560MC 
FORGED CARBON STEEL IRONS

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Full game improvement in a true forged carbon steel iron from a fully CNC milled back cavity.
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  • True Forged from 1035 Carbon Steel bar.
  • The 560MC were the first iron to employ CNC machining to cut the entire deep cavity design of the back of the model to create the highest possible MOI in a true forged carbon steel iron.
  • 560MC represent the best of both worlds of iron design – soft, forged carbon steel with the high MOI forgiveness previously only possible in an investment cast iron.
  • Slightly wider, game improvement sole is custom ground with front/back sole radius and rounded leading edge to reduce incidence of “fat” shots.
  • Brushed Satin Nickel Chrome Electroplated Finish.
  • Available in RH in #3 – 9, PW, AW.
  • Produced with post-2010 new USGA scorelines.

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    Bobby

    Tom, This comment is more of a thank you, first let me say I was lucky enough to find and purchase a set of your 560mc Limited heads, set #55. Let me compliment you, these iron heads look terrific. I would love to throw some shafts on them and take them to the course but they are far to pristine to play. Are you aware of anybody playing this model? Any chance you have a set of heads with the satin finish in your workshop? I am almost a complete Wishon convert, I game your sterling irons, 4-LW, and a… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    BOBBY How nice to hear from you about this very special set ! It’s been a few years since I did that limited edition model and fortunately I kept a set for my own memory sake. Thanks very much for your kind words about that set. I used to do a limited edition model about once every 5 years so I think it was around 2010 or so when we did the 560’s. The 560MC were one of our best selling most popular iron models in the history of the company. In its normal catalog offering version it was done… Read more »

    Darren Gaston

    Long story short: bought back my 560MCs back from friend who wanted them but now is moving to a new set of irons. Great to have em back! Kicked Speedbladez out of the bag quickly . Still amazed how a club that looks & feel like a “playa’s” club is still so easy to hit even with my back problems & growing age. Lol.
    Now for the big question I can’t find on the site.. How to get a Wishon golf shirt? :^D

    Tom Wishon

    DARREN Thanks for letting us know that the old 560s made their way back into the first string lineup !! I still have a lot of warm memories about that model because I played the final pre production set in my own bag for 8 years running. I have to beg your forgiveness on the logo’d stuff for right now. Ever since I semi retired last October and Diamond Golf International took over the full distribution of my product line, they wanted to re do all the bags and clothing so we ran out the inventory in those items last… Read more »

    Bbrian

    Thanks for the very quick reply Tom, appreciated. I had a 560MC made up and love the head, but not the shaft (KBS Tour 90 X). I really like the lines of the 560 in addition to the feel, and the toe has the same lines as the Mizuno MP30. Is the toe of the 565MC more rounded? Know it is just looks, but it is a bit of a drive to see a head in person. Thanks and have a good weekend.

    Bbrian

    Hi Tom,
    It sounds like the MC560 is going away. I looked at the pics. Do the replacement, 565, have a more rounded toe and thicker topline? How much longer are the 560MC available? Thank you, Brian

    Tom Wishon

    Bbrian: The 560MC have gone away. We announced this to all of our customers in February in advance of the arrival of the new 565MC iron model. At that time we put the remaining inventory of the 560MC on sale to the customers and the heads went quickly. So we have no inventory and all that is left are the nice memories of what was a really good, pioneering model since it was the very first time anyone had ever designed and made a forging with a full CNC machined back cavity to push the MOI up higher than was… Read more »

    rajdeep

    tried many irons, but these are by far the best, really gives you that confidence in the iron shots. the crispness in the shots are simply amazing. well done tom.

    Tom Wishon

    Thank you so much !!! VERY glad to hear you like them !

    michael donohoe

    thanks tom for the advice regarding the 771’s vs the 560mc’s.. i am playing with my friend eddie in the morning so i will discuss it with him on the golf course. happy golfing, keep up the good work michael donohoe..

    michael donohoe

    hi tom-having discussed and looked at your iron sets with my friend/golf fitter eddie we went for the 575mmc-5 to pw,beautiful irons.ihave played twice with them and have to say they are superb.thank you very much,michael donohoe,dublin,ireland.

