WILSON STAFF has unveiled its FG Tour V4 and FG Tour V4 utility irons which feature an adjustable weight in the sole.
Designed as a precision line for Tour players, the new wrenches were created to provide great feel and ball-flight control.
“The first prototype V4 iron I put in my hand confirmed we’re making adjustments to the right things,” said Kevin Streelman, who has bagged the irons along with three-time major winner Padraig Harrington.
The new irons incorporate an 18-gram tungsten sole weight from 3-iron through to 7-iron that lowers the centre of gravity and increases launch angle, without added spin, resulting in greater height and steeper descents.
The upper portion of the face, where no impact occurs, has been thinned by 11% in order to reposition mass lower and towards the heel and toe of the irons to improve forgiveness.
The utility irons feature similar cosmetics to the V4 iron, they incorporate a 7-gram adjustable weight in the centre of the sole to enable golfers to fine-tune ball flight.
With similar characteristics for easy transition from iron to utility club, the shaft lengths are longer and the blades are lighter. The soles and toplines are also wider and slightly more offset for workability and forgiveness.
The face is made from the strongest stainless steel available – Carpenter Custom 455 maraging – allowing mass to be moved low and to the toe for an optimised centre of gravity, supported by a 9-gram tungsten weight placed in the toe to eliminate any draw bias in the head.
Price: £549 (irons, 4-PW) £119 per utility iron (2,3 and 4)
Available: January 2015