565MC Forged Irons

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Forged Carbon Steel + CNC Machined Deep Back Cavity for the Highest MOI in a True Forged Iron Design


  • Wishon Golf’s 2nd generation 560 Series forged iron adds a more solid on-center feel to the best off-center forgiveness in a forged carbon steel iron
  • New center cavity half-moon weighting increases on-center impact feel while offering a very slight increase in shot trajectory
  • Low offset design also features a slightly thinner top line than the original 560MC
  • Completely CNC machined back cavity ensures prices CG position for each head number with a beautiful cosmetic appearance
  • Fully radiused tour grind type sole design – this is a model for scratch to middle handicap players
  • Double nickel chrome pearl plated finish with glass bead highlights – CNC machined scorelines within 2010 USGA rule guidelines


Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 3.5/5 (359 votes cast)

565MC Forged Irons, 3.5 out of 5 based on 359 ratings


  1. Hi Tom
    Greetings from the UK
    I still love my 550MC set (split at 7 iron) made for me by Richard Kempton. Just thinking about a change after 10yrs or so. what difference should I expect with the 565s? Given that I am reaching my half century (!) would you suggest I took a look at one of the more pronounce cavities eg 755PC or 771CSI? Off to see Richard this week and will of course be taking his advice but still interested in your thought? Playing off 13 and getting back to golf following shoulder surgery. Swing pretty much back to normal and distance not a major issue.

    • PETER

      First bit of advice. . . listen to Richard. I still consider him to be the #1 fitter in the world and I mean that. Yes there are about 10 others around the world who are super good and 100 behind them who will always send a golfer away with the best fit he has ever had, but Richard is in a class up there by himself in my opinion. You know the “problem” with being properly fit is that really, unless the golfer experiences a physical change such as a 10mph change in clubhead speed or a new swing characteristic evolves, there is no need to get new clubs. But yes I know that new clubs make us all a little “itchy” so there will always be that thought, “could something else be better?”

      Second bit of advice, listen to your Dr and do EVERYTHING he tells you to do for rehab of the shoulder. Shoulders can be nasty to do proper therapy exercises and physio because it will hurt. A lot. But you have to do it all and then some if you do not want the shoulder to get in the way of your attempt to get better. It can if you don’t commit yourself to working hard in re hab. I’ve seen it do that to friends who got a little lazy with the post surgery physio and they did regret it in the end.

      To get better from 13 you need to first really do a serious analysis of your game to determine just what are your weaknesses that cause the bogeys that add up to 13. Short game? Putter? Missing too many greens or missing greens in such a way that getting it up and down is really hard? Missing fairways? You’ve got to nail down what areas you need to improve to turn that 13 into an 8. Then if they are swing/technique related more than equipment, go find a good teaching pro to work with and commit yourself to really working hard at what he tells you to do.

      THere are certainly things equipment wise that can help but here again, once you identify where you are losing shots talk to Richard about it specifically. I guarantee you he’ll know how to check your equipment in the areas related to where you are losing shots and if there is an equipment remedy to help, he will find it for you.

      Irons wise, the 565 is a little larger in overall size than the 550C. So you will notice that, but that is far more psychological. Being larger with a deeper back cavity, you might notice a little better distance from an off center hit with the 565’s because it just has a higher MOI than the smaller 550C. 565 sole grind is better than the 550. That might help a little if you are playing very firm ground courses or if you ever go through periods of hitting a “fat” shot here and there with the 550Cs. Both have the same offset so that will be the same to your eye.

      755PC I would not put into consideration for you. They’re an investment cast stainless and if you do like the impact feel of the 550C you might note the 755 would not be as soft feeling at impact as the 550C or 565.

      771CSI is a super game improvement iron really aimed at the player who has been losing some distance with the irons and who also struggles with off center hits more often than not. You would hit the 771’s longer than the 550C because of the high COR face and 2* less loft to go with that. 565 you should hit a little longer as well because its lofts are 2* lower per iron than the 550C. 550C were desined in 2002 when lofts tended to be more “traditional” as opposed to the past 5-6 yrs when companies started to jack lofts down again. Lower loft is a situation where when a few companies break ranks and do it, all companies have to follow with at least one or two of their iron models or risk golfers hitting their models and thinking something’s wrong because they can’t hit it as far.

