Nephi's golf driver is a unique 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, not old and battered.

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.


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