Wilson Staff D200 irons review

Wilson D200 irons
Wilson D200 irons
Golf Monthly Verdict

If you struggle with consistency and carry distance with your current irons then these clubs should offer you plenty of help.

Reasons to buy
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    The high launch and ball flight on offer is perfect for its target golfer - game improvers with slow-to-mid swing speeds

Reasons to avoid
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    The overall design lacks a little shelf appeal when compared with others in this area of the market at a similar price point.

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Key technology The new game-improvement irons feature a new technology called Speed Sole, which is a thin, face-to-sole transition that increases the spring-like effect off the face creating an average ball speed increase of more than 2mph compared with the D100 irons.

Wilson’s ‘Right Light’ technology allows golfers to swing the club faster with the same amount of effort for more distance. Weight saved from the face and sole is redistributed to heel and toe pods for a larger sweet spot and a five per cent higher MOI than its predecessor.

Will suit Mid-to-high handicappers who are looking for forgiveness and a way to increase swing speed while maintaining control.

GM verdict The high flight and forgiveness on offer through the entire set of Wilson D200 irons was outstanding. The feel off the face at impact is similar from the middle and the perimeter of the striking area, as is the impact sound. This is combined with Wilson’s Speed Sole technology increases the face’s spring-like effect for more distance the forgiveness on offer to make them an appealing set for golfers of any standard who often find that their mishits come up short regularly on their approach shots.

The shiny chrome finish will be liked by most and the target golfer should certainly appreciate the help of the significant offset and blade length from heel-to-toe. The back of the sole in the long irons is visible at address, a minor qualm but something we noticed.

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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