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Well a little bit of digging in the dirt pays off (thank you, Mr. Hogan).  The 4-6 iron have started to come alive!  The last two tee shots with the four iron have resulted in a 220 yard GIR and a FIR during a modified scramble at Pinehurst.  I don't have accurate stats because of technology problems, but GIRs have been consistently on the rise, and my iron ball striking has been as consistent as ever.  These irons are really fighting for their place. 

Back in my review I spoke of the feedback these irons produce being exceptional for game improvement irons---with the artic chill we have had, I have taken a little more time to hit balls on the range.  Wednesday I caught a ball thin with a 6 iron and knew it immediately.  My hands haven't stung that bad since I caught a fastball off the handle playing baseball in high school. 

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Sourced from Wilson's Instagram page is a sneak preview of an upcoming iron launch.  It looks like a D7 forged is coming out to complement the "regular" D7s.

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19 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

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Sourced from Wilson's Instagram page is a sneak preview of an upcoming iron launch.  It looks like a D7 forged is coming out to complement the "regular" D7s.

 

Sorta yes and sorta no - Wilson's irons offerings are in a bit of a flux for 2020. Blog post on these should be dropping this morning. 

Doug Thiel, Wilson's Global Marketing Director, said last summer the feeling was that Wilson had too many iron sets (they had six) and that it was time to streamline and reset the offering. I think between the Launch Pad and now the D7 Forged, along with the Staff Model moniker, we're beginning to see that change starting. 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
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3 hours ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

 

Sorta yes and sorta no - Wilson's irons offerings are in a bit of a flux for 2020. Blog post on these should be dropping this morning. 

Doug Thiel, Wilson's Global Marketing Director, said last summer the feeling was that Wilson had too many iron sets (they had six) and that it was time to streamline and reset the offering. I think between the Launch Pad and now the D7 Forged, along with the Staff Model moniker, we're beginning to see that change starting. 

For those that can't ever seem to find their way to the Home Page 🙂   Great stuff here as usual from @GolfSpy Barbajo

https://mygolfspy.com/wilson-d7-forged-irons-review/

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3 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

For those that can't ever seem to find their way to the Home Page 🙂   Great stuff here as usual from @GolfSpy Barbajo

https://mygolfspy.com/wilson-d7-forged-irons-review/

Homepage? Isn't 👇 the homepage? 😂

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29 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

Homepage? Isn't 👇 the homepage? 😂

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Well it is to us 🙂 But best to keep the boss happy. 

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7 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Well it is to us 🙂 But best to keep the boss happy. 

True, but since I get emails when they post new content, I usually just follow the link from there and haven't seen the actual homepage in a while.

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SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
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Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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Getting back to the D7 topic I hit Foz’s a couple of time’s on weds and was pleasantly surprised. In fact those were the two best irons that I hit all day.

What stunned me most was how great they sound.


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On 3/21/2020 at 3:29 PM, revkev said:

Getting back to the D7 topic I hit Foz’s a couple of time’s on weds and was pleasantly surprised. In fact those were the two best irons that I hit all day.

What stunned me most was how great they sound.


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Not sure how I missed your post, Rev.  You couldn't have said it better.  These irons don't play like the expectations from the category they are in. 

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UPDATE!

Thankfully shanking the rust off post Corona house arrest.  I believe an official update will have to soon follow.  The long irons that caused me so much trouble during the review period have really come to life this year and are absolute rocketships.   So much so they are slowly kicking my hybrid and 5 wood out of the bag.  Granted the ball flight is lower than those other clubs and I don't typically hit many greens from 200+ out, they do give me a more consistent option of getting it close.   Hitting low punches and get out of trouble shots has come around nicely for the 4-5 iron as well.  I have tested the forgiveness a little more fully as of late and am pleased to note that the D7s have bailed me out a number of times on less than stellar swings and have saved a number of pars.  One hole comes to mind where a toe side miss ended up only losing a touch less than 10% of expected distance with a 7 iron leaving me with a relatively easy 2 putt par.  This is leading to a consistency that I have rarely seen in my short golf life.

