Wilson D9 Forged iron is brand’s most technologically advanced

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Wilson builds on success of D9 with new Forged irons, targeting better golfers who seek more distance.

Wilson irons have more Major wins than any other brand (62), so when they launch a new model it always piques our interest.

Eighteen months on from launching their D9 distance clubs comes the tech-packed D9 Forged, a premium two-piece players distance iron that uses ‘Power Hole Technology’ to combine feel and higher launch angles for better stopping power on the greens. 

The Wilson D9 Forged irons uses Power Hole Technology.

A bias towards the heel of the club opens the face and increases contact time with the ball, while a lower centre of gravity provides a higher launch, higher peak trajectory, more carry distance and a steeper descent angle than its D7 Forged predecessor.

Like the original D9, a high-handicap irons which targeted more erratic ball strikers, the Forged have been created using Wilson’s generative computer design process. It simulates a wide variety of club head and data variations to produce the most effective design possible.

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The Wilson D9 Forged is a two-piece iron made from 8620 carbon steel.

Wilson are making a big noise about their Power Hole technology in the sole, which has been optimised for the D9 Forged and boosted ball speeds across the face. Our 2022 irons test data certainly supports that.

The D9 Forged generates an additional 1mph of ball speed from the centre of the face than the D7, which equates to about 3 yards of extra carry distance. To ensure a balanced set and to provide more control in the short irons, the Power Holes only feature in the 4–7 irons.

The Wilson D9 Forged replaces the D7 Forged.

“Wilson is a brand synonymous with Major-winning forged irons and the D9 Forged iron follows in this proud tradition,” said Jon Pergande, Manager of Golf Club Innovation.

“We know our Power Hole Technology makes a real difference to the golfer’s strike, feel and launch of the ball. So putting it into the computer design process has allowed us to test hundreds of variations, culminating in the final design which is the most technologically advanced Forged iron we’ve ever produced and one that purists must try out.”

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The 8620 Carbon Steel forged head has a thin topline with minimal offset, which looks appealing when standing over the ball.

The Wilson D9 Forged iron has a thin topline and appealing look at address.

Available in left and right-handed from early April, the D9 Forged comes with True Temper Dynamic Gold VVS steel shafts or Mamiya UST Recoil Dart graphite shafts as standard, along with a Wilson Staff Lamkin Crossline grip.

They come as a 5-PW set, with 4-iron and GW also available on request, with an RRP of £792 for steel and £882 for graphite. Pre-order now from www.wilson.com

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Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk

He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.

Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.

He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off a 12 handicap.

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