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#1 Buffdaddy

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Did anyone happen to catch Rorys press conference today when he stated his new ball is longer and his ball speed is faster with new Covert driver?.....thoughts anyone? Can't wait to get my hands on both.

Edited by Buffdaddy, 15 January 2013 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

Personally, I don't see the need to hit a driver 375 yards.  I mean, really!  :cheesy:

We'll see in a couple days!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

Says his ball speed is the 180's if he goes after it and he will have to adjust on the fly with distances in tournament conditions because of adrenaline. Says he was already hitting it further on the range.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

What a bomber. I think the problems that can come from switching equipment are mostly mental. Let's hope there is a smooth transition.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I wouldn't have expected him to say

That he just joined Nike

And was hitting it shorter


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Yeah right...

At least he oughta sell of few of those drivers to the guys I see at the end of the range going after it so hard they damage internal organs.

Edited by Tim Meitner, 15 January 2013 - 10:35 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Ok, run along and buy one now....

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

I am shocked, SHOCKED that he said this!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

View Postbscinstnct, on 15 January 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:

I wouldn't have expected him to say

That he just joined Nike

And was hitting it shorter

He also said the irons were faster- what? the heads are almost identical and the shafts are the same. How can he be swinging these irons faster?

I think he was stroking the nike pole on that one.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

That ball is a rock of course it will go further.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

What was he going to say ? "The Covert is a nice club that is on par with my old Titleist" No, I'm sure that chick with him planned what to say for certain questions.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 15 January 2013 - 09:02 PM, said:

Personally, I don't see the need to hit a driver 375 yards.  I mean, really!  :cheesy:

We'll see in a couple days!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

View Postbunter101, on 15 January 2013 - 09:20 PM, said:

Ok, run along and buy one now....
I plan on it love my Nike Vrs now. This one should be much better. Love the victory red graphics also. Beautiful!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Of course he said this....we'll see how it actually turns out but come on, you can't possibly read into that without skepticism
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

View PostIllest, on 15 January 2013 - 09:40 PM, said:

Of course he said this....we'll see how it actually turns out but come on, you can't possibly read into that without skepticism
Won't be long now we'll soon find out, he and Tiger both are paired together so the pairing should be a good barometer as to how far they both are hitting the ball. I will say this much if its true stores can't stock em' fast enough. Haters beware!!!!!!!


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM, said:

Did anyone happen to catch Rorys press conference today when he stated his new ball is longer and his ball speed is faster with new Covert driver?.....thoughts anyone? Can't wait to get my hands on both.

But did big bro Wally, I mean Tiger, concur?  Cuz if they both say so, Nike spent their $300mm+ quite well.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

View PostIllest, on 15 January 2013 - 09:40 PM, said:

Of course he said this....we'll see how it actually turns out but come on, you can't possibly read into that without skepticism
Won't be long now we'll soon find out, he and Tiger both are paired together so the pairing should be a good barometer as to how far they both are hitting the ball. I will say this much if its true stores can't stock em' fast enough. Haters beware!!!!!!!
Explain how this will be a good barometer???????????????

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM, said:

Did anyone happen to catch Rorys press conference today when he stated his new ball is longer and his ball speed is faster with new Covert driver?.....thoughts anyone? Can't wait to get my hands on both.
You are the poster boy for why Nike gave Rory all that money.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Marketing speak is what it is. I will say this though. Every single player that switched over to Nike is playing more loft in their driver than they did with their previous sponsor. In particular Rory went from and 8.5* 913D3 that sat open to the 10.5* setting in the Nike. That tells me the Covert Tour is ultra low launch and spin.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

I'd be willing to bet, a sleeve of 2013 ProV1x's, that Rory's driving average is within 5yds of his last year's driving average, assuming he plays in at least 10 events.

Edited by SHIVAN, 15 January 2013 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

View PostProjectX, on 15 January 2013 - 10:05 PM, said:

Marketing speak is what it is. I will say this though. Every single player that switched over to Nike is playing more loft in their driver than they did with their previous sponsor. In particular Rory went from and 8.5* 913D3 that sat open to the 10.5* setting in the Nike. That tells me the Covert Tour is ultra low launch and spin.
That is what about 90% of amateures are looking for, and what only about 5% of them need.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

You guys are all so cynical.  Guy signs for mega bucks and he says the new stuff is better!?  How could that happen?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

View PostSHIVAN, on 15 January 2013 - 10:06 PM, said:

I'd be willing to bet, a sleeve of 2013 ProV1x's, that Rory's driving average is within 5yds of his last year's driving average, assuming he plays in at least 10 events.

