The Nike SQ Sumo irons will be hitting stores near you on November 1, but I had a chance to hit them on a driving range last night in Stone Mountain, Ga.
"We have taken the premise of geometry that we started with in the original Nike SQ driver and are evolving it across our club line," said Tom Stites, director of club creation for Nike Golf, in a media release. "With this new geometry and its high MOI, we have created what we believe is the most forgiving iron Nike Golf has ever developed."
With extreme perimeter weighting, the SQ Sumo irons have an ultra thin Cryo Steel face plate on the 4-7 irons to increase distance and make them more forgiving. The SQ Sumo irons also have a polymer insert to reduce vibrations at impact and improve feel.
The clubs felt extremely solid at impact, even on shots that were mis-hit, and getting the ball up and flying high was very easy. After hitting several 7-iron shots, I noticed that I was hitting 10 to 15 yards farther and much higher than I usually do. So for players looking for maximum game improvement, the SQ Sumos seem worth trying out.
The Men's set will include 4-iron to pitching wedge and cost $799 for steel shafts and $999 for graphite shafts. The women's set, made up of 5-iron to sand wedge in graphite only, is $999.