The PGA Merchandise Show rolls through the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida through Jan. 27, and Golf Tips is here with the scoop on the latest in equipment, training aids, apparel and more. Every day this week we’ll feature new products that catch our fancy and deserve a look from you, too.
Wilson FG Tour V6 Irons
Wilson Golf often doesn’t get the recognition as its larger competitors, but that doesn’t diminish its products, particularly its irons, on display here at the PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day and all week long at the main show, Jan. 25-27..
The company’s FG Tour V6 irons (suggested retail price $999.99 for 3-PW) is testament to Wilson’s iron heritage with modern technology. Wiclson says the V6 irons combines playability with Tungsten sole technology to control miss hits.
While the FG Tour V6 is a cavity-back design forged from 8620 steel throughout, Wilson says the design uses multiple materials to create better performance, the most significant being 20 grams of tungsten weight in the middle and long irons that help add more perimeter weighting for better feel and forgiveness.
The short iron (8-PW) do not have the added tungsten weights.
New Balance Shoes
If you’re looking for a good alternative to the golf footwear big boys, consider New Balance. Best known for its running shoes, the company has made good strides (pardon the pun) in the golf shoe market.
New Balance is here at the PGA Merchandise Show to show off its new golf shoe line, including the NBG2004 high-performance, lightweight athletic-style cleated shoe that features a waterproof microfiber upper and REVLite midsole designed for comfort.
New Balance says the NBG2004 is built on the new PW-1 last that has a wider forefoot that allows the toes to spread out for balance, while the lower instep height helps the foot stay connected to the ground, which improves overall feel and power. The waterproof microfiber leather upper has an ultralight FantomFit support and a welded form-fitted tongue construction.