The C300 iron is ideal for golfers seeking extra distance at a more affordable price. The look at address will divide opinion, but the performance benefits they appear to provide should outweigh any concerns over the aesthetics.
Excellent distance, powerful feel with a good amount of stopping power and forgiveness. Impressive value for money.
Unorthadox look at address takes some getting used to. Much of extra distance could come from stronger lofts over C200.
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Wilson Staff C300 Irons Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman tests the new Wilson Staff C300 with the help of the Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitor
Wilson Staff C300 Irons Review
Aimed At The C300 iron is aimed predominantly at golfers who prioritise distance and forgiveness over things like feel and workability.
Key Technology The C300 irons feature Power Holes around the entire club head to minimise contact between the body and face, providing maximum flex and expanding the sweet spot for greater ball speeds across the entire hitting surface.
This includes a double row of Power Holes on the sole of the club head (five in total), as well as two on the toe and three across the topline, increases face deflection by 58 per cent, adding an extra seven yards of distance than if they weren’t there.
Looks The C300 is larger and more confidence inspiring than its Forged counterpart. The Power Holes along the topline unquestionably catch your eye, at least initially, and won’t be to everyone’s taste.
Feel/Sound They certainly feel livelier off the face that the Forged version, much like you would expect from a distance iron, and have a louder sound to match that really pleases the senses.
Performance It was interesting that although it has the same 7-iron loft of 31˚, we got a lot more distance out of the C300 compared to the forged version – 13 more yards on average to be exact. This may well be down to the extra Power Holes, proving their worth and effectiveness, admittedly assisted by a slightly longer stock shaft.
Everything else about the way this iron performs screams distance. The low spin combined with a high launch and ball flight is a recipe for impressive yardages. That and the explosive feel and ample forgiveness, which comes from the overall size and flexible face.
The lightweight KBS Tour 90 shaft will help the majority of players get more distance too. We liked how stable it felt, helping control dispersion while keeping up speed and launch.
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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.
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Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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