Steel Putter & Wedge Shafts

Steel Putter Shafts

Wishon Golf offers an Assortment of Steel Putter Shafts for a Wide Range of Fitting Options with each of our Original Putter Designs

  • Straight Putter Shaft for the S2R model 1 & 3
  • Double Bend RH and LH Shafts for the S2R Model 5
  • Single Bend Shaft for the S2R Model 5

Steel Wedge Shafts

Wishon Golf offers two Discrete Steel Wedge Shafts in a High Flight and Knock Down Design

  • High Flight Steel Wedge Shaft for golfers who need assistance in hitting higher, softer landing shots with their wedges.
  • Knock Down Steel Wedge Shaft for golfers who like to hit a lower trajectory, penetrating shot with the wedges.


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14 Comments

  1. Thank you Tom for the reply. I’ve always been impressed you come on here and answer seemingly ANY question from ANYONE. You won’t find that anywhere else.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Holidays.

    • KYLE

      Many thanks for your appreciation ! Yes, I do and always have answered any questions from anyone who wants to know more about any aspect of golf club performance or design. It goes way back to when I was just starting and I was ravenous to know everything I could. back then I used to try calling all the golf companies and shaft companies trying to get someone who knew this stuff who could answer my questions. And every time I was blown off or given some lame excuse that what I was asking was “proprietary information they could not share”. What BS. Pretty soon I got PO’d and made myself a promise – I told myself I was going to dig into this stuff through my own work and research and I promised if I ever did get to a point that I had the knowledge, I would for sure share anything I knew with anyone who was interested. That’s why I have written 10 books, hundreds of articles and probably thousands of comment posts in my career. And will still keep doing it as long as people are interested in knowing the facts. (not alternative facts !! HA ! Which is kind of what the big companies put out, if they say anything at all ! )

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

  2. I’ve yet to try these wedge shafts, but offering a knock down and high option is interesting.
    I’ve found the S2S stepless perform great in wedges for me. No reason to switch except that I’m curious.

    As far as the putter shafts, is there really any characteristic other than weight that matters?

    • KYLE

      You’ll find me as one who believes that if a golfer has found an iron shaft they like, then there is no reason to use any other shaft in the wedges. When I create products for my design line, I try very hard to combine ideas I have on my own with the occasional request from our clubmaker customers for what they want to see as well. In the case of the wedge shafts, this was a request from quite a number of clubmakers. But in doing these shaft designs, I was very, very skeptical of the way all other companies designed their wedge specific shafts. Almost every one is based on the same flex as the 8 iron shaft in the set of shafts which means the other companies’ wedge shafts are like being about a half flex softer than a normal iron shaft installed in a wedge. To me, that is just hardly any difference and is something that pretty much only a more aggressive swing with a very late release would notice. And even then it would be very slight, More marketing than performance IMO.

      So when I decided to design these wedge shafts, I wanted to be sure that the one that would be softer (High Flight) would be a LOT softer in the tip section than what anyone else was doing. The whole idea of a softer wedge specific shaft is to try to help with a higher flight and more spin. And the only way a shaft can do that to any extent is if it is substantially more flexible either overall or in the tip section than the other iron shafts in the set. So that is what I did with the High Flight shaft – it is 1.5 flexes softer in the tip section than what you are experiencing with using the Stepless iron shaft in your wedges now. I had to do that so that at the slower swing speed of wedges there could even be a little bit of help for the shaft to kick more forward and do its thing to increase height and spin. So you have to think about this – if you feel that having a shaft in the wedges that did feel more flexible when you put more of an aggressive move on the shot is not going to turn you off, then fine. But if having a feel of the wedge shaft being able to kick more is not something you cotton to, then don’t do it.

      The other wedge shaft is much more stiff – the Knock Down is like a X and a half so if a player really wants to hit down hard with the hands well forward at impact, the shaft won’t give back any sense of kicking or flipping through the ball.

      So that’s the deal – and I did these at a reasonable price so if a player were just curious, he could build a wedge or re shaft an existing wedge with one to try out and if it was not his cup of tea then the golfer was not out that much. Hope this helps and thanks so much for your interest, TOM

  3. Hi Tom really appreciate your insight on golf equipment and patience to respond to all the various topics. My question is on your Wedge Shafts I’m looking to buy a High Flight Shaft 605-WG-HF are there flex options ? I assume the shaft part number will be the only flex thanks for your time.

