Q & A
Distance, distance, and more distance. That’s what Wilson engineers were aiming for when they created the new Staff D300 driver, and that goal has been realized in a number of ways, starting with Right Light Technology and Micro Vortex Generators. Right Light Technology allows for lighter golf clubs that produce increased clubhead speed while still providing balance and stability throughout the swing and at impact. Micro Vortex Generators, meanwhile, have been positioned on the crown to reduce drag, which also helps lead to improved distance. Also of note, the D300 drivers feature Wilson’s smaller, lightweight Fast Fit adjustable hosel. Players can adjust their driver by +/- 1 degree of loft without removing the clubhead, and three draw bias settings are also available. Wilson D300 drivers have a swing weight of D2 and come at a stock length of 46 inches. They are available in lofts of 9, 10.5, and 13 degrees, with only the 10.5 model being available for left-handers. The stock shaft is the lightweight Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 44, which is a high-launch and mid-spin offering, and the stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour 25.
|Stock Shaft||Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 44|
|Stock Grip||Golf Pride Tour 25|
|Adjustability||+/- 1° of loft adjustability in 1° increments|
|Click the Enter Custom Specs tab above for custom shaft & grip options|
Players of all ability levels. The performance attributes of the Wilson D300 driver, most notably impressive distance and ample forgiveness, would on the surface seem to appeal most to high- and mid-handicap players. And that category of golfer could certainly benefit from this driver. This, however, is also a golf club that has a clean, compact look and delivers a solid, muted sound and feel at impact, which is likely to appeal to better players. All said, the D300 driver is likely to make its way into the bags of a wide variety of golfers.
Reduce drag during the swing for more speed and enhanced distance.
The small, light adjustable hosel has six settings, including three that enable a draw bias, and allow adjustments to be made extremely quickly.
A new approach to weighting and balance allows for additional clubhead speed without more effort.
“We’re trying to make the lightest driver we can that still gets the right launch, the right spin, maximizes ball speed, and provides the feel and feedback you need. We did a lot of heavy engineering and research to be able to get all of that into a lightweight package.”
Michael Vrska, Wilson Golf Global Director of Innovation
“I thought it was fantastic. I only hit one ball that was really spinny off the face. I liked the feel. The sound was pretty muted, but (the ball) still was just rocketing off the face. I was very impressed.”
TGW customer Jay, +4 handicap
“Honestly, it surprised me. It carried very well. Anytime you put a halfway decent swing on it, it wanted to stay pretty straight.”
TGW customer Miles, 8 handicap
|Wilson Men's D300 Driver Shaft Information|
|Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type 44|