CHICAGO, July 1, 2014 – Few golf club designs generate as much nostalgia and history as the Wilson Staff 8802 putter. The original was conceived by a golf legend in 1962 while on the brand’s advisory staff. After capturing its first major shortly thereafter, the 8802 continued to be gamed by some of golf’s all-time greats.
Over time, it became imitated by other manufacturers, but the industry rightfully credits Wilson Staff for its innovation. To honor this success within the brand’s centennial celebration, Wilson Staff delicately crafted a retooled version of the iconic putter.
Designed with the same timeless, heel-shafted head shape, the new head weight (335 grams) complements today’s green speeds and ball construction. Unlike the original’s smooth metal face, this one is milled from 304 stainless steel for ultimate feel with a double-milled facing for true roll.
The True Temper Head Speed shaft is stepless and fluted for outstanding feel with a flared tip design that melts into the hosel. The gold paint fill logo on the sole paired with the old-fashioned red Lamkin 3GEN smooth pistol grip commemorate Wilson’s centennial anniversary. Lamkin’s softest synthetic rubber compound reduces vibration without dulling the feel of the putt.
Finishing it off is a vintage red, white and gold logo’d head cover that perfectly complements the vintage design.
About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality golf equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.
Wilson Staff’s new D100 ES hybrid-iron set was recently honored as a Golf Digest’s Hot List recipient. Also recognized are the D100 irons, driver and hybrid as well as the DUO golf ball and FG Tour TC wedges. MyGolfSpy rated the neXus golf bag its Best Overall stand bag in 2014, and the Vizor Level 2 M3 putter the number two Most Wanted Mallet putter on the market.
Wilson Golf is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports equipment by Amer Sports. Consumers can log onto wilsongolf.com or call (800) 874-5930 for more information.