Wilson Smooth driver, Wilson Di9 irons and Wilson Nc9 irons set to launch

Wilson Staff will be launching a new range of clubs. The Wilson Smooth driver, Wilson Di9 irons, Wilson Nc9 irons and Wilson Tw9 should, between them, offer an appealing blend of forgiveness and playability.

Wilson Staff is set to launch a new range of clubs that includes Wilson Di9 irons and a new Wilson Smooth driver in a bid to capitalise on the major-winning success of brand ambassador, Padraig Harrington.

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Wilson’s Di9 irons feature a sweetspot positioned more towards the toe than most conventional irons, as this is where the majority amateurs mis-hits are made. An insert placed in the cavity should soak up any unwanted vibrations for a better overall feel.

The face of the Wilson Smooth driver is of variable thickness to increase the size of the sweetspot. And as the name suggests, the Wilson Smooth has been designed to be as aerodynamic as possible to offer “powerful efficient performance.” Available in February, Wilson are offering a selection of the best Aldila, ProForce and Fujikura shafts in the Smooth driver.

In addition, Wilson will also launch a new set of Wilson Nc9 ‘precision irons’. Titanium has been welded onto the face a stainless steel body to offer improved power and forgiveness. The compact head design shouldn’t make these feel too bulky at address.

Wilson are also planning to launch a new line of wedges called Wilson Tw9. Available in gunmetal and satin finishes, the lower lofted wedges feature cavity backs that should help “bridge the gap between the modern pitching wedge and the sand wedge.”

Reviews of the Wilson Staff’s Spine driver, Wilson Nc9 irons and Wilson Tw9 wedges will follow soon, both in print and online.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X