It has been quite a while since we’ve reviewed a Wilson product, and there is no better time than the present to correct that anomaly, as the company’s new Wilson Staff D7 irons are proving to be one of the more exciting releases in quite a while.

Wilson has been at the forefront of performance and innovation for over 100 years (including 60 Majors victories). And their new line of irons may prove to be among their best yet.

The new Wilson Staff D7 features Wilson’s RE•AKT Technology™, which puts “power” in different places according to the shots required. Long irons in the set, for example, have three rows of “Power Holes”, as well as a thinner, more responsive face. This configuration is designed to provide maximum distance when needed most (i.e. longer shots). The shorter irons, on the other hand, have fewer “Power Holes” which, when combined with optimal weighting and better feel, offer more precise distance control when you are closer to the green.

During our testing, we were extremely impressed with these irons. Firstly, they simply look great, with clean lines and a beautiful appearance at address. They also sport a fantastic weighting/balance when held, which instils confidence before you even swing the club.

With the thin topline and face, they may look more like a Player’s iron, but after a few swings, the “under the hood” game-improvement technology becomes strikingly apparent. In truth, these sleek and snazzy clubs are tremendously easy to hit, and offer plenty of forgiveness. And the feel is amazing, especially for a cast club. Pure, soft and responsive, these irons are a joy on the course.     

They also live up to the billing when it comes to distance and precision. During our round, we found the longer irons had some real power—we saw some seriously incredible distance on many of our longer shots. And when it came to the shorter irons—especially with approaches to the green and the par-3s—the consistency and precision were absolutely spot-on. We got some serious spin and control on many short shots, which brought plenty of smiles to our faces.

Overall, we were highly impressed with the Wilson D7. They are a solid and exciting addition to the Wilson stable this year, and are a definite must-try if you are looking for a new set in 2019.

RRP – $129.00 ( Steel) , $149.00 ( Graphite) Per Iron

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