With the introduction of the VR_S Covert series, Nike Golf has brought cavity-back technology to drivers, fairways and hybrids. This seemingly simple engineering concept completely changes the way woods and hybrids perform on both professional and amateur levels. Its technological changes are matched with a striking visual design to make it even more unique.
The VR_S Covert is the world's first High Speed Cavity Back driver that complies with USGA and R&A rules. The breakthrough cavity back technology strategically positions weight to the heel and toe, increasing the MOI (Moment of Inertia). This creates more stability and energy when the driver makes contact with the ball, resulting in greater distance. You won't be able to see the cavity without looking at the sole, though – it's concealed by the crown to make its performance potential truly "covert".
Another technological advancement in the VR_S Covert is its intuitive FlexLoft feature, a dual-axis adjustment system with an easy-to-use pull, turn and push/tighten mechanism. The 3 face settings and 5 loft settings (ranging from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees) give you a total of 15 options you can independently dial in to work with course conditions and your own playing style.
The VR_S Covert also comes with a more familiar feature: NexCOR technology. Previously used on the VR_S STR8-FIT driver, NexCOR is a variable face thickness that creates a more expansive hitting zone on the face. This means that you get faster ball speeds from more positions on the face. The combined forces of the cavity back, FlexLoft and NexCOR make the VR_S Covert both powerful and extremely playable.
Style and Design
At Nike, innovation trumps tradition. The VR_S Covert follows that philosophy with its mix of a traditionally shaped head and the new cavity back design. The rich red paint scheme and angular cavity shape give the driver a high-performance look that matches its cutting-edge technology. The red crown also sets it apart visually from other drivers on the market. As a final touch, Nike's placed white Swoosh emblems on the sole and heel that act like an artist's signature.
VR_S Covert Tour
The Nike VR_S Covert Tour has the same cavity back, adjustable hosel, FlexLoft and NexCor technologies as the standard Covert model, but there are two key differences. One is that while the Covert has a 460cc head and a deeper face, the Covert Tour has a 430cc head, a wider face and a fixed weight screw. The other difference is that the Tour model's face has a black finish instead of the standard model's chrome finish. Both models feature the new Mitsubishi Kuro Kage shaft, which is made with high-density carbon fiber to enhance control and generate more power.
The VR_S Covert driver is definitely the most advanced driver Nike's released in years, and even the company itself is calling it "the most innovative club Nike Golf has ever produced." PGA and LPGA pros like Jhonattan Vegas, Paul Casey and Suzann Petersen are already raving about it. The cavity may be covert, but there's nothing subdued about its stunning design. The VR_S Covert is set to be a game changer, and there's little doubt that it will be.