Korean Upstart Diawings looks to make an impact with Single Length Irons

Golf is a conservative game by nature. It is on the player to stick to the rules and to be honest with himself. Fundamentally, this centuries-old game hasn’t changed very much, but the same can’t be said for golf equipment. Golf has evolved from persimmon heads and hickory shafts, and the volume of innovations in golf technology over the past 30 years is mind-boggling.

Over the past few months, one particular type of golf equipment turned heads on the PGA tour, thanks to Bryson DeChambeau. Technically, it’s single length irons aren’t really a new technology, and have been around long before DeChambeau. In fact, Iso-Vibe Golf Company in Canada began offering single length sets in North America as early as 1986, and the idea itself goes back much further.

Making all the irons the same length makes sense. Golf is a game of repeatability, so it follows that the game could be made easier if only a single setup and a single swing were required.

However, in golf, anything even a little different invariably faces opposition. Most golf traditionalists treat the single length idea as somehow going against the spirit of the game. Some say it just looks ridiculous. Some test results question the effectiveness of the concept due to gapping issues and some lower swing speed players struggle getting long irons off the ground.

Proponents point to DeChambeau’s success, who followed up wins at the 2015 NCAA Championships and the US Amateur with five professional victories, a Ryder Cup appearance, and a strong showing in the 2018 FedEx cup. After a strong end to the 2018 PGA Tour season, Bryson is currently ranked #5 in the world.

Not a bad for single length irons, right?

DIAWINGS GOLF – KOREA’S ANSWER TO SINGLE LENGTH IRONS

Diawings Golf CEO and founder Sang-Hwa Jung is all-in on the single length concept. Despite having a non-golf related background in IT and Physics, Jung developed his own brand of ‘balanced’ golf balls, called “Real Line,” in 2012. Not long after, Jung left the company in the hands of his relatives to pursue other ways to make Golf easier and more enjoyable. With that one simple goal, Diawings Golf was born.

“I wanted to make golf clubs for the average golfer. I saw too many OEMs making clubs for the pros and better players, but not enough options for the amateurs. My in-depth studies showed pros are almost always able to strike the sweet spot, while amateurs hit it all over the club face. In addition, OEMs tend to make clubs for workability, but for amateurs, just hitting the ball straight is a much bigger issue. My approach is to design a club head for the average recreational golfer between 18-24 handicap. The aim is to make the ball fly straighter, even if it doesn’t find the sweet spot all the time. That way, the game can be enjoyed without having to spend a lot of time practicing.” – Sang-Hwa Jung, CEO and Founder, Diawings Golf

Many have understood the potential benefit of the single length irons, but one particular issue made it difficult to bring to market successfully. As mentioned, many golfers struggle to generate the speed necessary to launch long irons high or match their variable length counterparts for distance. With higher lofted irons and wedges, the opposite can be true. The ball goes too far due to the longer shafts.

By using a simple formula: [swing speed x mass = energy], Jung calculated how much mass is needed in the club head to adjust for the energy being delivered to the ball at impact. After hundreds of trials and tweaking lofts, Jung created the first version of Diawings. All heads weigh 285 grams, and all are the same length as a conventional 8-iron. The only difference between the individual clubs in the set is loft.

BEGINNINGS

“I wanted to make my own version of the single length irons (initially named SL1), but I didn’t have the necessary funds. In September 2016, I turned to Facebook and literally asked my friends, acquaintances, and even strangers if they were willing to pay upfront for a set of the first 100 limited edition SL1 irons. Luckily, I was able to sell all 100 sets in the first week despite the fact that they would need almost 6 months to be made and delivered. Looking back, I am very thankful to those who believed in me and took the chance to try something new.” – Sang-Hwa Jung, CEO

Encouraged by the initial feedback, Jung proceeded to design and develop an entire lineup Diawings Golf clubs, including wedges, putters, and a draw-biased driver. Utilizing his skills as a golf ball maker, Jung later added ultra-long distance balls to his portfolio. To date, his company has sold over 1400 sets of the new SL2 version irons in the 20 months since he started the company.

So far, so good, but there were times when the road ahead looked bleak. The first 100 SL1 sets were made in China to lower manufacturing costs and retail prices. Though the feedback from consumers was generally positive, Jung was far from satisfied with the quality. In May 2017, he decided to shift all production to Okayama, Japan. Jung takes pride in the fact that every single component for his clubs is made, cast, ground, polished and assembled exclusively in Japan. He only uses steel and graphite shafts made and purchased directly in Japan for fear of knockoffs, and eventually approached UST Mamiya in person to request a specific shaft solely suited to his irons.

