Even the best need help and in releasing the FG Tour V4 Utility Iron to complement the Staff FG Tour V4 irons, Wilson is hoping to provide a versatile alternative to hybrids and long irons for players focussing on feel.
The biggest innovation in the Utility Iron is the incorporation of a 7-gram adjustable weight that will allow players to fine-tune their ball flight, through custom fitting, to suit their specific requirements.
Another weight in the toe of the club, a fixed 9-gram tungsten weight, has been used by Wilson to eliminate any draw bias in the head and gives the FG Tour V4 Utility Iron an optimal centre of gravity
An extremely thin, responsive face has been made from Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel which is the strongest available. This means that Wilson has been able to move weight lower and towards the toe to optimise CG and also create a high Characteristic Time (CT) for improved ball speed and distance.
The Utility irons have lighter shafts and longer blade lengths than the FG Tour V4 irons, but a similarity in swingweight ensures a seamless transition into the set. The toplines and soles are wider than the regular irons and they also feature slightly more offset to maximise workability and forgiveness.
With 2, 3 and 4 utility options, offering lofts of 18, 21 and 24 degrees respectively, players have the choice of clubs that will fit into the longer end of their preferred sets and also allow for decisions based on course and weather conditions.
The Utility irons have been built using premium components such as teh 90-gram MRC Kuro Jage Black 90 graphite shaft that has a smooth bend profile and soft mid-section, balanced by a stiffer tip and butt section to create a consistent performance and give increased stability and feel at impact.