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Wilson Staff’s new FG Tour M3 Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons

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Wilson Staff’s newest line of equipment, the FG Tour M3, for the first time offers adjustable features in a Wilson Staff driver, fairway wood and hybrid.

The company’s previous line of equipment, the D100 series, was tailored to golfers seeking distance. But the FG Tour M3 is aimed at better players who are often more concerned with looks and feel.

“Wilson Staff is dedicated to helping golfers play their best and having custom fit, personalized equipment is the best way to make that happen,” said Michael Vrska, global director of R&D for Wilson Staff. “We believe strongly in adjustability, especially for what we identify as a feel player, so that trajectory can be optimized and ball speed can be maximized.”

FG Tour M3 Driver

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The FG Tour M3 driver comes set at 9.5 degrees, but its adjustable hosel can adjust loft from 8.5 to 11.5 degrees in 0.5-degree increments. The deep-faced 460-cubic-centimeter head also has an adjustable sole weight to help golfers tune the swingweight of the club.

Like the FG Tour M3 fairway woods and hybrids, the driver has what Wilson calls an “Iced Matte Painted Crown” and a black PVD finish. The driver head is manufactured with a variable thickness face that maximizes CT, as well as a tour-preferred pear shape that makes the head look compact at address.

Price: $349.99
Stock shafts: Aldila RIP Phenom 50, Aldila RIP Phenom NL 60

FG Tour M3 Fairway Woods

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Like the FG Tour M3 driver, Wilson Staff’s new fairway woods have a removable sole weight, as well as an adjustable hosel with a 2-degree range of adjustability. The heads are available in three stock lofts, 13.5, 15 and 17.5 degrees, which adjust in 0.5 degree increments to give golfers the ability to play a Wilson Staff fairway woods that measures anywhere from 12.5 to 19 degrees.

Unlike the F3 Tour M3 driver, the crown has no alignment markings, offering the clean, glare-free look prefered by purists.

Price: $219.99
Stock shaft: Aldila RIP Phenom 65

FG Tour M3 Hybrids

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The FG Tour M3 hybrids complement the Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 irons, offering a clean, compact look and three stock lofts (17, 21 and 23 degrees) to help golfers fill the gap between their shortest wood and longest iron. Like the rest of the wood lineup, they have a removable sole weight and an adjustable hosel, which offers the same 2-degree range of adjustability (in 0.5-degree increments) as the FG Tour M3 fairway woods.

Price: $199.99
Stock shaft: Aldila RIP Phenom 85

A multi-system pouch will be included with every driver, fairway wood or hybrid purchase. Each pouch will contain an adjustability wrench, as well as 3-gram and 11-gram adjustable sole weights (the heads come with the 7-gram weight already installed).

FG Tour M3 Forged Irons

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Wilson’s FG Tour M3 irons are forged from 8620 steel and have a matte black PVD finish. Their progressive cavity design moves weight lower and away from the center of the face in the long irons, which helps increase forgiveness and provides a higher launch. The short irons have a center of gravity that is higher in the head and closer to the middle of the face to provide a more penetrating flight and workability.

The irons have thin toplines throughout the set, giving them the compact look that better golfers expect from a Wilson Staff iron.

Price: $799 with steel, $899 with graphite
Stock shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold XP (Steel), Aldila RIP Phenom 95 (Graphite)

Click here to see in-hand photos of the irons.

The Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 lineup will be available at retail in January 2014.

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  1. Chuck starcevich

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Where can I see these clubs? I play WS irons and I would like to play there woods-don’t like to purchase anything without seeing the product.
    I live in New Lenox IL–30 miles SW of Chicago.

  2. Rob C

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I currently own the driver , 3 wood , 5 wood , and 23 hybrid and love them til death do us part ! Just as amazing is the limited edition M3 staff bag (budget golf.com). After 4 amazing years my Staff DI-9’s are bring replaced with the M3’s ! Also adding the 19 hybrid (both due in monday !!!) . Hit the irons at Edwin Watts and didnt loose distance over my DI9’s , I gained distance considering the difference in lofts club to club (7 iron) and dispersion was consistant with the C100 . I will post some results later after I take them out on the course. Wilson Staffer for life ! Get on the Staff or feel the shaft ! Seriously !

  3. jamisonlazenby

    Feb 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I ordered the entire set, the phenom shafts are great, and the irons were hot. I hit them all at the PGA show and loved them. I hit every new iron there and I liked these the best. I am a 8 handicap and plan on reaching 5 by summer with these.

    • raoul mierop

      Apr 7, 2014 at 4:02 am

      Bought a Shockwave driver sept 2012, but the clubhead cracked so I payed 75 euro extra and got a D-100 (sept2013) instead, this one crack also. Now Wilson UK says warrantee has expired because the initial deal was 2 years ago.. bad form! Spend some more on quality. Wilson feels great but cheap will cost you in the end.

      • dave d

        May 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

        two cracked heads? Your swing speed must be very high. In order to slow yourself down, I would opt out of the stock shafts and go for something a little heavier, 60-70 grams, and a firmer tip. This will slow down your swing to a controllable level and really get your ball speed up.

