Nike Slingshot Golf Club Review

By Jim Hagerty


Slingshot 4D irons, from Nike, are mid-sized irons made of stainless steel with a variable sole: wider soles on long irons for higher launch, while short irons have thinner soles for better control. Slingshots also feature the Nike signature Slingback design, which places the sole weight toward the back of the club head on long irons and forward on short clubs. This, Nike claims, allows the player to achieve proper ball flight throughout the set. Shaft options include Speed Step SL steel and UST Slingshot graphite, available in standard flexes. Though this (and all) Nike clubs are no longer in production, Slingshot 4D irons are still widely available on the secondary golf market. 


The unique weighting, variable sole width and offset makes Nike Slingshot fairly comfortable game-improvement irons. With easy and controlled swings, each moves through impact swiftly with solid launch. Sweet-spot impact is soft and controlled while each club has nice pinch from a variety of lies.



As scoring clubs, Nike Slingshots fall significantly short in comparison to other game-improvement clubs on the market. The slightest mis-hit can cause significant vibration, while short irons lack the ability to put solid spin on the ball. Some golfers favor these irons, but in truth, many more will find fault and be better served by other irons. 

About The Author

Jim Hagerty is a freelance writer and journalist. In addition to the hundreds of Web-based articles to his credit, he's a staff writer for "The Rock River Times," where he covers arts and entertainment, outdoors and human interest news events. Hagerty holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations and journalism from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

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