Martin Hopley
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The Wilson Staff D300 hybrid is visually different to the previous D200 hybrid in a couple of standout ways.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

Firstly it is all black now rather than chrome and black so you don't get the alignment contrast effect at address, but it probably looks better as the offset on the hosel doesn't show up as much.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

At address you will also notice the Micro Vortex Generators on the crown that are nominally there to increase club head speed by reducing air friction over the head.

They are really there to keep the family look with the Wilson Staff D300 driver and D300 fairway and like other manufacturers' versions, they really don't have much benefit in a head of this size travelling at this speed.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

Like the D300 fairway, the head shape has reverted to a more contoured top line of the D100 hybrid in order to make the face taller so that as the loft increases it offers a greater hitting area for more forgiveness.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

And there are a lot of lofts to increase to as the range goes from a 15° #2 right up to a 31° #7 hybrid for righties. I was testing 22° #4 and for a hybrid aimed at mid to high handicaps it felt a little on the compact side.

Matrix Speed Rulz Shaft

The D300 may suit you if you prefer a more iron style hybrid, especially at the higher lofts beyond the 21° offered by the larger headed D300 fairway.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

Get past all this and the Wilson Staff D300 hybrid sounds and feels pretty good with a duller, but more solid sound than the D200 thanks to that different head shape.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

The D300 comes with a red and black Matrix Speed Rulz A type shaft as standard which suits it well and will add a little extra zip for slower swingers.

Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid

Overall I am struggling a little with the D300 hybrid as it performs OK, but if it is aimed at the distance/forgiveness end of the market then I would probably have expected something that had a larger head.

It's reasonably priced, but not significantly cheaper than some of the competition. However if it suits what you need from a hybrid then it is still a decent buy.

Golfalot Rating: 3 stars
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Wilson Staff D300 Hybrid - Product Details

Launch UK10 February 2017
Launch USA10 February 2017
Launch RRP£139
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts19°, 22°, 25°
Right Handed Lofts17°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 31°
MaterialSteel
Swing WeightD1
Shaft NameMatrix Speed Rulz A-Type 54
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff
GripGolf Pride Tour 25
Number/Loft2/17°, 3/19°, 4/22°, 5/25°, 6/28°, 7/31°
Manufacturer's WebsiteWilson Website

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