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This review coincided with the National D7 Challenge that Wilson Staff ran through the first 3 months of the season. To be eligible for the testing, forum members had to go to a Wilson Demo Day or local golf store and demo the D7 iron and see how much distance they gained.
As a result the selected members received a full set of D7 irons. This testing is also a milestone for MGS of sorts as it marks the first official club test for our women members. So we're excited to have a couple of them chiming in on what we are sure will be some very helpful and insightful reviews.
The Testers are as follows:
@Steve2100 Stage 1 Stage 2
@Tarheelvolvo Stage 1 Stage 2
@JohnSmalls Stage 1 Stage 2
@GeekingGolf Stage 1 Stage 2
Our Two Female Reviewers
@GolfDorkette Stage 1 Stage 2
@artful_golfer Stage 1 Stage 2
Sold!! Thanks everyone for the interest!
Grab a set that is currently the focus of the Wilson D7 challenge going on across the US.
This is the Wilson iron that is giving people back yardage they thought they had lost forever. They are simply some of the easiest irons, I've ever hit and just go high and straight...and oh yeah far. if you don't believe me, check out some the blog piece from Golfspy_barbajo
The specs on these are 1/2 long and 2 degrees upright. Hit me up with any questions, already have some inquires about these in the shop, but wanted to give my fellow spies who are in the market for a great affordable set of irons to start the year.
Note: the face's actually look much better in person than the pics, the only one that is really heavily used is the 7 (top pic 2nd from left) as it's been used on the range a lot more than the others.
Alright, so after playing for 25ish years, I finally got fit for clubs. I’m 32 years old. I don’t have the shaft information on me at the moment, but I hope you find it interesting nonetheless.
Driver: Wilson C300 Stiff Flex 9 degrees, but I’ve got it adjusted to 10
Fairway Wood: Cobra F8 Regular Flex 5-6 wood. It’s set to 18.5 degrees
Irons: Wilson Staff D7 Regular Flex 5-GW
Wedges: Cleveland CBX 52, 56, 60
Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No.3
Ball: Cut Grey
So I consider myself a middle handicapper. I can easily shoot low to mid 80’s. However, I recently was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my back. So in order to extend my playing time I’ve taken quite a bit off my swing. Because I’m still adjusting to a new swing, I wanted clubs much more forgiving but I wouldn’t lose too much distance. The brand new D7 irons have offered me the best combination of long distance and good accuracy. I know their lofts are jacked but since I slowed my swing, I technically haven’t lost any distance off the iron number. I have the same philosophy with the wedges. My fitter handed me the CBX wedges and I was blown away by how consistently I was hitting them the same distances. As little as I’m getting to play, once a month, I’m not looking to shape too many shots, I just want to go straight. I’m always kinda an underdog guy so you’ll pretty much never find anything Taylormade/Callaway/Ping/Titleist in my bag. I can’t stand the elitist attitude in golf that knocks statistically proven great clubs because they’re not made by a big 4 OEM. My favorite club in the bag is the Tommy Armour putter. I hit hundreds of puts that day and it even blew away the Evnroll for me. I’m not a tall guy either, barely 5’7”, so everything is shaved down 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch. You’ll notice I only have 13 clubs. I’m very satisfied with my 5 wood and 5 iron as my long clubs so I’m considering adding a PM Grind 64 degree wedge for lobs once the new model comes out in February (I know it’s made by Callaway lol). Let me know what y’all think!
So I was pretty surprised when I found out: (1) that nearly everyone slept on my man Koepka, and (2) I won a Wilson FG Tour wedge for my second place finish in the PGA championship giveaway. I have not swung a Wilson club in while, and I was intrigued to see how their wedge would stack up against my current gamers - which are the Titleist Vokey SM5's. Full disclosure - my current wedges have pretty much lost their spin and I am in the market for some new wedges, so this couldn't have come at a better time.
Luckily, I was able to fully customize the wedge to my specs and order the proper loft, length, lie, grind and custom stamping. I ended up going with the Wilson FG Tour, 58 degree, standard length, 1 degree flat, traditional grind, and stamped "MD2" (I wasn't really sure what to do there and panicked - these are basically just my initials). Oh! I also got the shaft in a S+ KBS rev, which was really clutch because I play S+ KBS C-Tapers. I went with the traditional grind because, on occasion, I've been hitting my L-Gring lob wedge a little fat and course conditions are soft where I play in the north east.
My first impression regarding the look of this wedge was that it is super-clean. The lines are nice and the head is compact. The satin finish also has a matte-quality so that it won't create a glare in the sun. I personally feel that the club looks very inviting to hit, and I felt confident at address.
One thing that I noticed was that the weighting of this club feels heavier than my Vokey's. I didn't weigh them so I can't confirm this to an absolute fact, but at least to me, they feel heavier. That being said, I don't think that is a negative and I think that the club feels really solid overall. I was able to control shots and work the ball both ways, and even flight shots as need be. I have also posted some pictures below of the impact of the shots. As you can see, the face definitely has some grip to it and the balls were checking up pretty nicely. I toe'd a shot, as you can see, and the club was pretty forgiving - flying about 95% of the way to the target.
Another interesting thing to note is that I hit this club against my 54 degree Vokey and was flying it the exact same distance despite it being 4 degrees weaker... So do with that information what you may. I don't necessarily subscribe to more distance is always better, but facts are facts.
As you can tell I was hitting off of synthetic turf in the pictures below, but I also hit some shots out of the rough and sand (though not pictured because it was getting dark). I actually think that the (perceived) heavier weight was advantageous in rough and sand , as the club was able to glide through tougher lies without getting caught up.
All in all I am very happy with this club. I am very impressed with the look, feel and playability and am leaning towards ordering a 54 and be done with my search to replace my current wedges. Thanks again to MyGolfSpy and Wilson for the opportunity, I'll check in and answer any additional questions that anyone might have.
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