    Tom Wishon

    Thank you Micheal for letting us know you made a decision and like the results !!! It’s a real honor to know that one of my designs is getting to play over there in Ireland in your hands !!!!
    TOM :>)

    MICHAEL DONOHOE

    hi tom- just writing to let you know i got my first hole in one with my 575mmc 6 iron recently- needless to say i was thrilled- they are without doubt the best irons i have ever played with in my 27 years of golf.thanks again for these masterpieces. michael donohoe

    Tom Wishon

    Michael: ABSOLUTELY SUPERB TO HEAR !! Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing your accomplishment with us ! I want you to know that no matter how much fun it is for me to create the head and shaft designs in my work, none of that is as enjoyable for me as being able to hear news like you shared with us today! That really makes me feel good that something I created is out there helping you to have a little more fun in this greatest of all games ! Thanks much and may there be more and more… Read more »

    michael donohoe

    hello tom -am the owner of 2 of your wedges built by my friend and custom fitter eddie meaney in dublin ireland.these are superb- looks/feel/spin.i play with snake eyes viper irons and recently lost 2.1 shots off my handicap to now play off 11.0. i would like your advice-i am considering changing to either 771’s or 560mc’s as i would love to get to single figures- any help would be appreciated.i play generally twice a week throughout the year on a links course- the island- close to dublin airport..yours sincerely michael donohoe

    Tom Wishon

    Michael: thanks very much for your note and for letting us know the wedges are behaving themselves for you !! That’s great to hear and thank you very much for the attention and the support. The decision between the 771 and the 560 really comes down to how much the player wants/needs more distance with the irons than what he has experienced before. The 771 are a high COR face design so the ball speed and distance is at least one club longer than the same number head in the 560 set. Players who don;t have that high of a… Read more »

    Ken Ainsworth

    Tom:
    Thanks for the reply and explanation. I like my 560MC very much so I’m hesitant to make a switch. I like the look of the 771’s and would like to try them and find the the reward for off centre hits appealing. Since you have tried both models is their a big difference in how they feel considering one is forged and the other cast. I don’t like to change the lofts on my clubs I like them to be what they are and to pay attention to what number club others are hitting.

    Tom Wishon

    KEN I hazard a guess to say I think I know the performance of both these iron models as well or better than anyone !! I am still playing with the very first set of 560MC heads ever made. Over the past year since I turned (cough) 65, I have lost about a half a club in my iron clubhead speed. So I have been thinking about whether it might be time to think about moving into the 771’s. In spending some time hitting the 771’s again, I can tell you that while there is no question the high COR… Read more »

    Ken Ainsworth

    Tom Wishon
    Ken:
    I have a set of 560MC irons which i really like and have been the most forgiving forged irons i have ever played I noticed that the 770 CSI irons which are a newer model than mine have stronger lofts which in theory should go farther. It seems like most of the newer irons have stronger lofts, has the technology changed so they can make the lofts stronger. My brother was hitting the ball further with his irons so I did some research and found that his irons were 3-4 stronger than mine.

    Tom Wishon

    KEN: I am well aware of the trend over the past 30 yrs for companies to lower lofts on their irons. I am also well aware of the appeal this has for most golfers – everyone loves to hit the ball longer with the same number of iron head even if they are aware of how this is being done through loft shrinkage. No one wants to admit or live with the reality that when they hit a 7 iron today for a shot that they used to hit an older 6 or even 5 iron of the past because… Read more »

    Darren Brown

    Greetings from Cape Town South Africa, yep even the golfers in South Africa have heard of Wishon Golf, I was advised to have a club fit, at that stage I was a 22 handicap with a 10 handicap swing in May 2015. I was advised to use the 560MC clubs with a KBS tour shaft 120g, it took a round or two to make a difference. I also reshafted my driver and 3 wood Accra DM MT-60 M3 and the F/w shaft identical to suit 3 wood. it has a great feel off the face and I love the sole… Read more »

    Peter

    2 months ago i visited Thomas Rosenberg for my first clubfitting. From the start i was very amazed by his profesionalism, we tried quite a few different setup combinations.At the end of the session The choice for me was simple the 560´s with the S2S Superlite steel shaft is the right one for me. The “feeling” i have with these iron is what ive been wanting for a very long time. Ive been playing with the set for about a month now, and im very pleased, with these irons im looking forward to my next golfshot regardless of it is… Read more »

    william

    i have recently purchased a set of your 560 mc irons. I am happy with the clubs and I have been hitting them good. I am wondering if these clubs have conventional lofts on them. I hit my 9 iron from 148 and flew it 155 from the fairway a week ago. Then yesterday from the tee on a par 3 I did the same thing. On both of these shots I had out 8 but didn’t want to go long. I am use to hitting my 9 about 135. My 8 150.

