Wilson Dynapower Fairway Wood Review – Is it Forgiving & Good for High Handicappers?
“The new Wilson Dynapower fairway woods carry on the tradition and spirit of past Dynapower models.”
Of course, we’re talking about playability and forgiveness. Wilson golf clubs have always been known for a healthy mix of accessibility and performance and that’s exactly what you get from the new Wilson Dynapower fairway woods. But what exactly is it about these woods that makes them good? Let’s discuss it.
The Wilson Dynapower Fairway Wood Family
“Unfortunately, you don’t get a choice between carbon and titanium like you do with the Wilson Dynapower drivers.”
Still, you can choose from a Wilson Dynapower #3 #7 (right-handed only) or a Wilson Dynapower #5. It should be noted that whichever you choose (or if you choose both) you get the same features. The Wilson Dynapower fairway woods are also available with stock shafts in regular ,amateur and stiff flex.
Is it Good for High Handicappers?
“Wilson has fully embraced the AI era that so many other golf club manufacturers have thrived in over the past few years.”
What we mean is that they utilized an AI supercomputer to help develop the head shape and the face for the new Wilson Dynapower fairway woods. They took thousands of variable face thickness simulations and selected the one that was optimal for…wait for it…high handicappers.
Now, we didn’t read that in any press release. But we know it because we actually tested the Wilson Dynapower fairway woods and they would be no good or anyone if they weren’t good for high handicappers. They feature a flatter head profile that is reminiscent of modern hybrids – or is it modern hybrids that are looking more and more like fairway woods?
We digress. At any rate, there is good lateral forgiveness. There is also a 12-gram weight in the back of the head to stabilize your mis-hits and help prevent twisting.
Is it Forgiving?
“If your definition of forgiveness is being able to hit straighter shots, then yes, the Wilson Dynapower is incredibly forgiving.”
By far, the best feature of the Wilson Dynapower fairway wood is the 455 grade steel face. We have seen this material used in the new Paradym golf clubs from Callaway and absolutely love it. It gives a crisp, high-pitched crack so it sounds very satisfying. But most importantly it is consistent across the face.
Making a variable thickness face out of this material was a stroke of genius for Wilson because only the harshest mis-hits are actually punished with divergence. Shot dispersion was very tight so long as our testing crew was semi-accurate. It doesn’t take too long to find the sweet spot and get into your groove with these fairway woods.
While the natural distance isn’t anything to write home about, the Wilson Dynapower woods will help you score more GIRs because you will add some distance though straighter shots and you will keep your ball out of the hedges.
Difference Between the Wilson Dynapower and the Wilson D9
“First of all, the Wilson D9 fairway woods were not designed with the help of AI.”
So right off the bat, we could tell that they weren’t as forgiving as the Wilson Dynapower woods. The D9 woods also don’t have extreme rear weighting like the Wilson Dynapower woods do. In terms of performance, the D9 woods also launch a bit lower than the Wilson Dynapower woods.
The only stock shaft that Wilson is making available for the Wilson Dynapower fairway woods is a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX A.
Is the Wilson Dynapower Fairway Wood Worth it?
“One of the good things about the Wilson Dynapower fairway woods is they’re not ridiculously expensive.”
So if you want to play more accurately from the fairway and spare your wallet, the Wilson Dynapower woods are definitely worth it.