ClubTest 2014: Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons

ClubTest 2014: Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons
Category: Better-Player Irons
Price: $799, steel; $899, graphite
4-GW with True Temper Dynamic Gold XP steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The face thickness progresses throughout the set—thinner in the long irons for a greater trampoline effect, thicker in the short irons for maneuverability. Added mass in the heel and toe provides greater stability on longer shots.

Simple, moderate ball flight out of almost any lie; values ease of use over workability, but slight draws and cuts are no problem for most testers.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: A very forgiving iron — most bad swings get a full pardon; minimizes unwanted sidespin and masks misses; prioritizes forgiveness over precision.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Middle of the road in terms of pure length; added forgiveness makes for a tight dispersion overall; dependable and repeatable results.
FEEL: A soft, cushioned forging; it provides a light yet stable sensation through the swing; the cavity-back design keeps hands happy.
LOOK: A black, stealth-like finish gives the club a serious, all-business look; its cavity is well concealed at address; more of an offset, game-improvement shape than most other clubs in its class.

Finesse players should look elsewhere; lacks the subtlety of a true better-player’s iron — some testers want more precise feedback on both solid strikes and mis-hits, and a greater ability to properly execute partial shots; too much offset for some testers.

BOTTOM LINE: An easy-going forged iron that straddles the line between game-improvement and better-player categories; worth a look for players who put forgiveness ahead of feel.

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