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The Wilson Staff Triton DVD driver is highly adjustable and high performing. The best Wilson driver that I’ve ever tested.
The Wilson Staff Triton DVD driver has something on its resume that no other driver can claim: it literally had its own TV show. While that may be the most well-known thing about this club, what’s more important is that Kevin Streelman is playing it on the PGA Tour. This is the first time in a number of years that Wilson Staff has had a driver in play on Tour, and we wanted to see if the Triton performs for amateurs as well.
What stands out most about the Triton is the “1:1 Visible Swing Active Technology” on the crown. The idea is to make alignment and takeaway correct and intuitive. I don’t have a way to measure whether or not it improved my aim, but as someone who often yanks the club “inside”, I did like the takeaway remind.
Beyond the crown, the Triton is a fairly standard looking driver. It has a bit of a “reverse pear shape” (bulkier in the heel than the toe), and the back edge is squared off, but the size and dimensions are conventional. One small detail that I like is the plain black club face.
Sound & Feel
Due to the removable weights and sole plate, the Triton has a lot of open space in its head (check the slideshow below for pictures). This leads to an impact sound that is louder than average. I give Wilson Staff a lot of credit, however, because the sound is still very pleasing. It’s a mid-pitched “crack” without any shrill, tinny notes.
The feedback on strike quality is excellent in both sound and feel. Mishits create a duller sound, and I was able to locate impact precisely through the feel in my hands. For a driver geared towards better players, this is a big plus.
The thing that stands out most about the Wilson Staff Triton driver is the huge amount of flexibility it gives you. When you buy it, you have the choice of 10 premium shafts at no up-charge. There are a lot more choices once it’s in your hands: two sole plates, four movable weights, and six hosel positions. What’s worth noting is that all these changes are meaningful. Adjusting the hosel will change the way the driver sits and has a big impact on ball flight. The weights have a noticeable affect on ball flight and a huge affect on swing weight.
I started dialing in the Triton with the sole plate. The choice was easy because the carbon fiber sole plate, while cool looking, made the swing weight much too low for me. Next, I cranked the hosel into a more open position and loaded more weight into the toe. With the swing weight, face angle, and weighting that I prefer, the results took care of themselves. I was hitting consistent, straight, low-spinning drives with minimal effort.
It took very little time with the Wilson Staff Triton driver to see why it won Driver vs. Driver and why it’s being played on the PGA Tour. All the basic elements of a modern driver are covered – solid forgiveness, low spin – and it adds tremendous adjustability. Whether you’re new to the party or a longtime Staff fan, you ought to give the Triton a shot.