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Wilson Golf launches new raw, unpainted Staff Model R golf ball

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Wilson Golf has introduced its all-new Staff Model R golf ball featuring a first-of-its-kind raw, unpainted cover aimed to provide aerodynamic consistency and pure, precise ball flight to the intended target.

The Staff Model R is designed for PGA Tour professionals and low handicap players and contains a 4-piece maximum-velocity construction that bids to deliver long-distance and a thin urethane cover designed to promote maximum spin for greenside control. 

The ball’s key feature is a raw unpainted cover, which aims to provide ultimate precision, accuracy and reliability, and speaking on the new addition, Bob Thurman, Vice President Wilson Labs said

“Staff Model R is unpainted as the dimple cross-section geometry and the pattern of dimples on a golf ball are critical aerodynamic elements that affect the flight performance of the ball in terms of trajectory, distance and directional stability. These dimples are a mere 0.004-0.007 inches deep and super sensitive to the level of paint on the ball.”

Further, discussing the unpainted cover, Thurman noted

“Our internal testing shows that tour quality balls on the market can drift offline as much as +/- 25 feet on a 200-yard 5 Iron shot. The Staff Model R ball’s urethane cover has been left completely unpainted, creating a nearly perfect aerodynamic surface that can be relied on to deliver the ball to its intended target.”

The Staff Model R ball is finished with a modern Staff Model stamp and is available now at Wilson.com and select retailers for $44.99.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. JP

    Nov 18, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Can’t wait to start using these once they hit budgetgolf for $15.99…

  2. DoYouReally?

    Nov 17, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    I’d like to take a guess here that Wilson does not have the technology to produce a tour caliber ball but relying 100% on its Taiwanese vendor.

    • dixiedoc

      Nov 18, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Test it against a Pro V 1 and see what happens

  3. Rob

    Nov 17, 2020 at 10:03 am

    $50 for a Wilson ball made by Foremost in Taiwan… LOL!

  4. stanley

    Nov 17, 2020 at 9:58 am

    would love to see a review on this

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Wilson introduces 2021 D9 driver, fairway woods and hybrid

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Wilson Sporting Goods has officially launched the new D9 driver along with their line of D9 fairway woods and hybrids for the 2021 season.

2021 Wilson D9 Driver

 

Wilson’s new D9 driver features a new peak kinetic response club face (PKR). By dividing the face into a series of fractural zones and fine-tuning every millimeter of the surface, Wilson has engineered a new club face designed to deliver explosive distance and performance.

Per Wilson, the PKR Face is the most technologically advanced face  ever from the company, and the design has already been tested on the PGA Tour in 2020 by Gary Woodland and Brendan Steele.

Speaking on the new D9 driver, Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf said

“Utilizing our proprietary software, alongside Wilson Labs and our Wilson Advisory Staff members, the D9 driver is our best driver offering yet.”

The 2021 Wilson D9 driver contains a three-layer composite crown which neutralizes vibration and reduces weight, in design to ensure a lower center of gravity for improved ball flight.

Players can also choose between a standard 10-gram or super lightweight 3-gram weight configuration to fine-tune moment of inertia (MOI) and forgiveness.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

Loft options: 9.0, 10.5 o and 13.0 degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft available in A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams).

Grip: Lamkin Crossline Genesis

Availability: January 26, 2021

Price: $349.99

2021 Wilson D9 Fairway Woods and Hybrid

For the first time, the new Wilson D9 fairway woods and hybrid feature new variable face technology designed to deliver high ball speeds and higher launch angles regardless of where on the face the ball makes contact.

Both clubs feature a premium maraging steel insert to provide a thin, hot face to give players more speed, more feel and more distance performance.

The D9 fairway woods are available in three loft options – 15 degrees (3-wood); 18 degrees (5-wood); and 21 degrees (7-wood) – with the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams).

The D9 hybrids are available in six loft options (17, 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degrees) with the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (55 Series – 61 grams), R (60 Series – 64 grams) and S (70 Series – 77 grams).

