Nike Dymo drivers launched at last

SQ Dymo STR8-FIT and SQ Dymo drivers on sale now

Bob Warters
Tue, 5 May 2009


Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT driver with adjustable face angle

Nike Golf has finally, launched its family of four 460 cc SQ Dymo drivers -the SQ Dymo STR8-FIT and SQ Dymo - each with a square-headed version (the SQ DYMO² STR8-FIT and SQ DYMO²). The drivers were first revealed in October when we were able to review prototype models, but are only just being released into Nike outlets from May 1.

The clubs follow hot on the heels of chameleon-like TaylorMade R9 driver, the revolutionary-looking Callaway FTiQ model, the Mizuno MP-600 with sliding weight adjustment and the multi-versioned Cobra S9-1 and Titleist 909 drivers. All follow the DIY custom-fit-your-own-driver module.

Nike says the SQ DYMO STR8-FIT and Nike SQ DYMO² STR8-FIT - each with eight self-adjustable face angles and priced at £360 - are destined to revolutionise the way golfers can shape their tee shots to ensure maximum distance and pinpoint accuracy.

With the angle at which the clubface makes contact with the ball, the key factor in determining the direction it travels, as well as impacting on the shape of shot, most golfers develop a consistent shot pattern over time that is hard to correct through technique alone.

The makers claim that's why the two new Nike SQSTR8-FIT drivers offer the perfect solution for those players who want to reduce the effects of slices or hooks and promote a draw or a fade, without having to make changes to their grooved swings.


The Nike SQ Dymo driver

There are three different clubhead positions for a ‘closed’ clubface, encouraging shots to be shaped to the left; two positions for ‘neutral’ allowing the ball to be shaped in either direction, and three ‘open’ clubface positions promoting a left to right fade for right-handers.

Neither the £250 SQ DYMO nor the SQ DYMO² driver is adjustable, but draw upon the technological benefits that made the original Nike SasQuatch SUMO and Nike SasQuatch SUMO² drivers successful, including confidence-inspiring square and round head-shape geometry to offer maximum control and distance.

The standard shaft option is Nike's UST Proforce AXIV Core (available in three different weights) which features a stabilising core material enabling golfers to swing the club faster and remain in complete control of the clubhead.

Lofts options are from 8.5 to high launch for men and 11.5 and HL for women.

TIGER NOTE: According to the latest PGA Tour equipment survey, World No.1 Tiger Woods also uses a Nike SQ Dymo driver - but with a 380cc head not available to the general market. His personalised 8.5 degree loft club is fittedf with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board shaft, similar to that which he has used almost through out his career.

 

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