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Wilson’s V6 Iron Forges Ahead

By John Steinbreder – Global Golf Post

FG Tour V6 Irons from Wilson Staff (photo Global Golf Post)

The new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons started to appear in the bags of top professionals last fall, and they quickly turned some heads, thanks largely to longtime company endorser Pádraig Harrington winning the first tournament in which he put them into play, the Portugal Masters. Then Kevin Streelman, another of Wilson’s tour professionals, began touting the V6s as “the best-looking irons” he ever had played. Now, they have found their way into on- and off-course retailers, where mere mortal golfers can see for themselves what the hubbub is about.

Forged from 8620 carbon steel and plated with nickel-chrome, the V6 irons use a 20-gram tungsten insert to increase launch angle without increasing spin rate as it also bolsters forgiveness. The insert in the 3-, 4- and 5-irons is found on the split heel and toe and then centered on the 6- and 7-irons. In addition, Wilson engineers concentrated mass in the impact area so that the clubs possessed a solid, muscleback-like feel and employed a back-cavity design to enhance feel and forgiveness even more.

Wilson FG Tour V6 #7 Iron (photo Global Golf Post)

“It’s not easy to incorporate real innovation and technology in a forged product, but we were able to do that with the FG Tour V6 irons,” says Michael Vrska, the global director of golf innovation for Wilson Golf. “From the tungsten inserts to the ways we enhanced feel and feedback in the impact area, to the sole design and thinner top line, every aspect was refined, for better amateurs and also tour professionals.”

Republished with permission by Global Golf Post