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Wilson D9 Forged irons review

Wilson D9 Forged irons review

What's new? How much do they cost? And how do they perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the lowdown on Wilson's D9 Forged irons
 

How does the forged version of Wilson’s popular D9 irons perform? Find out in our Wilson D9 Forged iron review…

Wilson D9 Forged irons review: NCG Summary

Wilson D9 Forged irons review
Wilson D9 Forged irons review
NCG SUMMARY

Wilson have done a brilliant job blending the feel and feedback you’d expect from a forged iron with the distance and forgiveness of a game improvement iron.

The D9 Forged irons are perfect for golfers who are looking for a set that lights up their golf bag without breaking the bank, and also would like help from Wilson’s Power Hole technology.

PROS

  • Felt really soft off the face
  • Sound fantastic
  • Shots fly high and stop quickly

CONS

  • A thicker top line than other player’s distance irons on the market might put golfers off

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Last updated: 2024-07-12 05:20:26

Wilson D9 Forged irons review: First Impressions

You can’t miss the D9 Forged irons, especially on a sunny day. The light really glistens off the shiny chrome and draws your eyes into a beautiful set of irons. They sit neatly behind the ball but give you the feeling that you won’t have any trouble launching shots at the flags.

Wilson D9 Forged irons review

Wilson D9 Forged irons review: NCG Verdict

Wilson’s D9 range has really impressed me, so getting my hands on the D9 Forged irons I was excited to hit them and take them out on the course straight away. Mirror-like shiny chrome finishes aren’t as common as they used to be, but I am delighted to see it return on these irons. It gives the irons a classic feel even though you know the head is bursting with technology.

Wilson D9 Forged irons review

The ‘player’s distance’ category of irons is interesting, as you get manufacturers trying to take everything that’s nice about a bladed club and mix that together with features that make the ball go a long way, and I’ve found the results to be quite hit and miss. Some irons feel great and don’t really go that far. Others go miles but just don’t feel like a player’s club.

Straight away, I was really pleased with how the D9 Forged irons felt at impact. The short irons feel soft and don’t go absolutely miles, which I think is a positive. You get just enough feedback through the hands to let you know you’ve mishit the ball, but the performance drop-off is small which is excellent.

Wilson D9 Forged irons review

My results on the Flightscope aren’t going to blow anyone away, but they aren’t disappointing either. What the data doesn’t show you is how consistent the trajectory of my shots was, especially in the longer irons.

This could be down to Wilson’s Power Holes that feature on the soles of the irons. These are designed to give you a bit more spring off the face and help keep launch consistent on miss-struck shots.

I took these irons out play with me on a Sunday morning at my home club Sand Moor, and I really enjoyed using them. The long irons feel so easy to hit you want to drop a few balls down at 185 yards and crunch a few off the turf, which certainly isn’t always how I usually feel.

Wilson D9 Forged irons review

I was easily able to control my flight and curve on demand thanks to the irons maintaining a good level of backspin. Backspin is something that manufacturers can, and do regularly reduce to give a player more distance, but at the cost of control.

This is definitely a negative for me as we need that control to have good distance control and shoot low scores. I am glad Wilson didn’t compromise on this.

I think these irons are going to suit a lot of different golfers of varied abilities. They look good and have the reliable performance that a lower-handicapped player is looking for, but also are forgiving enough and long enough for some mid to high-handicappers to look at as well.

It’s hard to find a fully forged set of irons for under £1000. The Wilson D9 Forged are a bargain at £799. Be sure to add these to the list you want to test next time you’re in the market for a new set!

Wilson D9 Forged irons review

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Last updated: 2024-07-12 05:20:26

Wilson D9 Forged irons review: The Details

Available: Now

RRP: £799

Right-handed lofts: 3i 19°, 4i 21.5°, 5i 24.5°, 6i 27.5°, 7i 30.5°, 8i 34.5°, 9i 39°, PW 44°

Stock shafts: True Temper DG 105S VSS, True Temper DG 95R VSS

More information: Wilson Website

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Jack Backhouse

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Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching, teaching golf to beginners and top-level amateurs for 10+ years. He also loves his golf equipment and analysing the data of the latest clubs on the market using launch monitors, specialising in blade irons and low-spinning drivers despite having a chronically low ball flight.

Although Jack has no formal journalism training, He has been reading What's In The Bag articles since he started playing at 12 and studying golf swings since his dad first filmed his swing to reveal one of the worst over-the-top slice swings he reckons has ever been recorded, which set him off on the path to be a coach. His favourite club ever owned was a Ping G10 driver bought from a local top amateur with the hope that some of the quality golf shots would come with it (they didn't), and worst was a Nike SQ driver he only bought because Tiger was using it.

Jack is a member of Sand Moor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to prepare for tournaments. Jack uses a TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver, a half set of TaylorMade P7MB irons, MG4 wedges and a TaylorMade TP Reserve putter.

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