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


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 and appears to be straight rather than old and battered. It has better critical damage but is more brittle than the standard golf club.

Special attackEdit

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 attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
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.


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


9 iron- the common variant found thoughout the Mojave Wasteland.


Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
9 iron 17
Nephi's golf driver 30
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


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


  • 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 to take on enemies that would otherwise be extremely difficult or impossible.


Nephi's golf driver icon