From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, March 2010)
Category: Game-Improvement Irons
We tested: 4-AW with UST Victory Red graphite shaft
Company line: "The deep cavity and offset facilitate higher launch, softer landing and increased MOI. A contoured, undercut channel positions mass behind the center for feel and distance control. Face thickness increases from topline to sole for lower CG and optimal flight."
Our Testers say:
PROS: Produces straight, high shots; feel and accuracy are its dual strong points; little loss of distance on mis-hits; a soft, cushioned feel that still provides lots of direct feedback for a game-improvement iron; pleasing control and spin around the green; lots of correction; no gimmicks about the look; several guys find it to be the best Nike iron they've hit..
CONS: High-ball hitters might hit these too high; difficult to lower flight for knockdowns or in windy conditions; a minority find that it's easy to hit intentional hooks but more difficult to call on cuts.
Tell us what you think of the Nike Victory Red Full Cavity Irons in the comments area at the bottom of this page.
From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: Avids who want "help" in a traditional looking head
Tom Stites, Director of Product Creation, Nike Golf: "The VR Full Cavity is bigger, more forgiving, has more mass lower in the cavity, a wider sole and more bounce angle than the VR Split Cavity or VR Blade. Really, it can be played by anyone."
How it works: Simply, the VR Full Cavity offers more help on mis-hits (than VR Blade and VR Split Cavity) due to a large, contoured undercut cavity that shifts mass well behind the face. Given its wide sole and ample bounce angle, the VR Full Cavity should be eminently playable in a variety of turf conditions. The face varies in thickness—thinnest near the topline, thickest toward the sole—to lower the club's center of gravity and to produce a high ball flight.
From The Shop Blog:
Last week in The Shop, we told you how excited Paul Casey is about his new Nike Victory Red irons. Today, Nike e-mailed an official release detailing the new Victory Red family of irons. There will be three different sets of Victory Red irons available starting on November 1—Victory Red Forged TW Blades, Victory Red Forged Split Cavity and the Full Cavity Victory Red irons.