Nike VR Pro Combo irons review

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Golf Monthly Verdict

There are few more beautiful looking sets currently on the market. The traditional aesthetic comes with an incredibly sweet, crisp strike. A must-try for any solid single-figure handicapper. We suspect the difference in topline thickness between the bladed clubs and the shallow cavities may be too much for some, even if the overall distance control was good. PGA Pro Verdict Having used the previous model I was looking forward to reviewing these and they did not disappoint. Beautifully finished they looked and felt great. Traditionally, the lofts have looked generous in the longer irons on earlier models and this seems to be the case again. The blade/cavity combination works really well and the head shapes throughout were designed beautifully and matched, which is difficult to find in many sets of this nature. (John Jacobs)

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Nike has combined the philosophy behind the original Pro Combo irons with the technology used to create their new Nike VR Pro combo irons. The set progresses from pocket-cavity long irons to split -cavity mid irons and bladed short clubs. The centre of gravity is different in each club to help produce the optimum launch throughout the set.

Nike VR Pro combo irons will suit decent ball-strikers looking for forgiveness in the longer clubs and those wanting the feel and look of a blade in their short irons.

This stunning-looking set delivered the sort of crisp feel that any good ball-striker will simply love. The long irons are noticeably more consistent on off-centre hits without giving up on a relatively low, piercing flight.

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Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."


Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X