Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review

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Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

If you’re a high handicapper just starting out in the game or an improving mid-handicapper that wants to upgrade a dated set, the Wilson Staff D300 irons are well worth trying before you make your decision.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent distance from and iron crammed with technology and feels as powerful as it sounds

Reasons to avoid
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    If you prefer a traditional-looking iron, you may want to go elsewhere

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Golf Monthly's Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review - a new Game Improvement model said to provide high levels of distance and forgiveness without the premium price tag

Wilson Staff D300 Irons Review

Looks

The Wilson Staff D300 iron has many of the same aesthetic features as the C200 model, including the Power Holes that extend all the way around the perimeter of the clubface, just with more offset and a thicker topline that will appeal more towards higher handicappers.

Performance

The D in the name stands for distance and the D300 iron certainly delivers that. Much of that is down to the loft of the irons (the 7-iron loft is 29.5°) but the ball flight we experienced was still nice and high, combining distance and stopping power into greens. That could be down to the weight pods in the back of the heel and toe of the sole helping get the ball up in the air more easily.

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The wide sole also seemed to make the club more forgiving through the turf. Forgiveness and consistency of the side-to-side dispersion was noteworthy – it really was difficult to hit a bad shot with these irons and while this might be less relevant for a high handicap golfer, they can be assured of the help on offer from off-centre hits and the resulting accuracy and distance control benefits

Make no bones about it, these irons create a loud, powerful sound. They’re not especially soft, even with the Power Holes filled with urethane, the D300 looks, sounds and feels like a distance iron – which is no bad thing. Golfer no what to expect from this club and if they want something that’s less chunky and feels a little softer while still providing forgiveness, the C200 is the perfect model for them.

 

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 87 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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x