Wilson's D7 Iron was first introduced last year, and here at Golfalot we were big fans of its excellent value for money when compared to some of the other big-hitting brands in the game improvement iron category.
For the 2020 season Wilson is decided to build upon this by introducing a Forged version which is said to provide an option for better players in terms of looks and feel, whilst still providing the distance and forgiveness benefits that the D7 was renowned for.
Jon Pergande, Manager of Golf Club Innovation at Wilson Golf UK:
Combining the distance technologies from the original D7 line with the aesthetics of Wilson Staff's players irons, the D7 Forged irons provide an ideal blend of maximum distance and ultimate feel for golfers looking for effortless distance and ultimate control.
Through the optimised sole and face thickness, urethane-filled Power Chamber and centred power holes, the new D7 Forged provides golfers world-class ball speeds, shot-making ability and a soft forged feel across the entire club face.
As a brand, Wilson has the pedigree of producing some of golf's best irons over the years and I believe we've continued the trend with the D7 Forged.
The previous D7 irons were immediately recognisable thanks to the rows of Power Holes in the sole of the longer irons. This technology was first started in Wilson's C range and allows the face to flex more at impact and therefore improves ball speed, which should also give you a couple of extra yards distance.
In the D7 Forged this has been improved again by adding a Power Chamber filled with urethane inside the head, and lower on the face, to add ball speed and reduce vibration. The result of this is that you get a desirable, better players' iron feel and sound at impact.
The head is more compact with a slightly remodelled toe height, along with a thinner topline and less offset, again providing better distance and feel.
The face is forged from a soft 8620 Carbon steel, with a slightly thicker sole which makes room for more Power Holes and lowers the CG. This all combines to raise ball speeds, as well as producing higher launch and spin.
The Wilson Staff D7 Forged irons are available from mid-January 2020, with stock shaft options of the premium lightweight KBS S-Taper in steel and True Temper Catalyst Black 80 in graphite. The irons come with a Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip.
They will have an RRP of £699/€799 in (4-PW) and £599/€689 (5-PW) for steel shafts and £699/€799 for graphite shafts (5-PW). Both shaft options come in right and left-handed options. Other irons (3, SW & GW) are available by custom fit.