Reaction: Nike Golf VR_S Covert Driver
By mustang6560 on 11/6/12
Nike Golf unveiled its newest driver — the VRS Covert — last night at the Company's Global Innovation Summit in Orlando, Florida. The Oregon-based company says the VR_S Covert is "the world's first ever high speed cavity back driver".
The High Speed Cavity Back in the VR_S Covert is a technology used in irons and now brought to drivers, fairways and hybrids for the first time by Nike Golf. This technology leads to more stability at impact, which delivers more energy to the ball, resulting in more distance and control. The Cavity Back is only visible from the sole view but is covered and hidden underneath by the crown to be more visually and pleasing at address – hence the name VR_S Covert. By incorporating this new hidden geometry into the driver, Nike Golf engineers have been able to move the weight of the club to the heel and toe of the golf club, raising Moment of Inertia (MOI) to increase forgiveness and add even more distance to off-center shots.
I like the red crown, however, I don't like the swoosh on top. It seems like it would be a distraction. But I am genuinely interested in the cavity back aspect of the driver. I'm going to send an email to our contact at Nike Golf to see if we can get a driver to review on oob.

What are your thoughts about a cavity back driver? Also, what do you think of the design of the VR_S Covert?

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GolfSmith7 says:
I can put a red driver in my bag (hint hint)! I wouldn't put a white one (don't like the look of white) but my preference is black that being said I like the look of this driver and like the ability to change loft and face angle. The Cavity aspect, is it gimmick or truly innovation? The sales will dictate that but I would love to try it.
windowsurfer says:
I have a feeling Rory will hit this long. I also have a feeling these will be on e-bay for $60 in two years. And you can probably buy one of these from a website with bad syntax, today. ("My authentic make you to pleasure!")
birdieXris says:
Not a fan of any of the nike drivers i've ever tried out. This one may be different, who knows. I like the adjustability, but i'm still not sold on the open/close adjustability in the hosel. The farther you get from a direct straight in connection to the club, the weirder things get. I'll give it a swing. I hope they're less than 460 cc. Probably not though.
bkuehn1952 says:
I hope the distinctive "clank" is eliminated, as I find that noise irritating.

@windowsurfer: you have a 2nd career waiting if you want to start writing ad copy for websites of dubious-sourced golf equipment. Got a nice chuckle out of that!
Dusty23 says:
BirdieXris- another site says the tour model is 430cc and the regular one is 460. I always thought that "the Hammer" was the worlds first high speed cavity back driver or what about the "Mac 10" that had a ball shaped hole in the sole.
mmontisano says:
it looks good to me. if i was in the market, it would give it a try. and if it out performs my current driver, i'll bag it.
Panerai111 says:
Love the sole, not sure about the crown. I'd have to see it in person.
woobwoob says:
I'm excited about what they are doing with the loft. No more extra clubs left unsold because the loft is unpopular. It can be 8.5° or it can be 12.5°. Smart...
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