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
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.
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.