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I have no idea why but I have not been as excited for a product launch as I am for the C300 forged and driver this year. I have always been someone who found something and stuck with it. I went from 962B's in college and a year as an apprentice, played 670's for two more years and have been playing i5 PINGs since 2006 (the PING irons were the best option for me after visiting Scottsdale to become a club fitter). I am a 4.8 who gets maybe 6-10 rounds in a year, I wanted to upgrade and when I saw the C300 forged offering something just caught my eye.

 

I am accepting the fact that even though styles like the JPX900 Tour and 718MB have beautiful squared lines I just cannot play them as well as I'd like to, much less afford them.

 

So here goes, the $900 offering from Wilson. When I worked retail golf in college, the Deep Red was our top selling driver. I always believed in their line but didn't see a club that I could play as a lower handicap.

 

I am hoping that there will be others on the forum who can share their thoughts and their feedback on what they like and dislike about these when they hit the market.

 

In the spring when we get our first thaw it'll be fun to give them a shot.

 

Until then, Go Bills!!!

 

 

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I have no idea why but I have not been as excited for a product launch as I am for the C300 forged and driver this year. I have always been someone who found something and stuck with it. I went from 962B's in college and a year as an apprentice, played 670's for two more years and have been playing i5 PINGs since 2006 (the PING irons were the best option for me after visiting Scottsdale to become a club fitter). I am a 4.8 who gets maybe 6-10 rounds in a year, I wanted to upgrade and when I saw the C300 forged offering something just caught my eye.

 

I am accepting the fact that even though styles like the JPX900 Tour and 718MB have beautiful squared lines I just cannot play them as well as I'd like to, much less afford them.

 

So here goes, the $900 offering from Wilson. When I worked retail golf in college, the Deep Red was our top selling driver. I always believed in their line but didn't see a club that I could play as a lower handicap.

 

I am hoping that there will be others on the forum who can share their thoughts and their feedback on what they like and dislike about these when they hit the market.

 

In the spring when we get our first thaw it'll be fun to give them a shot.

 

Until then, Go Bills!!!

 

 

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C300 Forged are legit. Wilson sent me a 7-iron for the First Look story (click here) - has that nice Wilson feel with some decent pop to it. It's on the short list to game for 2018 - anxious to try it out with the right shaft.  The driver/FW/hybrid collection is also first rate, IMO. Not sure how the driver will stack up against the bombers - fully expect Rogue/M3-M4 to top Most Wanted - but it won't be a dog either. (First Look here)

 

 

Wilson's biggest challenge, as always, is shelf space and demo opportunities. They have what they're calling a Grass Roots program, so I'd imagine they're going to focus on Demo Days and other opportunities, so keep your eyes open.

 

And not for nuthin --- Go Pats!!

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I missed the C200's last season and that was one I really wanted to hit.  The C300 Forged are high on the list of irons I want to hit this season.  Wilson is consistently underrated when it comes to irons and for the price they have to be one of the best bang for your buck clubs you can buy.  

 

My biggest hold back is the lack of resale value for their clubs.  The secondary market prices wilson clubs so much less than everyone else that it's hard to justify paying full price when you can wait and buy a used set for less than half the cost.

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Given that I gamed the C100's - hated everything about them except the way they performed - exactly as they should.

 

And the C200's - Wilson clearly listened to feedback on the 100's and added that interesting extra speed pocket thing - I really enjoy my C200's to the point where I recognize that when there's an issue it's me.

 

I'm anxious to try the C300 - both the regular and hi test forged. I'm hoping they offer a shaft around 65 grams. That seems to be my garden spot with irons.

 

I would probably do as Meyer suggests and just hang on until they start popping up online if I like them.

 

I am exciting to see what these are like. I'm hoping to have more time to play this season. I could go with my current bag and not look back but there's a reason why I'm on this website - my eyes do tend to roam.

