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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 irons

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Wilson is one of the oldest brands in golf equipment, but has enjoyed a fairly recent surge of interest in its products in recent years. One of the reasons is company’s FG Tour irons, which have gained a following with PGA Tour players and golfers who don’t play for a living.

The FG Tour V6 irons are Wilson’s latest release, a direct replacement for the company’s FG Tour V4 irons – its most popular iron model on the PGA Tour. While quite similar in appearance and performance, Wilson engineers made two key changes to the new irons.

To improve performance, the FG Tour V6 irons use 2 grams more tungsten in the 4-7 irons, and the tungsten is positioned in different places depending on the iron number.

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The long irons (4-5) have two tungsten weights (12 grams on toe, 8 grams on the heel), which makes them higher-launching and more forgiving – a change Wilson’s PGA Tour players specifically requested, according to Michael Vrska, Wilson’s Global Director of Golf Innovation. The mid irons (6-7) have the weight positioned in the middle of the sole like the FG Tour V4 irons, enhancing feel and workability.

At address, the FG Tour F6 irons retain the same general profile as their predecessors, but were given a slightly thinner top rail that has a slimming affect. Only discerning golfers will notice the change, but of course, that’s FG Tour V6’s target audience.

“These are a better-play iron,” Vrska said. “That doesn’t mean a 10-handicapper wouldn’t love them, but a 16- or 18-handicapper probably wouldn’t.”

The FG Tour V6’s are available 4-GW, and come stock with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold AMT shafts. They’ll sell for $999 when they arrive in stores on January 9, 2017.

Discuss: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the FG Tour V6 irons in our forum. 

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  1. Double B

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Tried the 7 iron yesterday on GC2. Was disappointed with the dispersion. Look gorgeous but I’ll be sticking with my V2’s. Don’t see the benefit of these ( use a hybrid instead of the 4 iron).

  2. CoolOcean

    May 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    5 minutes ago bought set of these )

  3. Bryan Strong

    Mar 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t understand why they don’t have the loft specs on their website. Am I missing it?

  4. David

    Nov 23, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Is this $1000 for the irons in Australia

  5. Mazafaka

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Seriously these irons look fantastic. Much better than the 716 AP2

  6. Tom Duckworth

    Sep 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    So will we be seeing a test anytime soon? I’d like to see some spin numbers and what kind of flight you get with them. The shafts sound interesting. I have Nippon Modus 3 105s right now. Love my V2s but the more rounded sole sounds like I might like them and the tungsten is very interesting. Great looking clubs too.

  7. tim

    Sep 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    do you have specs

  8. tim

    Sep 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    do you have the specs

  9. Z

    Sep 26, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Wow. These look awesome. Nothing wrong with Wilson. Have played their stuff for years, their face angles are perfect. Still love the look of their wedges. I’ll definitely consider these next.

  10. Smitty

    Sep 26, 2016 at 9:55 am

    $1000 for Wilson/Staff irons…hard pass. They look great and I like what W/S is doing but that price point is ridiculous.

    • JohnJohn

      Sep 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

      I agree. Give it 6 months, they will be all over eBay for half price

    • coolSTX

      Sep 26, 2016 at 11:34 am

      but you’ll pay that for companies that literally use the same materials, assembly processes’ , and even chinese manufacturers as Wilson Staff and think they are “premium” lol

      • Chris

        Sep 26, 2016 at 12:19 pm

        You are so right!! Slap a titleist badge on it and people think its “better”.. people who stick with the big names in golf miss out on a lot of great equipment that smaller names are putting out for example mizunos, srixon, bridgestone, Wilson, Ben Hogan etc..

        • Bert

          Sep 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm

          1K for a set of irons with $7 shafts, am I missing something?

          • Y. Drizzle

            Sep 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

            $7.00 shafts? You certainly are missing something.

          • KK

            Sep 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm

            Dynamic Golf AMG is also stock in Titleist AP2. You’re missing the fact that DG is likely the most popular and tour-trusted brand in steel shafts. You want fancy expensive shafts that no one plays?

    • tzed

      Sep 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      All player’s irons will be in this price range, or more towards $1,200. The new Mizuno JPX forged and tour irons are $1,200. So $1,000 is actually a good deal for these.

