Power-packed Wilson Ci7 irons

'I wish I was a 10-handicapper again so I could play this club. It

Bob Warters
Tue, 16 Oct 2007
Power-packed Wilson Ci7 irons

Wilson Staff irons
Set of Wilson Staff Ci7 irons cost from £379.

Following the successful introduction of its top-selling Di7 distance irons Wilson Staff Golf is launching another forgiving, game improvement iron aimed at golfers looking for more control as well as distance.

Inspired by the clubs used on Tour by Padraig Harrington, Marcus Brier and Anthony Wall, its mid-size shape is designed to reach a broad range of golfers in the low to mid-handicap bracket.

Wilson Staff, which launched the club at the Munich trade show last week, says the new iron 'delivers maximum head stability, while the power generated by its thin face and undercut cavity are balanced by the forgiveness of its unique perimeter weighting.'

Open champion Padraig Harrington was so impressed with the power and accuracy of the new Ci7, he's asked the company to make him a set to his own shaft specification.

After trying the clubs recently he commented: “I just wish I was a 10-handicapper again so I could play this club. It’s so powerful.”

The latest in shaft technologies is integrated into the Ci7, which has steel and graphite options featuring Progressive Tip Design, which means a softer tip (lower kick point) in the long irons for higher ball flight, progressing to a stiffer tip (higher kick point) in the shorter irons to get the best control and accuracy.

The steel option is the Tour-proven True Temper TX 105 lightweight shaft that generates increased swing speed for longer shots. It also features a low torque .450-wide tip to reduce twisting on off-centre hits for straighter shots.

The Ci7 graphite version features the lightweight, 72-gram UST Proforce V2 shaft which aims to deliver more swing speed for longer shots, while the V2 Tip Control reduces twisting on miss-hits.

Says Doug Wright, business director of Wilson Golf in Europe:“The Ci7 clubs are great for the mid to low handicap player who wants extra distance while retain ing the ability to shape shots.”

Wilson Staff Ci7 irons (4-ron to sand wedge) are available in steel and graphite shaft, plus left and right hand options for £379 and £449 respectively.