WILSON GOLF INTRODUCES SUPERLIGHT D7 DRIVER AND WOOD LINE

WILSON GOLF INTRODUCES SUPERLIGHT D7 DRIVER AND WOOD LINE

The new D7 line with RE-AKT Technology delivers faster club head speed for longer distances.

CHICAGO, January 14, 2019 – Today, Wilson Golf officially launched the new D7 driver along with the line of D7 woods and hybrids for the 2019 season. Highlighted by its superlight design, the D7 driver, woods and hybrids provides golfers with greater ball speeds for longer distances, and ultimate playability when attacking the green.

With a club head weight of just 192 grams, the Wilson Staff D7 driver features RE-AKT Technology plus a combination of superlight design and reactive face technology to deliver faster club head speeds and ball speeds for longer distances off the tee.

Engineered with the [K]omposite Crown Design, the D7 crown features a layer of Dupont Kevlar® between carbon fiber to neutralize vibration and produce a sharp, crisp sound and ultimate feel.

“The process of creating the D7 driver started with designing the head shape and then stripping out nearly 25 grams of excessive weight,” said Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf.  “This weight was strategically returned to the head with the goal of improving the sound of the driver and optimizing ball flight with Dynamic Launch Control.”

Dynamic Launch Control strategically positions internal weights in each head to aid different swing speeds. The 9.0o degree for players with a fast swing speed with weighting forward in the head for lower launch and spin; the 10.5o for those with a moderate-to-fast swing speed with weighting in the middle of the head for a higher launch and spin, and the 13.0o is perfect for a slow-to-moderate swing speed with weighting further back and towards the heel for the highest launch and spin rate with a draw bias.

The D7 driver is available with the new UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft that’s played on Tour. Lightweight with extreme stability, the shafts options are available in A-flex (45 grams), R-flex (46 grams) and S-flex (57 grams). The new Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip maintains a traditional feel in a super lightweight construction.

Fairway Woods and Hybrid

Wilson Staff D7 fairway woods and hybrid offer a dramatic change to previous distance versions, starting with a head shape inspired by input from Wilson Tour players.

The new lightweight crown construction features thin-cast pockets which reduces five grams of weight and promotes the superlight design.

“By removing excessive weight and changing the structure of the clubs, we see that the D7 woods and hybrids make a significant gain in performance,” said Jon. “As with the D7 driver, the D7 fairways and hybrid can be swung faster with the same effort to give golfers the desired distance.”

A Carpenter Custom 455 Stainless Steel face insert provides a thin, hot face, increasing both feel and distance.

The D7 fairway wood is available in three loft options – 15˚ (3-wood); 18˚ (5-wood); and 21˚ (7-wood) – with the same UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft and Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip as used on the driver. Left hand models are available in 15° and 18° loft options.

The D7 hybrid is available in four loft options (19˚, 22˚, 25˚ and 28˚) with the UST-Mamiya Recoil shaft in A-, R- and S- flexes at 65 grams. The grip is the Wilson Staff classic Lamkin Crossline pattern grip. Left handed versions are available in 19°, 22˚ and 25° loft options.

The D7 driver, woods and hybrid will be available for purchase on Wilson.com and at golf retailers on Monday, Jan. 21st.

Price Information

Driver – $299.99

Fairway Wood – $199.99

Hybrid – $179.99

About Wilson Golf

For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world.  Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history.  The winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

About Wilson

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories.  Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

WILSON STAFF RE-SIGNS KEVIN STREELMAN TO TWO-YEAR DEAL

WILSON STAFF RE-SIGNS KEVIN STREELMAN TO TWO-YEAR DEAL


CHICAGO, December 12, 2017 – Wilson Staff is proud to announce today the re-signing of two-time PGA TOUR champion and Staff Advisory Member Kevin Streelman.

Streelman, who has accrued over $16 million in prize winnings as a professional, first signed with Wilson Staff in January 2011. This extended agreement will see Streelman continue his longstanding relationship with the historic Wilson Staff brand for at least two more years, through 2019.

“I trust Wilson Staff to provide me with the very best in equipment as I continue to compete with the world’s best,” stated Kevin Streelman. “I also know that Wilson has the utmost confidence in my golf expertise to provide feedback and aid them in the research and development of new products. I am thrilled to be continuing my very successful partnership with the Wilson and I am extremely excited for what’s to come.”

Streelman, a Chicago native, has close ties to Wilson Golf, as the iconic brand maintains its global headquarters in the Windy City. Streelman will continue to represent the iconic Wilson Staff shield alongside 3-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington, 3-time PGA TOUR Champion Brendan Steele, and fellow Americans Troy Merritt and Ricky Barnes.

“Kevin Streelman’s importance to Wilson Staff over the years has been immeasurable,” commented Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf. “His presence as an ambassador has been critical as we at Wilson continue to solidify our presence as one of the world’s finest golf brands. Streelman’s dedication to the research and development of our latest products helps us to bring the very best to the marketplace, each and every year.”

