The ultimate game improvement range?


The Wilson Launch Pad family offers a full set of game improvement clubs for high handicappers. Hannah Holden has the details

We’ve already looked at the Wilson Launch Pad irons, where we discussed whether more golfers should be playing a full bag of hybrids. So what about the top end of the range? Let’s take a closer look at the Wilson Launch Pad woods…

Wilson Launch Pad: First impressions

Wilson have done some serious work to upgrade the aesthetics of this range since the original model and it shows. I really like the additional detailing such as the engraving on the driver club face that really adds to the overall feel.

Wilson Launch Pad: The technology

The Wilson Launch Pad range are super game improvement offerings, so how are the designed to improve your game?

The full range includes driver, fairway woods, fybrids (that’s a fairway wood-hybrid combo), hybrids and irons all designed to be slice-combatting and to provide consistent gapping for every player. The clubs’ design ensures that club face contact propels the ball on a high trajectory consistently for greater distance carry. 

The Launch Pad driver is one of the lightest offerings on the market. It features the same Peak Kinetic Response face as we see in the Wilson D9 driver. This means tour-proven geometry and increased ball speed across the entire club face.

Wilson Launch Pad

The closed face helps to straighten out a slice. This is disguised at address thanks to an increased buldge radius designed and offset hosel transition. It is also set 2° upright to further reduce that left-to-right shot shape.

“Since 68% of all shots hit by average handicap players are on the toe half of the face, we’ve increased the face area by more than 5% compared to the original Launch Pad and the test results vindicate that modification” 

Jon Pergande, Manager of Golf Club Innovation, Wilson Golf 

The fairway woods have the same ultra-lightweight clubhead and shaft as the driver for effortless swinging. There are also the options of a 4 (22.5°) and 5 (25.5°) hybrid and a stronger lofted fybrid (19.5°) before you make the transition to the hybrid irons.

Wilson Launch Pad

Wilson Launch Pad: The details

Available: March

RRP: £305 (driver); £200 (fairway wood); £175 (fybrid and hybrid)

Stock shafts: KBS Max Ultralite (steel); Project X EvenFlow (graphite)

Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 13° (driver); 19°, 22° (fairway woods); 19.5° (fybrid); 22.5°, 25.5° (hybrids)

Grips: Wilson Staff Midsize (men’s); Wilson Staff Performance (women’s)

More information: Wilson website

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