Nike golf equipment became an absolute tour favourite and has secured the signature and services of some of the best golfers on the planet before the brand chose to exit the club manufacturing industry in 2016.
Nike, Inc. traces its origins to 1964 but only became known as Nike in 1978. In 1986, Nike began making golf shoes. Despite the fact that the company had endorsement deals with some pro golfers (Curtis Strange and Peter Jacobsen, chiefly), the Nike golf shoes of that era were not well regarded by consumers and didn't sell well.
Nike muddled along in golf with shoes and apparel, not making much of a mark until it finally made some noise in 1996. That's when Nike signed a young golfer who had just turned pro – Tiger Woods – to a then-staggering contract: five years and $40 million. It did this despite not having any golf balls or golf clubs for Woods to use. The company's investors did not react well to the Woods signing, either; Nike stock fell by five per cent in the immediate aftermath of the announcement.
Only in 2000 did Woods begin using any Nike Golf equipment in tournament play, starting with the Tour Accuracy TW golf ball. The Tour Accuracy golf ball was Nike Golf's first success with consumers, too. Its sales were driven in part by the famous commercial featuring Woods bouncing the ball off the face of an iron.
When Nike eventually branched out into golf clubs, Woods was, of course their most prominent user. However, other pros also opted for Nike golf clubs, including Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Tommy Fleetwood.
You can find out more about all kinds of options in our buyers' guides. Here, we go through the strengths of different brands and what to look out for if you're buying Nike golf clubs such as fairway woods or iron sets.
We stock a wide variety of models, including Nike Vapor and CPR golf clubs.
Nike decided in 2016 to "accelerate innovation in its golf footwear and apparel business" and "transition out of equipment — including clubs, balls and bags".
That left the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy looking for new club sponsors. TaylorMade eventually signed both of the former world number ones to new deals.
We're here to help you locate increasingly rare Nike golf club sets. Our commitment to our customers includes part-exchange options. You can also benefit from a seven-day trial period and next-day delivery on orders made before 2:00 pm.
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