Golf Club Tested
Club: Wilson FG Tour TC Wedges
Loft: 56° 60°
Shaft: True Temper S300
I have always believed that if something looks good, chances are it will inspire you to play better – it's the reason why some professional golfers always perform well at certain courses. So when I opened the box to reveal Wilson Staff’s new FG Tour TC Wedges in their beautiful black finish, I knew straight away that I was going to enjoy testing them.
As with my other recent equipment tests, I was taking the FG Tour Wedges with me to the Dominican Republic, where they would be put through their paces on some fine courses.
I had the 56° and 60° wedges, which both came with the Dynamic Gold S300 shafts. The wedges feature two sole options – a standard sole and a Tour version, the latter for those of you wanting to shape your shots and play from tighter lies. I tested the traditional version.
The TC in the model’s name comes from the new Traction Control feature, a laser-etched pattern between each of the milled Y grooves. It gives you fantastic spin and control on those little pitch shots around the green, and enhances spin when hitting a full shot into the green.
With its two sole options and nine loft/bounce combinations, Wilson Staff give you a choice of 35 loft/bounce/sole configurations.
Something that I felt Wilson Staff had also designed well was the new Lamkin 3-Gen grip, with its two imprinted dots placed near the bottom of the grip. These helped with my distance control, knowing how far I hit each shot with my thumb placed in that position for half and full shots.
I think the biggest test for the Wilson Staff FG Tour TC Wedges came when I was throwing the ball right at the stick on some of those infinity greens at Teeth of the Dog, Corales and Punta Espada. If the Y Groove design, with the laser-etched pattern, hadn’t gripped as quickly as it did, my ball would have been taking a dip in the Caribbean.
As I said, the stunning black finish and the teardrop design inspire confidence and are not only fun to play with, it also gets the job done. And with the many bounce, sole and loft options on offer, I think Wilson Staff have a gap system that will work for you. Add with the great feel from the face and the workability, I think you should make sure the Wilson Staff FG Tour TC Wedges are on your testing list.