BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Divide a second by 1,000. Now divide that in half. That's how little time it takes to launch a golf ball that is just over an inch-and-a-half in diameter from where it sits nestled on a green. Nike's Polymetal Groove technology allows athletes to tackle this challenge with more consistency and confidence than ever before — and that same innovative technology paves the way for modern performance in Nike Golf's new line of classically-designed Nike Method MOD putters, available November 1.
Inspired by some of the most popular putter models of the past four decades, Nike Golf engineers combined tradition and innovation to craft the newest tech-savvy additions to the Method family. Timeless styles and shapes are updated with a unique arc design profile, red detailing and satin chrome finish to round out a line of four premium, milled putters that offer the ultimate in Tour-proven performance.
"We were able to take a range of classic designs and make them perform like modern putters," says David Franklin, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker. "We incorporated Polymetal Groove technology, which allows athletes to lift the ball, launch it and turn it forward as quickly as possible for a truer roll. We removed weight from the center, placing it in the heel and toe instead for a lower and deeper center of gravity. It's Nike's interpretation on classic, familiar shapes."
Each Nike Method MOD putter is weighted to length to ensure proper feel, and the line offers a range of toe hang options determined by where the weight is in relationship to the putter head. This allows athletes to choose a model to his or her personal preference for optimal forgiveness, roll and accuracy: MOD 00 (face-balanced); MOD 30 (30 degrees of toe hang); MOD 60 (60 degrees of toe hang); and MOD 90, (90 degrees of toe hang).
Nike Method MOD putters will be available on November 1 at select retailers and on Nike.com.
Nike Method MOD Putter
Specifications: MOD 00 RH 33"/34"/35", MOD 30 RH 33"/34"/35", MOD 60 RH/LH, 33"/34"/35", MOD 90 RH 33"/34"/35"
Street Price: $299
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