The new 2014 Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver improves on 2013's groundbreaking Covert Tour cavity-back driver thanks to Nike's golf research and design team. They're introducing a different club head shape with new design elements that make this a long distance driving machine. Let's take a look at what makes the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver the best driver that Nike has made to-date.
The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver has a 460cc pear-shaped club head. This is an increase in size compared to prior Nike tour drivers that were previously no bigger than 440cc. In the address position the driver's footprint is a mere eleven percent larger. This increase in head size was necessary to create even more forgiveness.
The new driver features a unique fly-brace technology, which ties the sole to the crown of the golf club. With this technology, when a golf ball is struck, the rear portion of the golf club stiffens up creating more stability in the golf club. The stiffened rear portion of the club then transfers energy back to the face and then to the ball. The fly-brace technology increases the amount of total energy restored to the face, with the high-speed cavity back design aiding the process. Both of these features are design elements that create longer and straighter golf shots.
The NexCOR face technology has been reengineered by Nike to create a 15% larger sweet spot. The enhanced face has also yielded an 11% higher moment of inertia (MOI) over previous drivers. The new NexCOR face produces faster ball speeds that lead to increased distance.
The Flexloft adjustability is returning to the 2014 Nike product line. The Flexloft lets the golfer customize the driver to their specific needs. It allows an adjustment of loft and face angle separately from each other. The loft can be adjusted in one degree increments between 8.5 and 12.5 degrees and the face angle can also be set to three different positions: left, neutral or right. The driver comes with a wrench that makes all of the changes simple and easy. The ability to adjust the two will create the optimal launch needed for maximum distance and accuracy.
The Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver features a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver graphite shaft. The shaft weighs 60 grams which lends itself to faster swing speeds for increased distance. The new shaft has a titanium nickel fiber shaft tip for additional reinforcement. The reinforced shaft tip adds stability and reduces spin for a penetrating ball flight that produces maximum distance. These shafts are available in various flexes.
This year Nike has made a tour driver that can be played by any skill level. The fly-brace technology showcases state-of-the-art technology that produces superior energy transfer throughout the clubhead for extreme distance. The Flexloft adjustability allows the golfer to take command and custom fit the driver to their specific needs. The driver's club head size and reengineered NexCOR face achieve maximum playability and forgiveness resulting in longer shots off the tee.
So go ahead—Just Do It and grab the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver.