Want to test the new Nippon N.S. PRO 850GH neo iron shafts?
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Nippon N.S. PRO 850GH neo Details
It’s a long product name with a simple story. If you’re a golfer who uses a 40-50-gram driver shaft, Nippon designed the N.S. PRO 850GH neo for you.
In other words, golfers who benefit from lightweight driver and fairway wood shafts should find a similar upside with sub-100 gram iron shafts.
The design architecture is similar to the N.S. PRO 950 neo with the 850GH neo coming in a weight class lower (84.5 grams in R flex and 88 in S flex). Moreover, the N.S. PRO 850GH neo acknowledges two key industry realities. First, many golfers are better off with irons that launch higher and spin more. Also, the typical modern GI (game-improvement) iron design features less static loft (hello 40-degree pitching wedges) with a lower center of gravity to try to offset the jacked lofts.
Hitting your 7-iron 10 yards further might be nice and feel good inside the friendly confines of an indoor simulator. But what benefit is increased distance if it doesn’t get you closer to the hole?
Nippon is quick to acknowledge the early success and widespread adoption of the N.S. PRO 850GH neo on the Japan Ladies Professional Tour. But that shouldn’t be construed as any indication that this series is female-specific. The reality is that most golfers who look to professionals for product credibility would be far better to emulate the specs and bag setup of professional female golfers, not male pros.
But that’s where the similarities end. Put differently, the only thing an amateur golfer has in common with an LPGA pro is that they both will often fit into the same equipment specs.
It’s fair to suggest that Nippon Iron Shafts are the industry leader in lightweight-steel iron construction. It’s also reasonable to opine that Nippon might be the industry’s most underrated steel shaft manufacturer. You don’t need to tell that to Tony Finau or plenty of other pros and elite amateurs. IFYKYK, right?
Because data-driven objective testing is what we do, we need some of you to assess and report back to us at MyGolfSpy.
Test Out the Latest Nippon Iron Shafts
We’re looking for four testers to try the Nippon N.S. PRO 850GH neo and give us your honest feedback.
Head to the Nippon N.S. PRO 850GH neo testing thread in the MyGolfSpy forum to apply.
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6 months ago
I currently use a EverFlow Riptide 50 gm in one Epic driver and a Bassara 42 gm in another Epic Speed driver. Using anAerotech SteelFiber i 110 cw in my Pings, but sure would love to try these shafts. This test would be right down my ally.! I try to get out 2 or 3 times week, but with arthritis in my hands it’s getting harder to swing the heavier clubs. so I’m always looking for lighter shafts! Thanks!