Wilson Golf has several interesting new clubs for 2016 but the ones that caught our eye at last week’s PGA Merchandise Show were the Wilson Staff C200s. Made for what the company calls the “Crossover Player,” someone carrying a mid to high handicap who needs both added distance and accuracy but in an iron with a smaller and more playable head size.
The patent pending FLX Face Technology developed by Wilson engineers allows 76 percent of the face to float free from the rest of the clubhead using just a few contact points around the outer face edge rather than a solid joint with the club body.
According to Michael Vrska, Global Director of Golf Innovation, “We knew we wanted to create a completely new club – one with easy-to-understand, visible technology. The distance, forgiveness, and feel of the C200 irons exceeded even our high expectations. In our Wilson Labs play-testing, we are seeing results that far surpass what traditional irons currently offer.”
The contact points with holes in between let the face flex to a greater degree when it impacts the ball. The holes or voids (Wilson calls them Power Holes) really do go through the head giving the face room to flex and are then filled with a TE031 Urethane to enhance the feel and sound, a real positive for this game-Improvement class club.
Priced at $800 with steel shafts, the Wilson Staff C200s with graphite shafts are $900 and both are in shops now.