The Reality TV Driver
A competition to design a golf club resulted in the creation of Wilson’s stunning new Triton
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 –...