Wilson Staff Di9 Gorgeous, straight, and light but a little short
23 September 2011
Summary: I have played Wilson Fat Shaft irons ever since they came out. My last set was the Deep Red Distance II which I loved. The only issue I ever had with Fat Shafts was the shaft weight seemed to throw me off a little on my short iron play. So, when the Wilson Staff Di9 came out with a gorgeous traditional Wilson Staff look and a lighter shaft I decided to give them a shot and purchased the 5-pw, aw, gw and used the old reliable Wilson Sandy Andy SW.
Summary: The clubs are certainly a cut above department store "Dunlaps" or some clone "Culls". That said they are not perfect. They lack the feel my Ben Hogan Edge irons gave. I would guess that's because these Wilsons have a different goal (that being to provide forgiveness). The set I bought had the uniflex fat shafts. They are not whippy at all; if anything they are on the firm side of regular flex. For the price I paid, they are a steal. Would I buy them again?
Summary: This is my second iron set, the first decent one that I bought after the super-entry level full set I owned. I went for the steel shaft, and that's probably the reason why I could not appreciate longer shots indeed. Last, I can feel vibrations in my hands when hitting (again related to the steel shaft?). Now what I do appreciate. More reliable shots: I'm a beginner and have the tendency to slice but with this set my shots are definitely more consistent.
Summary: This is a nice golf club, and looks great. It's certainly in the "game improvement" category. It's easy to hit and gets the ball up in the air quickly. For me, the grip is a little too small, and the head of the club is also a bit smaller than most clubs in this area. But for the price of a set of these clubs, it's hard to go wrong. I would recommend this club/set for a mid-to-high handicapper.
Summary: This is a very nice set of game improvement irons at a good price point. Be aware that they are set up about 1 degree flat and with strong lofts to give you the extra distance they promise. If you want these specs, great! If not, have them adjusted by Wilson, not your local pro shop. Trying to bend the loft and lie will break the clubs but Wilson has the machinery to do it.
Summary: My daughter and I were looking to buy a set of new irons. We went to a golf show in Orlando. We were not even thinking about trying out the Wilson Staff irons, but since there was no line at the Wilson Staff tent, we decided to stop by. To our amazement, she hit these irons extremely well. They were better than Nike, Ping, Mizuno, Cleveland, and Calloway. When we got home, we looked up the Wilson Staff irons on Ebay, and they were half of retail price, so we bought them.
Summary: As an engineer, I was intrigued by the Di7 technology, and bought a set. They worked well. Then I read where the Di9 sets improved on the former technology, so I was one of the first to obtain a set. I even got the 3- and 4-irons from the Wilson Rep. My set is the graphite-shafted set in a regular flex. The lofts are a half club stronger than many competing sets, and the geometry of the fat shaft and the clubhead reduced toe-height add additional distance.