NIKE Slingshot Tour 3-PW w/ Steel Shaft
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Nike’s Slingshot Irons roused a lot of critical acclaim when they were released in 2004. The sling backs moved a great deal of weight back from the face, making them very easy to hit.
But the knock against them was that they were too unconventional looking. Better players just didn’t like the way they looked at address. I’m one of those who like a good clean look at address. Fat clubheads are a real turn-off for me.
So for its Slingshot Tour clubs, Nike got some input from their Tour players and modified the look. The slingshot back no longer is visible at address, and the offset is less. However, the club still achieves what Nike calls “Air CG” (interesting how everything is still “Air” with them—years after Air Jordan has retired), through the lightweight Custom Carpenter 455 face.
The Slingback achieves its effect by strategically moving the weight around. On the longer irons, the weights is concentrated low, back and in the heel. As the clubs get shorter, the weight moves forward, higher and toward the toe.