 

 

 

 

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C300 Forged are legit. Wilson sent me a 7-iron for the First Look story (click here) - has that nice Wilson feel with some decent pop to it. It's on the short list to game for 2018 - anxious to try it out with the right shaft. The driver/FW/hybrid collection is also first rate, IMO. Not sure how the driver will stack up against the bombers - fully expect Rogue/M3-M4 to top Most Wanted - but it won't be a dog either. (First Look here)

 

 

Wilson's biggest challenge, as always, is shelf space and demo opportunities. They have what they're calling a Grass Roots program, so I'd imagine they're going to focus on Demo Days and other opportunities, so keep your eyes open.

 

And not for nuthin --- Go Pats!!

Thanks for the good info...when you say it has decent “pop” does it feel like a soft forge or does it have a clicky feel? The Callaway Apex forged and 716AP2 felt clicky to me if that offers any feel comparisons.

 

I appreciate the grass roots point you made. When we sold Deep Red, the struggle was convincing those who wanted a more mainstream brand to just try the club. As is with any club sales, convincing buyers to approach with an open mind is the most arduous task. Once the player finds something they love the brand doesn't matter.

 

 

 

 

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My biggest hold back is the lack of resale value for their clubs. The secondary market prices wilson clubs so much less than everyone else that it's hard to justify paying full price when you can wait and buy a used set for less than half the cost.

I feel the same about the entire used club market. Selling anything from Callaway or TM who choose not to strict to 2 year product cycles makes it a nightmare to sell and upgrade.

 

 

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I have no idea why but I have not been as excited for a product launch as I am for the C300 forged and driver this year. I have always been someone who found something and stuck with it. I went from 962B's in college and a year as an apprentice, played 670's for two more years and have been playing i5 PINGs since 2006 (the PING irons were the best option for me after visiting Scottsdale to become a club fitter). I am a 4.8 who gets maybe 6-10 rounds in a year, I wanted to upgrade and when I saw the C300 forged offering something just caught my eye.

 

I am accepting the fact that even though styles like the JPX900 Tour and 718MB have beautiful squared lines I just cannot play them as well as I'd like to, much less afford them.

 

So here goes, the $900 offering from Wilson. When I worked retail golf in college, the Deep Red was our top selling driver. I always believed in their line but didn't see a club that I could play as a lower handicap.

 

I am hoping that there will be others on the forum who can share their thoughts and their feedback on what they like and dislike about these when they hit the market.

 

In the spring when we get our first thaw it'll be fun to give them a shot.

 

Until then, Go Bills!!!

 

 

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Our rep is coming by Thursday with the entire line.  Only problem is, I think the high temp that day will only be around 25 degrees.  But I may still grab the forged and the non forged version and go into our pavillion and hit a few balls just to get the feel.   

 

If i determine anything I do that day is worth sharing, I certainly will, even if it's just few pics or my thoughts, but Barbajo's piece did a very good job on the preview of them. 

 

BTW, I tell people all the time, the best golf I ever played was when I had the 15's in my bag.  I played so well with them, I moved on from them after a year.. :wub:

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Our rep is coming by Thursday with the entire line. Only problem is, I think the high temp that day will only be around 25 degrees. But I may still grab the forged and the non forged version and go into our pavillion and hit a few balls just to get the feel.

 

If i determine anything I do that day is worth sharing, I certainly will, even if it's just few pics or my thoughts, but Barbajo's piece did a very good job on the preview of them.

 

BTW, I tell people all the time, the best golf I ever played was when I had the 15's in my bag. I played so well with them, I moved on from them after a year.. :wub:

Yes! Finally! See about that raw wedge.

 

 

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I too like the C300 F-irons and the driver. I must add... your quite the player benson to be able to maintain a sub 5 hcp with 6-10 rounds a year. I play year round and some months can barely hang onto a 5. 

But then again you're a young buck and I'm old. LOL

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Yes! Finally! See about that raw wedge.

 

 

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Yep, I'm nothing if not a persistent pain in the A$$!!

