Meet the New D9 Distance Line
See how advanced computer modeling led to our best-performing irons and woods yet.
Using learnings from the successful D7 irons, the new irons were created to push the power hole tech even further. Using Wilson’s generative design process, the Wilson LABS team used computer modeling to simulate hundreds of variations to optimize power hole size and configuration.
As a result of this new design approach, D9 irons have three key features, including:
- Power Holes 2.0: Strategically positioned, urethane-filled Power Holes enable maximum face flex for improved speeds. The new Power Hole 2.0 arrangements increase deflection and allow more energy transfer to the ball, across the entire face. This means effortlessly higher ball speeds leading to greater distance.
- Low Center Of Gravity: Wilson’s lowest-ever center of gravity in an iron increases launch angles and delivers a steeper angle of descent for increased green-side control.
- Performance Iron Aesthetic: With straighter lines, a cleaner top line, and an ultra-thin face, D9 irons combine the look of a player's iron with the benefits of super game improvement distance technology.
“The D9 irons represents a technological advancement showcasing Wilson’s future approach to iron design and development,” said Jon Pergande, Manager of Wilson Golf Club Innovation. “This software uses over 100 processor cores of computing power to analyze the sequential versions of each club design we worked through before arriving on the final D9 line.”
In player testing against some of the leading competitors in the golf industry, D9 irons consistently performed better across all relevant metrics, including a 2mph advantage in ball speed and a full eight-yard difference in carry distance.
“These are among the longest irons Wilson has ever produced.”*
The steel irons are outfitted with the lightweight 80 gram KBS Max Ultralite shafts, while the graphite iterations boast MRC Tensei shafts. D9 features the new softer Lamkin Crossline Genesis grips.
The D9 driver features a new peak kinetic response club face (PKR) by dividing the face into a series of fractural zones and fine-tuning every millimeter of the surface to deliver explosive distance and performance. The PKR Face is the most technologically advanced face that Wilson has ever produced. This face design has been tested on the PGA Tour in 2020 by Gary Woodland and Brendan Steele.
The D9 driver features a three-layer composite crown to both neutralize vibration and reduce weight, ensuring a lower center of gravity for improved ball flight. Players can choose between a standard 10-gram or super lightweight 3-gram weight configuration to fine-tune moment of inertia (MOI) and forgiveness.
“Utilizing our proprietary software, alongside Wilson Labs and our Wilson Advisory Staff members, the D9 driver is our best driver offering yet," said Pergande.
The D9 driver is available in three different loft options (9.0 o, 10.5 o, and 13.0 o) The D9 driver is equipped with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft available in A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams and features the new softer Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip.
Fairway Woods and Hybrid
Wilson Staff® D9 fairway woods and hybrids feature new variable face technology. For the first time on a Wilson Staff fairway wood or hybrid, this innovative technology delivers high ball speeds and higher launch angles regardless of where on the face the ball makes contact. Both clubs feature a premium maraging steel insert to provide a thin, hot face for more speed, more feel, and more distance performance.
The D9 fairway woods are available in three loft options – 15˚ (3-wood); 18˚ (5-wood); and 21˚ (7-wood) - with the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip as used on the driver. Shaft weight options include A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams), and S (60 Series – 67 grams).
The D9 hybrids are available in six loft options (17˚, 19˚, 22˚, 25˚, 28˚ and 31˚) with the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (55 Series – 61 grams), R (60 Series – 64 grams), and S (70 Series – 77 grams).
*Based on player testing against leading competitors conducted by Wilson Golf at Ruffled Feathers, IL between July 1, 2020, and August 2, 2020.