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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 while earning 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. 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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Members’ Choice: The top-5 drivers that golfers want to test in 2018

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Golf’s “off-season” is upon us and the PGAM Show in Orlando is quickly approaching in January, which means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming driver releases.

We’ve seen a few companies launch their “2018” lines already — such as Cobra with its new King F8 and F8+ — while speculation swirls around the companies who have yet to announce their newest products. For instance, we’ve spotted a new “TaylorMade M4″ driver, and a new “Rogue” driver from Callaway. If history repeats itself and Titleist remains on a two-year product cycle, then we’ll see a replacement for the 917 line sometime in 2018, as well.

The question we posed to our GolfWRX Members recently was, which new or unreleased driver has you most excited heading into 2018? Below are the results and a selection of comments about each driver.

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Note: The comments below have been minimally edited for brevity and grammar. 

Titleist (7.39 percent of votes)

BDoubleG: I know it’s well down the road, but the Titleist 919 is what I’m most looking forward to. I played the 910 until this year and loved it, but I realized that I wasn’t getting much in the way of distance gains with the 915/917, and I was just leaving too many yards on the table. I know it’s a cliche, but I was seeing considerable gains with my G400LS, then my M2 I have now.

I feel like Titleist has been hurting in the driver market share category (and probably elsewhere), as I think a lot of people think that the 913, 915 and 917 have been minor refreshes in a world where almost everyone else has been experimenting with structure (jailbreak, turbulators) or with COG (spaceports, SLDR, G-series extreme back CG). I think if Titleist is going to recapture some of their market share, they will need to start taking an interest in stepping outside of their comfort zone to catch up with everyone else. Maybe I’m hoping for too much, but a D2-style head with ample forgiveness and low-spin (maybe a back-front weight), with the same great sound of the 917, and hopefully getting rid of the “battery taped to the sole” look would be a huge hit in my book.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what they come up with…and I hope I’m not disappointed.

Mizuno GT-180 or otherwise (8.87 percent of votes)

mrmikeac: After thoroughly testing the Mizuno ST-180 and seeing the distance gains I was getting from my Epic, I can’t wait for the GT to get here. Cobra would be next in line for me, but Mizzy really did something special with that JPX-900 and it seems to look like they’re going the same route with these drivers. Excellent feel, forgiveness and simple but effective tech. 

Callaway Rogue, Rogue Sub Zero or otherwise (17.73 percent of votes)

cvhookem63: It seems like we’re not getting a lot of “NEW” this time — just some same lines “improved” on a little. I’m interested to try the Rogue line and M3/M4 line to see if they improved on their previous models. The Cobra F8+ is intriguing to me, as well. I’d like to compare those three to see how they stack up. 

tj7644: Callaway Rogue. It’s gotta make me hit straighter drives right? It sure can’t be my swing…

Equipto: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero, and that’s about it. Most of my testing will be with shafts I presume. 

bangabain: Excited to give the Rogue a shot, although with the hope that there’s a little more fade bias despite the lack of sliding weight.

TaylorMade M3, M4 or otherwise (27.09 percent of votes)

DeCuchi: TaylorMade M3 of course, and the F8+. I’m more interested in the fairways this year though. TaylorMade M4 fairways and Rogue fairways are top of my list. 

elwhippy: TaylorMade M3 and M4. Not owned a TM driver for several seasons and want something with a bit more power than the Ping G Series…

cradd10: M3. Still rocking an OG M1. Super solid driver. Curious to see if the updated version can beat it. 

Cobra F8/F8+ (33.66 percent of votes)

WAxORxDCxSC: I sure want to like the F8 based on looks (I understand I’m possibly in the minority on that one at GolfWRX).

TWshoot67: For me, it’s three drivers: the Cobra F8, F8+ and TM M4. 

The General: Cobra F8 is going to dominate everything, just wait, on the F8

Ace2000: Definitely F8/F8+. Love my Bio Cell+ and can’t help but wonder if these perform as good as they look. 

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True Linkswear goes back to its spikeless roots

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True Linkswear is getting back to its roots, while expanding the singular golf shoe brand’s reach at the same time.

The Tacoma, Washington, company’s Director/Partner, Justin Turner, told us that with the release of the two new models, the company is course-correcting from a move toward the mainstream, spiked golf shoes, and a loss of identity.

In addition to durability issues, Turner said the core True Linkswear customer didn’t appreciate the shift — or the deluge of models that followed.

So, in a sense, the two-model lineup both throws a bone to True devotees and casts a wider net.

Turner and company asked: “If we wanted to restart the brand….what would we value?” A commitment to the brand’s core outsider identity, style as articulated in early models, and an emphasis on quality led Turner on multiple trips to China to survey suppliers in early 2017. Eventually, the company settled on a manufacturing partner with a background in outdoor gear and hiking shoes.

“We’ve spent the last few years scouring the globe for the best material sourcing, reputable factories, advanced construction techniques, and time-tested fundamentals to build our best shoes yet. No cheap synthetics, no corners cut.”

Eventually, True settled on two designs: The Original, which, not surprisingly, has much in common with the zero-drop 2009 industry disrupting model, and the Outsider: a more athletic-style shoe positioned to attract a broader audience.

True Linkswear Original: $149

The company emphasizes the similarity in feel between the Original and early True Linkswear models, suggesting that players will feel and connect to the course “in a whole new way.”

  • Gray, White, Black colorways
  • Waterproof full grain leather
  • Thin sole with classic True zero-drop heel
  • 12.1 oz
  • Sockfit liner for comfort
  • Natural width box toe

True Linkswear Outsider: $169

With the Outsider, True Linkswear asked: “What if a golf shoe could be more? Look natural in more environments?”

  • Grey/navy, black, white colorways
  • EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
  • Full grain waterproof leather
  • 13.1 oz (thicker midsole than the Original)

The company envisions both shoes being worn on course and off.

True Linkswear introduced the more durable and better-performing Cross Life Tread with both models. Turner says the tread is so good, you can wear the shoes hiking.

Both models are available now through the company website only. True Linkswear plans to enter retail shops slowly and selectively.

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Sean O’Hair and Steve Stricker’s Winning WITBs from the 2017 QBE Shootout

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The team of Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair closed the QBE Shootout with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot win over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry. O’Hair made a timely eagle on the par-5 17th hole at Tiburon Golf Club to lock up the first place prize of $820,000 ($410,000 each).

Here’s a look at their bags.

Sean O’Hair

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Prototype 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Limited Edition 70TX

5 Wood: Titleist 915F (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ Limited Edition 80TX

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 prototype (50, 54 and 58 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Related: Sean O’Hair WITB

Steve Stricker

Driver: Titleist 913D3 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2X

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 80TX Prototype

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 (17.0 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2X

Irons: Titleist 718 CB (3-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour Prototype

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (46, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 w/ Sensicore

Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Related: Steve Stricker WITB 2017

Note: We originally reported Stricker had a Scotty Cameron putter in the bag, per Titleist’s equipment report. Stricker did, however, have a Odyssey White Hot putter in play during the final round of the QBE Shootout.

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