What we say...
Wilson Staff's C300 Forged Iron is the first to use Power Holes and FLX Face technology in a 8620 Carbon Steel Construction.
Like the C300 iron, the Forged version is available in 3-GW and features five Power Holes in a double configuration on the sole (3-8 iron only), but only one on the toe and no visible FLX Face™ Technology on the topline. The set-up of the Power Holes increases Face Deflection by 27% and adds an extra seven yards of distance.
“The C300 Forged is for the aspirational golfer demanding confidence at address while allowing creative shot making, backed-up by the forgiveness of the FLX Face™ Technology,” said Jon.
“Inspired by our Tour player irons and made out of the same 8620 Carbon Steel, we’re expecting the C300 Forged to make a real impact in the game-player irons section,” he added.
The C300 Forged iron is available from 22 January 2018 with premium KBS Tour 105 (105grams) steel and Fujikura Pro 85 (85 grams) graphite shaft options together with the Wilson Staff classic Lamkin Crossline pattern grip.
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Wilson Staff C300 Forged Review: You need to know
20g of tungsten weighting in the 3 – 7 iron lowers the centre of gravity and increases launch angle without increasing spin say Wilson. Which means a higher peak height in the long and mid irons and a steeper descent angle for attacking the pin. Each head is forged from 8620 carbon steel for what Wilson call the ultimate in feel, feedback and response.
Wilson Staff C300 Forged Review: We Say
Wilson know a thing or two about designing irons as theirs have been used to win more major championships than any other brand. The V6 throws up a real conundrum though, as its head size is one of the smallest on test. It’s natural to expect a smaller head to be less forgiving but with one of the largest and deepest cavity backs in the category and plenty of tungsten toe and heel weighting to boot we wondered if the V6 could make up for its lack of size by turning in a strong performance.
After plenty of hitting and discussion we reckon it can. Wilson’s engineers have rinsed every last bit of forgiveness out of such a streamlined head, thanks mainly to the tungsten weighting and cavity size. At the end of the day the V6 are a lot of product for the price, which sounds ridiculous as they’re nearly £700, but the best forged competition will set you back more.
Wilson Staff C300 Forged: TG Verdict
Right on the fence between a better player and game improvement iron, the C300 could easily slip into either category. The C300 Forged is aimed at golfers who love the look and feel of Wilson's FG Tour V6, but feel intimidated by the tiny head size. We've tested the C300 on several occasions now and it's a good marriage of a forged head with decent ball speed protecting tech. The shiny, rounded head shape won't be everyone's cup of tea, but we reckon they're a good shout for golfers of a 12 handicap or less, who are looking for a good forged iron for sensible money.
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