UPDATED VIDEO & PICS: Nike Covert Drivers, Woods & Irons

 HipCheck ·  
HipCheckHipCheck Twitter @robmillertimeThe Right CoastMembers  6306WRX Points: 160Posts: 6,306 Titanium Tees
Joined:  edited Dec 6, 2012 in Equipment #1

Nike Golf introduced its new line of Covert Drivers, Woods and Hybrids for the 2012-13 season. You'll find plenty of visuals on the new Covert line: bold red paint, the unmistakable 'Swoosh' on the crown and large cavity, pushing perimeter weighting to its limits. One item you won't find however, is loft -- well, a single loft anyway.

The new Nike Golf Covert woods have Nike's FlexLoft system, which allows loft to be adjusted from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees. Edit: face angle is also adjustable and can be tweaked independently.


The 460cc Nike VR_S Covert Performance Driver will retail for $299 and come stock with a 50g Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 50g shaft.The Covert Tour Driver is 430cc, pear-shaped, and comes standard with a 60g Mitsubishi Kuro Kage shaft. Retail will be $399. Both will be available in February 2013.

Carl Pettersson: Nike VR_S Covert Driver sound

Fairway Woods:

Adjustability thanks to FlexLoft will be available on the Tour model only. The 3 wood allows from 13-17 degrees of loft. The 5 wood from 17-21 degrees.

GolfWRX visited Nike Golf at The Oven in Fort Worth, Texas, where Nike Golf Engineer Robert Boyd gave us the inside scoop on the new Nike Golf Covert drivers and fairways.


Nike Golf Covert FlexLoft Up Close


Nike Golf Covert Irons

Follow our Two Guys Talkin Golf (TG2) Podcast on Instagram + Twitter + iTunes + SoundCloud
 Click here to grab a new "circle" avatar

Post edited by Unknown User on


  • DNice26DNice26 Members  4216WRX Points: 167Posts: 4,216 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #2

    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5, Diamana D+ 7X, 45.25"
    TaylorMade SIM Ti 19, Diamana BF Blue 8X
    Ping G410 19 hybrid, Tensai Blue 8TX
    Mizuno 919 Tour, KBS $-Taper, X (ssx1) 
    TaylorMade MG 50, 54 & 58 TT S400 (Spider Man theme)

    TaylorMade Ardmore 3, 35"


  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • ABQ_GOLFER1982ABQ_GOLFER1982 Members  32WRX Points: 0Posts: 32
    Joined:  #3
  • TheSwooshTheSwoosh Members  4WRX Points: 0Posts: 4
    Joined:  #4
    That driver looks mean !!!
  • GGMUFrostGGMUFrost Members  837WRX Points: 85Posts: 837 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #5
    These are awesome!
    M5 9* Diamana DF 70x
    TS3 18 EF T1100 85 6.5
    718 TMB 2 iron C Taper 130x
    P770 4-W C Taper 130x
    SM7 Raw 50F, 54F, 58L
    Tour Rat 1
  • scottvw13scottvw13 VaporWRX!! The Big Bad CityMembers  2190WRX Points: 119Handicap: 0.8Posts: 2,190 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #6
    The hosels on the fairways and hybrids are absolute game changers
  • BigVolGolfFanBigVolGolfFan Members  373WRX Points: 65Posts: 373 Greens
    Joined:  #7
    I'm not too sure about these.... First question for me will be Sound. I have a feeling this might be loud. Second, I want to see how this new "flex loft" actually works. Lastly, The red looks good to me. I could play with it..
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • ShiramShiram Members  861WRX Points: 1Posts: 861 Bunkers
    Joined:  #8
    Wow - I was not expecting that. Can't wait to see how they perform.
  • PZeroPZero Members  11634WRX Points: 984Handicap: 3Posts: 11,634 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #9
    Best designs I've seen in a long time. Nike will be popular next season.
    R11s 9° Whiteboad 63S
    Titleist 913F 15°
    TM R9 19°
    Titleist 712 AP2 4-GW
    Vokey TVD 56°, SM5 60°
    Studio Select Newport
  • joeshmojoeshmo Members  1062WRX Points: 125Posts: 1,062 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #10
    pass..too much advertising..
    Talent is the desire to practice
  • YepyukonYepyukon Hinge + Hold Members  4132WRX Points: 150Handicap: 1.2Posts: 4,132 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #11
    Wow, the ability to adjust your fairway or hybrid to fill in your gaps perfectly...that also looks fantastic.
    Srixon 785 10.5* w/ Oban Devotion
    Nike VR Pro Limited 15* w/ Diamana Kai'li
    Srixon ZU85 18* w/ Diamana WB
    Srixon ZU85 22* w/ AxivCore Blue
    Srixon 785 5 - 8 w/ Project X Flighted
    Srixon Z Forged 9 - PW w/ Project X Flighted
    Cleveland RTX 4 50* 55* 60*
    Nike Method 003 Oven Prototype
    Srixon ZSTAR XV Tour Yellow
  • GolfMonster09GolfMonster09 PING Staff 2020 Members  1516WRX Points: 279Handicap: +4.5 indexPosts: 1,516 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #12
    PING G410 LST 9* (Weight neutral) - HZRDUS Black 6.5 
    PING G410 14.5* LST - Tensei Pro Orange TX 70
    PING Blueprint 3-Pw - KBS Tour S+ - Cushin
    PING Glide Forged (Ping Man stamps) - 50º/54º/58º - KBS Tour S+ - Cushin
    PING PLD Anser "Honey Badger"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • MschumacherMschumacher Members  1115WRX Points: 1Handicap: 6.9Posts: 1,115 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #13
    Hmmmm, driver looks neat.

