Wilson tweaking Triton driver to make USGA conforming

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Wilson Golf has announced minor changes for two models of its Triton Driver as the company seeks to have all varieties of the design that won Golf Channel’s “Driver vs. Driver” show approved as conforming by the USGA.

The company announced that the 9-degree model of the Wilson Staff Triton DVD was deemed conforming by the USGA on Dec. 5 and will be put into use by its PGA Tour players beginning next month.

The 10.5-degree and 12-degree models remain under scrutiny for a pair of features: the size of the club’s rear sole plates, a “small modification” of which will make both clubs USGA-conforming, the manufacturer notes, and an optional, 12-gram weight that was originally included in club accessory kits.

According to a statement, Wilson will “proactively remove” those weights from all Triton accessory kits, and the company believes that all lofts of the Triton driver will be placed on the USGA’s conforming list on Dec. 19.

Players who already purchased the Triton driver can register at www.wilson.com/Triton to be alerted as soon as the new sole plates are available for exchange, and shipments of clubs with the revised sole plates will be available through Wilson Golf authorized dealers and at www.wilson.com beginning Jan. 1.