A classic players’ shape with CG position designed to shape the ball with more precision
- New 415cc swept back head shape profile with more forward and slightly higher CG to enhance ability to work the ball in a trajectory that is more commensurate with a penetrating, lower spin shot pattern
- All 519SHPR drivers undergo six separate face thickness QC check during production to ensure the most consistent and highest CT and smash factor
- The front sole area of the 519SHPR is designed with less face to back radius to allow easier measurement of head specifications for fitting accuracy
- Finished in all Black Oxide with Cool Matte Black Crown. Available in RH in 9° and 11°.
Hello wishon team, any news on when the 719 driver will be available?? Best looking driver out there👌
Thank you very much for your kind comment about the 719. I just heard this morning that the 719 is in stock and ready to ship to fill orders as of May 15.
Well that is great news hopefully we’ll see it there by end of day Stateside, or in the morning. Many of my clients will rejoice.
Wishon team at what length are the 919 and 519 Drivers designed for and at that length what would swing weight be??
Scott Spec head weight on all my driver heads is 202g with the usual +/- tolerance of 2 grams. 202g + 65g shaft + 50g grip at 44.5″ is D0. Every head has a hosel weight bore for final swingweight needs located under the bottom of the shafting bore that can accept up to a 9g weight. We offer weights in 2g, 4g, 6g and 9g. You can as well if preferred us a tip weight as well if you prefer that. So with the 202g head weight and the hosel weight bore you can go to 44″ or even… Read more »
Thanks Tom, I have my drivers at 43-1/2 so if we do 202head 65 shaft and 25gram Winn mid sized grip what will swing weight be? I am a short person 5′ 4″ if I go with the 519 would the 11 degree loft be a good fit given all the shaft specs are a 2 in your fitting system S2S white regular.
202g + 43.5″ + 65g shaft and 25g grip would be around D0-D1 swingweight. I have a nifty little swingweight calculator on an Excel spreadsheet that you might find helpful so if you want, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be glad to attach the file to a response back to you.
Thanks Tom also with me being 5’4″ would the 11* degree loft be better and would you tip trim the shaft 1″ due to 43-1/2 long club. Again thanks for your help
Scott No tip trim necessary on the shaft for a driver at 43.5″. The shorter length slightly stiffens up the shaft but the additional head weight required to reach a normal swingweight at that shorter length then reverses the slight increase in stiffness from the shorter length. I can’t say for sure what loft would be optimal because that is based on clubhead speed and angle of attack into the ball. It’s hard to match a clubhead speed to a loft because the A of A plays an equally important role. Downward A of A always means more loft than… Read more »
Tom will adding the 9 gram weight in hosel bore cause the club to be draw biased
NO, no way. That is not nearly enough weight in the heel side of the head to move the CG enough to bring about any draw bias shot shape, even for a tour player type of ball striker. Draw bias only begins for the majority of golfers when there is >20g put well over in the heel side of the head.
Hi Tom Thank you for the Answer. I ask you for a short one, but it seems that the short has to be replaced with a long one. It seems also that on my upper Floor some Synapse are out of operation. I have understand that to bend the Lie you do it on the 12 to 6 o’clock Line. When you bend on the 3 to 9 o’clock Line, you are modifying the Loft with an influence of the Face angle. That’s my Comprehension of this kind of bending. Please tell me (it may be a longer Answer) what’s… Read more »
Norbert Happy to help with more info! The reason that the 3-9 o’clock bend changes loft in an IRON is because we golfers always PLACE the iron down behind the ball with the face positioned square to our intended target line. But with a driver, wood or hybrid, which all have a far wider sole than an iron, most golfers address the ball for a shot by resting the head on its sole behind the ball, as we take the grip and begin to prepare to hit the shot. When you do that, a 3-9 o’clock bend changes the face… Read more »
I’m in the Fitting Business since some Years, but now i’m a little disappointed. In the technical Description of the 519SHPR you tell us the Bending Options with +/- 4° for Lie/Face Angle. It’s clear that Bendind the Lie would be simple. But what about Bending the Face Angle? May be I haven’t clearly understand this information.
