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Went to my first demo day of the year yesterday and tried to hit everything I could. Drivers irons hybrids wedges anything they had left handed. I kept going back to the Wilson tent and could not believe their irons! The tour 100's are the best looking clubs I saw all day, and the rep had to pry the v6 out of my hands. When did Wilson come back? Butter soft workability yet hard enough that I felt would stand up for years. I'd game them if I could talk the mrs. Into letting me buy new irons.

 

Anyone else notice this?07wilstfg10mrhstfst3pw08__51457.1470257429.jpg

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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All I know is that those FG Tour 100s are so aesthetically pleasing. I've never thought about gaming Wilsons, but they sure do look good.

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They have been making a resurgence with quality clubs the past 4 years or so, but the general golf public remains dumb to the fact.   I had D200 irons two years ago and they were great, I've had the D300 driver and FMP wedges, so I have definitely supported them the past few years.

 

I know exactly what you mean about the V6, we had a demo at our course a few weeks back, and I just kept hitting it and hitting it.  I thought it was above my paygrade, but I was hitting it well.   The FG Tour100's are pure golf porn and should have a NSFW disclaimer....LOL

 

I do think Wilson needs to do a better job of marketing to the general public, i know they put a lot into the Triton and the show behind it, but the current C200' and C300's are among the best in their respective categories, imo.

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Oh  you touched a subject near and dear to my heart -- in some ways Wilson never really went away - Wilson Staff has been making a steady string of dandy players irons for a long time.  Businesswise, however, they were damn near dead is '06-'07.  Tim Clarke saved the Staff when he took over in '06, and he had a huge assist from Padraig Harrington with 3 majors in 18 months that put Wilson back on the map.

 

Irons wise - starting with the original FG Tour players cavity back Wilson has had some of the very best irons out there.  Played some of my best golf with the V4 irons and TC Tour wedges - wish to hell I still had them - and the current lineup can compete with anybody's.

 

And from the shameless self-promotion file - check out Wilson's Journey into and out of darkness...

 

https://www.mygolfspy.com/how-the-wilson-staff-empire-crumbled/

 

https://www.mygolfspy.com/rebuilding-wilson-golf/

 

https://www.mygolfspy.com/so-what-now-wilson/

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They are second on my list right now. If I can get to a place that has these to test side by side cobra kings... I don't know what I would do probably short circuit.

 

 

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They have been making a resurgence with quality clubs the past 4 years or so, but the general golf public remains dumb to the fact. I had D200 irons two years ago and they were great, I've had the D300 driver and FMP wedges, so I have definitely supported them the past few years.

 

I know exactly what you mean about the V6, we had a demo at our course a few weeks back, and I just kept hitting it and hitting it. I thought it was above my paygrade, but I was hitting it well. The FG Tour100's are pure golf porn and should have a NSFW disclaimer....LOL

 

I do think Wilson needs to do a better job of marketing to the general public, i know they put a lot into the Triton and the show behind it, but the current C200' and C300's are among the best in their respective categories, imo.

Agreed .. they didn't "go away" but were very under-marketed - especially when compared to, eg., TaylorMade and Callaway.

 

Almost went with the C200s myself, after a bunch of demo'ing and testing, but ended up with the Cobra F6s (just a "feel" thing, otherwise the Wilsons were great).

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They are second on my list right now. If I can get to a place that has these to test side by side cobra kings... I don't know what I would do probably short circuit.

 

 

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I just did that test but threw in mizuno and the Taylormade 770 for good measure.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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They are second on my list right now. If I can get to a place that has these to test side by side cobra kings... I don't know what I would do probably short circuit.

 

 

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I just did that test but threw in mizuno and the Taylormade 770 for good measure.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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I just did that test but threw in mizuno and the Taylormade 770 for good measure.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

These look very similar to Mizuno MP-32's.. I've got to hit these! So how did the Mizunos you test stack up?

 

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Wilson felt better. Butter soft but not like what I've heard how Ben Hogans felt too soft like they wouldn't hold up. It's like old cobra blades that perfect responsiveness. More forgiveness than old cobra blades too lol.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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Wilson felt better. Butter soft but not like what I've heard how Ben Hogans felt too soft like they wouldn't hold up. It's like old cobra blades that perfect responsiveness. More forgiveness than old cobra blades too lol.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

Wilson felt better than the Mizunos!?! Im going to definitely have to hit them now!!

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

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Wilson felt better than the Mizunos!?! Im going to definitely have to hit them now!!

 

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I was shocked too.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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Rick Shiels does an amazing review of the Wilsons on his YouTube channel. He's like a kid in a candy store with them.

 

 

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That's the only reason I stopped by their tent!!! He was dead accurate with his review

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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Those FG Tour 100 irons sure do look sweet.

I am afraid if I hit them I will be thinking about them until I buy them.

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Irons wise, I don't think they ever left.  They make perhaps the most underrated players irons on the market.  I just think they are still suffering from a bit of brand identity issues with the younger golfers.  A lot of golfers under the age of 30 don't remember when WS was THE iron on tour.  Instead, Wilson is associated with the all-in-one box sets you can find at sporting goods stores or discount retailers like WalMart.  

 

Wilson Staff has made some progress on shedding that association, but I still don't think they are quite there.  I think if WS was candid, Driver vs Driver did not deliver the hype they were hoping and they are still an afterthought to the average golfer.

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Irons wise, I don't think they ever left. They make perhaps the most underrated players irons on the market. I just think they are still suffering from a bit of brand identity issues with the younger golfers. A lot of golfers under the age of 30 don't remember when WS was THE iron on tour. Instead, Wilson is associated with the all-in-one box sets you can find at sporting goods stores or discount retailers like WalMart.

 

Wilson Staff has made some progress on shedding that association, but I still don't think they are quite there. I think if WS was candid, Driver vs Driver did not deliver the hype they were hoping and they are still an afterthought to the average golfer.

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Went to my first demo day of the year yesterday and tried to hit everything I could. Drivers irons hybrids wedges anything they had left handed. I kept going back to the Wilson tent and could not believe their irons! The tour 100's are the best looking clubs I saw all day, and the rep had to pry the v6 out of my hands. When did Wilson come back? Butter soft workability yet hard enough that I felt would stand up for years. I'd game them if I could talk the mrs. Into letting me buy new irons.

 

Anyone else notice this?attachicon.gif07wilstfg10mrhstfst3pw08__51457.1470257429.jpg

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

Those are gorgeous!

 

 

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