WILSON STAFF D300
Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 13°
Stock shaft: Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change: +/-1°
TECH: The lightest adjustable driver, the theory being you swing faster with the same amount of effort. Micro-vortex generators on the crown aid aerodynamics.
WE SAY: Wilson’s idea of going super-light with every component is an interesting concept. In our minds there’s no doubt the concept’s sound, as long as you’re able to “time” shots on a consistent basis. Our three testers saw a mix of spikes and troughs in performance (long individual shots) with some pretty big drop-offs in ball speeds and carry on mishits. The D300 didn’t quite power through with max distances for any tester (though one 311-yard carry for our pro was impressive), but it put in a solid just above-average performance.
VERDICT: We often hear golfers talk about how they like to “feel” where the club is during the swing. If you’re that type of player you might struggle to get to grips with the D300, because it’s so light. But if you’re a slower swinger who wants as much oomph from your action as possible, try it.