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,


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    What constitutes a truly professional club fitting analysis?

    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 past 10 years, club fitting technology has evolved from trial and error...

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    The Top-16 Myths about Golf Clubs and Their Performance

    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 of the shaft is a key element in the fitting and performance...

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  • Tom Wishon: 7 Keys to Improve Shot Consistency

    Wishon: 7 club fitting keys to improve shot consistency

    One of the simplest ways golfers can improve their games is through proper club fitting, which is often overlooked because of the emphasis golf equipment companies place on trying to help golfers hit the ball farther. Adding...

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    The most important fitting elements for distance

    The desire for more distance lives strong in almost every golfer, and nowhere is the desire for more distance stronger within golfers than with the driver. While keeping the ball in play is a key element for...

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    The Most Important Fitting Elements for Accuracy

    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 from errors in the golfer’s swing path and/or rotation of the club face...

    • Posted 566 days ago
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  • Shaft Frequency

    Wishon: Shaft frequency can be misleading

    Numerous times I have read posts on GolfWRX from golfers who persist in selecting a shaft on the basis of a butt frequency measurement. In viewing new shafts that come on the market, many golfers believe as...

    • Posted 657 days ago
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    Wishon: The practical facts about spin and shaft design

    It is a great education as a clubhead and shaft designer to scan through GolfWRX forum posts to listen to what golfers think about their equipment. One of the areas that seems to have developed momentum on...

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    The way clubs are sold has harmed golf

    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 1993 to 2002 he was Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for Golfsmith...

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    Facts about shafts — What they do (Part 3)

    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 simply do not know what the shaft can and cannot do to...

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    Wishon: Taking Shaft Fitting from Guessing to Specifics (Part 2)

    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 asks other golfers for a shaft recommendation. These posts seldom say anything...

    • Posted 805 days ago
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    Taking the guesswork out of selecting shafts (Part 1)

    This is part 1 of Tom Wishon’s three-part series on shafts. Part 2 Shaft Fitting- Guessing to Specifics. Part 3 Facts about shafts- What they do It’s clear that a lot of threads and posts on are from...

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