      Hope this helps, but talk to Richard for sure.

  2. I am currently playing the Bridgestone J15CB..hit them well, but think that I could hit them better. Going to a fitting at Golfers Advantage this saturday and I am excited to see what he will say. Currently at a 4-6 but looking to drop lower soon. Any recommendations?

    • JON

      Sorry this was a little late. I like to do all the answers here and I was out of town for a few days and just got back today to catch up. I am afraid in addition to being late with a response, I can’t help you as much as you would like. What you ask requires me or any fitting expert to know a LOT more about YOU and your swing characteristics, your ball flight/shot tendencies in specifics, and a lot about your ability before being able to offer a coherent recommendation. As a 4-6 you have to be aware of where you lose the shots that make you a 4-6. Focus on that and if it is mainly technique/motion, find a decent teacher who can help you with that technique issue. If it possibly is equipment related then that has to be covered by a good fitter who can evaluate your swing characteristics vs the specs of your clubs. The fitter also needs to know your weakness areas so he could look at the equipment that pertains to that weakness to focus more on whether those clubs in your set could be improved in anyway.

      Hope this helps and thanks so much for coming to us for some help,

  3. Are these clubs in the same category as the Ping I200s (in terms of player irons?). Aside from custom fitting, what other advantages do these offer over the Pings? I’m a big fan of Ping, but had a Wishon 919 driver built for my by Tim Mosel in Denville, NJ and no longer use my G10 driver. The 919 is PERFECT and I am having tremendous success with it. I’m about a 10 to 12 handicap and have been playing G5s for years, but I think it’s time to upgrade. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    • RAFAEL

      Thanks very much for your interest and we’re very pleased to hear that your 919 is performing very well for you. I must say a BIG part of that performance is because Tim is one of the very best fitters on the planet so I am very happy to hear that you work with him for your fitting needs. I wish we had 500 more just like him around the world !!!

      The 565s are a forged cavity back low offset design so I would say they would be in the same general category as the I200s. I would say the 565 back cavity is a little deeper than the I200 which is only possible because we CNC machine the whole back of the head from a raw blank back forging. Ping doesn’t do that with their production methods. So that means the MOI and off center hit forgiveness would be a little bit higher with the 565 but probably not remarkably so but I think a little bit noticeable.

      Thanks so much again and the very best to you in this great game,

  4. Hi Tom,

    If I order these irons through my preferred club maker, I need them to have a 1 degree upright lie angle. He told me that Diamond performs this service before shipping: can you tell me if they measure each club to be exactly one degree upright from the spec sheet? I know there are tolerances in production, I just wondered if Diamond will adjust to exact specifications based of your design specs? Thank you.

    • Ben

      If you ask for the iron heads to be adjusted to 1* upright, they will all be adjusted so they are +1* higher than the listed lie specifications for the model. Or you can specify actual lie number for each iron such as “I want the #4 iron to be 59*, the 5 iron to be 60*. . . ” and so on. All iron heads made by every quality clubhead production factory on the planet are made to a +/-1* tolerance. When Diamond does bends, they measure the heads’ lofts BEFORE the bend to know their starting point so they know how many degrees to actually bend to get to the final required specs.


  5. Still love my original 560MC irons which retired my old 550c irons. It is amazing how well the clubs have held up this long and still the best irons I have ever played.

    • Thanks very much for the comment on the 560MC irons. You know it really is too bad that the huge companies have programmed golfers into believing that new clubhead technology always progresses upward and better every so many years. In reality iron design in terms of forged iron design stopped progressing a long time ago because there is simply nothing more that can be done in the technology of a forged clubhead to make anything better. When we figured out we could carve the entire back of a raw forging out to create a deep cavity with a high MOI in the form of the 560, that was really the last forward step in forged iron technology. Anything else that follows was just a re do of something already done but with a different look, shape or cosmetics. Sadly the demand for new models does push us to create new designs when they really were not needed from a pure performance perspective. So it is very nice to know that you have found this out and that the 560s will remain at the top of overall iron performance for a long time.


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