WILSON STAFF FG TOUR F5
Lofts: 9°, 10.5°
Stock shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki Z50 Adjustable hosel: Yes How much loft change: Six settings (+2°/-1°)
TECH: The FG Tour’s been designed and extensively play tested by Wilson Staff PGA Tour player Kevin Streelman. It has a refined 460cc head shape, with adjustable low and forward weighting to lower spin, along with a reactive face.
WE SAY: Another driver that spilt our testers, which shows how much personal opinion comes into our buying decisions. The FG Tour’s got a deep face and the sound is very muted and solid (probably because it’s been designed for pros) which provoked discussion, as so many golfers equate highpitched impact sounds with power. Our test pro really warmed to it, comfortably dispatching shots 12 yards further than his test average and with a 3mph quicker ball speed. With our two amateur testers not quite seeing such impressive results, we reckon the Tour, with its forward weighting, is more suited to high-spin players.
VERDICT: The Tour’s good performance and excellent components, particularly for high-spin players, make it a really solid proposition.