The Re­al­ity TV Driver

A com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign a golf club re­sulted in the cre­ation of Wil­son’s stun­ning new Tri­ton

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It took 16 months to per­fect and won its de­signer half-a-mil­lion dol­lars. But what makes Wil­son Staff’s Tri­ton driver so spe­cial is that it was crowned the win­ner of a TV con­test.

While we’ve been sub­jected to X Fac­tor and I’m a Celebrity, the Golf Chan­nel has been treat­ing US view­ers to its first “Driver vs Driver” re­al­ity golf show.

The am­a­teur de­sign com­pe­ti­tion saw Eric Sil­lies – a 26-year-old in­dus­trial de­signer from Cincin­nati – walk off with a cool US$500,000 for cre­at­ing what Wil­son is call­ing the “world’s most ad­justable multi-piece driver yet”.

The Tri­ton, which comes equipped with an ad­justable head, CG and MOI, got the thumbs up from two-time PGA

Tour win­ner Kevin Streel­man – one of five judges who picked it – and went on sale last month in the US.

The club fea­tures two de­tach­able sole plates – one heavy, one lighter – so you can dial in launch bias and spin rates.

For an ex­tra boost of cus­tomi­sa­tion, there are three ad­justable weight ports to op­ti­mise ball flight, as well as a six-way Fast Fit ad­justable hosel to con­fig­ure loft and lie an­gles.

The Tri­ton is avail­able now.

Weights

Not happy with your ball flight? You can fid­dle about with five move­able weights – two 2g, two 6g and one 12g – to tune your shape. Hosel help The ad­justable hosel can be con­fig­ured in three loft and three draw set­tings.

Sole plates Choose be­tween a 22g ti­ta­nium sole plate for a mid-to-high launch and low spin, or a 9g car­bon one for a more pen­e­trat­ing ball flight and lower spin.

Ad­dress

Need some help at ad­dress? Wil­son’s

1:1 Vis­i­ble Swing Ac­tive Tech­nol­ogy – po­si­tioned on top of the crown – dou­bles as an align­ment aid and plane guide.

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