I may have to start a new category for all of the apps that are coming out in the golf world. Okay that is now done. New HOG APP CATEGORY created!
Yesterday Nike Golf announced a new app for golfers, the NG360 app:
Nike Golf NG360 – click for more images of the app
“The NG360 App is an easy-to-use tool that will allow golfers to track their rounds to see how they stack up; improve their swing techniques with the help of coaches; and view and implement athletic training workouts that are golf-specific.” ~from Nike Golf press release
Key components of the app’s first version are My Game, My Swing, My Body and My Gear.
“The new NG360 App is one piece of a bigger initiative that is a holistic approach to improving golfers’ performance through physical evaluation and training, custom fitting of equipment and digital tracking applications.” ~from Nike Golf press release
NG360 Video below. Not too hip on the “get the props you deserve” line, but the rest is fine.
I’ll add this system to my review queue and do a post about it when I’ve made some conclusions. Until then you can read the entire Nike Golf NG360 press release from the HOGWire.biz newswire for more information.
This is the first in a several part series I’ll be doing on the new Nike Golf VR_S golf clubs. In the review queue right now are the VR_S Forged Irons, VR_S Driver, VR_S Fairway and today’s subject, the VR_S Hybrid. I’ve picked the VR_S Hybrid as the first because I’ve been hitting some fantastic shots with it. This club has turned into an instant go-to gamer for shots anywhere from 200-250 yards depending on conditions.
Nike VR_S Hybrid - click to zoom
VR_S Hybrid Technology – Speed
Speed is a keyword for Nike with the VR_S line. VR_S is all about obtaining more of it.
Nike is touting their “NexCOR” technology, which is in the face of the club. What is that exactly? I didn’t know until I hit one, then I didn’t care. It worked. But since I’m doing this review I thought I’d see what NexCOR really is.
With NexCOR technology the face has a variable thickness. Unlike most clubs which make the face thinner toward the center, this face is thicker in the center and thinner on the outside. Very interesting. The result of this variable thickness is a larger and hotter sweet spot, which literally adjusts to shots which hit the face in different locations. The variable thickness produces hotter ball speed from all over the club face.
Along with the face technology is an aerodynamic design which helps the club head obtain more speed. Catch that last word? (more…)
I had a fun evening tonight for my first night in Orlando for the PGA Show at the Nike media event. Sitting on the front row I joined some of golf’s big independent entities like Into The Grain, Sandbox8 and the Hacker’s Paradise to watch Nike Golf president Cindy Davis address the media. The key concept for Nike golf is “speed.” Nike is going to conduct “speed trials” where players can be measured for speed (and thus distance) with their own clubs, the compared to recommended Nike clubs.
Nike President Cindy Davis (left) talks to Suzanne Petterson, Sterling Sharp and Ken Griffey Jr.
Nike brought in athletes Suzanne Petterson, Sterling Sharp and Ken Griffey Jr. to show how they’re able to increase their “speed” and thus their distance.
Ken Griffey Junior hitting balls with Suzanne Petterson heckling him...
Nike Method Concept Putter - click to zoom and see more
Gear Head Alert! Nike Golf has just announced their new Method Concept Putter, a new mid-mallet. The shape of the putter is interesting to say the least and the weighting setup is even more intriguing. The face is very light, weighing in at 90 grams while the black body weighs in at 200 grams.
The club will be available February 17th, 2012. Retail price will be $199 for regular length and $229 for mid-length.
For more information, refer to the Nike Method Concept putter press release.
Go to the HOG Nike image gallery for Nike Method Concept Putter photos.
Nike VR_S Driver - click to zoom
Nike Golf has just introduced the new VR_S NexCOR club face technology, which will be available on February 3, 2012. I’m sure I’ll be seeing some first hand at the upcoming PGA Show, so stay tuned here for pictures and initial impressions. The VR_S clubs will span the full golf bag: VR_S driver, VR_S fairway woods, VR_S hybrids, VR_S irons, VR_S forged irons.
Nike Golf’s full press release describing the new VR_S line can be found on the Hooked On Golf Blog golf wire site, HOGWire.biz.
Nike VR_S Images
For all current VR_S images, go to the Hooked On Golf Blog Nike Golf VR_S Image Gallery.
Nike Golf VR_S Irons - click to zoom