New irons from Wilson, Titleist and Callaway

February 19, 2007

Wilson Staff Fi5, Pi5, Di5
To regain Staff's old glory, Wilson has launched a new product line starring three irons. Better players should try the Fi5–the "Fi" is for forged iron, Wilson's first in six years. Geared to low-to-mid-handicappers, the Pi5–for "performance iron"–moves the center of gravity higher as the clubs get shorter, for high-flying long irons and a flatter trajectory in short irons. The Pi5 has a carbon medallion in the cavity for a cushioned feel. So does the oversize Di5–"distance iron"–with its deep undercut cavity for quick lift. Fi5: $1,200 (steel); Pi5: $1,100 (steel); Di5: $900 (steel) and $1,000 (graphite); 800-469-4576 or


Titleist 503.H
Are Tour pros bagging their long irons because Titleist built a hybrid, or did Titleist build a hybrid because Tour pros are bagging their long irons? Chicken-egg, egg-chicken: Just know that the steel-head 503.H has been field-tested by Brad Faxon, Zach Johnson, Mark O'Meara and others. Its 14-gram tungsten sole screw sets the center of gravity deep and low for high, soft-landing shots; the club's carbon-fiber core dampens shock so those shots feel great too. Available in 19° and 22° lofts. $185 (steel), $225 (graphite); 888-324-4766 or

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion
These new irons follow a blueprint similar to Callaway's ERC Fusion woods. A lightweight, non-metal rear section (thermoplastic urethane, as opposed to carbon composite in Fusion woods) saves weight. So does a thin titanium face. These weapons of mass reduction allow Callaway to use a heavy nickel-tungsten frame for perimeter weighting and straight-shooting stability. And yes, Phil, you can get them left-handed. $1,280 (steel), $1,520 (graphite); 800-228-2767 or