Wilson Staff D7 Fairway Wood Review

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Designed to be lightweight for increased club head speed, the Wilson Staff D7 fairway wood delivers distance and forgiveness.  Good looking club with a very attractive price.

Introduction

As the sibling of the D7 driver, the Wilson Staff fairway wood has some good genes.  Both feature a lightweight design built for speed and distance, but the D7 fairway wood delivers those with some of its own unique features.  Let’s dig in.

Looks

Pulling off the headcover, the Wilson Staff D7 fairway looks like a scaled down version of the driver.  The royal blue accents really pop against the matte black and chrome.  The classic W/S shield and D7 logo are a nice size that keeps the sole interesting without looking busy.

The blue pinstripe on the gloss black crown accentuates the classic fairway wood shape.  The heavy white paintfill on the dark grey face really frames the golf ball at address.

Sound & Feel

For a club billed as lightweight, it didn’t immediately strike me as such – in a positive way.  The head felt light, yet the club had a well balanced, smooth feel throughout my golf swing.

The D7 fairway had a dull metallic sound that didn’t do justice to the way the ball rocketed off the face.  There’s a bit of feedback in the hands and the ears – about as much as can be expected from a game improvement fairway wood.

Performance

The data collected at Club Champion in Orlando confirmed the solid performance I observed on the driving range.  Overall results showed a slight left bias, but my best strikes were within 10 yards of center.  The forgiving head design and stability of the UST Mamiya Helium shaft combined to build my shot confidence, freeing me up to focus on increasing my swing speed.

The 15° 3-wood produced a penetrating ball flight coming off the Carpenter Custom 455 face.  The super strong alloy created from a maraging process (think rocket shells) gave Wilson Staff designers the ability to incorporate a thin face that increases performance while decreasing weight.  With a quick visit to the Wilson Staff website, you can see a cool rendering of the new crown design with its four thin cast pockets that, again, add strength while reducing weight.

Conclusion

That last paragraph highlights the focus of the D7 fairway wood – lightweight performance.  Wilson Staff encompasses all their design features and advanced materials under the umbrella of RE-AKT Technology – “Speed with every swing.  Distance with every shot.”

What the club lacks in terms of adjustability or shaft choices it more than makes up in price at $200.  With an attractive, simple look and solid performance, the D7 fairway is definitely worth a try by golfers who could use a little more club head speed.

Wilson Staff D7 Fairway Wood Price & Specs

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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One Comment

  1. Derek clarke

    Looks a great club
    I live in the UK and would love the D7 challenge. I will my 7 iron 179 carry 189 total. If this can can me extra yardage

    Brill

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