Pros: Two of the nicest looking drivers at address in golf. The size of the Tour model was increased to 460cc, giving it a major forgiveness upgrade, and Nike kept their FlexLoft adapters compatible with the original models. The Mitsubishi’s Kuro Kage Silver TiNi in the Covert 2.0 Tour is an impressive stock shaft offering.

Cons: The vibrant red paint could continue to be a turn off to golfers who don’t wish to game clubs that draw attention to themselves. Heavier club heads and counter-balanced shafts could also cause problems for golfers who perform better with lighter clubs. No adjustable weights.

The Takeaway: Several big updates from the original drivers, particularly in the forgiveness category. If these launched a little higher and spun a little less, they would have scored higher in the performance category.

Overview

The original Nike VR_S Covert Driver introduced last year elicited plenty of discussion amongst golf enthusiasts about the unique cavity-back design and candy-apple red paint job. Think of the Covert 2.0 line as a progressive enhancement of the previous year’s model, doubling down on the elements that made Nike’s driver a distance hog, while taking a serious stab at refining the technology and aesthetics.

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Both the Tour and standard (otherwise known as “Performance”) editions feature the high-speed cavity design introduced from a year ago, but the hallowed out section of the club head was updated with Nike’s new Fly-Brace technology, which adds stability and increased energy transfer to the ball.

The 2.0 Tour now matches the Performance model’s head’s size of 460cc and features a classic, pear-shaped head. Both drivers are equipped with 45.5 inch Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Series shafts — the Performance version comes stock with Mitsubishi’s Kuro Kage HBP (High Balance Point) shaft and the Tour model comes stock with a Kuro Kage Silver Tini shaft — and 55-gram Tour Wrap 2G grips from Golf Pride. The Performance driver has a white grip, while the Tour has a red grip.

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Nike’s FlexLoft technology, which allows golfers to select one of three different face angle (left, neutral and right) and five different lofts (8.5 to 12.5 degrees in 1-degree increments) independently, has the same connectors from last year. Both drivers have similar-looking crowns that are refreshingly gimmick-free. The only visible graphics on an otherwise classic-looking golf club are the white Nike swoosh towards the heel and a tiny alignment aid indicating the model number (2.0). The bottom of the club head still features oversized branding elements, but the matte finish and sharper edges gives the Covert line a more seasoned, grown-up look.

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The Covert Tour driver was tested with a stock Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60-gram shaft (S-flex) and retails for $399. The Performance driver came with a Kuro Kage Black 50-gram shaft (S-flex) and retails for $299.

Performance

The drivers were tested at Pete’s Golf Shop in Mineola, NY, a Golf Digest Top-100 club fitter and I worked directly with Kirk Oguri, a well-respected equipment specialist and teaching professional. The clubs were evaluated using a Foresight launch monitor.

The first and most obvious thing I noticed when swinging both models is the weight. While some golf club manufacturers like Callaway and Cleveland are focused on designing lighter drivers, Nike and others are bucking that trend. The Covert 2.0 drivers are nothing short of modern-day sledgehammers with club heads that weigh roughly 206 grams (about 210 grams including the FlexLoft adapter).

According to Oguri, adding extra weight to club heads is coined “the hammer effect.” The extra weight can help a golfer deliver a powerful blow to the golf ball relative to a certain swing speed, Oguri said, and a counterbalanced shaft and/or grip is then used to lower the swing weight to a traditional level. Ping did the same thing with its widely acclaimed G25 driver, which has a counter-balanced shaft to even out its 205-gram driver head. But the decision of equipment manufacturers to increase the mass isn’t necessarily better for everyone, because it’s usually easier to fit a golfer to a club head when a fitter has the option to add more discretionary weight.

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What the launch monitor data confirmed for me is that a golfer of moderate swing speed (under 100 mph) can potentially struggle transferring enough energy into the ball with a heavy club head. This, in turn, will naturally affect the launch angle, ball speed and carry distance. I felt that I likely could have swung the Covert 2.0 drivers a little faster if the clubs heads were a little lighter, thus creating the potential for more distance. But since there are no adjustable weights in the drivers, I didn’t have the chance to experiment. I did, however, find that the Covert 2.0 drivers exceeded my expectations in terms of accuracy. Whether that had to do with the extra weight, I’m not sure.

