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Nike Covert 2.0 Driver Spotted

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Check out the photos of the Nike Covert 2.0 driver we spotted at the Frys.com Open.

While Covert 2.0 has the same glossy red crown and white swoosh as the original version, Nike has made some serious tweaks to the bottom of the driver. Like the Covert Tour 2.0 we spotted at the Tour Championship, the cavity appears substantially larger than the previous model. And the company’s decision to paint the cavity all black (instead of red) gives the driver a much stealthier look, which is furthered by Nike’s decision to give the sole a matte finish instead of the original Covert’s high-polished chrome look.

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The Covert 2.0 appears to have the same “Flex Loft” adjustability as its predecessor, adjustable from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees in 1-degree increments with the ability to choose a right, left or neutral face angle setting for each loft. But at address, the Covert 2.0 has a slightly deeper face, as well a more traditional pear-shaped crown that looks similar to the tour-only versions of the driver played by Tiger Woods, Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy late in the 2013 season.

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There are currently two versions of the Covert 2.0 on the USGA’s Conforming List, which are pictured below. Our guess is that Version 1, which appears slightly larger than Version 2, will be the retail version of the driver for 2014.

Covert 2.0 Version 1Covert 2.0 Version 2

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Covert 2.0 driver in the forums.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Covert 2.0 driver in the forums.

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  2. markb

    Oct 10, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Let’s hope the build quality and finish are better this time than with the version 1.0. My Tour was flaking off red metallic paint within a month. I started to fear even cleaning it.

  3. Chris Downing

    Oct 10, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Golf is becoming like Formula One – every year the manufacturers bring out a new driver or set of wedges that conform, but somehow give you more. Trouble is the dope on the other end of the clubhead is reading 22,000 golf books (titles in Amazon for golf) watching 1100 DVDs on golf (titles in Amazon) instead of taking meaningful lessons so he plays better. If only players approached golf like they would playing the piano or cello – all this new eqipement talk is like a lod of guys taking about the new Steinway piano but when they sit down they can only play chop-sticks!

  4. TL

    Oct 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    This is almost identical to the last driver. Put VRS above covert–paint the swoosh red instead of black, then paint the cavity black and boom…you have a new 2014 club.

  5. Maximilian Hausmann

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    ohh I cant wait till it comes out.
    Does anyone know the release date?

  6. CJ

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Does it go POOOOWWWW!!!!…like last years did?

  7. Dcorun

    Oct 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I tried the Covert 2013, Cobra Amp Cell and the Adams Super S and ended up with the Cleveland Classic Custom XL. They were all very good drivers but, my best numbers were with the Cleveland. I think Cleveland is a very underrated club and company. My fitting was done at the local PGA Superstore and it was well done. I do like the look of the new Covert 2.0 though!!

  8. Ron

    Oct 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This looks fantastic. If it performs better than my VRS no doubt it’s going in the bag.

  9. Robert

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I played all Nike last year and decided to make a change. I played well and beat a few guys with the Nike clubs, but my new Ping G25 Driver is more consistent for me and my new Mizuno MP54/MP4 are slightly more forgiving with better feel. I also changed to the Callaway X Hot 3 wood that is far better than the Nike’s. No doubt it’s a better bag than before. Still have Nike clothes though and a Sun Mountain Golf Bag. Never changed my Scotty putter or Titleist wedges.

  10. Matt

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    If it can fix Tiger’s pull draw, Nike will sell a lot more clubs.

  11. The Infidel

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

    A brand new tool of torment for Rory and Tiger, if we swapped out “inferior equipment” for a 910 D2 and a 975D, they’d have won more majors between them……discuss.

  12. Billy

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Will buy!

  13. OP

    Oct 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    What is that hole near the hosel? For hot melting? So that hole has to be covered up to be legal play, right? So with what is it going to be plugged?

    • NikeFan

      Oct 9, 2013 at 1:56 am

      Look closely (assuming I’m looking where you are) that’s actually a screw, not a hole.

    • Headonastick

      Oct 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Many drivers have those ports. They are normally plugged with a rubber or plastic plug. Pretty typical.

  14. paul

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Way sharper looking then the last one. if it goes farther then my 913 d3 it will be tempting.

