Wie starting season with new Nike driver, ball


OCALA, Fla. – Michelle Wie’s game promises to be even more colorful this year.

Wie will unveil a new all-Volt Nike Vapor driver when she tees it up Wednesday in the first round of the Coates Golf Championship in the LPGA’s season opener and also will put into play a Nike RZN Black Volt ball. The driver and ball will stand out with their lime-greenish color schemes. The Nike Vapor Speed Volt color was custom-designed for Wie.

Wie also will be unveiling Nike Women’s Lunar Control golf shoes that she also helped customized. She will be the first athlete to put the Nike RZN Black Volt ball into play on the LPGA or PGA tours.

According to Nike, the first time Wie tested the Nike Vapor Speed Driver, she asked if it could be made with a Volt crown. While the colors are customized for Wie, Nike says the technology and club specs of her driver are the same as the Nike Vapor Speed at retail.