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Wilson already dominate the ball market in the NFL, NBA and tennis, and now they want to make serious inroads in golf, too – starting with the Triad. New for 2022, the Wilson Triad golf ball has had a complete makeover in both design and performance, so let’s take a closer look…
Wilson Triad golf ball: First impressions
I really like the minimalistic styling on both the ball and the packaging. The side stamp is different and catches the eye.
Most importantly, though, Wilson’s new Triad golf ball feels like a premium ball. And, ultimately, isn’t that what we all want?
Wilson Triad golf ball: Target market
The Triad is designed for the player ready to take their performance to the next level.
“The competitive golfer striving to break 80 is who Wilson Labs had in mind while engineering the T3 Technology of Triad, allowing for pinpoint accuracy from anywhere on the course”Tim Clarke, General Manager, Wilson Golf
Wilson Triad golf ball: The technology
The new Triad ball is – you guessed it – a three-piece design which Wilson are saying is their most technically advanced golf ball ever.
The tri-balanced ball construction is made up of a rubber core, a thermoplastic layer, and a super-thin urethane cover.
It is an 85 compression ball and also has Wilson’s thinnest ever cast urethane cover. This increases friction for more grip and extra spin on short game and iron shots.
Wilson have produced a high MOI ball that reduces spin off the tee and increase speed on longer shots.
To do this they moved weight from the core to the outside of the golf ball to increase MOI. This also helped balance the ball resulting in straighter shots and straighter putts.
It is also available in an uncoated raw version. This tech was first debuted by Wilson in their Staff Model golf ball.
This non-coated finish is designed to give the ball more aerodynamic consistency which equals a more precise ball flight.
“The automated painting process can sometimes deliver balls with uneven coverage and the pooling of paint in the shallow dimples,” Frank Simonutti, Wilson’s chief of golf ball innovation explains. “This can significantly affect the trajectory and the directional stability of the ball flight. By doing away with the paint finish, we were able to eliminate all the short comings attributed to the paint process and deliver a unique product for the golf purist.”
The typical gloss paint finish we see of a ball is mainly applied for visual appearance. It also prevents against staining and helps UV stability. The Triad R then will discolour over time but Wilson believe the performance gains merit this
Wilson Triad Golf Ball: The details
RRP: £39 per dozen
More information: Wilson website