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Let the Speculation Begin: Covert Tour Ver 3 & 4 with NO WEIGHT SCREW and Altered Sole Hit USGA Conforming List. Pics!


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

This just hit the USGA Conforming List today, it is 2 new Covert Tours.  Neither have a weight screw, and the sole has been slightly altered, especially around the Flexloft Adaptor.

Has the Screw been removed in order to create more spin in the tour model for a certain staffer that is known to be a naturally low spin player with a driver in his hands?  What do you guys think?

(Credit goes to Quickfeet for posting this before I could this morning)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

I would love it if it actually came in the colours in that photo!
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Is the version 3 a smaller head or am I just seeing things?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

View Postfreddyottawa, on 11 February 2013 - 06:57 PM, said:

I would love it if it actually came in the colours in that photo!

EXACTLY what I was thinking. So much cleaner looking with out the screw and B&W.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

More than likely they are preproduction prototypes that key players wouldn't let out of their cold dead hands, and thus Nike was forced to get them USGA certified.

This happens a lot:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

This should be interesting...
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Are the tour only versions using the same "One Loft" technology?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

I'll take one.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

View Postscratchswinger, on 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

Are the tour only versions using the same "One Loft" technology?

Looks like it from the pics.  

I'd love to hear what the changes do to its performance compared to the reg tour.  Smaller looking cavity too.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

I hope they come out painted the same color as the black and white pics :)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

So much cleaner looking!
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Too bad noone asked about this prior to the Q & A we had with NIke.  It will be interesting to watch this play out.  One loft technology for fairway woods too, I wonder if that is in the pipeline for the other OEMs?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

View Postphillypete, on 11 February 2013 - 07:23 PM, said:

More than likely they are preproduction prototypes that key players wouldn't let out of their cold dead hands, and thus Nike was forced to get them USGA certified.

This happens a lot:

Tour Pro - thanks for letting me test out the new driver. I love it. It'll be in the bag next week.

Rep - you can't put it in the bag yet. It hasn't been released.

Tour Pro - oh well i'll just hold onto this till you get the pomp and circumstance done with.

Rep - well actually that just a preproduction run. The real ones won't be done for another two weeks.

Tour Pro - well I like this one. I'm keeping this one and if your silly "production" model is just as good I'll give it back. If not I'm playing this one and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it because my names Nick McWoods... (female dog)

These just hit the USGA website today, so I don't think that is the case.  

Unless, of course, it is for Eldrick, who has not yet put his into play...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

eldrick will not play this club i bet my life on it

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

I posted this in the Tiger not playing covert Thread earlier.

View PostNTKT10, on 11 February 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

For everybody's information all of the images on the USGA website are black and white.  This does not mean the (possibly newer) Covert drivers will be black.  Looking at the description of Versions 3 and 4 they appear identical with the exception that Version 4 has crown information listed and Version 3 does not.  Version 1 and Version 2 appear identical with the exception of crown information as well, Version 1 says "Covert" Version 2 does not.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

the standard model does not have a screw any how and these look awesome
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

View PostFornesto, on 11 February 2013 - 09:26 PM, said:

eldrick will not play this club i bet my life on it

AK will! and maybe that Woods guy.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

View Postfreddyottawa, on 11 February 2013 - 06:57 PM, said:

I would love it if it actually came in the colours in that photo!

When I hear Covert, I think black, like stealth or something. Black would be nice!
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:51 PM

Love the black and white. Too bad they won't release it.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

AK still plays golf?

I would really like to hit one of these heads.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

Wonder what the difference is between the two. Possibly for Rory since he said he was going to "find a driver" ?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

That looks great! I'll be pissed if this comes out in black and I just got my tour.

It would be cool if it came in like all black and the swoosh on top was like gray or a lighter black.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

View Postscottvw13, on 11 February 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

This just hit the USGA Conforming List today, it is 2 new Covert Tours.  Neither have a weight screw, and the sole has been slightly altered, especially around the Flexloft Adaptor.

Has the Screw been removed in order to create more spin in the tour model for a certain staffer that is known to be a naturally low spin player with a driver in his hands?  What do you guys think?

(Credit goes to Quickfeet for posting this before I could this morning)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

is it black?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

View PostSinclair, on 12 February 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

Wonder what the difference is between the two. Possibly for Rory since he said he was going to "find a driver" ?

If you go to the USGA conforming drivers link you will see that Version 3 has no crown information listed.  I'm going to guess that Version 3 would be what Tiger would play with absolutely no graphics on the crown.  It looks like V3 and V4 are maybe a touch smaller than the already released Tour model.

View Postcliche, on 12 February 2013 - 08:52 AM, said:

is it black?

No, those are black and white pictures.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

"AK will! and maybe that Woods guy"

Does AK still play?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

View PostFornesto, on 11 February 2013 - 09:26 PM, said:

eldrick will not play this club i bet my life on it

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

View Postscratchswinger, on 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

Are the tour only versions using the same "One Loft" technology?

it sure appears that way...

these drivers look incredible!
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

View Postswanry30, on 12 February 2013 - 09:29 AM, said:

View Postscratchswinger, on 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

Are the tour only versions using the same "One Loft" technology?

it sure appears that way...

these drivers look incredible!

It sure does!  We always want what we can't have....

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

I wonder if they have changed the internal weighting a bit to lower the CG to give a bit of additional launch and spin?  This may be in reaction to the number of guys playing the Performance versus the tour model?

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