When Wilson introduced Right Light technology in the Staff D100 driver we were very impressed.
They've now followed up with the Wilson Staff D200, that has a new head design, adjustability and face forgiveness for an all round distance club package.
As Michael Vrska, Global Director of Innovation at Wilson Golf explains, making an effective lightweight club is not just about removing weight:
Product testing has shown that golfers of all standards can benefit from lighter clubs, as they are easier to swing faster with the same effort to achieve increased club head and ball speeds that lead to greater distance.
But it’s not just about being lightweight, because the challenge is optimising the limited mass available for distribution within the head, shaft and grip to achieve the best performance for each club.
The SuperLight D200 driver comes weighs in at just 268 grams making it one of the lightest adjustable drivers on the market. The total weight comes from the 189g 460cc driver head, a 44g UST Elements Chrome Shaft and the 25g Golf Pride Tour grip, meaning the total package is easy to swing and enables golfers to generate extra club head speed and therefore distance.
Wilson has been able to make the driver head so light thanks to what they call Right Light technology. By chemically etching the crown they have reduced weight and added structural support closer to the face for durability.
This means the mass available has been distributed to key areas in the heel and toe to increase MOI and therefore forgiveness on mishits in these areas. This combines with a larger face that has less thickness in the lower half to increase ball speed from impacts lower on the face.
The D200 driver is available in 3 lofts of 9°, 10.5° & 13° and features a 6-way adjustable hosel that gives three different loft settings and three draw settings allowing golfers to dial in the launch conditions to suit their individual swings and maximise performance.