Wilson Staff C300 Driver Review - We test Wilson Staff's new C300 driver on the Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitor

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Wilson Staff C300 Driver

Pros:

  • From the middle, the C300 can send it out there, helped by the adjustability being able to fine tune ball flight. Plus it looks great too.

Cons:

  • The only trade off would be that forgiveness and dispersion levels weren’t as impressive as the distance

Product:

Wilson Staff C300 Driver

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£349.00

Wilson Staff C300 Driver Review

Key Technology
Like on the C300 irons, Power Holes are located on the sole and crown of the 460cc head to expand the sweet spot for greater ball speeds across the face. These are combined with new Reactive Face Technology to provide more consistent performance across the entire clubface.

wilson C300-driver-adjustability

Green Means GO! Fast Fit Technology 3.0 enables players to make quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club head from the shaft. A six-way adjustable hosel covers loft settings from 8° to 14° in half degree increments allowing players to attain the ideal lie and face angle. There are also two 6g and one 2g interchangeable sole weights to adjust launch conditions and shot shape.

Looks
Wilson Staff has gone back to a deep red matte finish on the crown and it really looks the part.

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The two Power Holes on top either side of the alignment mark help frame the ball and also assist with alignment, aided by the contrast between the crown and black face. The shape is traditional too and the profile inviting without appearing oversized.

Feel/Sound
Much improved on the D300 model, which produced a loud and tinny sound. The C300 is quieter and understated but still feels powerful and solid across the face.

Performance
Given the 54 combinations of adjustable sole weights and loft, it is a case of trial and error to find the winning combination but stick with it, as the result will impress you. We eventually settled on having the two 6g weights in the rear and toe position, which maintained forgiveness, so we could swing a little harder, while also increasing fade bias to negate our tendency to turn the ball over from right to left.

Wilson C300 driver 9deg fade data

You can see the data from our GC2 launch monitor is excellent. A high launch with low spin is always a recipe for good distance and it proved to be the case here, producing an average carry of 275 yards (the longest average of any driver we’ve tested this year is 282 yards).

Dispersion perhaps could have been better, but the ability to negate a miss and improve launch conditions should go some way towards enhancing the driver’s accuracy in your hands.

Verdict

Certainly a big step up visually from Wilson on the C300 and this applies to the performance too. The adjustability and overall performance means it has the potential to appeal to any type of golfer who, after a fitting, should be pleased with the ball flight and distance they can create.