ClubTest 2022: 4 new Wilson irons tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of four new Wilson iron models.
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WILSON IRON REVIEWS
Wilson Launch Pad
We tested: 4-PW
Our take: These hybrid-like irons are far from traditional-looking, but when it comes to hitting the ball high, there’s few options on the market that can compete. The Launch Pad irons may look a bit different than you’re used to, but they helped our slower speed testers achieve higher ball flights and increase distance.
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Wilson Launch Pad irons
The details: The secret to Wilson’s LP irons is a hollow construction with a thin face and extremely rearward weighting to lift the ball off the ground. The body is couples with a Launch Pad Sole that’s rounded and moves easily through the turf to get the ball airborne faster. Since the soles are so wide, chunking the ball is nearly a non-issue.
We tested: Wilson D9 irons (5-PW, GW)
Our take: Although the D9 irons are tagged as game-improvement irons that help increase speed across the face, they come in a package that looks more like a player’s iron. Our testers took notice of the sneaky speed and high-launching capabilities.
Wilson D9 irons
The details: Wilson’s smartly designed D9 irons have Power Holes in the sole near the face to help boost face flex and increase speed, effectively expanding the sweet spots. Wilson also says these irons have its lowest-ever center of gravity, helping reduce spin and increase height. If you want high, fast and forgiving, put these irons in your testing lineup.
Wilson Staff Model CB
We tested: 4-PW
Our take: The Staff Model CB irons may look like blade irons from address, and deliver the solid feel and workability of blades, too, they have hidden game-improving designs to help with forgiveness and speed. One GOLF tester commented on the especially solid sound and feel, calling the irons “a symphony to my ears.”
Wilson Staff Model CB irons
The details: In what looks to be a standard tour cavity design, Wilson packed 20 grams of Tungsten into the toe sections of the mid-and-long irons to lower weight in the heads for more forgiveness and a higher launch. Also, the forged 8620 irons have a tri-brace stabilizer in the cavity behind the faces to help transfer more energy into the ball at impact, and enhance sound and feel.
Wilson Staff Model Blade
We tested: 3-PW
Our take: These blades are as slick and shiny as they come in the category. Low-handicappers and pros alike love these irons for their clean looks, classic blade feel, and surprising forgiveness from an iron head this small and compact. To boot, they helped Gary Woodland win the 2019 U.S. Open.
Wilson Staff Model Blade irons
The details: It’s no surprise that better players gravitate toward these irons, since they were designed with the help of Brendan Steele. Compared to traditional blades, they have a slightly more rounded front-to-back sole radius to assist with turf interaction, helping make them more forgiving. They also have milled faces for precision, and Fluid Feel Hosel designs to eliminate weight from the heel section.