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Wilson

Launch Pad

Gold

Our Review:

It’s a fact some golfers don’t want to admit: They’re not quite as good as they think they are. Wilson, however, addresses this hard truth by creating a set of irons designed to disguise flaws. That quest began by addressing the type of shots that can be the most disheartening this side of a whiff: the approach in which the divot comes close to flying the distance of the ball. The idea makes sense. If the desire is to hit the ball farther, that can be accomplished by not hitting it shorter. Wilson’s research revealed that chunked iron shots cost players 10 to 50 yards—certainly more than can be gained from making the face thinner (although these irons have that, too). The wide-sole set of hybrid-like irons features a slightly raised leading edge designed to essentially float above the grass to reduce fat shots, but not so high that it inhibits solid contact for center-face shots. The lowest lofts have the widest soles to bring weight down to help those difficult-to-hit long irons fly higher. The sole widths get progressively shorter as you move down the set because less help is necessary in the higher-lofted clubs. The midsize grip is a comforting feel for those who think a conventional grip is a tad skinny. Read more >>

Price: $100/per iron
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Ratings
  • 4.5 1
    performance

    45%*

  • 5 1
    innovation

    30%*

  • 4 1
    Look / Sound / Feel

    20%*

  • 2.5 1
    demand

    5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
  • high

    The rounded back is visually calming. I get consistent distance even when I hit shots a little heavy.

  • high

    The hybrid-style head provides the support to get through the ball. The chrome and deep black provide a nice contrast that aids setup.

  • high

    A high ball flight but with some control over the shot. Good distance and you actually get some valuable feedback at impact.

Club Specs

Lofts

7-iron: 30 degrees; PW: 44 degrees

Club Specs

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