Wilson Staff FG62
Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:38 AM
For the wilson's I ordered them with the Stiff flex DG shafts, standard loft/lie. Just unboxing them, I knew I was going to like them, a classic, clean looking club with a super this topline, and very little if any offset. The finish, while very bright, seems to be very durable, and was perfect, not a blemish anywhere.
The first range session had me completely in love. Shots on the sweet spot of these irons produce an absolute butter feel, with a mid trajectory launch, while mishits aren't severely punished at all. I was shocked at the length and accuracy of slight mishits, as they usually ended up no more than a few yards short of the target, and still generally on-line. While I only ahve one round in with these clubs, my ability to work the ball on the range with them was confidence inspiring to say the least. Hitting a nice controlled draw was a thing of beauty, and should help me out in the wind. I will say hower that hitting a fade with these clubs proved a bit more difficult for me than it was with the Ping Clubs. Not sure wheter it's due to weighting, or the stiffer shaft, but I could only really egt the ball to fade a yard or two while still keeping my distances in check.
My distances have also increased dramatically, and while I'm sure some of that has to do with the change of shafts, the ballflight is adding some yards here as well. With my Pings, the 8-iron was my 150 club, whereas with the FG's it's a smooth 9 iron. I have always hit the ball high, so the more normal trajectory has really lengthened these irons for me. In my first round with these in play, I grabbed 4 iron on a 210 yard par 4 and flew the green by 10 yards. This will take some getting used to, but so far I love it.
I will update as I get more rounds in with these clubs, but to anyone considering them, I'd say go for it, I couldn't be happier with them.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:55 PM
Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:28 PM
I bought a set 3-PW all standard with DGS300 shafts.
I can't believe all the misinformation that's out there on these irons. Much of it kept me from trying them sooner, and now, I have bought a second backup set and am thinking about buying a third! Like I said, I have found my holy grail of irons in these.
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THOSE ON THE FENCE:
- The Wilson specs show these as having a 38.25" 5-iron which would mean the set is 0.5" longer than your standard Mizuno irons; this is INCORRECT. I bought two stock sets and both have 37.75" 5-irons just like Mizunos would. All the rest of the irons measure accordingly with 0.5" increments from there. Wilson must measure their irons differently.
- These are forged 8620 steel which turned me away so many times; how stupid I was! 1020 or 1025 is the only proper steel to use in forged iron right? WRONG! These are easily as soft as any Mizuno forging I've played. They feel phenomenal. Buttery soft.
- These are supposed to be bigger than the previous FG59. I've seen many people turn away because they don't want a 'big' blade. Though they are bigger than the FG59, those were tiny and I can tell you these are not big by any means; they're still a small blade and I would say they are smaller than the recent MP63 or MP32.
- Being true blades, many are concerned these will be hard to hit and though I am a decent (not great) ball striker, I can tell you I played the MP32 for years and these are as easy if not easier to hit than those were.
- Mizuno has that special trait in their irons where even if you mishit shots out toward the toe, as long as you have good swing speed they still somehow manage to feel soft. Well I can tell you these have that same trait.
- I've found the distance on these to be impressive. Coming off of MP68s I find these a little longer, and about the same as well struck MP32s.
- These are a slightly higher spin iron for me... which is awesome. They do not balloon for me at all though, and I've played them into winds that had me taking two more clubs for any given shot. I typically am not a high spin player and find my approaches using any Mizuno iron 3-PW usually drop, hop and roll out just a few feet unless I get a flier. With the FG2 I've been finding every shot I hit sitting right next to or behind its ballmark!
- These have a relatively thin sole, thinner than the MP68s, definitely thinner than the MP32s
- The leading edge on these is fairly sharp, Mizunos typically have that small 45-degree front edge bevel. These FG62s have virtually none of that. I find this combined with the thin sole means these get through the turf better than any iron I've ever played.
- I've heard some mention they'd like to see a rolled topline, well, the photos of these are not very detailed; these HAVE a rolled topline and it is quite thin looking down on it.
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Edited by OffCourse, 12 November 2011 - 06:52 PM.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:36 AM
I am replying to my own post that I just noticed. It is a year later and I am still with the 62's. I haven't even tried another iron in that time. Unheard of for me. FG 62's are the nuts.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:30 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:24 PM
Went to the pro shop expecting to demo the Mizuno MP59/69 for a combo set. I took a look at the FG62 anf the Cleveland 588REG blades. 45degrees outside, 40 good swings, and I could feel that butter softness when I hit the sweet spot. My son hit my JPX800 last year and fell in Love with the feel that a Mizuno club will give you when it is struck properly, so I decided to use that as motivation to get a set of blades back in my bag. The Wilson's were not even on my radar because no other shop around here even carried them, This will be my first season with them. I will vote later.