    Tom Wishon

    WILLIAM: The spec design lofts of the 560MC forged irons from the 3i to the AW in order are, 21, 24, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51. Since there is no standard whatsoever for loft in the golf industry, each company is free to choose whatever lofts they want for whichever head models they make. It is true that among most forged carbon steel iron models, the lofts are pretty close to these we choose for the 560’s. But there are forged iron models out there with lofts that are 1* lower than these and some with lofts that… Read more »

    Leif Nilsson

    Hi, i’m going to be fitted for a set of irons at Brejan, Stockholm Sweden now in April and considering 560 or 575 based on looks only… We’ll se what will suit me best at the actual fitting. Today i’m playing KZG Evolution. i’ve had them for 10 years and it’s time to put them at my summer house and purshase something new. When i look at the specs i see that 560 has weaker lofts compared too 575 and wonder why? When i look at the design it should be the other way around? I’m sure there is a… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    LEIF Thanks very much for your message and for having decided to work with Breit at Brejans for your custom fitting needs. Breit is without question, one of the very best and very most experienced clubfitter/clubmakers in the world and he will most definitely do a very, very good job in your fitting analysis and in making your new clubs perform as well as possible for you. The matter of the loft specs on the 560’s vs the 575’s is really one of being forced to stay with the trend in the industry over the past 30 yrs to set… Read more »

    Jonathan Hughes

    Picked up my set of Wishon 560MC’s in October last year. It has been a long tough slog with these. I made some drastic changes to my swing (playing a fade to a draw) a week or two before my fitting. Now with some further tinkering I am really hoping to maximise my game for the coming season. My pure strikes are far better than anything I have ever hit. Consistency is the key. I got a 5I – PW. Struggling to gap the irons though. High handicapper hybrids? From reading about the 335HL and the 775HS I am unsure… Read more »

    Mark G. Burmeister

    First, thanks for offering the 771 model in LH. If it were not for the offset, I would have ordered these by now. Just an observation I have made over the past fifty five years I have played this incredible game we call golf, but why in the world do manufacturers continue to put more than 1 mm of offset in clubs designed for players with handicaps under 10? It makes no sense to increase offset for players who’s miss is a hook. I do not ever remember playing with a single handicapper who sliced their irons…EVER! They may have… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    MARK: Thanks very much for offering your comments. I did design the 771CSI irons to be a super game improvement iron, and not to be a player’s iron. Of course I am aware that any golfer regardless of hdcp can play any iron he/she wishes. But since the golf industry likes to categorize head design styles, it is a fact that when you design an iron with a high COR and then do the face in a variable thickness construction to increase off center hit distance, those elements do put the design into the super game improvement category. Which then… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    We do tool the left hand model 771 in a #4 to PW.
    Thanks,
    TOM

    Larry

    A friend of my has the 560MC clubs. He loves them. His game has improved greatly and he does nothing but praises these clubs.
    A problem I see with the 560MC clubs, you can’t get them for left handed players.
    How can the game keep on growing when consumers cannot purchase the products. Nice growth and the game.
    Sincerely
    One concern left-handed player

    Tom Wishon

    LARRY I hear you loud and clear and as a designer with 29 yrs of experience, every year I lament the facts of life concerning left hand development costs vs the potential for left hand head demand. With investment cast clubheads, we can with our more popular cast models invest in left hand tooling dies and invest in the inventory to offer them. BUt in forged carbon steel iron heads, that’s really difficult because sadly the numbers just do not add up for us as a smaller, niche design and technology company. Forging dies cost around $6,000 per head number,… Read more »

    Larry Patterson

    Does the 560 forged iron set come in for left hand players?

    Tom Wishon

    LARRY I am very sorry to tell you that we do not offer the 560MC or any of our other forged iron models in left hand. We’re a small company and we do all of our own design work from scratch and the cost of the production forging dies is just greater than the volume we could possibly sell to make that investment to do the forgings in left hand. Production forging dies cost $6,000 per head number so to manufacture a set of 3-AW in left hand would represent an investment up front of $54,000. Minimum production runs for… Read more »

    Ed Smith

    Tom,
    I’ve read much of your design philosophy and that you prefer 4 degree loft spacing for irons. Why did you choose to use 4.5 spacing on the 9-pW-aw irons in the 560MC’s?

