Nike’s Covert 2.0 Driver

Rory McIlroy is starting 2014 with renewed energy and confidence in his game and a solid T2 finish in his first event of the year, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He also has a new driver in his bag, the Nike VRS Covert 2.0. This club is the second generation of the apple-red driver that boasts a High Speed Cavity Back, which is designed to redistribute weight to the toe and heel to increase distance and stability across the clubface. Only this one also uses a new technology that company engineers call Fly-Brace, which melds the sole of the club to the crown. “By stiffening the rear portion of the club, more energy is transferred
to the face at impact,” says Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf director of engineering. “The end result is even greater ball speed and up to six yards of distance gain over last year’s Covert driver model.” “It’s similar to an automotive frame design,” he adds. “Fly-Brace reinforces the rearward portion of the club-head to focus impact stress, flexing and subsequent energy transfer to the point of impact.”


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