Wilson is quite well known for being one of the top beginner and high handicapper brands in the game of golf. The Wilson Staff line of clubs also appeals to the mid handicapper. This Wilson Staff D7 Ladies Iron set is a classic looking cavity back iron set with some positives and negatives to it. If you are looking for an upgraded set of irons and unsure if the Wilson Staff D7 could be for you, here is some factual information.
Who Is This Set For?
These are not the best iron set for a beginner or higher handicapper. We think the perfect golfer for this Wilson set is the mid handicap player. If you are wanting to upgrade from a complete set option and looking to put a set together, these could be a great fit.
The reason we don’t love them for a beginner is that although they provide some considerable distance and a responsive face, they are just not as forgiving as some other options on the market.
The D7 Ladies Irons by Wilson are built with REAKT Technology. This is basically the idea that these are a powerful set of irons. Wilson made the face thinner and created what they call power holes to help you get some more ball speed and clubhead speed.
If you like the look of a more traditional iron with the thinner top-down technology, than this club will be for you. The irons are all slightly offset, but that is a good thing considering this is not intended to be a players set of irons.
Wilson did design this to be a bit of a progressive set. As you move down to the short irons, there are fewer power holes. This is done to help you have more precision and feel with the short irons and less power. This does not mean that you will lose yardage on these irons, think of it instead as gaining feel.
This set is most typically sold as a 5-PW and a GW. It comes standard with a UST Recoil Ladies Graphite Shaft. This is actually a great shaft for the female golfer and will help you get high launch and flight control.
Even though the look of these clubs is a more traditional one, the lofts are more modern. The pitching wedge in this set is going to be about 43 degrees, and the gap wedge will be 48. This should not present any issues as long as you properly stock your golf bag with the correct wedges. Leaving out a sand wedge or a lob wedge and thinking you are okay with just the gap wedge would be a mistake.
Better Priced Option: Tour Edge HL3
Overall the Wilson Staff D7 irons are a solid set of irons from Wilson. There is nothing that we can say negatively about the performance, except the fact that they are built more for a mid handicapper than a beginner. The issue we have with the D7 is that for a set of Wilson irons, they are a bit expensive. As we mentioned earlier, Wilson is known for being a value brand, and although they upped the quality of these irons, they are just still not entirely where other brands are when it comes to distance, feel, and overall consistency.
A great alternative to these Wilson irons, for a few dollars less, would be the Tour Edge HL3 iron set.
Tour Edge is a bit of an off-brand set, but these HL irons they are putting out are not bad at all. These clubs are very easy to launch, and if you want something that looks more like a hybrid, they offer some excellent ironwood and hybrid iron options.
The HL3 iron set has a classic look to it and a low center of gravity. If you struggle with getting consistent high ball flight on your shots, the HL3 will help you become more consistent. This set is also offered with a four-iron for the ladies who don’t want any hybrids in their bag. The HL3 gives women a tremendous complete iron set for an outstanding value.
In all honesty, we could take or leave the D7 irons. Although the shaft is excellent and the progressive shaping makes complete sense to us, they just don’t have the same distance and forgiveness of other premium sets. If you have the option to spend just a bit more and get a super premium iron set, we suggest you do it. If your budget does not have much room, save yourself the money and give the Tour Edge HL3 irons a look. They are a few years old, but they have plenty of technology and would make a significant upgrade from anything five or more years old.