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Spotted: Nike Covert Tour 2.0 Driver

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Say hello to the Nike Covert Tour 2.0 driver, which landed on the USGA’s List of Conforming Driver heads earlier this week and was being tested by Charl Schwartzel today at the Tour Championship.

Like Nike’s 2013 VR_S Covert and Covert Tour drivers, the Covert Tour 2.0 has Nike’s FlexLoft adapter, which is a clue that the driver is likely headed for retail (unlike the non-adjustable Covert Tour Version 5 and 6 drivers added to the list in recent months).

It’s hard to say from the photos exactly what has changed about the Covert Tour 2.0 other than the new graphics scheme. Nike has swapped the red paint that surrounded last year’s cavity-back area on the driver for white paint, which should further highlight the driver’s main selling point. The cavity section of the driver also appears to be larger than last year’s Covert Tour model, which should further increase the driver’s forgiveness on mishits.

Nike also placed the word “Tour” in large letters in the center of the sole, which will make it easier for consumers to differentiate between the company’s lower-spinning Tour model and Nike’s higher-spinning performance model.

Click here to see what  GolfWRX members are saying about the driver in the forums.

Click here to see what  GolfWRX members are saying about the driver in the forums.

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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  3. Justin

    Nov 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    If it has a better sound than the last one then i’ll give it a try. Did not like the high pitch sound of the last VRS Tour

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  5. KCCO

    Sep 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I actually liked the last covert (tour? Smaller/black face) anyhow, liked the sound and had a low trajectory to my liking, stock shaft wasn’t for me, but was able to play with a blk tie and enjoyed more than any other driver besides D3….but just don’t like the red, and not a hard decision when u put d3 next to it

  6. J Duf

    Sep 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Just give up already…

  7. lloyd duffield

    Sep 20, 2013 at 6:41 am

    i think nike has struggled to be taken has a major contender in the golf market but this year with the new gear and signing big names they stepped up big time. but saying that i had the covert tour driver is was great looking bit of kit but it wasnt the best i hit but i blame the crap stock shaft. but i did have there vr pro combo irons and they was one of the best irons ive hit and there putters are good as well. saying all this is good but they cant rely on staff players selling there products they need to stop saying BELIEAVE IN THE ATHLETE and start saying BELIVE IN THE PRODUCTS because how long has Tiger Woods got left and will Rory ever win again ? wot im saying is when Tigers gone and Rory stumps to 100+ wots going to happen to Nike Golf ? after all this im still a fan and wish them all the best

  8. Pastorcam201

    Sep 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I love my covert tour driver it’s a bomb I can draw or fade the ball I’ve never been able to do that before plus my neighbor through out his pulled real deal diamana ahina shaft I dumpster dove and put it in my covert and it really came alive

  9. pablo

    Sep 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I live in Arizona and hit callaway razr fit drivers and woods, but when we were on vaca in maui earlier this year, even at very close to sea level and with damp air, the covert rental metal driver and 3 wood produced insane distance and trajectory for me. i drove the green from 290 yards hitting from the forward tees (easier to play with my wife on vaca) and the ball went thru the green. the 3 metal i hit 250 yards on a par 5 second shot. normally i’m 265ish and 220ish. the sound of the driver is not to my liking, but that day i was ripping the skin off the ball!

  10. Jack

    Sep 19, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Yeah, the COR is maxed out. What else can you do other than spin? How much does driver perimeter weighting (a la the SLDR) affect clubface at impact? Good point on that though.

  11. Zach

    Sep 19, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Honestly, I’m done buying woods now.. maybe one hybrid but that’s it. I’ve finally got out of my way and realized there are two types of drivers, low spinning, and high spinning. Everything else with CG and COR are basically the same. It’s about selling points.. No one is gonna say the driver is gonna perform the same, they’re gonna say it’s bigger, faster, stronger. Some in a blue moon will actually perform better, but in most cases they won’t..

  12. Deaus7

    Sep 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I would have to LOVE IT to put it in the bag cause I would have to pay someone to paint the thing black or do it myself. Other than the red it looks pretty sweet.

  13. Steve

    Sep 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I have been playing the Covert Performance driver all summer and I must say it is the BEST CLUB, of any kind, that I’ve ever hit. Im a 1 HDCP and have had the same Matrix TP7 HD shaft in 4 different heads (R11, R11S,Ping Anser and the Covert) 10-15 yds longer than the others and WAY more forgiving.

  14. Guantanemo

    Sep 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I tried out the original Covert Tour, and was really impressed by it. I like how the new version doesn’t have the “Covert” alignment aid on top. I’ll be looking forward to trying it.

  15. gus

    Sep 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    The white in the cavity will surely reduce glare when addressing the ball…

    [end of sarcasm]

    • tricky

      Oct 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

      you must be shorter than me, I cannot see the bottom of the club when I tee it up…..

      [end of sarcasm]

  16. Danny

    Sep 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    When will we be able to buy the Covert SQ? I thought square heads resulted in straighter drives & more fairways, Nike ditch that?

    • FATZ

      Sep 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Actually, the Cavity was their way or duplicating SQ tech into the round head from what we were told in all ads and readings.

      I am still of the camp which views Nike as being inferior. They had a golden era, but their new stuff is just inferior.

      • Jack

        Sep 19, 2013 at 3:36 am

        When was their golden area? The SQ series?

        • Jack

          Sep 19, 2013 at 3:36 am

          oops meant era

          • Blanco

            Sep 20, 2013 at 1:35 am

            I’m calling fugazi on Fatz.

            Nike makes better or just as good putters, wedges, irons, and FAIRWAYS. ALL OF TODAY’S KIT IS GOOD. It’s what we like the best in terms of look, feel, performance, and we’re all different.

            I’m on a mission to civilize.

  17. Baba Booey

    Sep 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    that new paint job is scientifically proven to increase club head speed by 10x – Nike #faster #speed #longer #straighter #mostoftheirPGAprossuckordontplayit

  18. Andrew

    Sep 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Oh yummy…my two favorite colors, red and white…. a frigging strawberry Sunday.

    Hey Cindy, TM has sunk both of those boats under your feet… What’s really interesting is there is a HUGE quantity of Gen 1 product in the pipeline…with no material differentiation. Good luck moving these at full price.

  19. Matt

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:18 am

    fugly

  20. Billy

    Sep 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Sick!!!

  21. Dave

    Sep 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Yay?? pffft…

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Titleist AVX golf balls passed the test, are now available across the United States

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Titleist’s AVX golf balls first came to retail as an experiment in three markets — Arizona, California and Florida — from October 2017 to January 2018. AVX (which stands for “Alternative to the V and X”) are three-piece golf balls made with urethane covers, and they’re made with a softer feel for more distance than the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

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For in-depth tech info on the new AVX golf balls, how they performed in the test markets, and who should play the AVX golf balls, listen to our podcast below with Michael Mahoney, or click here to listen on iTunes.

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