More bang for your buck
June 6, 2013
I had been looking for a new set of clubs for sometime. I previously played the Cleveland 588 MB irons, but the clubs were lost by the airline while traveling. When I mentioned that I was looking for new clubs, but more of a tour iron just not over 1k, one of the golf pros at my course recommended I try these the Staff FG Tour V2. I was skeptical when he said Wilson b/c they hadn't been a real player in the golf market since the 80's, but my pro hadn't steered me wrong before. I tested the clubs and only after 10 ball strikes I was sold. They are really beautifully classic in design, but the feel and ease in ability to work the ball were what sold me. I'm a single digit handicapper 6.4, but I struggled controlling ball flight and working the ball with cuts, fades, and trap draws with my Cleveland irons. the Tour V2 seemed to just make those shots much easier, and I found myself maintaining alot of yardage even on off center strikes which wasn't the case with my previous set. All in all the clubs are remarkable and legitimate tour quality, but much more reasonable at $700 to $800 (I got mine for a little less than $620 using my club discounts and rebate) than spending over $1k for the Titleist or Mizuno tour irons I originally was interested in. Loved the clubs so much I even picked up the FG tour V2 wedges 52, and the new FG tour Traction Control wedge- 56 degree. Been playing them both for a month and alread dropped my handicap to 5.3 primarily off the approaches inside of 100 yds with the 56 degree. It allows me to really trap the ball and put alot of spin even on punch shots. All in all I think a low to mid handicapper will be pleasantly surprised by these clubs and what they do for your game.
Pros:- forgiveness and workability
-rounded topline, soft leading edge and weight distribution around the cavity encourages more consistency in trajectory and shot distance even on off center strikes
-classic look, it has a top end look, not cheap in anyway.
-easy to get the long irons 3-5 iron in the air.
-KBS shaft comes stock
- great sound on center hits. It is really crisp and doesn't feel like you hit the ball at all. Very pure and wonderful feel especially with tour balls, but even distance balls feel soft of the clubface on center strikes.
Cons:- the standard grip could have been a little better
- slightly larger head than other players irons so if you like a small face it may take a while to get used to them