Nike Golf’s new VRS Covert Forged irons feature a NexCOR face, Nike’s proprietary variable face thickness technology to deliver faster ball speed for greater distance.
The new irons also feature a high-speed cavity back design with a lower, deeper centre of gravity for longer and straighter shots.
“We focused on improving distance and off-centre hit performance with the VRS Covert Forged irons,” says Chris Savage, Nike Golf irons innovation engineer.
“It’s the first time we designed a forged iron with a high-speed NexCOR face and engineering the variable thickness really amplifies the trampoline effect off the face,” said Savage.
“We further enhanced the performance with balanced perimeter weighting via a deep, engineered cavity back design. In our testing, the VRS Covert Forged irons delivered up to seven additional yards in distance compared to last year’s product,” he said.
“Our research shows that more than 80 per cent of player impact is between the centre and the toe side of an iron,” added Savage.
“So another key focus on this product was to shift the centre of gravity to the centre of the face. By moving the true sweet spot to the area where most people hit the ball, we enhanced the iron’s feel and improved off-centre performance by as much as 17 per cent,” he said.
Nike’s X3X groove technology features grooves that are closer together and deeper on the clubface.
Nike added width to the shape of the existing high-frequency X3X grooves to maximize spin and maintain ball flight to achieve a 50 per cent decrease in long iron dispersion from difficult lies.