Back in late 2016, Wilson released their Tour V6 irons and they have been the mainstay for their players on the PGA Tour since that time. While the company has come out with numerous options since then, their stable of players including Paddy Harrington and Kevin Streelman have opted to continue to use this set. Today, they are announcing the Wilson Staff Model CB irons, which is inspired by the Tour V6.
Nearly 4 years in golf equipment release time is an eternity. Wilson is hopeful that the Staff Model lineage becomes more defined with the extension of a cavity back player’s iron to match the muscle back that has been out for a couple of years and used by Gary Woodland. That brings us to the new Wilson Staff Model CB irons and the evolution of the Tour V6.
“Wilson continues to strive to the make the best, most respected irons in the world,” said Jon Pergande Manager of Golf Club Innovation. “The Staff Model CB Irons are aesthetically pleasing to the elite player and with the new Tri-Brace stabilizer providing a structural connection between the topline and the central impact mass we have stabilized the topline enhancing the energy transfer to the ball while also providing improved sound and feel .”
The club head is 8620 carbon steel and the face is backed by what Wilson calls Impact Mass Area. Sound familiar? It was featured in the Tour V6 as well. This provides muscle back like feel with the cavity back design to give you a little added forgiveness and consistency without the loss of impact feel that is cherished in an iron this size.
The Tour V6 featured 20 grams of tungsten split heel in and toe in the long irons and centered in the mid irons to lower the center of gravity. The Staff Model CB changes that up a bit. Moving all 20 grams of tungsten to the toe of the long and mid irons to enhance stability.
Mentioned above from Jon Pergande, the Staff Model CB has something that immediately catches the eye in the cavity. It is what they call Tri-Brace stabilizer and we have seen that in a few different irons as of late in various forms. Having a more structurally sound club head is a good thing in an iron this size. The connection from ideal impact location to the top line will definitely alter sound and feel in a positive way.
loft peepers traditionalists out there, you will be happy to note that Wilson has kept the lofts that you are seeking. One interesting point is that the set is 7 pieces, meaning 4-PW only, but a 2, 3 and GW are available in custom orders.
This is a pretty early look however, with the Wilson Staff Model CB irons not slated to hit stores until January 15th of 2021. When they do, you will be able to pick them up at Budget Golf and use the THP Coupon on the right hand side of the screen for 15% off your order.
In Stores: January 15th, 2021
Cost: $999 for 7 pieces
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet