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Wilson’s new C300 golf clubs, with “Power Holes” everywhere

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Wilson launched it’s line of C300 clubs today, which includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and two sets of irons. The company’s C-family of clubs fulfills the needs of game-improvement golfers, as opposed to the company’s FG-series clubs that are made for better players. Wilson’s C300 golf clubs are made to provide forgiveness and distance, and most notably, they use “Power Holes” to achieve those results.

In its C200 irons, Wilson introduced Power Holes to create additional forgiveness and distance; they are urethane-filled holes that maximize face flex and effectively expand the sweet spot by creating higher ball speeds across the face. The difference this time around is that Wilson is doubling and tripling down on the technology, and even bringing the holes into its drivers, fairway woods and hybrids for the first time.

“This is the first execution of our award-winning, patented Power Holes iron technology in the metalwoods category,” said Jon Pergrande, Global Innovation Manager of Wilson Golf. “This distance technology is based on through holes being positioned around the face of the club to generate explosive distances across the entire face by flexing more at impact.”

The C300 and C300 forged irons boast 11 power holes around their perimeter — 5 holes on the sole, 3 on the toe and 3 on the topline. The C300 driver has 4 power holes — 2 on the crown and 2 on the sole — and the C300 fairway woods and hybrids have 5 power holes each (2 on the crowns, 3 on the soles).

See more photos and discussion of the lineup here.

C300 metalwoods

Matte red is undoubtedly the most popular color in golf right now, especially in the putter category. And if you’re a fan of the red movement, the C300 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids will certainly satisfy your needs.

Looking past the color, Wilson’s C300 metalwoods are also packed with adjustability. The drivers use a new “Fast Fit Technology 3.0” hosel — made from aluminum — to adjust loft. They also have a “multi-fit sole weight adjustability 3.0” by way of two 6-gram weight and one 2-gram weight to adjsut CG (center of gravity); this allows golfers to dial in a draw, neutral or fade bias. The fairway woods and hybrids also have CG adjustability for a trajectory bias — each of them using two 2-gram weights and a 12-gram weight in their soles.

The C300 drivers (9, 10.5 and 12 degrees) come stock with Fujikura Speeder Pro 58 shafts, Lamkin Crossline 2 grips, and have D4 swing weights at 45.5 inches. The C300 fairway woods (13.5, 15 and 18 degrees) come stock with Fujikura Speeder Pro 65 shafts, and have D2.5 swing weights at 43 inches. The C300 hybrids (17, 20 and 23 degrees) come stock with Fujikura Speeder Pro 78h shafts, and have D2.5 swing weights.

Drivers will sell for $399.99, fairway woods for $219.99 and hybrids for $209.99 each. They go on pre-sale December 4th.

C300 irons

With a double-row of Power Holes in their soles, the C300 irons are for mid-to-high handicaps, according to Wilson, but are designed with a “more playable, mid-size” shape.

The C300 irons (3-PW, GW) come stock with either KBS Tour 90 steel shafts ($799.99) or Fujikura Speeder Pro 78i graphite shafts ($899.99), and Lamkin Crossline 2 grips.

C300 forged irons

Like the C300 irons, the C300 forged irons — which are forged from carbon steel — have Power Holes around their perimeters, but only in the 3-8 irons. The shorter irons have a solid construction, likely to allow better players to control the spin and trajectory a bit better.

The C300 forged irons come stock with either KBS Tour 105 steel shafts ($899.99) or Fujikura Speeder Pro 85i graphite shafts ($999.99) with Lamkin Crossline 2 grips.

All of the C300 products will be available for pre-sale on December 4th, and will hit stores in January 2018

See more photos and discussion about Wilson’s C300 clubs here.

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Andrew Tursky is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX. He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Android

    May 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    a very good tool to play in a game of golf,

  2. Nat

    Dec 5, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Yaaba-dabaa-dooo …. more gel-filled irons that will make you feeeel soooo goood when you smack the ball off-center on the toe…. and still get yer 200 yard drive (or less).

    • Thomas A

      Dec 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Agreed, we should all still be hitting persimmion woods with hickory sticks. :\

  3. Tom54

    Dec 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Funny how some of the best club makers from years ago produce some not so appealing clubs. I had Wilson Staff irons back then and they were top of the heap. Why can’t they put that logo on a decent design and run with it? While we’re at it how about Macgregor? Are they even in the golf business anymore? Those were the top two years ago and now irrelevant. Certainly the folks at Wilson can do better

  4. Egor

    Dec 4, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    heh.. “Power Holes” even RocketBallz is a better marketing name than “Power Holes”.

