Wilson Staff Triton Driver

Wilson Staff Triton driver

Wilson Staff Triton Driver

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Wilson Staff Triton Driver

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The last driver standing at the conclusion of Wilson’s “Driver vs. Driver” reality show was the Wilson Staff Triton, a club that combines interchangeable sole plates, moveable weights, an adjustable hosel and an alignment system designed to help improve ballstriking.

The 460cc Triton comes with a 22-gram titanium sole plate and a 9-gram carbon-fiber sole plate. Wilson said most players will benefit from the titanium plate, because it lowers the club’s center of gravity and helps it create a higher launch angle with less backspin. When the carbon-fiber sole plate is used, the CG elevates slightly, the initial launch angle lowers and the club produces a more penetrating shot with less spin.

The Triton was designed with three ports to house adjustable weight screws, and each club comes with five weights (one 12-gram, two 6-gram and two 2-gram). There are 18 combinations of weight placements, and each shifts the CG of the head to encourage a different shot shape. Putting the 12-gram weight in the heel promotes a draw, while adding it to the toe encourages a fade.

The combination of the interchangeable sole plates and the movable weights should allow custom-fitters and golfers to fine tune the Triton.

At address, the black crown is split by a gray bar that Wilson calls 1:1 Visible Swing Active Technology. It’s really an alignment line that is the same width as a golf ball. Like an alignment line on a putter, it is designed to help get the face pointed at the target more easily. However, because the line is so wide and stands out against the crown, Wilson says golfers can see it as the club makes impact with the ball and get a better idea of where contact occurs.

The six-setting adjustable hosel allows players to increase or decrease the stated loft by 1 degree. There are also draw settings for the different lofts.

The Wilson Staff Triton costs $449.99 and comes standard with an Aldila Rogue Tour Silver 125 MSI shaft, and golfers can select from 10 custom shafts (from Aldila, Matrix and Project X) at no additional charge.

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