The new drivers also have larger faces over last year’s models, which adds to their forgiveness. Nike engineers also improved each driver’s moment of inertia (MOI). The MOI of the Performance model swelled from 4600 to 4800, while the 2.0 Tour model’s MOI jumped from 4100 to 4600, according to Nike. These enhancements help stabilize the Covert 2.0 drivers on off-center hits, leading to more ball speed and less gear effect when a golfer misses the sweet spot.

Another element to consider when evaluating the new Nike Covert drivers is how each club’s center of gravity affects trajectory and distance. While the quote-on-quote hip thing in driver technology is to push the CG low and forward as is the case with TaylorMade’s SLDR, Nike took a more neutral approach. In the Covert 2.0 driver, the CG is more rearward for added forgiveness and increased launch and spin. In the Covert 2.0 Tour driver, the weight is positioned lower and more forward, creating a trajectory that is lower launching and lower spinning than the Performance model. Both club heads also have weight concentrated in the rear corners of the club head, which is how the drivers are able to maintain such a high MOI.

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Drivers with high MOI’s also tend to also have slightly higher CG positions, which is why I found that the Covert 2.0 drivers performed better for me when I hit them slightly higher on the face. Conversely, golfers who contact the lower half of the club face will launch the ball lower and with slightly more spin than is optimal, resulting in a loss of distance.

Performance: Standard Driver

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The Nike Performance driver features the slightly lighter shaft, which definitely helped me deliver the club to the ball with more speed.

Using the Performance driver I was able to generate around 95 mph of club head speed with a ball speed of about 130 mph. My launch angle was 12.9 degrees and the average spin clocked in at 2400 rpm. These launch conditions produced an average carry of 202 yards (228 yards total). My best drive of the session yielded a 209-yard carry (total distance of 243 yards) based on a 135 mph ball speed and 9.9 launch angle.

Additional testing carried out separately at the driving range produced a nice mid-launch flight with a slight fade bias. When hit reasonably well, the Covert Performance driver is deadly accurate. Even on mishits, I never felt like club was twisting or producing unsalvageable drives.

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Performance: Tour Driver

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During my testing session, I felt more than a little out-classed swinging the Tour driver, which will compete directly with low-spin driver models such as Titleist’s 913 D3TaylorMade’s SLDR, Ping’s i25, Callaway’s Big Bertha Alpha and Cleveland’s 588 Custom. The lower-launching, heavier driver (it weighed in at D6) was a chore to square up and accelerate. It’s important to note that the Tour driver is equipped with a heavier, stiffer shaft designed to launch the ball a little lower than its Performance counterpart.

My average carry distance was only 160 yards (197 yards total) and my best swing on the monitor showed a carry distance of 194 yards (224 yards total) with a high launch angle (14.8 degrees) and very little spin (1700 rpm).

Experimenting with swapping out shafts did improve distance, it was not enough to outperform Nike’s standard driver.

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Look, Sound and Feel

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In terms of looks, the Tour and Performance drivers are nearly identical. The differences, as in the case of head shape and darker face material for the Tour edition, are negligible. As indicated earlier, Nike took what was already considered a clean-looking club and further refined many of the visual elements including hiding the support structure that runs from the edge of the cavity back through the center of the crown. Gone from plain sight is the Tour model metal screw that some golfers liked and some didn’t.

While we’re on the subject of sound, both drivers produce a deep, muted sound when struck. It’s considerably more pleasant than hearing the higher-pitched, metallic noise found in too many other drivers in the marketplace. Be that as it may, the combination of the good acoustics, heavy weight and minimalist crown graphics conspire together to achieve a look that a traditionalist will find difficult not to love.

As is the case with the sound, the clubs feel relatively the same. Both drivers are very solid when struck and provide ample feedback on mishits. The Golf pride Tour Wrap grips are certainly a little heavier than I would prefer, and their non-textured surface is not best for golfers who play in humid areas or places where it often rains.

The Bottom Line

The Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 line of drivers have several updated features and aesthetic polish, but they might not be different enough from the originals to convince the masses that they need an upgrade. For those golfers who took a pass the first time around, however, the new models are certainly worth a look.

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Last year’s models were a better fit for golfers who fell under the category of “better players,” and the improved aesthetics and sound will keep them interested in the new drivers. But this year’s huge improvement in forgiveness will help golfers of all levels get more enjoyment out of the Covert 2.0 drivers.

