I tested a 20-degree Nike Vapor Speed Hybrid, which was a slightly lower loft than the majority of the heads that I tried. This hybrid from Nike is their “point and shoot” offering, with no adjustability to it. A simple, glossy, and clean black head with a metallic face. The Vapor Speed club has a larger head size, and sat a bit closed to my eye. This is most likely due to the fact that most hybrids appear to have a larger head size because of the offset in place.
Who’s it for?
The Vapor Speed is more for the mid to higher handicap player that does not need any adjustability features, and just wants a simple “point and shoot” head that feels good and elevates off the deck nicely.
Final Take – Gom’s Pick
Like the fairway version of this model, I again found the hybrid to be very long with a solid feel. I did see a constant draw with this head like I do more often than not with any hybrid that does not feature some adjustability or some sort of fade-bias built in. I would love to bag a club like this based on the feel, the distance and penetrating ball flight. However, it’s more for those that fade the ball than a hooker like me.
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Introduced to Golf: Age 10
Years Playing: 47
Hole In Ones: 2
Double Eagles: 1
Years in the Golf Industry: 14
Rounds Per Year: Over 100
Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass
Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C.
Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples
Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)
Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff
3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3
Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff
Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff
Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths
Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex
Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex
Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34”
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV Yellow
Trackman Driver Swing Info
Club Head Speed: 98-101
Ball Speed: 148-151
Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6
Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1
Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3
Carry: 234-242 yards
Distance: 258-272 yards
Path: 0.7 to 2.4