        • tbowles411

          Jun 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

          Agreed. It’s not the heads. It’s you and the shafts you’re choosing. Head failure is rare all on its own. While it does happen, 2 cracked heads just might be strength vs. flex.

          • John

            Jul 30, 2014 at 5:50 pm

            I have to disagree, I like the driver but I have damaged two heads, cracked one and buckled another and it was done with two different shaft flexes one was stiff and other was regular.

            • Dave

              May 1, 2015 at 4:16 pm

              Whilst I am a little behind the trend, I have just bought the WS FG Tour M3 driver and it did not last a bucket of balls on the driving range before the head split. Was quite spectacular flash and crack as it gave. My swing speed is only 105 mph – so nowhere near the biggest of hitters…. Club is defective design if you cannot use it to drive…

              • Des Baker

                Jan 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

                I purchased the WS FG M3 driver in 2015 and the head came off twice and was glued back on by the resident Pro. Now the head has cracked and Wilson replaced with a new super lite D200 driver. I wanted to replace or upgrade to the new WS Staff FG Tour F5 Driver but Amer Sports claim the D200 replaces the WS FG M3 Driver. I thought the D200 replaced the D100 and has been replaced by the D300. The Dxxx series is a totally different range of Drivers. Now I feel like I have a cheap and nasty light weight driver in the bag.

  4. Terry

    Dec 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Tested the driver at a demo day last week. Wow, super distance for sure, and the ball flight was easy to adjust. The wilson rep spent some time with me in fitting the driver. I had a cobra adjustable driver and it did not light a candle to this one. now waiting for my pre order Wilson to arrive at end of December. For a single digit handicaper it simple had great feel and seemed to have consistent performance for me.

  5. Ross G

    Oct 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    As an under 30 golfer that has never considered gaming a single Wilson club, I want this entire set. I currently play a variety of used stuff ping, TM, Adams, Mizuno, Nike, so I obviously have no brand loyalty. These are amazing, and make Wilson look like a legit company, not a kmart golf club.

  6. paul

    Oct 13, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Hybrid looks like the i20, which i really like. lets see a review of these asap.

  7. Young

    Oct 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    yes! yes! finally

  8. Rich

    Oct 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    First the guy that designed these was A Wilson Staff designer ,went to Adams put them in the limelight went back home to Wilson Staff.Now Mike is going to bring Staff back to the top where they were and will be again. It takes time to build back to the top.They have won 62 majors, more than any of the rest. So go to one of the others and you will miss being part of a legend coming back to life. I have the Fg V2 irons and they are the best Iron I’ve ever had. Waiting on the Woods with great excitement.

    • TL

      Oct 10, 2013 at 12:58 am

      Verska was with Adams for a few years under Tim Reed, who led the direction for wood and hybrid design. Makes sense why these have Adams flavor.

  9. MikeB

    Sep 28, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Wilson is back! These are some of the best looking clubs I’ve seen in a while.

  10. Deaus7

    Sep 26, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Driver looks GREAT!! I would take it for a test drive.

  11. snowman

    Sep 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Me Like! Can anyone comment on the durability of the black PVD finish on the irons?

    • Jack

      Sep 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Usually wears out pretty quick. There have been sets that lasted a season though. So it depends on the quality of the finish as well. I think I’m a full go for the rest of the woods, but the irons I may not get for that reason alone and also that I am still in love with my AP2s.

    • 8thehardway

      Sep 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

      I think they will look better with wear… something tough, familiar and experienced about irons with a worn black finish fading into gray steel.

  12. Joel

    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Anyone have any inside info on release date or pre-orders?

    • Sara

      Nov 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Joel- Release date on these clubs will be January 15, 2014.

  13. K dubb

    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I like Wilson and think their line looks fantastic but I rather spend the money on a bigger name OEM than Wilson. Not that Wilson is not a major oem but they are a shell of what they used to be. I guess I’m just being a snob, but again would rather have Adams or MIZUNO or Cobra in my bag.

    • Jack

      Sep 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Nah that’s totally personal preference. It’s your cash, spend in on stuff you like!

    • steve-0

      Sep 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Adams would be smaller than Wilson if it were not for TM/Adidas money.They still may be when you consider how many balls Wilson sells.Irons do look like CB2’S which means they look better than anything Adams does now.
      Do not let other companies marketing budgets sway you.Wilson should spent money to promote this line like they do in tennis, which they dominate. Try em all and decide.

      • TL

        Oct 10, 2013 at 1:06 am

        Take away Wilson’s ball market and Adams easily outsells them in clubs. Not even close. Btw–I heard from a rep that Taylormade has no input in adams designs or marketing strategy. Adams has the wheel.

        • kasey

          Dec 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm

          This is untrue, Adams could not afford to forge their clubs so the TMade guys came over and designed all the new forged line up.