Streelman has played an integral role with the Wilson Staff brand since he signed in 2011, not only as an ambassador, but also as a trusted advisor to the R&D department as they continue to develop award-winning products year in and year out. Streelman will continue to play Wilson’s highly-decorated FG Tour V6 irons and PMP wedges.

Let’s take a look at what’s currently in his bag:

FG Tour V6 3-9, PW

FG Tour PMP 48° Traditional

FG Tour PMP 54° Traditional

FG Tour PMP 60° Traditional

ABOUT WILSON SPORTING GOODS, CO.

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Wilson Golf is a global leader in high performance golf equipment and uses player insights to design products that push golf innovation into new territories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century. Note: Pros often customize the clubs they use. Consumer club specifications may vary from models customized by Pros for tournament-play.

Wilson Golf Names Judges For ‘Driver vs Driver’ TV Series

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WILSON GOLF ANNOUNCES PANEL OF JUDGES AND HOST FOR ITS UPCOMING SPORTS INNOVATION TELEVISION SERIES ‘DRIVER VS. DRIVER’

Panel Includes Former NFL Linebacker and Avid Golfer Brian Urlacher, Two- Time PGA TOUR Winner Kevin Streelman, Former USGA Technical Director Frank Thomas and Wilson Golf President Tim Clarke

‘Driver vs. Driver’ Currently in Production, Slated to Debut on Golf Channel in Fall 2016; Sports Broadcaster Melanie Collins Tabbed to Host

First-Look Show Preview to Air on Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’ on Thursday, January 28 at PGA Merchandise Show

 

Brian Urlacher, Frank Thomas and Tim Clark
Brian Urlacher, Frank Thomas and Tim Clarke

CHICAGO, January 13, 2015Wilson Golf announced today the panel of judges and host for Driver vs. Driver, a first-of-its-kind television series that is currently in production and debuting on Golf Channel in Fall 2016.

Leading the four-person panel is former National Football League® (NFL) linebacker Brian Urlacher, an avid golfer with a single-digit handicap and a self-professed golf equipment “junkie.” Urlacher retired in 2013 after a 13-year career in the NFL, and now he has turned his competitive focus to the golf course. Alongside Urlacher will be Kevin Streelman, a two-time PGA TOUR winner and Wilson Advisory Staff Member; Frank Thomas, former USGA Technical Director with more than 40 years of golf technology and equipment experience; and Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf.

Sports broadcaster Melanie Collins will serve as the host of Driver vs. Driver. Currently a sideline reporter for CBS’ college football and basketball coverage, Collins formerly served as a co-host for Golf Channel’s competition series, Big Break.

Driver vs. Driver will follow the trials and tribulations that aspiring golf equipment designers face as their golf driver ideas and concepts are evaluated, critiqued, refined and tested. The winning design team ultimately will earn $500,000 and the opportunity to have their driver design sold at retail under the Wilson Staff name. The series also will take viewers behind the scenes as Wilson Labs engineers and designers partner with the contestants to take their ideas through prototyping and rigorous testing to refine the concepts until a winner is determined. The winning  driver concept and viable driver will become part of the Wilson Golf line of products in 2017.

“When choosing the panel of judges, we knew we had to have a good mix of professionals that brought a relevant, yet different perspective to the process – from the everyday golfer, to the tour player to an industry expert, “said Clarke. “I also wanted to play a role on the panel because it will be up to our team at Wilson to bring the club to consumers. We’re excited to work with these judges to bring an exciting infusion of innovation to the market.”

“I really love to play this game, and personally enjoy learning about new equipment. When Wilson offered me a position as a judge, I jumped at the opportunity,” said Urlacher. “This is a side of golf I would have never been able to see, and it’s fascinating to see how equipment is developed first-hand. I’m thrilled to be part of the process of selecting an inventor to realize their dream of designing a club that will be sold across the country.”

Production for Driver vs. Driver began in the Fall of 2015 and will continue through the summer. The series is being produced by Golf Channel, whose portfolio of original productions include interview series Feherty hosted by Emmy-nominated sports personality David Feherty, high-quality instruction shows The Golf Fix, School of Golf, Golf Channel Academy and Playing Lessons and a slate of award- winning documentaries and films.

A first look preview of Driver vs. Driver will air on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive live from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida on January 28. For more information, log on to www.wilson.com/drivervsdriver.

ABOUT WILSON SPORTING GOODS:

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Wilson Golf is a global leader in high performance golf equipment and uses player insights to design products that push golf innovation into new territories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century

ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL

Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. Golf Channel features more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, including tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, The Open Championship, Olympics, and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, are leading golf digital destinations, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Live Extra and NBC Sports Live Extra and select programming is simulcast via SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes the GolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking; GolfAdvisor.com, the world’s largest golf course ratings and review resource for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.