    I take it there is adjustable and glued versions?
  • BRIDGESTONE1BRIDGESTONE1 Members  456WRX Points: 55Posts: 456 Greens
    Joined:  #14
    hmmm wellll ehhhhh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa, best looking driver they've made.
    TM M5 10.5 Aldila Rogue Silver 
    TM M5 14.5 Aldila Rouge Silver 
    Bridgestone J38 3-PW KBS C-Taper 125S+
    TM TP EF Wedges 50 54 48
    Odyssey #7 Tank
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX  9385WRX Points: 869Handicap: 4-20Posts: 9,385 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #15
    All i see from adress is that swoosh...

    U think tiger would game these? He'll probably have them painted black. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • tigerwannabetigerwannabe Members  52WRX Points: 0Posts: 52
    Joined:  #16
    so whats up with that weight on the black one but not the grey one
  • StarFleetGolferStarFleetGolfer Members  10659WRX Points: 310Posts: 10,659 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #17

    Callaway Mavrick
    Callaway Mavrick SZ 3W
    Callaway Superhybrid
    Titleist 510 20
    Titleist T100
    Vokey SM7 54 and 60
    Scotty Cameron T22

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • Ace32Ace32 Members  166WRX Points: 45Posts: 166 Fairways
    Joined:  #18
    Absolutely love them all! As always played nike it's gonna be fun to see how many people will play nike now after saying that there clubs are junk. Congrats nike! Looking forward to these
  • FlaWyo28FlaWyo28 Members  139WRX Points: 62Posts: 139 Fairways
    Joined:  #19
    Those hybrids look so mean its gonna scare the ball into that little dark cup!!!
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]nike.jpgNike Vapor Pro [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 9.5* Black Tie 7m3 [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]nike.jpgNike Vapor Flex [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]15* [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]taylormade.jpgRBZ [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]18.5* Tour Hybrid [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]nike.jpgNike Covert Forged[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 2.0 4-PW w/ KBS Tours S+ [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]nike.jpgNike Vr Forged[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 50* [/font]
    titelist.jpg[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SM4 54* 58* [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]nike.jpgNike MM 006 w/ SS 2.0 [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font]
    titelist.jpg[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]ProV1x [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]nike.jpgRZN Black [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Yellow [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font]
  • Princeton TNPrinceton TN Often imitated never duplicated! These guys are really Good Members  399WRX Points: 3Posts: 399 Greens
    Joined:  #20
    This is a BIG DEAL for Nike to beat TMAG to market with the Single Driver Technology... I would bet TMAG releases its Driver within 48 Hours! and it is SICK!
  • smackygolfsmackygolf Banned  1501WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,501
    Joined:  #21

