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Testers Wanted -- Apply NOW!!

 

Say what you will about Golf Digest's Hot List, but when products made by an OEM that doesn't advertise heavily in GD are recognized, you might want to take a closer look. 

 

All 3 members of Wilson Staff's Low Compression golf ball family are Gold Medal winners in this month's Hot List – the updated DUO, the brand new DUO Spin and, for the 2nd year in a row, the FG Tour. Wilson says each ball is the softest in its category, and it's that low compression that sets each ball apart.

 

So, are these balls really Gold Medal worthy? We want you to tell us!

 

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We have 5 dozen of each ball and we're looking for 15 MyGolfSpy Forum members to give these balls a whack and see what all the fuss is about.

 

The newly redesigned Wilson DUO is a 2-piece distance balls and at 29 compression, it's the softest ball out there. Wilson says the DUO is for “distance” players looking for less spin off the driver and soft feel around the green.

 

The brand new DUO Spin is, according to Wilson, the softest multi-layer ball in golf. It's a 3-piece ball with a 35 compression and is for the “control” player seeking forgiveness off the tee and more control around the greens.

 

And the FG Tour is a 4-layer ball with a Urethane cover and Wilson says that with a 70 compression, it's the game's softest 4-piece tour ball.

 

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HOW TO APPLY

 

** You must be a member of the MyGolfSpy Forum (if you are not a member you can register here)

 

We are looking for 15 of you guys to help us put these balls through the wringer and fine out if softer really is better. 

 

To apply, please tell us your handicap, your driver swing speed and, since it's MyGolfSpy and history matters, your favorite Wilson Staff golfer of all time (click here for background).

 

Good luck and get ready to get SOFT!

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Darn, I reached my "Like" limit for the day.  I'd start a round with a dozen nice, crisp clean Balata's.  By the 16th hole they'd all be smiling back at me....

Handicap: 11.1 SS: ~105 Favorite Wilson Staffer: Ty Webb

Just a few more days to enter gang.  We'll be selecting our testers over the weekend and announcing them a week from today - which is next Monday.  Good luck!!!!

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Handicap: 3.5

 

Driver SS: 120

 

Favorite Wilson Staff golfer: How can I not pick Mr. Hogan?! The only other thought I had was to pick Paddy because he is the only reason I won the guess the manufacturer contest earlier in the year. Which btw was Wilson Staff! 

 

I was a big fan of both the previous FG tour and Duo. The Duo spin seems interesting but I haven't hit it yet. Can't wait to find out.

 

Edit: Was given bad info by the Wiki page so I change my favorite Wilson Staffer to Paddy for the reason above. A not so distant second would be "Long" John Daly for obvious reasons. Also my swing length is apparently similar to his LOL

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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Thanks for the reminder Undershooter - I still owe you a little somthin' somthin' from that one, don't I?

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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9 handicap and 110-113 SS.

 

Arnold Palmer played Wilson and he's still a legend and a huge player in the golf world. He's gotta be my favorite..

 

I'm extremely interested in the FG Tours. I've heard great things about these balls for years now but haven't found any in stores and haven't bothered to order any.. I've heard nothing but good about them though!

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Thanks for the reminder Undershooter - I still owe you a little somthin' somthin' from that one, don't I?

If your still up to send me something, I'm still up for accepting it  B)

 

Also I won't hesitate to test the crap out of some golf balls lol. I'm currently putting the MG C4Tour through its paces.

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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Pretty sure Hogan was never a Wilson Staffer. He played MacGregor before starting the Hogan Company.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Handicap: 7

Driver Swing Speed: 110

I would have to go with Paddy just because I'm younger and I never really got to see the other guys in their prime. Also he stayed with them even when they weren't a "major" brand.

