S2R Series

S2R Series Putters

Precision Heel/Toe Blade Style Putter Designs with CNC Milled Face and Sole in 3 Design Options


  • Three different Wishon heel/toe putter designs, each with CNC milled face and sole for precision.
  • Double CNC milled face for precision face flatness to ensure accuracy.
  • Unique CNC milled sole provides a narrow, flat, center sole surface for accuracy in the address position, with a milled, elevated leading and trailing edge to eliminate “scuffing” the putter on the green during the stroke.
  • S2R models 1 and 3 designed with conventional hosel to accept straight 0.370″ putter shafts; S2R model 5 designed with no hosel to accept either single bend or double bend 0.370″ putter shafts.
  • Available in RH only in dark platinum nickel plating finish.

A 360º view of the S2R-1 Putter.

A 360º view of the S2R-3 Putter.

A 360º view of the S2R-5 Putter.

Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 4.5/5 (41 votes cast)


S2R Series, 4.5 out of 5 based on 41 ratings


  1. Hi Tom,

    My son and I have been long time users of your equipment, and I’ve been building clubs for most of my life. I’m really interested in the new line of putters you have coming out in the Spring I’m told. Specifically, I’m hoping to see a heel shafted mid-mallet with toe hang such as Taylormade’s Balboa. Is there any chance something like this is coming? Thank you so much for what you do. Take care.

    • Phil:

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for your support over the years. I really do appreciate that. I am sorry but I have no idea what the specs or toe hang condition for the TM Balboa putter would be. I don’t have access to other companies’ clubs and I don’t seek out or acquire any clubs from any other company. I also do not personally feel that toe hang has any significant effect on putting, or at least in all my years of head design work I have never seen any definitive data nor seen anything in my testing work that indicates there is any importance to it in the execution of the puttting stroke. I have thus felt it has become more of a “power of suggestion” thing that then falls into the category of personal preference. I am sorry if this flies in the face of what you believe but this is just what I have seen in my years of work in putter design and fitting analysis.

      Thanks again and the very best to you and your son in this great game,

  2. Tom,
    I really enjoy your independent thinking.

    Re: Putter head weighting. For your next design effort, would it be possible to provide a shallow (1/16″ or so), rectangular pocket on the sole of the putter that the lead tape guys like myself (and you) would have an out of sight place to add lead tape without it being seen while over the putt?

    Also, I find many putters have such a flat sole that putting on even moderate side-slope putts requires hovering the putter head. I have resorted to epoxying a carrage bolt head to the bottom pivot point to eliminate the issue. Further, it also better positions the horizontal face center line close to the center of the ball, and also makes the club more scuff-proof.

    • Charlie

      I have much preferred to design a weight chamber/port on putters occasionally that would be covered by a stick on medallion cover as a means to change headweight. I did not do this on the S2R’s because those I did some time ago and because most heel/toe putter models do not lend themselves well to a chamber big enough to accept weight disks. I’ll think about it though. And thanks so much for your interest,


    • Tom,
      thanks for your reply.

      A weight chamber often takes up a lot of volume. Having a shallow, but wide/long pocket that could hold a few layers of lead tape somewhat protected would be easy to do on a new model. I have a couple of the old Nicklaus 1986 putters, and I have added some tape in the pocket behind the face, almost out of sight. Another of the Nicklaus putters had hollow, open cavities on the back at heel and toe, which I have poured lead into to adjust weight.

    • Charlie

      I hear you and I understand your personal preference for this. But whenever I design any head I need to consider what would and would not make it more or less appealing to the majority of players and clubmakers. An empty type recession on the sole that is large enough to accept 10-20g of lead tape would be unsightly to a lot of players, IMO from 30+ years of designing heads. In my experience the vast number of players who would choose to use lead tape on a putter head instead of lead powder down the shaft held with a cork would be fine with having the tape be seen on the flange of the head or even the sole, placed so the tape runs from face to back. It won’t hang up the stroke, I have done this lots of time in testing projects.


