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  1. Thanks man these are fun clubs to hit and the distance gain is unreal but for me they just weren't the right irons to have into the bag. This was a lot of fun and I enjoyed reading everyone's reviews. Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  2. Looks great on mine very durable clubs so far Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  3. So I got the D7s out on the course on Friday and turned in a pretty good round +6 so not a bad score my iron play wasn't great though. I'm finding the extra thick top line is causing me some difficulty getting used to it. I was seeing an increase of about 10 yards with each club on the range but on the course not so much. I hit 60% of the greens but my distances weren't there. I am hitting the ball really high and that could just be my swing combined with the clubs at this point. I was hoping to use the TopGolf range but the system was down so I will try to get out there this week and see if it is up so I can get some real data. My Arccos tracking distances doesn't look too good with one round in so I don't want to share those hear. Let me know if you have any specific questions. Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. So in my round yesterday I found I am taking very shallow divots but the width of them is big so I think the interaction is good they dont dig and I think that has to do with the sole being so wide Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. Thanks wish it was mine a friend of mine took it but it was unreal been in 18 years but only the second time I have seen something like that Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. My stage 1 is up sorry for it being late but you will read my about my excuse Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. Stage Two - The Review 29SEP19 Wilson D7 irons – Official MGS Forum Review by GeekingGolf Intro I just want to start by saying thank you to Wilson Golf and MyGolfSpy for this amazing opportunity. I have always wondered what a game improvement iron would do for my game and it was amazing fun playing with these clubs in the bag. Well like I said in Stage 1 this move from a players iron to a game improvement is not very easy. The clubs perform very well all things being considered, but if you have been playing a players iron for many years you might have a tough time adjusting. I tested these irons in normal course and range conditions for my area. Jacksonville gets pretty windy at times especially on the naval base course here. I moved back a set of tees and tried to use the longer irons off the tee as much as possible. I did use Arccos tracking, but it has been missing shots and with my Samsung S9 it has drained my battery all the way out every time on the course. I have included some screenshots of some of the better shots I tracked to give you an idea of the distances I was seeing. I think these are a full club longer for me. My range sessions were used to get a better handle on the trajectory and distance I would see on the course. I used my range sessions to determine if I could move the ball up and down or left and right and I have included my findings below. Looks (8 out of 10 points) These clubs definitely look great. The look is classic with the chrome and black look. I think the look definitely isn’t flashy but it looks classic to me and is something worthy of the Wilson logo. The shape of the clubs is classic as well and the top line although thick is comparable with other irons in this category. Sound & Feel (9 out of 10 points) I just love the sound and feel of these irons. For a game improvement iron, I really thought that I would have a difficult time with knowing the strike location on shots. The impact feels softer than I expected and when you hit the exact middle of the club face it feels like you used a bazooka to hit the ball. The ball explodes off the face and I imagine that the power holes really aid in not only the soft feel but also the speed transfer to the ball. Basic Characteristics (17 out of 20 points) When I think of game improvement irons, I immediately think distance and forgiveness. Well these irons definitely fit the stereotype, the distance is unreal adding about 10-15 yards distance to every one of my irons and the forgiveness is definitely there with these clubs. I don’t get to practice as much as I would like and having something this forgiving in the bag really helps my golf game out. Mishits really don’t lose much distance and I have had zero issues with trajectory control. These irons do tend to hit draws more easily than fades and it probably has to do with the offset. I can hit a fade but it isn’t easy and it isn’t easy to control for me yet. The wide sole and different power hole configurations provide a high launch with tons of ball speed which is why the distance is there. On-Course Performance (24 out of 30 points) The irons on course performance is pretty good. For some reason the shape of the club, the thick top line in particular causes me to try and lift the ball at times so I really have to focus on hitting down on the ball with these clubs. My overall scores have improved even though my greens