Wil­son Staff D300

Lofts: 9°, 10°, 13° Stock shafts: Ma­trix Speed Rulz A-Type Ad­justable hosel: Yes How much loft change: +/- 1° Con­tact: www.wil­son.com

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GEARGUIDE -

THE TECH

The light­est, ad­justable driver on the mar­ket ac­cord­ing to Wil­son, the the­ory be­ing that you swing faster with the same amount of ef­fort. Hedgehog-like “micro-vor­tex gen­er­a­tors” on the crown are said to im­prove aero­dy­nam­ics and re­duce drag to wring out ev­ery last yard of carry dis­tance from what­ever club speed you can muster.

OUR VER­DICT

The D300 isn’t the only driver to shout about light­weight mean­ing ex­tra club speed and dis­tance. But Wil­son is the only brand to take weight sav­ings to the ex­treme for ev­ery com­po­nent in the club. In the­ory it’s a great con­cept. But when it means the D300 feels sig­nif­i­cantly dif­fer­ent to ev­ery other driver in this test, it made us ques­tion whether lighter is quite such a good idea. Don’t get us wrong – our test pro recorded one of his seven long­est in­di­vid­ual drives (over 283m) with the D300. A sin­gle 284m carry is im­mense, and a 269m av­er­age carry dis­tance is just as im­pres­sive. But for the am­a­teurs it was a slightly dif­fer­ent story. With a club sig­nif­i­cantly lighter than both am­a­teur testers were used to, the num­bers weren’t quite as con­sis­tent or pow­er­ful at the very best.

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