Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Irons Review

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The Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons are great clubs with performance that would be beneficial to any player.

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Introduction

Our own Matt Saternus is a longtime fan of Wilson Staff, but I have only recently started dipping my toe back into the pool.  As a kid, I swore by the Wilson Staff Titanium golf balls and my Wilson 7 wood.  The Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons were my first introduction back into world of Wilson Staff irons, and, as I’ve experienced with other Wilson Staff reviews I’ve done, I was very pleasantly surprised.

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Looks

From address, the Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons have a similar look to a lot of other irons in the industry that fall into the category of a player’s iron with a lot of built in forgiveness – or as Wilson refers to it, a “crossover” iron.  The length of the head  from heel to toe is somewhat compact, the top line is a medium size, and the offset is very minimal.  Wilson Staff heard the feedback on the FG Tour M3 – that it looked too much like a game improvement club – and made sure they fixed that with the F5.

The cavity has Wilson Staff branding highlighted by the Wilson Staff shield.  Also visible in the cavity is the Stabilizing Bar which is used to support the thin forged face.  This helps make the face a bit more forgiving while still maintain workability in the golf shot.

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Sound & Feel

I found the the Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons to be very quiet when striking the ball.  The sound is a muted pop off the face.  When you miss the sweet spot, you get a little more of that rocky click that most of us are all too familiar with.  Most of the sound comes from the thump of the turf at impact.

Solid shots feel soft and pure, and where mishits don’t necessarily feel like you rocked the golf ball, they don’t sting your hands with punishment for a bad shot.  The F5 is very easy to control throughout the swing and is one of those clubs where your hands and body won’t be paying for it after a long practice session.

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Performance

First and foremost, I have to tell you that I think the Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons have to be one of the easiest clubs to hit well in all of my years of experience.  Wilson utilizes a technology they call “Speed Sole” which is designed to make the transition area between face and sole as thin as possible.  This is designed to “expand the sweet spot lower in the face for faster ball speeds in the long and mid irons.”  Now, I can’t tell you that I necessarily went “yep, that’s the difference maker” but there aren’t many 4 irons I’ve had an easier time hitting pure in my lifetime.

With the Wilson Staff F5’s, I think it is imperative to make sure you have the right shaft for your game.  The stock Dynamic Gold XP was too soft for me and caused a lot of pop ups.  Once I tested the F5’s with a shaft better fit for me, I had a really strong, piercing ball flight with good distance and tight dispersion.  What does this mean in layman’s terms?  Predictability and consistency – the hallmarks of a solid set of irons.

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Conclusion

Take it from me, if you’re sleeping on Wilson Staff golf equipment, you need to stop now.  My biggest take away from this Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 iron review was that these are some serious irons that are as good as, if not better than, a lot of other big names in the game.  If you’re in the market for a new set of irons, make sure you give the Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 a fair look.  Hit them with a shaft appropriate for your swing, and you won’t be disappointed.

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8 Comments

  1. john milloy

    very good looking club-I play W/S irons.No mention of what shaft these new models have ?

    • I mentioned it in the Performance section:

      “With the Wilson Staff F5’s, I think it is imperative to make sure you have the right shaft for your game. The stock Dynamic Gold XP was too soft for me and caused a lot of pop ups.”

  2. DADwholuvsgolf

    I currently play the M3 irons and love the feel of these irons. The ball feels soft off the face and are longer than my previous irons. I had planned to buy the F5 but after playing and buying the M3 irons, I am satisfied with feel and play ability . Wilson make tremendous irons and I am sure the F5 will be another awesome set. I am surprised more players dont play Wilson Staff Irons.

    • Bill or Matt can you comment on the difference between the two? I know Matt did the M3 irons review, but I would be interested to see if there is a huge difference between the two iron sets, possibly if Matt could comment as he played the v2’s for a couple seasons and he did the m3 review.

      thanks, hey and thanks for all your reviews and responses to comments, love this site

      • Matt Saternus

        Will,

        Thanks.

        I haven’t spent much time with the F5 irons at all, but I haven’t heard a single bad thing. My understanding is that compared to the M3, the F5 is a bit better looking and a touch more forgiving.

        Best,

        Matt

  3. Like your reviews

  4. Beau Wrobel

    just ordered myself a set of these after testing them at the local pro shop and I couldn’t agree more. There certainly easy to launch but give that better player look. Its funny though how shaft is almost personal to the individual rather than based on table of swing speeds. I swing a driver up close to 110 and yet I find that I like the softer shaft stiff flex in my irons.

  5. jeff stancil

    f5 re shaft with true temper XP 95 WOW did this really change this iron for me. Should have been the stock shaft to begin with.

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