Nike Covert VRS 2.0 & Forged Iron Review
Nike Covert VRS 2.0 Forged Irons
The new Nike covert VRS 2.0 Forged irons are now out and we were very interested to see what the forged VRS was like. Like last years product range, the 2014 range comes with an intermediate iron which is both forgiving and forged. The market seems to be calling for the forged irons to be available to the mid handicap range. I was particularly taken with the Callaway Apex which is of similar ilk in the game improvement iron category.
So what’s the Nike Covert VRS 2.0 Forged iron all about? Nike are still using the NexCOR face design which in their words delivers higher ball speeds on both centre and off centre hits. The head design has a lower, deeper centre of gravity helping produce both longer and straighter shots. Nike’s focus was improving distance and forgiveness with the VRS forged irons to appeal to a broader market, giving the golfer who wants a forged feeling iron with the characteristics of a cast low COG forgiving iron. This being Nike’s first time of adding the NexCor high speed face design in a forged iron and the feel and ball speeds are really quite impressive. The performance of the Nike Covert 2.0 VRS forged irons have been further enhanced with balanced perimeter weighting via the deep cavity design.
The Nike Covert VRS 2.0 forged irons feel lovely; the ball speeds are very good on both centre and off centre hits. Looks wise these are not for me – a little bulky for my eye but don’t let that stop you trying these out. The Nike Covert VRS 2.0 forged irons are going to be the one to watch this season. They have everything the intermediate golfer would want feel, forgiveness and for most, the looks are pretty good too. I like them for what they are and think they might even give the Taylormade Speedblades a run for their money and those were pretty long!
Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Irons
The Nike Covert VRS 2.0 irons are the big brother to the Covert 2.0 forged iron, aimed at the higher handicapped golfer who’s looking for a little more forgiveness and high ball speeds. Although the looks of the Covert VRS 2.0 irons are not the greatest, my complaints about this iron stop there. The performance of the deep undercut high speed cavity back, hit the ball higher and straighter than last years model, combined with Nike’s NexCOR face design the ball speeds are very impressive no matter where you hit it on the face.
Nike’s Blurb on the Covert VRS 2.0 irons
– x3x groove technology, grooves that are closers together and deeper giving the golfer maximum spin and ball flight
– Thinner no weld sole promotes greater distance and accuracy
– Deep cavity design features lower, deeper COG, added perimeter weighting to deliver longer, higher and straighter shots.
– NexCOR face design, the advance head construction incorporates variable face thickness which will deliver fast ball speeds.
The Nike Covert VRS 2.0 irons are great. They deliver what Nike says they will and apart from the looks of the bulky heads I can’t fault these irons. Although I was a little surprised to find the VRS 2.0 Forged irons a little longer it was minimal the difference between the two. We have to remember these irons were not designed for professionals and low amateurs. The Covert VRS 2.0 irons are designed with the game improvement golfer in mind. If you don’t mind the bulky looking heads, the high launching, forgiving and fast ball speed characteristics these irons have are the traits that every golfer will want, so these need to be high on the list of irons of must try in 2014.