Thank you for a short Answer.
Norbert Me? Tom Wishon, a short answer to any technical question??? HA! (I’m just joking!) When you look at the hosel on the 519 or 919 driver heads, think of a clock with 12 o’clock at the top, 6 at the bottom, 9 to the left and 3 o’clock to the right. When you bend the hosel in the 12 to 6 direction, you bend the lie only. When you bend the hosel in the 3 to 9 direction, you bend the face angle only. You see the face angle change from a 3-9 bend when you rest the head… Read more »
Hi Tom, I have a question on lie angle and length. I presently play a Cobra Speedzone drive at 43.5″ in length and lie angle of 57.5. If I was to play one of your drivers which lie angle can be adjusted could I effectively play a longer driver? My thought is that if the lie angle was flattened I could lengthen the shaft and the toe up position of the driver would be the same and then the dynamic lie angle when swung would also be close to the same. This would potentially allow me to play a longer… Read more »
Dennis It is true for most golfers that as the driver is longer in length it needs to be flatter in lie to fit the golfer properly. Or at least to enable the driver to come closer to sitting more on its sole than deep on its heel. Still, you do need to remember that in the address position the driver should sit visibly toward its heel so that the normal downward droop bending of the shaft that happens during the force of the swing can then cause the head to travel through impact more with its sole parallel to… Read more »
Hi Tom, I have a COG question. If you are looking at the 519 face on, where exactly would the cog be in relation to the W on the face? You could also give the height in mm if you have that available. Thanks!
For the 519, the projected point of the CG on the face would be about 3mm just below the top line on the middle of the TW logo on the face, or about 33.5mm up from the sole. Hope this helps,
The face area on the 519shpr is higher than the 919thi according to specs. So is it really any less forgiving?? It just seems to be not as deep so likely to launch lower and with less spin.
The lower with less spin was the intent of the 519 vs the 919 because the face is not as deep and the head is not as tall or as large as the 919.
Eight years ago, I had my clubs made by Tim Mosel in Denville, NJ. Tim put me in a full set of clubs, including a 919THI driver. In that time, my handicap has dropped from 14 to 6. The next step in improving my game is to shape shots, so I’m considering switching to the 519SHPR driver. With the smaller head and lower MOI, is the 519 much more difficult to hit? Will I lose much more distance on off-center hits compared with the 919THI that I am currently using? What is the feedback you have received from other users? Thank you for your… Read more »
Chris being smaller, the MOI and from it, the off center hit forgiveness, is a little bit less in the 519 than in the 919. Just because the 919 is larger does not mean you can’t shape the ball with it. Tons of players who are good enough to alter their swing motion enough to work the ball one way or the other can do so just fine with the 919. I’d work first with the 919 with whatever techniques you are planning to try to create the intentional draw and fade rather than to jump right away into the… Read more »
Wow! Thank you for such a quick reply and the advice. I will take that route and experiment over the rest of the season.
