Nike Golf’s VR Forged wedges are now available to consumers. Each wedge is made of soft 1025 carbon steel and finished in satin chrome. The VR Forged wedge, according to Nike Golf, features three distinct sole grinds to ensure ideal set-up from sand, fringe, fairway or deep
rough for different players. The three sole grinds are Standard Grind, Dual Narrow Grind and Dual Wide Grind.
Each sole grind is available in Tour Satin and Black Oxide and carries a shelf price in $129.99.
Nike Golf says the VR Forged wedge with a standard grind is the most versatile profile for all conditions. This sole grind, which Nike Golf says was “inspired by the desires of Tiger Woods,” ensures the correct address position without the need to open the face. This
wedge, according to the company, is for the athlete who likes a multiple wedge system where loft is the primary difference.
Featuring a dual narrow grind, the VR Forged wedge has a narrow sole width with higher bounce and extreme heel relief. Nike Golf says the wedge sits low to the ball whether the face is square or open.
With the help of Nike athlete Francesco Molinari, Nike Golf said its club designers found that the Dual Wide Grind has all the benefits of a wider sole with a low bounce. The easiest of the three grinds from any location around the green, the company says this wedge is designed to get the ball up high in the air with ease. This grind allows the athlete to be accurate from the bunker but still performs from narrow lies.
The VR Forged wedge features Nike Golf’s high-frequency X3X grooves with a precision laser crosshatch pattern that is applied to the land area between the grooves. This pattern, the company says, adds three times the surface texture versus conventionally
finished faces, creating more spin in all conditions. With X3X grooves, Nike Golf says there are more grooves that are closer together and deeper on the clubface, which provides more control and consistency in all conditions off of the clubface.