Availability & Pricing

Availability: January 26, 2021

Price: Fairway Wood: $219.99, Hybrid: $199.99

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Wilson’s new D9 irons feature the brand’s lowest ever COG in an iron

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Wilson Sporting Goods has officially launched the Wilson D9 irons for the 2021 season – which feature the company’s lowest-ever center of gravity in an iron.

Following on from the brand’s D7 irons, the new additions were created using Wilson’s generative design process, which uses computer modeling to simulate hundreds of variations to optimize power hole size and configuration.

The new D9 irons contain strategically positioned, urethane-filled Power Holes designed to enable maximum face flex for improved speeds. The new Power Hole 2.0 arrangements also aim to increase deflection and allow more energy transfer to the ball, across the entire face – resulting in higher ball speeds and greater distance.

The latest irons from Wilson feature the company’s lowest-ever center of gravity in an iron which aims to increase launch angles as well as delivering a steeper angle of descent for increased green-side control.

In addition, the irons contain straighter lines, a cleaner top line and an ultra-thin face compared to its predecessors, with the D9 irons combining the look of a player’s iron with the benefits of super game improvement distance technology.

Speaking on the new Wilson D9 irons for 2021, Jon Pergande, Manager of Wilson Golf Club Innovation said

“The D9 irons represents a technological advancement showcasing Wilson’s future approach to iron design and development. This software uses over 100 processor cores of computing power to analyze the sequential versions of each club design we worked through before arriving on the final D9 line.”

The steel irons are outfitted with the lightweight 80 gram KBS Max Ultralite shafts, while the graphite iterations boast MRC Tensei shafts. The D9 irons feature the new softer Lamkin Crossline Genesis grips.

The D9 irons will be available for sale on Wilson.com and in retailers starting on Tuesday, January 26th. Retail price for the D9 irons is $649.99 Steel and $749.99 Graphite.

 

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How many GolfWRX gearheads are still playing traditional lofted irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing playing traditional lofted irons. WRXer ‘cardoustie’ has been playing a set down in Florida recently, and says:

“Playing with some i3 + blades down here in FL that I grabbed on a ‘can’t leave them alone in the store deal. 4-U. Extended them and tossed on iomics. Shafts were CS lite stiff with the cushion insert .. so 107g + 9g. I forgot how much I enjoyed the lighter PING steel shaft offerings with the insert (JZ and ZZ65 are other shafts I have loved in older Ping sets in the past. (I know, wrx man card to be turned in.)

I have to say, I am not hating playing off a 47* PW vs the 44 or 45 I am used to …. just accept the irons will go a little shorter. It’s just a number on the bottom after all…Does it matter at the end of the day if your 35* seven iron flies 165 vs hitting a modern 8 that far? I think many new 7 irons are under 30*. Anyone else in the same boat?”

And our members have been having their say in our forums. 

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.

  • brew4eagle: “My set has a 47* P and a 35* 7iron. The gaps work well for me, and I have played these lofts so long now that I don’t want the mental exercise of ‘ok, this used to be a 7 iron, now is it the 8 iron or a throttled down 7 iron?'”
  • b.mattay: “I play Ping S56’s, so 47 degree PW and keep it traditional through to the 6 iron. I bent my 5 iron a bit strong (26.5 degrees) and then go into a i200 4 iron at 22.5 degrees. I like having 15-yard gaps throughout the wedges and irons.”
  • cgasucks: “All my gamer irons and the ones in my basement are all old and with “traditional” lofts (if you can say a 21 deg. 3 iron to a 48d PW traditional). My FG-17s and 1971 Wilson Button Backs are really old school lofts (which are 1 club weaker than traditional lofts).”
  • Skhacker: “I bend all my irons a couple degrees weak to get as close as I can to “traditional”, but some are so jacked (even players irons) that I still can’t always get there. I like seeing loft on my long irons.”

Entire Thread: “How many GolfWRX gearheads are still playing traditional lofted irons?”

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