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2018 Official Forum Member Review - Wilson C300 Irons

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Very good review, imo. Sorry to hear Wilson customer service is sub-par and the clubs weren't a great fit. I honestly hope people that matter from these companies get to see these when they don't go so well.

 

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I really feel for the poor inside guy. Would be a tough job to pull off with no corporate support
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Thank you all for the good, honest reviews.

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Thank you all for the good, honest reviews.

It's really an awesome thing about our community.  When we select testers, all we ask is to give your honest thoughts.    And it's been proven time and time again, that the reviewers do that both with the good reviews and ones that aren't so good.   There aren't many other sites where you will find that, so many of them are concerned about retaining the advertising dollars, they only put out puff piece reviews.   

 

Thanks to all the testers for all the products for your hard work and integrity. 

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Wanted to follow up on my stage 2 review. The C300 forged are still in the bag and I feel like I am nearing the end of the learning curve on how to hit them. Still not sure how much is head and how much is shaft but I am able to basically put two swings on each club. One is a normal swing and one is an aggressive swing that helps when I am between clubs. Club distances are still a work in progress as I am definitely hitting these clubs longer. Bad swings still result in bad results

 

Not seeing the terrible wear pattern some of the other testers saw but the paint fill on the numbers continues to slowly chip away. Chrome is still bright and shiny with minimal scratches on the soles. This could be because I am back to my normal 1 round a week with little iron practice.

 

I have looked back at GIR stats and while I don't see any statistical improvement I know I am hitting the ball better and my left to right dispersion is improved. missed greens are closer to the putting surface resulting in more chips than pitches. Bad rounds are not due to poor iron play.

 

These clubs are still a solid recommendation as a must try provided you can fit yourself into non upgrade shafts.

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I was just thinking about this thread earlier today! Thanks for the follow up.

 

 

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Wanted to follow up on my stage 2 review. The C300 forged are still in the bag and I feel like I am nearing the end of the learning curve on how to hit them. Still not sure how much is head and how much is shaft but I am able to basically put two swings on each club. One is a normal swing and one is an aggressive swing that helps when I am between clubs. Club distances are still a work in progress as I am definitely hitting these clubs longer. Bad swings still result in bad results

 

Not seeing the terrible wear pattern some of the other testers saw but the paint fill on the numbers continues to slowly chip away. Chrome is still bright and shiny with minimal scratches on the soles. This could be because I am back to my normal 1 round a week with little iron practice.

 

I have looked back at GIR stats and while I don't see any statistical improvement I know I am hitting the ball better and my left to right dispersion is improved. missed greens are closer to the putting surface resulting in more chips than pitches. Bad rounds are not due to poor iron play.

 

These clubs are still a solid recommendation as a must try provided you can fit yourself into non upgrade shafts.

Nice update. In my stage 2 I posted that I'm hitting the C300's better resulting in better scores. What I don't know is it because I'm getting better or is it the clubs?

 

The one feature I wish I had on my SC200 launch monitor is the ability to archive all of the swing data. That way I could post median data vs. an average as a follow-up. Regardless, I'll make a point of posting my new distance chart in the near future. FYI the finish on the clubs hasn't gotten worse and the urethane in the "power holes" is still intact.

 

 

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One of my regular players got a set of these a few months ago.

Ive hit them a few times and just didn't like them.

 

But he LOVES them, and he has dropped about 15 strokes off his cap. Mind you he started at about 30, but with his new C300's he decided to really start a rigorous practice routine and hits balls at least a few times a week.

 

He now hits a LOT of really quality shots.

 

Is it the clubs or is it the practice?

 

-_-

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Is it the clubs or is it the practice?

 

-_-

Has to be the practice. I really like mine, but they didn't automatically make me a better player.

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FWIW ... they came in 4th in the most wanted players irons.... there must be something there.  :)

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Just a quick update - I'm still playing the C300s, although as I posted before I still can't get the hang of that 4i. However, that's not a problem since it's a 21* and I've got a 19^ and a 22* hybrid in the bag. When I'm back to taking lessons next season I might ask my instructor what I'm doing different with that 4i.. 

The scuffing of the chrome finish hasn't gotten worse and the urethane in the powerholes is still in tact (I play about 4-5 rounds a week). My index has gone down by about a few strokes - and probably could have gone down more if my putting would improve - some days the putter works - other days not.

Thanks again Mods for selecting me to test these clubs. 

