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Cavity backs are typically found on the back of irons, right? Wrong. Thanks to Nike, that is about to change.
Following on the back of the Nike VR_S Covert Driver, the VR_S Covert fairway wood features the same cavity back design and eye-catching red colour.
Whilst the main feature of the club is the high-speed cavity in the back of the clubhead, the bright new crown design and colour hide the technology underneath, giving the Covert fairway it's name.
By removing the weight in the back of the club, Nike's engineers have been able to move the weight in the VR_C Covert to the corners. This industry-first design creates a more stable head with the weight on the outside, meaning more energy behind the impact as well as raising the MOI (Moment of Interia) and increasing the club's forgiveness.
Nike have also tweaked the NexCOR face, featuring in all the VR_S Covert range. The variable thickness behind the clubface creates more speed across the face, paying specific attention to shot struck on the bottom half, where Nike found most players are likely to make contact.
The VR_S Covert is available in only 15 or 19 degree options, with four different flexes of the Kuro Kage Black 60 Shaft. In addition to the standard VR_S Covert, Nike have also released the VR_S Covert Tour Fairway that features many of the same technologies, but also features Nike's FlexLoft technology.
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For a while after they came into golf Nike made some great fairway woods. Models like the Nike SasQuatch II Fairway are still in a lot of tour player bags even today. Unfortunately despite the launch of the Nike VR_S Covert fairway it is likely to stay that way.
Let's start with the things we do like first. The red colour of the head is a lovely luxurious red that will really stand out on the fairways. The face with the NexCor design is clearly visible at address and looks like it sits in front of the hosel giving you a nice feeling of confidence. The depth of the face is good and will enable most levels of player to get the ball up and away.
The Covert cavity on the sole looks striking and with the weight more in the corners than most other fairways it does provide a decent level of stability.
So standing still, the VR_S Covert looks great, well apart from the white swoosh by the hosel. And the head size which is just a bit too compact for a mid handicappers club. It is a very round style with lovely smooth lines but it just doesn't look right to us.
When it moves then the performance is solid without being spectacular. The sound and feel are average and performance is OK as the ball goes up in the air and forward. Given the size of the head the forgiveness is mot particualrly high, which is not surprising given most of the weight is in the middle of the club. This will increase ball speed but not help with disperson.
There are a lot of things we like about Nike golf clubs. The irons and wedges have always been excellent and the fairways used to be another strong point, so come on Nike, give us a fairway to get the SasQuatch out of our bags.
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