Wilson Golf has worked really hard over the last few years to really re-brand itself as a performance golf equipment manufacturer. They have brought back the Staff line of clubs with a more traditional look and feel. The newest addition to the family is the much talked about Ci6 iron.
What The Company Says…
Ci6 stands for Control Iron 2006.
This iron directly targets the mid-handicap golfer. The Ci6 combines the looks and feel of the Pi5 performance iron with some of the technologies that make the Di5 distance iron so forgiving.
The Ci6 is a mid-size head with a full cavity and small undercut to provide good forgiveness on off-center hits while the reduced offset and thin sole allow for more control and workability. The reduced offset and thin topline give the club a classic look desired by the better player.
The set is available with the True Temper Taper Tech steel shaft or UST Nano Tech graphite shaft. Both shafts have progressive bend points to produce higher, longer trajectories with the long clubs and lower, more controlled shots with the shorter ones.
What Our Readers And Customers Say…
The Wilson Ci6 has probably been one of the most talked about irons of 2006. The club has received rave reviews from publications like Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. This is one of the few golf clubs on the market that specifically targets the mid-handicap golfer and it has gone over very well.
Serious players appreciate the performance of this club while enjoying the added forgiveness it provides. Most players that have hit this club have commented on just how easy it is to hit.
Slower swing speed players will appreciate the high launch conditions of the Taper Tech shaft but players with high swing speeds will probably benefit from an upgraded shaft like the Dynamic Gold or Flighted Rifle to get more control and prevent ballooning trajectories.
What We Say…
The Ci6 targets a market in the golf club industry that has been sorely neglected in recent years. It is a great club for players who need a little bit of forgiveness but still like to control and work their ball flight. Low handicap players who don’t get a chance to play very often will also appreciate the performance benefits of this club.
This is a very simple looking golf club but Wilson has thrown in some nice touches to really enhance the way it performs. The elastomer layer in the cavity is a good vibration dampener and the flighted shafts are great for most players in this category.
To top it all off the Wilson Ci6 iron comes in at a great price.
Overall Rating – 77%