in regulation percentage has gone down significantly. I find it very difficult to hit these irons accurately at the moment, I either push it right, hit too much draw or occasionally get that game improvement iron flyer. I think these irons would be better suited for a golfer with a higher handicap and with trouble slicing the ball. These clubs definitely help me hit the ball high and the ball lands softly on the green with no roll out or backspin. This probably has to do with the stronger lofts and thin sole which is lowering the center of gravity. I have witnessed some trouble with distance control in windy conditions as these clubs characteristics make it difficult to keep shots from ballooning into the wind. I think overall these are solid performers for this category of iron. The golfer that these are targeting will definitely see many more benefits than I have in my opinion. My scores stayed about the same with these irons as with my gamers but it’s important to note that my greens in regulation or more importantly my accuracy definitely decreased with these in the bag. I will say that Wilson has done an amazing job with the design and value of these clubs and have changed my perception of the brand. Before this testing opportunity I knew Wilson was a long established golf brand, but didn’t think they made very good products primarily because I didn’t know anyone that played with their clubs. Well that perception has definitely changed and I could see myself trying their irons in the future. The main detractors for me are the thick top line which is common in this iron category and also the long irons show the back of the iron at address which is a little distracting for me. I really like the combination of technologies on this iron, the power holes are winners in my opinion and the golf ball just explodes off the face which makes these irons very fun to hit. Miscellaneous (8 out of 10 points) The irons did take a while to arrive, but I don’t really consider that a bad thing for Wilson it may just mean that these irons are in high demand and I can see why. These combine good performance for an outstanding price so I can see newcomers to golf really gravitating toward these irons as a first real set of irons. The irons came in a standard industry box, but it included an authentication spec sheet that showed Wilson’s dedication to quality control which is great to see. Play it or Trade it? (10 out of 20 points) Trade it. This type of iron doesn’t work for my game at the present time. I can’t honestly say that my iron play is better with these in the bag and although the gain in distance is great to see, I put a premium on accuracy with my irons. I want to get the ball as close to the hole as I can and also I want to be able to hit a variety of shots with my irons, high or low, left or right. I can’t do that with these irons. There is definitely forgiveness and distance in these irons, but for me those aren’t my top priorities. The price on these irons is unreal. These cost retail about 600 dollars which I think is an absolute steal in today’s golf market. These irons definitely fit the higher handicap golfer one that probably has trouble with slicing the ball and losing a lot of distance as a result. If you are a higher handicap golfer that has trouble hitting the ball straight or even if you would like to the ball higher and hit a draw these would be for you. Conclusion Are you a high handicap golfer looking to increase distance and eliminate your tendency to hit that slice on the golf course? Well these irons are definitely ones to consider adding to your bag. These irons pack game improvement technology to help the golfer hit the ball higher, farther, and straighter. If however your handicap is below 15 I would consider passing on these. Even though these pack a lot of great features in my opinion these will not improve your iron play to the point where you could see a real scoring impact. In my opinion 15 and below handicap golfers like myself are trying to hit more greens and also hit the ball closer to the hole even if that means sacrificing some distance to reach that end goal. Overall these are great golf clubs that definitely do what the manufacturer claims they do. Final Score: 76
  8. Why So Late? What’s up fellow spies? Well I know my Stage 1 is late, but I have a very good excuse. My name is Joe and I am in the Navy out of Jacksonville Florida. We left port to go out for Naval exercises and then got extended by 5 days and of course there was this huge hurricane Dorian coming up from the Bahamas so we couldn’t pull back in. We had to go up to Virginia for a few days then around the storm back to Mayport. The video below is what we went through trying to make it home. Needless to say my wife and 6 kids evacuated to Pensacola Florida while I was away. Sorry its sideways. Sorry couldn't figure out how to embed here...just follow the link and enjoy the show. https://www.facebook.com/100008543405169/videos/2080569485571145/ So as you can see I have had a rough few weeks. I have been playing golf since age 15. I only got serious about the game a couple of years ago when I was playing every week and got fitted into some Ping I200 irons. I love