ClubTest 2022: 2 new Wilson wedges tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of two new Wilson wedge models.
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WILSON WEDGE REVIEWS
Wilson Staff Model Forged
We tested: 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
Our take: If you’re in the market for tour-level wedges, it’d be irresponsible to pass over the Wilson Staff Model Forged wedges. For our testers, these wedges checked every box, from looks and feel to versatility and spin control. “I honestly probably wouldn’t have tested a Wilson, but I am pleasantly surprised,” said one tester. “These are a serious contender.”
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Wilson Staff Model Forged wedges
The details: Designed with feedback from Tour players, the Staff Model wedges have traditional shapes, precision-milled faces, and they’re forged from 8620 soft carbon steel. The faces also have high-density patterns on the surface to maximize spin on shots hit across the face. A muscle pad on the high-toe portion of the back cavity helps raise the center of gravity to lower flight and gain extra control.
Wilson Staff Model HT
We tested: 56°, 60°
Our take: High-lofted wedges are rarely used with a completely square face. Golfers want a wedge the can handle a variety of shots with varying levels of an open face. Wilson’s Staff Model HT wedges proved to our testers that they offer versatility in shot making, and provide spin control from various lies.
Wilson Staff Model HT wedges
The details: Wilson’s Staff Model HT wedges have a high-toe design and grooves that extend out onto the toe to provide confidence that no matter where you contact the ball on the face, you’ll be able to create ample spin. Made from 431 stainless steel, the wedges also have a rounded, wide sole that makes opening the face more playable. For greater spin, the grooves are machine-engraved, and there’s a high-density pattern on the face that increases friction.