When will these be available? How many lofts? What is the finish? Thanks.
Now a year after initial release, is there any consideration to offering the FGT wedges in 54 and 58? I know these can be bent, but not without altering the effective bounce.
Britt, Can you comment on what the general design will be (i.e. will they be in the vein of the M-Series, MG Tour Grinds, FGTs, or something else altogether) and how many lofts will be offered?
Our intent is to replace the M+ Series with this new series. We are still in the preliminary stages, so don’t expect them too soon. Shooting for spring of 2020, but other projects need to get done first. The M+ Series are still as good as any wedges available (IMO). The refresh, when it happens, will offer a variety of sole widths, like the M+ Series, and more of a variety in the sole grinds. Again, still mapping out all the design features, so nothing is quite final yet.
Britt. It sounds like you’re hoping to combine some of the best design features of each of the existing lines. At least I hope so. It would be nice to see a line that offers the same number of sole widths and lofts of the M-Series along with the versatility of the Tour Grinds and the playability of the FTGs (maybe something close to the variety of offerings in the Vokey SM7 line, but more playable).
I’ll play my Tricept MG Tech wedges one more season and wait to see what you fine folks come up with in a year or so. And I can say that confidently because your TS1 and TS2 irons are the very best iron lines you’ve ever developed, every bit as good — if not better — than the current Titleist AP’s or Callaway Apex. In the 35+ years I’ve been playing, I’ve never had more fun hitting a golf ball than I have with my new TS1’s. And among the irons I’ve played extensively over those years are the Wilson Staff Tour, Hogan Apex, Titlelist Tour, Titleist 690MB, Titleist DCI 962, Mizuno MP-33, and Maltby TE Forged (all of which I still possess). The center strike disparity of the TS1 is as tight as any of those, and with the right ball and shaft, they are every bit as workable. Not to mention that they’ve given me back at least 10 yards of the distance I’ve lost over the past 15 years or so. Kudos to you all!
Thank your for the input and double thank you for the nice comments and feedback on the TS irons. We are really proud of them and believe they are as good as any we have developed. I know I am enjoying my TS-1’s. I really never thought I could get the DBM’s out of bag, and I do still love them too, but at some point you just can’t ignore the benefit of more distance. Especially as I get older. 1/2 a club to a full club more distance on the TS-1’s is hard to ignore, for sure. And the feel, which is of paramount importance to me and why I stayed with the DBM’s so long I think, is as good as anything I have played.
Again, thanks for the comments, feedback and support. We greatly appreciate it.
At this time we are not planning on adding any lofts to the FGT wedges. We are working on a new wedge line, hopefully for 2020, but not looking to add lofts to existing lines at this time.