At first, Mamiya refused, being averse to selling to non-Japanese companies. But Jung persisted with repeated visits and requests to the Japanese manufacturer. Eventually, they yielded to Jung’s tenacity and drive for quality and agreed to design a special ultra-light shaft specifically for Diawings. The resulting high-quality graphite shaft features the Diawings logo displayed proudly next to UST-Mamiya’s world-renowned logo. Jung laughs quietly as he recalled all the people he had harassed to learn about club making and design in his quest for the best possible irons he could produce. He believes his passion for quality was what won the Japanese club makers and shafts manufacturers to his cause.

“The Japanese manufacturers were always shocked when I asked for better materials and workmanship. They would say that other buyers were much more concerned with decreasing costs, while everything I requested was actually adding to the cost. My goal was to create performing, high quality clubs to rival most OEMs, but to charge as little as possible to the consumer.”

Jung insists his company is more about quality than profit. It’s not an uncommon story, but it’s true that the initial SL1 iron set cost half the current price, as did his drivers and putters. It was Jung’s way of thanking those who believed in him from the start and supported him in making golf easier and more enjoyable for a wider audience.

The current price of a Diawings 9-piece Iron Set (5-PW, 46, 50, 54 wedges) is 899,000krw (about $800) for NS Pro steel shafts and 999,000krw ($900) with UST-Mamiya graphite shafts. Not only can you get an entire iron set for less than $800, it comes with three premium forged CNC milled wedges at no extra charge. Jung even had extra light (~40 grams) grips made especially for the irons to maintain the ideal swing weight needed for the discussed energy transfer.

Although his prices have increased significantly from the original offering, he is not making a lot of money by anyone’s definition. Jung is still determined to keep prices as low as he can. “I like to say my golf clubs perform twice as much as what you actually pay for.”

A full set of Diawings driver, woods, irons, wedges, and a putter can now cost up to $1700, which isn’t inexpensive, but I challenge anyone to find another high-quality brand that casts, forges, mills and assembles all 14 clubs exclusively in Japan. Keep in mind all clubs also come with the aforementioned NS Pro or UST Mamiya shafts, with every club sporting its very own quality leather head cover. Diawings also features maraging steel face similar to those found in clubs like the PING G700.

BUT DO THEY PERFORM?

Okay, so I get the clubs are well-made in Japan and have great shafts. But do they actually do what they claim? Do they help the average bogey player hit the ball better and more consistently? And lest we forget, Diawings also claimed to be nearly a full club longer than conventional length irons, even without jacking the lofts.

I was skeptical when I first read about Diawings about a year ago on Facebook. I’ve played golf since middle school and currently maintain a 7-handicap, but am still always looking for something to help improve my game. I was naturally drawn to the promise of easier golf with longer distance but held off from purchasing the irons for two reasons. One, I am a single handicap golfer who doesn’t need the help of a game improvement category iron; and two, the irons just didn’t look good with its thick topline and the long clubface. In particular, I thought the black plastic cavity badge with the gold letters looked especially ugly and not befitting a better player like me. Throughout the year, however, the more I read about Jung’s assertions and performance claims the more curious I became. So, when I came across the opportunity to test the irons for myself, I jumped at the chance.

Jung also shares tons of golf tips and tidbits he has collected over the years with his 3,000+ followers on his blog. Reading the blog shows that disgruntled golfers unhappy with their Diawings are quite rare, with most testimonials glowing to the level of a cult following. Jung explains his unusually high level of loyalty is an accidental side-effect of regular updates he shares with his followers. By describing his ideas, plans, and research results in detail, he’s come to earn the readers’ trust and respect for his passion. Jung further explains as his followers learn more about the involved processes and the theoretical basis of the new clubs, they become more confident in the product right from the beginning.

DIAWINGS VS GAMER IRONS

I tested the standard SL2 irons with Nippon NS Pro regular steel shafts against my current gamer, the PXG GEN2 0311P with AMT S200 steel shafts. In comparing 8 irons, both clubs have the slightly bigger profile of a game improvement iron.

