First used by Tour Staffer Gary Woodland to win the US Open at Pebble Beach
Wilson Golf has launched a new Utility iron which was first used by Tour Advisory Staffer, Gary Woodland during his US Open victory earlier this year and secured the brand’s 62nd Major victory with its irons, more than any other equipment manufacturer.
Originally created as a prototype for elite Tour players, the Staff Model Utility iron also had direct input from multiple PGA Tour winner Brandan Steele, who suggested making it a higher launching model and changing the cosmetics to look like the popular Wilson Staff Model Blade iron – another club used by Woodland at Pebble Beach.
Since then, three-time Major Champion and European Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington and the 1999 Champion Golfer of the Year, Paul Lawrie have put the model into play and convinced the brand to introduce it to the wider golfing public.
Designed to deliver an impressive combination of distance, reliability and forgiveness, the Wilson Staff Model Utility iron features seven grams of weight positioned low in the club head for increased launch angles.
A high-strength maraging steel face – used on the award-winning Wilson Staff C300 irons – deliver greater ball speeds across the entire face for improved distances, plus a hollow body long iron solution has been refined for optimised feedback on miss hit shots.
“We created the Staff Model Utility iron to meet the demand of our Tour Staff and following their positive feedback, it was impossible for us not to put it into our 2020 range,” said Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director of Wilson Golf. “The iron delivers incredible performance and reliability for golfers who want ultimate confidence with their long irons, whilst offering the higher ball flight of a hybrid club,” he added.
Available in three loft options (18˚, 21˚ and 24˚), the Wilson Staff Model Utility iron is available from mid-December in right-hand only, with a KBS Tour Hybrid stock shaft option and a Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip. They have a recommended retail price of £169/€195.