All is not rainbows and unicorns though.  I have started to struggle off the tee on short par 3's with the wedges and short irons.   I have had trouble hitting knock down and partial shots with wedges and short irons as well.

All in all, these clubs continue to impress.  The feel is still exceptional for the class and the sound is spot on.

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I forgot this thread existed - even though I’m not an official tester should I move my informal review here?


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5 minutes ago, revkev said:

I forgot this thread existed - even though I’m not an official tester should I move my informal review here?


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Unfortunately this one kinda fell through the cracks.  Perks of being a SGI iron review, I assume.  I would love to have you join--either way I'll be active keeping up with your review.

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Going back through the reviews this morning and I wanted to point out one of the highlights of having a female reviewer for the D7s.  @artful_golfer did an awesome job!  Ladies if you are in the process of looking for new clubs, be sure to read this review!

 

 

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24 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

Going back through the reviews this morning and I wanted to point out one of the highlights of having a female reviewer for the D7s.  @artful_golfer did an awesome job!  Ladies if you are in the process of looking for new clubs, be sure to read this review!

 

Well thank you! I enjoyed the challenge.

 

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Oops! I typed my response in the wrong area.

"Well thank you! I enjoyed the challenge.

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:cleveland-small: RTX-3: 52/10 wedge; 56/11 wedge; and Tour Action 900 60* low bounce

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2 hours ago, artful_golfer said:

Oops! I typed my response in the wrong area.

"Well thank you! I enjoyed the challenge.

Is it safe to assume you are still enjoying the D7's? Any extra length show up since your stage 2?

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SW: :cleveland-small: 588
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I’m coming in here then! Wilson has been good to the MGS community and I was gaming C100’s when I played Sawgrass - 8 iron to the back pin on 17!

I purchased a set of D7’s on the cheap - thanks Foz!

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They arrived Saturday, hit a few shots on the range Tuesday, some chip shots with the GW yesterday and shot 37 with them I the bag today.

Given that my league is not playing until we can ride 2 in a cart and recent events are causing a secondary COVID spike - that may be never. :(




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9 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

Is it safe to assume you are still enjoying the D7's? Any extra length show up since your stage 2?

I am not using D7s right now. I had made the decision to keep them in my bag but then changed my mind and I switched to TaylorMade R7 Draw. I know the R7s are older technology but so far they seem to work for me. I already had the R7 4-iron. I thought it was quite humorous that my favorite club was a $1 thrift store purchase. So I decided to test the rest of the set.

I do still have the D7s and plan to try them again later this year. Your post will spur me to do that. My issue with the D7s was distance inconsistencies and I am curious to know if I would have that same issue again. I know my swing must be a factor in that scenario but I'm not having those surprises with my R7 set.

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I am not using D7s right now. I had made the decision to keep them in my bag but then changed my mind and I switched to TaylorMade R7 Draw. I know the R7s are older technology but so far they seem to work for me. I already had the R7 4-iron. I thought it was quite humorous that my favorite club was a $1 thrift store purchase. So I decided to test the rest of the set.
I do still have the D7s and plan to try them again later this year. Your post will spur me to do that. My issue with the D7s was distance inconsistencies and I am curious to know if I would have that same issue again. I know my swing must be a factor in that scenario but I'm not having those surprises with my R7 set.



I’m curious if that inconsistency I’d through the bag or just with certain clubs?


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I am not using D7s right now. I had made the decision to keep them in my bag but then changed my mind and I switched to TaylorMade R7 Draw. I know the R7s are older technology but so far they seem to work for me. I already had the R7 4-iron. I thought it was quite humorous that my favorite club was a $1 thrift store purchase. So I decided to test the rest of the set.
I do still have the D7s and plan to try them again later this year. Your post will spur me to do that. My issue with the D7s was distance inconsistencies and I am curious to know if I would have that same issue again. I know my swing must be a factor in that scenario but I'm not having those surprises with my R7 set.

Sometimes the “older technology “ is still pretty darn good for some players.
I play often w guys who have 10-12 year old clubs and they are still pretty good.


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