REVIEW: Wilson Staff Model CB Irons

Aim Small; Hit Small
You’ve probably heard this expression as golfers think in terms of their aim point and the results of their swing. You’ve probably had it happen to you with a huge green or a really wide fairway that you don’t really aim and your shot goes wide one way or the other with frustration of not being able to hit such a large target, but then on the next hole with a tight fairway or tiny green you precisely hitting the ball right in the middle. How does this happen?
 
Concentration is a big key and applying the saying “aim small; hit small.”  I think the Wilson Staff CB irons apply very well to this thought process as they are small compact iron heads that allow you to hit very precise shots.
The Wilson Staff Model Blade irons were released over a year ago and caught the eye of many good golfers with their clean lines and great looks.  At the same time, many of those golfers feel like a blade iron is too difficult to hit consistently, so in late 2020 Wilson released these CB irons.  They blended in some of the great looks and shape of the blades while raising the forgiveness to match the desires of better golfers.  From a beauty standpoint the Wilson Staff Model CB irons are as good as it gets.  They have a little bit going on in the cavity to make them interesting, but done in a simple clean way without splashes of color for a very professional look.
The Wilson Staff Model CB irons are one of the smaller iron heads on the market.  This isn’t as big of a deal as some golfers might suggest.  I’ve had no more miss hits with these than I have with any other iron, in fact I actually hit them more consistent than game improvement irons.  I think it is that “aim small; hit small” mentality.  Even though the head is compact, they pack a lot of forgiveness into such a compact design.  The tungsten in the toe really helps balance the head as well as pull the CG away from the hosel.  The perimeter weighting stretches the sweet spot and the cavity has a Tri-Brace Stabilizer which creates even better feel and sound at impact.
 
The Wilson Staff Model CB irons have shined on the golf course from the very first hit.  It is pure joy to watch golf shots do exactly what you want them to do (besides going into  the hole every time).  When you can step up and aim for a high baby fade into a deep right pin or hit a low straight stinger to cut through the wind and run up on the green or a normal straight shot directly at the pin.  When the plan and execution of that plan line up, it is very rewarding golf.  Being able to hit all the shots with accuracy and ease make golf fun.  The Wilson Staff Model CB irons aren’t going to wow you with distance, but they are no slouch either.  I still played my standard yardages with these being on the longish range by a yard or two.  While that may not seem like much, I hit more iron shots just past the pin than normal which was noticeable over the course of multiple rounds.
 
The Wilson Staff Model CB irons are a soft forged, compact irons head that replaces the FG line as a most worthy successor.   Wilson did a great job with these irons creating something that checks off all the boxes for the lower handicap golfer.  They feel awesome, they perform well, they are compact, the look great and they have just enough forgiveness over the blade irons that golfers can “get away with” less than perfectly hit golf balls.  I hit these more consistent than a larger game improvement iron.  I was able to hit the 4-iron with good distance and relatively good accuracy.  As I worked my way through the bag, they dispersion circle just kept getting smaller and smaller.  I really like a gap wedge matched to the irons since I pretty much exclusively hit full shots with it anyways.
 

FlightScope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

Wilson Staff Model CB Irons  —  8-iron

  • Spin: 8033 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 28.1*
  • Dispersion: 3.1 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 87.7 mph
  • Ball Speed: 115.2 mph
  • Total Distance:  154.9 yds
  • Carry Distance:  151.2 yds

The Wilson Staff Model CB Irons are growing in popularity.  If you want to get a set you will notice they are a little back ordered.  They should be available just in time for most of the countries golf season’s start.  They offer a wide array of custom options with no upcharge.  While I went with a pretty stock set up with 4 – GW with DG steel shafts and Wilson grips, you can get fit to whatever you need and order it right off their website.  I think Wilson hit a home run with these irons.  They check off every box that I’m looking for in an iron.  The compact look with forgiveness paired with soft forged feel make them an ideal fit for my game.  They allow me to aim small and hit small.

Check the price online here

For more information: www.wilson.com/en-us/golf/custom/staff-model-cb-irons-custom-8-piece-set

Quick Hits:
+Compact look
+Forged feel
+CB forgiveness
+Easy launch
+Well balanced
+Lots of custom options
+Led to low scores

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