We were big fans of the previous Sumo driver so were very excited when the Nike SQ Sumo 5000 driver arrived.
However we regret to say we were a little under-whelmed. The newer version has an extra 100 MOI but that seems to have made it noisier.
The head is a little shorter front to back than the square version and a little taller so it gives you a lot of forgiveness yet still allows you to move the ball if you want to.
The trajectory of the Nike SQ Sumo 5000 is lower than the square driver and more penetrating so better players will probably prefer this model.
Still a very good club, but if you have the old version then stick rather than switch.
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Nike SQ Sumo 5000 Driver - Product Details
|Launch Date UK||01 February 2008|
|Launch Date US||01 February 2008|
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Left Handed Lofts||9.5°, 10.5°, 13°|
|Right Handed Lofts||8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°, 13°, 16°|
|Shaft Flex||X Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Light|
|Manufacturer's Website||Nike Website|
Well from going from hitting my old driver about 220 yards at the bounce, I'm now hitting about 250 yards and they are going a lot straighter. I bought the regular shaft so I don't have to give it all my might when teeing up at the start of a round. It looks good and sounds different but great
Nike are getting there with the SQ Sumo 5000. This is an improvement on the previous model and the quality of strike is there, but it just doesn't sound right. The noise at impact if anything has got worse, even worse than the square headed version. Also the ball doesn't seem to fly of the clubface, more of a dull dunt.
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