Leave it to Nike to come out with an expensive set of must-have irons right before the holidays. Launching on October 31, the Vapor Iron series comes to finer sporting goods stores everywhere — both online and brick-and-mortar. More from the press release:
When studying Tiger’s blades, The Oven team noticed that the wear pattern was directly on the center of the club face, not trending towards the heel where the bulk of the club’s weight is carried and where he could achieve a more efficient strike. Our club designers knew that they hadn’t yet optimized the traditional blade for Tiger. They knew they could do better.
“We had this idea, if we moved the CG towards the center of the face that it would have more impact and more mass right behind the golf ball. And it worked. I was able to hit the ball a little bit further, it came off more solid, and the amazing thing is the ball flew better.” – Tiger
Working with Tiger to find a solution, the craftsmen at The Oven started drilling holes towards the toe of his irons and filling it with a weighted tungsten plug. An approach that changed the club’s CG, offering the purest hit possible and giving birth to what would eventually become Modern Muscle technology. Modern Muscle technology achieves the same adjustment in CG, but does so through geometry instead of a tungsten plug. This updated design method pushes weight to the toe of the club, shifting the center of gravity to the middle of the club face. The face-centered CG is right where it needs to be for optimum performance, precision, stability and ball speed.
Prices start at $960 and top out at $1,300. Get ready to spend some bucks.