Nike Drivers By Year: The Complete List!

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Nike entered the golf market in 1984, signing the legendary Seve Ballesteros shortly after to market the brand’s line of golf shoes and apparel.

However, it took almost two decades for Nike to expand into clubs. In 2002, the first set of Nike irons was released, along with a lineup of drivers and fairway woods — propelled into the mainstream by Nike athlete Tiger Woods.

Sadly, Nike exited the golf equipment business in 2016 after 14 years, leaving behind a timeline of noteworthy releases throughout that period.

In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive list of Nike drivers by year.

Let’s get to the list!

Nike Drivers By Year

Nike launched its first driver in 2002: the Forged Titanium driver. Following on, it periodically released new driver models each year. Nike used high profile athletes like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to promote each release. The final drivers were introduced in 2016: the Vapor Fly and Vapor Fly Pro.

Here is a full list of every Nike driver release:

ImageNike Driver ModelRelease YearPrice
Nike Vapor Fly Driver

Nike Vapor Fly Driver

2016

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Nike Vapor Fly Pro Driver

Nike Vapor Fly Pro Driver

2016

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Nike Vapor Flex Driver

Nike Vapor Flex Driver

2015

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Nike Vapor Speed Driver

Nike Vapor Speed Driver

2015

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Nike Vapor Speed Volt Driver

Nike Vapor Speed Volt Driver

2015

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Nike Vapor Pro Driver

Nike Vapor Pro Driver

2015

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Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Driver

Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Driver

2014

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Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Tour Driver

Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Tour Driver

2014

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Nike VR-S Covert Driver

Nike VR-S Covert Driver

2013

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Nike VR-S Covert Tour Driver

Nike VR-S Covert Tour Driver

2013

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Nike VR Pro Driver

Nike VR Pro Driver

2011

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Nike SQ MachSpeed Black Square Driver

Nike SQ MachSpeed Black Square Driver

2011

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Nike VR-S STR8-FIT Tour Driver

Nike VR-S STR8-FIT Tour Driver

2010

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Nike VR-S STR8-FIT Driver

Nike VR-S STR8-FIT Driver

2010

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Nike SQ MachSpeed STR8-FIT Driver

Nike SQ MachSpeed STR8-FIT Driver

2010

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Nike SQ Dymo Driver

Nike SQ Dymo Driver

2009

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Nike SQ Dymo2 Driver

Nike SQ Dymo2 Driver

2009

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Nike SQ Sumo 5000 Driver

Nike SQ Sumo 5000 Driver

2008

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Nike SQ Sumo2 5900 Driver

Nike SQ Sumo2 5900 Driver

2008

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Nike Sasquatch Sumo Driver

Nike Sasquatch Sumo Driver

2006

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Nike Sasquatch Sumo2 Driver

Nike Sasquatch Sumo2 Driver

2006

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Nike Sasquatch 460 Driver

Nike Sasquatch 460 Driver

2005

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Nike Sasquatch 460 Tour Driver

Nike Sasquatch 460 Tour Driver

2005

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Nike Ignite 410 Driver

Nike Ignite 410 Driver

2004

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Nike Ignite 460 Driver

Nike Ignite 460 Driver

2004

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Nike NDS Driver

Nike NDS Driver

2004

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Nike 300 Forged Steel Driver

Nike 300 Forged Steel Driver

2003

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Nike Forged Titanium 450cc Driver

Nike Forged Titanium 450cc Driver

2003

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Nike Forged Titanium 275cc Driver

Nike Forged Titanium 275cc Driver

2002

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Nike Drivers: 2000-2009

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The Nike Forged Titanium driver was first introduced in 2002.

The beginning of Nike’s foray into drivers was marked by the launch of the Forged Titanium 275cc Driver in 2002. This model set the tone for Nike’s commitment to quality and performance. The 275cc titanium head was considered advanced for its time, offering players a blend of power and precision.

In 2003, Nike introduced two new drivers: the Forged Titanium 450cc and the 300 Forged Steel Driver. The 450cc model expanded on the success of its predecessor with a larger head for more forgiveness. The 300 Forged Steel, on the other hand, was a nod to traditionalists, offering a classic look with modern technology.

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The Nike Ignite 410 driver, played by Tiger Woods in 2004.

2004 saw the release of the Ignite 410 and Ignite 460 drivers. The Ignite series was revolutionary, featuring NexTi titanium construction. The 410 model offered a smaller, more controllable head, while the 460 provided maximum forgiveness and distance for the everyday golfer.

The Sasquatch 460 and 460 Tour drivers in 2005 were game-changers. Their distinctive “SasQuatch” shape and enlarged sweet spot were designed for both power and playability, appealing to a wide range of golfers.

Continuing the Sasquatch line, the Sumo and Sumo2 drivers in 2007 featured a unique square-shaped driver head. This innovative head shape aimed to increase moment of inertia (MOI) and stability at impact.

In 2008, Nike released the SQ Sumo 5000 and Sumo2 5900 drivers, further enhancing the square-head design for improved aerodynamics and MOI. These models were known for their distinctive sound and feel.

The SQ Dymo and Dymo2 in 2009 marked a shift towards customization. These drivers featured adjustable STR8-FIT technology, allowing golfers to adjust the angle of the club head to suit their swing.

Nike Drivers: 2010-2019

nike vr str8-fit driver
The Nike VR STR8-FIT Driver was launched in 2010.

2010 was a big year for Nike Golf, with the introduction of the VR-S STR8-FIT, VR-S STR8-FIT Tour, and SQ MachSpeed STR8-FIT drivers. These offered enhanced adjustability and aerodynamics, catering to both tour players and regular golfers.

The VR Pro and SQ MachSpeed Black in 2011 combined classic aesthetics with modern technology. The VR Pro, in particular, was favored by many tour professionals for its traditional look and exceptional feel.

The VR-S Covert and Covert 2.0 drivers between 2013 and 2014 were notable for their red color and cavity-back design, a first in driver technology. This innovative design redistributed weight to the perimeter, offering increased forgiveness.

2015 saw the introduction of the Vapor series, including the Vapor Speed, Vapor Flex, and Vapor Pro. These drivers stood out for their FlyBeam structure, which reinforced the stability of the chassis, and FlexLoft adjustability for customized launch conditions.

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The Nike Vapor Fly driver was introduced in 2016.

The final chapter in Nike’s driver story was the Vapor Fly series in 2016. This comprised the Vapor Fly and Vapor Fly Pro.

Both drivers featured bright blue crowns. The lightweight head and “Hyperflight” clubface allowed for higher ball speed and distance.

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Hailing from the South West of England, Jake has been playing golf for over a decade. He founded Pitchmarks with the aim of helping everyday golfers like himself learn more about the game, through instructional content and honest gear reviews. He has a degree in Architecture and a passion for golf course design, along with a lofty goal to play the world's top 100 courses.