There are many reasons to be excited about golf this year, not least by the prospect of golf returning to the Olympics, but perhaps the imminent battle that will ensue between three of the best golfers we’ve seen in recent years. With both Day and Spieth’s respective sponsors having released their 2016 ranges of clubs already, here’s a look at what will be in Rory’s bag for the season ahead. Take a look at the best 2016 golf club releases :
We have included the new Vapor Fly clubs in our Best 2016 Golf Clubs round up. They are fresh out of The Oven, also known as Nike’s innovation department, and they look very exciting with a full refreshment of their whole series. We only got glimpses of the Nike Vapor driver series last year with Rory McIlroy competing in less than half of all professional events last season. However, over 2015 Rory still managed a season average driving distance of 304 yards from the tee and a handsome average GIR percentage of 70%. With that in mind, and Rory in fighting fit condition for the season ahead coming off the back of a DP World Tour Championship win and Race to Dubai title 2016 is set to be another big year. In his title-winning run Rory more than one new club, including a Nike Vapor driver prototype 8.5 degree (hitting the longest average driving distance over the four rounds at 322.1 yards). Along with a Nike Method prototype putter and a set of RZN prototype balls. We are keen to see what kind of golf McIlroy can produce this season as he battles the best of the best with possibly best golf accessories to have from Nike to ever come on to the shelves.
Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf Director of Engineering says over the years they have furthered their knowledge about golf athletes, materials and technologies and now they’ve “verified that if we can launch the ball higher, while managing spin, it will ultimately fly farther”. This could be the reason behind Rory’s powerful driving distances achieved in Dubai. McIlroy has been instrumental in the design of the new Vapor Fly Pro Driver to ensure ultimate forgiveness and distance.
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Here is our roundup of the best 2016 golf clubs
Nike Vapor Flex 440 Driver (available March 4th 2016)
Nike Vapor Fly Pro Driver (available January 29th 2016)
Nike Vapor Fly Driver (available 29th January 2016)
Nike Vapor Fly Fairway Wood (available 29th January 2016)
Nike Vapor Fly Hybrid (available 29th January 2016)
Nike Vapor Fly Pro Irons (available 29th January 2016)
Nike have released images of their new Method Origin B2-01 putter that Rory started using at the Coca-Cola Championship and recorded his best putting stats of the season with. Date of release is still not set, but could be as soon as April. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Other new kit set for release this year includes Callaway’s new XR 16 Driver that was designed in partnership with Boeing to achieve aerodynamic perfection. That will be available from the 29th January. Alongside the latest driver, Callaway are tipped to release an exciting new set of OS irons as a part of their XR set. These OverSized irons are dubbed to be the alternative to Callaway’s Big Bertha within the game-improvement arena. And these clubs will be big!
Wilson Staff are set for some big releases this year with a brand-new full range of forged irons, hybrids, woods and drivers. The C200 series are the follow on from Wilson’s C100 game improvement iron with an entirely new FLX Face technology. This coupled with power holes allows the clubface to flex upon impact and generate improved ball speeds.
Last but not least in our list of the best 2016 golf clubs – Ping have been working hard on their 2016 release with original G irons set for release in February. And following a sneaky tweet posted by Ping staff player Bubba Watson, there will also be a unique set of Ping G drivers following the highly successful G30. Look out for Bubba taking it for a swing this week in Kapalua.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) January 4, 2016