Right from the beginning, the Diawings had 9 to 11 more yards in carry distance, with less spin. I checked the lofts for both clubs and found both were nearly the same (34 vs. 35 degrees). The launch angle and spin ratio were slightly lower by about 1 degree and 400-800RPM. The ball also rolled out a few yards more.

Overall, the Diawings played nearly a club longer in my mid-irons (6, 7, 8), and nearly a club and half longer in my 9-iron and pitching wedge. Only the 5-iron showed similar carry distance with a few more yards of roll. And as expected, all the irons in the set were as easy to swing and hit as an 8- iron, leading to a tighter shot dispersion and more confidence in the long irons. The only fault I could find was the distance between clubs didn’t match my ideal 10-12 yard gapping, and the black cavity badge still looked ugly.

I was quite impressed. The feel and sound weren’t quite to my liking, but certainly tolerable. The Diawings were also more forgiving than some of the other game improvement irons I’ve recently tried. I have since played two rounds with them, and both times played very well. Despite the fact that I wasn’t used to playing with R-flex steel shafts, the Diawings were still long, straight, and easy to hit. I enjoyed my iron play much better with these single length irons than I had with my gamers of late.

I also cured the distance gapping issue between irons by playing all irons EXACTLY like an 8- iron. After talking with Jung, he advised me to narrow my stance with the ball slightly more towards my right foot to ensure downward impact. The secret, he explained, is that they are all designed to all be hit with a descending blow like a short iron, as to help the average golfer avoid the reverse pivot.

With this information, I found that the iron distances were much more uniform throughout the set, and the distance gaps returned to my normal 10-12 yards. My wedge shots which at first went nearly 145 yards (not a bad thing, is it?) amazingly returned to my normal 125 yards simply by adjusting the ball position like an 8-iron shot. I guess there is something to Jung’s calculations, after all.

IS DIAWINGS THE REAL-DEAL?

Are these the best feeling irons and with a lot of spin and workability? Heck, no. I’ve tried far more buttery-feeling clubs that spun more.

Are these the best clubs ever made? I highly doubt it.

But Jung’s goal was never about the best feel or workability for the better golfer, nor did he promise that we would all be hitting the ball like Tiger Woods. From the start, he was all about making a specific set of clubs for a certain segment of golfers (between 18-25 handicap) to help them hit it farther and to make the game easier to play. Through these benefits, Jung wanted to make the game of golf more enjoyable for the average golfer who didn’t have a lot of time to practice (which is especially true in Korea, as described in my article on Golf in Korea).

In my opinion, Jung has delivered on that promise and Diawings irons perform every bit as well as he claimed they would, and at a price point, we can all be happy to enjoy this great game with a lot less stress.

I haven’t yet tried the Diawings Driver, fairway woods or putter. Each of these clubs also has certain special features that Jung had implemented to help the average golfer with slices and yips. From what I experienced with the irons, I am sure they’ll be helpful to many golfer, as well.

Enter Giveaway

Jung is now looking further ahead. He spends nearly every waking hour on how to improve his products through better design and materials and obsesses about quality in the smallest detail. The look of the irons is still not to my taste, but I am sure he will realize that design can also be a huge purchasing factor for golfers and improve accordingly. I am also proud Diawings is the result of 100% Korean ingenuity. I only wish a time will come when Korean golf manufacturers gain a strong foothold in the industry, and their products are embraced by Korean golfers as whole-heartedly as we do other exotic brand golf clubs.

For now, Diawings is still a work in progress. Jung is busy preparing to enter the North American market, and his products are starting to garner serious interest from other Asian golf markets. An English site for Diawings is also in the works.

When asked if he was satisfied with how far his small company has come in the last two years, Jung simply laughs and says, “Sure, it’s been great. But more than anything, I’m in it for the fun and the look of gratitude on a beginner’s face when he tries my products.” And that’s something I can agree with whole-heartedly.

For more information in English, you can contact James at golfspykorea@gmail.com

from MyGolfSpy https://mygolfspy.com/korean-upstart-diawings-looks-to-make-an-impact-with-single-length-irons/

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The Las Vegas Bowl will end college career of QB Manny Wilkins

Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins will take the field for the final time as a Sun Devil Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl.

      

 

 

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REVIEW: 2019 SRIXON Z STAR and Z STAR XV GOLF BALL (PROTOTYPE)

TIP: If you want to break in to the golf ball industry, step 1 is to send blank white boxes to the media.

