Nephi's golf driver is a unique melee weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Nephi's golf driver is a unique golf club utilized as a two-handed weapon. Compared to its more common variant, the 9 iron, it is in more pristine condition, having a straight handle instead of the bent one seen on standard 9 irons. It has better critical damage but is more brittle than the standard golf club.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

It has a special Fore! attack that does regular damage in V.A.T.S., but at the cost of 4 more action points will always knock down enemies (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Fore! outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward, however, it may not knock the target down on impact.

Durability[edit | edit source]

Nephi's golf driver can successfully strike about 245 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
9 iron 17
Nephi's golf driver 30
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location[edit | edit source]

It can only be obtained by killing Driver Nephi, a Fiend to the southwest of New Vegas.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • While in third person, the driver makes the sound of hitting a golf ball while doing a charge attack.
  • The model for this weapon is a driver, rather than a 9 iron despite the game treating it as a unique version of the latter.
  • It will disappear from Nephi's inventory if not picked up after killing him. (tested after 3 in-game days.)
  • If you look at the club in third person, there is an Ace of Spades engraved on its head. It is also visible in first person if you look up enough.
  • This weapon can be used for the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge A Slave Obeys.
  • The Vault Boy Pip-Boy image for this weapon differs from the image for the 9 iron.
  • The knockdown effect is guaranteed against even the most powerful of opponents. This makes it possible for a low level player character to take on enemies that would otherwise be extremely difficult or impossible.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

Nephi's golf driver icon.png
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