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Thanks for yoru time Nike golf.

Will Nike golf be introducing a different players iron, even a new players cavity, in the near future

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Will Rory have his own branded line Like Tiger has the VR line?

Callaway XR Pro Attas Tour SPX X
Taylormade Tour issue 15* V Steel 3 wood
Hybrid undecided
Cobra Amp Cell Pro's (All MB) 4-GW Project X Rifle 6.0
Cleveland CG15 56 and 60
White Hot 6 Long Neck

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Love the new balls! Was selected to try them here and have hit some great shots with both. The X is definitely my 2013 ball!

My one question would be the moving away from the compression channel that worked so well in the previous lines of woods. Was it not possible to keep some of that tech in the new cavity back driver due COR limits? It seems the weight movement has affected spin to decrease in the heads (especially the tour). How do you guys feel about this from a development standpoint moving forward?

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Sorry, bit of a list as I've been giving all the Nike equipment a serious eye.

1: Are there any plans to introduce the changable weight technology from the Method Core to the Method/Midnight putters?

2: Can one custom order a Method Core with a heavier head weight?

3: Aside from Flex Loft, which is obviously neat, can you touch on the difference between the Performance and Pro model in the hybrids?

4: Marketing is not my thing, but I'm curious as to why the wedge release is staggered from the rest of the 2013 release.

5: Any plans to introduce Nike fitting carts to Canada/the west coast? I'm hoping that as Nike Golf really turns it on this year, we'll see more support for the local rep and accounts who have been struggling to provide answers, fitting information and custom options.

Thanks for your time!

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Like Taylormade, your driver has one loft that can be adjusted to suit the player. Do you also have heads for tour players that have specific lofts instead of just the one loft? Or are tour players using different shaft tips to achieve specific loft and face angle combinations?

Which driver have you seen is lower spin, the speed driver or tour driver? Why have more pros switched to the speed driver?

The Covert line is a truly unique design and I'm very interested to try it when the weather warms up. Can you explain how the cavity in the Covert line affects launch conditions?

Will you ever offer a customizeable putter line? I.e. blank heads to allow customers to choose finish, alignment aids, stamping/engraving, etc.

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions!

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First off, being a Nike fan, I'm greatful that Nike comes to Guam for demo days (the only golf manufacturer to come out here)! I'm looking forward to it in a couple of weeks.

1. With all the restrictions the USGA is putting on equipment, do you see yourselves offering non conforming equipment for the weekend golfer? If so, do you think you would produce equipment with specs that would outperform the clubs of today? I know it would make the game much more enjoyable for the average Joe (and not the GolfWRX average Joe).

2. What is the COR rating of the Covert drivers and FWs? I haven't seen anything with a specific number? Is there a reason this info isn't made public?

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Hello, thanks for the opportunity, I have the following question:

I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and here the Nike Golf products are only offered by a few retailers, with prices around 20% above the main competitors (mainly TaylorMade). Have you considered arriving to this market directly in order to gain more market share? Your products are very well seen here, but are quite expensive. Thanks, regards.

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How is the CC for the head calculated? Does the void have to be factored in for total CC or is the CC the actual displaced volume of the head?

Do you supply that red paint in volume? I'd like to paint my Pontiac G8 with that color!

Thanks Nike and GWRX for another outstanding Q&A!

--kC

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What is the Covert SPT driver?

DRIVERS:  BLACK OPS TOUR 8*, 9* and 10.5*,  Diamana WB 53X / Ventus Blue+ 5X / Vanquish 4TX

FAIRWAYS:  TAYLORMADE STEALTH 2+ FAIRWAYS/HYBRIDS:  R13.5( FW Rocket TI), 12.8*, Kaili White/Blue 70X;  #3 FW, 15.0*, Kaili Blue 70X/Red 75X;  #4 FW TI, 16.6*, Kaili White 70TX;  #6 FW TI, 20.3*, Kaili White 80TX;  #3 HY 19.5*, Kaili White 90TX; #4 HY 22*, Kaili White 90X

TAYLORMADE `24 P Series UDI 17* and 22*, Recoil Dart 105X

PXG 0317CB, Xtreme Dark, 4 - GW, LAGP L Series, X

PXG 0317ST, Xtreme Dark, 6 - GW, KBS CTaper LE Black 125 S+

PXG  GEN0311XP, Double Black, 4 - LW, LAGP L Series, X

TAYLORMADE P7TW, 5 - GW, LAGP L Series, X

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II Milled Wedges, Xtreme Dark, 54*/10, 56*/10, 58*/10, 62*/10; // LAGP L Series, S

