As Wilson Golf continues on the road to enlarging its share of the equipment market, they have announced an iron line called the D7 Forged meant for play by single digit and low teens handicappers. In sharp contrast (and sure to cause some confusion) to last year’s D7 cast super game improvement model the new D7s have a forged face of soft 8620 carbon steel but retain the small slots in the sole, the so-called Power Holes.
At address it’s evident from the much thinner topline and minimal offset these will be of interest to golfers with consistent swings looking for added distance and forgiveness. There’s a urethane filled portion of the lower part of the head for better feeling and sound dampening.
“Combining the distance technologies from the original D7 line with the aesthetics of Wilson Staff’s players irons, the D7 Forged Irons provide an ideal blend of maximum distance and ultimate feel for golfers looking for effortless distance and ultimate control,” said Jon Pergande, Manager of Golf Club Innovation. “Through the optimized sole and face thickness, urethane-filled Power Chamber and centered power holes, the new D7 Forged Irons give golfers remarkable ball speeds, shot-making ability, and a soft forged feel across the entire club face.”
The sole is thicker, and the face is thinner in order to help provide easier launch and more distance from higher ball speeds.
Key Features Wilson D7 Forged irons
- Game improvement category
- Forged face 8620 steel
- Five slots on sole for added face flex
- Urethane Power Chamber
- Stock grips Golf Pride Tour Velvet
- Stock shafts KBS $-Taper Lite steel or True Temper Catalyst Black 80 graphite
- Pre-order Jan. 14 – At retail Jan. 21
- 4-iron through pitching wedge $999.99