Nike Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver

Inspired by the black uniforms that some teams wear for big games, Nike Golf is releasing a black version of its VR_S Covert 2.0 driver. The new VR_S Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver will cost $299 and be available only in right-handed versions when it arrives in stores May 15.

The black-crowned version of the Covert 2.0 driver should produce less glare than the original red-crowned model. It comes standard with a Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Black shaft and a black Tour Wrap 2G grip.

Technically speaking, the VR_S Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition is identical to the VR_S Covert 2.0 that became available Jan. 31.

Both clubs feature a large cavity on the back of sole. This shifts weight to the back-heel and back-toe sections, creating perimeter weighting and increasing the club's moment of inertia (MOI). According to Nike, that should help the club resist twisting on off-center hits and produce straighter drives.

Each also features FlexLoft, Nike's 15-position adjustable hosel system, which allows golfers to open and close the driver's face angle. Players also can adjust the loft from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees.

According to Nike, the updated variable-thickness NexCor face of the VR_S Covert 2.0 drivers helps create more ball speed outside the sweet spot, so slightly mis-hit shots travel nearly as far as center-hit drives.

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