 

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That's great Tony, nice to see you still enjoying the clubs and making handicap improvements 😁😎

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Closing out my official review of the C300’s (unofficial stage 3), a few comments since my last post on October 1st 

As stated earlier, I really liked the clubs, especially since I played better. Most of my previous concerns were around the cosmetic features, including the grips, location of the tool marks and the scuffing of the finish. Note: I did not have the paint flaking issues that some members reported initially (maybe they were painted on a Thursday instead of a Friday 😁 )

My long irons played well, and in many instances ended up using my 5i and 6i where I might have gone with my hybrids. However, my 4I is still in my other bag awaiting the reopening of the range next spring. Getting a ‘handle’ on that 4i will be one of my objectives for next year. BTW I love the KBS 90 shafts. 

The clubs did polish up well and deserve a rest after about 100+ rounds this year. . 

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The urethane in the 'Power Holes' stayed intact (no sign of loss of adhesion). The scuffing that I observed after initial play has not gotten any worse so I'm pretty happy about that (I'm a bit OCD when it comes to my 'stuff'). 

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You can see the paint fill is intact (note if you look closely you'll see some white marks, that's just lint from my wiping cloth).

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Overall I'm very pleased and look forward to playing them next year. Now if I could only be a tester for the yellow F-9 wood and a new putter 😉.

 

Thanks again Mod's for picking me! 

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Thanks for chiming in with an end of season update Tony. Sounds like they really worked for you this season.


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I tested the C300 Forged, Tour V6, and the F5 Tour irons. I got the best numbers and feeling with the F5 tours with a Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shaft. Also, I demoed the Ben Hogan Edge. The Edge had the same "pillowy" feeling as the C300 Forged but to me, was a better built product. Also, the price of the Ben Hogan Edge is hard to beat for a filled forged iron.

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Great follow up, Tony. I'm glad that you didn't have many of the paintfill issues that most of us did. I don't see the poly that fills the power holes being a concern, going back to the C200s I can't recall that ever being a complaint. 

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Update**

my friend who was playing these irons lost some of the badges and noticed some rusting here and there. Roger Dunn worked it out and got the whole set replaced!

then within 3 weeks, the new set started rusting too. He took them back to complain, and figured he would get something different. Somewhere between Roger Dunn and Wilson, they asked him that if he would stay with Wilson clubs, they would give him which ever clubs he wanted with no extra charge. 

So, he chose the V6 tours. Even though they cost $300 more, Wilson said no problem! And boy o boy are they purty! The problem is that he is about a 15 hdcp, and he is having a hard time hitting these new clubs. They’re small heads, thin top line, very traditional lofts. About two clubs shorter than my jacked up p790’s. But wow they felt good.

i kinda think they did a disservice to the guy by changing his c300’s into these as he isn’t hitting them well at all. He said he hit them perfectly in the booth, but we all know how that works. I hit them a few times as I’ve always wanted to, and I must admit, they felt sooooo good. He says the same thing that everyone says, that he’ll become a better ball striker. To which I said, good luck!! And I told him I was jealous because they are so nice. The only good news is that he still has 90 days to decide he doesn’t like them. 

Anyways, kind of a ramble on there...

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On 4/20/2019 at 11:46 PM, Sluggo42 said:

Update**

my friend who was playing these irons lost some of the badges and noticed some rusting here and there. Roger Dunn worked it out and got the whole set replaced!

then within 3 weeks, the new set started rusting too. He took them back to complain, and figured he would get something different. Somewhere between Roger Dunn and Wilson, they asked him that if he would stay with Wilson clubs, they would give him which ever clubs he wanted with no extra charge.

just am getting through this thread and wanted to add my experience here as well.

I purchased a demo set of C300s in December and immediately had the badges fall out of two clubs after a few indoor range sessions.

Wilson Customer Service would not honor the warranty because I purchased the clubs used, but Diamond Tour Golf (where I purchased them) put me in touch with a sales rep who got the two clubs replaced. 

Fast forward a month or so and the badges came out of the replacement clubs, too! I contacted the sales rep again and this time they ordered me a brand new set.

Last month at the range I was hitting the 5 iron and noticed a weird sound. The badge almost was completely detached, again! This time I caught it before it came completely loose. I took a heat gun and clamp to it, and it hasn't come loose since. Although, now I refuse to hit my 5 iron at the range.

I really like the clubs, but there is something definitely wrong with the adhesive they use to hold the badges on. I have not had issues with paintfill, and the sole wear has been minimal for me.

Just wanted to add my two cents...

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Yea, my buddy gave up on them and got some ap3’s and hasn’t looked back

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