CHICAGO, ILLINOIS- 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 played by some of golf’s all-time greats including Arnold Palmer and Ben Crenshaw.
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 re-tooled version of the iconic putter.
Designed with the same timeless, heel-shafted head shape, the new head weight (335 grams) is a bit heavier than the original but 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 head cover that perfectly compliments the vintage design. The new 8802 will retail for $180.