919THI DRIVERS

 

Wishon Golf’s Most Popular Driver Design in a Wide Variety of Custom Fitting Options

Features:

    • 919THI Drivers available in both conventional finish and a Black Oxide finish – all designed with Wishon’s unique bendable hosel

    • Variable Thickness Face with High MOI delivers the best off center hit performance in the game

    • All 919THI drivers undergo 6 separate face thickness QC checks during production to ensure the highest conforming smash factor

    • The 919THI is also available in a beautiful black oxide satin finish with a striking but subtle red top crown highlights for the most modern cosmetic appearance

    • Available in conventional finish version in RH 9°, 11°, 13° and 15.5°.  LH in 11°. Black Oxide version in RH in 9°, 11° and 13°

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Dave Pike
21 days ago

Tom, I was also wondering how cold temperatures affect the durability of golf clubs. Living in Colorado Springs I play a lot of golf in the winter, temps in the 30s on the low side but many days in the 40s-50s even up to the low 60s for short stretches possible. As long as the course is playable snow wise and it’s not too windy I usually don’t slow down my normal routine of playing at least 3 times a week. The discussion below on durability has me wondering if I’m significantly lowering the life expectancy of my 919 THI… Read more »

Dave Pike
21 days ago

Hi Tom, I have a 919THI I’ve had for 3 years now and a 519 SHPR I got last year. I have the S-Flex Red shaft in both and I absolutely LOVE the different characteristics of each. I was curious your thoughts on other material components for driver heads. Taylor Made just came out with the “Stealth” carbon faced driver with the “twist-face” design. I know this concept has been tried before in the past and I understand it is a complete marketing gimmick as the testing seems to indicate it doesn’t improve on last year’s model. I’ve seen you’ve… Read more »

Dave Pike
21 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Awesome! Love your clubs! Currently hitting the Sterling and I have an EQ1-NX 5i – LW set with Red S-Flex shafts on order with my friend and club fitter/maker Bill Nottingham so very much looking forward to that. Can’t wait to see what comes out next!

Dave

David A
1 month ago

Tom
Been using a 919THI that I was fit to a couple of years ago. During the fitting I was getting higher smash factor and more ball speed with the 919 compared to my gamer. Recently I converted my garage to a simulator room with a TrackMan 4 unit and land angle and spin with the 919THI is less consistent vs other drivers but smash is on avg higher. Spin is higher when I hit it low on the face.

Could it be the GRT roll doesn’t suit my 120mph swing?

Steve Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, Your comment about life expectancy has me thinking. I had a 919THI 11 degree for almost 10 years but a few weeks ago while playing, I noticed a 2 inch crack on the sole up by the face. I’m sure it had just happened. Is 10 years about typical for life expectancy for drivers?

Jeffrey Jenkins
3 months ago

Hi Tom,

I’m a huge fan and devotee of your club designs including irons (Sterling & 752TC), hybrids (785HF) and woods (929HS). I have a 919THI (16.5*) that doesn’t seem to look like your current design. Were the “old” 919THI’s made with a volume less than 460CC? Thanks!

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Ash(@ash)
3 months ago

Thank you for the email.

Its great to hear you are a fan of Tom’s designs, so thank you for that.

The 919 has always been 460cc to the best of my knowledge, the earlier model did have a slightly shorter hosel, so less of the chrome section.

Thanks,
Doug

Pat
4 months ago

Tom
I know your a strong proponent of playing the correct length driver. In my case shorter is better. 100 mph with driver. Cut a 45 inch at butt down to 42 and added 24 g to head weight. In theory will this work ? Also cut another to 43 and added 12g to head. Appreciate your thoughts. Pat

Pat
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Amen. Makes me want to start a company just selling 42-44 inch 460cc drivers. F-Squared or FairwayFinder. Any concerns about shaft stiffness, flex, kick point, etc. I started with 45 inches in Stiff and cut to 42. Would you recommend starting with Regular flex and then cutting ? Alternatively would you use 3 wood shaft ? If you built one from scratch how would you go about it ?

Will play with head weights. Initial range results encouraging. Will test on course tomorrow

David MacLean
4 months ago

Hi Tom

Just purchased the 919 driver 9 degree.

I was going to ask, can one open up the face angle. The clubhead sits a little closed for me.
Points a little left.

With the bendable hosel…?

Thanks Tom

Regards
David

Dave Pike
6 months ago

Tom,
Interested to hear your take on Bryson Dechambeau’s driver issues highlighted at the Open this week. Noting his club company’s response, from a a clubhead designer’s perspective, is it even possible to build a driver for a golfer who swings like Bryson?

