Martin Hopley

The Nike SQ Machspeed driver is the next evolution of the square drivers that Nike helped pioneer.

However it could be the last as they are the only model in the market now from the major manufacturers in this shape.

However which shape do we mean? The square is now a rounded-off trapezoid, because Nike say (and others agree) that the previous square shape was not aerodynamic enough and therefore the revised design of the Machspeed has been deisgned to fix this.

The channels on the back, side and sole of the head are there to channel the air as the club moves through the swing, but it looks as if the design team focussed entirely on aero-dynamics rather than the looks, which are 'unconventional' to say the least.

However despite that we are pleased to report that the Nike SQ Machspeed driver is better than it predecessor and the sound and feel at impact are very good.

The head design feel solid and is pretty forgiving, even if the flight of the ball is quite high. The SQ Machspeed comes with Nike's STR8-Fit system to adjust the angle of the head to shape the ball flight, which seems a bit odd on a square drive that is meant to hit it straighter.

However it may help those needing to straighten their flight up even more by setting a draw to counter a hook, or vice versa, so step forward if that is you.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Nike SQ Machspeed Driver

Nike SQ Machspeed Driver - Product Details

UK Launch01 March 2010
USA Launch01 March 2010
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts9.5°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexStiff, Regular
Manufacturer's WebsiteNike Website

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Media Reviews

Today's Golfer
June 2010
Bottom line on this club, Don't be put off by looks.
Golf Monthly
June 2010
A superb driver, high flying shots with minimum spin.
Golf Monthly
March 2010
Unusual design but superb. Consistent results if unusual shape.

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