New Wilson Staff Model Golf Balls - What You Need to Know
Wilson Golf has elevated its celebrated Staff Model golf ball family by launching a pair of new Tour-standard models - Wilson Staff Model X and Wilson Staff Model - which have been engineered to support elite players in their efforts to shoot lower scores, offering precision, speed and spin.
“In looking to continue the success of the popular Staff Model ball franchise, we now introduce two Wilson Tour balls with distinct differentiation to meet the needs of some of the world’s best players,” said Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Golf Ball Innovation. “We believe that the ‘X’ version ball will appeal to a greater number of elite golfers seeking higher velocity and spin, while the new Staff Model is designed for golfers who generate enough spin of their own.
“During testing, the ball speed numbers on both models were consistently higher than some of the most popular Tour balls on the market, so we’re really looking forward to seeing how they perform next season,” he added.
Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the latest releases from Wilson for us, including Staff Model, Staff Model X, Triad and Duo-Soft, providing TrackMan analysis and a discussion on the technology behind these balls. You can see the full video below.
The new Staff Model X ball retains the same characteristics as the previous Staff Model version but has undergone slight modifications to optimise iron spin through alterations to the inner mantle layer. Designed for golfers who want a ball with a firm and fast feel, it enhances spin for approach shots into the green.
The advanced V-COR performance technology amplifies energy around the core composition to generate maximum velocity off the clubface for greater distance. The firm four-layer compressions on the ball work together to produce superb shot-shaping off the tee, Tour-level workability off the fairways, predictable stability on approach shots and exceptional control around the green. The 3SIX2 seamless Urethane outer cover contributes to providing maximum spin, enhancing stopping power on wedge shots, chips and pitches.
The new Staff Model ball retains the same advanced V-COR performance technology and 3SIX2 seamless Urethane outer cover but incorporates a medium-compression core. This core provides a great feel off the clubhead and achieves flatter trajectories on drives and approach shots from a distance.
“The Tour players who played or tested the original ball provided us with some valuable feedback about the level of spin they could already generate,” said Simonutti. “Therefore, we made adjustments to the core and inner mantle layer to reduce driver spin while maintaining a firm outer mantle layer and thin cast Urethane cover to maintain high iron spin. The new Staff Model ball is approximately 10 points softer compression than the previous version and exhibits a slightly lower spin rate on wedges,” he added.
Both the Staff Model X and Staff Model balls are painted using a finely controlled application process that ensures a flawless finish, resulting in the highest-calibre performance. They will be available later this month in White and Yellow at an RRP of £52/€58 per dozen - BUY ONLINE HERE!
The new Staff Model balls join the comprehensive Wilson ball family, which includes the award-winning Urethane three-piece Triad model that incorporates T3 Technology designed to deliver total performance from tee to green. An exclusive construction produces a high MOI that reduces driver spin off the tee while increasing speed through the shot, promoting a long and stable ball flight intended to find fairways more often.
Finally, with its carefully calibrated construction, the two-piece Wilson DUO Soft incorporates a low-compression core and mid-hardness cover for exceptional overall performance, matched with a premium feel. Optimised aerodynamics also result in reduced driver spin for longer carries off the tee, straighter shots and more fairways.
For more information on the new Staff Model ball range, please visit www.wilson.com.
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