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post #19 of 114

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I got a set of Di7's, I use them whenever I'm not really feeling it. They are very forgiving and they will still let you work the ball. Only my Adams OS Tech irons are more forgiving, but they will not bend. If I had to settle on one set, I'd really be stuck between the Ping i10 and the Di7, but would lean toward the Wilson Staff Di7 only because they are more forgiving when I'm off (the Ci's I haven't hit yet).... jmoc
post #20 of 114

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I'm a fan. I LOVE my near mint Wilson Gooseneck blades that I bought for $35 off craigslist. Probably because I love a great (awesome) deal and also because despite what every one says about blades being difficult, I hit them better than I did my Lynx cavity back hand-me downs.

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Originally Posted by immts007 View Post
I'm a fan. I LOVE my near mint Wilson Gooseneck blades that I bought for $35 off craigslist. Probably because I love a great (awesome) deal and also because despite what every one says about blades being difficult, I hit them better than I did my Lynx cavity back hand-me downs.

http://thesandtrap.com/forum/showthr...3Bgoto=newpost
This shows that wilson really were the clubs to have not too long ago
post #22 of 114

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it depends. wilson has the reputation they now have for selling cheap crap in modells. Wilson staff is on par with all the big names but people associate it with cheaper wilson clubs. quality never went down with those clubs, just people now equate them with wilson's ventures into the low level modells golf stuff(ram, etc).

and hrossroth, My uncle had a set of wilson staff fluid feel blades too. I have a set of mid cavitys.
post #23 of 114

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I've always wanted to put a wilson staff club in my bag. I loved their Ci7's. I was going to buy those until i found the awesome deal for my current clubs.
I wouldn't say they are underrated by people who know what they are talking about. They always get great reviews by golf magazine and golf digest.
post #24 of 114

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I'm tempted to answer this by saying: you don't win back to back majors with crappy equipment. but there has to be more to it than that.

ask yourself this, what determines the reputation of a brand? sure quality equipment goes into this, but for the most part, it is advertising. golf companies sometimes put out as much money advertising their products as they do in the research and development of the product itself. This comes in the form of traditional advertising (TV, magazines, etc) as well as player sponsorships which gets their name out on the hats of the players....which in reality is the only way you know what clubs most pros play.

There are great clubs out there that don't come from taylor made, titelist or callaway...wilson staff is without a doubt one of them.
post #25 of 114

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I have a Wilson Staff 8875 Mallet putter and absolutely love it! To the point ive forsaken my Oddyssee 2 ball for it, as I find it not just a little better, but head and shoulders above the 2ball.

My mens night partner has Wilson Staff Spine driver, 3 and 5 wood, and they are excellent clubs. We switched bags for a round one time, and I really liked them. Ill take my 909d2 over the Spine Driver, but i'd trade my Nike woods for the Spine 3 and 5 woods in a second. He had the same opinion, loved my driver, but preferred his woods.

I have never tried their irons or wedges, so I have no opinion on them, but what I have tried has been quality equipment.
post #26 of 114

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I kinda skimmed the thread so sorry if this has been said.

There is a difference between Wilson and Wilson Staff. Wilson is geared toward budget minded golfers and beginers nowadays. Used to be a premier clubmaker. W/S is the "high end" line, which are just as good, if not better than most of the other major makers.
post #27 of 114

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I've been playing PI5s for 3 years now and believe it will be a few more years till I get the HC down low enough to consider something else. I like their wedges too.
post #28 of 114

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Originally Posted by newby1999 View Post
wilson sucks, i had a putter and a lob wedge. they both suck. But i think wilson stuff is good stuff, just haven't gain their reputation yet. They are different product line tho.
LOL, your screen name is quite descriptive.
post #29 of 114

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I agree with some of the other posts here, that so many Wilson Ultra and other bargain basement clubs got onto the market that Wilson Staff lost any brand identity. The Fat Shaft experiment of 10-15 years ago also did them no favors as it actually became tough to find even their high-end clubs without those Fat Shafts, which looked and felt like a gimmick (exactly what high end players don't want).

I've had the same RM Midsize Forged irons for 12 years now (amazing it's been that long) and anytime I look at a new set I realize how gorgeous mine are. Really thin top line, faces that just look like they want to hit a nice shot. Now that I'm not playing as well as I used to, I'm sure I'd benefit from going back to a cavity back, but I know that playing with these will force me to get better.

In the marketing game, Wilson Staff definitely lost out to those with huge budgets and those focusing on game improvement irons. And the fact Wilson never really bothered with a premium driver, it didn't get to piggyback its iron repuation on its driver (cough, Callaway, cough). But as I've learned in my years with this sport, the vast vast majority of marketing is aimed at the 25 handicapper with money to spend, not the 19-year-old 7 handicapper trying to become a 2.
post #30 of 114

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i like and have used wilson staff golf balls.
post #31 of 114

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A perfect example of how a poor marketing move can kill a brand (and open the door to competition.)

What people hear is the "Wilson" part of the name, which is associated with big-box store (wal-mart, etc...) quality clubs. It's all about perception. And let's be blunt too, when someone spends big dollars on a set of golf clubs, they don't want to spend time explaining to people that Wilson/Staff clubs are different than Wilson/K-Mart clubs. They want people to immediatly say "You got a set of Pings! Hey, those are great clubs man."

IMHO, Wilson should "spin off" the Wilson Staff line and rename them just "Staff". Drop the Wilson altogether.
post #32 of 114

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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post
I have a Wilson Staff 8875 Mallet putter and absolutely love it! To the point ive forsaken my Oddyssee 2 ball for it, as I find it not just a little better, but head and shoulders above the 2ball.

My mens night partner has Wilson Staff Spine driver, 3 and 5 wood, and they are excellent clubs. We switched bags for a round one time, and I really liked them. Ill take my 909d2 over the Spine Driver, but i'd trade my Nike woods for the Spine 3 and 5 woods in a second. He had the same opinion, loved my driver, but preferred his woods.

I have never tried their irons or wedges, so I have no opinion on them, but what I have tried has been quality equipment.
ive been looking for that 8875 for awhile now but they are not available here in the states. thats a great looking putter imo. i have the 8862, but i dont game it.
post #33 of 114

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Originally Posted by RocketSauce View Post
ive been looking for that 8875 for awhile now but they are not available here in the states. thats a great looking putter imo. i have the 8862, but i dont game it.
I've bought from Global Golf before with no problems, they claim they have the 8875.
post #34 of 114

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Originally Posted by alf174 View Post
I've bought from Global Golf before with no problems, they claim they have the 8875.
thanks! ill check it out!
post #35 of 114

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Originally Posted by alf174 View Post
I've bought from Global Golf before with no problems, they claim they have the 8875.
dang it, that actually isnt the one i was thinking it was. i was actually thinking of the 8876 (the Odyssey #9 style). thats the one ive been wanting that isnt available in the states...darn it

post #36 of 114

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I've always liked their Irons.
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