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Nike to release a black VRS Covert 2.0 driver

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Like Nike’s VRS Covert 2.0 driver, but not its shiny red crown? You’re in luck, because the company is releasing a Covert 2.0 driver with a matte black crown on May 15.

Click here to enter our giveaway that could land you a Matte Black Covert 2.0 Driver before it’s available in stores!

Nike pins the release of the limited-edition driver on trends it has seen in college football, where it has worked teams to incorporate black into their uniforms for special games.

“[Black is] a color traditionally associated with power, strength and sophistication,” the Nike Golf press release said.

While that may be true, customized golf equipment, particularly in the driver space, has accelerated in the last year, with Cobra offering its Bio Cell drivers in five different colors and TaylorMade recently releasing its SLDR 460 driver with a white crown. Callaway has also gotten into the mix, allowing golfers to customize the colors of its Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha drivers through its uDdesign platform for a $100 upcharge.

The matte black Covert 2.0 has the same construction as standard Covert 2.0, which we named to our 2014 Gear Trials: Best drivers list as one of the top-5 models in the “Forgiveness-First” category. It will sell for $299 (righties only) and comes stock with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black HBP 50 shaft.

Click here to read our full review of Nike’s Covert 2.0 and Covert 2.0 Tour drivers.

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  1. Tayler

    Apr 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    This is fantastic….would love to put this in the bag!

  2. Ethan

    Apr 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I have the covert 1 but wow that looks gorgeous

  3. De

    Apr 25, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Finally, The ping matte black, the titleist black or older dark metallic gray are the best colors and I wish more companies would go back to normal colors. Cobra look like something in a Toys’r’us or something for kids or at walmart. This is atleast a step in the right direction.

  4. Square

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Smart

  5. 69Gator

    Apr 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Word is that only 2,000 being released

  6. Dan

    Apr 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    beautiful

  7. Jordan

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Getting one of these.. fo sho

  8. Teekman

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Wow now I will finally considering buying one of these!

  9. hyunsbuns

    Apr 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    dammit! I just bought this a week ago!

  10. Scall1968

    Apr 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Wish they would offer this LH. I would have taken a serious look. I can’t get past the “red” head.

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Bridgestone launches special First Tee edition e6 ball

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Bridgestone Golf has launched a special First Tee edition e6 golf ball, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to First Tee, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf.

The special First Tee edition ball is available now exclusively through PGA Tour Superstore and comes in both white and optic yellow color codes.

“We’re very pleased to offer this special First Tee edition e6, exclusively at PGA Tour Superstore. For decades, First Tee has done very fine work, helping young people learn and grow through the game of golf, building strong individuals and communities. It is an honor to create a dedicated product where the proceeds from the sales will bolster their charitable endeavors.” – Dan Murphy, President and CEO, Bridgestone Golf

As a reminder, the e6 is the longest-running model in Bridgestone’s current lineup. The latest model, new for 2021, features a larger, softer core in design for a more responsive feel added distance for moderate swing speed players.

The new design, which is specifically tailored to modern players who value a ball that provides a very soft feel at impact, retails for $21.99 per dozen.

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Adidas unveils new Stan Smith golf shoe in classic colorway

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Adidas Golf is bringing the classic Stan Smith colorway to the course, with the new unmistakable white and green golf shoe.

Building upon the new PimeGreen upper made with high-performance recycled materials1 as part of Adidas’ mission to End Plastic Waste, this version is also waterproof (one-year warranty) to help keep golfers dry both on and off the course.

The new Stan Smith golf shoe features a PU cushioning in targeted areas in the midsole to go alongside a PU die-cut sockliner in a bid to provide maximum comfort.

The shoe also contains an adiwear spikeless outsole that features lugs inspired by the shoe’s original sole design, offering some added traction for all course conditions to go along with their style.

“When we were talking about bringing this shoe into golf, the original white and green colorway was a must-have as part of our planning. The Stan Smith silhouette is known throughout the world for being so versatile from a fashion standpoint, so we’re excited to give golfers that same style and versatility for when they head out to the course, now in a more sustainable way.” – Masun Denison, global footwear director, Adidas Golf.

As an ode to the traditions of the past, Adidas has also included a removable white kiltie to provide players another way to wear their shoes and give off some added flair for their round.

This classic white and green colorway of the Stan Smith Golf will be available on adidas.com, through the Adidas app, and at select retail partners worldwide beginning Saturday, May 1.

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Lob wedge or no lob wedge? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the necessity of a lob wedge. WRXer ‘rickybooby25’ kicks off the thread, saying

“Do you use a Lob wedge in your current set-up or not? Players nowadays immediately default to using a LW when playing a chip shot around the greens. I currently have a LW in the bag but have been debating on taking it out completely because it creates bad habits when facing a chip shot. What are your thoughts?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the subject in the forum, with some very interesting responses.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Chadwickog: “I am in the NO lob wedge camp, it simplifies the decision making when it comes to wedge play, and all shots are still possible if you know how to hit them.”
  • jholz: “I’ve always looked at the lob wedge as a specialty club for special situations. Lower lofted wedges (54* or 56*) are the ones I use for the vast majority of generic chip shots.”
  • timmekang: “I’ve mentioned this in prior posts, but I carry 2 lob wedges. Not all lob wedges are created equal to don’t be afraid to bring more than 1 out on the course with different bounce/grind/etc. and see what works best depending on your lie and circumstances.”
  • lefthack: “I bought one, learned to hit it, but didn’t find a need for it in my bag when there are other clubs I would use more.”

Entire Thread: “Lob wedge or no lob wedge?”

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