Harrington tests Wilson DXi clubs

New range of drivers, fairways and hybrids

Bob Warters's picture
Fri, 26 Nov 2010

Wilson Golf has launched the new Wilson Staff DXi driver and DXi fairway metals and DXi hybrids and Padraig Harrington has been putting them through their paces at The Dubai World Championships this week.

Using Wilson's 'Trajectory Control Technology' (two high density tungsten rubber inserts) for higher launch, maximum distance and lower spin, the DXi driver (£249) also features a five-zone face area that expands the sweet spot , making it more forgiving.

The eight and nine-degree models have the weight low in the club head to maximize vertical gear effect and lower the spin, like the pros prefer, while the 10.5 and 12-degree models have the weight positioned low and back in the club head to maximize loft, deliver a higher ball flight.

The new Wilson Staff DXi fairway woods (£149) and hybrids (£129) - all with a polished black cherry finish - include similar technology to the DXi driver and were produced following two years of consultation with Harrington - the three-time major champion who carried a DXi, 19-degree hybrid in his bag during the Ryder Cup (fitted with a Hybrex Helix Tour shaft)

The DXi fairway woods are available with a low-profile head design and large radius sole in a 3-wood (13- and 15-degree), 5-wood (18) and 7-wood (21). The DXi hybrid options include a 16-, 19-, 22- and 25-degree loft options.

All feature a large radius sole that allows the head to sit flush on flat lies, but allow manipulation on uneven lies. Heavier soles keep the centre of gravity low for a higher launch angle. The clubs are fitted with theGlobal Aldila VooDoo VS6 shaft with stiff, regular and light flex options.

“The DXi range of driver and fairway metals provide the perfect option for players who struggle with confidence off the tee or from long range on the fairway,” says Bob Thurman, Head of Wilson Staff research and development.  “With the reduced weight and a larger sweet spot, all types of swing speeds can be accommodated to improve distance and accuracy.”