Nike Golf introduced its new line of VR_S Covert Drivers, Woods and Hybrids for the 2012-13 season.   You’ll find plenty of visuals on the new Covert line: bold red paint, the unmistakable ‘Swoosh’ on the crown and large cavity, pushing perimeter weighting to its limits.  One item you won’t find however, is loft — well, a single loft anyway.

The new Nike Golf Covert woods have Nike’s FlexLoft system, which allows loft to be adjusted from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees. Edit: face angle is also adjustable and can be tweaked independently.

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Drivers:

The  460cc Nike VR_S Covert Performance Driver will retail for $299 and come stock with a 50g Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 50g shaft.The Covert Tour Driver is 430cc, pear-shaped, and comes standard with a 60g Mitsubishi Kuro Kage shaft.  Retail will be $399. Both will be available in February 2013.

Update 2/1/2013 Click here to see updated article… Everything you want to know about the Nike Covert Driver 

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Fairways:

Adjustability thanks to FlexLoft will be available on the Tour model only.  The 3 wood allows from 13-17 degrees of loft.  The 5 wood from 17-21 degrees.

GolfWRX visited Nike Golf at The Oven in Fort Worth, Texas, where Nike Golf Engineer Robert Boyd gave us the inside scoop on the new Nike Golf Covert drivers and fairway woods.

Nike VR_S Covert Drivers

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Nike VR_S Covert Fairway Woods

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Rob is a golf junkie that has been involved with GolfWRX since its inception in 2005. From designing headcovers, to creating logos to authoring articles to social media management to sales and marketing, Rob has done it all. Born and bred in NJ. Favorite golfers: Phil, Freddie. Favorite club: Driver.

126 COMMENTS

  1. I can’t believe how many people are saying they will be distracted by a swoosh on the club. You should be concentrating on the club face and the ball. It’s funny that people haven’t tried out this club and are calling it a failure because of a little white swoosh. Clubs are getting louder with their colors and marketing. Time to get with the times and learn to hit a driver that is a different color.

    • For those who say club head is distracting, CMON. Look at how those colorful TM last 8 years. R11 looked like Nascar. Last ten years I have had, R7, R9, Big Bertha, Octane, Razr hawk, Razr Fit, & 910 drivers. on same launch monitor for last year, I hit VRS Covert Tour 20-30 yards farther. But being Nike & I believe quality not like Callaway, Titleist, or TM. Went to buy recently a XHot driver & again hit Nike farther. Gave in. Bought at RDUNN a demo $400 looking Covert Tour 2013, for $120. And on course hit it everytime 20 yards farther than anything else last 2 years.

    • Specs? All information you can probably request are online. Flex point? Which shaft would you like? Weight shaft, type, color, flavor, … all available to your desire. There a pleathura of shafts you can select to dial in the performance of your club. Independent loft adjustments with face angle adjustments, 460cc or 440cc head size. What is wrong with hype? It is the first cavity back driver ever! … I think that is worthy of some hype. Specs are there and the science can speek for itself.

  2. How about some data (Specs) on these clubs instead of so much hype? How about shaft weights, flex points, head weights, angles etc. We need DATA, not HYPE!

  3. I was a 14-year Titleist Staff Professional and just switched to Nike the same day Rory did … guess he over shadowed my announcement ;). No one is more into the deep traditions of golf than I am and I will tell you my visit to the Nike Campus and Oven west was all it took. I increased my ball speed 7 mph with the Covert Tour head and custom shaft option. That is a solid increase that I will be very happy with. The Covert color was not tacky or gimmicky. It is actually a deep burgundy red and I found the Swoosh logo a non issue. The swoosh seems slightly large on the fwy metals. Nike’s R&D and master designer is from the former Ben Hogan company. So, I think Nike products are in good hands. Bottom line, I was very impressed and completely believe in the Nike product and the culture is incredible. Long time Titleist Staff member and now part of team Nike … No regrets!

  4. My son just tried out the irons. It was impressive! 20 to 25 yards further than his Calloway irons. Tried to hit the driver but that will need some fine tuning….not too sure we had the right shaft. Interested in getting him the irons though as he hit the exceptionally well.

  5. Just like Tiger I am hitting my older driver 15 yards longer than the new Covert even after fitting. The guy at Golf Tec could not believe the results and of course he was trying to get me into a new driver. Rory should take a look at the old Nike drivers just like tiger. They just go super deep. Maybe the distance gap is because the titanium is more springy after playing with it so much. Hopefully he just has to break it in.

  6. I keep hearing everyone talking about how they look, and there’s no way they’ll switch. First. I do like the look of the woods. I like the red, and do not even notice the swoosh until it was mentioned. The thing that throws me is that so many are worried about the look, but if I hit a club and it’s great, it can be set on fire and I’ll use it. Sure looks may draw us in to try, but I look at reviews and how clubs fit my game, then I’ll try them. I can’t say that “look” has every been a reason I have even tried a club.

  7. Demo’d the driver. Very nice feel, real, straight with a very slight draw on the standard setting,long and I love the color. Looked like a Ferrari. I am going to get one.

  8. Having actually hit both Covert drivers I can tell you that they are actually decent. The standard seemed fairly forgiving, and the shape actually looks really nice at address. Distance was average to above average. Sound is the typical Nike “crack/smack”, which doesn’t appeal to me, but I know some folks like it. The tour is small, and doesn’t offer much forgiveness. Honestly, I don’t think the Tour version is worth anyone getting, but the standard is actually a nice club.

  9. Ugly indeed! But if it performs well then who cares. I wouldn’t even try it because of the looks, but some people don’t care about that. Confidence is huge when standing above the ball and I think cosmetics is part of it. The matte black finish that Ping has done is awesome. Keep it simple like Titleist and Ping. All the graphics and bold colors on the head are so distracting. Again that is me. Some golfers like the looks of Nike, TM and Cobra. I’m sure they all perform about the same. Whatever floats one boat…

  10. the new nike covert driver and fairway woods look great about time we had something sexy as for people saying it looks awful well take a look at taylormade joke of a line up. i think taylormade has a battle on there hands to have the best driver in 2013. nike has made a great driver but all companies has produced great stuff in 2013 it be interesting to see who top

  11. Well, Nike are not famous for their Golfing equipment and never will be, they just copy Titleist with their VR Blades and balls are Titleist painted with a swoosh. They just have a lot of money to give to super stars and athletes which they can sponsor.

  12. SICK!!! Hit the covert, Both new TaylorMades and the Extreme Fit. 6-8 MPH increase in ball speed for all them with the Covert. I had never been a Nike fan before last year. Now my bag is full of them.

  13. It’s a nice looking driver but the red is probably the bit much for me. I would have preferred a nice black finish.

    It seems the adjustable loft driver is the way of the future judging by all the new models out at present.

    I would love to hear any feedback from golfers that have purchased this driver and how it performs.

  14. Hit the driver, fairway and hybrid two weeks ago and love the driver and fairway but not so high on the hybrids. Hit the 430cc tour driver and love the slightly lower launch angle , the sound at impact and the gorgeous red color along with the REAL Koro Kage shaft. Didn’t get to hit the irons, but am told by Nike management that testing shows significant distance increases. Will try before ordering

  15. Just black, or even white would have done it.
    Why red and a nike logo. The look actually is visually an open club face.

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