Golf News for Friday, January 24, 2014 | Equipment

New Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Fairway Woods offer golfers more distance

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- At The Oven, Nike Golf's research and design facility, innovation never stops. Nike Golf engineers create game-changing golf clubs, and then they make them even better. That relentless commitment to innovation is what drove the design behind the new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods, available at retail January 31, 2014.

Coupled with Nike's iconic High-Speed Cavity Back technology for longer and straighter shots, engineers lowered the center of gravity to promote a higher launch angle with reduced spin, which produces a significant improvement in distance gained.

"We worked closely with our athletes to develop tour-authentic fairway woods that were tested and proven in prototype form by our top athletes on tour in 2013," says Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf Director of Engineering. "We've adjusted the profile and lowered the center of gravity significantly in both the Tour and Performance models. This update resulted in a spin rate reduction of approximately 600 rpm's, which equals an average of about eight yards of distance gained for the average player."

Nike Golf re-engineered the Fly-Brace design within the cavity back ofthe VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods similar to that of the VRS Covert 2.0 driver, re-distributing material from the center of the club toward the heel and toe for increased stability. The Fly-Brace technology stiffens the chassis to focus flexing toward the variable thickness NexCOR face. The result is a faster, hotter face with higher ball speed.

The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour fairway woods feature Nike's patented FlexLoft technology, a simple pull, turn, push-and-tighten adjustment system that allows golfers to choose their loft and face angle independently of each other, providing more range and versatility in the bag.

The second generation of Mitsubishi Rayon's Kuro Kage shafts are the standard graphite option for both models. In the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, the Kuro Kage Silver 70 graphite, featuring Titanium Nickel fiber in the tip section, creates more stability and lower spin. The Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 60 shaft in the VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods features a higher balance point allowing for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods
Availability: January 31, 2014
Specifications: 3W: 13°-17° (RH/LH), 5W: 17°-21° (RH/LH)
Kuro Kage Silver TiNi Shaft: R, S, X
Street Price: $249

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Fairway Woods
Availability: January 31, 2014
Specifications: 3W: 15° (RH/LH), 5W: 19° (RH/LH)
Kuro Kage Black HBP Shaft: A, R, S, X, W
Street Price: $199

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Gretchen Wilhelm - Nike Golf
503.532.6236
Gretchen.wilhelm@nike.com

Kristen McKenna - Nike Golf
503.532.6581
kristen.mckenna@nike.com