2016 Wilson Staff Expert Review


Growing up I had a set of Wilson Staff irons in my bag, so it was a pleasure to test out their new offerings. In more recent years Wilson is often overlooked by players on the market for new clubs, but they have been producing quality irons for a wide range of players for decades.

Wilson Staff C200 Irons


Club Tested: 7-Iron Shaft: KBS Tour 120; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 32°

The Takeaway

The FLX Face Technology minimizes the contact points of the face to the club head to only 24% of the perimeter, freeing up 76% for maximum face flex and ball speed upon impact. Nine Power Holes allow the face to flex upon impact for extreme distance. TEO31 Urethane feels the power holes for improve sound and feel characteristics.

Who’s It For?

These irons are for the player who is looking for a blend between a players club at address with distance and accuracy related technology incorporated. So, a very large group of players will enjoy these irons, but they are mainly for mid-low to mid-high handicaps.

Final Take

The first thing I noticed at address from the Wilson Staff C200 is the 3 Power Pockets along the top line. While different at first, I don’t feel it is anything that could be considered distracting. It was an excellent feeling iron that produced a very tight dispersion with above average distance. In fact, one of the best feeling distance oriented irons that I tried. One side note, the Lampkin Grips seemed very small on these clubs so I recommend keeping that in mind if you have larger hands.

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Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Irons


Club Tested: 7-Iron Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold XP; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 35°

The Takeaway

Wilson’s Speed Sole Technology creates a thin face–two–sole transition that expands the sweet spot lower on the face for faster ball speeds in the long to mid irons. A stabilizing bar provides support behind a thin, responsive face to allow for greater forgiveness while still maintaining shot workability. The 8620 carbon steel is forged for the ultimate in feel, feedback and response.

Who’s It For?

Wilson Staff FG F5 irons are perfectly forged for softer feel while incorporating distance–enhanced technology in the long and mid irons for enhanced playability. Low to Mid handicap players that struggle with the longer irons will enjoy this set.

Final Take

Having grown up with Wilson Staff’s in my bag when I was younger I am always interested in testing out Staff Irons. I like how Wilson has expanded the weighting to cover more of the face compared to the F4 version. The Carbon Steel provided a great feel, the ball flight was piercing and not too high with average distance. Again, to me the Lampkin grip felt more like a ladies or Jr. sized grip even in my not very big hands.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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