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Rusty Cage is a contributing writer for GolfWRX, one of the leading publications online for news, information and resources for the connected golfer. His articles have covered a broad spectrum of topics - equipment and apparel reviews, interviews with industry leaders, analysis of the pro game, and everything in between.

Rusty's path into golf has been an unusual one. He took up the game in his late thirties, as suggested by his wife, who thought it might be a good way for her husband to grow closer to her father. The plan worked out a little too well. As his attraction to the game grew, so did his desire to take up writing again after what amounted to 15-year hiatus from sports journalism dating back to college. In spite of spending over a dozen years working in the technology sector as a backend programmer in New York City, Rusty saw an opportunity with GolfWRX and ran with it.

A graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor's in journalism, Rusty's long term aspirations are to become one of the game's leading writers, rising to the standard set by modern-day legends like George Peper, Mark Frost and Dan Jenkins.

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  1. Rusty Great article. I have a question for you. Where is the “sweet spot” on the 2.0 Performance and how high/low do you tee it? I love my Nike 2.0 Performance and want to max the distance with a 92 head speed and 121 ball velocity. Currently my carry is 189 and total is around 200
    I have my driver set to neutral 11.5
    thanks,
    Jack

  2. Just returned from Hawaii where I rented a set of Nike covert irons and woods. 2013 covert driver in stiff Kuro Kage shaft was Awesome. Straight and consistently long. May not replace current driver but for $129.00, you can’t beat the price. The shaft alone is worth $200 and tip works in 2.0 if needed.

  3. I bought the 2.0 performance and hit it great on launch monitor not so on golf course lacked distance was used to a cleveland launcher very light club was ready to sell gave it one last chance and things really turned around with the driver. I agree with other comments that the driver keeps the ball in the fairway I have launch angle at 9.5and set on neutral the additional weight now helps me keep the swing on plane and for the first time I am hitting some draws I like the driver

  4. Just bought the nike covert 2.0 performance today. Plan on olaying in the morning. How ever I’m not sure to where I should set my club head at: left, neutral, or right. I’m a right handed player, so should I set it to left to counteract the slice?

  5. Before this week I would not have considered playing nike clubs but my club had the Nike boys in with the fitting tools on Sunday and I have to say the Covert 2.0 drivers and fairway woods exceeded all my expectations. I prefer the look of the Tour driver but my numbers were much better with the performance. I am a 5 handicap golfer and consistent ball striker and with a stiff shaft I was catching them perfectly every time. The fairway woods are possibly even more impressive. I bought the whole set!

  6. Bought the 2.0 Driver and 3-wood this year to replace my Taylormade R11 driver and 3-wood. Not much gain in distance, but I felt the gain in accuracy was outstanding.
    Hit a lot of drivers and woods before settling… You name it, I hit it. Definitely recommend the Nike.

  7. Just want to add my pinch of salt: Got my new Covert 2 Performance with R shaft and played my first round today with it (well, thats 9 holes due to various injuries this year restricting my golf). I am a slow-med swinger, generally hate drivers ….LOL…. but NEED to feel the drivers head on the stick at the top (which for me is probably 60% of the general guy’s backswing…. LOL), and was I surprised with this driver, for a few reasons:
    * It feels heavier and shorter than my other drivers (suppose its the weight of the head ?)
    * the red crown is BEAUTIFUL !
    * the nice and TACKY grip (GP Tour wrap they call it) is really nice
    * dont know why, but everything I hit went pretty much where I aimed (my mishit is left – see my name…LOL), no matter where I hit it on the face (hit many on the heel side generally). OK, so I didnt measure the distance, wasnt bombing balls due to injuries, but it was on the short stuff close to all the time (and believe me, with my crooked swing lately – hope to heal by 2015 – that is a huge accomplishment).

    Into the bag she goes….. Will try more with this Lady in Red !

  8. I have a general dislike for all things, Nike.

    I tried this out on the simulator and it was nothing special so I moved on.

    This week though, I played in a scramble who rented these clubs. I tried the driver, I was quit surprised.

    It was awesome, I now may have to buy another driver…

  9. Rusty – this is a great review. I have the original covert, hitting it about 208 (GPS measured) and want to switch to the 2.0, but couldn’t decide between the performance and tour – love the look of the tour so much more.
    going to get the tour now.
    Thanks for your honesty!
    Andy

    • Andy,

      Thanks for the feedback. I personally love the look of the Tour models as well, but they’re too much club for me. I’ve put up pretty good numbers with the Covert Performance driver this spring (220 to 240 yards on average) hitting a Callaway Hex Chrome+. Regardless of which club you choose, I hope you enjoy playing it.

