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New Wilson Staff Model CB irons for 2021

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Can you name the golf equipment company that owns the most major championship victories?

Well, if you are reading this, I imagine if you didn’t know the answer was Wilson you can probably make the connection that, yes, it’s Wilson Staff—and for you trivia buffs, the total is now at an astonishing 62, thanks to 2019 U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland.

Wilson Staff Model CB: Adding to the Wilson iron legacy

To build on the legacy of their forged irons, including the most recent Tour V6, Wilson is introducing the all-new forged Staff Model CB irons featuring multi-material construction to increase MOI and ball striking precision.

They have been designed with input from Wilson staff tour players including Tour V6 users Padraig Harrington, Kevin Streelman, and Kevin Tway to offer the looks and feel golfers expect from a pure forged cavity back.

“The Staff Model CB Irons are aesthetically pleasing to the elite player. 
– Jon Pergande Manager of Golf Club Innovation.

The technology

Improving on the previous V6 irons, Wilson engineers have repositioned a tungsten weight to the toe of the mid and longer irons versus the middle of the sole in the V6’s for additional stability while still maintaining a lower center of gravity. This helps make the long irons with less loft easier to elevate without having to go the route of increasing the size of the cavity or reducing the thickness of the face.

Speaking of the face, it is precision milled to ensure flatness and scorelines are also CNC milled to push them to the limits.

The last part of the design puzzle was to further stabilize the head—while never losing sight of the end goal to produce a forged cavity back iron that delivers the ultimate feel—and that’s where the “Tri Brace Stabilizer” comes in. In the cavity of the forged 8620 head is a 3-way cross-section connecting the heel, toe, and topline with thicker “bars.” These bars stiffen the overall cavity while simultaneously making the club feel more solid thanks to the thicker pad. This means less mass to create a better feel, and the remaining grams shaved from the cavity can be repositioned around the head to help with additional forgiveness.

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 .” 
— Jon Pergande

Price, specs, and availability

The all-new Wilson Staff model CB irons will be available starting January 15th, 2021, and will retail for $999.99.

The irons will come stock with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips, with other options available through Wilson’s custom program.

Iron (stock) specs

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. acemkr11

    Dec 21, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Hopefully they will come in black!

  2. JP

    Oct 28, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Those look great! These were definitely not designed on their iron vs. iron tv show!

  3. Rob

    Oct 28, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Another great looking set of Wilson Staff irons and the predictable condescending comments about the company. As along time player who has counted many Wilson clubs in his bag, I really wish which ever conglomerate owns Wilson this week would spend some actual money on advertising and brand building.

  4. JB

    Oct 28, 2020 at 10:05 am

    These look great. My only criticism is I don’t like the font and location of the sole #s.

    • Ping Shill

      Oct 28, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Ping has used this placement of tungsten in the toe in the long to mid irons since the i10 or i15. I’ve found this design to be highly effective at stabilizing the club face on off center hits, which the marketing material cites in this article.

  5. Terry McOwen

    Oct 27, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    The V6’s are some of the best feeling irons I’ve ever hit. Can’t wait to give these a try.
    I’ll be looking for new irons this Spring.

  6. Bob

    Oct 27, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    So they just took TaylorMade’s SpeedBridge and put it in a smaller iron. Meh, nothing new here.

    • justin craig

      Oct 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm

      Where is the speed bridge… And those TM are not forged. Just some gimmick irons for weekenders

    • Ron

      Oct 29, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Is the speedbridge in the Taylormade irons forged too?
      Usually they are cast so the feel isn’t as good and generally more offset if it’s on the Game Improvement irons.
      The minimal offset on the Wilson’s would be more appealing to myself.
      Ron

    • thomas a

      Nov 16, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Hey Bobby, Wilson had a bridge in the forged FG Tour F5 irons that i still game. It’s nothing new, but it ain’t Taylor Made.

    • Jason

      Nov 23, 2020 at 6:46 am

      Taylormade took the idea of the speed pocket from Wilson, just saying. Also, Taylormade pays players to use their bags with no Taylormade clubs in them. Wilson doesn’t.

      • Dwight Shrute

        Feb 14, 2021 at 1:27 am

        False. They took it from Adams – then they bought Adams – then they killed Adams.

        You’re other part about TM is false, too.

