Following in the footsteps of the previous generation FG Tour V2 irons, the Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons are precision clubs aimed at better players.
Designed for their Tour Staff, and already in the bag of both Padraig Harrington and Kevin Streelman, the FG Tour V4 has enhanced playability without sacrificing feel and Wilson feel they are a reliable option for all elite players who focus on feel and control.
Forged from 8260 carbon steel and with precision milled grooves the FG Tour V4 has maintained the top line, compact head shape, length and offset demanded by Wilson Tour Staff, however some changes have been made to make them easier to handle by a broader range of players.
An 18-gram tungsten sole weight in the 3 to 7 irons has lowered the centre of gravity to increase the launch angle without increasing spin. As a result shots will come in from a greater height on long and mid-iron shots producing a steeper angle of descent into the greens so players can attack tight pins.
To increase this effect the non-impact area at the top of the clubface had been made 11% thinner, with the weight repositioned to optimise launch and spin. The rest of the saved weight has moved outwards to the lower heel and toe areas to boost moment of intertia and therefore forgiveness.
This is still a better players club though, so weight dispersion has not affected the concentration of mass in the impact area to ensure a solid feel and allow workability on centre and close to centre impacts. An optimised sole camber also improves turf interaction and gives players control from all types of lie.
Michael Vrska, Wilson Golf's Global Director of Innovation explains the ethos behind the latest FG Tour iron:
It’s important that the V4 irons maintain the visual characteristics and specifications that our Tour Staff expect to see and their feedback has been very positive. Now more golfers outside the Tours can benefit from the innovations we’ve made to improve playability and performance for the better, feel player.