Red flashy looks combined with hi-performance Nike VR S Covert Tour Driver
Nike claims that its newest driver: Nike VR S Covert Tour Driver, delivers unprecedented distance, control and forgiveness with the first-ever conforming high-speed cavity back design. High-speed cavity back technology delivers longer and straighter shots. Utilized in drivers for the first time, this technology positions the weight of the golf club at the heel and toe to enhance forgiveness and add even more distance to off-center shots. The result is more stability at impact for greater distance and control.
Nike is able to achieve all enhancements via 3 technologies:
- 1st covert technology or big cavity back, takes weight from the center of the driver and displaces it to the heel and toe just like an iron. This makes the club more forgiving and obviously more stable at impact.
- 2nd Flex /loft adapter system you can actually adjust the loft separately from the face angle so every driver can be adjusted from 8.5* to 12.5* loft and 3 face angle positions as well open, neutral and close.
- The 3rd technology is in the face, the NexCor Face technology applies multi-face thickness across the face of the club. What this does is spreads the power across the face, makes the perimeter portions of the face as hot as the center portions.
- Nike VR S Covert Tour Driver
- Settings: 9.5* loft, Neutral face angle
- Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage shaft 60 Grams X-Flex
David Cage, PGA Professional at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club was kind enough to let us used the club’s driving range and play a round testing our new driver. The tour version of the Nike VR S Covert Driver looked great at set up. I’m always concerned of distracting colors and graphics used in the crown but surprisingly enough after a couple of hits in the driving range I forgot all about it. The deep dark red color and the swoosh in the heel were not distracting at all. Ricardo Ronderos, Assistant Golf Professional at Hillcrest GC also commented on the fact that he loved the crown, “for many years golf equipment looked all the same, now a days we see changes, colors have entered the world of golf and looks so cool”
After a few hits we were getting great numbers out of the driver with the exception of launch angle that was a bit high at 15.9 degrees. Then, I noticed the flex/loft adapter was set at 10.5 degrees from factory. After a quick adjustment down to 9.5* degrees and voila! picture perfect number across the board. The club is definitely long and very stable trough impact, in layman’s terms it feels just solid… like a brand new baseball bat! All of us hit penetrating drives, with a fairly straight shot pattern and a lower than normal trajectory; tunable to any settings desired. We also noticed very little in terms of distance loss due to miss hits. This is definitely a players club. The sound at impact is completely muted, is a solid sensation, a thud-like sound on contact. The Kuro Kage shaft plays very stable, is a low torque shaft that’s more stout than a lot of others.
During our golf round the club performed up to and above standards. We were able to reach a couple of the par-5’s within 2 shots; the lower trajectory of the ball helps the regular South Florida player, who gets hammered with windy conditions 9 months out of the year, flight a mid to low trajectory and still get tons of distance. . Our team leaves very impressed with the overall performance, cosmetic package and sheer beauty of this brand new driver. The Nike VR S Covert Tour Driver is a great option for high-launch, high-spin players (low to mid handicappers) who are in need of a lower ball trajectory to optimize performance.