1984-86 Wilson Staff Tour Blade TV Commercial
Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:30 AM
Driver: Cobra King LTD, Rogue Black 70 (3w shaft), 43.5"
3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
2h: TM Stage2 Tour, NV105 S
2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
Testing: 4-SW Pinhawk SL irons, DGS400, 37" (oh my!)
SW: Acer XB 58*, DGS300 tipped
Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
(Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV
will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
Shoes by True Linkswear
Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:26 AM
Edited by dcopp7, 27 June 2018 - 08:26 AM.
Taylormade RBZ 15* 3W
Cleveland Launcher 3W 15*
Synchron Vespa 19* hybrid
Dunlop Pro 18* driving iron
Orlimar clone 23* 7W
Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW
Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges
Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:18 PM
Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:48 PM
Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:43 PM
Thanks to the OP for posting this. I certainly remembered this commercial.
Posted 28 June 2018 - 09:38 PM
Thanks for posting the video from the mid-80s.
These were the days of Wilson making both RH and LH models of Staff Tour Blades with the Fluid Feel hosel. Some consider these on the level with the Staff Dynapower iron model.
Sadly, Wilson went a different route in 2014, celebrating their Centennial in Golf with their FG Tour 100 Forged iron model.
Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:02 AM
I think this was the last set of the PepsiCo era.
The quality of these could be a bit shaky. I remember seeing a number of these where the ferrules and hosels weren't fitted dead flush. It almost looked like the bore was off somehow. The FG 17s often had this issue as well. It just didn't look right, and one certainly didn't see that on any other irons of that era. I saw other sets lined up against a wall, and one could clearly see from the colored flex band beneath the last step that the wrong shaft had been installed in an iron right in the middle of the set.
Those problems disappeared under the new ownership and with the introduction of the 1986 model. But I believe those quality control issues during that early 80s time period caused Wilson to lose customers that they never got back.
Edited by Shallowface, 29 June 2018 - 07:06 AM.
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