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Welcome to the Blog posts of Tom Wishon Golf Technology.  Company founder and president Tom Wishon has committed to personally composing blog posts on a regular basis to offer his comments on a wide range of topics all related to every conceivable aspect of golf clubs and clubfitting technology.

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Wishon Golf Explains Clubhead Slot Technology

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

Over the past few months, we at TWGT have received a number of emails and calls from clubmakers asking us to explain the technical basis for the slot head technology seen on a number of head models in the industry today, as well as to explain how a slot head compares to a thin face or variable thickness face design.   Ever being conscious of offering the best service at TWGT, this month’s video newsletter is an “ask and you shall receive”, as we offer the information you wish to know. It’s important to be prepared for anything in...

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Wishon Golf Explains the Difference in Bending Woods vs. Irons

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

With the introduction of Wishon Golf’s proprietary bendable hosel drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, there is a level of confusion about the difference in what specifications are affected when you bend the hosel of a driver/wood/hybrid vs. an iron/wedge. To help explain the differences, we have created a video to offer a technical explanation to make this area of club technology a little less confusing. Bending irons and wedges have been a practice of clubfitting for decades. As such, clubmakers are aware that when you bend the hosel of an...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CLUB SET MAKEUP

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 13 comments

What’s in Your Golf Bag Makes a Big, Big Difference   Are you wasting money on clubs you seldom play? More importantly, are you denying yourself opportunities to play better and more enjoyable golf, simply because your bag is equipped with clubs totally unsuited for your game? Below is a TWGT Video on importance of club set makeup. (Click Here) I would wager that an expert in clubfitting would echo a resounding “yes” to both questions for the majority of golfers. And here’s why: Since the 1980s, golf equipment manufacturers have...

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Wishon Golf Custom Fit Video 2014

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

In a recent Post, we told you that Tom Wishon Golf Technology would be stepping up efforts to help you, the professional clubfitter and clubmaker, drive more golf consumers to your shops and stores. We’re already off and running. Just a few days ago, we posted to the Wishon Golf website a TV-style, two-minute commercial advertisement that outlines, in plain language, why buying off-the-rack golf clubs from a major brand manufacturer is one of the worst mistakes a novice, average or proficient golfer can make. The advertisement also...

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MAJOR GOLF OEMs ARE GETTING HIT HARD BY THE RECESSION

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

MAJOR GOLF OEMs ARE GETTING HIT HARD BY THE RECESSION … Which is Great News For Professional Clubfitters      You may have heard a few weeks ago that Dick’s Sporting Goods laid off all of its PGA professionals—more than 500 men and women—as a result of a downturn in the major retailer’s golf equipment business. “Dick’s aimed to have one PGA professional at every store to better differentiate the experience from online retailers that try to undercut brick-and-mortar stores,” wrote ESPN.com’s Darren Roven on July 22,...

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Hello world

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

-Tom

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Short, Powerful Backswing: So What’s The Best Shaft for Me?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Clubfitting, Shaft Fitting | 17 comments

Short backswings with strong acceleration do require more overall stiffness and/or more tip stiffness to prevent a sudden, forceful swing move from over bending the shaft at the start of the downswing. When choosing the right shaft, the weight of the shaft, the overall flex and the bend profile are the most important elements, with torque being much less important.  The reason is because you just do not see higher torque with any shafts that are designed in a stiffer overall flex with more tip stiffness. The shaft companies know that players...

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Tip Soft Shaft: What Does it Mean for Your Swing?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Shaft Fitting | 42 comments

What is meant by a “tip soft” shaft?  A shaft can be designed with any variation in its stiffness over its whole length.  So a tip soft shaft is one that is designed to be more flexible in the tip area of the shaft.  Likewise there can be any number of variations in how stiff the tip section of a shaft is designed.  The reason this is done is to help golfers with different swing characteristics find the right shaft that matches best to how they swing. Most typically, golfers who unhinge the wrist cock early in the downswing are better...

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Golf Shaft Fitting: How Does ‘Transition’ Affect Shaft Selection?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in New News, Shaft Fitting | 13 comments

Occasionally, we receive questions about golf shaft fitting, so we will do our best to answer them.  Here is a question regarding ‘transition:’  What role does ‘transition’ play on the golf shaft and what kind of tips can you provide in finding the right shaft? Because the difference in how forceful the golfer starts the downswing can be of high importance to finding the right overall stiffness in the shaft along with the right shaft weight and right headweight feel as well. Typically if you have two golfers with the...

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Increase Distance and Reduce Spin off the Tee for the Better Player

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Clubfitting, Driver Fitting | 4 comments

Higher than desired spin on the driver typically comes more from the golfer having a little more downward angle of attack into the ball or, from the golfer allowing the clubhead to slightly pass in front of the hands so the dynamic loft on the face is higher at impact than the actual static loft on the face. Equipment wise, higher spin can only come from a higher loft on the face and slightly from a shaft that is too soft in flex or too tip flexible for the golfer’s swing. If you have lower ball flight with 3200 rpm spin when using a 10*...

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