The Nike SQ Machspeed Black square driver is a significant improvement on the previous model. The larger surface area and sloping profile looked much smoother and less chunky. 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. 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’. If you like your drivers square then this is the one to go for. If not try the Nike SQ Machspeed Black round driver as that is much better all round.
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Nike SQ Machspeed Black Square Driver - Product Details
If you are in need of a Driver that hits the ball high and far, this may just be the one for you. I found that the ball flight was too high for my liking, but the feel was impressive. The new look black-square head will be a love-hate feature I am sure, but if you are not turned off by that, you may end up with it in your bag. I would love it for hitting on downwind par 5s, but I will stick with my SuperTri for the timebeing.
A week ago I purchased the Nike SQ Machspeed Black Square Driver after previously owning the 5900. I am an 11 handicap and 59 years old. First shot was 20 yards longer than my old driver and dead down the middle. I did notice that the flight was lower than my 5900 which is a great improvement. After 20 balls which all went in a small circle I was glad that I had made the purchase. I was fitted at the store and they were dead on. I did tinker with the shaft alignment -1, but changed it back to 0 when I consistantly drew the ball left. Straight is fine with me. I'm used to paying much more for a driver than I did on this. Nike has a sure winner here. I highly recommend this club.
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