Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons Review: ClubTest 2015

Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons Review: ClubTest 2015

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Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons
Michael Chini

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.

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

NEXT REVIEW: Bridgestone J15 DPF Irons

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