  10. I’m not a big Nike Golf fan but the last three drivers I used were the SQ tour, Vrs Victory red tour and now the Covert tour. I play anywhere between a 3 and 7 handicap. I am 6’6 and generally like to play clubs with a neutral set up. Playing for over 16 years I will say no matter how big the club head, you still need a solid swing or you won’t utilize the sweet spot on the club. Someone said it earlier, get fit to make sure the shaft fits your swing. The stock shafts on these clubs are very good and the club head weight is increased. Not made for everyone. Tour model is not as forgiving because it’s made for workability. I like that I can hit it high, low, right to left and left to right on command. If you are looking for distance have more flex, accuracy go stiffer. Rule of thumb, Drive for accuracy, put for distance.

  11. Bought the Covert 2.0 performance (Limited Edition Matte Black) a few days ago. I am not a fan of the red, so I decided to get the black once it came out. Brought it on the course twice so far. I was using a Cobra AMP Cell before that, and I think I will be going back to the Cobra the next time I play. The dampened thud that the club makes upon striking the ball drives me crazy. I really don’t like the feel of the club compared to the AMP cell either. My swing speed is around 97. The 50g shaft is too light, and I was also driving the ball longer with the Cobra. Not impressed at all with the Nike driver.

  12. Rusty:
    Thanks for the honest and realistic review. Sounds like the Performance model would be a nice club to try. My driver SS avg 91.7 and BS avg 127 mph. What I find might be good for me is the 2.0’s spin #s. I really need to lower mine (avg 3200) and might give the Covert 2.0 Performance a swing or two just for the lower spin numbers.

  13. Demoed the Covert 2.0 Performance w R Flex — was impressed by the consistency of the driver and its feel – soft, muted yet hot.

    As to SS, it’s not everything — it’s also the quality of the swing, and that varies, which is the reason one needs to go out there and hit the ball with this club. Wish I had some numbers, but the Nike Rep was busy talking with other guys at the demo day….

  14. I played the performance last year an I got the 2.0 with silver tini stiff shaft this year. Love the club. I hit it further than everybody I play with and it’s easy to work the ball with.
    My swingspeed is 104-107 and my average drive is around 230 yards. Sure I have an occational260 yard drive once in a while. But be serious now guys. Your best drive is NOT your average drive…

    • With you swing speed you should be hitting the ball much further. Google up “Trackman Optimizer” and look at the charts for carry and roll. You should hit it over 300 on your really great swings. Also you may need the X flex shaft at your swing speed. Getting set up with this club will dramatically increase your carry and roll. Fact!!

        • Simply trying to help you pick up a LOT of distance. Trackman is very accurate for what you should see on the golf course. Please take the time to read what Tom Wishon an expert has to say on this site about Trackman. He will confirm this in his writings.

      • I wouldn’t jump into an X flex unless you really load the shaft. I can generate speeds between 105-115 with my driver / 3wood, and still use regular or stiff flexed shafts (ranging 5.5-6.0 rifle scale).

        If you like the club, explore your shaft options. I am debating Oban Devotion and MRC D+, as long as I can get swing weight to a good balance point.

  15. I played the performance last year and got the new 2.0 with silver tini stiff shaft year. Love it. Hit my drives linger than everybody I play with. Clubheadspeed is 103-107. Easy to work the ball. But my average distance isn’t more than 230 yards. Sure I can hit an occational 260 once i a while, but be serious now guys. Your best drive isn’t your average !

  16. Rusty, I just read your article on the nike drivers. I found it very interesting. One question I have is when your on the golf course is making adjustments to the driver angle for different holes a good practice? On some holes I could get better run using a lower angle.

    • Bill;

      Take this for what it’s worth – but I wouldn’t play around too much making adjustments to loft (I’m assuming this what you are referring to). First off, get fitted for the right club & shaft. Your fitter should be able to dial in your loft correctly to maximize the club’s performance for you.

      All things being equal, you don’t want to be hitting down with the driver. And in the case of the Covert drivers, the sweet spot is a little higher on the crown than some drivers out there. You don’t want to strike the ball with the bottom half, period. If you want to flight the ball down with a driver there are other options such playing the ball a little closer to middle of your stance or simply swinging a little bit easier which will take off some spin producing lower trajectory. Lastly, consult with a fitter or golf instructor – that’s your best bet since I know of nothing about the courses you play or your playing abilities.

