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Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« on: February 14, 2007, 01:17:00 PM »

Holy crap, that is one ugly *goshdarn* club!!!  Disgusted

I've always said if it would help my game, I could get used to just about anything, but this thing? I don't know. Ugly, ugly, ugly. At least it's huge, so it's got that going for it.

They didn't have any of the other new square drivers in so I can't give a comparison. The updated Hibore doesn't look too bad though. Not that much different than the original in terms of how it looks at address, but I did look at it right after I saw the Sumo, so my judgment might have been tainted.
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 03:22:15 PM »

Most of the other hardcore equipment nerds are saying the same thing.  Wink
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 10:13:47 AM »

Hmmm......"ugly, but at least it's huge..."



Where have I heard that before? Shocked
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 04:51:15 PM »

Can't be that ugly, can it? Wink
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 05:47:34 PM »

I looks better than it sounds, and it sounds better than it feels. Words can't describe how much I hated the Sumo, and I'm not one to hate a club. I saw but didn't hit the Callaway. It looked nicer, but I don't know about the feel or sound.
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 06:33:30 PM »

tried one in golf galaxy today

looks - ugly
sounds- uglier

feels- bizarre (does anyone know the stock swingweight??)  felt like a sledge and a half


plays (on in store launch sim) -  almost good enough to consider buying used in 12 months or so


i had just been at the indoor range (20 minutes early) where I hit about 140 balls (probably 40 with driver).   i had been working on a slightly flatter driver plane there (also standing about 2" farther away than usual).    after getting the timing of the 'release' down.... to hit a draw instead of a block... I was hitting low missiles consistently (nak 380 9* with evo R flex) that just started to turn left as they hit the dome wall (about 120 yards out)


the sumo at gg  was a 9.5* (i think) with the stock S flex shaft   ...  i was getting the same basically ball flight (11-12* launch), about 230-245 carry (anywhere from 140-150 ball speed with their used balls) with good hits as I expect.  the difference was the supposed roll ....   typically 25-30 yards.    i dont get that with the nak right now unless i really hook it or punch it insanely low.    so i had 3 or 4 in a row on this sim that totalled out @ 260-275.      i'd love to try one on a real range or course side by side with my usual driver.   15 more yards (consistently) on good hits  would be worth it for $200 or so.   not for $400+ on my budget .... but most interestingly,   ---  HOWEVER  at this GG,  they only have a low rubber tee that barely gets the ball to the top of the crown.    i was playing it about 4-6" further back in my stance than i usually do.  i think therefore the 'draw' was coming from the insanely closed face of the club.   i think if i were to get one,  i would need a 'tour' model or one that just got lucky and was made much more close to square.



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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 07:06:41 AM »

Saw it in person at the golf show this weekend.  I want one.  Karen hates it.  Done deal. Grin
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 07:32:53 AM »

tried one in golf galaxy today

looks - ugly
sounds- uglier

feels- bizarre (does anyone know the stock swingweight??)  felt like a sledge and a half


plays (on in store launch sim) -  almost good enough to consider buying used in 12 months or so


i had just been at the indoor range (20 minutes early) where I hit about 140 balls (probably 40 with driver).   i had been working on a slightly flatter driver plane there (also standing about 2" farther away than usual).    after getting the timing of the 'release' down.... to hit a draw instead of a block... I was hitting low missiles consistently (nak 380 9* with evo R flex) that just started to turn left as they hit the dome wall (about 120 yards out)


the sumo at gg  was a 9.5* (i think) with the stock S flex shaft   ...  i was getting the same basically ball flight (11-12* launch), about 230-245 carry (anywhere from 140-150 ball speed with their used balls) with good hits as I expect.  the difference was the supposed roll ....   typically 25-30 yards.    i dont get that with the nak right now unless i really hook it or punch it insanely low.    so i had 3 or 4 in a row on this sim that totalled out @ 260-275.      i'd love to try one on a real range or course side by side with my usual driver.   15 more yards (consistently) on good hits  would be worth it for $200 or so.   not for $400+ on my budget .... but most interestingly,   ---  HOWEVER  at this GG,  they only have a low rubber tee that barely gets the ball to the top of the crown.    i was playing it about 4-6" further back in my stance than i usually do.  i think therefore the 'draw' was coming from the insanely closed face of the club.   i think if i were to get one,  i would need a 'tour' model or one that just got lucky and was made much more close to square.

Nice review aske.
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 07:33:06 AM »

Saw it in person at the golf show this weekend.  I want one.  Karen hates it.  Done deal. Grin

lol Cheesy
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2007, 11:09:51 AM »

Saw it in person at the golf show this weekend.  I want one.  Karen hates it.  Done deal. Grin

lol Cheesy

Saw it in person again today!  This time I hit it.  (Oh, she bang! She bang!)
Been waiting for the new Golfsmith to open up here, I think it was last week, so today, I ran over on my lunch break.  I had limited time, so wasn't there long.