    so whats up with that weight on the black one but not the grey one

    weight is on the smaller tour head.
  • morgangolf5morgangolf5 Members  20WRX Points: 0Posts: 20
    Joined:  #22
    hmm change loft independantely from the face angle... sounds a lot like sure fit.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • smackygolfsmackygolf Banned  1501WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,501
    Joined:  #23
    guys, in person this thing looks MEAN. they may FINALLY have a winner here.
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members  32239WRX Points: 1,815Posts: 32,239 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #24
    I'm not to crazy about the looks of these at all. I never judge a book by its cover and will reserve ultimate judgment until I am able to hit them. I was expecting a little bit more but I do love the adjustability factor.
  • Boogs2Boogs2 Turbulence is caused by air fish Members  8489WRX Points: 160Posts: 8,489 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #25
    Wow! I will DEFINITELY give these a shot when they come out! Looks amazing! It'll be tough to beat my R11s but man the Covert as my attention!
  • Ghost_OrchidGhost_Orchid Golf Junkie Upstate NYMembers  2091WRX Points: 124Handicap: 1Posts: 2,091 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #26
    I'd hit it. Looks interesting, I'll definitely try them.
  • freddyottawafreddyottawa Members  2807WRX Points: 1Handicap: 36Posts: 2,807 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #27
    That driver really does look fantastic.
    Driver - TBD
    3 Wood - TBD
    5 Wood - Mizuno MX700, PF v2
    4-PW - Adams CMB, C-Taper
    Wedges - Mizuno T4 52/58, S400
    Putter - Odyssey Versa #7, SS 3.0
    Ball - TF Gamer
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • shakeyshakey OvenWRX 1 Members  5854WRX Points: 359Handicap: 4Posts: 5,854 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #28
    I'm in love.
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 w/Tensei Orange 60 S
    Ping G410 3(14.5) w/Diamana Ahina 70 S
    NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
    Ping i E1 3-PW w/CFS Distance Stiff

    Ping Glide 3.0 52SS and 58SS w/DGS300
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser

    TM TP5 Pix
  • xabiaxabia Members  1919WRX Points: 121Handicap: 4.7Posts: 1,919 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #29
    Dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those are sick! I must acquire a tour driver ASAP
    Mayfield Sand Ridge CC
    TI 16 M2 9.5  Diamana ZF 60TX 
    TI M6 15 Tensei White 70TX 
    T1 M2 16.5 Evenflow Black 75 6.5
    GAPR LO Tenesi 90 / 
    Apex Pro Raw 4-P Modus 120
    SM7 Raw 50F  / 54 F / 60 Low Bounce K 
    Newport II Cameron & Crown Putter spa / My Spider X
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members  32239WRX Points: 1,815Posts: 32,239 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #30

    This is a BIG DEAL for Nike to beat TMAG to market with the Single Driver Technology... I would bet TMAG releases its Driver within 48 Hours! and it is SICK!

    We all know TM will be releasing the R1 to compete against this cub. I'm more interested in the fwys and hybrids though and being able to adjust your lofts. If TM does not do this with their new line they could loose some sales to the competitors.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • J13J13 Dad golf MarylandMembers  16395WRX Points: 1,427Handicap: +1.6Posts: 16,395 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Nov 5, 2012 #31
    have too say these are sweet looking clubs. Nike continues to step up. I think it's going to be a Nike and Callaway year with some TM. After seeing all of these sweet clubs Titleist and Ping look like they are gonna get left in the dust.
    Driver     -     Cobra SZ Xtreme 9* w/ Tensei Orange 70TX
    3W         -     Cobra SZ Big Tour 3 / Shaft testing right now
    Utility     -     Callaway Xforged UT 21* & 24* / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Irons      -      Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Wedges -      Callaway MD5 50S, 54S, MD4 60C
    Putter    -      Odyssey Versa 6
    Ball        -      Srixon Zstar XV

    WITB & Content - 

    On -, @Jminis13


Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.