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Wilson Staff D300 Super Game Improvement Irons – They’re a Game Changer!

The Wilson Staff name is certainly making a comeback; no longer is it thought of as a brand that you can pick up at Kmart or Sam’s Club. Their stable of young PGA Tour professionals has grown over the last couple of years as they realize the quality of this once fabled brand. Having a hit show on The Golf Channel in 2016 where companies competed to create a new driver for Wilson didn’t hurt either.

Like all golf equipment companies, Wilson continues to pour out new equipment, or at least upgrade current models. If you have been following Wilson Staff over the last few years, then you are aware of how they “classify” their irons: F-C-D. Feel, Control and Distance. Every year, one of them gets a facelift and this year it’s D’s turn.

Their newest offering in the distance category is the D300 iron. This super game improvement stick has a certain eye appeal. The more lofted the club, the less metal is visible behind the clubface; wedges are hardly noticeable. As you work your way up to the 4-iron, the appearance of the club’s backside becomes more predominant. For golfers who fit the super game improvement category, this is a good thing. The mass in the back of the clubs leaves no doubt that you will be able to get the ball up in the air quickly. And, with the 60 grams of weight that have been moved to the perimeter of the clubhead, you’ll find that your miss hits aren’t as bad as they used to be. When you add in features like FLX Face technology which increases ball speed off the clubface, you’ll find a little added distance.

Wilson Staff introduced FLX Face technology in the C200 irons and it has proven to be a worthwhile distance gaining feature. It allows for over 75% of the clubface to be unattached to the rest of the clubhead, creating a greater trampoline effect in the clubface. The “Power Holes” around the face are filled with TE031 Urethane and allow this flexing to take place. Throw in the heel and toe weight pods on the perimeter of the club head and you’ve got increase forgiveness.

The sweet spot on the D300s is about the size of a silver dollar and shots hit in the center of the clubface feel sweet and effortless. Because of the TE031 Urethane in the Power Holes, miss hits sound somewhat muted and distance is barely sacrificed. Although the topline and sole on the D300 are thick, and the Power Holes are clearly visible at address, the results this club produces will have you forgetting all about them.

The sole of the new D300 is relatively the same size as the previous model and the polished chrome area in the center of the sole is raised a bit. This helps the club glide effortlessly through the turf and allows you to make better contact with the ball, even in rough and uneven lies.

The back side of the club head is decked out in red and black, and, when combined with the polished chrome finish, inspires confidence. If you’re looking for straight – as most high handicappers are – then the D300 irons are for you.

Last Word:  Although Wilson Staff has strengthened the lofts and added a ¼” to the shafts, the engineering of the new D300 has a lot to do with the increase in distance you will see. Wilson uses the new KBS Tour 80 as their stock steel shaft. It’s a lighter weight version of the KBS Tour, and offers a high launch, and higher spin rate and is designed specifically for players who needs help getting the ball up in the air for more carry.  Graphite shafts are also available. The WS Tour Traction grips are comfortable and fit nicely into your hands.

With the D300 irons, you’ll find that even if you don’t hit the center of the clubface every time, your distance isn’t going to suffer; these irons are super forgiving. Good thing to know when you go for that pin tucked behind a bunker. If you’re a high handicapper looking for a new set of super game improvement irons then you owe it to your game to consider the new Wilson Staff D300s. Check them out online at

PUMA IGNITE Sport Spikeless Golf Shoes – Styles for Both for Both Men and Women

Once again, PUMA has put their fashion foot forward when it comes to ladies footwear with the IGNITE Spikeless Sport Floral Golf Shoes. The sporty profile and silhouette of the IGNITE Spikeless Floral Golf Shoe gets its inspiration from classic golf footwear and uses a combination of leather and 4-way stretch WP Performance Mesh to create the look fit and feel you desire in a golf shoe. The full-grain leather saddle is surrounded by WP performance mesh with a floral pattern, creating a very feminine look. Performance Mesh is both breathable and waterproof, creating a shoe that performs both on and off the course. The full length IGNITE Foam midsole is ultra-responsive and provides energy return, stability and makes for an extremely comfortable walk around the course.

