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



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.



  1. 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. :\

  2. 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

  3. 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..

  4. 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

  5. Mr. Divot

    Dec 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    So ugly. So gimmicky. So…dumb.

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Rory McIlroy’s putter builder speaks on his winning TaylorMade Soto proto



It’s no secret that Rory McIlroy’s biggest weakness has historically been with his putter. But ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he won by two shots, McIlroy made a putter switch and ended up with just 100 putts for the week — the lowest in his PGA Tour career. He also finished first in the field in Strokes Gained: Putting, and put on a putting display for the ages on Sunday to shoot 64 (he birdied 5 of the final 6 holes).

Related: Rory’s Winning WITB from the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational 

What’s so special about this putter? To figure that out, I spoke with TaylorMade’s International Tour Director Chris Trott, who worked directly with McIlroy on building his new putter.

Trott explains that McIlroy showed up to Bay Hill “with a different kind of confidence” that week. His caddie, Harry Diamond, showed up to the TaylorMade Tour Truck on Monday night (McIlroy wasn’t on site Monday) with a previous putter of McIlroy’s — a Scotty Cameron that he won multiple majors with, according to Trott — and he wanted to have a new putter built that matched up with the specs of it. “He came with a plan and he wanted to be on spec,” says Trott. So the TaylorMade team sent Harry off to the hotel Monday night with a TaylorMade TP Soto with no face insert, one with an insert, some other variations, and they sent him back to the hotel with a few Spiders, as well, according to Trott.

But since Trott says that McIlroy liked the feel of his previous gamer, Trott thought it was best to send a request back to TaylorMade’s offices in Carlsbad for a TP Black Copper Soto with a midslant neck and a Suryln insert in preparation for McIlroy’s arrival the next day. “Nine out of 10 times we already have a head with the insert in it [inside the tour truck], but this putter is so new,” says Trott. “It’s not even out yet.”

Trott says McIlroy showed up to the Tour Truck the next morning, but he “wasn’t enamored” with the options, although he did fancy the solid face Soto. Here’s the photo notes that Trott took of the solid-faced Soto that McIlroy liked.

Good thing Trott sent that request back to the office, though! The first words out of McIlroy’s mouth when he saw the new TP Black Copper Soto slant neck proto with the Suryln insert, according to Trott, were “Hmm, that’s nice.” But he wanted to tweak the specs. He wanted the putter an eighth of an inch shorter and 3-to-4 swingweight points lighter. Eventually, Trott also added 0.25 degrees of loft to the face compared to McIlroy’s gamer, and made it 1-degree more upright.

The new putter Trott concocted also had a Golf Pride Tradition grip on it, and McIlroy had him change it to a TaylorMade Red Cap Pistol grip.

So, McIlroy took to the putting green with the solid face Soto and the Black Copper slant neck proto with the Surlyn insert. After a few drills, McIlroy decided he liked the feel and look of the Trott concoction, and while he really liked the Black Copper finish, he did have concerns about how it would hold up in the weather.

In the end, McIlroy decided on the TaylorMade TP Black Copper Soto proto. Here are the photo notes that Trott took from inside the trailer while holding McIlroy’s (eventual) winning putter.

The numbers in the photo above mean the specs of McIlroy’s putter are as follows:

  • Weight: 508.3 grams
  • Swing weight: D1
  • Lie angle: 71.25 degrees
  • Loft: 2.75 degrees
  • Length: 34.25 inches

Here are photos that we shot of the putter on Tuesday of the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play:

It’s safe to say McIlroy made the right decision for Bay Hill, and according to Trott, he’ll likely be sticking with the putter going forward. And if not, surely Trott and his team will be there with 7-10 more putter options for McIlroy to try out and hand-pick from. Must be nice to be Rory!

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Rory’s putter in our forums.

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Spotted: Phil Mickelson’s Callaway Mack Daddy PM-Grind “2.0” prototype wedge



More than three years ago, Callaway released a Mack Daddy PM Grind — PM stands for Phil Mickelson — that had a raised toe section for a higher center of gravity. Mickelson liked the PM Grind wedges because the designs allowed him to get more spin on open-faced shots, and also because they created a low trajectory with more spin on square-faced shots, said Roger Cleveland in 2015.

Since 2015, Mickelson has been playing various lofts of Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedges, and with various amounts of lead tape.

On Tuesday at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event, however, we spotted a new Mack Daddy PM Grind “2.o” wedge in his bag that has a different look. Is this the introduction of a new wedge release from Callaway?!


We spoke to a Callaway representative who, in so many words, said this is just Phil being Phil and tinkering with equipment, not a product launch.

“This is a Phil-specific prototype version of the Mack Daddy PM-Grind Wedge,” said a Callaway representative. “We built it specifically for him. He likes to tweak his clubs, of course, and this is just an example of that. Always a tinkerer!”
We’ll be sure to update you on more information about the PM Grind 2.0 prototype wedge when we have it.
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Adidas launches special edition black Boost colorway



Adidas staffers will be collectively back in black at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play this Thursday.

The company announced special edition black colorways for its Tour360, Tour360 Knit, and Crossknit 2.0 models, which players will wear, along with head-to-toe black, at the match play competition.

Adidas Tour360

“Boost changed the game for players when we brought it into our golf category,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “Now with the introduction of this special edition colored Boost, golfers can add another style option to their lineup while still enjoying the benefits that only Boost can deliver.”

Adidas partnered with BASF to develop the proprietary Boost technology, which offers cushioning via highly elastic thermoplastic urethane (TPU) pellets that are then fused together with heat and molded into the midsole shape for each specific model. Adidas cites energy return, unmatched cushioning and comfort along with long-lasting durability as the key benefits of the technology.

Adidas Tour360 Knit

The special edition black Boost colorway is available now and will only be featured in the Tour360 family: Tour360 ($210), Tour360 Knit ($190), Crossknit 2.0 ($160). Supplies are limited.

Adidas Crossknit 2.0

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