Tom Sykes
7 months ago

Dear Tom. I’ve been using the EQ1-NX irons for a while and just can’t get consistency with the 9 iron or below. How “out” will the clubs be if these were made to regular shaft lengths for the 9, PW, GW and SW please. Could they still be usable. Thank you. Tom

Tom
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Many thanks indeed for your clear reply

Tom 2.7
7 months ago

Should i be getting a ping sound on striking a ball with a new 365 f way 3 I’ve just bought,
I have C.F. 555m irons and love them .
Tom 2.7

Tom Summerhays
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom 2.7

I love the sound of the 365 and it is a great value as well. One thing I have noticed is subtle difference in how it sounds depending on the use of the weight port on the bottom of the club. Each weight 2, 4, 6, and 9 gram and material, brass, tungsten change the sound a touch. I mostly use the hosel bore weight port for my builds, but occasionally use the bottom port. Hope that helps.

Gary M Thomas
7 months ago

Tom,
I’ve read that all things being equal a lower loft driver will have a higher smash factor than the same driver in a higher loft. Is this true? If I wanted a 919 head at 10* loft would I be better off Smash factor wise bending a 9* up to 10 * as opposed to an 11* bent down to 10*?

Gary M Thomas
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks

Gary Thomas
8 months ago

Is the 919THI more of a draw bias or fade bias in the standard face? I’m looking for something that is fade biased internally and then bend the face open a degree or two. Wasn’t the old 949MC fade biased? I had 3 of those.

Gary Thomas
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I’ll be all over that new driver head for sure

Diego
8 months ago
Reply to  Gary Thomas

Gary, can we talk about your 949?

Gary Thomas
8 months ago
Reply to  Diego

Sure? What do you want to know?

Diego
8 months ago
Reply to  Gary Thomas

Sorry, I’ve been a little busy. Tom says that 949MC is one of his best fairway wood designs. I’m intrigued but right now is hard to find one, also a little pricey for a club of that age. In your experience there’s a club similar to 949MC? I know all Tom’s designs are unique but maybe you can find a similarity of any kind. Thanks.

Kurt Pattison
9 months ago

Hey Tom, stoked to see you’re still making clubs. My Grandfather, Ken Pattison was a club maker in the early 2000s in Western Canada. I’m still playing with my 360cc 915CFE high launch driver to honor his memory but thinking it’s time to upgrade. Still driving 260yrds and keeping up with my friends and their name brand 460cc’s though.
Can’t beat your quality.

Any tidbits you can offer on what to expect when using a larger club head?

Thank you

mike R
10 months ago

tom
can we have a 919 bent by you? looking to get a 54* Lie angle driver head.
Please advise

Kurt Wagner
10 months ago

Tom, I recently purchased a set of single length EQ1-NX irons, and continuing to work with John Dranschak at Dead Solid Perfect Golf in Ohio to add a hybrid, 7 wood, and 4 wood (continuing to make use of the advice you gave me in a response from a couple months ago). I’ve been playing with the irons indoor for a month now and very excited about improved consistency from the single length concept, especially from the longer irons as I’m only 5’6″ and I feel like standard clubs do a poor job of accommodating shorter golfers. On that note,… Read more »

Nathan
10 months ago

Hi Tom,

Hope all is well.

Is the driver bending machine WITH the molded pads for your various wood designs still available? I know Golfmechanix sell that particular machine, however, the dams do not include prefabricated pads and must be made using hardening putty.

Is a new molded pad needed for each loft for a particular model or are the different lofted heads of the same model close enough to fit in the same mold?

Thanks,
Nathan

Juergen
1 year ago

Hi Tom, thanks for your detailed and wide answer, which shows me that you know your job and passion better than anyone else.
You are totally right. My driver has a shaft length which is compared to other driver at least 1.5 or 2 inch shorter. This gives me more accuracy but less length. Hope Covid-19 situation in Germany will allow me soon to visit Mike to get a fitting for a new 919 THI. I will let you know the results. Thanks and all the best
Juergen

Juergen
1 year ago

Hi Tom, I am interested in a new driver but still struggeling which one to choose. I have your clubs since 10 years, build and fitted from Mike McFadden and I am very happy with them. Mike is also my Pro since 10 years and he ist for me the best Pro I have ever had. My driver is your previous model before the 919 THI. I tried already some clubs, i.e. TM SIM, Ping G410, Titleist TSi3, TM M6. What they all had in common was that they were very consistent and forgiving and the carry distance was better… Read more »

Juergen
10 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, a couple of weeks ago, I went to Mike for a fitting. He built me a new 919 THI, black finish. The figures: same shaft length but less weight and only 10° and club face -1 closed. Last week I had the first time the chance to play with my new driver and what shall I say, it is really amazing: Less hight, more length, very straight and accuracy as I now often hit the center of the club face and even if I hit it on the toe I do not loose much length and the ball… Read more »

don granger
1 year ago

Have heard mention of new driver, any truth to this? if so when do you think information will be forth coming..any info would be appreciated. My 919tii is doing great love it
Thanks Don Granger

don granger
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

good to know you know it’s still a winner Don

7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom. Tony Hood here at TSH Golf in Cincinnati. I’ve been one of your clubmakers since you started Wishon Golf, and even before at Golfsmith. Just wondering ….if…..you were to design a new driver, would it have an adjustable tip? Would certainly be an inventory winner for clubmakers. But what is the sacrifice? Performance?
Thanks for all you’ve done for the industry and especially for the small shop clubmakers.
Tony