Are you crazy?

I don't have that kind of money.

I'll bet you 2 dollars and a sleeve of Noodles



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

View Postwobgon, on 15 January 2013 - 10:02 PM, said:

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM, said:

Did anyone happen to catch Rorys press conference today when he stated his new ball is longer and his ball speed is faster with new Covert driver?.....thoughts anyone? Can't wait to get my hands on both.
You are the poster boy for why Nike gave Rory all that money.
Absolutely proud of it. I look good when I play, I feel good, and a pretty darn good game to go with it. I am not ashamed.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

View Postwobgon, on 15 January 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

View PostProjectX, on 15 January 2013 - 10:05 PM, said:

Marketing speak is what it is. I will say this though. Every single player that switched over to Nike is playing more loft in their driver than they did with their previous sponsor. In particular Rory went from and 8.5* 913D3 that sat open to the 10.5* setting in the Nike. That tells me the Covert Tour is ultra low launch and spin.
That is what about 90% of amateures are looking for, and what only about 5% of them need.

I don't think 90% of amateurs have a freakin clue what they are looking for. 90% of the people on GolfWRX maybe, but the average amateur has no idea what high launch low spin means. They just walk into the store and say give me that pretty white one I keep seeing on the TV.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

View Postwobgon, on 15 January 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

View PostIllest, on 15 January 2013 - 09:40 PM, said:

Of course he said this....we'll see how it actually turns out but come on, you can't possibly read into that without skepticism
Won't be long now we'll soon find out, he and Tiger both are paired together so the pairing should be a good barometer as to how far they both are hitting the ball. I will say this much if its true stores can't stock em' fast enough. Haters beware!!!!!!!
Explain how this will be a good barometer???????????????
Two bombers going at it. If they're out driving Kaymer by miles and hitting wedges into greens it should be good indicator.

Edited by Buffdaddy, 15 January 2013 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

No way.  I distinctly heard him say that he preferred the ProV1x and his previous driver.  Without question.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM, said:

Did anyone happen to catch Rorys press conference today when he stated his new ball is longer and his ball speed is faster with new Covert driver?.....thoughts anyone? Can't wait to get my hands on both.

This is good news from Rory. I know people have been talking about Rory and Tiger but I always rated Rory as a better player. Tiger is terrible in Ryder Cup.  leave him off the team next time.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

View PostProjectX, on 15 January 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

View Postwobgon, on 15 January 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

View PostProjectX, on 15 January 2013 - 10:05 PM, said:

Marketing speak is what it is. I will say this though. Every single player that switched over to Nike is playing more loft in their driver than they did with their previous sponsor. In particular Rory went from and 8.5* 913D3 that sat open to the 10.5* setting in the Nike. That tells me the Covert Tour is ultra low launch and spin.
That is what about 90% of amateures are looking for, and what only about 5% of them need.

I don't think 90% of amateurs have a freakin clue what they are looking for. 90% of the people on GolfWRX maybe, but the average amateur has no idea what high launch low spin means. They just walk into the store and say give me that pretty white one I keep seeing on the TV.

From what I see around here, that number is seriously inflated.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

View PostFrankie Lob Wedge, on 15 January 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:

View PostBuffdaddy, on 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM, said:

Did anyone happen to catch Rorys press conference today when he stated his new ball is longer and his ball speed is faster with new Covert driver?.....thoughts anyone? Can't wait to get my hands on both.

This is good news from Rory. I know people have been talking about Rory and Tiger but I always rated Rory as a better player. Tiger is terrible in Ryder Cup.  leave him off the team next time.
His singles record in Ryder Cup play is pretty darn good, tells me something bout the other golfers maybe they need to be left off the team. By the way before we crown rory as better than Tiger I will leave you with this Tigers career 7 missed cuts Rors 7 missed last year.


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