Wilson has announced the launch of a new line of distance irons, the D7, for the 2019 season. Taking visual inspiration from both their FG Tour V6 and C300 models, the D7 irons feature all-new RE-AKT technology to create greater ball speed and forgiveness.
This technology consists of Wilson’s thinnest ever distance iron face, combined with more of their successful Power Holes, to make approaches to the green easier and more consistent for golfers looking to improve.
Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director at Wilson Golf, said:
RE-AKT is a combination of game-enhancing technologies throughout the new D7 range that all add up to delivering greater ball speed, more forgiveness and control to make the game more enjoyable.
Power Holes have been in the base of Wilson’s irons since the C200 range, and the D7 sees a third row added to the longer 4-7 irons to optimise energy flow to the ball during impact for better results. A double row is featured on the 8 and 9 irons, with a single row on the PW and GW.
Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf, explain the decision to expand this feature:
Once again, we have taken Power Hole Technology to the next level by increasing the ball speed where it’s needed most on longer irons, then controlled the energy that’s returned to the ball on shorter irons where precision and feel is required.
The irons also display a design overhaul, with what Wilson are describing as a cleaner topline and improved weighting. This was done to allow weight to be pushed lower onto the club head and also out towards the heel and toe of the club, resulting in a 10% increase in MOI over previous Wilson distance irons.
A longer hosel length has also been designed to improve club adjustability, making it much easier and quicker to make changes during the custom fitting process.
The D7 are designed to fit within Wilson’s Feel, Crossover and Distance (FCD) system which is created to cater for all different types of golfer and ability level. They are intended to cover those seeking a Distance iron which gives golfers extra yardage and a straighter ball flight, as well as inspiring confidence at address with a friendly-looking head.
Available from mid-January 2019, the D7 irons come with stock shaft options of the KBS Tour 80 steel or the UST-Mamiya 460 Recoil graphite, and a Lamkin Crossline grip. For a 5-SW set, they have an RRP of £469 with steel shafts and £599 with graphite shafts.