7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

HI Tom. Thanks so much for that very descriptive response. I have read your thoughts before on the rotating adapter sleeves and I follow what you’re saying. I had a customer mention to me the other day that you might be coming out with a design like that so I wanted to hear it from you directly. My current Golf Mechanix loft and lie machine will not clamp to bend the wood heads so I have order them from Diamond bent to order. But they do a great job and respond very quickly so it makes it hard for me… Read more »

Joe McManuis
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, looking forward to seeing your new driver design. I am hoping that although I love the looks of the Black Oxide finish that you also continue to offer the conventional finish, especially for the face of the driver. I understand it may not be possible or may not make economical sense, but one can only hope/dream. In any event looking forward to seeing all your new designs for 2022 and beyond.

Joe

Craig McMahon
1 year ago

Hi Tom, on the topic of shafts, I’ve been reading quite a bit recently on spining and flo’ing and thought there’s no one better to ask. I’ve got the 85g black shaft in my driver. Are you an advocate of flo’ing? There seems to be a bit of confliction regarding where the spine should be inserted into the head. Some say the 12 o clock position, others say it should point to the target and I’ve even seen a few say it should be set at 45°! Would really appreciate any info as I’m keen to do this through my… Read more »

Craig McMahon
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thanks so much for your detailed response. Very much appreciated. I had my driver shaft shaft flo’d with a laser recently and it was installed in the 12’o clock position so I’ll obviously have to move it. Many thanks, Craig

Phil
1 year ago

Hi Tom

I have a 919-HL-13 driver with a Wishon Blue Stiff shaft built to a 44′ playing length.

The shaft has a 46′ raw length with a 23.75 balance point.

What does butt trimming the shaft to get to 44′ playing length do to the balance point?

Since the weight comes off the butt side of the shaft I am guessing that the balance point moves lower.

My reason for asking is that I plan on ordering your new driver when it comes to market but I may look at a different weight Wishon shaft.

Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom

Thank you for your insight with regards to shaft specs.

I will be sitting down with Rick McKinney in Woodstock, Ontario over the next few months to select the shaft options that will optimize my Wishon driver performance.

Johan
1 year ago

Tom
I just got the 919 driver this season and I love it! I was curious though to know if the black oxide comes in 9 degrees as well. I was told it was only available in 11 and 13. Here on the website it also says 9. I wanted the black oxide version but still like my driver.

Johan
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

No worries. I just got confused because it says here on the website the black version is available in 9 degrees. Just a typo I assume.

Phillip Allard
1 year ago

Tom: I want to give Kudos to Bill Wietzel.(from the greater Cincinnati area), who I have known for many years. I am now a very satisfied owner of the 919THI driver. Bill definitely has the passion for club fitting and his 20 plus years in the club fitting industry gave me confidence as we worked together to find the best solution for a new Driver. I am 60 years old and play to a 3 handicap and when I completed the driver fitting I knew exactly why this club selection was the correct choice for me. He is dedicated to… Read more »

John Stonier
1 year ago

Tom, Been a fan of yours since the mid 90’s, back in the Golfsmith days. Congratulations on semi retirement but we sure miss Wishon Golf being here in the states (although Diamond is great to carry on the legacy). The 919 THI is a very nice driver head design, great traditional look, and the bendable hosel is a fantastic design, definitely the best hosel design in the industry. The only thing I don’t like about it is the sound, but that’s strictly a personal thing. The rumor is you’re working on a new driver design. If so I’d like to… Read more »

Don granger
1 year ago

Tom Had my irons and woods fit by Marc Hocutt in cathedral city Ca he is no longer doing fitting. Has someone else in the desert started doing fitting with wishon,,have your 919tii 3 driving wood and 5 wood 870 irons have loved them might be time to get some different shafts I am willing to spend the money to try. But will need a fitter.

granger don
1 year ago

Tom have 919 s2s white shafts 11 loft do you have any shafts that might give me a little more distance? 78 years old swing speed about 85 to 90

Tariq OSMANY
1 year ago
Reply to  granger don

Hi Don,
I’m 75 and believe me your SS is probably nearer 70. I’m using the Blue shaft in A flex and am very happy with flight and distance.

Don granger
1 year ago
Reply to  Tariq OSMANY

Had SS measured within last 6 months and it is 85 to 90 my average drive Apx flight and add another 20 or more for roll out. My launch is not steep but mid flight