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Hey everyone,

I've played golf a few years ago in high school and been to the driving range a decent amount of times and I've decided that I'm finally going to take it up as a sport. I'm down to my final club choice, and it's my driver. 

The choices are the Vapor Fly, Vapor Fly Pro, Covert 2.0 and Covert 2.0 Tour. I'm looking for a club that has the most forgiveness over distance right now. Swing speed is around 85 most of the time. Don't always strike the ball clean, hence why I need the added forgiveness. Which would you guys recommend? Vapor models would come with the Diamana S+ 60 Blue Board shaft and the Covert models would have the Kuro Kage Black.

Is the difference between the Pro and Tour models that much of a difference? I'm thinking yes and it's more of a choice between the Vapor Fly and Covert 2.0 but that's why I'm here asking. Any advice would be great.

Thanks.

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General comparison on Vapors, assuming the same shaft in each club:

Vapor Fly tends to launch the ball higher and hold better line, the Vapor Fly Pro tends to launch lower and fly longer (assuming one has high clubhead speed). Diamana S+ 60 BlueBoard is:

  • R flex: 64 grams, 5.4* torque, with a slice control bias, mid-launch.
  • S flex: 64 grams, 4.5* torque, mid-launch.

With 85 MPH clubhead speed, probably you would want Vapor Fly with R-flex.

If you're becoming serious about golf, get a driver fitting: Base your decision on a combination of Trackman numbers and feel, not what strangers tell you online.

I tried both VF models at a Nike tour van fitting in Spring 2015, but don't remember much about them. (They didn't make my short list for further testing).

Covert is a bit older; I'll let others comment on that pair.

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A friend gave me a Nike Vapor Fly Pro (Tinsei CK 50 shaft, Regular). I am an old guy and a slow swinger. I have only one round in which I hit the club decently. Of course, I haven't practiced with it regularly. But based on my experience, I would suggest the Vapor Fly. Hope this helps.  -Marv

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