Former Open Champions Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie lead the list of Wilson Staff players competing at the 146th staging of golf’s oldest Major at Royal Birkdale next week, all using the brand’s signature FG Tour V6 irons.
Harrington, who won the Claret Jug the last time The Open was played at the venue in 2008, returns to the Southport coast with good memories having hit one of the most memorable shots in Open history on his way to victory.
In howling conditions during the final round, a 5-wood from 249-yards on the 17th hole finished three feet away. A tap in eagle followed birdies on the 13th and 15th to record a final round 69 to retain the title he won at Carnoustie a year before. (more…)
Wilson Golf has released the world’s most adjustable multi-piece driver on general sale in the UK, featuring two interchangeable sole plates for optimal launch, spin and extraordinary distance.
The Wilson Staff Triton was the winning creation from reality TV show Driver Vs Driver that featured on the Golf Channel over a seven-week period at the end of last year. It challenged designers from outside the golf industry to find a radically new model and compete for a $500,000 winning prize.
Showcasing revolutionary designs from around the United States, the initial tri-winged shape of the sole plate and the three sole weight ports was created by University of Cincinnati graduate and industrial designer Eric Sillies. He then perfected the design with help of the Wilson Golf LABS team over a 16-month period before claiming his prize.
“This is truly a world class product,” said Jon Pergande, Wilson Golf Innovation Manager. “It was a new, fun experience to work with people and concepts from outside of the golf industry. I am extremely proud of the work done by the Wilson LABS team and more importantly, the final quality and performance of the product,” he added. (more…)
Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, goes into the 2017 season with a ball designed for every category of golfer featuring the DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.
The DX2 Soft golf ball – credited as the world’s softest ball with its ground-breaking 29 compression – is designed for the Distance player seeking less spin off the tee and soft feel around the greens. The 2-piece construction, first delivered in 2008, delivers the lowest driver spin rate on the market to aid accuracy off the tee while the 302 dimple pattern produces a consistent ball flight and its firm cover generates a higher trajectory to benefit long approaches to the green.
“We’ve been at the forefront of golf ball technology and low compression balls since we started and we’ll continue to conduct the research and testing needed to stay there,” said Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Innovation for Wilson Staff Golf Balls. (more…)
Wilson Golf is boosting its range of award-winning golf bags and adding five new Wilson Staff bags for the 2017 season, including a new category that combines both carry and cart use in one innovative model.
The new lightweight (2.2kg), dual-use Hybrix™ bag features a stay-flat base and quick-stand action for ease of use out on the course, plus a double-padded strap and soft mesh hip pad for carrying comfort. But, it also features a trolley holder and anchor base that offers compatibility with most trolleys on the market. (more…)
Proven technology has been blended with cutting-edge design to create the new Wilson Staff D300 family of super game-improvement clubs for the 2017 season that Wilson Golf believes to be the best it’s ever produced in terms of performance and looks.
Following on from the award-winning D200 family, the next generation of Wilson Staff distance clubs feature a brand new driver, fairway woods and hybrid using Right Light™ Technology now with additional Micro Vortex Generators and a new set of irons with FLX FACE™ Technology, aimed at the player looking for maximum distance and forgiveness and confidence-inspiring clubs at address.
“Innovation is at the core of all we do and elevating distance is something we take seriously,” said Michael Vrska, Global Innovation Director of Wilson Golf. “Micro Vortex Generators and Right Light are technologies that players can see and feel, but most importantly, the speed and distance benefits will be obvious from the first swing,” he added. (more…)