A fresh white box of prototype Srixon golf balls just arrived to the MyGolfSpy Test Facility. For those that don’t know, blank white golf ball boxes are a thing in the industry. Generally what it meant in the past was that you were selected as a prototype ball tester for Titleist.

FACT: Most golfers like Titleist golf balls. All golfers love blank white prototype Titleist golf balls.

It seems some other golf ball companies have caught.

2019 SRIXON “PROTOTYPE” BALLS

Srixon sent MyGolfSpy a few sleeves of their prototype Z Stars for next year. The only logical conclusion? Put them to the test, of course! Today we look at the numbers from the new Srixon Z Star and Z Star XV while also comparing their stats to the renowned Titleist Pro-V1.

 

from MyGolfSpy https://mygolfspy.com/review-2019-srixon-z-star-and-z-star-xv-golf-ball-prototype/

First Look: PUMA IGNITE NXT Golf Shoes

Let’s throw some credit to PUMAGolf for single-handedly reviving the lost art of the media kit. Just arrived at MyGolfSpy’s Upstate NY office is a 28lbs hexagonal box containing the IGNITE NXT, the company’s latest spikeless offering.

From a technology standpoint, much of what PUMA built into the NXT is stuff we’ve seen before. You get IGNITE foam for comfort. PWRFRAME and PWRCAGE for stability, and a new waterproof, non-stretch mesh upper for comfort and curb appeal.

The names of the tech may change, but at the end of the day, we’re talking about a spikeless golf shoe designed for comfort, and I suppose playability. What sets the IGNITE NXT apart from the competition is that PUMA is giving you the choice of three distinct lacing systems.

IGNITE NXT LACE

I suppose we should describe the NXT Lace as offering a traditional shoe fastening system. It’s been a while since I learned to tie my shoes, but something about bunny ears…I don’t know…this is pretty boilerplate as far as securing shoes to your feet goes. It’s perfect for the guy who knows how to tie his shoes and enjoys doing it.

IGNITE NXT DISC

As the name suggests, the IGNITE DISC uses PUMA’s proprietary dial system (it’s not BOA) for what the company calls a locked in, consistent and custom fit. It’s my preferred fastening system, and if I had my druthers, it would be standard on every shoe. As I’ve been saying for the last several years, laces are for suckers.

IGNITE NXT SOLELACE

Spit the name apart – Sole lace – and it’s pretty simple to understand what’s going on here. Call it a fresh take on laces; the eyelet locations have been pushed down such that the laces are basically strung through the midsole. PUMA says the system completely envelops the foot while providing 360-degree support, securing midsole and outsole to your foot, for the ultimate ground feel.

I don’t know about that (I haven’t logged any course time yet), but if there’s been a knock on PUMA’s recent spikeless designs it’s that, while the comfort was all but inarguable, the stability perhaps hasn’t been on par with some others playing in the spikeless category. In theory, SOLELACE should do a better job of locking your foot in place without sacrificing too much in the comfort department. It’s an intriguing idea; we’ll see how it works out in the real world.

All three versions of the IGNITE NXT Spikeless feature what PUMA calls organically layered traction. The sole features more than 100 hexagonal nubs, which PUMA says have been specifically positioned to provide traction throughout the swing. I have my doubts, but that’s coming from a fairly devout spiked shoe guy. Short of the FJ Pro/SL, I haven’t found a spikeless I’ve felt performed as well as a spiked shoe on the course. Again, we’ll see.

Pricing and Availability

The entire PUMA IGNITE NXT Spikeless family is available now at CobraPumaGolf.com. Retail price is $120 regardless of how you like to lace. Be advised, they run a little large, so PUMA suggests going down 1/2 size. Multiple colorways are available in each mode.

For more photos, visit the PUMA IGNITE NXT Gratuitous Photo Thread in the MyGolfSpy Forum.

from MyGolfSpy https://mygolfspy.com/first-look-puma-ignite-nxt-golf-shoes/

First Look: Wilson Staff D7 Irons

What would you say is the key difference between a Super Game Improvement iron and an iron in the emerging Players Distance category?

First, let’s look at the similarities. The SGI category promises forgiveness and distance for straighter, longer shots. Workability, of course, isn’t part of the equation. Players Distance promises distance and forgiveness for longer, straighter shots, with enough potential workability to make a better player swoon.