Hi Tom, I recently had my trusted club fitter and good friend, Bill Nottingham (Colorado Springs– he does an amazing job fitting folks with your products) on my request take my 9.5* 919THI and re-shaft it with a 45.5″ S2S RED shaft S flex (previous shaft was a Black 85 X flex 44.5″) and he also built me a new 519SHPR which I wanted at 11* and a little shorter at 44.5″ with the same Red Shaft. My thought was that as my swing has evolved and I can shape the ball better now, (I went from a 17 to… Read more »
DAVE Thanks so much for taking your time to share your experiences in your fitting with Bill in such detail. First off I have known and corresponded with Bill a lot in the past about tech issues so I know he is knowledgeable and having been involved in fitting for a while now, his experience is very good. Experience in fitting is critical for success, almost even moreso than knowledge. First off, on any matter of shot height that is to be analyzed deeply, one has to know the EXACT loft of both heads AND, to know the exact bend… Read more »
Thanks Tom. Bill hand selected the lofts so hopefully they are tighter tolerance. I know the 919 says 9* but is actually a 9.5* and the 11* was hand selected for 11.5* as we had talked about that prior to him ordering etc. In terms of feel the MOI match Bill did seems spot on. If I close my eyes I’d have a hard time knowing which is which. Both bend profiles feel very similar as well despite the 519 shaft being an inch shorter. So since we can mostly rule out loft tolerances it seems the CG difference must… Read more »
DAVE: Actually the best news is that you have TWO drivers that you are happy with! Many players search their entire lives for a driver they can hit reasonably well! And it’s pretty nice for me to be able to know that you have two of my “kids” that are behaving themselves for you!! HA! Down here we have some decent tracks. Here in Durango, The Glacier Club is really nice tucked right in the mtns below some imposing cliffs. They have 36 there with 18 being super private but perhaps your pro could call to get you on. Their… Read more »
Trying to buy one of these drivers? Do you sell direct from website?
ZACH No we do not sell direct. That’s because we are all about custom fitting to the Nth degree, which means you need to be custom fit in person by a clubmaker with the proper experience and knowledge who can build what you want from scratch to fit you. To see if there is a fitter in reasonable proximity to you, head to the FIND A CLUBFITTER link found at the top of the home page on our website. There you can put in your location and see if there is a decent fitter that is reasonably close to you.… Read more »
Hi Tom, I am working with a remote fitter and trying to choose the appropriate lie angle for my 519 driver. I play my 3 wood at 56 degrees and 43 inches. I would like my driver to be 44 inches. What I don’t understand is why drivers are typically manufactured and suggested to be played in the 58-60 degree lie angle range. I had a design expert once explain that it had to do with the cog of modern 400cc plus drivers being much farther away from the shaft centerline/plane than small headed drivers and fairway woods. However, no… Read more »
BEN The reason that drivers tend to have lies between 58-60 is because the driver shaft bends DOWNWARD much more during the downswing in what is called a droop bending. This droop bending of the shaft happens because, 1) the driver is longest in length which makes the shaft able to be bent more; 2) the driver head’s cog is not in line with the shaft so under the force of the downswing, the cog wants to get in line with the shaft so it causes the head to elicit a downward (and forward) bending influence on the shaft. With… Read more »
Tom, Having built and played just about everything you’ve designed I can say the 519 is a winner and , for me anyway, the best Wishon driver yet. It delivered the lower launch and spin I have been seeking when matched to the Black S2S 85 @ 44.5″. It displaced a new TM driver with Aldila Rogue MSI low launch low spin shaft which costs hundreds more than the Black S2S 85. The club has definitely improved shot consistency and trajectory which has even delivered a few extra yards in distance – not a major gain but nice byproduct of… Read more »
BEN That’s great to hear that you put the 519 up there in the #1 position and that with the Black 85 you are getting the shot characteristics that you need to have. May I add that it is always a thrill when I get to hear that one of my designs has put one of the big boys’ models on the bench!! Trying to achieve a little lower launch and flight was the goal of the 519 design project and it is great to hear that it is working for you. Thanks again and the very best to you… Read more »
Ben I was trying to get some feedback on the 519 . I am trying to choose between the 919 and 519. How have you been hitting it? What distances?
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About 10 months ago you made a comment below that depending how the year went a 13 degree 519 may become avaliable . I understand it’s been a crazy year but is a 13 degree in the pipeline?
