Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons

We test out Wilson Staff's latest better player offering

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Golf Monthly Verdict

A tangible improvement from Wilson in the better player iron category, blending feel and forgiveness with excellent distance control and appealing looks. There really is little to dislike.

Reasons to buy
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    These irons excel in every area of looks and performance the low handicapper is looking for

Reasons to avoid
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    They might not go the distance you’d hope given the high lofts

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Golf Monthly's Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons review, a new better player model said to offer feel and distance control to the better player

Wilson Staff’s new FG Tour V6 irons take the technology found in the V4 model and improve upon it to make them more user-friendly for the better player. It's no wonder Padraig Harrington won the Portugal Masters this year in his first event using them.

This is especially the case in the long irons, where not only is there an increase in the amount of tungsten used (20g up from 18g) but this tungsten has been split, with 12g positioned in the toe and 8g in the heel.

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Not only does this make the 3, 4 and 5-irons more forgiving due to the extra perimeter weighting, it also reduces the draw bias these irons tend to have, making them easier to hit straighter on long approach shots.

Wilson Staff launch FG Tour V6 irons

The first thing that strikes you is how beautiful these irons look from every angle. They’re certainly not in your face, quite understated and classy, with a premium polished finish and subtle orange details.

The profile is clearly aimed at the competent ball striker – the minimal offset and thin topline along with the short blade length may be intimidating to the mid-handicapper, but if you can muster well-struck iron shots relatively consistently, you are rewarded in a multitude of ways.

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The first is through excellent distance control, assisted by the perimeter weighting that reduces the club inclination to twist on mishits. Our testing showed an incredibly tight front-to-back dispersion, which means it will be easier to predict how far the ball will travel – something that is imperative when going flag hunting.

The second is the superb feel these irons offer. It’s soft, like you would expect from a forged club, but also with a hint of power and explosiveness. You’d hope you get a bit of this given the lofts of these irons are very traditional indeed – in fact they’re some of the highest you’re likely to find on the market (the 7-iron is 35°). Yet, these irons aren’t short in length – they pack plenty of punch despite their elevated loft angles.

This shows simply that these irons are not geared to provide out and out distance. More so, they should appeal to those who want more consistent distances from their irons without sacrificing huge amounts of forgiveness.

 

 

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x