Pictures Emerge Of Nike Vapor Strike 2017 Driver

Here's the driver that would have been released by Nike last year

Nike Vapor Strike 2017 Driver
Image: @oli_willson13

Here's the driver that would supposedly have been released by Nike last year

Pictures Emerge Of Nike Vapor Strike 2017 Driver

Nike exited the golf hardware market in August 2016 and it has completely shaken up the equipment universe.

Players like Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen, Charl Schwartzel, Tony Finau and more were forced to suddenly look elsewhere for their golf equipment after the announcement.

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We've been wondering 'what if' Nike stayed in the equipment market and now we may know what they would have come out with in 2017.

An ex-Nike employee Oli Willson posted images of a Nike Vapor Strike driver that was supposedly due to be released in 2017.

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The Vapor Strike driver would have continued on from the Vapor Fly which featured the bright blue coloured crown.

It appears to have an updated compression channel and has gone back to the black crown colour with a red Nike tick and red on the bottom of the club.

So this is the driver that the likes of McIlroy, Woods and Koepka could have been using last season and perhaps this season too.

Screenshot: @oli_willson13

Nike clubs are, of course, still prominent on Tour with some players.

For example, Tommy Fleetwood still uses his Nike VR Pro blade irons and a Vapor Fly fairway wood.

Screenshot: @oli_willson13

Brooks Koepka still uses a Nike Vapor Fly 3 iron also, which was in the bag for all three of his major wins.

Another major win of 2018 featuring a Nike club was in Patrick Reed's Masters triumph where he used his old faithful Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood.

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Reed also went back to his old set of Nike VR Pro irons this year but quickly switched them out for his Callaway irons.

Kyle Stanley is another who still uses Nike clubs, as does Simon Dyson and Pep Angles. Kevin Chappell was also still using a set of Nike irons up until recently.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x