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Nike Covert 2.0 Driver Spotted

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Check out the photos of the Nike Covert 2.0 driver we spotted at the Frys.com Open.

While Covert 2.0 has the same glossy red crown and white swoosh as the original version, Nike has made some serious tweaks to the bottom of the driver. Like the Covert Tour 2.0 we spotted at the Tour Championship, the cavity appears substantially larger than the previous model. And the company’s decision to paint the cavity all black (instead of red) gives the driver a much stealthier look, which is furthered by Nike’s decision to give the sole a matte finish instead of the original Covert’s high-polished chrome look.

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The Covert 2.0 appears to have the same “Flex Loft” adjustability as its predecessor, adjustable from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees in 1-degree increments with the ability to choose a right, left or neutral face angle setting for each loft. But at address, the Covert 2.0 has a slightly deeper face, as well a more traditional pear-shaped crown that looks similar to the tour-only versions of the driver played by Tiger Woods, Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy late in the 2013 season.

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There are currently two versions of the Covert 2.0 on the USGA’s Conforming List, which are pictured below. Our guess is that Version 1, which appears slightly larger than Version 2, will be the retail version of the driver for 2014.

Covert 2.0 Version 1Covert 2.0 Version 2

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Covert 2.0 driver in the forums.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Covert 2.0 driver in the forums.

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  1. Pingback: Nike Covert 2.0 Driver spotted in the wild | ForeScore.com

  2. markb

    Oct 10, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Let’s hope the build quality and finish are better this time than with the version 1.0. My Tour was flaking off red metallic paint within a month. I started to fear even cleaning it.

  3. Chris Downing

    Oct 10, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Golf is becoming like Formula One – every year the manufacturers bring out a new driver or set of wedges that conform, but somehow give you more. Trouble is the dope on the other end of the clubhead is reading 22,000 golf books (titles in Amazon for golf) watching 1100 DVDs on golf (titles in Amazon) instead of taking meaningful lessons so he plays better. If only players approached golf like they would playing the piano or cello – all this new eqipement talk is like a lod of guys taking about the new Steinway piano but when they sit down they can only play chop-sticks!

  4. TL

    Oct 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    This is almost identical to the last driver. Put VRS above covert–paint the swoosh red instead of black, then paint the cavity black and boom…you have a new 2014 club.

  5. Maximilian Hausmann

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    ohh I cant wait till it comes out.
    Does anyone know the release date?

  6. CJ

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Does it go POOOOWWWW!!!!…like last years did?

  7. Dcorun

    Oct 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I tried the Covert 2013, Cobra Amp Cell and the Adams Super S and ended up with the Cleveland Classic Custom XL. They were all very good drivers but, my best numbers were with the Cleveland. I think Cleveland is a very underrated club and company. My fitting was done at the local PGA Superstore and it was well done. I do like the look of the new Covert 2.0 though!!

  8. Ron

    Oct 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This looks fantastic. If it performs better than my VRS no doubt it’s going in the bag.

  9. Robert

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I played all Nike last year and decided to make a change. I played well and beat a few guys with the Nike clubs, but my new Ping G25 Driver is more consistent for me and my new Mizuno MP54/MP4 are slightly more forgiving with better feel. I also changed to the Callaway X Hot 3 wood that is far better than the Nike’s. No doubt it’s a better bag than before. Still have Nike clothes though and a Sun Mountain Golf Bag. Never changed my Scotty putter or Titleist wedges.

  10. Matt

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    If it can fix Tiger’s pull draw, Nike will sell a lot more clubs.

  11. The Infidel

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

    A brand new tool of torment for Rory and Tiger, if we swapped out “inferior equipment” for a 910 D2 and a 975D, they’d have won more majors between them……discuss.

  12. Billy

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Will buy!

  13. OP

    Oct 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    What is that hole near the hosel? For hot melting? So that hole has to be covered up to be legal play, right? So with what is it going to be plugged?

    • NikeFan

      Oct 9, 2013 at 1:56 am

      Look closely (assuming I’m looking where you are) that’s actually a screw, not a hole.

    • Headonastick

      Oct 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Many drivers have those ports. They are normally plugged with a rubber or plastic plug. Pretty typical.

  14. paul

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Way sharper looking then the last one. if it goes farther then my 913 d3 it will be tempting.

    • Oliver Jones

      Oct 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Not saying that this new stuff isnt great but I am still playing my calloway diablo tour what really made a difference is the pro angle tour training aid. Yesterday had a drive of 350 on 535 par 339 on 347 par and 340 on another on my g15 pings I used 7i 185 to the pin reach it had 240 no kidding against the wind quartering fm the right left it pin high on the fringe. This gadget works and I no salesmen for it this puts u in the pro slot and makes you feel what its really like to hit it like the pros try it 30 day free trial $49.99 instead of 500.00 for new paont

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WITB Time Machine: Phil Mickelson WITB, 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open

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  • Equipment is accurate as of the Waste Management Phoenix Open (2016).

Driver: Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 60 X (tipped 1 inch, 45.5 inches)

3-wood: Callaway X Hot 3 Deep (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 70 X (tipped 1.5 inches)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S Hybrid 100 TX

Utility iron: Callaway Apex UT (21 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour-V 125

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ’16 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind Wedge (56-13, 60-10, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Putter: Odyssey “Phil Mickelson” Blade
Grip: Odyssey by SuperStroke JP40

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft (2016)

Grip: Golf Pride MCC Black/White

WITB Notes: Mickelson uses the rearward weight setting in his XR 16 Sub Zero driver.