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I too like the C300 F-irons and the driver. I must add... your quite the player benson to be able to maintain a sub 5 hcp with 6-10 rounds a year. I play year round and some months can barely hang onto a 5.

But then again you're a young buck and I'm old. LOL

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Thanks for the good info...when you say it has decent “pop” does it feel like a soft forge or does it have a clicky feel? The Callaway Apex forged and 716AP2 felt clicky to me if that offers any feel comparisons.

 

I appreciate the grass roots point you made. When we sold Deep Red, the struggle was convincing those who wanted a more mainstream brand to just try the club. As is with any club sales, convincing buyers to approach with an open mind is the most arduous task. Once the player finds something they love the brand doesn't matter.

 

 

 

 

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By pop i mean some power - they have a very nice forged feel like you'd expect from Wilson, but in an iron designed for distance. Combination of loft and the power holes to help the ball get going - these are definitely NOT distance challenged irons - but the appearance doesn't scream game improvement - really nice looking topline.

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By pop i mean some power - they have a very nice forged feel like you'd expect from Wilson, but in an iron designed for distance. Combination of loft and the power holes to help the ball get going - these are definitely NOT distance challenged irons - but the appearance doesn't scream game improvement - really nice looking topline.

Makes good enough sense. Thanks! As the engine starts to lose power I am not too proud to adapt. Have a good week!

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Yes! Finally! See about that raw wedge.

 

 

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Well...blame the damn snow we got yesterday. I ended up working from home yesterday and the rep still came out anyway, my boss said he was going to email him to rescheduled, but I guess he was already on the way here. So I missed out.   Guess we'll both have to wait for the PGA Show now.   Good news is it's only a couple weeks away. 

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Well...blame the damn snow we got yesterday. I ended up working from home yesterday and the rep still came out anyway, my boss said he was going to email him to rescheduled, but I guess he was already on the way here. So I missed out. Guess we'll both have to wait for the PGA Show now. Good news is it's only a couple weeks away.

All good CG2. My thing of the year (2018) is patience...

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All good CG2. My thing of the year (2018) is patience...

I  tried to make that my thing for 2018, and I already ran out of it  ;)

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I tried to make that my thing for 2018, and I already ran out of it ;)

me too with this weather. It's bad. We have a 20mph north wind that is coming straight across Lake Superior.

 

Just tried to hit some balls out off the snow. Can't tell if I have a super nasty slice or the wind got ahold of it. I'm going with the wind... for now.

 

 

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me too with this weather. It's bad. We have a 20mph north wind that is coming straight across Lake Superior.

 

Just tried to hit some balls out off the snow. Can't tell if I have a super nasty slice or the wind got ahold of it. I'm going with the wind... for now.

 

 

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That would be my guess (wind) as well!!

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Had the opportunity to demo the Wilson line this weekend and came away very impressed with the c300 irons. I tried the v6, c300, and c300 forged. While they were all nice I preferred the regular c300. I am sure the big complaint will be the power holes on the top line. When I first started hitting them the were noticeable but after a few shots they just blend in and aren't noticeable. Soft feel off all the irons, solid distance and nice dispersion. The KBS shaft line seem to be the selection of no upgrade charge shafts with others available at an up charge. I think Wilson has a winner with these clubs. I know they take a hit in the secondary market but with forged irons under $1k and non forged for $100 less you can't go wrong in a world where irons seem to be approaching a $1200 average price.

 

Also tried the c300 driver but came away unimpressed. It is nice but there are a lot of other drivers in the same price range that feel and play better for me

 

As a parting gift for trying the clubs I got a couple of 2 ball packs of the duo spin balls. For me it provided good performance. Distance was where I am normally hitting shots and it provided enough spin to stay within a few foot circle on approach shots. For a $22ish dollar ball it was better than expected.

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I'm hoping the c300 forged are possible to test up here in Canada, they definitely appear to be the real deal. Has anybody read any reviews on them?

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