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First Look: Wilson Staff C200 Irons

Tech Talk: Wilson Staff C200 Irons
Wilson Golf's newest set of irons are the Staff C200s. GOLF's equipment editor Rob Sauerhaft talks about what's new and special about Wilson's new sticks.

Wilson Staff C200

$799, steel; $899, graphite; GOLF.com/wilson

The "C" is for "crossover" players who prefer a mix of accuracy and distance, with a bit of playability thrown in for fun. Judging from the look and offset of the midsize C200, that'll be mostly midhandicappers.

This model is an overhaul of last year's C100. The key is the new "Power Hole" construction, which punches holes at the border where the face meets the body. Only 24 percent of the face's perimeter makes contact with the frame, which generates more flex -- and distance -- than the C100.

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Wilson Staff C200 Irons

Wilson fills the holes with urethane to dampen vibration and improve sound at impact, so this unorthodox technology produces a familiar, solid feel.

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