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Nike Covert Cracked! My New Driver’s Sudden Demise

23 Feb
Nike Covert Cracked

The plastic insert on my Nike Covert cracked at the driving range.

The Nike Covert captured my attention when I first heard about this cavity back head, low-spin design and shaft, its cool factor and the way it felt the first time I hit it.

During the PGA Merchandise Show, the Covert made a huge splash. It was easily the most talked about club at the show, and media and golfers were gaga over Nike’s biggest move since adding Tiger Woods to their lineup. Bringing Rory McIlroy into the mix over the winter fueled the buzz. I decided I needed one, and two weeks ago, I spent a few hours hitting the Nike Covert Tour. But I figured I shouldn’t drop $400 without seeing how everything felt, so I also demoed the TaylorMade R1, the Callaway Razr Fit Extreme and the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2. It was far from a proper fitting, since it was indoors, but who am I kidding? I was just looking to buy the cool Covert.

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Adams Unveils 2013 Speedline Drivers: Super S and Super LS

19 Jan
Adams Super LS

The Adams Super LS is the latest in a long line of drivers by Adams, a favorite among equipment enthusiasts.

One of the first new drivers I used in my rebirth as a golfer was an Adams Speedline 9032ls. I liked it a lot, found it to be a wonderful upgrade from the decade-old TaylorMade it was replacing, and it had an X-stiff shaft, which was closer to a proper fit than I’d had in the past. So, when the 2013 batch of Adams Speedline clubs starting arriving around the holidays, I was intrigued and had warm memories of my previous Adams clubs.

I haven’t had much time to put the new models to the test, but . The Super LS is positioned as the players model and the Super S is more forgiving for the higher handicapper. The 2013 line of Adams clubs includes Super LS and Super S drivers, fairway woods and of course, since this is Adams, hybrids.

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Golf review: TaylorMade R11S driver lives up to the hype

22 Jun


There’s something to be said about the adjustibility and ease with which you can tune your driver these days. TaylorMade might not have invented the adjustable driver, but they’ve nearly perfected it.

For the past two months I have put a TaylorMade R11S TP driver through the paces, both at the range and through a dozen or so rounds on the course. The company that scored major marketing and visibility points for its shift to white driver heads that are all the identifiable in the hands of the pros on TV, I entered the review skeptical. As much as I’d dismissed some of the success as a biproduct of marketing minds, rather than tech geeks. But my opinion was quickly swayed.

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