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Wilson Staff's C300 irons double up on Power Hole Technology as Wilson say irons increases both distance and control
Wilson Golf has taken its exclusive FLX Face™ Power Hole technology to the next level with the introduction of a double row of Power Holes on the sole of the new Wilson Staff C300 iron range, which are designed for mid-low handicap golfers seeking greater distance, workability and forgiveness on their approach shots.
The C300 irons feature Power Holes around the entire club head to minimise contact between the body and face, providing maximum flex and expanding the sweet spot for greater ball speeds across the entire hitting surface. Just like its predecessor – the C200 iron – 76% of the thin face of the new iron is free from the body of the club and is once again filled with TE031 Urethane material to provide feel and distance.
Pioneering the double row of Power Holes featured on the sole of the club head (five Power Holes), the C300 iron incorporates two on the toe and three across the topline to showcase the visible 360° FLX Face™ Technology. Wilson Staff claims the double row of Power Holes around the entire head increases face deflection by 58%, adding an extra seven yards of distance.
“Our original innovation of Power Holes proved so popular with the mid-low handicap golfers, that and we wanted to take the technology even further,” said Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf.
“The entire first row of Power Holes on the sole, flex into the second row at impact creating a spring effect resulting in more distance combined with the feel of being able to shape shots. We’ve also changed the design of the irons following Tour player feedback developed within our Crossover system that enables golfers to up their game,” he added.
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Wilson Staff C300 Irons Review: You Should Know
Wilson’s previous C200 irons were the brands first to include power hole tech, and pretty much the first model to actively try and blur the lines between game improvement and better player irons. Their engineers reckon by adding a second row of power holes to the C300s soles they’ve built in 57% more face flex than the original, which equates to 7 yards of extra carry with a 7 iron. Distance isn’t the only gain either, Wilson say toe and heel strikes will be more accurate too.
Wilson Staff C300 Irons Review: We Say
We’ve done plenty of testing with fast face irons since they were first introduced and a trend we’ve spotted is how high swing speed players can over power face flex (when it comes to irons). By that we mean the very face flex that helps slingshot an average golfers shots further means shots stay on the face for longer at high swing speeds, robbing shots of power.
It goes without saying then our amateurs saw better results with the C300 and in particular Simon. From the C300s weak 31deg loft (compared to the competition) posted his second highest ball speed (tied with 4 others) and a carry distance just six yards back from his longest. Which has to say for club golfers the C300 is a very good option.
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Wilson Staff C300 Irons Review: Verdict
The C300s less offset gives a lovely ‘normal’ look at address. Only you can decide if shiny chrome finishes are your thing, but we really liked the C300s head size which we felt would inspire confidence for most golfers. Performance and value for money are superb so we’d have no difficulty slipping a set in our bags for 2018.
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