Wilson D9 Vs Taylormade M4 Irons Comparison Overview
When we pulled out our old set of Taylormade M4 irons, we were instantly reminded of why we fell in love with these irons in the first place.
They have such an inviting and, still somehow, modern look. They came out in 2018 so I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised.
The Wilson D9 irons on the other hand have the look of “instant game improvement” irons which is by no means a bad thing. We thought it’d be fun and enlightening to give these irons a whirl and test them against one another so we did.
Wilson D9 Irons Overview
“The Wilson D9 irons feature the Power Hole cavities in the sole that have been filled with soft urethane.”
The point of these Power Holes is to help the face flex more at the bottom and lighten up the whole load. Indeed, we found that the Wilson D9 irons were very forgiving on low-face strikes as we were seeing pretty good ball speed despite the mis-hit.
The Wilson D9 irons also boast a very low CG which tempers the strong lofts pretty well. Overall, we were treated to a controlled launch that could be pulled down or ballooned a bit depending on the need.
However, there was a bit of a pull on all but the most accurate strikes. Still, the sweet spot is pretty expansive so as long as you are moderately accurate, you likely won’t have to worry about the pull.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
“The M4 irons offer a higher launch than the Wilson D9 and a muscley cavity undercut.”
The M4 irons look great behind the ball. They have a slightly smaller profile than the Wilson D9’s; but they also have a deeper cavity undercut. That makes for incredibly high launch, steep descent angles and of course, good stopping power.
The Taylormade M4 irons were also a bit more workable from side to side than the Wilson D9’s. However, the Taylormade M4’s lost some distance to the D9s (about 7 yards on average). This is mostly due to the nearly-uncontrolled launch that will certainly hinder better players.
“The Wilson D9 irons are the more well-rounded irons. They play longer and allow you to work the launch as necessary. The Taylormade M4 irons are great for beginners and high handicappers; but they lack the distance that faster swingers need.”