By Paul Myers

Nike is no longer a new player in the golf equipment world. They started getting seriously into the golf business as their relationship with Tiger Woods developed in the late 90’s, but Nike is now an established player in golf and has produced many quality golf clubs that have improved the games of golfers all over the world. Their latest offering, the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver, has a modern look and plenty of technology to help you move the ball long and straight down the fairway.

Perhaps it isn’t too surprising that a company such as Nike would offer such an advanced and unique looking club. Nike doesn’t have the history in the game of golf like a company such as Ping or Titleist, so they aren’t trying to balance tradition with modern technology. While not all golfers will love the colors and design of the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver, it is sure to have more than its fair share of fans.

A Cavity Back Driver

Going back through the history of golf equipment, there has long been a debate over cavity back or blade irons. The thinking was that cavity backs tended to be more forgiving, while blades offered better control for players good enough to take advantage of what they could do. While that debate is nothing new, it normally was restricted to only irons.

The Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver brings the cavity back element into the world of drivers. Just the visual look of the cavity back in a driver will take some getting used to for some, but the thinking behind the design makes a lot of sense. If a cavity back design is more forgiving on miss-hits for iron shots, why wouldn’t the same apply for drivers? Nike believes that this design will offer both more distance and better stability through the hitting zone, and you might want to try one of these drivers for yourself to decide how it works for you.

Adjustable Loft

Instead of deciding which loft driver to purchase when you decide to add the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver to your bag, you just get the driver in one standard, adjustable loft. Once you start using the club, you can adjust the loft that you are using from between 8.5* to 12.5*. Beyond that customization, you are also able to place the face angle into three different positions.

When you combine the loft and face angle adjustments that you can make with this driver, there is an impressive level of customization possible. It might take a little bit of time on the driving range to work through the various options and find just the right set up that will give you the ball flight you desire.

Will you get more distance with the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver than your current club? That is something that you will have to find out. The Covert 2.0 certainly has the ability to launch great drives hole after hole, but you need to make sure it is a good fit for your swing and your eye. Test one out for yourself and see how you like the feel of the club and the ball flight it is able to produce.

If you still look at Nike as a new golf club company that isn’t up to the level of the others, it might be time to change that perception. Nike has created a wide-range of top quality golf clubs, and the VRS Covert 2.0 is another model to join that growing tradition.

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