Review: Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Driver
The Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Driver arrived with some snow on the ground here in MN so I took it to Inside Edge Golf and hit it indoors for a few rounds. The indoor results were very good. I also used my FlightScope X2 Launch Monitor to see what kind of numbers this club was producing and I was very happy with everything I was seeing indoors. The numbers were actually better than I expected. Wilson had really stepped up their game with this driver. I was pretty much able to leave it in the stock configuration, 7gram weight in the head brought the club in at D3 and the 9.0 loft setting looked very square at address. I was getting plenty of launch height from the Fubuki Z50 shaft.
When I got it on real grass in FL, I had some shaft issues with this club. Going from indoors to outdoors can be like going from the range to the course, things aren’t always the same. My main issue comes from the fact that I’ve never gotten along well with any Fubuki shaft. Their flex points just don’t fit my swing. This one being so lightweight, counter-balanced and 45.75″ long , I would lose feel of the club head during my swing causing some high rights. I was testing a couple drivers while playing so I knew it was the shaft. If I concentrated on my timing I could bomb this thing, but because of the shaft, I missed too many fairways to put it in the “gamer bag.”
Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Driver
- Spin: 2205 rpms
- Launch Angle: 14.8*
- Dispersion: 9.8 yds
- Club Head Speed: 102.9 mph
- Ball Speed: 152.8 mph
- Total Distance: 272.6 yds
- Carry Distance: 259.2 yds
The Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Driver is by far their best driver to date. It looks great, feels good and has modern technology to keep up with the others. Like all drivers, it is best to get fit, I think the Fubuki shaft might not be ideal for some golfers like myself, so checking out the other stock options might be wise. Messing around with the sole weight will also impact how this driver works for you. I’m actually impressed with the driver Wilson brought to the market for 2016.
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