Review of Nike Slingshot Golf Clubs

By Eric Cornelison

Specs

Nike has changed the performance of the Nike Slingshot 4D irons in four critical areas. Nike positioned the weight differently in the long irons than they have in the short irons in order to get the ball flight you want in each club. Nike also made the long irons wider, similar to the hybrids, to get those high soft landing, and they made the short irons thinner so you can control the clubs making more accurate shots at the pin. Another change is the offset in each club, making more offset in the long irons and decreasing them as you went down to your short irons. It does help you square the club head in the long irons and prevent those pulls in the short irons. The long irons offer more forgiveness and launch the ball like a hybrid, and the short irons are more accurate because of the profile of the club head. You can get these Slingshot irons in graphite or steel for about $400, as of 2009.

Perks

These irons offer the high-handicapper great forgiveness and prevents those pushes and slices with the long irons along with the control and accuracy most average players don't get with a short iron. A mid-handicapper will also appreciate these clubs and switch from those hybrids to the long irons because the offset does help square up the face.

Sacrifices

No great sacrifices for the high or mid-handicapper could be found, but a low- handicapper will find these clubs difficult to work that fade or draw when they need it. The only other thing found was that these clubs are really a max-game improvement club because the sweet spot seems to be so big.

Bottom Line

A nice club to begin with if you want to improve your game into those elusive 80s that you just haven't been able to crack. Anymore than that you will need a different club.

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About The Author

Originally from Huntersville, W. Va., Eric Cornelison has been writing news and sports articles for more than 25 years. He now publishes travel, sports and religious articles on a variety of websites and in magazines, such as the "Red Oak Record" and "Ellis County Press." Cornelison holds a Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University and doctorate in religious theology from Rochville University.

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