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The Wilson Staff FG Tour TC Wedge is a really solid offering. Two sole configurations and two finishes give you plenty of options.
What makes a wedge attractive? Spin? The brand name? Custom options? Tour play?
If it’s any of those things, or all of them, the Wilson Staff FG Tour TC wedge should be popping up on some “want to bag that” lists. With ample spin, major-winning heritage, two sole configurations, and a PGA Tour win to its credit, this wedge checks all the boxes.
The FG Tour TC wedge is a classic, no-frills golf club. At address, you see a leading edge that’s very slightly rounded and a similarly shaped toe. The overall size of the club is average or slightly smaller than average. On both the silver and black finish, the hitting area of the face is a slightly different color than the heel and toe which makes the club appear even smaller at address.
One additional note: the black finish is one of the most durable that I’ve ever used. After numerous rounds and plenty of bunker shots, this club is still relatively free of the streaks and scratches that plague most dark finishes.
Update: New for 2015, Wilson Staff is making a blue version of the FG Tour TC wedge available. This isn’t a boring old gun blue, but a real show stopper of a blue, as you can see a couple pictures up. At address, the blue is still quite visible, but it’s something I could easily get used to.
Sound & Feel
The FG Tour, the predecessor to the FG Tour TC, fooled me into believing that it was forged, and the TC can easily pull the same trick. The feel is very soft and the feedback is good – qualities not usually associated with a cast club.
Wilson Staff knows that spin sells wedges, so they went all out to make the FG Tour TC spin like a top. They’ve milled “Tour-Y” grooves for consistent spin on full shots and laser-etched 11 micro-grooves between each groove to enhance spin on partial shots. In my testing, I did find that the spin was very consistent from shot to shot and more than adequate to stop the ball on full or partial shots. Even in the hands of higher handicap players, I found that the FG Tour TC helped to produce a little “tap the brakes” effect on straightforward chip shots.
The bigger story, in my opinion, is the sole. The FG Tour TC offers two sole options: a wider Traditional sole and a Tour Grind sole. The Tour Grind sole has an aggressive C-grind with relief in the heel, toe, and trailing edge. The Traditional sole is going to offer more bounce, something that’s needed by players who are steep into the ball or who play in soft conditions. The Tour Grind sole offers more versatility and will be a better fit for players who are shallow through impact. All together, Wilson Staff offers 86 unique loft/sole/bounce combinations, so it’s a good idea to find a Wilson Staff fitter before choosing your wedges.
There’s no reason that the Wilson Staff FG Tour TC wedge should not be on your short list the next time you need to replace your wedges. It has a classic shape and excellent feel, plus there are two different finishes to suit your taste. More importantly, the grooves are well-engineered to produce consistent spin, and Wilson Staff offers plenty of options for getting the right loft, bounce, and sole for your game.