Martin Hopley

The Nike VR Pro Hybrid is an big improvement over Nike's previous Victory Red Hybrid.

The VR Pro model sees a more traditional colour scheme to compliment the compression channel on the sole of the club which Nike claim increases ball speed and distance.

Our first impression of the club when we got our hands on it was the small size of the club head, which appears to look more like a driving iron than many of the utility clubs on the market.

The polished and matte finish of the club face creates the look of a face-insert that again makes the club head seem smaller at address.

Any concerns we had with the looks were quickly dismissed after only a few shots. The VR Pro Hybrid is much more forgiving than it looks and the club's ability to alter ball flight and shape were impressive.

The solid, penetrating feel of the club felt great for shots from the fairway as well as off the tee and the Project X shaft delivered power and control.

The smaller look of the head will mean that the Nike VR Pro Hybrid is more suited to lower handicappers than the VR Pro driver and fairway but it is still well worth a try.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Nike VR Pro Hybrid

Nike VR Pro Hybrid - Product Details

UK Launch13 January 2011
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff
Manufacturer's WebsiteNike Website

User Reviews

February 2011

If you are looking for a hybrid that looks more like the old fashioned driving iron then the Nike VR Pro is for you. Nike look like they have gone back to the earliest hybrid designs for the VR Pro and the smaller head offers the better player all the control possibilities you would want. The VR Pro was easy to hit both ways as well as up and down and had a pleasingly penetrating ball flight. Definitley worth a go.

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Media Reviews

Today's Golfer
August 2011
Looks like an old-fashioned driving iron.. great distance
Golf Monthly
August 2011
Designed for those who want to shape the ball
Golf Monthly
April 2011
Tiny head capable of chopping ball out of rough
Golf World
March 2011
Most improved hybrid..small head..inviting shape and performance

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