the game. It’s the ultimate challenge each day trying to stay focused and play the correct shot. To me it is a huge test of patience and perseverance and those two qualities don’t come easy to me. It’s amazing to me that every round can be so different, one aspect of my game can work perfectly while the others fall apart. My Game I have a 10 handicap right now and it has been trending upward for the past year. I am not sure what happened but being on a Navy ship hasn’t given me much time to play and practice and my game is suffering. I have played with Cobra Forged Tec One Length irons for about a year and even though my accuracy has greatly improved with these in the bag my distance has decreased way too much. I am getting older and my swing speed has started to decrease. Last year I won the Cobra Connect Challenge and got fitted into the One Length irons. Right now my 150 yard club is my 7 iron and I have about 10 yards between each club which makes club selection easier but when you hit your 4 and 5 iron both 170 well golf can be frustrating. My current ball flight is a tiny draw which I like and I can hit the ball high or low with no issues. I always aim for the middle of the green unless I have the perfect wedge distance in so I am looking for a combination of distance and forgiveness in my irons. Wilson D7 Challenge I have to admit I have never played with game improvement or super game improvement irons. I have always gravitated toward the players irons because of the look. I took the D7 challenge and I got some amazing distance and accuracy gains from the Wilson D7 irons. My D7 7 iron increased 14 yards and 5 iron increased a whopping 24 yards! I shared my experience on the forum and didn’t think much of it at the time. I surely didn’t expect to get selected to test these irons. I am grateful to say the least. It seems like the moderators really pick the perfect testers because I have been considering SGI irons and my game was suffering. I am sure there are alot of spies out there that have always played players irons and have considered making the switch so I hope to help them with this decision. The Tech So let’s talk about the technology in these irons! There is RE•AKT Technology that is supposed to improve power translating to greater ball speed. The long irons have power holes, in fact three rows of them and a thinner face to maximize distance. As you move down the bag the weighting is optimized and the power holes are decreased leading to precise distance control. I think so far I believe that their claims are justified. I have shortened my swing a lot in the past year and have seen better accuracy but less distance. Well my initial testing has confirmed Wilson’s claim as I still have the same accuracy but my distance has increased unbelievably. If these irons continue to do what the are doing then I will have to rethink my bag entirely. Maybe a hybrid or two will get knocked out of my bag and I may need to add another wedge. Here is the 4 iron with the 3 rows of power holes...it definitely has some heft looking down. Here is the 7 iron with the 2 rows of power holes which is supposed to decrease the power some but allow for good distance and more control. And finally the Gap Wedge with the one row. The reflections might look odd but I assure you these irons are flawless!!! Overall I love the look of these irons. They look premium to me and I like the color scheme. The thick line actually doesn't bother me at all and to me the 4 iron looks like most of the driving irons I see on the market today. I think Wilson did a great job with these irons and the value here is astonishing. How I Will Test My testing will include TopGolf range testing for accurate distance numbers, and I will also look at spin rates and launch angles to insure that I will have the proper descent angles and spin rates to hold the greens. I will do a lot of on course testing because this is where I want to see if they hold up. Do I get a flyer on some shots leading to overshooting greens or do they remain consistent across the face of the club and build confidence in the yardages? So will these irons pass the test? Will these super game improvement irons convert an old players iron golfer into the game improvement category?
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  10. This is awesome and Shanks you the man!!! Love the way you write and your pics are top notch I hope these find a place in your bag... Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. Dude that is freaking awesome man 2nd is damn good congrats stud Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. You beat me to this response I agree and got my opinion from TXG video of the hybrid 5 wood comparison and it's the reason I switch to a 5 wood now over a hybrid Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. Just wanted everyone here to know I added another Cobra club to my bag a F8 5 wood...picked up the 3 wood last year because of the results the spies were getting in last years thread and it is my most solid club so in honor of the anniversary I picked up another fairway wood!!! Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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