Author: Ned Howard – Retired PGA Teaching Professional
Wilson and Wilson Staff Irons by Year
Wilson Irons by Year Table:
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|Year Released||Wilson Iron Model|
|Staff D9 Forged|
|Staff D9 Women’s|
|Launch Pad (2022)|
|2021||Staff Model Blades|
|Staff Model CB|
|2020||Staff D7 Forged|
|Launch Pad (2020)|
|Profile JGi Junior|
|Profile SGi Teen|
|Staff FG Tour V6|
|Ultra Plus Women’s|
|Deep Red Tour|
FG Tour F5
|2015||FG Tour V4|
FG Tour 100
|2014||Staff C 100|
FG Tour M3
|2012||FG Tour V2|
|2003||Deep Red II|
Deep Red II Tour
Fat Shaft Robert Mandrella
|1999||FSTi 33cm2 AHA|
|1998||Staff Midsize RM|
FS Wilson Staff
FS Wilson Staff Midsize
FS Wilson Staff
|1985||Staff Tour Blades|
|1984||Wilson Hale Irwin|
|1978||Staff Tour Blades|
Wilson 1200 LT
|1966||Sam Snead Blue Ridge|
Patty Berg Cup Defender
Arnold Palmer Shot Maker
|1959||Dynapower Staff Model|
|1953||Sam Snead Championship|
|1932||Wilson Walker Cup|
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Wilson Irons Over the Last 5 Years
Wilson has made some real technological advancements in the last five years in their game improvement irons, and has held true to their pure players options as well. 2022 saw game improvement options with the D9 and D9 Forged, and a super game improvement with an upgraded Launch Pad set.
In 2021 Wilson released new and improved players options with the Staff Model Blades and Cavity Back. Both of which carry improvements for the modern age, and offer tour preferred feel, look, and shot shape. Staff Model Blades are the preferred irons for top tour professional Gary Woodland.
2018 to 2020 showed progressive releases of irons for all types of golfers. The original and revolutionary “super game improvement” Launch Pad irons were released in 2020, with much praise for the target market. Easy to swing, and even easier to make solid contact.
The Staff FG Tour V6, released in 2018, was a highly polished chrome set with a players iron look packed with technology. Tungsten, used for forgiveness and distance, makes it the perfect “players distance” iron.
Are Wilson and Wilson Staff the same thing?
Wilson (Golf) and Wilson Staff are under the same umbrella of Wilson Sporting Goods, but are distinctly different. Wilson Golf/Ultra are beginner box sets that are easy to hit, low cost, and come with everything you need… down to the bag and headcovers.
Theses sets are actually some of the best women’s starter golf clubs. And they even have complete sets of women’s golf clubs as well.
Wilson Staff is Wilson’s “tour preferred” brand. Customizable irons and woods, premium price point, and performance to back it up. Wilson Staff offers some of the best irons on the market, but is still trying to shake the “Wilson makes cheap box sets” stigma.
Wilson Irons History
Wilson irons have the most storied history in golf. Having been in the bag for more major victories (62) than any other equipment manufacturer in history, Wilson irons have a solid argument that they are the best. For the last 100 years, Wilson has won a major in each decade l, proving their longevity.
Wilson started making clubs in 1914, but was really thrust into the spotlight in the 1930s via Gene Sarazen. Gene remained a Wilson staff member for over 75 years, which is the longest running sports contract in history. Using the Ogg-mented irons, Gene won seven major championships.
(1930 Wilson Pinehurst Iron)
Throughout 1940-1980, Wilson irons were in the bag, and often named after, some of the best to ever play the game. Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Patty Berg, Walter Hagen, and Ben Crenshaw helped turn Wilson irons into an icon, and the “Cadillac of golf clubs.”
How Often Does Wilson Release New Irons
Wilson had sporadic iron releases throughout the years, only when marked improvements were made. Although, after suffering a major drop in market share, and being branded as “clubs your grandfather used,” Wilson rebranded in 2006 to get back to their premium roots.
Since 2009, Wilson has released at least one new set of irons every year, if not multiple. With new investment in R&D during the 2006 rebranding, Wilson Staff has been able to make continued improvements to their irons, and develop some of the purest irons on the market today.
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14 thoughts on “Wilson Irons by Year”
I’m trying to find information, release date, rarity, value, etc. For a set of Wilson Olympiad Mild Forged irons and woods. They have wooden shafts and old leather wrap grips. The spoon and brassie day ‘Related 4150 Model’ on the sole plate.
Any help would be appreciated.
Hey Bill, unfortunately I can’t find any information on those irons. There is a pair on ebay right now that are pretty beat up and selling for pretty cheap. I don’t know how much your’s would really be worth unless they are in really great condition. Sorry I couldn’t help much
Hey I was looking at a set of old irons I have and they were labeled “Wilson LP-500” and I was trying to figure out the year they were made or released. If you could help me out thanks a lot!
So I can’t find anything on the LP-500’s. I did find a set labeled ‘Wilson XP-500’ on ebay which is probably similar. I’d guess the XPs were released in the 70’s or 80’s based on the pictures. Hope that helps!
Wilson walker cup irons?? Muscle backs. Can’t find anything on them. Anyone know?
It looks like there is an old set of Wilson Walker Cups that was released in the early 1930’s. But I have seen some newer looking one’s on ebay that don’t have the year. I’d say maybe 1970’s? There’s just not a lot of information available unfortunately.
What years were the Blue Ridge irons produced? I see they began in 1966, curious how long were they in production.
That’s actually a hard piece of data to find. They did start in 1966, but it seems they were a starter set sold at hardware stores (that’s where sports equipment was sold back then) and JC Penny throughout the 60’s and 70’s. I researched it for quite a while, but I can’t find an exact date. Sorry man.
I have a set of Wilson Pinehurst blades (not the 1930’s) which is impossible to get info on. I can’t even find a Google image and Wilson USA have no Idea what they are (they think it’s forged or fake blades) but I have seen 2 other sets for sale one on ebay and one on Facebook that looks the same. They look identical to the 1984 Hale Irwin blades but on the blade where Hale Irwin Stands it’s written PINEHURST. Any info or help would be appreciated.
Sorry, but they seem like counterfeits to me. Obviously they aren’t the original Pinehursts. If they look identical to the Hale Irwin blades, they likely are copies someone made several sets of, and then just slapped “Wilson” or “Pinehurst” to fool potential buyers… that’s my 2 cents haha
Hi I have a set of Wilson duel metal irons any idea when these were made can’t find any info on them . I can send a picture by email if you would like cheers Paul
Hmm, I’m not sure what they could be. But yeah, send some pictures to [email protected] and I’ll take a look.
I’m currently playing a set of Wilson air power oversized irons I got from a flea market, any idea of the time period they might be from? Thanks!
I can’t find much info on them. There is a set on ebay, and based on the pictures, I’d guess mid to late ’90s. Hope that helps!