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Nike's latest line of irons -- the VRS Covert 2.0 -- will be available for purchase beginning Friday, Jan. 31.
A larger cavity in the VRS Covert 2.0 irons moves more metal to the perimeter of the club head and allows for a larger face, which amplifies the 'trampoline effect’ and produces more ball speed at impact. Coupled with a larger cavity, Nike's proprietary NexCOR variable face thickness technology allows for greater ball speed off the face, resulting in more distance.
A new leading-edge bevel provides more sole area to hit through the turf. The design delivers an additional, effective bounce to the golf club, which is a crucial benefit especially in soft conditions.
The VRS Covert 2.0 irons feature Dynalite 105 steel and Kuro Kage graphite shafts with Golf Pride 2G wrap grips.
"What's impressive about the VRS Covert 2.0 set is that golfers can be aggressive and confident with these irons," says Chris Savage, Nike Golf Irons Innovation Engineer. "This set utilizes our largest cavity and thinnest perimeter to deliver higher ball speed and greater distance. We have also refined our leading edge bevel to make it easier for these irons to go through the turf. Throughout development, these irons have proven to be the best distance irons we have created to date."
Specifications: 4-AW, SW, Dynalite 105: S/R (RH/LH); Kuro Kage Graphite: S/R (RH/LH).
Street price: Steel: $700; Graphite: $800.
For more information, visit www.nikegolf.com .
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