Wilson D7 vs. C300

Last Updated on June 14th, 2023

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Wilson is a sporting goods manufacturer that spans more than just the sport of golf, from basketball to softball to the up-and-coming sport of pickleball. That being said, a certain consistency comes with purchasing clubs from Wilson.

Most are not the highest in technological advances like the golfing equipment-specific manufacturing companies. 

Wilson is known for using malleable steel alloys for their irons. In this case, we will have graphite and steel metals to compare. 

In this article, we will focus on examining some older sets of clubs from Wilson, the D7 (Graphite and Steel forged), and the C300 set of irons (standard and forged steel). 

What are the Similarities?

Each set of irons will come in the forged metals varieties, which were released around the same time before the year 2020, and besides being from Wilson, the similarities are far fewer between. 

Looking cosmetically, each set will come in a chrome finish, and the club faces stay consistent across all standard and forged versions along with the graphite and steel club faces. 

Each comes with power holes, which are cavities designed to help with club swing speed and ball speed off the moment of impact, as well as making these irons more forgiving when a mistake is made during a shot.


What are the Differences?

To start, the Wilson D7 set of irons will be the only set between these two that comes in a graphite version. This lightweight club ramps up the club swing speed, and the ball speeds off each stroke. 

The Wilson C300 irons will come in a forged steel version, but otherwise is the only one of the two with a standard ‘non-forged’ club head design. 

In addition to this, the Wilson C300 series comes with a partnering Driver and Woods set of clubs for a complete set, which the Wilson D7 series will be for those looking for a set of irons solo. 


Pros and Cons: Wilson D7 vs. C300 irons

Wilson D7 comes with technologies that are designed to help hit the ball straighter and provide power holes to improve forgiveness, which is fantastic for amateur players. 

The con will be the limited ball spin provided by these clubs, professionals that utilize the ball spin for air flight and landing action. 

The con for the C300 will be the power holes on the top of the club head, which can be unsightly and also produces unsatisfying sounds when struck. 

The pro will be that the forged versions have removed these holes and have the precision found in previous sets of Wilson irons.


Which one is Easier to Maintain?

When you search around for a few factors that play a part in differentiating the maintenance needs of these particular sets of irons, one finds that power holes on the top of the club face.

Which is only found on the standard version of the Wilson C300 set of irons, becomes the only glaring difference. 

The D7 irons will have power holes on the club head tucked underneath the face so as to hide them from the golfer’s view during a shot. 

Otherwise, both of these irons are rated highly in customer satisfaction, neither of which has any complaints about longevity or club durability. 


Which One Lasts Longer?

These two sets of irons both last long enough that there can be no lifetime comparison. These two sets of clubs were released in the same season between 2018 and 2019, and both provided improved technologies aimed at forgiveness and distance control. 

Each person who has reviewed these clubs or owned them personally has not mentioned any complaints about structural damage or cosmetic failures, which speaks to the quality of these two series of Wilson products. 

When it comes to durability and longevity, we find that the major difference, as mentioned earlier in the article, will be the power holes on the top of the standard version of the C300 sets of irons. 


Final Thoughts on Wilson D7 vs. C300

It is quite clear that the better of these two sets of irons will be the steel forged versions, which will last longer than the others and provide a better feel and shot execution confidence compared to the other versions of the Wilson D7 and C300 irons. 

The D7 forged irons will hit similarly to the previous C6s, but with the improved technology that added additional forgiveness on each shot taken. 

There are newer iron sets from Wilson now on the market. These two series of clubs can be found in second-hand stores, sports outlet stores, and more than likely online via auctions sites or e-marketplaces. 


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