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D9 Forged

Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The clubhead is a two-piece construction with an 8620-carbon-steel body and a face that is 2.3 millimeters thick, allowing for plenty of rebound. However, it’s difficult to talk about a Wilson iron without digging into its hallmark “power hole” design. Wilson ran more than 3,000 automated computer simulations that resulted in more than 1,000 potential arrangements. The simulations revealed the heel section to be an especially stiff area of the club and that having a longer power hole—which is filled with a special urethane near that spot increased flexing. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: When designing in the players-distance category, two things are not really negotiable: First, the clubs must have meaningful performance enhancements, and second, those attributes must be delivered in a pleasing profile. Wilson’s D9 Forged accomplishes these goals through a clubhead shape and design that lowers the center of gravity, resulting in a higher launch angle and desirable landing trajectory. The look works, too. The clubhead is large enough to instill confidence yet small enough to convey to your friends that you’re a player to be taken seriously. Read more>>

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Price: D9 Forged $130 (per iron)
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Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
High-Handicapper
"I really like the chrome heel and toe framing the hitting area. At address, it frames the ball and makes the hitting area pop. The sound was crispy, in a good way. It had a nice, compact sound through the ball, nothing extraneous about the vibrations and nothing harsh."
Handicap, 15
Low-Handicapper
"One of the best blends of playability and forgiveness. Feels like a regular players iron with the added benefit of a high launch and more distance."
Handicap, 2
Medium-Handicapper
“Everything you lost over the years you get back: your feel, your distance, your confidence. The ball rockets off the face with an authoritative sizzle.”
Handicap, 8
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
D9 Forged Irons Left Hand / Right Hand $130

D9 Forged Irons

Name Loft Length
5I 24.50 38.25
7I 30.50 37.25
PW 44.00 35.75

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