The club.  1.  Like I said before, I like it.  2.  Boy howdy, it does sound weird.  My first shot, I damn near dropped it, because I thought I broke something.  3. I hit the *feces* out of it. Grin

The launch monitors in this place are the best I have ever seen.  The measure everything, and it is easily displayed, and interactive/intuitive.
Club:  Nike Sumo2 Square. 9.5* Factory Stiff (I'm not sure what brand they actually use)


First Drive:  SS: 98 MPH Launch angle:  14.6  Ball speed:  101 and some change. Path:  1.5* right. (still in the fairway) Distance: 248.

Second drive:  SS: 101 MPH   Launch angle:  8.6  Ball speed 103.05  Path:  Dead Dog Straight!  Distance: 257.  Interactive feature:  Adjusted to launch angle of 13.5 degrees, distance would have been 267 (I think).

Only 2 swings, in my work clothes, with basically no warm up.  If I had 4 bills, I would buy one.  We'll see.  Overall rating:  Looks, feel, playability, sound. I give it a 9.


Oh, I also got a chance to hit a set of irons they had there as a trade in.  Man, did they feel good.  Like butter.  Titleist 690.CB.  I like those. Devil
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2007, 11:19:12 AM »

I hit it a couple times and hated it. Sound and feel. The Callaway was better but not going to get either one.
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 02:05:20 PM »

Saw it in person at the golf show this weekend.  I want one.  Karen hates it.  Done deal. Grin

lol Cheesy

Saw it in person again today!  This time I hit it.  (Oh, she bang! She bang!)
Been waiting for the new Golfsmith to open up here, I think it was last week, so today, I ran over on my lunch break.  I had limited time, so wasn't there long.

The club.  1.  Like I said before, I like it.  2.  Boy howdy, it does sound weird.  My first shot, I damn near dropped it, because I thought I broke something.  3. I hit the *feces* out of it. Grin

The launch monitors in this place are the best I have ever seen.  The measure everything, and it is easily displayed, and interactive/intuitive.
Club:  Nike Sumo2 Square. 9.5* Factory Stiff (I'm not sure what brand they actually use)


First Drive:  SS: 98 MPH Launch angle:  14.6  Ball speed:  101 and some change. Path:  1.5* right. (still in the fairway) Distance: 248.

Second drive:  SS: 101 MPH   Launch angle:  8.6  Ball speed 103.05  Path:  Dead Dog Straight!  Distance: 257.  Interactive feature:  Adjusted to launch angle of 13.5 degrees, distance would have been 267 (I think).

Only 2 swings, in my work clothes, with basically no warm up.  If I had 4 bills, I would buy one.  We'll see.  Overall rating:  Looks, feel, playability, sound. I give it a 9.


Oh, I also got a chance to hit a set of irons they had there as a trade in.  Man, did they feel good.  Like butter.  Titleist 690.CB.  I like those. Devil

I think you should buy the Sumo, and the irons!!!! Grin
Go on, you know you want too!!!! Grin
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2007, 02:07:13 PM »

I think you should buy the Sumo, and the irons!!!! Grin
Go on, you know you want too!!!! Grin

And don't forget a new putter too. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2007, 07:53:59 PM »

I tried one at the driving range at my club. I had been warming up for a few minutes with my Taylormade R7 Quad TP 9.5 with the Fujikura Speeder 757 Stiff. I had been hitting most of the drives over the fence dead straight at about 280 yards - which meant 295 -300+ or about 15 yards over the fence on the fly.

The demo tent was just a couple of boxes down so I went over and asked for a Sumo similar to what I was using. The guy gave me one with similar loft and shaft and I proceeded to hit about 20 balls. Dead straight and at least another 15 yards past what I was hitting the R7. I was enthused to say the least. It seemed I couldn't miss-hit the thing. It sounded weird for sure - but with results like that I could get real used to it. Much easier to hit than the R7.

After I started bombing the thing several other people on the range went over and picked one out. They too seemed to get better results - or so they said - even an older lady who didn't hit it as far as us guys - but still popped them out there.


Too bad Nike has to recall them - otherwise I'da bought one by now!
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Re: Saw a Nike SQ Sumo in person for the first time today
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2007, 05:18:29 AM »


Too bad Nike has to recall them - otherwise I'da bought one by now!

They have already be re-released with a stamp on the sole, stating MOI conformity.

I do believe, however, the only drivers tested, and recalled were the square ones.
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