Equipment

Wilson Ci9 Irons

From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, March 2010)

Category: Game-Improvement Irons
We tested: 3-PW with FST 105 Stepless steel shaft

Company line: "This midsize iron has an 'exoskeleton' (10-gram stainless steel ring) around the cavity that produces a higher MOI while stabilizing the center of gravity behind the sweet spot. The 'soft response insert' across the cavity ensures consistent sound and feel."

Our Testers say:
PROS: Blurs the line between a typical game-improvement and a workable players' iron; shotmakers will enjoy the Ci9; typical shot is medium-high and soft; consistent distance output; definitive feel on all types of contact; head-heavy wedges deliver on chips; clubs cut through rough with ease.

CONS: Strong feedback can be too much (harsh) when you miss the sweet spot; average overall distance; built for versatility but could use more forgiveness for off-center hits; lacks eye-catching visual appeal.

From Sports Illustrated Golf+ Equipment Issue (February 8, 2010)
The mid-size head contains features of both a high-performance iron and a game–improvement set. The irons have a one-piece, soft-response insert that extends across the cavity for solid feel even on off-center hits.

$499, steel; $599, graphite wilsongolf.com

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From Golf Magazine (November 2009)
A 10-gram stainless steel ring in the cavity positions more weight toward the heel and toe and contributes to a higher MOI. The one-piece "response insert" stretches across the entire cavity for improved feel and sound. Modified U-grooves combine with higher CG (behind the sweet spot) to create higher spin for shot-shaping control. $499, steel; $599, graphite

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