SCOTTY CAMERON CONCEPT X 7.2 LTD,  LAGOLF P 135g shaft // LAGOLF BEL-AIR X Forged Carbon Putter // TOULON GARAGE - Austin Custom Rose Gold // STEWART GOLF Q Follow Electric Cart..Carbon // SKYCADDIE SX550 // COBALT Q6 Slope

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[quote name='TheMoneyShot' timestamp='1360033775' post='6364799']
[b]#1 Have you considered releasing a replica Tiger Woods/Rory McElroy LE 001/006 putter? Many of us would really like the exact same models they are playing. [/b]

#2 Will you please release a new MB blade that resembles the original swoosh blade? Nice and simple with no other markings beside the swoosh logo?

#3 Why have you not been able to get Tiger into the Covert Tour driver yet? Do you anticipate him switching to this before Augusta?

Thanks for coming on here to answer our questions, your new products that are being released are top tier and I cannot wait to play them!!
[/quote]

[b]YES!!! We all want the Method 006 Prototype released to the masses exactly as it is currently manufactured for the tour players![/b] [b]Including "The Oven" stamp. Make them customizable with up to 5 initials/letters stamped on the hosel as well.[/b]

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Nike allows people to customize some of the most popular shoes and some clothing through Nikeid, but not with golf. Is there plans to open that up to Nike Golf anytime soon?
Are there any plans to make a "driving iron" in the near future, and if so will it be available in Lefty?
Can you release the Method 003 in LH?

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Being one of the few to actually look past the weirdness (I personally thought it looked awesome) and bag your Method Core Concept putter last year, I am drawn to such things whereas a traditional golfer stays far away. I like innovation, a LOT.

That being said, where does the inspiration to create truly new product like the Concept and the new Covert come from? Are you more driven for the need to find new territory in the marketplace or purely from a standpoint of being "different?"

I ask this because it is a common question in art, and it often overlaps more than it separates from companies that are truly trying to improve the game. I see that a lot from you guys and I feel that you're often greatly underrated. Which one would you say drives you more?

Thanks so much for doing this!

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[quote name='scottvw13' timestamp='1360033645' post='6364783']
There have been claims on this board by very respected members that it is impossible to create an adjustable hosel that changes loft without changing the face angle. How were you able to achieve this in the Covert?
[/quote]

I know Nike will give you a more detailed answer. This morning I spent an hour with our Nike rep and the Covert Performance model. I can verify that the Dual Axis adjustment system works exactly as described, changing loft independently from face angle. I did it twice; once from 8.5 to 10.5 degrees and back to 9.5*. It stayed dead square and you do not need a "coded chart" like the Titleist 910/913 as all the markings are simple and visible.

Club Champion Custom Callaway AI Smoke Max 10*, Aldila Ascent 40 Gram, A Flex

Taylor Made Sim 2 Max 5-wood 18*, Ventus Blue 50 A
TXG Custom  SIM Max 7-wood, Accra FX 140 2.0 M2

TXG Custom Cobra Tech 5-hybrid, KBS TGI 75 R
TXG Custom PXG 0211 6-pw, 1* upright, Recoil E460 R
PXG 0211 GW, 50*, (new version), UST Recoil Dart R
TXG Custom Cleveland CBX 54*, Tour Issue DG Spinner 115 

Ping Glide 4.0 58*, Nippon 115 
TXG Custom Cobra Nova, KBS CT Tour Shaft

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[quote name='rgk5' timestamp='1360084472' post='6367367']
[quote name='scottvw13' timestamp='1360033645' post='6364783']
There have been claims on this board by very respected members that it is impossible to create an adjustable hosel that changes loft without changing the face angle. How were you able to achieve this in the Covert?
[/quote]

I know Nike will give you a more detailed answer. This morning I spent an hour with our Nike rep and the Covert Performance model. I can verify that the Dual Axis adjustment system works exactly as described, changing loft independently from face angle. I did it twice; once from 8.5 to 10.5 degrees and back to 9.5*. It stayed dead square and you do not need a "coded chart" like the Titleist 910/913 as all the markings are simple and visible.
[/quote]

Thanks for the response. I actually know the answer, but I am tired of defending the tech in every thread. I figured this would seetle the issue...

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