Nike SQ Dymo 2 Driver
The Nike SQ Dymo 2 Driver is the alternate version of the 2009 SQ Dymo Driver. With the difference being that the Dymo 2 has the unconventional square shaped head. Which isn't always to every golfers tastes.
Like with the Dymo, the Dymo 2 generally looked quite good, the graphics were much easier on the eye than the bright yellow that featured on the earlier Nike Sumo Drivers. The colours have been toned down on these newer models.
The loft options for the Dymo 2 are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 13 degrees. With only the 9.5 and 10.5 available for both left and right handed players. We tested the 9.5 degree model, fitted with Nikes UST Wide Body shaft in stiff flex, which is the standard fitted shaft for this club.
If you haven't used a square headed Driver before, it can be a bit intimidating and strange at first, especially as the head can seem massive. But if you persevere for a few shots you do eventually get used to the head shape, and how it feels and looks at address.
Considering that it was the 9.5 degree model we studied, it was surprising how high the ball often went. One thing that almost no golfer should have any trouble doing with this club, is getting the ball airborne.
With this Driver you may even never need to go above the 9.5 degree lofted model. Some players we spoke to had mentioned often having the golf ball balloon on them sometimes on the higher lofts, which is something that will lose you some distance in your drives when it happens.
Tiger Woods apparently said of this Driver that the club was too straight, you may think that's not possible. But after trying this club we actually have an appreciation what he means.
This is quite possibly the straightest Driver we have ever seen. At times it can actually be difficult to not hit a drive almost dead straight, the club is that accurate and forgiving.
However with the consistently high ball flight of this Driver, came a slight lack of distance, in comparison to some other newer Drivers.
However because the club is so accurate, many people are not likely to care too much about the distance. At the end of the day most well hit drives with today's Drivers will go a good length, no matter what the club.
So while you probably wont win any long drive contests using this Driver, you will definitely hit much more fairways. If you crave better accuracy off the tee you owe it to yourself to give this club a try. Get used to hitting with the square head and you are almost certain to not be disappointed.
A slight draw back we found however with the Nike SQ Dymo 2 admittedly was the sound at impact. It wasn't insultingly loud but it can get slightly annoying at times after a while.
But when you consider the fact that at most golf courses in an 18 hole round of golf you will likely only use your Driver a few times. It's probably something that you shouldn't let put you off this club.
As of 2012 the Nike SQ Dymo 2 is reasonable value for money for what it can give you. Retail prices vary but you can probably pick up one of these drivers brand new for around £100 or $154.
|Looks || 8/10|
|Easy To Hit ||10/10|
|Distance || 6/10|
|Workability || 4/10|
|Value For Money || 7/10|