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Posted January 17, 2019 in Products and Brands by Trevor Cigich
Looking to provide golfers of every skill level with faster ball speeds, longer distance, ultimate playability, and more fun on the course, Wilson Staff launches their D7 line of woods (drivers, fairways woods and hybrids).
With equipment manufacturers seeking to help golfers swing the club faster and generate higher ball speeds, the trend is toward lighter clubs that are easier to swing, from the shafts on down to the club heads. And that’s exactly what Wilson has done with the D7 driver, with a club-head weight of just 192 grams.
They’ve coupled that with their RE-AKT™ technology to create a combination of superlight design and reactive face technology, which they say leads to faster clubhead and ball speeds for greater distance off the tee.
However, not wanting to sacrifice the sound and feel of the club, a (K)omposite Crown design features a layer of DuPont™ Kevlar® between layers of carbon fiber which helps to neutralize unwanted vibrations for a sharp, crisp sound when struck, as well as outstanding feel on all shots.
“The process of creating the D7 driver started with designing the head shape and then stripping out nearly 25 grams of excessive weight,” said Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager for Wilson Golf. “This weight was strategically returned to the head with the goal of improving the sound of the driver and optimizing ball flight with Dynamic Launch Control.”
So what is Dynamic Launch Control (DLC)? This nifty innovation positions internal weights in each clubhead to help aid players based on their particular swing speed.
Wilson Staff D7 drivers feature the new UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft – a lightweight shaft with extreme stability (A-, R-, and S-flexes available). They also come with the new Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grips, which offer a traditional feel in a super-lightweight construction.
In the new line of D7 fairway woods and hybrids, Wilson continues to build clubs that are super lightweight, designed to increase swing and ball speeds for longer distance and easier launch. Marking a shift from their previous distance clubs, Wilson consulted with their stable of Tour pros to create a tour-preferred head shape while maintaining maximum forgiveness as well.
The new lightweight crown of the club has thin-cast pockets which reduce their weight by five grams. Featuring a Carpenter Custom 455 stainless steel-face insert, the face is ultra-thin and ultra-hot for ultimate distance and feel.
As Jon Pergande noted, “By removing excess weight and changing the structure of the clubs, we see that the D7 woods and hybrids make a significant gain in performance. As with the D7 driver, the D7 fairway woods and hybrids can be swung faster with the same effort to give golfers the desired distance.”
The D7 fairway woods are available in three loft options – 15º, 18º, and 21º, and come with the same shaft and grips as the driver.
Wilson’s D7 hybrids are available in four loft options – 19º, 22º, 25º, and 28º, and feature a UST-Mamiya Recoil shaft (A-, R-, and S-flexes), as well as a Wilson Staff classic Lamkin Crossline pattern grip.