The Wilson Staff Triton was the winning creation from reality TV show Driver Vs Driver that featured on the Golf Channel over a seven-week period at the end of last year. It challenged designers from outside the golf industry to find a radically new model and compete for a $500,000 winning prize.
Showcasing revolutionary designs from around the United States, the initial tri-winged shape of the sole plate and the three sole weight ports was created by University of Cincinnati graduate and industrial designer Eric Sillies. He then perfected the design with help of the Wilson Golf LABS team over a 16-month period before claiming his prize.
The Wilson Staff Triton combines four elements of technology aimed at providing golfers with a new and exciting driver experience:
1) Two interchangeable sole plates – one titanium and one carbon fibre – for significant launch and spin changes. The 22-gram titanium sole plate is optimised for players requiring a mid-to-high launch and low spin while the nine-gram carbon fibre sole is aimed at players who prefer a more penetrating ball flight and lower spin.
2) Visible Swing Active Technology, the 1:1 revolutionary crown alignment aid is designed to make hitting the sweet spot more consistent, improving ball striking and accuracy.
3) Four movable weights – 2x2gram and 2x6gram – can be placed in 6 unique combinations to fine tune and perfect ball flight.
4) Fast Fit technology enables players to make quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club head from the shaft.
The Triton driver comes in 9°, 10.5° and 12° lofts with the Aldila Rogue Black (Regular and Senior flex) and the Aldila Rogue Silver (Stiff and Extra Stiff flex) shafts as standard stock options. Other custom fit shafts are available.The 10.5° and 12° lofts were adapted slightly to meet the USGA conforming status and the removable titanium soleplate was shaped to reduce the rear edge by a few millimetres. In addition, the club’s 12-gram weight was removed from the adjustable weight kit. All three lofts now conform to USGA standards. RRP of €449.