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Golf Australia Express : January 2013
COVERT Nike VR_S Covert T HEY SAID IT couldn't be done. Nike Golf proved them wrong. A 'cavity back' driver conforming to the confines of R&A and USGA rules is soon to hit our shores, and if the hype surrounding it over in the US is true, this Big Dog is likely to be a real game-changer. Say hello to the VR_S Covert. Say goodbye to the way we've thought about drivers for two decades now. While there's nothing overtly covert about its look—a rich red crown with a less-than- subtle swoosh stares back at you at address—it is from the clever hiding of the cavity on the sole of the club where the driver gets its name. Cavity backs have been used in irons to help with stability at impact which in turn creates greater power, distance and control. With Nike finding a way to use that technology in a driver—as well as fairway woods and hybrids—wayward golfers will be singing their way to the teebox more often than not. Not only is the look of the VR-S Covert different to most others, its adjustability options are, too. Along with the usual face angle adjustment, the loft can also be changed from 8.5-12.5 degrees meaning there are 15 different adjustability options in a single club. Two versions will be released in Australia; the larger 460cc VR_S Covert and the 430cc VR_S Covert Tour, the latter coming with a deeper face and fixed weight screw. OTG NIKE VR_S COVERT PROMO VR_S Covert Tour, $499; VR_S Covert, $349 Available March 2013 unwrapped