Golf: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Irons review … Part 2

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.

Golf: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Irons review

Anyone who follows my twitter feed will know that I purchased a set of Nike VRS Covert 2.0 irons last weekend. I took delivery of them on Thursday and hit them on the range for the first time today.

For the uninitiated: I am a 20ish handicap golfer who has been playing with the same irons since I turned 16. As I am 36 this year, that means I have been hitting the same irons for 20 years.

Technology has changed a lot in that time and, on top of getting my clubs properly fitted, that fact alone meant I have been looking forward to getting my new kit in my hands.

Now I know I have not taken them out on course yet but here are some immediate impressions from the 160 balls I hit today:

1. The clubs look and feel great. The head of the club is not massive in the style of the irons of the last couple of year.

2. Of the 160 balls I hit, I hit about 140 of the straight. The 20 I mishit were the fault of myself and not the clubs. They were bad swings and bad set ups by me. When I put even a half decent swing on the ball it absolutely flew.

3. I have always been a high ball hitter but the ball flight on these irons is just astonishing. From 4 iron through to sand wedge the ball zings of the club and just keeps climbing.

4. I have hit balls at the Victoria Park Driving range and whilst I don’t have a clear view of the distance I was hitting I do know that I was hitting clubs about 10 to 15 metres longer across the board than previous shots hit at this range.

All in all I couldn’t be happier with the irons I have purchased. Now I just have to take them out on the course!