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I was looking through the forum for reviews/actual on-course usage of the Wilson Staff Model and couldn't find any. I had the good fortune to find a mint ball on the course the other day, and had the

The FG ball never got the props it deserved. Like you said, it was as good if not better than anything out there.

Wilson's top line balls are always as good as any, I wonder why they can't get their tour players to use them. I just wish they were a little cheaper and yellow, lol

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Wilson's top line balls are always as good as any, I wonder why they can't get their tour players to use them. I just wish they were a little cheaper and yellow, lol

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I was one of the lucky ones who got a dozen Wilson Staff Model golf balls to review a while back.  Here is the review thread:

 

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Hybrids: 3, 4 and 5 Rogue with Steelfiber HLS980 shaft
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Wedge: 56 deg 10 deg bounce Jaws S Grind
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5 hours ago, SkrappyHacker1 said:

How do these compare to the previous FG Tour balls? FG Tour is still my favorite ball ever. Not even a ProV1 could beat it.

 

They are a hair firmer than the FG in terms of feel imo. I found them to be longer off the tee and have slightly more click off my putter, which I am a fan of. Still have the same great wedge spin as the FG. Wilson took one of the best balls on the market, and made it even better. 

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18 hours ago, SkrappyHacker1 said:

How do these compare to the previous FG Tour balls? FG Tour is still my favorite ball ever. Not even a ProV1 could beat it.

The FG ball never got the props it deserved. Like you said, it was as good if not better than anything out there.

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On 4/21/2021 at 9:06 AM, deepred said:

Wilson's top line balls are always as good as any, I wonder why they can't get their tour players to use them. I just wish they were a little cheaper and yellow, lol

 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* (tuned down), Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X -or- King LTD, NV ProtoPype 80 X, 43.5" 

3w: Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S

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Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Rife Bimini, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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Lawrie is playing the STAFF ball on the European tour.

No warts on this ball at all, other than no yellow.

Played it since release.

Long and zippy enough. Great durability.

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919F/D, Red Shaft
EQ1-NX 4 wood Red S-FLex
929 Fwy 5, Red Shaft
595 #3 Driving Iron Red hybrid S Flex
575MMC 6-GW Wishon Smooth Steel - S (B bag)
EQ1-NX 4 hybrid, Black hybrid Shaft
5-SW EQ1-NX S300's (A bag))
PCF Micro Tour Platinum 58*
S2R #5 putter Single Bend Shaft
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On 5/26/2021 at 11:18 PM, SkrappyHacker1 said:

How do these compare to the previous FG Tour balls? FG Tour is still my favorite ball ever. Not even a ProV1 could beat it.

Its softer, I did a head to head with tx5 and it won hands down. Just bought another dozen at golf galaxy today

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