Wilson Staff D7 Forged Iron Review - Technicl Editor Joel Tadman puts the Wilson Staff D7 Forged Iron through its paces.
– Two rows of Power Holes incorporate a urethane-filled Power Chamber inside the head that flexes at impact while reducing vibration for a softer, more solid feel.
– A more compact head, less offset, higher toe and thinner topline will suit the eye of the better player.
– More aggressive Power Holes lower the CG to increase ball speed and launch.
Players of different abilities will like the traditional, mid-size profile and shiny chrome finish. The slightly rounded leading edge makes it look like there’s more offset than there actually is.
The original D7 iron really impressed us with its super-fast ball speeds and monumental carry distances. The new D7 Forged offers more manageable distances and a sleeker look for the lower handicapper.
The 7-iron loft is 30.5°, so still fairly strong, but the performance we experienced should suit a wider spectrum of players. It achieves good distance, yes – an average carry of 173 yards – but on a very different ball flight than the D7.
With a narrower sole, it flights the ball considerably lower but with more spin – hovering just over the 6,000rpm mark – to keep it airborne and enhance the stopping power as well as control of the flight.
It naturally doesn’t feel as explosive as the D7, but the softer feel, along with the slimmer look, will appeal to the slightly better player seeking consistency. In fact, carry distances ranged from 171-177 yards on the Foresight GCQuad launch monitor with good accuracy – tight dispersion in both directions should help you find more greens.
If you’re a golfer who wants to play a compact, soft-feeling iron without losing out on distance, the D7 Forged is an iron you should certainly consider in 2020.