Driver:  :ping-small: G30 9*

 

Irons:  :callaway-small:  X-Forged 3-PW

 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX 2.0 52*

                :ping-small:  Glide 58*

 

Putter:   :taylormade-small: Itsy-Bitsy Spider

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Handicap : 19

Driver Swing Speed : 105-110

I would have to say Arnold Palmer. He was the man and is the man still!

 

I'll love to test equipment and have already started some golf ball testing. This ball is on my list so I'd love to include it!

Driver - Tour Edge Exotics XCG 7 Beta w/ Paderson shaft 44"

Fairway Metal - :nike-small: Vapor Fly 15* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 65F 43"

Irons - :taylormade-small: SLDR 4i-pw w/ KBS Tour C-Taper 90S

Wedges - :edel-golf-1: 54* and 58* Digger grind

Putter - :scotty-cameron-1: 2015 GoLo 3 33"

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Driver Club Head Speed is 105. 

Handicap is 5.9

 

My favorite Wilson Staffer is Troy Merritt because he lives in my home state of Idaho .  He is a player who has tremendous potential and we love to see him perform.  He practices at a club near my house and he is a very approachable and nice person.  

 

I would love to test the new balls as they seem to be a vey good answer for the most important part of golf ;  short game scoring .

 

I have experience testing other manufacture's golf balls ( Titelist and Srixon ) so I would love to experience the features , advantages, and benefits of the Wilson Staff ball.

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Pretty sure Hogan was never a Wilson Staffer. He played MacGregor before starting the Hogan Company.

It had him on the wiki list you posted otherwise I wouldn't have known. It said he won the 1951 pga as a Wilson Staffer. And if he wasn't then my choice reverts to Paddy. Haha

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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Swing speed is 108

handicap is 20, but shrinking........

 

As for a Wilson Staffer, its easy to go with Arnie or what have you. But I am gonna have to gowith Payne Stewart. Always a class act.

 

I would give a second vote to Barbajo. He IS Wilson staff if you watch Hack to Jack..........

just sayin.

 

(Afterthought)

 

A great two for one would be testing these balls with a set of Hogans! (Yeah, maybe a bit much. Go big or go home!)

Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)

 

Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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I've been dying to try the FG Tour ball. My driver swing speed is around 100-105 and my handicap is a 7.5 Can get numbers off of an HD Golf simulator and I use the Prov1x so would be cool to put Wilson's FG Tour X ball against it. 

 

My fav golfer from Wilson has to be Paddy although Streelman is slowly taking that spot over. 

DRIVER:                  :mizuno-small:  ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:    :adams-small:    Pro  2 hybrid 16*, Aldila Tour Red 75g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip 

                        :mizuno-small:           JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip                                  

IRONS:            :cobra-small:    King Forged Tour 4i-pw, KBS FLT, shafts, stiff,  Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

WEDGES:        rsz_scor-golf-logo.png        50, 55, 60 degree wedges with Genius 12 stiff flex,   Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

PUTTER:       :odyssey-small:    O-Works Marksman 33.5", Superstroke 1.0 Flatso grip w/ 50g counter core

BALL:          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X                                                     
                  
BAG:          :Ogio:              Cirrus Golf Bag 
 
Shoes:              Skechers                  Hexgo Control  Shoes

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Handicap 19

 

SS 90-97

 

Fav W/S Golfer...Arnie of course

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Handicap: 12-15 

Driver SS :105

Paddy is my Wilson guy. How do you not love a guy like Paddy? He beat my favorite Sergio twice, but I still like him for the fact he's another tinker golfer and never satisfied. Welcome to my life.

 

I'd love to try out the FG Tour as it's been on my radar of new balls to try out.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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It had him on the wiki list you posted otherwise I wouldn't have known. It said he won the 1951 pga as a Wilson Staffer. And if he wasn't then my choice reverts to Paddy. Haha

 

I think the Wilson page is wrong about the '51 PGA -- Sam Snead won it, and he was a Wilson staffer.

 

http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/history/2014/past-winners-pga-championship

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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