Nike Dri-Fit

Nike SwooshHave you ever wore any of Nike’s Dri-Fit clothing line? Last year I bought a few of their golf polo shirts and loved them. The shirts keep you cool and it’s really unbelievable how much they do with your sweat. It actually feels like you’re sweating less when wearing Dri-Fit apparel, but instead the clothes are grabbing the sweat and evaporating it quicker than other materials ever will.

A few weeks ago I made a trip to a local outlet mall and bought a few Dri-Fit shirts at half price which is much better than paying $50 or more for a golf shirt if you ask me. You can also find a lot of the Nike stuff on eBay for good prices.

If you aren’t up for paying the high Nike prices you might want to look into off-brand clothes as well. Earlier in the week I bought some workout clothes that I’ll use for bike riding, rollerblading, and other exercises. The company was called Fitness Gear and their line was called Hydro-FIT and it feels relatively close to the same type of material used by Nike. Shirts were 2/$25 and shorts were $15. They weren’t golf clothes, but I’m sure there is something similar out there.

Sasquatch Siting

Nike Sasquatch DriverI’ve written about the Nike Sasquatch driver before, but I finally saw it in person this weekend for the first time when I was at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The driver has one of the biggest heads on a golf club that I’ve ever seen, but it’s one of the lightest drivers I’ve held in my hands. The sweet spot on the Sasquatch has to be huge, so I don’t know how you could hit a bad shot with the thing. I bet I could hit a nice 100 yard slicer with it though. That’s how much “control” I have in my swing. They are really hyping this club up so when you get a chance check it out.

Nike Sasquatch Driver

Nike Sasquatch DriverNike’s new Sasquatch driver is a great looking club. If you were going to buy a driver on looks alone, the Sasquatch might would be near the top of the list.

Nike has developed a new technology called Powerbow, which “adds a trailing volume of mass to apply more power and control to the ball without overstepping the 460cc limit.” This gives the driver the largest footprint in the game of golf. Powerbow is so revolutionary for making clubs they patented it. For the Sasquatch, they’ve moved the center of gravity lower and further back to give golfers more forgiveness and a larger sweetspot. When you look at the face of the club you’ll notice that Nike stayed with the nexTI that was used on the popular Ignite driver. Why change a good thing right?

For right-handed golfers, the driver is available in 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, Lucky 13°, and Sweet 16°. Unfortunately lefties are limited to 9.5°, 10.5°, and Lucky 13°. Lucky 13° and Sweet 16° are the exact terms used on the Nike Golf web site. The Sasquatch is built with a Diamana shaft by Mitsubishi Rayon.

Nike also matching fairway metals which look equally appealing.

Update: I just saw the commercial on TV which was a neat idea. It looks like the clubs will be released in November.