Wilson D9 Driver Review

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Since 2013, Wilson has been all about reducing weight to allow golfers more clubhead speed. While that story continues to play out with some of Wilson’s clubs, a new approach was taken with the development of the D9.
In concert with Tour staffer, Gary Woodland, the company used computer modeling to come up with a head design that’s the most efficient after comparing hundreds of different iterations. It’s safe to say that Wilson is current with the times when it comes to this part of the process.

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Description

Wilson has a long and storied history as a club manufacturer.  Bad when my grandpa was a young lad, they were one of the premier names in the game.  In fact, my first full set of irons were one his – a set of Wilson Staff Fluid Feels.  I still have them for the record. 

Since the glory years, it’s fair to say that Wilson has fallen a bit under the radar.  You don’t hear a lot about their new products and there’s only a handful of players on Tour that play their stuff.

With that being said, they still make quality equipment.  Perhaps their most impressive release in recent memory is this year’s D9 driver.

Key Features

  • CG set low and back in the head gives golfers more forgiveness.
  • Three-layer composite crown reduces mass and limits vibration.
  • The face is divided into fractal zones and incorporates variable thickness, which optimizes performance on strikes across the face.
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Who Should Buy the Wilson D9 Driver?

If you’re looking for one of the hotter drivers in 2021, the Wilson D9 isn’t going to disappoint.  This driver’s lightweight design and modern technology work together to provide consistent performance both in terms of distance and forgiveness. 

The D9’s price is also attractive for golfers that don’t want to break the bank.

Regardless of your handicap, the Wilson D9 is a solid choice for a driver in 2021.

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Design and Technology

Wilson isn’t a company that’s going to blow your mind with fancy jargon to describe the new-age tech in their clubs.  Nonetheless, the stuff that makes up the D9 has proven more than worthy in testing, and in the hands of everyday golfers just like you and me. 

The talking point of any driver is the face.  The face in the D9 is divided into fractal zones that each have variable thickness that’s designed to produce both maximum distance and forgiveness.  No matter where you catch this drive on the face, it’s going to perform. 

The crown consists of three layers that are made of Kevlar and carbon fiber.  The result is the lightest crown Wilson has ever made.  This construction has allowed weight to be moved to other areas in the head where it’s used more efficiently. 

According to Wilson, the D9 is the most technologically advanced driver they’ve ever produced.

Specs

The Wilson Staff D9 is available in lofts of 9.5, 10.5, 10.5 LH, and 13 degrees of loft.  Length is 45.625” and head size is 460cc.  Lie angle is 58 degrees and swing weight is D3. 

The stock shaft is the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue.  It’s available in senior flex (61 grams), regular flex (64 grams), and stiff flex (77 grams).

Our Experience

One of my buddies from the muni just put the Wilson D9 in his bag and he let me hit on the range last time we played. 

I have to say, I was impressed with this club’s performance on nearly every level.  True to the company’s claim, the ball jumped off the face.  It also felt undeniably stable through impact.  Is it the best driver I’ve hit in 2021?  Maybe not.  But is it a solid club at a reasonable price?  Absolutely. 

I wouldn’t hesitate to put this club in my bag for a second.

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Wilson D9 Driver Review
Wilson D9 Driver

Since 2013, Wilson has been all about reducing weight to allow golfers more clubhead speed. While that story continues to play out with some of Wilson’s clubs, a new approach was taken with the development of the D9.
In concert with Tour staffer, Gary Woodland, the company used computer modeling to come up with a head design that’s the most efficient after comparing hundreds of different iterations. It’s safe to say that Wilson is current with the times when it comes to this part of the process.

Innovation
9
Performance
9
Design/Sound/Feel
9
Value
10
PROS
  • Computer-generated head design is scientifically proven to provide maximum performance in terms of distance and forgiveness.
  • Lightweight three-layer composite crown is lighter than previous models and allows players to increase clubhead speed.
  • Price point is lower than other drivers on the market.
CONS
  • Lack of adjustability might make fitting and customization a challenge.
  • Only one stock shaft option could be a limiting factor.
  • Only one loft option for left-handed players isn’t ideal.

Conclusion

In my opinion, Wilson has received a bad rap in recent years.  Are they one of the big players in the manufacturing game?  No.  But that doesn’t mean they don’t make some damn good equipment at a fair price. 

The Wilson D9 is the latest example and, quite frankly, I have nothing but good things to say about this club.  Are there some drawbacks in terms of customization and adjustability?  Yes.  But, if you’re in the market for a driver that’s sure to perform, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, the Wilson D9 is a great choice.

  

 

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Specification: Wilson D9 Driver Review

Part Number

B1600601

Model

B1600601

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