PREVIEW: Wilson Golf FG Tour V6 irons

PREVIEW: Wilson Golf FG Tour V6 irons

Wilson Golf had a winner in the FG Tour V4. It remains their most popular iron, sporting a design geared toward better players while integrating technologies that improve performance without distracting from a classic player's iron look.

So, when Wilson started thinking about how to improve upon the V4 with their next-generation V6, they had a tough task on their hands: outdoing some of their best handiwork.

What Wilson came up with primarily centers around, well, center of gravity and forgiveness. The company put 20 grams of tungsten -- up 2 grams from the V4 -- into each of the irons in the FG Tour V6 set, forged from 8620 carbon steel, with the distribution of that weight depending on the club.

On the 3-5 irons, the weight is split between the toe and the heel. The idea is that the tungsten creates some moment of inertia protection and stability for added distance with these longer irons.

In the middle irons (6-7), the tungsten weight is centered in the sole. The placement is rooted in both forgiveness and lowering the center of gravity to help players get the ball in the air and going farther.

The modest cavity-back design offers some additional forgiveness, while engineers put some weight behind the hitting zone for a player-friendly feel and some extra yards. The badging complements the nickel-chrome plating finish. Meanwhile, the topline is thinner in the V6 -- appealing for a better player -- and the sole has been redesigned to offer some better turf protection.

The Wilson Golf FG Tour V6 irons will be available Jan. 9, 2017 for $1,000 with True Temper's Dynamic Gold AMT steel shafts.

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