Nike CPR is good but other hybrids are better
About me: I'm a mid- to high- handicap golfer and play 1-2 rounds a month.
I currently carry 2 hyrbids in my bag (2-iron and 3-iron Nickent Genex 3dx Ironwoods). I have owned and played both the Nike CPR ironwood type hybrid and the TaylorMade Rescue Mid.
Hybrid clubs have definitely helped my game. As advertised hybrids are generally easier to hit than long irons, get the ball in the air quickly, and fly higher and farther than the irons these clubs are intended to replace. They are versatile and can be hit from the tee, the fairway, the rough, out of fairway bunkers, and even used on chip shots from the fringe.
Performance: As far as hybrids go, I’m only luke warm on the Nike CPR. The clubhead design on the CPR is essentially an older design. For those of you who remember the original TaylorMade Rescue clubs (copper color scheme) before the introduction of the Rescue Mid, the Nike CPR has a very similar clubhead shape/ design. The Nike’s weight distribution (center of gravity) is not as low or as far back as most of its competition including the Taylor Rescue Mid, Nickent Genex 3dx, Callaway Heavenwood, Cleveland Halo, Cobra Baffler, and others.
Dislikes: One thing that did bother me about the Nike was its toe-up position/ lie angle. At address, the toe of the club really felt like it was pointing upward. The flex of the club during the swing would no doubt return the club to square at address, but I never got comfortable with the look at address. In comparison, the Rescue Mid I used to play and the Nickent that I currently play are both more level at address and give me a greater confidence in the club.
Bottomline: The Nike CPR is a better option than long irons, but there are better options among hybrids on the market today.
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Nike CPR2 Ironwood
The Nike CPR2 ironwood is by far my favorite hybrid. I own and have played the Taylor Made Rescue Mid, Adams Idea A2 OS, Cobra Baffler, Callaway Heavenwood, Ping G5L and Tour Edge Bazooka. I like the Taylor Made Rescue Mid because it also is not offset but I prefer the ironwood because of the small head size and it is easy to hit even from tight lies. The ironwood is more iron than fairway wood and vice versa for the fairway hybrid. (Editorial note: It seems club manufacturers assume most if not all women prefer offset clubs due to lower swing speed so I must be an exception).
In contrast to an earlier reviewer who disliked this club at setup, I love the way it sets up. I first bought the 18 degree and have since bought the 21 and 24. I originally bought the CPR fairway hybrid and disliked the way it set up and really didn't hit it well. I sold it and bought the ironwood instead and it is my "go to" club. As advertised, it is great off the tee, fairway bunkers and in the rough.
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nike cpr2 21 hybrid
I hit several hybrids at a golf show and at shops, and liked the nike cpr, despite the red head color. I owned the original Cobra Multi metal baffler 21 degrees, to replace my 3 iron 190-200 yards, but it had a DG 300 stiff shaft and that made the club very heavy. This has the UST Irod stiff graphite shaft and feels easier to swing, probably D2 vs, D4 of my old hybrid.
And when I started dating a red haired woman, I decided I didn't mind having a little red head in my golf bag, too. This club was brand new, wrapped, $73 to my door.
The only problem is that it goes too far. I saw something on the Golf Channel recently where they were talking about effective loft. I am a good iron player, which is why I wanted a hybrid instead of a seven wood, but I think I deloft it when I take a divot. This plays as long as my 19 degree 5 wood, more accurately, from any lie, side hill anything. I think I will buy a 24 degree as my 3 iron replacemnt and take the 5 wood out of my bag. I am a 9 handicap, due to my putting, and the occasional squirrely tee shot. These are real solid, the Irod shaft is consistent, and $75 brand new, shipped is unbeatable. Nike is pushing the Cpr3 and Slingshot hybrid, so these are cheap and very good.
If you like redheads....
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Nike CPR Rescue Club
The club arrived quickly in great shape. I love hitting it from fairway, off a tee or from the rough. The shorter shaft make it easier to hit. Golf Digest war when they gave it four stars. I have the 30 (150 yards), 26 (160 yards) and 22 (170 yards) degrees in my bag.
After using a Nike CPR Hybrid 26* hybrid for several years, I finally found this great little 18* hybrid. What a great club for those windy days where you want to keep the ball low in flight. In my first round using the 18* hybrid I had several second shot opportunities to use the club and the results were awesome! I recommend this low iron replacement for anyone.
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