and two iron models.
All the products will be available at retail early in 2016.
We will update this story when we get official word on dates of Canadian retail availability and pricing.