Nike is unleashing a whole new family of awesome on the golf world these days. First was the VR S, now its the Covert driver and irons. From a glance the first things that catches my eye is the new colorways of the Covert driver and irons with the dark red shading. Not only the look but the technology of these clubs sets them apart from anything on the market.
I believe the new Covert High-Speed Cavity Back and NexCOR face will allow any golfer that picks it up to have a faster swing speed with better contact and accuracy compared to the gimmicky look of the TaylorMade RocketBladez with a hole cut out of the bottom. I currently play with the Nike VR S driver with the NexCOR face after playing Titleist my whole life. I switched drivers on the spot after last year’s Nike Speed Trials at Golf Galaxy where I added +35 yards, along with hitting a drive 360 yards on my final shot of 3 balls in the speed test. Seeing what Nike has been able to offer my golf game I believe it could do wonders for yours.
If you or a friend are looking for a new set of irons for next season, I suggest holding off this holiday season until the VR S Covert Irons hit the market February 8, 2013. Go try them out at your local Golf Galaxy against other brands on the market and see how they standup to the needs of your golf game. I believe Nike Golf has a true winner and I will be excited to get my hands on these clubs and give them a try.
Below is the Official Press Release from Nike Golf.
Nike Golf Adds Speed and Distance with VR_S Covert Irons
–A High Speed Cavity Back iron for maximum distance, control, and forgiveness-
BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 28, 2012) – Building off successful innovation from the original VR_S franchise, Nike Golf creates a High Speed Cavity Back iron designed to maximize distance, control, and forgiveness.
The Nike VR_S Covert irons combine a sleek look with high performance technologies. Proprietary technology platforms include a High Speed Cavity Back and a NexCOR face.
The High Speed Cavity Back in the VR_S Covert irons allows athletes more distance and control with every shot. By incorporating this new hidden technology into its fastest lineup yet, Nike Golf engineers have been able to move the weight of the club to the corners, raising Moment of Inertia (MOI) to increase forgiveness and add even more distance to off-center shots.
The cavity back technology is hidden “covertly” giving the iron a sleeker look at address with the performance advantages of a highly forgiving distance iron. The VR_S Covert irons are Nike’s most versatile irons to date and will appeal to a very wide range of players.
A new variable added to the VR_S Covert irons to maximum distance is the incredibly thin 1.6mm sole thickness designed to heat up the face.
“Distance, control, and consistency are the keys to successful golf shots,” said Nike Golf Director of Club Creation, Tom Stites. “We combined a High Speed Cavity Back, NexCOR technology, and a dual bevel sole to maximize distance for every club in the bag. Golfers will notice positive improvements not only on crisp shots, but on off-center shots as well.”
The NexCOR face is designed to deliver faster ball speed and longer shots from a wider area of the face. NexCOR creates more speed at impact by employing variable face thickness that focuses on increasing the sweet spot not only in the center of the face, but also to the lower portion and towards the toe where most golfers are likely to make impact.
For the VR_S Covert irons, engineers have created a dual bevel sole, which allows the club to sit low to the golf ball and prevent digging. The sole makes a clean cut through the grass making interaction with the turf less disturbing to the golf shot.
The Nike VR_S Covert irons are part of the VR_S Covert family that includes the iconic Nike Cavity Back drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids -all available in golf stores throughout North America and Europe on February 8, 2013 and in the rest of the world starting on February 15, 2013.
- High Speed Cavity Back
- NexCOR – The New Face of Speed
Nike VR_S Covert Irons
Availability: February 8, 2013
4-AW, True Temper Dynalite 90: S/R (RH/LH);
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Street Price: $699.99 Steel/$799.99 Graphite