Just in at the desk – Nike Golf issued an official release on the new Victory Red (VR) Hybrid today.
Nike Golf Unveils New Premium Hybrids in the Victory Red Line
BEAVERTON, Ore. (January 20, 2010)– Nike Golf is introducing a new hybrid that has been developed as a result of the meticulous work done by Nike’s team of engineers along with Nike’s talented athletes on Tour – the Victory Red (VR) Hybrids.
The VR Hybrids, as with the entire VR line, convey beauty, refinement and premium sophistication. Created to perform for the best players in the world, the VR Hybrids feature a Tour-inspired design that enhances the power of physics. Nike Athlete Charl Schwartzel already has won with an 18-degree Nike VR Hybrid in his bag on the PGA European Tour in 2010.
To optimize workability and distance, Nike Golf has slightly opened the face angle and shifted the center of gravity.
“We have accomplished what we wanted to with these hybrids,” said Tom Stites, Director of Club Creation for Nike Golf. “We wanted to achieve a higher launch angle with significantly less spin. We’ve done that through altering the face angle and finding the proper center of gravity measurements.”
To achieve longer distance, the VR Hybrids feature a 455 Ultra Thin Face with Nike’s distinctive Split Compression Channel that also exists in the VR STR8-FIT Fairway Woods.
Availability: January 28, 2010 at golf shops and specialty stores nationwide. (US date – Canadian date yet to be verified)
Men’s Loft Options: #1/15-degree (RH); #2/18-degree (RH/LH); #3/21-degree (RH/LH); #4/24-degree (RH/LH); All available in X,S,R,A