    • ROB

      Many thanks for your interest for sure. It comes from YEARS AGO when I used to try to call or write to industry people asking questions and NEVER or rarely got an answer. It used to make me so mad I made a promise that if I ever got to the point that I really knew this stuff I would never shut someone down who wanted answers to questions. 40 some years later here I am still answering !! HA !

      OK, wedge shafts. The High Flight and Knock Down are their own flexes to try to elicit a difference in bending amount and resulting trajectory. You can trim them additionally to increase stiffness from what each one is as you get it but dropping down in flex is something you can’t do (unless you can somehow add to the length of the tip section !!) When you look at the industry over the years, specific wedge shafts have always been done in one flex only, usually S to a little stiffer than that. Reason being that wedge heads are usually heavier to a lot heavier (SW) so that will put more bending influence on the shaft.

      When I did the wedge shafts, one thing I knew I needed to do was to make the High Flight stiffer than other wedge shafts and to make the High Flight much softer than other wedge shafts so the two shafts at least had a chance to do what they are intended to do. So when you get the High flight you will see that the tip section is really long. Which is to soften up the tip so it can bend more to increase dynamic loft at impact to generate a teeny bit higher flight.

      Hope this helps and thanks again,
      TOM

  4. Is the double bend putter shaft used for a 90 degree bore in order to get the 72 degree shaft angle? And also what is the inside diameter of the tips of the putter shafts?

    • DAVID

      it is possible to find a single bend shaft that will go into a 90* bore and end up giving you a more “normal” lie angle such as 72*. In a double bend putter shaft, one bend is for the lie, while the other one creates a specific amount of offset. So a single bend shaft is made with only the one bend that controls the lie and does not have any bend for offset. Hence with any single bend shaft, the face will sit out there a little in front of the shaft and grip. There is no performance issue with this, it is strictly an appearance thing and some players like that while others need to have the look of the shaft and grip being more in front of the face. There is no actual standard for the ID of a putter shaft so you will see variation, though for most 0.370″ OD shafts that weight over 115 grams, the ID would be 0.320″ with a +/-0.002″ tolerance.

      TOM

      TOM

  5. what is the correct size for a wilson 8813 putter; i cut one down several years ago for my son when he was under 5′, now want to replace so he can use it now he is 6′

  6. If you have a standard 35-inch putter grip, what is the raw shaft length? Just an estimate. Thank you.

    • CLIFF

      Sorry but it’s tough to know what you are asking so I will take a guess. When you say “standard 35″ putter grip”, there are no grips at 35″ long that I know of so we have no idea what you mean there. If you are asking about putter shaft length, most shaft companies that make putter shafts make them with a raw uncut shipped length of either 35 or 36″ length. Uncut is the meaning of Raw Length when it comes to a shaft. If you are asking about what is the actual cut shaft length with the playing length of the assembled putter is 35″, that completely depends on the distance from the bottom of the hosel bore to the ground. Some putters have long hosels, some have short hosels. So the cut shaft length of a putter shaft when installed into a putter head can range all over the place because of the hosel design or lack of a hosel on putters with the single or double bend in the shaft. Dunno if this helps,
      TOM

  7. Hi Tom
    I noticed on the spec sheet that the knockdown wedge shaft is a lot lighter than the high spin one. Is this correct?

    • MIKE:

      First of all, please accept my apology for the long delay in responding to your question and post, The auto notification feature of the blog that is supposed to tell me/us that posts are waiting for response was “broken” or messed up such that none of us knew that posts were here and waiting. VERY sorry for the Oops on that.

      In the end when the two wedge shafts are installed and cut to the golfer’s desired playing length, they end up the same weight. If you look at the chart closely, you see that the Knock Down shaft is 36″ in length as we ship it while the high flight is 42″ in its raw length when we ship it. That’s why the chart lists the HF as heavier because it’s just longer in the manner we ship it. here’s what’s up with that – I designed one steel wedge shaft as a master blank shaft. For the Knock Down we trim 6″ from the tip to stiffen it to the point it has the characteristics I want to be a “knock down keep the ball lower” shaft. For the High flight, we could cut 6″ from the butt so both shafts ship at the same 36″ length, but we don’t. we ship the high Flight as the whole master shaft at 42″ raw length – the clubmaker installs it with no tip trim and then butt cuts it to the playing length he wants in the wedges. Hence they end up being the same weight shaft when installed.

      TOM

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