Ten Things You Thought You Knew About Golf Clubs

Ten Things You Thought You Knew About Golf Clubs

Tom Wishon


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How much do you really know about your golf clubs?

Did you know that: • The lower the loft on your driver, the farther you’ll hit it? • Your new driver has a larger “sweetspot?” • You are playing a stiff shaft, because it says so on it. • Women’s clubs are designed for women?

Fine, but the problem is… NONE OF THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE

Tom Wishon, one of the leading golf club designers in the world, takes you through 10 myths that most golfers believe about their golf clubs.

Most golfers are playing with clubs that will not—and can not possibly—meet their needs. They are designed from the factory to be wrong for their size strength and swing characteristics.

Do you think: That longer drivers will hit the ball farther? The faster you swing, the stiffer your shaft should be? That your clubs are “just like the ones the pros use?” Find out WHY those things are not true!


Tom Wishon:

Tom Wishon is a 40 year veteran of the golf equipment industry specializing in clubhead design, shaft performance analysis, and clubfitting research and development. He is the only designer from the custom clubmaking side of the golf industry whose clubhead designs have been used to win on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and in Ryder Cup competition. He has been responsible for more than 50 different clubhead design technology firsts in his career in the golf equipment industry.

Wishon has also written ten books on clubmaking, shaft and clubfitting technology in his career. He is a 13-year member of the Golf Digest magazine Technical Advisory Panel, and serves as the Technical Advisor to the Professional Golfers’ Association of America’s web site, www.pga.com. Two of Tom’s books, The Search for the Perfect Golf Club and The Search for the Perfect Driver, which were co-authored with Fireship Press founder Tom Grundner, 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.

Tom Wishon is considered to be the foremost authority in clubfitting research in the game. He continues to teach and share his wealth of knowledge in custom clubfitting through his latest book, Common Sense Clubfitting: The Wishon Method, written for golf professionals and Clubmakers to learn the latest techniques in accurate custom clubfitting.

Wishon currently heads his own company, Tom Wishon Golf Technology, which specializes in the design of original, high-end custom golf equipment designs and clubfitting research for independent custom clubmakers worldwide (www.wishongolf.com).