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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Tom Hawkins
4 days ago

Does the 919 THI need a collard ferrule?

Tom Hawkins
3 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom:
I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Answer is very helpful. God bless you.

Scott Crutchfield
1 month ago

Tom I have a 460 949 Driver, a 525 Driver, and one of your original 919 Drivers which I gave my son. I am struggling driving the ball after a couple of years away from the game. Would their be any considerable advantage to getting a 919 THI closer to my specs vs the 949 and the 525 I already play sometimes? I got a head from Maltby and can kill it, but it is constantly open and I hit it all over the course! Thanks for the help in advance!!

stephane
1 month ago

Hi Tom ,

i have a set of sterling(5I to SW) plus fairway woods 929HS 3&5 in lefthand.
I am looking now for a driver from your compagny .I m interested in your 919THI 11deg
I called Arnaud Maurin in France ( i am french :)but he told me that he is not doing lefthanded club anymore . What could you please recommend.
Thank you for your help.
Stephane

Stephane
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tank you for your answer.Should i understand that driver are avalaible in left hand?.

Jeff Wright
1 month ago

Hi Tom

I’ve had a complete set (forged cavity back irons and 919 fairways and driver) that I had made maybe 7 years ago. My old 919 driver broke at the hosel yesterday (cracked where the hosel meets the head). How do the current 919 heads compare to the one I had? I know you can’t answer but do you think the shaft could be reused and just a new head expoxyd on? I had the whole set matched and I’d love it if the club felt the same as the old ones.

John Colley
1 month ago

Hello Tom I’ve followed you from afar for some years now ever since I saw ‘so you think you play the same clubs as the pros” Your ideas for the club or recreational golfer are so great in helping people understand what they are striving for but follow the wrong path quite often in trying to achieve it, so good on you for educating us. My old mate Bobby hit his 5 wood further and straighter than his driver I had to send him links from your guides as to why, I tried and finally gained a Cobra ladies head… Read more »

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GERRY Burke
2 months ago

Hi what have you available in offset drivers

Joe
2 months ago

Hello Tom,

I am not new to golf but I do not play often maybe a couple rounds a year. My 16yr old son is pretty good for being a recreational player. HE has taken an interest and we are making plans to play. Should we both get fitted for a driver or is that overkill? I have always struggled off the tee.

Steve
3 months ago

Tom, I have your hybrid, e wood and 4 wood and you mentioned sand blasting the face in f the driver. Could I do the same with the hybrid? It doesn’t seem to spin enough either. Also, could I sand it with paper instead of sandblasting?

Steve
3 months ago

Tom, I have preordered a set of the EQs. I love the Wishon shaft in my sterlings, should I order the same shaft in the EQs?

Steve Poe
3 months ago

Tom, I had another question about the driver. I have a 919 but I am finding that i am such a low spinner of the golf ball that my off center hits tend to knuckleball out of the air and hook like crazy. i own a GC2 with HMT and know my numbers very well. i am finding that at 110mph club speed that if i miss the center by as little as 1/2″ toward the toe that even with a slightly open face to path relationship, i hit these 1400 and less rpm spin balls that hook off the… Read more »

Steve
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I wasn’t sure my last response posted. Here are two typical drives

Aoa. 7.1 up
Path. 3.2 in to out
Face to path .5 closed
Dyn loft. 16.2
Launch 14.8
Spin 1374
Side spin 661
Start line .7 left
Hooked 47 yards
Carried 259
27 degree decent angle

The one above is my nemesis

Shot 2

7.1 AOA
3.1 path
3 face
19.9 DL
18.8 launch
4.8 start line
1588 spin
192 side spin
Finished 10yds right slight draw
Carried 270
39 degree decent angle

One ends up perfect and one hooks off the planet and neither have any spin

Steve Poe
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I don’t know the actual driver loft other than it is stated at 9. (Taylormade aeroburner) My impact positions are very similar in look to Dustin Johnson and the club head is “not” passing my hands. Flipping it is not one of my issues LOL :). However, i do hit up on the ball trying to gain carry distance. My launch monitor is a Foresight GC2 with HMT. i am a 4 handicap and my driver swing speed is 108. The dynamic loft number i gave you for both swings is measured by the GC2 and should be the actual… Read more »

Steve Poe
4 months ago

Tom, do you have any feel for when you may release the info or your new single length design? I am currently playing the sterling iron you designed and love it.

anxious to see whats next 🙂

Ildefonso Aguilar
4 months ago

Hello, I have a driver 5 fairwood and 3 rescue from Wishon Golf, Also the 515 iron set. Recently My swing has changed with the time, so I took the irons tho a local club smith and had the irons flattened 4 degrees. They work perfect now. My question now, if it is possible to flatten the woos too. I would like to have them flatted 2 degrees. What do you recommend? Thanks

Ollie Cavers
5 months ago

I can’t find the price of anything anywhere

Scott Jennings
5 months ago

Hi Tom.
I’m still using your 870 ti irons.I fitted them with Precision rifle 5.0 shafts with midsize grips.To me,nothing comes close to the feel you get with these,and distance is brilliant.A real credit to your craftsmanship.Thanks.

Dennis
9 months ago

Tom- New to your site and enjoying it immensely. Is there a practical limit to how short your 919THI driver can be built and still “perform” both in terms of distance and feel (recognizing that factors such as shaft and grip weights, swing speed, etc. impact things)? In effect, at some shortened length, would the driver likely be inferior to a strong 3-wood properly fit, for example? I’m 67 with diminishing club head speed and trending away from my low to mid single digit historical handicap range! Playing forward tees these days and enjoying the game more! FYI: I intend… Read more »

Dennis
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thanks so much for your rapid and enlightening response. I may just follow your lead and replicate your 12-club setup, possibly with the only variation being a 7-wood (21*?) instead of the 21* hybrid. May have some shaft questions for you next! In meantime, I am binge-reading your one-of-a-kind web site.

Dave J
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

You have my order for the book already.
I’m a short ass, at 1,66cm,,, 56yrs old, play off anywhere between a 2 to 4 hc , because I chip as good as any pro,,my nick name (ole chip & 1 putt) – my question, as you on shaft length,,,does a shorter person require a shorter shaft ? I play standard clubs, just had the lie angles adjusted on my irons about 2 years back,, they forged.
My driver swing speed 98 to 102 mph.

Nathan
9 months ago

Hi Tom.

I was hoping you could explain the difference between an investment cast titanium driver vs. a forged one and if can the face of a driver can be cast? Which one is more precise and of higher quality? In the real world is there any difference in performance?

Which method of construction did you choose for the 919?

Thanks!

Walter
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan

What I want to know is when is Tom going to start using “AI” and wind tunnels to develop his next SUPER driver head, isn’t that the wave of the future, lol…I’m just kidding of course and putting a dig into the ribs of the Callaway and TMs of the world. Actually on a good note (if you can call it that) I heard in the wind about some of these manufactures may be going back to glued hosel/shafts in the near future, hmmm, wonder why that would be. So what’s old is new again………….I wonder if “AI” led them… Read more »

Vince
9 months ago

Hello Tom, I am 62 and have a 15,5 HLP with a S2S Blue 45 at 43,5 inches. When I began to use it I was 24 of index and now I am 16.5. My carry was 155 yards, it is now 170 yards. And my trajectories are very high. Could I get 10-20 extra yards with a new shaft (S2S White, etc. ) or do I have to change the driver (13,5 ?) Thank you

Phil Heal
10 months ago

Hi Tom
Can you tell me how far back the COG is on a 919THI driver. I ask as I have an M3 which spins too much unless I slide the weights to the very front.
Thank you in advance, Phil

Julian
1 year ago

Hi Tom,

is this clubhead suitable for a high swing speed high spin player?

Thanks,
Julian

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  Julian

JULIAN The 919 passes air cannon durability testing easily for a 120mph clubhead speedbut if you are up at 125 and higher then you have to expect that the head is approaching its upper limit of normal durability and would/could fatigue over the course of a year to two. Spin wise I have always felt the 919 performed better than most any other driver for higher speed players because of its GRT face design. Pretty much every company uses a vertical face roll radius of 10″ to 12″, with maybe a couple at 14″. I use a 20″ vertical face… Read more »

Eric B
1 year ago

Hi Tom, thank you for the reply to my earlier post! No harm in the delayed response, i hope you were on vacation! Thank for for the information as well as the possible shaft recommendations. I do believe the shaft was the “firm” version, however I will check with my club fitter/builder (Tim Mosel). I will ask him about the S2S white (I have only tried you S2S black shaft). I will also give the 43.5 in shaft a try as well. One more question I have is, I was fit into a 12 degree driver for optimal distance. This… Read more »

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric B

ERIC Yes it was a vacation, which now that I am semi retired, I am hooked on and need more and more of!! HA ! As long as they include golf, and as long as I don’t play badly too ! Since you said you have a 108mph clubhead speed, I can’t imagine you ever wanting to try a driver loft as high as 16*. That would only be applicable if you hit 3w off the tee on a tight hole. For an actual full out first string driver I would think you’d lose distance with the 16* bigly, even… Read more »

Eric B
1 year ago

Hi Tom, love your products! Had a question regarding shafts for this club. I am working with a club fitter in my area and trying to come up with the right build. I’ve Never and still can’t accurately play a longer shafted driver so I tried the following build and loved it: 919 head Matrix studio 84 shaft at 42.5 inches, approx 265 cpm. Not sure how it was tipped but I could get that info if necessary 16 degree loft Unsure of face angle Well the studio 84 shaft is no longer available and I got along great with… Read more »

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric B

ERIC Sorry for the delay in responding as I was out of town for about a week and a half. I enjoy doing the responses to help golfers so no one else was covering for me on the comments responses while I was gone. Hope that it did not inconvenience you too much. In searching our data base of shaft bend profiles, the only Matrix Studio 84 shaft we have in the DB is the Studio 84 in the Firm flex. If that is in fact the actual one you have in your driver, the software shows that these other… Read more »

