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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Steve Hoard
15 days ago

Tom,

Ed Ellis just called me to say he could get 919 clubheads now. You and I had conversed recently about my options. I’m going ahead.

Ed and I haven’t discussed static loft for my new club but I’m wondering if a 13.5 degree might benefit. My current TaylorMade Burner is 10.5. My range with this club is between 180-200 yards with an apex of about 75 feet.

I know fairway conditions will impact my rollout but I’m wondering what to expect with a similar clubhead speed but with a higher static loft? Any thoughts?

Thanks much.

Steve

Steve Hoard
12 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I think I’ve got it now. Thanks Tom. Ed and I will start working in a week or so.

Steve

Tom
19 days ago

New 919 driver
Just put one together for a customer, his comment was it DOES NOT SOUND like my old one

Tom
3 months ago

I currently hit a Krank formula 6 driver with diamana kahli shaft reg flex I’m 70 and need more distance I was going to buy the new Krank x driver with maximum COR but I found out that it’s non conforming.. I’m looking for the highest COR driver that is conforming please advise. Also should I consider using the same shaft on a new head or is there something better. Thank you. Tom

Ray
4 months ago

Tom,

I notice that the 13-degree (and 15.5 degree) heads denote a 1-degree closed face angle.

Could you please elaborate as to why a 1-degree closed face angle was incorporated into the design on these two lofts?

Most appreciated!

JJ
5 months ago

Tom, I bought a PCF MICRO PRO wedge without test driving it first and am very pleased with its performance. Now, I’m interested in your driver and maybe some irons, but am hesitant to plop down big bucks without taking a demo to the range. The fitter I’m working with doesn’t have a demo. What do you advise? Thanks.

Steve Hoard
5 months ago

Tom, I’m going to finish fitting my two fairway woods this week with Ed Ellis and then consider working on a driver. I’m continuing trying to understand the science behind my clubs, beginning with my single length irons and single length hybrids. Driver seems a whole new ball game. I am using a Callaway Burner with a senior shaft right now. I hit it about 180; up to 200 if I hit it in the sweet spot. My swing speed at impact is about 85, sometimes a bit more. I’m sure Ed will have me try out various shafts with… Read more »

Steve Hoard
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Yes, your thoughts make sense to me. I misnamed my drivers previously. I have TaylorMade Burners not Callaway. Today I put in about an hour at the range trying to understand why I tended to favor one of the Burners over the other. There was a clear difference not so much in total distance but in shot dispersion. I want to be equipped with this sense when I start working with Ed Ellis fitting my fairway woods followed by driver. The senior flex shaft driver, which I’ve been using and currently prefer, tended to fly straighter with a little less… Read more »

Steve Hoard
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, your thoughts do help. Your thoughts on the difference between flex and stiff driver shaft fits what I’ve been experiencing and yesterday’s focused practice. My hands tell me there is a bit of whip in the flexible shaft as I get around the ball. I’ve no photo evidence of this but my hands say so. And yes, my EQ1-NX single length irons and wedges are the best thing I’ve done with my game to date. Full swing results are clearly more consistent but my short game work using my single length sand wedge has improved significantly. There is much… Read more »

Steve Hoard
5 months ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Tom, Ed Ellis and I got together yesterday on the range to begin fitting fairway woods and talk about working with driver. We used an EQ1-NX 4-wood head and tested three shafts with club length about 40″. He has two more Wishon shafts coming this week and we’ll give these a go next weekend. This practice session was my first experience swinging a fairway wood. Previously my long clubs were standard length 41″ hybrids. So, I had a pretty steep learning curve with the 4-wood. I liked it though. Impacts felt good and I was pleasantly surprised to see my… Read more »

Steve Hoard
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I’m looking forward to working with Ed Ellis to fit my driver very soon. Ed gave me my 9 wood a couple weeks ago, which is working nicely with my other two single length woods. I have single length Wishon clubs from lob wedge to 4 wood now. Not looking back. Am really pleased. I have a question about what to expect from the new driver, possibly with a higher loft. I currently use a TaylorMade Burner 10.5-degree in a flexible senior shaft. My swing speed is 80-85. My range is around 185-200 yds, rarely any more distance. I… Read more »

Steve Hoard
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, Thanks for your thoughts. I haven’t had my angle of attack measured with driver but I’m guessing I have an upward angle by the time I reach the ball. If I understand rightly, then I’d need a lower design loft in the clubface than the standard for my swing speed. Ed Ellis will know. I’m looking forward to starting my driver fitting. Loft will only be one detail. I’m particularly interested in shaft specifics too. I already know that my club length will be less than standard for driver. The impact pattern in the picture is for 5 strikes.… Read more »

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Lincoln
6 months ago

Hi Tom

I see that it seems that the 919THI is no longer offered in the LH model. I understand the challenges with global production. What are current models of drivers, woods and hybrids that are still offered in LH?

Thanks

7 months ago

Tom, I represent Meadowlake Golf Club in Keithville, LA as their IT person and their “golf club testing person”. I have been playing golf for about 45 years. Over the past 15 years I have owned just about every popular brand name of golf clubs in an obsessive search for the perfect set of clubs. When Meadowlake owner / swing coach / club fitter, Peter Winkler, told me he was interested in doing business with Wishon, I volunteered to purchase the 919 THI Black driver, 929 HS #4 fairway wood, and 989 CLA iron set 5 – AW. I also… Read more »

Steve Hoard
7 months ago

Tom, I’m getting ready to start fitting a driver with Ed Ellis, my local Wishon fitter. I have a question about driver loft. I have a full set of EQ1NX irons and wedges plus a 5 & 6 EQ1NX hybrids. Ed gave me the lob wedge just yesterday. It took a while with the pandemic to get these clubs, but they have transformed my game. I’m very pleased with the clubs and their fit. We used S2S R 55 blue shafts for the irons and S2S Hybrid R 55 black for the hybrids. Club length is 37.” I’m in my… Read more »

Steve Hoard
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. Your explanation of trajectory and roll makes sense. I hadn’t understood them, nor the differences brought on by fairway moisture levels. Ed Ellis is going to get me started on my fairway fitting process in a couple weeks. He has the EQ1NX clubheads for this. Concurrent with that we’ve decided to start experimenting with driver. Gonna be fun.

Steve

Dave Pike
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
11 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Many thanks indeed for your clear reply

Tom 2.7
1 year 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

1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks

Gary Thomas
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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

Diego
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Thomas

Gary, can we talk about your 949?

Gary Thomas
1 year ago
Reply to  Diego

Sure? What do you want to know?

Diego
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Kurt Wagner
1 year 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
1 year 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