In creating Nike Golf’s new line of hybrids, Nike Golf engineers re-examined the range of metal woods that golfers have in their bags.
From drivers to fairway woods, the club heads decrease in size and they followed that same strategy with the new range of VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids.
Tapping into what engineers call “Linear Transition Design”, the club team crafted the VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids with progressively smaller head sizes as loft increases, while increasing the face height on each model.
The two and three hybrids, with larger heads, perform more like fairway woods to advance the ball, while the four and five hybrids are utilized for approach shots toward the green.
Both the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids feature a Fly-Brace reinforced High-Speed Cavity back design for longer and straighter shots.
The cavity back design is used to improve the moment of inertia and to stiffen the back of the golf club and improve the energy transfer across the club face.
“With the new VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, the longer the shot, the more forgiving the club,” said Tony Dabbs, Nike’s global product director, golf clubs.
“When we looked at it, we realized it makes more sense, especially with a No. 2 and No. 3 hybrid, to produce ball flight that is more similar to a fairway wood,” he said.
“As the line progresses, the heads get smaller and the No. 4 and No. 5 hybrids are designed to hit the green with a little higher trajectory and more shot-making precision,” he added.
In addition to the VRS Covert 2.0, the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrids feature Nike’s 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.
NexCOR face technology, which incorporates variable face thickness for a faster, hotter face, is used to provide more speed at impact.
The second generation of Mitsubishi Rayon’s Kuro Kage graphite shafts are the standard graphite shaft option for both models.
In the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, the Kuro Kage Silver 80 graphite shaft is used for more stability and lower spin.
The VRS Covert 2.0 utilizes the Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 70 shaft, featuring a higher balance point to allow for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.