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. You guys act like this is the first time Nike has used red for the crown of a club…

    Everyone bagged the 2011 taylormade line until they ended it up with it in their bags..

    I’m not a fan of that swoosh but I’m gonna have to set it down and see what it looks like. Probably wont bother me if I hit it well and of course I SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE BALL.

    Nike has done a great job with the last two lines of golf clubs and I hope they are keeping up with that consistency again. A lot of technology that can be useful if properly fitted. This should be fun!!

  2. I’ve got 3 Nike Drivers which have very classic plain black finishes (on the crown at least) and are way better to look at, at address than the awful Taylormade. Why change that and add a “swoosh” to the crown & the “covert…. Are Nike worried people may forget what they’re playing!!!! Spoils a potentially good looking driver.

  3. Hey guys it’s good to see all the channel stars in one place. My sisters can beat me at golf.

  4. I think that driver could get me back on the PGA Tour. I just dont think I have the time to commit what it takes to chase my dreams, with all my work and family obligations. Boy I hate one day events.

  5. Oh boy, that dang ole driver looks sweet man. I’ll tell you what.I will look good in my golf shop next to all the shanks tshirts.

    Remember kids hit for free at shanks.

  6. Agree the swoosh is misplaced and can definately be a distraction. Would be much better with a smaller swoosh that is centered on the edge as a line up tool.

  7. The idea of changeable lofts and face angle even the cavity not against, but all that is going to be lost by the horrible colour, by looking at these you would class them in the cheap rubbish you see in the bargain bin at your local sports superstore, OK for weekend hackers but not for any serious golfer, I am sure that is not the case but that the way they look. Nike you shot yourself in the foot.

  8. Just contrast these hideous things to the new beautiful, simple fourteen blades………………….

    WHAT IS HAPPENING TO GOLF CLUBS???

    Nike and TM are now going head to head to see who can come up with the biggest load of bling nonsense imaginable

  9. You shouldn’t be looking at the back of the crown at all….technology will have the last laugh with this, Nike is way ahead of everyone on this one. The adjustability is sick and no one is even close right now. Can’t wait to hit it….and Rory will hit this 250 million dollar driver whether he likes it or not. The pros at that level can hit anything and as he is bombing it…..everyone will be buying it.

  10. Ugly. I bet this “technology” flops like the square head. Nike is to golf equipment as GM was to cars in the 80’s: Baretta, Geo, Fiero, Alante, Lumina GTE, and the Tracker… Bunch of technology marketing but huge flops.

    Nike markets to the weekend golfer who doesn’t know anything about quality equipment and is distracted by bright colors, logos and guys they need to pay half a billion dollars to use this garbage.

    • Interesting, so I guess that’s why Nike has some of the best players in the world using their “weekend-golfer” equipment?

    • Danny, i guess Rory is going to play with garbage then… Wow, I seriously dont understand people that can be so ignorant about golf. This brand will dominate golf before you know it kid… Giddy up!

    • At first glance I was put off by the red color. I been a nike club hitter since the slingshot clubs through sq drivers.

      Let me tell you this club is a dream to hit. The red the swoosh and even the little white writing all disappears when you see the ball go. And for feel and game improvement the covert irons are also a smash hit in my book. Keep in mind that irons are de-lofted to keep up with Taylormade.

      If I had to gripe about something it would be the grips (this might be do to the fact that the old clubs had drytac)

      But the grips did not deter me from putting coverts up against rocketblades and the x-hots.

      I am chomping at the bit for warmer weather to go play a new bag of coverts from D,3W, 3i-9i PW(45deg) AW(48deg) (52 58 xft wedges)

  11. I dreamed of the days of a cavity back driver when living in the tubes. I think I am going to buy one when I clear my name . My buddy New York has been talking about being my agent/caddie so maybe he can set up a Rory type deal with Nike.

    Mark Burke, Homeless golfer, award winning writer, Reality TV star, Motivational Speaker, life coach and dreamer.

    • Hey Mark! I loved your show wish there could’ve been a second season. Hope you clear your name and make it to the Tour

      • Hey Conner thanks for the support. Following your dream can be expensive I was wondering if you could donate towards the effort. Anything would be appreciated even a turkey sandwhich would be fine as chasing dreams makes me hungry. I have been windexing car windows at stop lights for extra money but it isn’t as fruitful as I would have hoped. My agent New York has been sitting by a pay phone for days waiting to hear back from golf channel on a combo show of big break and bum fights which I have been lobbing for awhile. I hope it works out I need the money to pay my attorney to clear my name.

  12. I personally like the deep red colour, but the swoosh is severely misplaced. The Nike branding execs should have their heads examined.

  13. Ability to change face angle and loft. Wow that is AWESOME!!!! I don’t play Nike but I will go and try this one out.

  14. seriously red!!! man I hate you taylor made, since you made white now we have to deal with great looking drivers in red, blue, green and every other color, just doesn’t look right

    • I love the red, I love the shape, I love the adjustment but the only thing I hate is the swoosh on the top, I think I can get over it though if it performs well; All-in-all a nice looking driver!

    • The color is odd, the swoosh is odd, but I can tell you from exclusively playing purist Titleist drivers for 20 years…the NIKE BLOWS THEM AWAY. This stick is long, forgiving, workable (for those of you on this message board who can actually work the ball), and it feels great. Get over the look and play for the results. And for those of you who say it will look funny at address, you are right, but you probably can’t hit it past the first trap anyway. Give it a demo and you will be pleased you did.

      • Right on geoff, I compared Taylormade R1, Ping G 25 and Nike side by side and yes the Nike covert was the longest. The Ping is frustratingly straight and not the best feel by far. I felt in love with the feel and the distance of the Covert Tour. Try it, and forget the look, you will… oh you will…

    • If you’re bugged over that swooch off to the side of the crown, then you haven’t seen Adams or Taylormade’s 2013 line of woods with crazy graphics all over the crowns….golf version of NASCAR advertizing.

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