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The Wilson Staff D350 irons produce long, high, straight shots. Light total weight but with good swing weight.
In an era when some companies have six or more iron models on the shelf, I really appreciate what Wilson Staff does. They’ve identified three types of players – F, C, and D for Feel, Control, and Distance – and they design an iron for each. The latest iron set for the D player, the D350, uses a blend of hybrids and irons to provide maximum forgiveness and plenty of distance.
As you would expect from a super game improvement iron, the Wilson Staff D350 is large. There’s a thick sole, a thick top line, and long face from heel to toe. You also get a lot of offset to help the ball into the air and keep it from going right.
While the address look is typical for a SGI iron, the cavity is not. Wilson Staff kept it traditional with a white/black/grey color scheme and clean branding centered around the Wilson Staff shield.
The D350 hybrid, however, is not identifiable as an SGI club at address. The head is average sized and symmetrical with a small white alignment mark on a matte black crown. We’ve heard some call on Twitter for Wilson Staff to make the D350 hybrid available individually, and the look is a big part of the reason why.
Sound & Feel
While the D350 iron had the look that I expected, the sound and feel surprised me. I was anticipating the hot, thin, click-y sound that most distance irons produce. Instead, I got a robust, mid-pitch impact sound that’s somewhere between the click I expected and the thump of a forged iron. Impact feels very solid, though there is minimal feedback on mishits.
The D350 hybrids hit a note similar to the irons. They have a very solid feel and a mid-pitched sound. Again, I’m surprised that Wilson Staff didn’t go for that hotter feel, but I’ll trust that they know what their players want. Also, a club doesn’t have to sound long to be long, which brings us to performance…
When Wilson Staff says that these are distance clubs, they mean it. In my first launch monitor test with these clubs, I was carrying the 7I 200 yards!
Part of what makes these clubs so long is their light weight. It was immediately noticeable to me when I picked up these clubs that they were much lighter than my gamers, and swinging them felt effortless. While the total weight is low, Wilson Staff did keep the swing weight in the standard range – D2 for the irons and hybrids. For me, this made the switch to the D350 really easy.
In addition to being long, the D350 is extremely forgiving. Wilson’s Speed Sole Technology makes the whole face hot so that mishits retain most of their ball speed and distance. I also found that mishits did a great job holding their line.
Wilson Staff is offering the D350 in a variety of configurations. Finding the right mix of hybrids and irons is key to getting the most out of these clubs. The irons are available from 4 through SW, and the hybrids are offered from 3 to 6. I would strongly recommend working with a fitter to find the best set make up and shaft.
Wilson Staff set out to make an iron set that produces long, high, straight shots, and they succeeded on all counts. The D350, in whatever configuration you play, makes it easy to launch towering shots with plenty of ball speed. If your iron game needs a boost, work with your fitter to dial in a set of D350s.