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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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All-new Srixon Q-Star: Spin where you want it!

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If there is anything I have learned in the past year about golf balls, it’s that they are packed with more technology and chemical compounds than most people can comprehend. A lot of premium boundary-pushing technology is found in, as the name states, the premium ball category, BUT Srixon is bringing the same tech found is the Z-Star line to the masses with the fifth-generation Q-Star, priced at $26.99 a dozen.

So, what am I talking about when I say chemistry? How about Spin Skin with Slide-Ring Material (SeRM for Short). SeRM is a urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds (how many times do you think about molecular bonds when talking golf ball?). This flexible coating digs deep into grooves for more control and more stopping power.

When we say “control” we mean friction. Friction is extremely important in golf is because the more you can create with your scoring clubs, the more control you are going to have around the greens. Where does all this chemistry come from, you might ask? In case you didn’t already, know Srixon is owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries — a world leader in rubber technology including tires. Hmm…I think if a company can find ways to increase friction on a tire on a car going 100+ MPH, there must be some type of parallel there…

When you consider that most average golfers miss a LOT of greens, and often times in the wrong places, having a ball that offers a bit more control than the standard two-piece ball means you can (hopefully) stop it closer to the hole. And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1,000 times: The closer you golf ball end up to the intended target, the lower your scores are going to be.

Another way of getting the ball closer to the hole is distance, and the Q-Star isn’t lacking in that department either. By utilizing Fast Layer Core Technology, meaning the core is softer in the middle than around the outer layer [think of it like a symmetrical round muffin top (drool…mmm…muffins)], they can create a ball that is lower compression, feels great, and spins less off the driver without sacrificing the oh-so-important distance. Don’t forget that less spin off the driver ALSO means less axis tilt (often wrongly communicated as “side spin”) creating shots missed left and right.

All off this technology wrapped up in 338 dimples, available in both white and yellow.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day discusses new equipment that has made it into the bags of our members so far in 2019. From new club additions to shaft changes, our members share the tweaks they have made so far this year and divulge what has been successful as well as what has failed to work for them.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Jackal66: “Went from 816 DBD Alpha driver to M3. Changed Odyssey Fang putter to Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Bought a 56° wedge and it is competing with my 53° Diadic.”
  • ObiwanForAll: “Gone all in with TaylorMade clubs and UST shafts.”
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  • pollock21: “Been quite a year…TS3 knocked out my trusty G400 LST which was quite a feat. Now shafted with 130 Rogue Silver. I500 w/LZ 7.0 125’s experiment is on the way out. They’ve been excellent irons for me, but I just hit them obnoxiously long. Currently looking for my next set. Also dabbling with a hi-toe 60 to replace my trusty 60* Glide 2.0 stealth. So far, I’m loving it. Last change was putting in the copper spider x which knocked out my ketcsh and scotty newport 2.0.  Failed experiment so far with the flash sz fairway. Putting the trusty 16M2 back in the bag. Definitely moving on from the flash, I’m just not as consistent with it.”
  • shanx: “Took a lesson late spring and my ballstriking has improved. I ditched the Callaway X20 Pros, Cally X Forged ’07s, added Mizzy MP15s with C Taper Lites. Not sure if those shafts will work for me in the long run, but I am going to play them for a bit as I am still working on swing changes from the lesson. Rotating three drivers (2 Titleists and a Callaway Epic), thinking about going to get fit for my driver soon.”

Entire Thread: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?” 

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Chez Reavie’s winning WITB: 2019 Travelers Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 

5-wood: TaylorMade M5 (19 degrees)
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Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4-iron), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper Tour 120

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50-08F, 54-08 M, 58-08 M)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper (50), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 (54, 58)

Putter: Odyssey Works No. 7

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip cord

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