Wilson FG 17 irons work ok with modern ball????

I picked up a set of FG 17’s. Obviously these were designed in a different era, so is the modern ball ok with the older irons? Should I use something softer and spinny?? I’m a high speed/spin player who uses TP5X.
Taylormade M1 430 10.5 Speeder 757 Motore X 45"
Bridgestone 715F 3wd Speeder 757 Motore X 43.25"
Adams Super Proto 9031 18 hybrid Diamana D+ 82 X
Bridgestone J40 CB 3-PW DG X100
Mizuno MP T7 52 and 58 X100
Ping Anser X 1959 putter w/Sensor grip
TP5x ball

Also an ongoing Mizuno Blade fetish.

Comments

  • Dr. BlockDr. Block Posts: 610 ✭✭
    They will work just fine. They are likely a club weaker loft wise though, so don't be alarmed when you have to pull 9 iron where you used to pull PW and so on through the set.



    I am currently playing a set of 76 Wilson Staff blades (the predecessor to the FG 17's) with the Bridgestone BXS ball and they are superb.
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    I really great set of blades, they will work with any ball.
  • CRB357CRB357 Posts: 98
    Cool thanks.
    Taylormade M1 430 10.5 Speeder 757 Motore X 45"
    Bridgestone 715F 3wd Speeder 757 Motore X 43.25"
    Adams Super Proto 9031 18 hybrid Diamana D+ 82 X
    Bridgestone J40 CB 3-PW DG X100
    Mizuno MP T7 52 and 58 X100
    Ping Anser X 1959 putter w/Sensor grip
    TP5x ball

    Also an ongoing Mizuno Blade fetish.
  • HernascoHernasco Posts: 99 ✭✭
    FG-17 irons aren't really older clubs...I think they are really timeless and match up with any of today's blades. Today's golf balls work perfectly with the 35+ years old Wilson model FG-17 irons.
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,166 ✭✭
    edited Aug 31, 2018 #6
    DR Block nailed it. I play any modern ball with any of my old Macgregor or Hogan blades. Now on persimmon woods I do use a softer ball aka Srixon Soft Feel , Bridgestone Treo Soft or Wilson Duo. The Lady Bridgestone is also a great ball for me with persimmon
    Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
    Irons 3 thru 9 KZG Kyoei Forged CB 1st generation Swing Science 400 Graphite Senior flex
    PW Cleveland Special 588 45* bent to 47* Stock Cleveland Steel Shaft
    SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
    Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
    Bag-- Jones Classic non stand
    Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want **** the USGA & R&A
    Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
    Vintage
    Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
    3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
    Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green or 1980 Macgregor VIP 3 thru PW Hogan Apex #2 shafts " The famous Bastardized Macs"
    PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
    SW Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
    Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
    Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    Absolutely....
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