After doing a little research on the new Rory McIlory neon green Nike Vapor driver I decided to do some research on the Nike cavity back drivers. What exactly does a cavity back do for a driver and is it worth the investment? I know that a cavity back on an iron gives you much more forgiveness on those shots you don’t hit perfectly, but do you need that with a driver? The driver head is so large, why would it need a cavity back. Well, here is what I found out:
From the Nike website:
“We’ve reengineered the chassis of the Vapor Speed by sloping the crown more from face to the back and creating a deeper face,” said Nate Radcliffe, Director of Engineering for Nike Golf. “This moves the center of gravity projection toward the center of the face and significantly reduces spin to launch ratio versus the Covert 2.0.”
“We added FlyBeams to the Covert Cavity Back to drive frequency-tuned compliance into the Compression Channel,” said Radcliffe. “The new channel enhances the trampoline effect observed on the NexCOR face with a springboard design that accentuates ball speed on hits struck across the entire face. The end result is better sound, feel, consistency and distance.”
The Nike Oven golf facility has been working with Tiger Woods for years and now they are working with Rory McIlory. Here is a video that you should find interesting:
I am a firm believer that over analysis leads to paralysis when it comes to golf. Many have said the same about Tiger Woods’ game as he continues to change his swing. Heck, he will have no swing coach heading into the 2015 season and I am certain he will be trying out some new things. I would rather get a club that feels good in my hands and learn how to hit it. I know there are many that would disagree but analyzing every little thing about how the club strikes the ball can only lead to a head case to me. Just ask Padraig Harrington.