Last week I wrote about the first time I had hit my new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Irons at the driving range. This morning was the first time I had the chance to take them for a hit on a golf course proper.
I am not going to lie: I was a bit worried about taking the new irons out without having had more practice with them and on such a windy day. That said: the positive impression created by that first time at the driving range was only enhanced by taking them out on the course for the first time.
Here are some “Part 2” impressions:
1. These clubs are so long: I was definitely hitting the ball am extra 10 to 15 metres per club. The best test of this was on the 16th hole (a 170 metre long up hill par 3). Until today I hit a 3 iron / 3 hybrid on this hole. Today I hit a 5 iron and a 2 metre put left for birdie.
2. These clubs are easy to hit: I had no trouble at all, including from some tough lies, getting these balls in the air. Once in the air they seem to fly so far. For example on the 15th hole my 5 wood from the tee had ended up hugging the tree line. Normally I would bail out on the second shot and lay up as the last tree in the tree line is a large gum tree I have never been able to get over. Today, feeling confident, I hit an easy 5 iron (again) at the tree from 173 metres to the pin. It flew over the tree and landed just short. I have never done that before.
3. They just feel great in the hand: I know I have been playing irons that are 20 years old so my view may be a little antiquated but I have never swung a club that felt so balanced in my hand.
All in all, and I know in biased because I am playing with them, I can not fault these clubs. If you are looking for a game improvement iron or just looking for a change give these clubs a try.