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[quote name='swanry30' timestamp='1360197520' post='6376649']
Do you feel snubbed by GOLF DIGEST and the HOT LIST? It seems as if the members on WRX are excited about your product than the magazine... How much weight do you put into their feedback?
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I have a feeling Nike was so secretive about this driver that they were unwilling to provide the head for testing far enough in advance to make the Gold list...

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Loved my VR Full Cavity and Pro Cavity irons.
-Is there a replacement scheduled for the Pro Cavity?
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Have you guys ever tried considering combining tech from current and past drivers? Like maybe a combination of the compression channel from the VR Pro driver and the cavity back of the new VR_S Covert driver? In my mind combining the tech you guys have would be give awesome results, but at the same time I'm not the expert.

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Must be a common theme among us southern countries....offload the responsibilty to a third party, in our case Axis Golf, and let them distribute it VERY VERY POORLY and at good markups.

Dont get me wrong, I love the gear but the dimwits that distribute it down here are pathetic.

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Hello Nike Golf, Thanks for your time today.

I asked this question to the Callaway guys and they decided to sort of fluff it off so I will ask for your opinion on this. I would like to know why the stock driver shafts keep getting longer and longer for the amateur, while the top players in the sport play on average a 44.5 inch driver. The average golfer can't hit the sweetspot effectively with these longer drivers and they would almost all be better off with much shorter driver shafts. Even though swingspeed will likely be reduced, I believe that distance will increase since they will be hitting the sweetspot more often.

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[quote name='WRXClarky' timestamp='1360246242' post='6379871']
Hello Nike Golf, Thanks for your time today.

I asked this question to the Callaway guys and they decided to sort of fluff it off so I will ask for your opinion on this. I would like to know why the stock driver shafts keep getting longer and longer for the amateur, while the top players in the sport play on average a 44.5 inch driver. The average golfer can't hit the sweetspot effectively with these longer drivers and they would almost all be better off with much shorter driver shafts. Even though swingspeed will likely be reduced, I believe that distance will increase since they will be hitting the sweetspot more often.

Thanks.
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Great question I hope they answer it.

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Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to answer all of the questions!

This is more of a markenting question. I am wondering what the thought process is and the steps that are taken in acquiring players such as Rory, Nick Watney and Kyle Stanley. It obviously doens't happen overnight! Great moves by the way!

Looking forward to your response!

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What other colors considered with the Covert Driver?

I think it's cool that you guys used red for the driver color. It offers up so many marketing slogans.

Red = fast cars, angry bulls, "seeing red", and of course Tiger wears red on Sundays.

The name Covert is cool too because it makes you think "Special Ops" which I associate with the biggest badasses on the planet.

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[quote name='TheMoneyShot' timestamp='1360256764' post='6381363']
Where does NikeGolf get the ideas for their clever commercials? They are really good and they just beg you to want to watch them. By the way, the new one where people are hitting into TW is great! Keep them coming and maybe bring Frank "the golf accessory" back!
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Agree...how about bringing the "Golf's Not Hard With Tiger Woods" back...those were awesome.

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Will Nike ever release the tour golf balls to the public? would be a huge amount of street cred garnered by being able to chose a ball so specifically. I'm also a huge fan of the tour nike product. it is a too bad it is so difficult to obtain.

if nike releases some of the tour balls I call dibs...lol

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[size=4]We are really excited to be here today, with the strongest community in the world of golf. We are launching the new VR_S Covert line-up tomorrow and can’t wait to answer all of your questions on these products and any questions on the overall Nike Brand. Thank you for having us and for all the really great questions. I’m Tony Dabbs, and with me at Nike Golf WHQ in Beaverton, Oregon is Robert Boyd - Long Term Research Engineer Director, Gidge Moody - Product Line Manager and Philip Hatton – Custom Club Business Manager. We will sign our posts TD, RB, GM and PH. We plan to answer as many questions as possible in the short time we have.[/size]

[size=4]We appreciate the opportunity to answer your questions and thanks for joining![/size]

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[quote name='Nike Golf' timestamp='1360260103' post='6381795']
We are really excited to be here today, with the strongest community in the world of golf. We are launching the new VR_S Covert line-up tomorrow and can’t wait to answer all of your questions on these products and any questions on the overall Nike Brand. Thank you for having us and for all the really great questions. I’m Tony Dabbs, and with me at Nike Golf WHQ in Beaverton, Oregon is Robert Boyd - Long Term Research Engineer Director, Gidge Moody - Product Line Manager and Philip Hatton – Custom Club Business Manager. We will sign our posts TD, RB, GM and PH. We plan to answer as many questions as possible in the short time we have.

We appreciate the opportunity to answer your questions and thanks for joining!
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I have a Covert Perf. driver on order am very excited. For my 90 mph SS and quick transition, I assume the R flex to be better?

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[quote name='rok78' timestamp='1360032898' post='6364685']
There's been a couple posts on here about how the Covert drivers isn't that new because of the old Mac Powersphere driver. Obviously the exact tech is much different, but how much does the older designs influence current and future Nike designs? Do you ever look at older "out there" club designs as a way to be inspired?
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[size=4]TD: "The Mac Powersphere is a completely different golf club that had a cavity in the center of the sole. The concept was that this sphere created ball speed some how. The club was still hollow. The Covert High Speed Cavity Back is truly a cavity that goes to the crown. Completely different concepts and end benefit. Our staff has a combined hundreds of years of golf industry experience, so to say we do not look at the past would be like dismissing all of the work we all prior to and with our fantastic company!"[/size]

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[quote name='blblco02' timestamp='1360033155' post='6364721']
Has Tiger tested the new Covert drivers and any clue if he might put one of them into play?
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TD: "Tiger has been testing the Covert Driver a lot the past few weeks. As with any conversion it is a process. When he is ready he will put it in play."

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