Wilson Staff C300 Driver

We put the new Wilson Staff C300 driver through its paces on the GC2 launch monitor

Golf Monthly Verdict

Certainly a big step up visually from Wilson on the C300 and this applies to the performance too. The adjustability and overall performance means it has the potential to appeal to any type of golfer who, after a fitting, should be pleased with the ball flight and distance they can create.

Reasons to buy
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    From the middle, the C300 can send it out there, helped by the adjustability being able to fine tune ball flight. Plus it looks great too.

Reasons to avoid
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    The only trade off would be that forgiveness and dispersion levels weren’t as impressive as the distance

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Wilson Staff C300 Driver Review - We test Wilson Staff's new C300 driver on the Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitor

Wilson Staff C300 Driver Review

Key Technology Like on the C300 irons, Power Holes are located on the sole and crown of the 460cc head to expand the sweet spot for greater ball speeds across the face. These are combined with new Reactive Face Technology to provide more consistent performance across the entire clubface.

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Green Means GO! Fast Fit Technology 3.0 enables players to make quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club head from the shaft. A six-way adjustable hosel covers loft settings from 8° to 14° in half degree increments allowing players to attain the ideal lie and face angle. There are also two 6g and one 2g interchangeable sole weights to adjust launch conditions and shot shape.

Looks Wilson Staff has gone back to a deep red matte finish on the crown and it really looks the part.

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The two Power Holes on top either side of the alignment mark help frame the ball and also assist with alignment, aided by the contrast between the crown and black face. The shape is traditional too and the profile inviting without appearing oversized.

Feel/Sound Much improved on the D300 model, which produced a loud and tinny sound. The C300 is quieter and understated but still feels powerful and solid across the face.

Performance Given the 54 combinations of adjustable sole weights and loft, it is a case of trial and error to find the winning combination but stick with it, as the result will impress you. We eventually settled on having the two 6g weights in the rear and toe position, which maintained forgiveness, so we could swing a little harder, while also increasing fade bias to negate our tendency to turn the ball over from right to left.

Wilson C300 driver 9deg fade data

You can see the data from our GC2 launch monitor is excellent. A high launch with low spin is always a recipe for good distance and it proved to be the case here, producing an average carry of 275 yards (the longest average of any driver we’ve tested this year is 282 yards).

Dispersion perhaps could have been better, but the ability to negate a miss and improve launch conditions should go some way towards enhancing the driver’s accuracy in your hands.

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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