      Thanks for reading, and for the comment.

  17. I have to say much improved from last years. I swing in the 115 to 117 range and had trouble getting last years up without overspinning. These have a great look and feel and definitely preform.

  18. Rusty, thanks for your review and honesty. The numbers for the performance Covert are a good bit better than the average golfer which is around 210 off the tee according to the R&A. Seeing as how the performance Covert is aimed at the average golfer, this review is very relevant. The D6 swingweight for the Tour really surprises me. That is a beast.

  19. My results are quite different with the Nike Covert Tour 2.0. My swing speed is quite similar at 92-96 mph. Ball speed is 136-141 and my smash factor is generally north of 145. Trackman has me at 242-252 carry and roll and an occasional great swing is 265-270 carry and roll. I hit both this and the Performance model and personally prefer the Tour and the stock stiff shaft. In actual play on course my bad swings travel 240 and good swings are 250-265 carry and roll. An occasional exceptional outlier swing goes even farther up to 285 on course, (3 in the 280 to 285 range in 9 rounds gps measured.) I generally play the club at 11.5 or 12.5 loft and do prefer the left setting. The club for me feels extremely stable and has that out of the “park home run feel”. For me this is the best driver I have ever had in my hands and I have had MANY. Oh, and I have no problem hitting it high or low depending on what the shot calls for on course. Try them both and see which works better for your swing. I played the Performance Covert last year and it was the straightest club for me that I ever hit. This one, The Tour version is even better. Again, for me it has that “out of the park home run feel.”

  20. Rusty represents more golfers than someone at 100+. When i played off scratch my ch speed was only 95, now at 66 its dropped to 89. Keep up the good work. it is refreshing to see this type of work. Those of you who think only in terms of pga tour specs, run your reviews and link the two articles. we are intelligent enough to read them both.

    sure love it here at Golfwrx.com

  21. Rusty thanks for your review. It was well written and gave great insights into this driver.

    I do have to agree with some of the earlier posts that you may not have been the best person to choose for this review. As you may not have the swing speed for the stiff shafts especially the tini that were issued to you. There is also the fact you don’t carry a driver currently to compare and contrast to.

    Golfwrx sells alot of clubs I just worry people will be scared off by the distances in this review and that may not be fair to the manufacturer.

    Keep up the good work Rusty I look forward to more of your reviews.

    • Jay,

      Not a question of miss-hits. I didn’t get optimal launch angle and spin numbers. Plus the heavier head and shaft combo in the Covert Tour knocked off about 2 mph of club head speed. Bottom line, not very good carry distance compared to the Performance version (for me).

      Also, took the Performance Covert driver on the course today and it’s an extremely playable club and contact with the ball sounds great.

    • I am sure Rusty only gave us numbers based on his better shots during testing. The issue with the tour heads performance is based on its CG position and overall weight of the head. At 95mph, there simply isn’t enough speed to create the launch conditions needed to produce longer carries.

      I think the 4.5 rating is a little much because there is no way that Tour driver will be played by many golfers. It has not (and will not)outperformed The SLDR, BB Alpha or the I25. The NIKE ads on the WRX site contribute to the higher rating it’s receiving IMO. Money talks.

      Great overall review Rusty and don’t listen to the 110mph “studs” who make it sound like they go out and pound it 300+ like it’s nothing.

      • Steve,

        I have about 104-106mph club head speed and the Nike outperformed the BBa and SLDR. It did not outperform the i25. It has nothing to do with marketing budget. It’s a good club. The drivers you’ve mentioned throw far more $ at advertising.

        And 110mph studs? That’s not much. There are guys with far more club head speed that 110mph on this forum. I’ve played with a bunch of them. And since it’s a low spin Tour caliber driver I think it caters to those “studs”. Why not get someone of this ilk to review the driver?

  22. Thanks Rusty for the honest review. My average swing speed is not much different than yours. Just curious as to what your gamer driver is and what kind of carry you get compared to the Nikes?

    • Luke,

      My gamer driver (up until last year) was the Callaway Big Bertha Diablo – which never performed well for me anyway. I seldom ever used it and mostly relied on my Callaway Diablo fairway wood. I’m eager to put Covert Performance driver in play on the course; at the range it has been consistently accurate and reasonably long for my swing speed.

