Wilson Staff C100

10 new premium game improvement irons for over

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 13 Mar 2014
Wilson Staff C100

Brand: Wilson Staff
Game improvement iron: C100
RRP: £449 Best price: £449
Loft: 28-degree Lie: 61.5-degree
Length: 38” Swing Weight: D2
Shaft: True Temper CL 100 Grip: Wilson Staff Tour Traction

Summary: The new Wilson Staff C100 iron features an optimal size head design with a sleek mirror black PVD finish. Exoskeleton Weighting accounts for one-third of the total head mass, maximizing the MOI and forgiveness while still maintaining a midsize head shape. The C100 irons, which sit in the middle of Wilson's F-C-D (Feel-Control-Distance) system, have been designed to suit golfers looking for a crossover of iron attributes – a player’s club look at address with the added benefit of distance and accuracy-related technologies. A stronger, stainless steel material allows for the thinnest-faced Wilson Staff Control (C) iron yet, creating faster ball speeds and longer distances.

Appearance: The new Exoskeleton features promote visible technology and confidence at address. It's not too big and the thin face is pleasing to the eye and this helps to increase faster ball speeds. It's a sleek, compact-looking game improvement iron but has a wider sole and quite a bit of offset on offer. We love the sleek, mirror black PVD finish as it reduces any unwanted glare out on the course, mixed in against a contrasting face and sole. 4.25 (out of 5)

Feel: As it's name suggests, you feel under complete control with the C100 throughout the swing. The True Temper CL 100 shaft felt very stable through impact. It's an all-round balanced golf club. Sound at impact wasn't the most appealing in this test, though. Nice, pleasantly soft, forged-like feel on centre hits. 8.5 (out of 10)

Performance: A real rocket ship. It's got some forgiveness and lots of distance. Spin rates a little lower than ideal but balls get punished off the face. Solid struck shots are rewarded with dead-on precision, while off-centre hits don’t stray too far offline. 8.75 (out of 5)

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Verdict: C100 irons will suit golfers looking for a balance of forgiveness, power and shot-making capability. This is certainly a club for someone who is improving their game and is craving a little more distance out of their irons. Terrific value for money at £450. Well worth testing out. 21.5 (out of 25)

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