Nike 'Speed Trials' head to The Belfry

Nike is giving golfers the chance to try out their latest clubs in a series of 'Speed Trials' at the Belfry's PGA National Golf Academy

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Nike will give golfers in the West Midlands the chance to try brand's latest equipment in a series of 'Speed Trials' held at The Belfry later this month.

Those taking part will sample clubs used by Nike Golf Tour staff athletes, such as Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel and Simon Dyson.

Staged on August 2 and 9 from 6-9pm in the Belfry's PGA National Golf Academy, Nike Golf's VR-S 'Speed Trials' will allow golfers to compare the speed of their current clubs with new Nike VR-S products on an in-store launch monitor.

The accumulative distance of their shots hit with the driver, fairway wood and hybrid will be recorded. A subsequent 'Speeding Ticket' will be issued, detailing respective yardage and distance gained against their own equipment.

Nike Golf's 'Speed Trials' have achieved more than 250,000 yards since the beginning of this season, and the Belfry recently reported a 10% increase in the booking of custom-fit sessions.

"This is a superb opportunity for golfers in the West Midlands to try out the very latest equipment and see first hand how the clubs can add distance to their game," said Gary Silcock, The Belfry's Director of Golf.

"We're very pleased one of the biggest manufacturers in world golf has chosen to stage these trials at the Belfry."

To book an individual 'Speed Trial', call The Belfry on 0300 500 0405 or visit


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Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x