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First Look: Wilson Staff FG Tour Prototype Irons

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Check out the photos below we shot of Wilson Staff’s latest prototype iron, the FG Tour M3 Forged.

According to Michael Vrska, global director of golf R&D for Wilson Staff, the irons are still in the development stage and likely won’t be released until early in 2014.

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The prototype irons have more offset and are marginally larger than the company’s FG Tour V2 irons currently played by Kevin Streelman and Padraig Harrington, which makes them a little more forgiving. They also have wider soles with more camber than the V2’s, and a black PVD finish instead of the V2’s chrome finish.

Vrska said that Streelman, Harrington, Ricky Barnes and Jim Herman have been testing the irons on the PGA Tour since February of this year. Their feedback has resulted in minor tweaks such as slightly less offset and changes to the sole. Overall, Vrska said that the players have been very pleased with the shape of the irons, but he expects more tweaks to be made before a design is finalized.

When the irons are released, Vrska said that they won’t replace any of the company’s current offerings — they’re an effort to bolster the amount of “better player” forged irons.

“These are filling out our range,” Vrska said.

Click here to see more photos and read the discussion in the forums

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The Sole has a generous amount of camber from front to back.

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The Black PVD finish will fade over time, but it won’t rust.

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The prototypes at the address position.

Click here to see more photos and read the discussion in the forums.

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  1. Rich

    Sep 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Love my V2 irons, I do not like the black finish and the thick top line edge of the M3’s

  2. Levo

    Aug 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    My name is Levo. I think they look good. The Adams irons have great feel. I hope these do too. Levo

  3. Dave

    Jun 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Possible replacement for the Ci11 ??

  4. Bill

    May 25, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I like the design and finish, but appears to have a lot of offset. I like the sole. I play the original FG Tours and have played my best golf ever with them but they have a sharp leading edge which is challenging on some lies. The new model looks a little less severe. I’ll definitely try them when they hit the market.

  5. slbpsi63

    May 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    These are clean!! I just put the V2’s in play, I wish I knew the next gen were going to be a bit more forgiving!!

  6. Oban_Wan_Kanobi

    May 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Yep, I think I found a safe replacement or my CB 2’s. Let the waiting game begin!

  7. J. W. Snow

    May 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Constructive suggestion – Make sure they describe or ask them: specifics,,,, e.g. What model of Fuji Shaft in Driver, and what brand/model of 5 wood?

  8. Launcher

    May 17, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Wow, those irons look pretty good. Vrska was the lead designer on one of the best irons I’ve ever played, the Adams CB2s. You can see similarities to the CB2s in these new irons. I bet they feel great too.

  9. R

    May 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    hahaha d100 headcover with R1 inside

    • Skip

      May 17, 2013 at 3:03 am

      That’s because TM writes him a large check every week that it’s in the bag… as they do for EVERY tour player that puts their driver in play every single week. And that includes Monday qualifier no-names as well. PH’s Wilson contract doesn’t require driver usage so why not make some easy extra money every week?

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best 3-woods for a high handicapper

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In our forums, our members have been looking at 3-woods for high handicap players. WRXer ‘Metro07’ is very much a Cobra guy but is open to other suggestions, saying:

“I am 53 and not a long hitter so I obviously don’t have a fast or even moderate swing speed. I got back into golf 5 or 6 months ago after being out for many years and was never really that good back then, I still haven’t broken 100 on a real course. I’m hitting my 4 iron about 175 carry.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • Nichex524: “I’d focus on either a 4 or 5 wood honestly… and as far as forgiving goes, most Ping models will probably be helpful enough as far back as the G20 even. Make things as easy as possible, especially if you’re not looking for distance.”
  • ThwFlyingWasp: “I know you’re a Cobra guy, but I swear the Ping G410 SFT is the easiest fairway wood I’ve ever hit off the deck… it’s not the longest out there (by far), but it’s point & shoot easy & great off the tee as well if you tee it down… plus lofts are a little higher than normal to help the ball in the air… 16* 3 wood & 19* 5 wood… it’s like cheating… it’s so good… seriously lol… try them.”
  • Striker Ace: “I highly recommend the Callaway Big Bertha B21 5 wood, IMO it is so easy to hit straight, especially with the amount of offset that this thing has. I use it as my driver also, but it is also easy to hit from the deck. Give it a try!”

Entire Thread: “3-woods for a high handicapper?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (11/25/20): Triple Track Ten, Nike VR Blades, SIM head only

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member mpstein – TaylorMade SIM head

The hottest driver head of the year, in immaculate shape and ready to roll – what are you waiting for? Scoop up this Black Friday like deal now!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: SIM Head

Member TigerInTheWoods – Nike VR Pro Blades

What is there to say really? A set of one of the nicest looking blades of all time in amazing shape – better bring your wallet.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: VR Pro Blades

Member Lvanwheeler1 – Odyssey Stroke Lab 10 Triple Track

With this putter in your bag, you should never have to worry about making a 10 again—maybe Tiger or Bryson should trying this out… Too soon?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track Ten

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Phil Mickelson WITB: The Match 3

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TD 60 C5 TX (@47.5 inches)

2-wood: Mystery Blacked Out Club
Shaft: Accra TZ6 M5 75

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TD 80 C5 TX

Irons: (4-PW) Callaway Epic Forged Or Callaway Epic Forged (4-6) Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (7-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+

Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” (54-10, 60-12, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125 S+

Putter: Odyssey WHXG Blade “Phil Mickelson”
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (with Triple Track)

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (White-Black)

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