Gear: Wilson Staff D9 fairway woods
Price: $219.99 each with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip
Specs: Maraging stainless steel face with stainless steel chassis. 3-wood (15 degrees), 5-wood (18 degrees) and 7-wood (21 degrees) versions
Available: Jan. 27
When you see a club named “D” in the Wilson line-up, you know it is designed with distance in mind. The new Wilson Staff D9 fairway woods continue that legacy for players who want more yards off the tee and from the fairway in a classic-looking club.
To help golfers increase ball speed, Wilson gave the Staff D9 fairway woods a maraging steel face that is extremely thin and strong. But the real key is that for the first time, Wilson designed the faces with variable thicknesses. They flex more efficiently at impact, not only in the center on well-struck shots but also toward the heel and toe on mis-hits.
While some fairway woods are designed with an adjustable hosel, the Staff D9 fairways have a fixed hosel. Wilson designers opted for this because most golfers who struggle to hit fairway woods and who are primarily concerned with distance don’t adjust the hosel settings in their fairway woods. They want something simple. Plus, adding the adjustable hosel increases weight and shifts the center of gravity upward.
To help golfers get shots into the air more easily, Wilson added an 8-gram weight to the back of the Staff D9 fairway woods to pull the center of gravity down and farther back, away from the face. This should increase the spin rate to give shots more lift and encourage a higher launch. It also boosts the moment of inertia and makes the Staff D9 fairways more stable on off-center hits.
The Staff D9 fairways have a classic look with a glossy black finish on the crown.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/22/wilson-staff-d9-fairway-woods/