Review: Wilson Staff C100 iron

What do we make of Wilson's new game improvement iron for 2014?

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 14 Mar 2014
Review: Wilson Staff C100 iron

WILSON STAFF C100 irons feature 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.

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.

I 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.

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 isn't the most appealing. Nice, pleasantly soft, forged-like feel on centre hits, however. 

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.


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.

Have a read of our Ten of the Best: Game improvement irons over £400 to see how the C100 irons ranked amongst the others. While you're at it, have a read through our FG Tour 100 iron review and learn about the brand's new FG Tour ball.

Wilson Staff Iron Family 2014

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