Peter To say that it has been a crazy year is most definitely an understatement!! We were basically shut down for 2+ months and then went through a higher demand period from May through October than we have ever seen before. All the factories that make every company’s clubheads are WAY BEHIND in their lead times so trying to get enough of the heads you need in your models is more difficult than it has ever been in my 34 yrs of designing clubheads. The shortest lead time for clubhead production is 150 days and some factories are running 225… Read more »
have 919 and what would be the main difference
DON Since I know you are asking for the sake of thinking about distance, I will be honest. You won’t get more distance from the 519 over the 919 you have. And being a little smaller head, the 519 does not have as high of an MOI so your off center hits with the 519 would not go as far as they will off the 919 with its higher MOI from being larger. The 519 was designed for players who wanted a little bit smaller size head and a head that they feel they can work the ball a little… Read more »
Hi Tom, I have some questions about MOI of drivers. The 519 is listed at 4750. I like to play my clubs with unusually heavy headweight and swingweights. For woods of typical standard lengths and shaft weights, I usually end up with a swingweight of of E1. Most of my drivers I add 20-25 grams of weight to the head using either hot melt, foam, poly fill, or combination of each. Could you tell me approximately how this would impact the MOI if I add the weight in such a manner that does not alter the COG or other impactful… Read more »
BEN Years ago we did the calculations for the effect of adding head weight on the MOI of the 919 driver. We found that for each single gram added to the hosel weight bore the MOI increased by 32. Now this also is greatly affected by WHERE on the head you add weight. A gram of weight added to the middle area of a head won’t increase the MOI nearly as much as when a gram of weight is added to the perimeter areas of a head. So if you added weight to any driver head by say, injecting sticky… Read more »
Hello Tom, it’s almost time for my fitting with the new EQ1-NX irons from Diamond Golf.
I’m looking at getting a new driver which one of your drivers is the most forgiving for off-center hits. I’m hitting the Titleist 917 D2 right now
No question, the 919THI is the most forgiving driver design in the current product line. It’s been the mainstay driver model and retains really good popularity and demand even though it has been in the line for at least ten years. It just stands as the best driver model I have ever designed in my career and IMO will never be exceeded by any driver model from any place.
Tom is your new face on the 519SHPR comparable to the twist faces of the OEM companies without being adjustable. Larger variable face area than your 919?
No, the face in the 519 is designed and made with 13″ bulge radius all the way from top of the face to bottom of face and it is made with a 20″ roll radius from toe to heel across the face. To my knowledge the twist face changes the bulge and roll at different positions on the face surface. I see no purpose in that as a way to do anything positive to performance.
Which builders south of Atlanta (Fayetteville/Peachtree City or general-metro) use your clubs.
I want workability. I don’t have much issue getting the ball up, but I do wonder as I transition more to a Hogan/Snead type of impact that my AOA will decrease, and that having a higher launch driver might help? What do you think?
MIKE There are about 6 clubmakers in the general area around Atlanta that work with my designs. If you head to the FIND A CLUBFITTER search tool with the link found on the top of our home page, you can input your location and find the ones that are closest to you. I might recommend you contact Al Humphrey among the clubmakers you will find on our locator – I was just corresponding with Al today in fact and I believe he would do a very thorough job for you. One thing though – the ability to work the ball… Read more »
After using the 519SHPR after about 10 rounds of golf now I feel like it’s a good time to write a review because it has been the straightest driver I have used! After getting used to the slightly smaller head (took 1 round of golf) I have so much confidence in hitting the 519SHPR that it feel almost automatic when I step up on the tee. My FIR has gone from just under 7/14 to 10/14 for the last 10 rounds. The ball goes just as far as before if not further, on some occasions when struck a bit higher… Read more »
Hi Tom, I’d like to offer some feedback regarding my trial of the new 519SHPR driver. I live in Melbourne, Australia and am fortunate to have met Geoff Waldon, an exquisite club-maker of Wishon equipment and a great friend and teacher. Geoff built a 11 degree head with standard lie and loft and fitted with two different shafts. Firstly we trialed a Graphite design Tour AD Di 6s shaft and then a Wishon Blue 55S shaft. All drivers built to 44.5inches. I compared the performance of the 519SHPR head to a Wishon 919THI 10.5 deg (GD ADDi6s) and current Callaway… Read more »
GEORGE Many thanks for taking the time to stop by and offer to share your experiences with your newly fit 519SHPR driver. By all means the very best decision you made was to work with Geoff. I’ve known him for a very long time in the golf clubmaking business and I do believe that there is no one else in OZ who is as good or as knowledgeable as him when it comes to clubfitting and clubmaking. For me when I hear or think that a golfer is going to work with Geoff for any of his fitting needs, I… Read more »
Tom, does the 519 have Graduated Roll Technology?