John
1 year ago

Tom what happened to the 519SHPR.. did it ever get released. Was there a delay? Thanks for info. Just a fan always interested in your designs. Thanks

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  John

JOHN Launching a new clubhead is not something we take lightly here at Wishon Golf. Due to production issues with the samples and first batches of clubheads which arrived here at Diamond Golf HQ in early Spring, we have decided to delay the launch. The main issue was with the strength of lofts, which would make on-spec handpicking a real problem. There were also quality issues which left us no option but to halt launching to our customers who, as we know, demand a quality product from Wishon Golf. So we have gone back to the factory to work on… Read more »

Walter Sexsmith
1 year ago
Reply to  John

That’s okay it will give me the time to try out the new THi 919 driver and the F/D before I decide to try the new driver head. So far they’re the best I have ever tried. But please do let us know when the new head is ready for release.

Tom Wishon
1 year ago

Walter

We’ll inform everyone by email and the website will announce it as well. Thanks much,
TOM

Dallas
1 year ago

Hi Tom, I am demoing a 919 THI driver right now in LH at 11 degrees. Is there any way I can tweak that loft down to about 9.5 degrees? Is that a possibility? I have the Sterling Irons (which I love) now I just want to complete the set, but that 11 degrees is a tad high. Thank you.
Dallas

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  Dallas

Dallas Not conveniently, but it is possible. All my driver, wood and hybrid models are designed with a bendable hosel but I did that primarily to offer custom changes in lie angle and face angle, not loft. However, if the hosel of the 11* model is bent 1.5* open, then if you always grip the driver so you address the ball with the face square to the target line, the loft will now be changed to 9.5*. Doing this requires not soling the head on the ground as you would have to hold the head square to the target. That… Read more »

Lincoln
1 year ago

Tom
What is the VCOG of the 919THI drivers?
I am interested in learning how club head designs affect the performance of the clubs. Are there any books and resources that you would suggest me to look into?
Thanks

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  Lincoln

LINCOLN Since you have a strong interest in this topic, it is very easy for you to find the VCOG to measure yourself. Get a 1/8″ pin punch and secure it in your bench vise vertically. Now balance the driver head on its face on top of the pin punch. It’s not hard to do that. That tells you where the CG projects forward from the inside of the head to the face. The VCOG is 2mm lower off the ground than the mark of the balance point on the face because of the loft. You see, when you balance… Read more »

Lincoln
1 year ago
Reply to  Lincoln

Tom
Thank you for your reply. I have a simple COG measuring stand from Golfmechanix and I tried to measure the VCOG of the Wishon testing heads I have. They seem to be at 20mm from the top of the crown and a little to the heel side. Really interesting to learn that the actual VCOG will be 2mm lower. The test heads have the Faz-fit connectors so I wonder if the extra weight in the hosel would have shifted the VCOG. I will test again, have a 919THI coming in tomorrow.

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  Lincoln

LINCOLN If you had every company’s driver head off the shaft to do a balance on the face check of the approximate CG location you would find that pretty much the only way VCOG varies by more than a couple of mm is when you have one driver with a shorter face height vs another with a taller face height. You’ll find that the ratio of how much face is above the CG vs how much is below is virtually the same for all drivers. That comes about just because drivers are so similar in how much mass is on… Read more »

Tom Anderson
1 year ago
Reply to  Lincoln

Tom’s Wishons book,Common Sense Clubfitting, is an an outstanding book that explains clubhead and shaft designs and how they relate to the fitting process. That is my go to book. It should be in every golfers/clubfitters library.

Lincoln
1 year ago
Reply to  Lincoln

I have read Tom’s book twice and always go back for references when something is unclear. I have read Maltby’s book, Jeff Sheet’s book, all are great but Tom’s book is the easiest to follow, the most practical out of all of them. It tells you what matters to get the best performing set of clubs, not the brouhahas that’s out there. I think everyone that is either a club fitter/builder or a golf professional in general should read this book and keep it as a reference.

brett
1 year ago

Hi Tom. I found your statement below very interesting. So, basically we should are you saying that we should not buy premium or upgraded shafts?
“i keep my shaft design prices very reasonable because I believe firmly that this matter of shafts for woods costing $200, $300 is one of the, if not the single biggest scam ever put on golfers in the history of the game. Period. And anyone who tells you different does not know stuff from shinola about shafts I can assure you. “

Tom Wishon
1 year ago
Reply to  brett

BRETT: It is possible to find the same exact bend profile (stiffness design from butt to tip) in a $50 shaft or less that you can find in 95% of the high dollar shafts. I know this because from 2006 to 2016 we created, supported and sold our Bend Profile Software program which showed and stated the bend profile stiffness measurements of many different shafts from many different companies in numerical and graph form. With this software it was possible to select any of the 3,000 shafts we had in the data base and then have the software run a… Read more »