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Greatest Adams hybrids of all time

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It’s almost impossible that, over the past decade, you or someone you played golf with didn’t own an Adams hybrid. The fact that they can still be found in the bags of players on the PGA Tour demonstrates the kind of cult-like dedication some players have to those clubs.

They were in everyone’s bags—from low handicaps to golfers just trying to break 100. Simply, Adams was hybrids in the early-to-mid 2000s. In an age when many would still call them “cheater” or “old man” clubs, Adams pushed the envelope of design and ushered in a new era of small, workable-yet-forgiving, anti-left clubs.

Adams was also one of the first companies to do exclusive combo sets off the rack for better players with the initial Idea Pros and then later with the Idea Pro Golds. It’s a common practice now, but at the time it was revolutionary.

Here is a list of some of Adams’ all-time great hybrid designs.

Original Idea Pro – 2008

This is the one that started it all. After going through a number of tour issue prototypes leading up to the retail release, the Idea Pro had a lot of buzz, and it delivered. It wasn’t that other companies weren’t producing hybrids at the time, but the sheer popularity of the Adams outweighed what others had in the market thanks to it working its way to become the number one hybrid on the PGA Tour. It also came stock with an 80g Aldila VS Proto Hybrid shaft that was directly aimed at better players, and considering the aftermarket price of the shaft on its own, it made the Idea Pro a no brainer for those looking to replace harder-to-hit longer irons.

XTD – 2014

This was the final hybrid ever made by Adams and was packed with technology: all-titanium construction, crown, and sole slots for greater face deflection and ball speed—along with an adjustable hosel. TaylorMade had taken over ownership at this point and engineers at Adams took advantage by using the proprietary TaylorMade adjustable sleeve—this allowed for more shaft options for many golfers that had used TaylorMade hybrids in the past.

The entire XTD line from Adams was premium by design and from the driver to the hybrid, offered real-deal shafts and tight quality control. This is still a hard club to beat.

Idea XTD Super Hybrid Ti – 2012

You could argue the 2012 Super Hybrid XTD was the original bomber hybrid. Thanks to the multi-material titanium construction, it produced a higher-than-expected launch, along with exceptionally low spin. For faster players, this was a perfect control club off the tee and easily replaced a 5-wood (in the 19 degree). Don’t believe it? Check out this historic review from the GolfWRX Archives: GolfWRX.com – Adams Super Hybrid Review (2012)

Super 9031 – 2013

The Super 9031 was released the year after the original Idea Pro Blacks and featured an updated white paint job along with a technology upgrade that included both sole and crown slots for faster ball speeds compared to the original (hence the “Super” designation). It has a high toe, flatter lie angle, and open appearance from address—something better players love! Although I should attempt to be unbiased, I will admit that not only did I love these hybrids, but I still hold a place in one of my travel bags.

It’s not just me that has a sweet spot for the Super 9031, you can still find these in the bag of PGA Tour player Brian Gay.

Boxer A3 Idea – 2007

You might be wondering that after all of the others on the list, how the A3 earned its spot. Well, it’s quite simple. Just before the launch of the Idea Pro, the A3 and A3OS (oversized) were massive sellers at the retail level. The sets offered classicly shaped irons alongside easy-to-hit hybrid clubs into the longer clubs. Although never marketed towards better players, it did have a bit of a cult following to the point that even Vijay Singh was using one during the 2008 season in replacement of a 5-wood. They came stock with Grafalloy ProLaunch Red hybrid shafts and in both right and left-handed to outfit almost any player.

GolfWRXers, did you have any of these clubs? Check out the Cult Classic Clubs Discussion in the GolfWRX.com forums.

 

 

 

 

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SeeMore releases new RST Hosel series of plumber neck design putters

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2020 SeeMore RST Hosel series

For 2020, SeeMore has introduced their new RST Hosel series of plumber neck design putters in 7 models.

Through RifleScope Technology (RST), the fluted barrel hosel aims to bring a new approach to the classic offset plumber neck in a design where player’s hands will sit slightly forward of the ball at address and impact.

2020 SeeMore RST Hosel series

For the first time in company history, SeeMore has combined a plumber neck hosel with their RifleScope Alignment Technology.

Designed for players to place their hands forward, the putters utilize the company’s RST alignment system which is often seen in the company’s straight shaft putters. The RST alignment system hides the red dot of the putters (to lock in your alignment) by using the lower portion of the new RST Hosel.

2020 SeeMore RST Hosel series

The RST alignment system is designed to provide a true reference point for golfers leading to an improved set up and stroke. Per the company, the technology ensures “that the putter face will be square to the target at set up, address and impact, with the loft of the putter also set the same every time giving a consistent roll on every putt.”

2020 SeeMore RST Hosel series

The base of the plumber neck in the new series enters the head on a single plane angle, at 70 degrees. The design aims to provide an entry point of connection closer to the sweet spot than a standard plumber neck – leading to improved feel and balance.

The 2020 SeeMore RST Hosel series are available to purchase now at SeeMore.com with prices ranging from $250-$400.

2020 SeeMore RST Hosel series

 

 

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