Nike Golf’s new VRS Covert 2.0 irons will be available beginning Jan. 31. The VRS Covert 2.0 irons, according to the company, have “improved specific design elements” compared to the original VRS Covert irons, making the 2.0 versions longer and easier to hit.
“What’s impressive about the VRS Covert 2.0 set is that golfers can be aggressive and confident with these irons,” said Chris Savage, Nike Golf Irons Innovation Engineer. “This set utilizes our largest cavity and thinnest perimeter to deliver higher ball speed and greater distance. We have also refined our leading edge bevel to make it easier for these irons to go through the turf. Throughout development, these irons have proven to be the best distance irons we have created to date.”
Savage said the center of gravity in each Covert 2.0 iron is behind the center of the face, which provides a more solid impact where golfers hit the ball most, resulting in more distance with great feel. Savage said Nike’s club engineers also lowered the center of gravity by modifying the mass in the back of the club head and shifting that weight lower and more towards the toe for a higher and more stable ball flight.
A larger cavity in the VRS Covert 2.0 irons, according to Savage, moves more metal to the perimeter of the club head and allows for a larger face, which amplifies the ‘trampoline effect’ and produces more ball speed at impact. Coupled with a larger cavity, Savage said Nike’s NexCOR variable face thickness technology allows for greater ball speed off the face, resulting in more distance.
The VRS Covert 2.0 irons feature Dynalite 105 steel (shelf price $700) and Kuro Kage graphite shafts (shelf price $800) with Golf Pride 2G wrap grips.