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ClubTest 2015: Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons

On the Range: Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons
This year's testers talk about one of their favorite irons at ClubTest 2015, the Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons.

Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons

 

Category: Better-Player Irons
Price: $900, steel
WE TESTED:
4–GW with True Temper DG Pro steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The 3- through 7-irons have an 18-gram tungsten sole weight, which lowers the CG for a higher launch.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: It’s clear that Wilson Staff paid attention to turf interaction—the versatile sole shape plays great out of rough and bad lies; piercing, controlled medium-low flight—very strong in the wind; partial swings are spot-on, a real pleasure to play.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: One of the tops in the test; very accurate, and forgiving—almost hard not to hit straight; like throwing darts—every shot looks the same; just automatic—these put you in a position to score.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Relatively long and extremely consistent; very simple to dial in distances, since mis-hits tend to fly close to full; easy to replicate shot after shot.
FEEL: Nicely balanced clubs; the FG Tour V4 is solid and stable through impact; a strong feel that’s full of feedback.
LOOK: Not the sleekest iron but competent—dressed for work, not a formal event; graphics and emblem are well placed and not distracting.

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Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons

CONS

 

Not quite as workable as some other better-player models; a few guys expect a softer feel from a forging; one or two testers say the club has a slight left tendency.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the better irons tested. It straddles the line between a game-improvement and better-player club, with a high degree of accuracy and forgiveness.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons

NEXT REVIEW: Bridgestone J15 DPF Irons

MORE INFO ON WILSON STAFF FG TOUR V4 IRONS

From Golf.com, November 4, 2014

The new Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 irons ($899) combine a traditional forged feel and look with some modern technology. An 18-gram tungsten sole weight in the 3-7 irons creates a lower CG for increased launch angle and spin as well as a higher overall trajectory on the long and mid iron shots. In addition, a thinner top section of the blade allows more weight to be moved to the perimeter of the clubhead for a higher MOI and added forgiveness.

Other features of the FG Tour V4 irons include precision milled grooves, forged carbon steel construction, nickel-chrome finish and Lamkin Crossline grip. True Temper Dynamic Gold DG Pro shafts come standard. -- Michael Chwasky

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