  3. Hi Tom,

    Just a question about putter head care. Aside from soap and water, do you have any recommendations as to maintaining the best look/care of the S2R series putter heads?

    I know there are a any number of products in the marketplace, but would very much appreciate your thoughts/input.


    • LEE

      No, just plain old soapy water followed by drying the head off completely is all you need. Never use any types of brushes or abrasives whatosoever.


  4. Mr. Wishon –

    I am a long time user (and admirer) of your designs – going back to dynacraft.

    I am left-handed . Do you, currently, have any left-handed putter offerings? Please excuse me if I am reading the chart incorrectly.

    Thanks for all of your help.


    • Thanks very much Danny, I really appreciate that very much. It’s been a few years since the Dynacraft days and it is nice of you to have followed what I have been doing all these years. Left hand offerings have always been a painful part of my work because what I can do in LH is always a cold hard fact of business. Tooling, development and inventory costs are the same for a RH and LH version of a model so our ability to do LH models depends entirely on demand. Never in my 31 yrs of designing clubheads have I ever seen a LH version of a model sell more than 8% of what it will in the RH version. So if a model is only moderately successful in RH, it can never be added in a LH version.

      In putters it is probably the worst situation of all the clubhead models because component putter heads even in RH do not sell in much of a demand. Many clubmakers who custom fit and custom build many drivers, sets of woods, sets of irons and wedges do not even offer custom fit putters because they are so used to so many golfers buying the putters that are most popular among the tour players. I am sorry, we used to have the S2R model 1 in LH but even that putter model just did not generate enough demand to merit being able to keep the LH version in stock. I will be working on a new line of putter heads for 2019 and I am going to try to figure out a way to do it so that one or more of the RH models could actually be used in a LH assembly without having to separately tool up and inventory a LH version.

      Thanks again for your support, I really do appreciate it very much !

  5. Anything special about the groves of the #5 putter compared to the others?

    • KOURT

      This came about after I had done some work with the SAM PuttLab inventor, Christian Marquardt. Christian’s research with high speed video had shown that the best roll on a putt was achieved when the putter head was moving ever so slightly upward as it came into impact with the ball. To enhance the ability of the putter face to generate more topspin on the putt with a slight upward angle of attack in the putting stroke, I put those grooves on the face of that S2R model #5. So if you are into this and practice to achieve a stroke that is very slightly upward as the head hits the ball, doing that with grooves on the face will enhance topspin on the putt a little more than if there are no grooves on the face. This is not a huge thing, just an interesting part of one aspect of putting.


  6. Hello! Any new putter heads in the work? Fang style like the Odyssey #7 by any chance? My OCD is wanting a Wishon putter to make a full Wishon bag but I can’t park with that style putter!!! 🙂

    • AUSTIN

      Sorry but no new putter head models are in the works at present. When I do a new original putter model to try to create something with good technical features and benefits, it becomes a more expensive head to make than the conventional style putter heads such as those models in the S2R line. And one thing I have learned over the many years I have been doing what I do is that clubmakers do not order putter heads that are more expensive. In fact, most clubmakers do not even make putters because, 1) most of their customers end up buying a big brand name putter, 2) most clubmakers do not like to fit and make putters because it takes time to do the fitting right and the result is only ONE golf club, not a set. It’s too bad because I have prototyped 5 different new putter models in the past 3 years and everytime I get to the point where the final pricing for production is revealed, that kills the project.


  7. It’s a shame directed force patented “lie angle” balanced putters. It would be cool to see something lie angle balanced in the Wishon catalog.

