Golf News for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Equipment

Nike Golf introduces new VR X3X Toe Sweep wedges for 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Whether it's high rough or wet grass, difficult lies or daunting bunkers, Nike Golf craftsmen and engineers at The Oven have created the solution for the toughest of short game shots -- the new VR X3X Toe Sweep wedges, available at retail January 31, 2014.

Over the course of five years, the Nike Golf team prototyped, analyzed and tested a range of functional sole configurations before landing on an innovative design that makes it significantly easier to hit out of the toughest lies from anywhere around the green. A wider sole area toward the toe and a relieved heel ensure versatility around the greens and make it easier for golfers to hit out of the bunker. Improved X3X groove technology delivers a more consistent shot in any condition, better ball flight and superior stopping power on the green.

"We built the VR X3X Toe Sweep wedges from the ground up," says Mike Taylor, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker. "Our Tour athletes have told us that the toe side of the sole is most critical in bunker performance. In a bunker shot, these new wedges are carefully crafted to provide bounce relative to the path of the club head. Around the green, our athletes ask for material to be ground away from the heel to aid open-face versatility - and we've done that with this new design."

The toe-sweep sole is an innovative combination that blends the best attributes of several of Nike's most functional grinds. The VR X3X Toe Sweep wedges perform like a wide sole from the bunker, but slide through the tightest lies around the green with ease.

Included in the VR X3X line are the Tour-validated Dual Wide sole wedges, which have a wide "c-shaped" grind with heel and toe relief, making it extremely easy to launch the ball high with maximum spin.

Nike's X3X groove technology features grooves that are closer together and deeper on the clubface. Nike Golf engineers added width to the shape of the existing X3X grooves to create a new X3X 27 groove design for the VR X3X line of wedges. The enhanced designimproves spin consistency for more precision when approaching the green.

Both VR X3X wedges feature a satin chrome finish, Dynamic Gold Wedge shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips.

VR X3X Toe Sweep wedge
Availability: January 31, 2014
Street Price: $109.99
Loft Options: RH: 56, 58, 60 degree. LH: 56 and 60 degree

VR X3X Dual Wide Sole wedge
Availability: January 31, 2014
Street Price: $109.99
Loft Options: RH: 52, 56, 58 and 60 degree

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Contacts:
Beth Gast - Nike Golf
503.532.8852
beth.gast@nike.com

Kristen McKenna - Nike Golf
503.532.6581
kristen.mckenna@nike.com



 
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