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Wilson Staff D-100 Driver

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Wilson Staff D-100 Driver

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2013 (March 2013)

Wilson Staff D-100 Driver
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
Price: $299
WE TESTED: 9°, 10.5° in Project X, Aldila RIP Phenom and Matrix Ozik HD 4.1 graphite shaft; and 12° in Matrix Ozik HD 4.1 graphite shaft

PROS
DISTANCE: Satisfying carry and very good roll on well-struck shots -- hits and runs like a rabbit.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: There's a lot of "straight" in this driver -- corrects side to side really well with no major hooks or slices.
FEEL: Super light is no exaggeration -- transitioning from backswing to downswing is effortless; springlike impact on center hits; head is discernible and stable throughout the swing.
PLAYABILITY: Many testers experience a higher than normal ball flight; one of the few drivers in its class that's equally adept at producing fades and draws.
LOOK: Traditional head shape with a very large profile from front to back -- looks like it's going to deliver a big blow.

CONS
A real fairway finder, but doesn't quite measure up distancewise to some of the other lightweight drivers; a few testers lose the clubhead, on occasion, during the swing; bright white shaft has too much writing on it.

BOTTOM LINE: A fetching, easy-to-swing club that should help slower swingers who crave a little more distance. The best driver you're probably not considering.

HOT STIX'S TAKE
Launch: Mid
Spin: Low to mid
Non-adjustable, ultralight driver with a square-to-closed face to reduce sidespin.

 

From Golf Magazine (November 2012)
Price: $300
Designed for: Mid- and high-handicappers
The second-generation SuperLight weighs the same (269 grams) as its predecessor, the DXi SuperLight, but features a reconfigured Ti 6-4 “cup face” design that’s 6 percent larger than the face-welded DXi. The clubface has been thickened in the center and thinned around the perimeter to provide faster ball speeds across the entire face (9 percent higher COR than DXi). The combination of head weight, head design, shaft weight and shaft balance point—what Wilson refers to as “The Right Light”—makes it easy to swing faster and hit straighter shots (7 percent higher MOI ) without expending more effort.

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