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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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Titleist launches Pro V1 RCT (Radar Capture Technology) golf balls

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If you’ve hit golf balls indoors on a TrackMan, you’re familiar with the annoyance of orientating a ball’s reflective marker for tracking.

Beyond the inconvenience of tinkering with every ball before hitting, the current “position the sticker” system is far from perfect — if you don’t orientate the ball the right way, the sticker is damaged or has fallen off, spin numbers will be estimated, and thus, less accurate.

And while this phenomenon is bothersome to the golfer beating balls on a TrackMan indoors, it’s even more problematic for indoor fitters who rely heavily on spin numbers and accuracy in peak height, roll out, carry distance, and more to make their club and shaft recommendations.

Fortunately, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls with Radar Capture Technology (RCT), launched today, offer a solution and provide the most accurate ball flight information possible (more on the 2021 Pro V1 and Pro V1x here).

“Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT golf balls combine the game’s greatest combination of speed, spin, and feel with new technology that more consistently captures precision performance and golf ball data from TrackMan units used in an indoor setting,” said Jeremy Stone, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing. “We have worked closely with TrackMan for more than two years to optimize this embedded radar reflective, patent pending technology. The result is a reliably strong ‘signal’ that enables spin capture on all shots.”

Years in the making, these golf balls have the same performance characteristics of Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. According to Titleist, golfers can play them outside, if they’re so inclined, and they won’t notice a difference in performance, and RCT balls conform with R&A and USGA rules.

It took Titleist and TrackMan engineers years of collaboration to develop a technology that would both stand up to the wear and tear of a golf ball in an indoor environment and return 99-plus percent signal capture.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT golf balls will be available through authorized Titleist trade partners in North America and EMEA, as well as Titleist.com beginning Nov. 3, Global distribution will follow in April 2022. $64.99/dozen.

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‘It’s the perfect club’ – GolfWRXers discuss Callaway’s new Apex UW utility wood

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Callaway’s new Apex UW utility wood. WRXer ‘CopeGolfer’ is interested in hearing from members who have hit the club, and plenty of WRXers have been sharing their very positive early experiences with the UW in our forum.

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.

  • XanderSingh: “I took mine out for the first time yesterday! I have it shafted with an Atmos Blue 8x. I have a 21 degree to go up against my 7 wood. I really like it so far; it’s much easier to work and flight the ball than my 7 wood. Also should mention that I’ve never gotten along with hybrids. I would equate it to fairway woods that I played as a junior (early 2000’s). Also, I think it’s for everyone really; my friend who is an 18 handicap hit it a few times and really loved it. So much that he picked up a 17 degree on his way home to replace his 4 wood.”
  • PowerCobra98: “I’ve had mine for about a week now. It’s the perfect club. Really the best of both worlds between fairway and hybrid.”
  • mootrail: “Got Mine! Looks fantastic! Easy to hit, centered every one and feels hot and solid (off the mat). I settled for the Project X as I didn’t want to wait but seemed decent at the shop. From address, it reminds me a lot of my Nickent 3DX Utility DC which was exactly this; a cross between their fairway and hybrid. Beyond that, it’s miles different. Mats and launch monitors are meaningless to me; I can’t wait to get it out on the course! I will say it sets up open, launches low and definitely seems anti-left; exactly what I’m looking for.”
  • QuigleyDU: “This club is awesome. I am completely smitten.”

Entire Thread: ‘It’s the perfect club’ – GolfWRXers discuss Callaway’s new Apex UW utility wood

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/20/21): Byron Morgan DH11 Oil Can Finish putter

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Byron Morgan DH11 Oil Can Finish putter

From the seller (@GolfFeen007): “1)Byron Morgan DH11 Putter Oil Can Finish. These are becoming more and more rare in the wild. The DH11 is basically a full cavity DH89, usually a little heavier with a softer more dense feel at impact. Carbon Steel with fine face milling and hand-stamped lettering with the mushrooming, which is very rare these days unless it’s a Tour Issue Putter. Tiffany and white paint fill. Head weight is 360g and plays 33.5”. Headcover included. Dropped to $600 OBO Let’s move it! $550 shipped is a heck of a deal on this one! Byron Morgan DH11 – $550″

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Byron Morgan DH11 Oil Can Finish putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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