  23. Not trying to be mean at all and respect honesty ……like me reviewing a road race motorcycle at 60mph when its designed to perform at 120mph……is all, I am not equipped for job…on side note I did hit these in store….I am around 103-107mph and was really impressed with these over last years….50g was too weak but 60g stiff in tour head was great., good numbers and feel great, i did notice they seem easier to hit than last years as well…love to hit one on course

  24. Why is a guy who swings 95mph doing a review?….he cant even generate enough speed to accurately evaluate the tour head……nothing against him at all but get appropriate players that this was designed for testing them…..or have 3 guys do the review…one at 90mph, one. At 100-105 and maybe one at 110 or higher

    • Because the vast majority of golfers swing at around 90 mph. The tour head is not designed for 120 mph. If it was then you have no business even thinking about it since your swing speed is only 103 mph. Your swing speed is not much faster than the reviewer so I’d suggest you take note of his review instead of looking for a review by a fast swinger (ie. non typical golfer).

  25. Maybe I’m just weird but I just can’t handle the red head especially with a white swoosh in such an unusual spot. Put the swoosh in the middle of the crown and make it smaller (like Callaway, Titleist) and I’m sold.

  26. I can’t believe I just read a review of a driver by a guy with a 95mph SS.

    Good for you buddy, I swing it between 95-100 and my carries on the monitor are around 215. The best numbers I have ever produced is with a SLDR 10.5 jacked up to 12 with a regular shaft.

    My numbers with last years Covert was short with lots of spin.

    • Hey Martin, given your specs you should try the Jetspeed driver…..the increase in carry while staying low spin is amazing. I hit all the low spin -low launch heads and almost went with CT2 in regular flex but did more research and picked up a jetspeed 10.5* with custom shaft…….added 15-20 yds to my normal 210 of carry and even more downwind. Give it a shot!

  27. I didn’t suggest that reviewers must be scratch – but the ability to carry a golfball with a driver over 160 yards might help avg WRX readers glean a bit more data from the article.

    Keyboard Magazine is not going to hire me to review the latest Steinway grand piano if chopsticks is the limit of ability. Nobody would give any credence to my thoughts on the instrument.

    • These drivers were tested by Rusty as well as several golfers of various ability levels, from better-than-scratch to high handicappers. Those Doppler radar launch monitor results, as well as the votes of our panel of elite custom fitters located across North America, are what led to our rating of “4.5” for these drivers.

      Rusty’s job was to create an in-depth review for golfers seeking more information on the Covert 2.0 drivers: the technology in the clubs and what it does, the performance he experienced and the looks, sound and feel. The reality is that there are a lot more golfers in the world who hit their drives 200 yards than 300 yards, even though many are not willing to admit it on the internet.

  28. Your average driver carry distance was 160 yards????? 197 yards TOTAL???

    I’m having a hard time believing that. I’m not quite sure you were the right person to review this club, no offense. A serious comment.

    • Doe,

      I respect your opinion. In all honesty, the 2.0 Tour seems better suited for someone who generates more club head speed than I do. There is a reason why it’s a tour-issue club (that’s not a knock on the driver). I did however get very good performance out the performance head and shaft at factory settings and it’s better fit for a wider range of handicaps.

        • Jack,

          I did note in the review that we actually did swap Kuro Kage shafts between drivers – which did improve launch and carry results slightly, but not significantly. Testing out additional shafts that aren’t stock would’ve changed the scope of the article from a review of the equipment as is (off-the-rack testing) to an article that emphasizes a proper fitting – introducing an unfair component in terms of evaluating the drivers.

          Obviously anyone who actually intends to purchase the Coverts, or any other clubs for that matter, wouldn’t simply be satisfied with their off-the-rack launch numbers. Ideally, they would go through a fitting session to find the right head and shaft combo for their swing – irrespective of manufacturer.

    • I think it is great to get some slower swings testing these clubs its very hard to find info on whats is out there thats possibly better. My dad swings driver around 82 mph and might get 215 out of his driver , on a perfectly stuck ball with drier conditions . This year he got himself the big bertha driver 13.5 senior flex and he will probably play it cranked to 15.5 in hopes of getting a little more hang time on the tee shots . So i say thank you for posting this review and hopefully you could do more of this with the newer drivers.

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