    Hey – come checkout my new RocketBallz
    Hey – come checkout my new Power Holes

    eh.. uh..

  5. Ima Wright

    Dec 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    It seems to me that Wilson doesn’t have anyone in staff who knows what a driver, fairway, or hybrid should look like. Their technology might be up to snuff, but as far as aesthetics go, every wood they have made Looks like it belongs on the shelf at Walmart. It’s as if they believe the upper echelon companies have a trademark on quality cosmetics. Smh

  6. Mr. Divot

    Dec 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    So ugly. So gimmicky. So…dumb.

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged, 919 Forged, and 919 Hot Metal hit USGA’s conforming list

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As alerted by our always investigative GolfWRX Forum Members, three new Mizuno JPX irons have shown up recently on the USGA Conforming Clubs list; JPX 919 Forged (there is no image of the RH version, but there is of the LH), JPX 919 Hot Metal (and LH), and a JPX 919 Tour Forged iron.

Although still unannounced and unreleased by Mizuno, it’s likely these JPX 919 irons will be the replacements for the previous JPX 900 series. If you remember, Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens using JPX 900 Tour irons; now, it seems there may be a replacement for that iron on the way, judging by the USGA Conforming List.

Check out the Mizuno JPX 919 irons below, as listed on the USGA Confirming list.

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See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the USGA photos.

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SPOTTED: Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons

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Photos have recently popped up in our GolfWRX Forums of Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons. It’s been nearly two years since the company released it’s previous Z565, Z765 and Z965 irons, so it’s possible (if not likely), based on nomenclature, these could be the replacements for that series.

The photos in our forums show Z785 short irons (5-PW) and Z785 long irons (4 and 3), but it does not appear that the Z785 irons shown in the photos are driving irons, so it’s likely these photos come from a mixed set.

We do not have any official tech or release information about new irons from Srixon at this time, so we’re left to speculate for the time being. What do you think about the photos of these Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons?

Check out the photos of each below, and click here for more photos and discussion.

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Michael Kim on why he switched to a Titleist TS2 driver, and the change he’s making for The Open

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Michael Kim set a tournament scoring record at the John Deere Classic last week, so, needless to say, the UC Berkeley alum was firing on all cylinders.

With respect to one of those cylinders, Kim, historically not a great driver of the golf ball, was 34th in Strokes Gained off the tee and tied for second in driving accuracy with a new Titleist TS2 driver in his bag last week. For reference, he’s 192nd in Strokes Gained off the tee and 183rd in driving accuracy for the season. In other words, while Kim’s incredible putting (+13.51 strokes gained: putting) helped, the Titleist TS2 driver he began experimenting with at the FedEx St. Jude Classic also played a role.

We caught up with Kim by phone from Carnoustie and asked him about the decision to put the new TS2 in play.

“When I hit it, I liked it right away. I noticed the biggest difference on mishits. On my old driver, the ball speed would drop a little bit on a toe or heel hit, but with the new one, you barely saw any [drop in ball speed]. And it was definitely going straighter off the mishits. Straighter and longer, honestly.”

“Generally, I don’t make a switch, especially with the driver mid-year, but I put it right in play. And I’m working on some new things with my swing…I kind of turned the corner at the Quicken Loans…obviously hit it great at the Deere.”

“I tried the TS3, but it was a little too low spin for me. So we kept the same shaft [Aldila Rogue Black 60X] and I think it’s the same setting.”

Kim also mentioned he’s putting a steel-shafted driving iron in play for The Open this week–on the recommendation of a guy who knows a thing or two about playing well at the British Open.

“Zach Johnson told me on the plane ride here that I should maybe try a driving iron. So…I got out here and I asked to try a couple of different driving irons…On Tuesday, I tried out a couple of different T-MBs…2-iron, 3-iron. The 2-iron was going way too far, so I tried the 3-iron on the golf course. The way the course is set up, it’s just so firm…It’ll be great if there’s some wind. Exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll put it in play and I’ll probably use it a decent amount throughout the week.”

With respect to Kim’s wedge setup, Vokey Wedge rep, Aaron Dill, offered this comment

“Michael Kim has a really good short game that shows tremendous confidence. Michael uses a great system with his gap wedge having higher bounce, this help with flight and consistency, his 56 is high bounce for bunker and all shots needing extra bounce, and his 60 is a low bounce L for all tighter conditions and shots that need easy and fast lift. The beauty of this setup is it covers multiple shot window and types.”

We’ll see how it works out for him. Kim is competing in his first Open Championship. He tees off at 9:04 a.m. local time with Ryuko Tokimatsu and Chez Reavie.

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