Martin Hopley

After the successful introduction of the two previous FG Tour irons cavity back irons, Wilson has continued down this path with the FG Tour M3.

The first thing you will notice is that the chrome finish of the previous models has been replaced with a black PVD finish that is similar but not as glossy as the Wilson Ci11 irons. I am not too bothered about what the finish colour is, but these certainly look the part on the shelf and after some use will show nice wear marks will show everyone you have been hitting it out of the middle (hopefully).

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons

The cavity on the FG Tour M3 irons has also undergone a bit of a face lift, with a few more curves and subtle styling than the previous Wilson FG Tour irons. However it is not all styling as the design hides a progressive cavity that increases in size as you move up the set. This increases forgiveness as the cavity gets larger and when we tested them out it was noticeable that they were still very easy to hit as you went up the set.

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons Cavity

Wilson say the smaller cavity on the short irons is meant to enhance feel but for me the feel on the wedge was not as good as the rest of the set, which was a real shame. It just felt a little too firm and not as pleasing as other forged cavity back wedges on the market.

On the plus side the 8-iron to 6-iron were just a joy and everything I was looking for with a great trajectory and the perfect balance of feel and forgiveness. The progressive cavity also links to a progressive offset and maybe it was this that made each iron seem bigger as you went up through the set, even though it actually isn't.

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons Offset

Another possibility is the change in weight distribution in the irons which means he longer irons have more weight in the heel and toe than the short irons to give that forgiveness. The extra weight is placed subtly and does not affect the top line, which is a nice, consistent size throughout the set.

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 Irons Address

The FG Tour M3 irons come with a True Temper Dynamic Golf XP shaft, which is a bit lighter than the standard Dynamic Golf shaft and is a good fit for these clubs as it will help increase ball speed.

I also tested the graphite option of Aldila Phenom shafts, which I have nothing against, but it seems odd to have a graphite option for what is a better players iron. But hey, if it works for you, then go for it.

Overall the FG Tour M3 irons are another set of very good irons from Wilson that tend to sneak under the radar. They are good value and the wedge apart are great fun to hit. The darker finish is unusual in these style of irons so if that sort of thing appeals to you then you wont go far wrong with the M3.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Wilson FG Tour M3 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch01 October 2013
UK Launch RRP£599
Handicap Range
GolferMens, Senior
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
FinishBlack Nickel
Swing WeightD2
Shaft NameDynamic Gold XP (Steel), Aldila RIP Phenom 95 (Graphite)
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
GripLamkin Crossline Black
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, GW
Additional Clubs3
Manufacturer's WebsiteWilson Website

User Reviews

Gordon Mitchell
April 2018

Lovely feeling iron and look great too. Fairly easy to hit but if off-centre you will know it.

May 2016

Replaced my Fatshafts with these M3's. Played my first round with them two weeks ago. These performed better than expected. I was long with the Fatshafts, these are about 7-10 yds longer and far more accurate. Hit my 5 iron 205 yds, that's long for me!! The pitching wedge does feel weaker, but takes time to get adjusted. I am very impressed and loving these clubs . They should pay for themselves over this summer with side wagers from my buddies .

March 2016

Got my set a month ago and they are the best feeling iron I've hit in a long time - the ball jumps off the face!! I did read a negative comment made about the feel of the gap wedge. In the past I've only used my sand wedge to chip around the greens but I started using this Gap wedge and it fells great. I love the irons and wouldn't sell or trade them.

February 2016

Can't fault the performance of these at all. Constant distances and great feel. The only thing I can fault is not as easy to shape as it is with more players irons but coming from a set of blades (due to lack of playing) this is to expected.

September 2015

These are a tremendous set of irons. I am an eleven handicap and love the way they feel. Match them with the Wilson FG Tour wedges and what a set. Not much better out there than Wilson Staff irons and wedges. These are great around the greens, have a high ball fight and straight as they come. Love the black colour similar to my Ci11 irons. Try these irons you will love them. Not much better for the money.

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