I had the opportunity to meet with Sean, our Nike Golf Rep, to get a sneak peek at the new Nike VRS Covert Line, available for presale now and arriving in February. Nike is very excited about the new line, and for good reason, Nike is launching the world's first high speed cavity back conforming driver, a revolutionary advancement that could really help bring many golfers more distance and accuracy.
When Sean took the head cover off the VRS Covert Driver my jaw dropped. The victory red finish was the first thing that caught my eye. After several minutes of admiring the club at address I brought it up for a closer look at the cavity back. With the high speed cavity back, Nike was able to remove weight from the back of the club and move it to the heel and the toe and slightly forward. This helps improve the off-center hit performance while also creating a more penetrating ball flight and more distance.
As I moved my attention from the head to the hosel I saw the "Flex Loft" icon. When I asked Sean about the Flex Loft he said: "Flex Loft is something you have never seen before, you can independently dial in your loft and face angle. You can change from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees of loft and open and close the face. This allows you to dial in your ball flight from a launch and a right-to-left position." With my planned trip to Bandon Dunes this weekend, the Covert Line gives me the ability to take my Fairway Wood down to 13 degrees and my driver down to 8.5 so I can work a low trajectory and avoid those swirling winds.
After appreciating the look and hearing about the ground breaking technology that comes with this driver I just had to hit it. Sean and I took a trip to the virtual range. Having swung Nike Drivers in the past, specifically the Sumo, I had concerns about the sound of the driver. The concerns disappeared on the first hit. The VRS Covert Driver has a solid sound and feels great. The weight feels right and with the cavity back the club is a lot more forgiving, helping me narrow my dispersion pattern. For me, the VRS Covert was a surprising 12 yards longer than the last VRS on average, which is substantial, to say the least. This is a bold club with cutting edge technology and a few VRS Covert woods are definitely going in my bag for 2013. I suggest you check them out.