  7. Delbert

    Oct 27, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Sweet!

  8. Greg

    Oct 27, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    What’s even better about these is that the offset and lofts match up with the Staff blades from what I can tell. Combo set options!?!

  9. Clay

    Oct 27, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Well, looks like my V6’s will get an upgrade in January… gorgeous.

    • Roadrunner00

      Oct 27, 2020 at 6:16 pm

      No top line photo. I love the novelty of wilson staff. Would take any day over the cliche names.

      • Moosejaw McWilligher

        Oct 28, 2020 at 12:16 am

        Cliche names like Killer Whale, Fat Shaft, Invex? Yeah, silly stuff.

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  • Keith Mitchell what’s in the bag accurate as of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. 

Driver: Mizuno ST-Z (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 6.5 75

3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 90 TX

7-wood: Titleist TS2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 90 TX

Irons: Mizuno Pro 225 (2), Mizuno Pro 221 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-08F, 54-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks 2021 Proto (59)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour

Grips: Golf Pride Victory

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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GolfWRX Spotted: Mizuno Pro 223 irons at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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The PGA Tour is in Las Vegas this week for the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and Rory Sabbatini has made his way to Sin City with a new set of irons in the bag: Mizuno’s Pro 223 iron model.

The Olympic Silver medalist most recently had Mizuno’s MP-20 MMC (5-PW) and Hot Metal Pro (4) irons in the bag but has switched into the brand’s new 223 model, which is expected to be released at retail next February.

Per Mizuno, the new 223 irons are “built for speed, but sized for the tour,” with a smaller profile than the company’s MP-20 MMC model and some additional technology borrowing from the HMB platform under the hood. We’ve heard rumors of thinner faces, beveled soles, and particular attention paid to the size and construction of the scoring irons in a bid to land Pro 223s in more, well, pros’ bags. 

Not surprisingly, many of the member comments on the Sabbatini WITB thread mention the 223s, including Foreleft, who says “I am really looking forward to hitting the 223’s. Think they will tick a lot of the boxes for what I look for in an iron.”

BunkersAreBigCups writes: “Oh boy, that 223 looks beautiful at address…”

Check out more photos of Sabbatini’s bag at the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in our forums here and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Has new gear ever improved your short game? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing new equipment that has had a major impact on their short game. WRXer ‘Mookieb10’ has seen significant improvements with new gear at the top of his bag but has struggled to find equipment to help his short game and kicks off the thread saying:

“I thought equipment makes a difference on the margins until I hit a G400 Max driver. It’s improved my driving handicap over every club I’d ever used by 3 strokes. I’m in a really happy place from tee to green, around a .5-1.5 handicap. From 20 yards and in I’m getting comfortable with my wedges, sticking with some Jaws Forged wedges and seeing success. 

But on the greens I’m horrific. Like a 18 handicap. I’ve tried to stick with an Odyssey Ten all year with no luck. I’m worse than ever. I’m resigned to the fact that less*ns may be my best option. Anyone ever have a putter that completely changed their putting, or does having the touch of a pedo resign me to battling the flat stick in perpetuity?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • lazyjc4: “Absolutely. The PM grind wedges I use now have made me much better around the greens. My bunker play has improved dramatically, and I have chipped in/lipped out more times the past two seasons than I ever have before. I’ve completely changed my strategies on par fives and short par fours to get as close to the green as possible because of them.”
  • TLUBulldogGolf: “Correct grinds helped tremendously with the wedges. My putting improved when I found a style that worked for me, generally a mallet/larger blade with a plumber neck.”
  • MattM97: “This is where a putter fitting could really help you. I know some guys would say lessons, but if you have an ill-fitting putter if the ball isn’t rolling well, it won’t matter. Like for me, I found out I need 1-1.5 degrees of loft on my putters. I would never know this without a fitting and just continue with the standard 3° like everyone else.”
  • deh: “What has helped me- (1) Heavier wedge shafts (2) Getting a putter that fits my stroke and using the “saw” grip.”
  • alkal11: “The PM Grind and now the Hi-Toe has significantly improved my game. I also think your wedge shafts weighting is very important to get right. I went heavier, and I’m seeing much better ball flights and better gaps.”

Entire Thread: “Has new gear ever improved your short game?”

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