wilson c200 review
The Wilson C200 irons are a set of game improvement clubs that appear to push innovation into unforeseen territory. Designed for the Crossover player with a midsize head shape and moderate offset, the C200 irons deliver explosive distance with best-in-class feel. Key technology is FLX Face, which combines a thin face with a series of Power Holes positioned around the face to maximize face flex upon impact for increased ball speed and distance. The Power Holes, which are filled with TE031 urethane, also improve sound and feel at impact.
Wilson claims the FLX Face/Power Holes design generates over 1.5 MPH more ball speed than previous prototypes without it, which translates into an additional 5-yards in carry. That's an impressive performance claim, especially when you consider the irons are made from 17-4 stainless steel, which isn't a particularly exotic or innovative material in golf. Wilson says it tested a lot of different designs using computer-aided engineering (CAD) and finite element analysis, but the final design — which includes the FLX Face and Power Holes — was the most effective.
During our testing, the C200 irons were easy to hit, though they could be a bit too whippy for players with more aggressive swings. The stock KBS Tour 90 shaft was a good fit for this club, offering a great blend of responsiveness and lightness. The sound and feel of the club at impact was excellent, too — one of the main knocks against GI irons is that they have a harsh or clicky feel, but the Wilson C200's use of urethane gave them a muted, satisfying feel at impact.