Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons Review - We test out the first forged iron within Wilson Staff's Crossover iron category and deliver our verdict
The C300 Forged irons are aimed at mid and low handicappers that seek distance in a more compact and traditional profile.
The first forged Wilson Staff iron to use Power Holes and FLX Face technology in an 8620 carbon steel construction. Five Power Holes in a double configuration on the sole (3- to 8-iron only), and two on the toe increase face deflection by 27 per cent for more ball speed and distance.
How we tested
We tested the C300 Forged irons on the course and also collected data on our GC2 launch monitor using premium golf balls up against the C300 model to look at differences between the two.
The C300 has a clean, inviting profile down by the ball with no Power Holes visible on the mid-sized topline. It is rounded in shape with lots of softened edges and has a shiny, polished finish.
Feel & Sound
The feel has a hint of softness about it but is also springy off the face, similar to a hollow club. The sound is noticeably quieter than the C300 iron but still packs plenty of punch.
With an average carry of 167 yards, we didn’t quite get the distance we were expecting from a 7-iron lofted at 31˚ but the dispersion was tight in both directions.
We were quite glad it didn’t send the ball any further as those lofts suggested that employing a set would create unwanted gaps at the wedge end of the bag. Thankfully, the shorter-than-expected distance makes them playable – we’d rather they produced consistent carry distances, and they did.
Compact forgiving irons are proving to be popular for a wide range of abilities and the C300 Forged fits perfectly in this category. It might not be the longest among its competitive set, but it delivers a strong, stable ball flight with consistent distance and ample stopping power into greens. Visible technology adds shelf appeal and it boasts modern innovation with a traditional look. There’s value to be had given the all-round performance and the modest price tag.