What it does: The Staff Model CB is forged from 8620 carbon steel with a nickel-chrome finish and takes a new approach to the construction of the back cavity. Wilson uses what it calls “Tri-Brace Technology”. Structural steel is positioned in the cavity to connect the thin topline to the more rigid areas near the sole of the cavity to reduce vibration and produce a quieter, less-piercing sound at impact. The irons also use the same milled face and groove configuration as the Staff Model blade. The components are tour-level: True Temper’s Dynamic Gold shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips are the stock offerings.
Why we like it: You know what better players fear more than anything? Shots that draw too much (there’s a reason Lee Trevino
famously said, “You can talk to a fade, but a hook won’t listen”). The centre of gravity in players irons tends to be towards the heel, which can close the face too quickly. Wilson addresses this by placing 20 grams of tungsten in the low-toe area of the long and middle irons. This mitigates the effect of mis-hits and moves the centre of gravity lower and closer to the centre of the face.
7-iron loft 34 degrees; PW Loft 46 degrees
“It looks like a modern version of a 1980s iron in a cool, retro way. Great feel. Centre strikes are really rewarded, but poor ones aren’t punished too much.”
– Player comment