04 november 2015 14:39
WILSON STAFF INTRODUCES FG TOUR F5 WOODS & IRONS
Wilson Staff is enhancing its widely acclaimed FG Tour™ equipment franchise with the introduction of the new FG Tour F5 driver, fairway woods and hybrids along with a new line of forged irons.
The FG Tour F5 club series has been developed with a new Feel, Crossover and Distance (F-C-D) system to meet technology needs of every type of golfer. Defining players within the three categories enables club features and benefits to be matched with individual playing styles.
“The new Crossover category is for the golfer who wants workability, forgiveness and distance in their clubs,” said Global Director of Innovation Michael Vrska. ““Our product design starts and ends with the player in mind and whilst the new F5 designs are geared to suit the eye of the better player our game improvement technology helps complement each golfer’s game.” He added.
The FG Tour F5 driver has already been put into play by members of the Wilson Advisory Staff, including Tour players Kevin Streelman and Brendan Steele. The F5 driver is offered in two lofts (9° and 10.5°) each featuring a six-way adjustable hosel covering loft settings from 8° to 12° in half degree increments and three adjustable sole weights to allow players to attain their ideal launch angle, ball speed and spin rate.
The additional Green Means GO! Fast Fit technology allows players to make quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club head from the shaft.
An interchangeable weight has been placed low and close to the face decreasing spin while maintaining an optimal launch angle for maximum distance. Reactive Face™ technology features variable thicknesses to maximize response and ball speeds at every spot on the face.The new FG Tour F5Fairway Woods also have the Green Means GO!
Fast Fit technology and a Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert which was influenced and refined by the Wilson Advisory Staff. Available in three loft models (INSERT LOFTS), each including a six-way adjustable hosel for precise ball trajectory and an interchangeable weight placed low and close to the face which decreases spin, maintaining an optimal launch for maximum distance.
The FG Tour F5 Hybrids have an improved new head design with the same Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert creating a thin, flexible and responsive CT (Characteristic Time) face for increased ball speeds and longer distances. Available in three loft options (17°, 20°* and 23°*), each with three loft and three upright lie settings along with the same Green Means GO! Fast Fit™ technology for optimal launch and spin angle.
Featuring the same Speed Sole™ technology debuted in the innovative D200 irons, the FG Tour F5 irons deliver maximum distance for the player who still desires great feel resulting in a Crossover blend between forged feel and pure distance Speed Sole™ technology creates a thin face-to-sole transition that expands the sweet spot lower in the face for faster ball speeds and distance in the long and mid irons.
The stabilizing bar provides support behind a thin, responsive face to allow for greater forgiveness while still maintaining shot workability.
Cavity back heads forged from 8620 carbon steel provide a combination of feel, feedback and forgiveness on miss-hits.“Following the success of the D200 irons, it was important for us to continue to set the bar high when it comes to irons,” said Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director of Wilson Golf.
“The FG Tour F5 irons embody the new Crossover system and the great work our R&D team have done to implement to Green Means Go! Technology,” he added.True Temper Dynamic Gold XP steel shafts, MRC Kuro Kage LB 85 graphite shafts and Lamkin Crossline Black grips are available in the iron set froms 4-9, PW, GW. A 3-Iron is also available in RH.The FG Tour F5 series will be available from January 2016 at the following recommended price points: Drivers (£279), Fairway Woods (£199), Hybrids (£179) and Irons (Steel £599 / Graphite £699).*Available in left handed