Seeing any common threads?

Put the two irons side-by-side and the biggest difference is obvious: one looks sleek, simple and, dare I say, sexy — the other looks like what better players disdainfully refer to as a shovel, with more bling than that one crazy aunt everyone has.

With today’s release of its new D7 irons, Wilson Staff is trying to bridge the gap between those two categories – by combining distance and forgiveness the SGI player needs with the clean looks a better player wants.

It’s a neat trick, but can that gap be bridged, or is it a bridge too far?

Meet The D7

There’s plenty of performance tech to talk about with the D7, but the most startling difference is its looks. D7 bears little, if any, resemblance to the 2-year-old D300, which it’s replacing.

“We have a strong history of what I’d call very bold and very red design elements,” says Wilson Golf Club Innovation Manager Jon Pergande. “Bold features denote forgiveness, but also chunkiness, with a heavy dose of red accents.”

The first thing you notice about the new D7 is the absence of bling. The second is an absence of red. Compared to its predecessor, D7 looks sleek, simple and sexy. The flashy red cavity decoration is gone, replaced with simple black and chrome, with a whisper of blue.

“The blue cools things off and makes it look a bit sleeker,” says Pergande. “But that sleekness is tied into the design. The D300 was very abrupt, with large features in the back, with Power Holes visible on the top line.”

The goal, says Pergande, was to create a cleaner, classier looking distance iron that could appeal to that Players Distance golfer looking for a little more forgiveness.

“We started by looking at the V6 and C300 Forged irons, products we’ve had great success with, and tried to work more of a traditional looking aesthetic,” he says. “So we’re losing the Power Holes on the topline and opening up the cavity a little bit to increase the MOI.”

Ahh, the Power Holes. From an aesthetic viewpoint, folks either ignore them, find them mildly irritating or loathe them entirely. Regardless, they’re gone from D7’s top line but are still used on the sole. There’s a Power Hole performance/tech story to be told, but at least half the D7 story is about curb appeal. Wilson wants it to wink at you from across the room.

Pick Me, Pick Me!

Even though the data says there’s no real correlation between looks and performance, when it comes to grabbing something off the shelf and giving it a whack or two on the launch monitor, we do like that eye candy.

“We’re trying to improve the initial consumer experience at the point of purchase, prior to testing,” says Pergande. “Part of that experience is a very clean shape. We wanted to keep the shape as clean as possible and hide the robustness and forgiveness for that better player’s eye.”

In that respect, Wilson’s done a pretty decent job. The D7 may not be the Kate Upton of irons, but it’s no Mimi from the Drew Carey Show, either. Getting rid of the top line Power Holes helps immensely. For an SGI iron the top line isn’t bad at all (a side-by-side comparison with the C300 Forged is below) and Wilson has done a nice job hiding the offset.

“The transition of hosel to leading edge is always tricky,” says Pergande. “These are distance clubs, and you want to have offset. It helps, especially in the longer irons. But as long as you transition the blends, you can hide the offset, and as long as you camber the topline a little, you can hide that width.”

“We think the market is shifting away from super-forgiveness looking and super chunky looking, and has moved into this much cleaner, more traditional look. I don’t want to associate D7 with a purely traditional look – it still has a large blade. But there are a lot of design cues that may improve the experiences for the better player, and maybe give him or her some added distance they may need for their game.” – Jon Pergande, Wilson Golf

The D7’s styling fits in nicely in Wilson’s iron continuum, with a family resemblance to the C300, C300 Forged, and FG Tour V6 (and maybe those sweet looking new blades), as well as the Super-Duper Game Improvement D350, for branding consistency, but with enough identity to stand on its own.

Putting the D in Distance

Wilson’s categorizes its iron sets as well as anyone in the business. D is for Distance, F (as in FG Tour V6 or FG Tour 100) is for Feel and C is for Crossover: more distance than the F’s, more feel than the D’s. Wilson’s very good at D, with both the D300 and D350 finishing at or near the top in both ball speed and carry distance in MyGolfSpy’s 2018 Most Wanted SGI iron test. Power Holes do their job.

Power Holes are Wilson’s way of creating more face-deflection, something virtually every iron-maker is doing in the quest for distance. The tech debuted in January of 2016 in the C200 iron, and Wilson has since added the technology to both the C and D series. The idea behind Power Holes? Disconnect the clubface from the head structure as much as possible, allowing the face to flex more at impact to maximize ball speed, no matter where on the face you hit it.

