Wilson Golf Unveils Newly-Designed Ci9 Irons

Wilson Ci9 ironWilson Golf announced the newly redesigned Ci9 iron, the third generation of the award winning Ci, or control iron, which offers maximum playability with classic design and workability.

The Ci9 iron features a traditional, midsize head design that appeals to players of varying skill levels with "players club" looks. The confidence-boosting midsize head shape provides the visual queues expected by many Tour players such as a thinner top line and a moderately progressive offset.

The new Ci9 iron features improved mass distribution by positioning a hidden rear cavity exoskeleton which pushes weight to the heel and toe creating higher MOI (moment of inertia) and more stability. The distribution of weight also maintains the center of gravity directly behind the iron's sweet spot for solid feel and power.

The Ci9 iron is created from soft 431 stainless steel material and features a one-piece Soft Response Insert that extends across the entire iron cavity. The Soft Response insert creates a satisfying sound at impact and a more solid feel, even on off-center hits.

The Ci9 irons are available with stock FST Step-Less steel shafts or Aldila VS Proto ByYou graphite shafts. The new FST Step-Less steel shafts are lightweight and designed with a new step-less barrel to deliver more consistent flex and feel with the appearance of a rifle Project X shaft.

The Ci9 irons have modified U-grooves that push the maximum limits of the new specifications required by the USGA and R&A. A strategically-positioned higher center of gravity delivers a higher spin rate and promotes the ability to work the ball more effectively.

"The new Ci9 irons fall under what we call the C-style player category," said Bob Thurman, global director of R&D. "To develop an iron that can fulfill crossover styles without compromising playability is an exciting challenge and we are confident that the Ci9 will deliver in its third generation."

Every generation of Ci irons has earned a "Best in Class" endorsement from Golf magazine in its annual PlayTest issue. The Ci series earned its highest ratings for "Best for Look" and "Best for Feel" and achieved a five-star rating overall to top the game-improvement category for irons in ClubTest 2008.

The suggested list price for Wilson Staff Ci9 iron is $799.99 for steel and $899.99 for graphite and includes a 4I-PW, and GW.

All new Wilson Staff equipment introduced in 2010 will meet with the USGA and R&A's new groove standards which went into effect Jan. 1, 2010, for Conditions of Competition for Elite (Tour) Play.

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