Yes, for sure the 519 has a GRT vertical face design. You can be sure that EVERY driver, wood and hybrid will have that for as long as there are Wishon clubhead designs because it is without question superior to normal vertical roll radius for consistent launch angle and shot shape.
Would the 919 make a great head for Longball competition?
I designed the 919THI driver heads so they would have a high clubhead speed ceiling of 125mph. THey’ll likely be fine at a few mph over that but not much. To me, designing a head so it could survive at 130-135, 140+mph makes it not perform as well for the many millions with clubhead speeds way under that. So no, if the long driver were up over 125mph I would not recommend using one of the 919’s.
Hi Tom, I am enamored my your new design. If I would like to add hotmelt to the inside section of the crown, do you think it would be acceptable to create a port on the sole of the club. My thinking is a traditional sized port to provide direct access to the crown.
BEN I am not a fan of drilling holes of any sort through any outer surface of a driver or wood head other than the sole. And even then if you do that to inject sticky glue, you have a heck of a time trying to cover that hole permanently in a way that won’t eventually cause a rattle inside the head. Holes on the crown or sides, no way. Best access to our heads for sticky glue injection would be through the bottom of the hosel weight bore. In all my driver, wood, hybrid heads with hosel weight bores,… Read more »
Might a 13.5 or higher loft be contemplated for those of us over 70 that need the higher loft. Or do I work with custom select to get up to a 12 degree loft
DAVID Even in the 919THI driver model, we started with the introduction of the 9* and 11* models and then waited to see if the demand would be enough to merit being able to expand the loft models. Same thing with the 519. We’ll watch how they go as the season unfolds this year and if it looks like the model is doing well with the 9 and 11 models, then we would do the 13 next. Until then, it would be possible to ask for a hand select from the 11* models to see if one at 12* could… Read more »
Hi Tom, Can the head be bent to a higher loft, say 13 degrees?
BOB It is a very very confusing matter to explain this because there is SO MUCH MISINFORMATION out there which clouds this matter a lot. You cannot bend loft on a driver or wood as long as you sole the head in the address position. If you rest the driver/wood on the ground as part of your address position moves, the bend of the hosel toward or away from the target will change the face angle NOT THE LOFT. ONLY if you hover the club off the ground while ALWAYS holding the face square to the target line will a… Read more »
Tom if I was to build your new 519 driver in a shorter length 43” with your black shaft, would the 85g or 65g be a better choice? My swing is much more aggressive and repeatable using your old inerflexx 70g on a 929 4W at 42” Which I hit well on tee. I just want what everyone wants more distance and the best forgiveness off the tee. Really excited on the face thickness that will help on off center strikes.
Hope your holiday season is grand, and can’t wait for new surprises in 2020 TW line. Happy New Year.
GARY Being able to recommend a difference of 20g in the weight of a wood shaft is very difficult to do with any level of precision through long distance. A 20g weight difference in a shaft can very easily be “hidden” to a golfer by how the swingweight is made in the club. Build the 65g club with a little higher than avg swingweight and the presence of a little heavier head weight feel will hide the fact the shaft is 20g lighter than a club with an 85g shaft that has a more normal swingweight. Typically the way the… Read more »