    • Oliver Jones

      Oct 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Not saying that this new stuff isnt great but I am still playing my calloway diablo tour what really made a difference is the pro angle tour training aid. Yesterday had a drive of 350 on 535 par 339 on 347 par and 340 on another on my g15 pings I used 7i 185 to the pin reach it had 240 no kidding against the wind quartering fm the right left it pin high on the fringe. This gadget works and I no salesmen for it this puts u in the pro slot and makes you feel what its really like to hit it like the pros try it 30 day free trial $49.99 instead of 500.00 for new paont

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Puma unveils new Ignite Fasten8 golf shoe

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Puma Golf has today introduced the newest addition to its popular spikeless franchise: the Ignite Fasten8.

The new Ignite Fasten8 ($120) family are designed to provide wearers added stability with a new, exacting fit in multiple sleek designs, featuring both a traditional lace-up style and Puma’s proprietary DISC technology, and also a PRO version with a microfiber upper. The Fasten8 lace version is also available in several eye-catching colorways for women ($100).

The lineup is led by Puma’s new Fasten8 Fit System, which consists of 8 interior webbing support straps that are integrated into the lacing system. The 8 webbing straps are secured from underneath the foot, and when the laces, or Disc, are tightened, each of the Fasten8 straps aims to deliver an exceptionally secure, personalized fit for players with all foot shapes and sizes.

The Fasten8 also features PWRCAGE (a TPU saddle integrated with midfoot support webbing straps), and PWRFRAME (an ultra-thin TPU frame placed in high-stress areas) technologies, both of which are designed to contribute to greater overall stability during the swing and increased comfort while walking. 

Speaking on the new additions from Puma, Andrew Lawson, PLM, Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The new Ignite Fasten8 shoe continues to deliver the cool, classic style that has become synonymous with PUMA Golf, in a popular mix of colorways that will appeal to a wide range of playersWhen you combine our innovative new Fasten8 Fit System with Puma’s other impressive footwear technologies you have a shoe that delivers true versatility, style and performance, all while ensuring the perfect fit and feel for every golfer.” 

Enhanced comfort and performance in a variety of turf conditions (or even for wear off the course) is provided by a strategically designed, organically-altered traction pattern in the sole, as well as IGNITE Foam in the midsole, which bids to yield energy return and cushioning throughout the course of 18 holes.

The Fasten8 shoe also features a non-stretch, waterproof and breathable mesh construction in the forefoot area, which bids to provide versatile performance in varying weather conditions and SoleShield, a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole to make cleaning off dirt and debris quick and easy. In addition, the Fasten8 Pro features a microfiber upper for style and performance.

Puma’s Ignite Fasten8 and Ignite Fasten8 Disc are available in six colorways in sizes 7-14. Ignite Fasten8 Pro is available in five colorways in the same size range, while Ignite Fasten8 Women’s is available in sizes 5.5-12 in four colorways.

You can check out all of the color offerings over at pumagolf.com. The Fasten8 family will be available online and at retail from March 2. 

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The most impressive listing from the GolfWRX Classifieds (02/23/21): Tiger Masters P7TW irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

There is rare, and then there is this: 17/81 TaylorMade T7PW – Masters Edition irons sealed in the box ready for your enjoyment. A set like this isn’t cheap but golly it sure is nice: TaylorMade Tiger Woods Masters Limited Edition Masters Irons Set 17/81

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Vokey launches new Slate Blue finish on SM8 wedges

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Looks are important when it comes to having confidence in your clubs, and with that in mind, Titleist is releasing a new Slate Blue finish for its Vokey SM8 wedge line.

The slate blue finish is applied just like a standard PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish but involves using a unique material that increases the production time. The result of the material and additional time is a rich deep finish that not only looks great but also has a longer life compared to traditional PVD.

“Very often, wedge finishes can be beautiful, but they won’t last,” said Vokey. “At the same time, the most durable finishes often aren’t stunning. Slate Blue combines the two. Not only will golfers love their wedge when they see it in the shop, the finish will last through the course of normal play.”

When it comes to technology the Slate Blue Vokey wedges offer the same progressive forward center of gravity for increased MOI and ball flight control, along with 100-percent inspected spin milled grooves.

Price and availability

Vokey Design SM8 Slate Blue wedges will be available in golf shops starting March 19, and will be available in all 23 loft, bounce, and grind options in both right and left-handed.

The wedges will be priced at $199 in their stock configuration which features a True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 and custom BV Wings New Decade Multi Compound grip from Golf Pride.

Additional customizations such as character stamping are available for an additional fee.

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