    • JOE

      I have been doing serious clubhead design work since 1986. During that time I have had the pleasure of being able to contribute a ton of new clubhead design technologies and to do a huge amount of performance research into different head design concepts and clubfitting technology. After this much time in club performance research I now focus chiefly on the technologies that I feel make a real, measurable, visible difference to golfers. As such I know from my work that there are a lot of things in clubhead design that just do not make much of a difference, or they only make a little bit of difference for a very small segment of golfers. Things like face balanced or lie angle balanced putters fall into that category for me after this many years of digging into club performance. To me, from my work, the putter has to be fit for 5 main factors – length, lie, loft, grip shape/feel and the weighting of the putter on both ends of the putter. Do that, and work with the golfer to find a putter head that has a high MOI and is easy for the golfer to align and you have done the most you will be able to do to make the putter work the best for the golfer.


    • WIthout having a SAM Putt Lab in the shop, or something like it, I’ve never felt comfortable enough to fit a customer for a putter. For me, it kinda feels like fitting for driver without a launch monitor. I’ve come to rely on the instrumentation as a core part of my fitting process for everything I do. As a result of not having data or experience, putting tech is a very fuzzy subject for me. When things are fuzzy, I think the new and shiny stuff can catch your eye, valid or not. I appreciate your experience and learn a lot from your comments here and on Golf WRX. Thanks, Tom!

    • JOE
      There is no question that equipment such as the SAM can be of real help in terms of impressing the golfer, telling the golfer what things to work on to improve their putting. But really, the SAM is not what I would say is an outright FITTING tool for putters. it’s not going to tell you things like what length, or what lie, or what loft or what weighting combinations you need to use to fit a golfer with a better putter. It does tell you what the changes in the stroke and impact and results are but it’s not in my mind a fitting tool per se. When I teach putter fitting, I talk about 5 different fitting elements that have to be determined/recommended for the golfer – length, loft, lie, weighting and grip shape/feel/size. Length and lie can be pretty cut and dried in their determination. Loft you have to really watch where the golfer has his hands relative to the point of impact. The right combination of head to grip end weighting can very much be a trial and experimentation process with the putter. And for that matter so too is the grip. So no matter what, putter fitting can be a bit of a back and forth process with the golfer. But in reality, the results are very easy to determine without any verification from a technology device. The golfer either makes more putts or is more consistent on the greens or he is not.


  8. Tom where are the heads made? Thanks. Frank

    • FRANK

      I work with Virage Tech Industrial who are the latest up and coming forging factory in China for the manufacture of a lot of my more sophisticated clubhead models that require more precision and which may be a multi material/multi piece design. They recently (in the last 3 yrs) landed the forged iron business of Taylor Made, Callaway and they do the raw forging production now for Titleist. So they are very good. They also do my S2R putters because of the milling work and dark nickel plating finish after the casting of the putter heads. If you are lamenting the fact that they are not US made, the US lost the clubhead production business over 15 yrs ago to the better Chinese companies simply because they got to the point over there that everything they do from CAD to tooling dies to raw production to finished production was better by far than any of the older US based head making companies. This was such a one sided thing that today there just are no US based clubhead production companies left. There are a handful of milled putter makers here still but not for drivers, woods, hybrids, irons or wedges. All that is done in either Taiwan or China now. Down deep I can wish it were still over here because of ease of getting the work done logistically, but if you want the best clubhead production quality you need to be working with one of the top Taiwan or China based factories.



  9. Hi Tom,

    Maybe I missed it, but I was looking for the toe hang specifications for these putters. Any insight?



    • BEN

      I don’t care about toe hang in my putter designs because ON ITS OWN I do not believe it has any kind of significant effect on putting performance. What’s more important in a putter in my book after this many years of fitting research are the main fitting elements of Length, Loft, Lie, Overall Weight Distribution, Alignment compatibility to the eyes, and the grip. Get those things right and things like toe hang or heel/center shaft position mean very little to nothing in my book.


