26 September 2013
Last Updated: 20 February 2014
Wilson Staff’s top European players Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, Anthony Wall and Andreas Harto were all at St Andrews recently to launch a new family of matte black forged irons and adjustable woods.
The FG Tour M3 range of clubs has been designed for better players, with the feedback from the most experienced Tour players a significant factor in the range's development - especially in the M3 irons - since they first hit prototypes earlier this year.
“The Tour players were instrumental in helping us dial in the look, feel, trajectory and specs for the clubs,” said Michael Vrska, Wilson Golf’s Global Director for R&D. “They provide invaluable feedback that we can’t get from either robot testing or testing with amateur players, both of which we do a lot of.
“As more Tour players switch to lighter equipment, Wilson Staff R&D has shown that virtually all players from low handicappers to Tour Staff, will increase both distance and control by using ‘The Right Light’ Technology and applied to this range it optimises head, shaft and grip weight to improve performance,” he added.
The classy-looking M3 irons are forged from carbon steel with a PVD finish and offer an unexpected level of forgiveness matched with the workability of a forged players’ club. The thin top line delivers a lower centre of gravity and exceptional feel, while the progressive cavity design optimised weight where it can most benefit the player. Near the impact area, the club is thinner in the long irons for increased ball speeds and distance, but thicker in the short irons for more precision shots.
Wilson's first adjustable woods feature a Multi-Fit System to enable both loft and weight to be customised to maximise club head speed and distance. Selecting the right launch angle and spin rate from six adjustable hosel settings and three interchangeable sole weights can increase club head and ball speeds.
The head weights - in 3, 7 or 11 grams - can be fitted to each wood to provide the perfect balance and feel, and come free in a pouch along with an adjustable wrench and instructional booklet.
The M3 driver features six separate loft settings from 8.5° to 11.5° and has a Tour-preferred pear-shape 460cc head with a variable thickness face to increase ball speeds.
The fairway woods also have six loft settings and three sole weight options across three head variations in 13.5°, 15° & 17° standard lofts, with adjustability between 12.5° & 19°, while the hybrids come in four standard lofts - 17°, 19°, 21° & 23° - with three loft settings for better turf interaction, trajectory and distance.
RRPs: £249 (driver) £179 (fairways), £149 (hybrids) and £599 (irons 4-PW steel) & £699 (4-PW graphite).