Wilson Staff D7 Irons Unveiled

Even more Power Holes are said to increase ball speed and distance

Wilson Staff D7 Irons Review

Wilson Staff D7 Irons Unveiled - Even more Power Holes are said to increase ball speed and distance in these game-improvement irons

Wilson Staff D7 Irons Unveiled

Wilson Golf has taken its Power Hole technology to the next level with the launch of the D7 irons. Replacing the D300, the 4-7 irons within the set now feature three rows of Power Holes on the sole to increase face deflection for more distance.

Moving into the 8-9-iron, this reduces to two rows of Power Holes and then just one row in the PW and GW to enhance precision. These Power Holes are filled with a urethane-type material, like we saw in the C300 and C300 Forged irons, to dampen vibration for improved sound and feel.


Notably, all the Power Holes have been removed from the toe and topline, creating a cleaner more traditional aesthetic down behind the ball.

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The Power Holes have been combined with Wilson Golf’s thinnest ever face, which help create additional ball speed through added flexion. Lastly, a wider sole has helped moved the weight in the clubhead lower, deeper and more towards the heel and toe, increasing MOI (resistance to twisting) by 10 per cent on average through the set.

The combination of all these technologies is something Wilson is calling RE-AKT, creating greater ball speeds for longer distances for both centre and off-centre impacts.


“The D7 is the longest and best-looking super game improvement range we’ve ever produced,” said Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director at Wilson Golf. “

“We have taken Power Hole Technology to the next level by increasing the ball speed where it’s needed most on longer irons, then controlled the energy that’s returned to the ball on shorter irons where precision and feel is required,” added Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf.

The hosel on the D7 irons has also been modified for easier club adjustability. A longer hosel length (almost 0.20” longer than the D300 irons) has been added to allow for a quicker and easier custom fit.

The Wilson Staff D7 irons are available from mid-January 2019, with stock shaft options of the lightweight KBS Tour 80 in steel and UST-Mamiya 460 Recoil Series graphite with a Wilson Staff classic Lamkin Crossline pattern grip.

They will have an RRP of £469 (5-SW) for steel shafts and £599 for graphite shafts.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x