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ClubTest 2014: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods
Michael Chini
Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods
Category: Better-Player Fairway Woods
Price: $250
WE TESTED:
3 (adjusts 13° to 17°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage 70 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A reengineered cavity-back design transfers more energy to the “NexCOR” face. “FlexLoft” adjustability lets you customize loft- and face-angle positions independently of each other.

PROS
PLAYABILITY:
One of the higher-ranked models; very workable in both directions, and the leading edge cuts through rough with ease; outstanding from the fairway and the tee.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Straightness is a strong suit; no sidespin issues—much more accurate than a lot of other models; easy to hit to the target even on slight misses.
DISTANCE: A solid performer that produces consistent yardages on par with many other models; it holds its distance better than most when contact isn’t spot-on.
FEEL: The clubhead lets you know where it is throughout the swing; medium-soft at impact; testers get enough feedback to tell if they’ve nailed it or not.
LOOK: Compact shape in a finish some guys love; nice, rounded profile and slightly deeper face inspire confidence; candy apple red is sharp and makes the club look expensive.

CONS
Not everyone gets the big distance they’d like; it lacks the “I crushed it!” feel at impact; white swoosh on the crown can be a distraction.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the top-performing models. A high degree of workability and pinpoint accuracy make this Nike’s best wood in years.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Fairway Wood reviews

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