Wishon Golf’s new 797HS hybrids offer a high COR face design with slightly stronger lofts to deliver more distance when used off the tee on tight holes or longer par-3 holes.
The 797HS is also designed with three weight bores to allow as much as a 27 gram increase to the headweight, allowing clubmakers to build to a wide variety of shorter custom lengths at normal swingweights to achieve much better control and consistency with little to no loss of distance. Designed with a slightly more narrow body shape with progressively taller face height, when set behind the ball the 797HS hybrids look incredibly easy to hit consistently high to achieve maximum carry distance.
- C455 high strength steel alloy face delivers higher COR for higher ball speed and greater distance.
- Unique 797HS head design combines a slightly more narrow body shape with slightly taller face height to offer a confident look behind the ball and less chance of hitting under the shot from fluffy rough.
- 33 to 35mm progressive face height combines with thicker sole section to offer a slightly higher CG to generate penetrating shot trajectory with adequate height, good for use off the tee on tight holes or long par-3 holes.
- Body and hosel are investment cast from 431 stainless with heat treatment to allow bending the hosel 2-3° for custom lie and face angle fitting needs.
- Industry standard hybrid lengths are as much as 2” longer than an iron with the same loft. The twin sole weight bores on the 797HS combine with the hosel weight bore to enable clubmakers to add as much as 27g to the headweight to allow assembly to shorter lengths for more control, consistency and proper distance to ensure proper distance gaps, down to the irons. Wishon Golf has proven hybrid lengths at or even shorter than an iron of the same loft will deliver more consistency and control without large distance gaps.
I am contemplating changing out my 3 and 4 irons for hybrids. I’m a little confused by the use of bulge and roll on a clubbed that is to replace in iron with a flat face. Can I continue to hit down and through taking a divot or should I adjust my swing to be more of a sweeping motion through the ball?
Chris Absolutely great question you asked and I am happy to have the chance to explain. Irons do not have bulge and roll because their shape is far more narrow than any hybrid. In other words, the distance from face to back on an iron is a lot shorter than the distance from face to back on a hybrid (or wood, or driver, clubs that also have bulge and roll). What that does is place the center of gravity very close to the face on an iron, but much farther back from the face on a hybrid (or wood/driver). And… Read more »
CHRIS I’m sorry, I forgot in all that diatribe of explanation to answer your question!!! (I can get carried away with explanations!!!) If you have the hybrid at the same length as the iron being replaced, play the ball in the same position in your stance. Don’t try to make any extra effort to hit down on it. Just use your regular swing and don’t think about it. The other factor in this is the shape of the hybrid’s leading edge. Hopefully the hybrid would have a decent amount of rounding/radius around the leading edge from face to sole so… Read more »
Hi Tom, I a big fan of your designs going back to Snake Eyes. I have a buddy who is still using one I built for him.
I have the 775hs #2, #3, #4, and #5. The 775hs #4 is my favorite go to club in my bag. However, they are looking a bit worn and my club head speed has slowed, so the #2 is ready for retirement. I’m sorely tempted by these 797hs beauties. Can you talk me off the ledge, or should I jump?
JIM Thanks so much for your interest in my work over the years. I really do appreciate that, very much! I was cleaning up some stuff the other day in my workshop office and tripped across a set of the Snake Eyes MC-01 forgings along with 3-4 of the wedges that I was able to design in the late 90s when Golfsmith had bought the name out of bankruptcy. It was fun re living that because I hadn’t seen any of the Snake Eyes stuff I designed for quite a while. 775 is and always has been a really good… Read more »