Wilson Staff's 2017 Golf Clubs: D300 Driver and Irons Lead

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Company Also Has D300 Fairways and Hybrids, FG Tour V6 Irons Ready

Wilson Staff D300 Driver
Wilson Staff D300 Driver.

 Wilson Golf 

Wilson Staff has a new, lightweight, distance-focused family of golf clubs in the D300 line, plus the FG Tour V6 irons for "feel players" ready to go in 2017. All the clubs - the D300 driver, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons, plus the new irons in the FG Tour line - are on the market or ready for pre-order now.

We'll take a look at the Wilson Staff's 2017 club lineup here and in the following pages, starting with the newest driver.

Wilson Staff D300 Driver

Wilson Golf classifies the D300 family of clubs as "super game improvement clubs," distance clubs aimed at golfers looking for—you guessed it!—all the yardage and forgiveness they can get.

And Wilson calls the D300 driver one of the lightest and fastest on the market. In fact, the company says D300 driver is, at the time of release on Jan. 9, 2017, "the lightest adjustable driver on the market."

One of the new things in the Wilson Staff D300 driver, relative to its D200 predecessor, is something the company calls "Micro Vortex Generators." That's the most obvious part of the clubhead's new aerodynamic design (you'll see them on the crown of the D300 fairway wood in the image that follows), intended to reduce drag on the clubhead and allow the golfer to generate more clubhead speed.

The D300 driver also utilizes a technology the company dubs "Fast Fit." It's a lightweight adjustable hosel with six settings. The golfer can move the degrees of loft up or down one degree from the standard setting, or up or down one degree from the draw setting.

The Wilson Staff D300 driver comes in beginning lofts of 9, 10.5 and 13 degrees. The stock shafts are the Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 44 and 65 graphite shafts, with Golf Pride Tour 25 grips stock. The MSRP is $349.99.

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Wilson Staff D300 Fairway Woods and Hybrids

Wilson Staff D300 fairway wood
Wilson Staff D300 fairway wood. Wilson Golf

As with the driver clubhead, the Wilson Staff D300 fairway woods and hybrids also sport the "Micro Vortex Generators," which you can see in the image above. These disrupt the airflow around the clubhead during the swing in such a way as to reduce drag, Wilson Golf says, allowing a boost to swing speed.

The D300 fairways come in 3- (15 degrees of loft), 5- (18 degrees) and 7-woods (21 degrees). They have thin, maraging steel face inserts that produce a high CT measurement, meaning a springier face.

The stock shaft for the fairways is the Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 49 graphite shaft, and the grip is a Golf Pride Tour 25. The MSRP is $219.99.

The D300 hybrids come in 2 through 7 (lofts of 17, 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degrees, respectively). They also have the maraging steel face insert, plus a progressive head size. That means larger-volume clubheads in the lower lofts, along with more face curvature on the lower lofts, to help with forgiveness.

The stock shaft for the hybrids is the Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 54 graphite, and the grip a Wilson Staff Tour Traction. The MSRP is $199.99.

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Wilson Staff D300 Irons

Wilson Staff D300 irons
Wilson Staff D300 irons. Wilson Golf

Wilson Golf introduced the tech it calls "FLX Face" in the C200 irons. Now that technology comes to the distance irons, the D300 irons.

FLX Face works by minimizing contact points between the thin clubface and the chassis of the iron head. How? With "Power Holes" - visible holes in the rim around the face. The holes are filled with a urethane, and they allow the face to flex more at impact.

The "holes" also allow more weight to be moved to the heel and toe parts of the D300 iron head, in the form of weight pods. That leads to a higher MOI and, therefore, additional forgiveness.

The Wilson Staff D300 irons come stock with either the KBS Tour 80 steel shafts or the Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 54 graphite shafts. Set configuration is 4-iron through pitching wedge plus gap wedge. The grip is Wilson Staff Tour Traction. MSRP is $799.99 with steel shafts and $899.99 with graphite.

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Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 Irons

Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons
Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons, with tungsten weights shown in 'exploded view.'.

Wilson Golf

The next iteration in the FG Tour lineage, the V6 models replace the V4 irons in the Wilson Staff iron lineup.

The Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons are the ones the company's tour golfers will play. They are "feel" irons for better golfers, but with some forgiveness features built in. Hey, every level of golfer benefits from that.

In the FG Tour V6 irons, that forgiveness boost comes in part in the form of 20-grams worth of tungsten weight plugs. In the long irons, that weight is evenly split between two plugs, one each in the heel and toe areas of the sole. In the mid-irons, it's all in one plug, centered in the sole. In both cases, the weight lowers the center of gravity position and gives a boost to MOI across the clubface.

The cavities in the backs of the irons include what Wilson Staff calls "impact area mass," which helps the irons maintain what the company calls "a solid, muscle back-like feel and workability."

The FG Tour V6 irons are forged with a nickel-chrome plating and mirror finish. The stock shaft is the True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT steel shaft. Set configuration is 4-iron through gap wedge and the MAP is $999.99.

To learn more about any of the 2017 Wilson Staff clubs, visit the Wilson Golf website.