  11. RAT

    Sep 26, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I really like the look better than the V4’s but my V2’s still Rock it big time

  12. J Lizzle

    Sep 26, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I can dig these, currently play the Forged M3’s….

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Product: Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized laser rangefinder

Pitch: From Nikon: “This state-of-the art golfing laser rangefinder packs the stability of the Coolshot 80’s vibration reduction into an even more streamlined body. The red Oled internal display’s automatic brightness adjustment makes viewing easy in any light, while Hyper Read measurement response time is a speedy 0.3 seconds (approximately) over a range of 7.5-1,090 m. Locked On technology quickly defines overlapping subjects so you’ll be sure of an accurate reading to the flagstick, plus ID Technology gives a guide distance for uphill and downhill courses.”

Our take on the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized laser rangefinder

Nikon has packed the Coolshot Pro Stabilized full of innovative features with a hugely beneficial streamlined profile. But we’ll get around to that a little later, as at the core of this laser rangefinder is its Stabilized Technology.

Whether it’s the conditions, or an inability to keep your hand perfectly steady when shooting your target, the issue of vibration is usually the main problem when it comes to rangefinders. However, with Nikon’s Stabilized Technology, that vibration is reduced by approximately 80 percent. The steadiness of the rangefinder may need to be seen to be believed, but with the Coolshot Pro Stabilized, any issues golfers have with taking a steady shot of their target can expect them to vanish with this rangefinder. More accurate results and likely speedier rounds (yay), what’s not to love?

This lessening of the vibration works in conjunction with Locked On technology, and it’s a powerful combination that creates a premium rangefinder. The Locked On technology in the Coolshot Pro Stabilized allows golfers to home in on their target, without the fear of the rangefinder locking onto the wrong target in the background. A small green circle frames your desired target, making sure that it is giving you the correct distance for your shot, and it’s not only extremely accurate but quick too. The Hyper Read Tech allows users to find the distance they want according to the company in “0.3 seconds – regardless of distance.” A claim that is difficult to dispute.

Another great feature of the Coolshot Pro Stabilized is its ID Technology. This technology takes care of all the incline, slope etc. The rangefinder from Nikon accurately reads the yardage taking into account the downhill or uphill nature of the pin, while the product also lets other competitors know when the ID Technology is off. If you’re competing in an event, a green flashing light indicates that the ID Technology is turned off, making it clear that actual distance is what you’re measuring, and that you’re abiding by all the rules.

Now let’s get down to the size, which makes all of the features we’ve talked about even more impressive. As you can see from our in-hand photos, the Coolshot Pro Stabilized is tiny and weighs just 180g. The advantages of having a small rangefinder are obvious as it can be carried or kept in even the smallest pocket of your bag easily, and the Coolshot Pro Stabilized is also both waterproof and nitrogen-purged to make it fog-proof. The range finder also features six different brightness levels and comes with a sweet 5-year warranty.

At around $450 the Coolshot Pro Stabilized is high-end and not cheap. But with the impressive features and high performance, it’s a product which combined with Nikon’s 5-year warranty justifies that price-tag. If you’re looking for a top-shelf rangefinder, then the Coolshot Pro Stabilized is very unlikely to disappoint.

 

 

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Miura Golf has announced that Abraham Ancer will be the company’s first-ever PGA Tour ambassador ahead of this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship.

As a PGA Tour ambassador for the club manufacturer, Ancer, who has played Miura clubs since 2017, will work directly with the Miura family in Himeji, Japan to craft his custom-designed forged irons and will don a Miura hat at tour events.

Speaking on the announcement, Ancer said

“I switched to Miura irons well before any partnership; I just wanted to play the best forged irons available. I am honored to represent Miura and look forward to introducing Miura to the Mexican market.”

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“This is a first for Miura, and it was important to us that this partnership transcend the traditional sponsorship model. Abraham is the perfect partner to grow Miura’s presence on and off the course. As one of the most successful Mexican golfers ever, his personal investment in Miura is the strongest endorsement as we increase our operations in Mexico and other parts of the world.”

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