For ClubTest 2021, we tested and reviewed 53 new irons to help you find the right one for your game. (For more on our testing process, click here.) Below are the results for the Wilson Staff D9 irons. You can find the full list of irons and test results here.
Wilson Staff D9
5-PW, steel; 5-PW, graphite
Our take: If you’re looking for higher ball speeds and distance gains in a super-game-improvement package, you’ll be thrilled with Wilson’s follow-up to the popular D7 iron line. The new D9s boast a straight, clean top line and ultra-thin face, giving the club a player’s-iron aesthetic. But mid-to-high handicappers should fear not, because Wilson’s lowest-ever center of gravity in an iron ensures ease of launch as well as a steeper angle of descent for increased greenside control.
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Wilson Staff D9 Irons
The details: Wilson utilized computer modeling to simulate hundreds of iron variations in order to optimize the D9’s features. The result is a design that boasts strategically positioned urethane-filled “Power Holes” on the club face. Their purpose is twofold: to increase deflection and maximize face flex, both of which allow for more energy transfer to the ball. In short, the D9 promises players more speed and greater distance—with no extra effort on your part.