All kinds of golf equipment, apparel and accessories are designed and manufactured by Wilson Golf. There are a few brands associated with this name such as Wilson, Profile, Wilson Staff and Hope, generally Wilson lines are considered to be economic, value or big box brands with the exception of Wilson Staff. The Wilson Staff line offers high-quality equipment, apparel, and accessories which are used on all major professional golf tours.
Wilson equipment, apparel, and accessories are used by many of the world’s top professional golfers such as Gene Sarazen whose contract of seventy-five years with the Wilson company is the longest running contract in the history of sports. A few other acclaimed golfers who have used Wilson Staff equipment, apparel and accessories are Walter Hagen, Nick Faldo, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart and Ben Crenshaw.
The Wilson 8802 putters were used by both Palmer and Crenshaw, due to his proficiency with it; Crenshaw received the moniker Little Ben. Players who currently use Wilson Staff include USPGA and Open champion Pádraig Harrington and of course, the well-known Kevin Streelman.
A staff member of Wilson Advisory, Gene Sarazen was inspired in 1932 by the aerodynamics of an airplane’s wing and therefore created a club head which would smoothly glide through sand. By wielding a piece of steel to the club’s sole and grounding it to produce a bounce, the introduction of the sand wedge was marked.
A design for distributing weight away from the club heads heel was created by William Ogg who was a Wilson Advisory Staff member in 1933. The design caused the weight to be moved towards the blades “sweet spot”. The Wilson Ogg-mented irons featured this design, and they were the forerunners of the cavity or perimeter weighted back irons.