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2014 Hot List: Game-Improvement Irons

Serious changes are evident across the board

March 2014

Drivers | Fairway woods | Hybrids | Game-Improvement Irons | Super Game-Improvement Irons | Players Irons | Wedges | Mallet Putters | Blade Putters


LISTED ALPHABETICALLY | (L) LOW-HANDICAPPER | (M) MIDDLE-HANDICAPPER

2014 Hotlist Game-Improvement Irons: NIKE VRS COVERT 2.0

NIKE VRS COVERT 2.0

STREET PRICE: $700
LOFTS: 6-iron: 27, PW: 44

TECH TALK: A high-strength 450 stainless steel is used in the 4- through 7-irons to thin the face and improve ball speed (the 8-iron through wedges are 17-4 stainless steel).

PLAYER COMMENTS:
(L) "Almost feels like a forged muscle-back. Plus, it compresses the daylights out of the ball." (M) "The sound was a bit muffled, but I could shape shots, which you don't always find in a game-improvement iron."

HOT: Technology, like weight in the toe to match the CG with the center of the face, is a plus. The option to add hybrids (for an additional cost) instead of long irons will help bogey golfers. But the biggest change is in looks. Often Nike goes over the top or stays too plain. This iron strikes the right balance.
NOT: The shaft length of the 4-iron is 39¾ inches. That's 1½ inches longer than some others in the category.

INFO: nikegolf.com
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