    Tom Wishon

    ED: The loft of the short irons and PW/AW all have to correspond to the loft of the sand wedge so as to try to make sure there won;t be an odd distance gap between any of the irons leading into the sand wedge. Since most sand wedges are 56* loft with a few at 55*, that pretty much locks in the loft of the sand wedge for most players. Thus when you work backwards from there to the lofts of the AW, PW, 9 iron and into the rest of the short irons, you do then need to be… Read more »

    Brett

    Tom, Here is a bit of feedbak on Fred and Tony from Perfect Lies in upstate NY from someone based on Sydney Australia of all things. The 560mc with the KBS Tour shaft are working a treat. Best Brett Having only started playing golf this year with an old set of cheap knock off clone clubs, I thought if I was going to play for the next 30+ years, I should get a fitting so I went to a trackman based fitter here in Sydney, Australia. The fitting itself was excellent, improved my distance and accuracy beyond my expectations. However,… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    BRETT:
    I had heard from Fred that you had corresponded with him to let him know how his fitting work for you had come along since you got home and were using the clubs. But thanks so much for letting us know here on our site that your work with Fred was pleasing in terms of the performance results!!! Keep it up because there are few things more enjoyable than being able to play this great game a little better than before !!
    TOM

    Hi Tom This review is long overdue. I’ll try and keep it as concise as possible. I bought the 560MC irons in 2011 and they are absolutely terrible. It’s ok, I’m kidding. Not unlike many golfers, I seem to get a two or three year “itch” which makes me want to buy new clubs even if I am fairly happy with what I have. Fortunately, I have always been suspicious of the BS that the OEMs feed us, and have avoided them for the most part. Instead, I have always been attracted to more obscure brands. In about 2008, I… Read more »

    Bill Brown

    Mr. Wishon I just wanted to Thank You for the best club purchasing experience of my life! Saw the 771 review in Golf Digest, went to your site, read up on the 771, loved the looks of the 560, used your locator to find a local club fitter and arranged a time with Ken Alterwitz. He showed up with both heads, a multitude of shafts, and state of the art swing analysis equipment. He did an excellent job of assessing the swing data, I made my choice of head, shaft, and grip, and a week later had my 560’s in… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    BILL:
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with the new 560MC set you were fit for by Ken. That’s more than great for us to be able to hear your reaction to the clubs and the smile on your face shines bright through your words! It’s great that you chose to work with Ken for your fitting needs because he is a very good example of what a good, professional clubfitter/clubmaker can be to help golfers find the right clubs for their game.
    TOM

    rocco racano

    built a pendulum balanced set of 560MC’s for myself (MOI/SW = constant throughout the set). Pendulum balanced sets require the same offset throughout the set; the 560mc’s nearly fit that criteria. Used it once and noted how much more accurate they were over all my previous sets. Loaned them to my cousin and haven’t seen them since. His GIR’s have nearly tripled; looks like I’ll have to build another set for myself

    Tom Wishon

    Rocco: That’s very interesting for sure. If you don;t mind, I would have a few questions if you would not mind answering to contact@wishongolf.com. If not, I understand. Did you use our old pendulum period counter piece of equipment that we developed for the first entree into MOI matching back in 2003-2004? Because to my knowledge that was about the only commercially available pendulum period counter available to do something like this. It’s totally OK to do that, I’m just curious if that’s what you used to do the pendulum period part of this. Also, I assume that you achieved… Read more »

    Christian Lippuner

    Dear Tom
    Ian Worsley made a true custom fitting and recommended the 560-irons to me. Last sunday I played my first round with the new set and I have just one comment: The Feeling ist absolutely fantastic. Thanks a lot Tom. Thank you Ian.
    Greetings form Switzerland
    Christian

    Tom Wishon

    Christian:
    thanks so very much for taking the time to let us know how your fitting with the new 560MC irons has been! We’re so pleased to hear that you like the feel and that you are enjoying the game a little more as a result! And to let you know, I still play the very first set of the 560 irons ever made and they still after all these years are my own personal favorite for my own game!
    TOM

    Luis

    Tom, In my process to TOMWISHONING (after the 919THI and the 775 hybrid) I am looking to at a set of irons. These 560 MC seem just amazing! The thing is that I am not sure if they are too difficult for me… I am 30 years old guy and started playing 3 years ago. My handicap is 25 but I am playing at a level below 20 and improving (3 lessons per month and lot of range sessions). My goal by the end of 2014 is to be under 18 and my PRO says it is almost sure I… Read more »

    Tom Wishon

    Luis Because the 560MC irons are made with a very deep cavity on the back, they are a design that most certainly could be played by a 20 something handicap player who is improving. No other forged iron has this deep of a cavity, so that means the MOI of the 560 is as high or higher than the MOI on many of the stainless steel cast irons that are always thought to be more of a game improvement model. The 560 is very much a game improvement iron design because of that deep machined back cavity. There would not… Read more »