 

WILSON STAFF SET FOR JANUARY 2016 RELEASE OF ITS NEXT GENERATION IN FEELTECHNOLOGY: NEW FG TOUR F5 FAMILY

CHICAGO, October 6, 2015 – The new Wilson Staff FG Tour F5™ line of woods offer a design geared towards the better player, while providing game improvement technology to help compliment anyone’s game. Each of the FG Tour F5 fairway woods and hybrids embodies Fast Fit™ technology. The fastest, easiest and one of the lightest adjustable hosel systems allowing for quick fitting changes.

“Our product design starts and ends with the player in mind and even the best players want to manage and minimize their miss-hits as much as possible” comments Global Director of Innovation Michael Vrska.

 

Wilson FG Tour Driver

FG Tour F5 Drivers (MAP: $379.99)

The FG Tour F5 driver is offered in two lofts, each featuring six loft settings and three adjustable sole weights to allow players to attain their ideal launch angle, ball speed and spin rate. Wilson Advisory Staff PGA Tour players heavily influenced and refined the deep face, 460cc head during its developmental stages.

  • 9.0o and 10.5o models are available, each with 6-way adjustable
    hosels covering every loft from 8.0o to 12.5o in half degree
    increments.
  • Green Means GO! Fast Fit technology allows players to make
    quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club
    head from the shaft.
  • An interchangeable weight placed low and close to the face
    decreases spin while maintaining an optimal launch for
    maximum distance.
  • Reactive Face™ technology features variable thicknesses to
    maximize response and ball speeds at every spot on the face.
  • A chemically-etched crown reduces weight where it does not
    benefit the golfer to be repositioned elsewhere in the head to
    lower center of gravity and increase moment of inertia.

 

 

Wilson Fairway

 

FG Tour F5 Fairway Woods (MAP: $229.99)
A Carpenter Custom 455 maraging steel face and Fast Fit technology lead to maximum distance and optimized ball flight in the FG Tour F5 fairway woods.
Wilson Advisory Staff PGA Tour players influenced and refined the stainless steel face insert developmental stages.

  • The premium Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face creates a thin, hot, high CT face for increased ball speeds and longer distances.
  • Green Means GO! Fast Fit technology allows players to make quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club head from the shaft.
  • Three loft models are available, each including a 6-way adjustable hosel for precise ball trajectory.

The interchangeable weight placed low and close to the face decreases spin while maintaining an optimal launch for maximum distance

 

wilson fairway chart

 

 

 

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FG Tour F5 Hybrids (MAP:$209.99 )
A Carpenter Custom 455 maraging steel face, combined with Fast Fit technology and an improved head design, leads to maximum distance and versatility in the FG Tour F5 hybrids.Wilson Advisory Staff PGA Tour players influenced and refined the stainless steel face insert during its developmental stages.

  • The premium Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert creates a thin, hot, high CT face for increased ball speeds and longer distances.
  • Larger volume on stronger lofted heads provides forgiveness on longer shots.
  • Green Means GO! Fast Fit™ technology allows players to make quick adjustments using the lightest adjustable hosel system for optimal launch and spin.
  • 17o, 20.0o and 23.0o, models, each with 3 loft and 3 upright lie settings are available in right hand and 20.0o, and 23.0o models are available in left hand.

 

wilson hybrid chart

About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

About Wilson

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

MERRITT SECURES FIRST PGA TOUR WIN AT QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL

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Troy Merritt

MERRITT SECURES FIRST PGA TOUR WIN AT QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL

CHICAGO, AUGUST 2, 2015 – Wilson Advisory Staff member Troy Merritt (@TROYMERRITT_PGA) captured his first PGA TOUR win at the Quicken Loans National today, an accomplishment that qualifies him to compete in the PGA Championship next week.

Merritt leaped up the leaderboard early in the third round with five consecutive birdies on the first five holes. He proceeded to finish with eleven total birdies, setting the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club course record at 61.

Merritt joined the Wilson Advisory Staff in January of this year, switching to the FG Tour V4 irons, FG Tour V4 utility irons, and three FG Tour TC wedges (50, 54 , 58). At the Humana Challenge, his first tournament playing Wilson Staff equipment, he was the leader heading into the weekend rounds. He also claimed his first top-five finish at the RBC Heritage in April.

“Obviously I am very pleased with my equipment change this year,” commented Merritt. “These irons have given me the ability to set myself up for birdies and tap-in pars that allow me to do things like secure my first win on tour. I am looking forward to many possibilities to come.”

“We are proud to congratulate Merritt on his first PGA TOUR win,” said Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf. “Since he has switched to our brand, he has been an extremely helpful addition to our Wilson Advisory Staff, with constant feedback and interest in developing prototypes.

What’s in Merritt’s Pro Tour Bag:
// FG Tour V4 5-PW irons // FG Tour V4 Utility 2 and 4 irons
// FG Tour TC 50, 54 , 58 wedges

About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

For high resolution imagery and access to all press materials for Wilson Staff, visit: https://portal.wilson.com (login: golfmedia / password: golfmedia1).

About Wilson
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.