  14. Jack

    Sep 26, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Holy cow these are good looking! I like my adams clubs, but seriously this is making me want to change! Wow wowow. Could get an entire wilson set all blacked out.

  15. 8thehardway

    Sep 26, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Killer looks and toned down graphics? Seriously?

  16. Adam

    Sep 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait they look amazing and the stock shaftss are fantastic im finna start saving now cause imma get a whole new bag next year. Let’s Go! Wilson Staff Stepped up HUGE this year im so pumped

  17. Ryan

    Sep 25, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I have a guy in the golf shop I work at who is on staff with Wilson. I heard the rep talking about the players line that was coming out but I’m pleasantly surprised with the way the woods and hybrids look. The black finish on the irons looks amazing!

  18. Greg

    Sep 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Those hybrids look a bit like my a12pro’s and that’s not a bad thing. Love the look on all of these.

    • Drew

      Sep 25, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Looks a lot like the Pro a12 is 4right. I seem to recall that I heard elsewhere that one of Adam’s designers moved over to Wilson when they were bought out? I know I am extremely excited for these hybrids — adjustability and the small head. Goodness I can’t wait for these. I can assure you I’ll be bagging the 17*

  19. steve-0

    Sep 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Not sure what to say…Let me start with Wow!!!!!! I am sure therewill be nay sayers on the forums but really guys, not much to not like here. I am happy for an iconic brand like Wilson to get back into the spotlight.

  20. Drew

    Sep 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Ah, BIGTIME Wilson Staff fan here and had no idea this was coming. The 2014 line looks absolutely killer. Finally they will have the looks to back up the performance. I really hope people give these clubs a try.

  21. naflack

    Sep 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    looks solid, especially the irons.

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Jimmy Walker spotted testing a Titleist prototype driver?

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As spotted by GolfWRX Forum Member “anthony007,” Jimmy Walker was shown on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive hitting an unidentified driver at the Warrior Open.

In anthony007’s forum post, along with the photo, he asks the question “Is this a new Driver from Titleist?”

Well, it’s hard to tell from the grainy photo exactly what the driver says on the sole. But then Jimmy Walker himself posted on Twitter saying: “Great catch! Its always fun to test new prototypes and the [Titleist on Tour] guys have given me some cool toys to play with that are incredible – but unfortunately I can’t talk about them yet!”

While the response is a bit cryptic, it does seem that Walker confirms he was indeed testing a Titleist prototype driver.

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UNLV Rebels WITB: 2018 NCAA Men’s Championship

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The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Men’s Golf team is participating in the 2018 NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma on May 25-30. Representing the Mountain West Conference, the team is led by Head Coach Dwaine Knight.

To see the team’s full roster, click here

Below, we highlight the clubs and shafts that each of the players on the team are using at the championship.

Shintaro Ban

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Epic (20 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Steel 115

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4 and 5 iron), Callaway Apex MB (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Fourteen RM Raw wedge (50, 55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50 and 55), S400 (60)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Harry Hall

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917 F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

5 Wood: Titleist 917 F2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9 iron)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 120X

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: Evenroll ER5 Hatchback (36.5 inches)

Jack Trent

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX

Hybrid: Titleist H2 818 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: Titleist T-MB (4 iron), Titleist 718 CB (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5R
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 (35 inches)

Justin Kim

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 8TX

Driving Iron: Titleist 712U (3 iron)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS $-Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm6 (50, 54 and 58)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Justin Chong

Driver: TaylorMade M4
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

5 Wood: Ping G30
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Hybrid: TaylorMade M1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD 85X

Irons: Miura CB-57 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-09 F Grind and 58-08 M Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Garrick Higgo

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60X 120MS

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Black 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 85H X-Flex

Driving Iron: Titleist TMB (2, 3 and 4 iron)
Shaft: KBS C-Taper 130X

Irons: Titleist AP2 (5-PW, GW)
Shafts: KBS C -Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Matte Black (55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Black Tour Only

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Spotted: New Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI shaft

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The official Tour launch of the Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI shaft is this week at the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial, and we were able to snap a few photos on the range. MSI stands for millions of pounds per square inch, and basically, it refers to how stiff the fiber is — the higher the number, the greater stiffness it has.

Headed to retail later this summer, according to Aldila, the lower-launching, lower-spinning Rogue Silver 130 MSI is the successor to the Rogue Silver 125 MSI.

Per the company, the new Rogue Silver 130 MSI will feature the same tapered butt-counter-balanced design as the 125. The stronger 130 MSI carbon fiber produces slightly lower torque, however, and is the strongest material in a Rogue shaft to date.

Several Tour pros have already made the switch to the new shaft:

  • Jimmy Walker put the 70 TX in his driver for the first time at The Players. He had been gaming the 80 TX in his fairway wood since the Masters.
  • Kevin Chappell has been playing the 80 TX in both his 3 and 5-woods.
  • Martin Flores has put the 70 TX in his driver
  • Chez Reavie put the 60 TX in his driver at the Masters.

We’ll bring you more details as they become available closer to launch. Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the new shaft in our forums.

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