Major booboo on Nike’s part
Nike Golf president Bob Wood has announced that Nike has been selling drivers which are illegal according to the USGA regulations. “You might hit your drives 1-2 yards further” says Wood. He also goes on to say that PGA Tour players such as KJ Choi don’t have the non conforming drivers. See video:
Nike has implemented the “Nike Sumo2 conformance program” which is where owners of the illegal driver will be sent a postage paid package which they’ll send the old driver back for a USGA conforming replacement. This program goes from March 26th to April 30th.
I’d save ’em for Ebay
If you’re smart and you own an illegal Sumo SQ I’d hang on to it. They’ll probably be fetching a pretty penny on ebay very soon. In fact, I’d write more about this but I’m on my way to the used club bin at the golf store to pick up a few…
The Good News
The good news from Nike is that the revolutionary Nike Sumo drivers “Mickey” (pictured below left) and “Renob” (below right) are not part of this program. You can hang on to your Mickeys and Renobs!
Recent Poll On Square Drivers
Check out the recent poll of our readers on square drivers here. 68% said that they didn’t believe square drivers perform better than regular drivers.