Here you have it, Ako-san's latest creation the DST utility wood also known as the Type-D. For those of you who are not familiar with A-Grind it is the vision of Yusuke Ako, Ako-san has been a part of the Japan Tour for over a decade and the designer at Royal Collection from 2004 till 2013 yes and he is the man who created the majority of the fairway woods including every Original Sonartec model that went to the states. In other words this man can design fairways and hybrids like no other and the early adopters of A-Grind's products couldn't agree more. The customer feedback is most often that A-Grinds products are shaped great, feel awesome and easier to hit that most. The Type-D (DST) series is the most forgiving fairway and utility wood in the brands entire line up.
It's compact and square, the matte finish makes it look a bit more aggressive. Shape is one of the things that A-Grind does best. The Type-D checks all the boxes in this regard.
It's similar to the proto but with a wider sole, a bit more mass around the edges as well. this is not big and perhaps slightly undersized compared to other hybrids yet still it's A-Grinds most forgiving utility woods.\
Available in 4 loft options: 18, 21, 24 and 27 degrees