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Tom Wishon

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Tom Wishon is a 40-year veteran of the golf equipment industry specializing in club head design, shaft performance analysis and club fitting research and development. He has been responsible for more than 50 different club head design firsts in his design career, including the first adjustable hosel device, as well as the first 0.830 COR fairway woods, hybrids and irons. GolfWRX Writer of the Month: February 2014 Tom served as a member of the Golf Digest Technical Advisory Panel, and has written several books on golf equipment including "The Search for the Perfect Golf Club" and "The Search for the Perfect Driver," which were selected as back-to-back winners of the 2006 and 2007 Golf Book of the Year by the International Network of Golf (ING), the largest organization of golf industry media professionals in the USA. He continues to teach and share his wealth of knowledge in custom club fitting through his latest book, "Common Sense Clubfitting: The Wishon Method," written for golf professionals and club makers to learn the latest techniques in accurate custom club fitting. Tom currently heads his own company, Tom Wishon Golf Technology, which specializes in the design of original, high-end custom golf equipment designs and club fitting research for independent custom club makers worldwide Click here to visit his site, wishongolf.com

Let’s start our discussion by making one thing clear. There’s a lot to fitting the flex and bend profile of shafts -- enough to...

In a previous article, I discussed the fitting of the shaft weight and mentioned that a discussion about the weight of a golf club...

When discussing the manner of fitting the shaft weight and total weight of a golf club, the conversation should also include fitting the swing...

This part of the series is about how we teach club fitters to fit golfers for the proper grip size and style. Many of you might be...

The professional club fitter knows that the set makeup part of the fitting recommendation can be one of the most effective ways to offer...

Most golfers have to like the way their clubs look at address, so the psychological side of club head selection is very important. If golfers...

The higher the loft on the clubhead, the more critical it is to be dynamically fit for the correct lie angle. It is also...

For golfers who have a chronic fade/slice or draw/hook misdirection tendency, the specification of the face angle of the driver, woods and hybrids is...

Proper loft fitting involves more than just the loft of the driver. Since loft is the main factor of shot distance, trajectory and backspin...

The Meat of the Fitting: Putting it all Together to Come up with the Initial Fitting Spec Recommendations The information in the blue boxes reveals...

Editor's Note: In Part 1, Tom covered the basics of a professional club fitting analysis. It discussed a number of the boxes in the...

One of the least understood areas related to golf equipment is the matter of what constitutes a truly professional custom club fitting analysis. Over...

The Shaft is the Engine of the Golf Club Actually, you the golfer are the engine, the shaft acts more like the transmission. The weight...

One of the simplest ways golfers can improve their games is through proper club fitting, which is often overlooked because of the emphasis golf...

The desire for more distance lives strong in almost every golfer, and nowhere is the desire for more distance stronger within golfers than with...

Golfers don't enjoy the game when they struggle to keep the ball in play. There is no question the primary causes of inaccuracy result...

Numerous times I have read posts on GolfWRX from golfers who persist in selecting a shaft on the basis of a butt frequency measurement....

It is a great education as a clubhead and shaft designer to scan through GolfWRX forum posts to listen to what golfers think about...

Tom Wishon served as Vice President of GolfWorks from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1993, he was president of Dynacraft Golf Products, and from...
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There is no question the shaft is the least understood of all the components of a golf club. The first reason is because most golfers...

How Should a Golfer Select the Right Shaft for His/Her Swing?  One of the most common posts I see on GolfWRX is when one golfer...

It’s clear that a lot of threads and posts in the GolfWRX forums are from golfers asking all sorts of questions about shafts. In...