  10. I am looking at your putters, to help my son pick a new putter. He is 16 years old.

    At an online review @ golfspy.com, I found this interview with you:

    “We observed that for putts struck with a “mistake stroke”, meaning when the golfer makes a little mistake and the stroke path is outside in or inside out, we could see that the higher the friction between the face and the ball at impact, the more the putt was pushed or pulled off line. This told us that if you make the face of the putter from a face insert material that is softer than the metal alloy from which the putter is formed or if you make the face with any type of grooves, both will increase the friction between the face and the ball, and the result can be seeing the ball move more off line when the golfer makes a mistake in their stroke path.”

    This statement is in an article about the Wishon Smooth Series Putter.

    So, my question is, don’t the horizontal grooves on the S2R series 5 model result in a reduced make probability?


    • Keith
      My comment about friction on the face of a putter was directed at milled face putters, where the milling lines are positioned so if you hit the ball with an open or closed face, or pull/push across the ball, the direction of the milling lines being more perpendicular to the off line motion of the putter will cause friction to grab the ball to potentially pull/push the putt a fraction more off line.

      The grooves on the model 5 are purely horizontal, not vertical in any manner. Thus if the putter is moving in a push/pull or open/closed face, the lines do not create more friction to potentially pull or push the putt more off line. The reason for the grooves on the #5 being horizontal is to create friction for encouraging sooner top spin on the putt, so if the golfer hits up on the putt slightly, the vertical motion of the putter head now is perpendicular to the grooves so there can be some friction to cause topspin to happen a little sooner on the putt.

      Hope that’s clear,

  11. Tom,

    I was reading your comments above about putting weight in the putter heads, and you mentioned the s2r can accept a lot of weight. What options are there on the other heads? Would tip weights in the shafts work? For instance, can I get a s2r-1 putter and add a tip weight to make it play heavier?
    I ask, because I like the s2r-1 head, but 345 grams may be a little light for me. I like a heavier head with a bit of counterweight….


    • KYLE
      I am sorry if there was a misunderstanding but I do not recall saying that our S2R putter heads could accept any more weight in the head – they do not have any type of a weight bore or weight chamber in the heads so they cannot accept more weight in the heads themselves. The only way one can increase headweight in a putter like this is through the use of a tip weight in the shaft, or in filling the shaft with something like lead powder that then would be locked in place in the tip end of the shaft with a cork that would be tamped down on top of the weight inside the shaft.


    • There was no confusion, I just mis-typed. I realize that you cannot add weight to these heads, which is why I guessed using a tip weight in the shaft may be a good option to add weight. Your comments seem to support that idea, which is great.

      Thanks for the response!

    • Or of course lead tape on the head, I forgot to add. Probably skipped on that because many golfers just don’t like the look with lead tape gobbed on the head. Me? I’m a lead tape fool whenever I sense that I need more headweight feel because I sort of fall into that old cliche’ category of my own clubs to me being like “the shoemaker’s shoes” HA!!

      Have fun working with the clubs !


    • ANDRE:

      I’m sort of in an “in between stage” with our putter head design these days. I know what I want to design in terms of new putter heads with respect to design technology, but I am caught in a situation where what I want to do is expensive and putter heads just do not tend to sell very well in the custom clubmaking side of the industry. So the cost to tool and manufacture the new putter designs I have created is more than what the potential is for sales in this side of the industry. Currently the one putter head in our putter line that can accept a larger amount of weight in the head is the Smooth Series Model 5. The weight port on the sole can accept up to three of the 14g tungsten weight disks for custom weighting. The Smooth 5’s designed headweight is 335g but with the addition of the weight disks you can make it 349, 363 or 377g in head weight. And if you can grind the tungsten weights in the shop, you can hit any weight in between 335 and 377g.


  13. This is a great feeling putter with enough options to fit nearly every golfer looking for a traditional looking blade type putter. Great design and great quality.

  14. Playing the S2R -1 head in all white (head, shaft, grip all white). A better putter will get the most out of it. If you don’t hit the center you feel it right away and you will see a distance loss. If struck dead center you will get a very nice feeling and the ball rolls exactly to the target.

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