Fairway woods step in Nike footprints

Club-makers have latched on to a fable to create a yellow-soled set of clubs they hope will leave an indelible mark with golfers.

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Wed, 12 Oct 2005
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Sasquatch fairway metal

Nike is revealing its new £179 SasQuatch Fairway metals, not so much hot on the heels of its 460 Sasquatch driver, more deep in its giant footprints.

‘SasQuatch’ in Eskimo-speak means ‘Big Foot’ – a fictional beast that roams the Alaskan wastelands – and the popular club-makers have latched on to the fable to create a yellow-soled set of clubs they hope will leave an indelible mark with golfers.

These fairway metals, which come standard with a Diamana graphite shaft, feature similar geometry to the driver with a distinctive head design using PowerBow technology that Nike claims, makes it easier for golfers to hit longer and straighter shots.


Low profile face

This technology saves weight to move the centre of gravity lower and further back to make it easier to launch the ball quickly for extra distance. Combined with a shallow clubface, Nike engineers reckon the club is less inclined to twist at impact – meaning better accuracy.

The clubs will be available in February with a range of lofts from 3plus to 7-wood (13 to 21 degrees) for right-handed men and more limited lofts for left-handers and women. The graphite version (£209) will have the option of an Aldila NV65 or Grafalloy Blue PL65 shaft (X, S or R flex).

 

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