The Nike SQ Machspeed Black series of drivers are a significant improvement on the previous models. The drivers come in two head shapes round and square.
The Nike SQ Machspeed Black Round driver is for those who prefer a more traditional shaped driver and we it think looks very classy indeed.
The beautiful round head is taller than the square version and the centre of gravity has been moved further forward to allow better players to work the ball more easily. It certainly delivers performance to match the looks and it is everything you would expect from a better players driver with a great feel, good sound and medium high trajectory.
The Square version of the driver has a larger surface area and the sloping profile looked much smoother and less chunky than Nike's previous square drivers. Compared to square drivers of the past the trajectory was mid to high without excessive spin and the sound, whilst not music to our ears, was much better too. A definite improvement.
The SQ Machspeed Black comes with Nike’s straight fit hosel to enable you to adjust the face angle through 8 settings from 2 degrees open to 2 degrees closed.
It’s not the most user friendly adjustable system on the market, but it is very good at making significant changes to the shape of shot. We were little confused by this being on the square driver as it is really designed for forgiveness so you don’t need to change the shape of your shots unless, to quote Nike, you need to ‘correct some of the most devastating hooks and slices’.
Both shapes of the Nike SQ Machspeed Drivers are worth a look depending on your taste in head shape however we prefer the Round versio as we think that it is a much better all round club offering the complete package.
Overall Rating - 4 stars: