Golf Monthly's Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review - a new Game Improvement model said to provide high levels of distance and forgiveness without the premium price tag

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Wilson Staff D300 irons

Pros:

  • Excellent distance from and iron crammed with technology and feels as powerful as it sounds

Cons:

  • If you prefer a traditional-looking iron, you may want to go elsewhere

Product:

Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£549.00 (8-piece set)

Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review

Looks

The Wilson Staff D300 iron has many of the same aesthetic features as the C200 model, including the Power Holes that extend all the way around the perimeter of the clubface, just with more offset and a thicker topline that will appeal more towards higher handicappers.

Performance

The D in the name stands for distance and the D300 iron certainly delivers that. Much of that is down to the loft of the irons (the 7-iron loft is 29.5°) but the ball flight we experienced was still nice and high, combining distance and stopping power into greens. That could be down to the weight pods in the back of the heel and toe of the sole helping get the ball up in the air more easily.

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The wide sole also seemed to make the club more forgiving through the turf. Forgiveness and consistency of the side-to-side dispersion was noteworthy – it really was difficult to hit a bad shot with these irons and while this might be less relevant for a high handicap golfer, they can be assured of the help on offer from off-centre hits and the resulting accuracy and distance control benefits

Make no bones about it, these irons create a loud, powerful sound. They’re not especially soft, even with the Power Holes filled with urethane, the D300 looks, sounds and feels like a distance iron – which is no bad thing. Golfer no what to expect from this club and if they want something that’s less chunky and feels a little softer while still providing forgiveness, the C200 is the perfect model for them.

 

Verdict

If you’re a high handicapper just starting out in the game or an improving mid-handicapper that wants to upgrade a dated set, the Wilson Staff D300 irons are well worth trying before you make your decision.