The top line Power Holes are gone, but Wilson is incorporating what it calls Progressive Power Hole technology on the sole, basically putting the power where you need it: three rows of Power Holes in the long irons (4-7), two rows in the 8- and 9-irons, and only one row in the Gap Wedge.

“Where do you need ball speed the most? For most players, it’s the long irons, the ones they struggle to hit the most,” says Pergande. “That’s where you need your distance advantage. People don’t need help hitting a pitching wedge farther. Besides, Power Holes don’t provide as much benefit on a more lofted club because the ball hits at such an angle.”

Previous Power Hole tech was known as FLX Face because Power Holes let the face flex. In the D7, however, Wilson is calling its ball speed tech something new: RE-AKT.

“It’s sort of an umbrella technology platform for the entire D7 series,” says Pergande. “Greater ball speed and higher MOI, so you get straighter shots that go farther. We also have the thinnest face we’ve ever had in an iron, and we do all that in a performance iron aesthetic.”

Enter Giveaway

The Battle of the 7-Irons

If more on-the-shelf sex appeal is one key element of the D7, winning the battle of the 7-irons is the other.

“We’re putting a stake in the ground. We want to win with the 7-iron,” says Pergande. “The definitive consumer experience for 90% or more of golfers is the 7-iron. That’s the one you have for demo clubs; it’s where custom fit is usually centered and, generally speaking, it’s one of the longer clubs most players can hit comfortably.”

“So if we can make sure we have the best possible 7-iron experience for the consumer at his first contact, we’re going to do all we can to make that happen.”

Wilson isn’t short-changing the other clubs at the expense of the 7-iron. The 4, 5 and 6 have the same tech, but they figure the confluence of curb appeal, performance, and the club D series players use most is at the 7.

And you do have to give Wilson some credit for straight talk. Pergande says you’ll find the D7 roughly 5 yards longer than D300, but adds half of that is due to a slightly stronger loft structure, which is actually now more in line with others in the SGI world.

“It varies by clubhead speed, but you usually get an extra two-and-a-half yards per degree of loft increase. The rest is coming from the Power Holes and the club’s forgiveness.”

From an MOI standpoint, Wilson says the D7 features a roughly 10% increase in MOI over the D300, largely due to a change in the back cavity. The D300s featured large pods in the back cavity, towards the toe and heel.

“Those pods weren’t 100% filled with weight, and they weren’t putting weight toward the extreme perimeter of the club,” says Pergande. “It made the club look more forgiving, even though it’s not the most efficient use of weight.”

With D7, Pergande says that weight has been shoved more heel-ward and more toe-ward.

“When it comes to forgiveness, size rules the roost. The larger the (iron head), the more forgiveness will be in there. But once you establish a head size, it’s all about weight management.”

Price, Availability and Final Thoughts

MyGolfSpy has long suggested golfers should consider using the most forgiving club you can stand to look at. Wilson seems to have taken that to heart by giving the D7 a makeover – swapping the loud sportcoat for a black tie and tails. And while Wilson is trying to suggest D7 would be at home in the Players Distance category, the sole is still SGI-wide, and the blade is still SGI-long. Wilson’s choice of stock steel shaft – the KBS Tour 80 – is still SGI-centric.

Wilson has taken heat for the $499 price tag on the Driver Vs. Driver winning Cortex, so it needs to be noted the D7 will retail at $599 in steel and $699 in graphite (UST Mamiya Recoil is stock). That’s a full $200 price drop from D300’s original retail.

After a couple of range sessions, we can say the D7 is a worthy successor to the D300 (again, an excellent ball speed/distance performer in Most Wanted). Could it realistically bridge the gap between SGI and Players Distance? Well, at $599, an upgrade to a C-Taper, DG or any other stronger player shaft wouldn’t break the bank. If, that is, you think it’s a gap that needs bridging.

Wilson lists the KBS Tour, Tour FLT, Tour V and Tour 90 as no-upcharge options. A black Wilson-branded Lamkin grip is standard, and in keeping with the D7 austerity program, the logo and cap are in simple white, with no red or blue accents.

The D7 irons will be available at retailers and on Wilson’s website starting January 17th.

from MyGolfSpy https://mygolfspy.com/first-look-wilson-staff-d7-irons/