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    Posted March 24, 2014 by
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    Golf tech: Nike Golf VRS Covert 2.0 Driver

     

    I love technology especially when it helps my golf game. I wanted to talk about some golf technology I've been using. I've been playing with the incredible new VRS Covert 2.0 driver from Nike Golf and it's just amazing. The technology behind the club, the second version of Nike's groundbreaking Covert driver, means my shots go further and I make more of them because it's so forgiving.

     

    The technology starts with the high speed, cavity back technology, which is the large open space on the rear on the head. Instead of a solid mass of metal, the center of gravity is adjusted to increase stability and give a larger sweet spot. The technology also transfers more energy to the face at impact, when it's needed the most. The technology means wherever I hit the ball off the face, in the center or at the toe or heel, the shots fly. Shots I know I would have shanked with my old driver now go straight.

     

    Nike's FlexLoft technology means the club is adjustable, I can change the face angle to left, right or center and I can change the loft from 8 degrees to 12 degrees to really customize it to the way I play and swing. The technology continues with the shaft, which is a Kuro Kage by Mitsubishi and made of graphite.

     

    It's a whole lot of technology packed into a golf club and the results speak for themselves. The club is used by pros like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods (who uses the Tour version) but it also really improves the game for average players like me. And to me, that's what technology is all about, improving the quality of life. I filmed this with another cool piece of technology, my Sony HDR-PJ650V Handycam.

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