Wilson Golf is back at it with the C300 Irons and C300 Forged Irons for 2018. I had the chance to do a full testing session with both irons and have shared my results in the review below. The C300 line is a great option for those players seeking a quality set of game-improvement irons.
Wilson C300 Forged Irons
Club Tested: 7 Iron Shaft: KBS Tour 105; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 33°
The Wilson C300 Forged irons are all about improved feel from forged construction and urethane-filled Power Hole Technology. Strategically placed through holes positioned along the sole and toe minimize contact between the body and face to create maximum flex and an expanded sweet spot. The gain is greater ball speeds, longer distances and increased forgiveness on off-center hits.
Who’s It For?
I would classify the Wilson C300 Forged irons as an advanced Game Improvement iron, single digit to mid-teen handicap players and players looking for greater distance with forged feel.
For younger players Wilson doesn’t move the needle as much as it does for players who played the iconic Wilson Staff Tour Blades in the 1980s and ‘90s. However, with its modern technology, the Wilson C300 Forged irons are a solid offering with a nice forged feel. Just like the feel, I liked the solid sound of the forged version better than the regular C300 irons. The Forged C300 irons are easy to launch with the KBS Tour 105 shaft and maneuver the ball left or right with ease.
The Wilson C300 Forged irons have a classic, simple design. Almost completely chrome, only the lettering and the Wilson Staff shield in the cavity are filled in with black paint. A mid-thickness top line with no Power Holes and a barely visible cavity give these irons a clean look in the bag and at address. If you aren’t too much of a traditionalist and/or the Power Holes do not deter you, this is an iron you’ll want to check out.
Wilson C300 Irons
Club Tested: 7-Iron Shaft: KBS Tour 90; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 31°
The Wilson C300 irons feature FLX Face and Power Hole Technology. Strategically placed urethane filled through holes are positioned on the sole and toe like on the Forged C300 irons, but also on the top line for increased face deflection and faster ball speeds. The Power Hole Technology minimizes contact between the body and face to create maximum flex at impact, expanding the sweet spot across the face.
Who’s It For?
Players looking for forgiveness and a stock shaft that will promote a high trajectory and distance. 12 to 24 handicaps.
Looking down at this iron you will instantly know if you can handle the Power Holes on the top line or not. I personally did not care for them and found the holes a bit distracting. To accommodate the Power Holes the Wilson C300 top line is a slightly more pronounced than the Forged C300 iron’s top line. I had no issues launching the ball quickly with the KBS Tour 90 shaft.
Stylistically, the nearly all chrome Forged C300 iron has a better look than the standard C300 iron, but the chrome and black look of the C300 is better than the C200 irons. If you’re looking for an iron with forgiveness across the face and a lighter-weight shaft give the Wilson C300 irons a look.