PUMA’s Epic Performance Last makes for a sleek shape and not only looks good but fits great too. The 360° tongue is attached to the sides of the shoe, so no worries about it moving around. With Grip Zone Traction, 39 strategically placed hexagons provide multi-directional traction while 24 chevron shaped lugs increase traction where it’s needed most. The PUMA IGNITE Spikeless Sport Floral Golf Shoes carry a 1-year waterproof guarantee. The PUMA IGNITE Spikeless Sport Floral Golf Shoe is available in half sizes 6 – 10 and in three colorways: Peacoat/Baja Blue/Smokey Grape, Puma Black/Puma Silver/Dark Shadow and Quarry/Nrgy Peach/Quiet Shade. Retail price is $100

Men have several new looks from PUMA when it comes to footwear as well. The new IGNITE Disc Extreme Golf Shoe received a high-tech upgrade when PUMA decided to incorporate their DISC technology into the shoe. Combine that with the new graphic print and you’ve got one goof looking shoe. The ultra-sporty mesh upper is combined with a premium leather saddle that tightens with a simple twist of the disc giving you an amazing fit and delivering comfort beyond belief. The 4-Way Stretch WP Performance Mesh upper is both breathable and waterproof. It has all of the properties that you’ll find in the Women’s Floral Print shoe. They too carry a 1-year waterproof guarantee.

The Men’s IGNITE Disc Extreme Golf Shoe is available in half sizes 7 – 14 and in four colorways: Smoked Pearl/Puma Silver/Dark Shadow, Puma Black/Puma Silver/Dark Shadow, Gray Violet/Puma Silver/Steel Gray and Puma White/Gray Violet/High Risk Red. Retail price is $120.

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Cobra King PŪR Wedges – Putting a New Spin on Things

The new Cobra King PŪR wedges have been designed to give players the spin they need to better control their golf ball around the green, and on full shots from inside 125 yards (or however far you hit your wedges). From I’ve seen, they’re on to something here. I’ve never spun any wedge as well as I spin the new features a new King PŪR wedges.

There’s a lot of science and technology that goes into the design and engineering of these clubs. It all starts with a raw finish on the 304 Stainless Steel clubhead. This material has a softer feeling grain structure that combines with the muscleback design to dampen vibration and improve the sound, Cobra refers to this as their “Vibration Management System”.

Three different technologies are used in producing controllable spin off the face of the new King PŪR wedges. First off, Cobra’s 100% CNC Milled Face Grooves creates highly accurate grooves while their patented milling technique – Various Face Roughness –  optimizes surface roughness across the face to maximize spin and control for more precise shots around the green. The third feature is their Progressive Spin Technology. The groove pattern has been redesigned with a larger gap between grooves in the weaker lofted wedges, and narrow, tighter spaced grooves in the stronger lofted wedges providing more consistent trajectory through wedge lofts.

Whether you’re a Digger, Slider or Neutral (we’ll call you Switzerland), the new King PŪR wedge has a grind to fit you. Diggers tend to have a steeper, more aggressive attack angle that produces a lower trajectory and longer, deeper divots. Diggers will benefit from Cobra’s Widelow Grind, a wide soled/low bounce wedge that is perfect for wet or softer fairways and green-side areas.

The Slider is a versatile player who likes to create smaller, shallower divots, giving him/her better control over a variety of wedge shots. This player will benefit most from King PŪR’s versatile grind, which features a softened leading edge with heel and toe relief which provides a wide variety of shot choices and works best in medium to firm conditions.

While Switzerland makes medium to shallow divots and can play with just about any club in any condition, he/she will benefit most from Cobra’s Classic Grind. The King PŪR Classic Grind wedge in available in classic lofts with thinner soles and higher bounces to give you greater performance in a wide range of conditions.

One last feature is something called Notch Technology, an exclusive engineered design that allows the sole and trailing edge to sit lower on the ground at address on both square and open-face shots. This allows players to effectively add/subtract loft from their shot.

PUR wedges are available in lofts ranging from 50-60 degrees (in 2-degree increments) and they come standard with True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shafts and Lamkin Crossline grips. Retail price is about $120.00.

If you’re thinking of changing your wedges because you want more spin and control, look no further than the new Cobra King PŪR wedges. Visit your local golf shop and take them for a test drive. I mean chip!

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