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Tour Edge Wingman 700 putters: what you need to know

July 12, 2022

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Three new mallet and mid-mallet head shapes with varying levels of moment of inertia. Each features interchangeable weights and an insert designed to promote a forward roll sooner after impact.

AVAILABILITY/PRICE: The Wingman 700 Series putters will be available for purchase on August 1 and will carry a retail price of $200.

THE DEEP DIVE: Tour Edge is introducing its Wingman 700 Series mallet putter—high moment of inertia mallet and mini-mallet designs that come in three head shapes with a variety of hosel options.

“The original Wingman putters enjoyed a cult-like success, and over the past two years, we’ve been improving upon that success in every way possible,” said Tour Edge president and chief designer David Glod. “The feedback we received was that the Lock-On Alignment and the extreme stability of the putters were truly revolutionary for golfers. We put our focus on expanding the series to fit more player preferences in the shaping and to really upgrade the look, sound and feel of the putters in a big way.”

Key to the design are interchangeable weights on the wings of the sole that come in 3, 8 and 15 grams with the 3-gram weight being the standard option. A separate interchangeable weight kit including two 8-gram weights and two 15-gram weights allows golfers the ability to add or subtract weight in the heel and toe areas as preferred. The weight kit allows for nine possible combinations to give golfers the option of adding or subtracting more overall weight to the heel and toe of the clubhead. More weight in the heel will assist those who lag and leave the toe open in their stroke. Golfers with a tendency to pull their putts will benefit from more weight on the toe.

The Thermoplastic TPU face insert features a softer feel while “microgrooves” assist forward roll and reduce skidding. The carbon fiber sole plate allows weight to be moved to the extremes to boost moment of inertia to mitigate the effect of mis-hits. With more carbon utilized in these designs compared to its predecessor, 34 percent of the stainless steel has been removed to create even more perimeter weighting and stability.

The Lock-On alignment aid is designed to allow you to discern with your eye at address if the lie angle of the putter is matched correctly to the target. The grip is a jumbo Wingman-branded Jumbo Sink Fit grip from Lamkin that promotes a lighter grip pressure.

The 701 and 702 are max moment of inertia models with a mid-toe hang (701) and face-balanced options (702). The 703 (mid hang) and 704 (face balanced) also are max MOI but do not have the perimeter “wings” of the 701 and 702 and instead move the interchangeable weights more face forward. This provides a gradual step down in MOI for those wanting a more compact, smaller footprint while still providing high MOI properties.

The 705 (mid-toe hang) and 706 (center shaft) are smaller mallets for those that can’t stomach a larger clubhead. Both have shorter wings with the weights more forward.

The stock shaft of the Wingman 700 series is the KBS CT Tour. This stepless steel-putter shaft has a stiffer structure throughout (especially in the tip section) to provide more stability. All models will be available in 33, 34 and 35 inches in right-hand only.

The Wingman 700 Series putters will be available for purchase on August 1 and will carry a retail price of $200.