Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Irons
Category: Max Game-Improvement Irons
Price: $699, steel; $799, graphite
WE TESTED: 4-AW with True Temper Dynalite 105 steel shaft; 4-AW with Kuro Kage graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The Covert 2.0 has a higher MOI, and more head stability, than its predecessor. An updated “NexCor” face produces faster balls speeds than in the previous VRS Covert.
PLAYABILITY: High and straight; there’s no lie these nimble heads can’t handle; one of the best shot-shaping clubs in the category; mid-handicappers can enjoy them; wonderful soaring ball flight.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Plenty of forgiveness in a compact package; super easy to hit; reduces sidespin, few directional misses; many testers salute its consistency.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Top of the class—several guys controlled yardages better with these than with any others; a few guys can squeeze out some extra yards when needed; very repeatable lengths.
FEEL: More dialed-in feedback than you’d expect; super stable through impact; among the most rewarding clubs; softer impact sensation than many others tested.
LOOK: One of the best-looking models—more like a Game- Improvement iron than a Max GI; classic shape with lots of hidden help; a forged-blade look with extra muscle.
Not quite as forgiving as some others—a few testers find that they play more like GI irons; these won’t do all the work for you; white grips can be off-putting.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the top-ranked models. A very good option for advanced Max GI players who find that hybrid-long irons aren’t for them.
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