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Staff Model CB

Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The Staff Model CB is forged from 8620 carbon steel with a nickel-chrome finish and takes a new approach to the construction of the back cavity. Wilson uses what it calls “Tri-Brace Technology.” Structural steel is positioned in the cavity to connect the thin topline to the more rigid areas near the sole of the cavity to reduce vibration and produce a quieter, less-piercing sound at impact. The irons also use the same milled face and groove configuration as the Staff Model blade. The components are tour-level: True Temper’s Dynamic Gold shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips are the stock offerings. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: You know what better players fear more than anything? Shots that draw too much (there’s a reason Lee Trevino famously said, “You can talk to a fade, but a hook won’t listen”). The center of gravity in players irons tends to be toward the heel, which can close the face too quickly. Wilson addresses this by placing 20 grams of tungsten in the low-toe area of the long and middle irons. This mitigates the effect of mis-hits and moves the center of gravity lower and closer to the center of the face. Read more>>

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Price: Staff Model CB $157 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"I like the smaller head. It's clean, it's compact. There's not a lot of offset, but it's not intimidating. It's forgiving but you can still work the ball, and it jumps off the face with a piercing mid-flight."
Handicap, +4
"Top notch turf interaction. Very accurate, too. I really enjoyed everything about the club. Hits a very high ball that you know is going to stop with a lot of spin. A bigger sweet spot than most, too."
Handicap, 6
"It looks like a modern version of a 1980s iron in a cool, retro way. Great feel. Center strikes are really rewarded, but poor ones aren’t punished too much."
Handicap, 0
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Staff Model CB Left Hand / Right Hand $157

Staff Model CB

Name Loft Length
5I 26.00 38.25
7I 34.00 37.25
PW 46.00 35.75

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