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Soft Stainless Hosel Allows Custom Lie and Face Angle Fitting


  • 304 Stainless Steel Hosel is separately welded to the body to enable ease in bending for a wide range of custom lie and face angle bending (+/-4°)
  • 31mm Shallow Face Height is ideal for golfers who play off firm, short grass fairways orfor golfers who need more confidence getting the ball well up to fly
  • HS 350 High Strength Steel Thin Face allows for a high COR for increased ball speed and superb off center hit performance
  • Reduced Face-to-Back Sole Width reduces the sole to ground contact for more consistent contact with the ball, even from the rough
  • Available in RH in #2 (12°), #3 (14°), #4 (16.5°), #5 (18°), #7 (21.5°) and #9 (24.5°) in Left hand #3 (15°), #5 (18.5°) and #7 (21°) 


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Every “shallow faced” fairway wood I’ve ever gotten, I’ve had trouble with the “thins.” I think that’s because many of them are built “light” and with potentially low swing-weights? But I’m not sure. I prefer heavier clubs (75 – 85 gram fairway wood shafts). I do, however, want the “higher launchingness” of these fairway woods, but if I hit your fairway wood thin also, what kind of recourse do I have? Can we tinker with weighting? I also need 3 to 4 degrees flat. Help! 🙂


Tom, which wood shaft has a firmer tip your older Interflexx mid/ low or your S2S black?


I’ve lost the little weight located on the sole on my fairway wood 4 929HS.
I don’t see any significant différence on my game, may be an apex ball flight lower ?
What do you suggest ?
Thank you
Best regards from Guadeloupe


i bought a sterling set fitted by Andre Tahon : its great!
I would be Interested in 5W and would like to know what the shortest lenght i could have.
Thank you in advance .
Best regards from France

Tom Wishon

Stephane It is good to hear that you found Andre to work with for your iron fitting needs. Andre truly is one of the best fitters and clubmakers in the world, and I am not making that up. He really is. Andre will be the best guide for you on your fitting needs for a 5 wood. Contact him and make an appointment and tell him you are interested in a much shorter length fairway wood and he can help you. All of my 5 wood heads are set up at 218 grams with two weight bores that could accept… Read more »


Hi Tom, I am trying to select a fairway wood from your options and I am looking for the least amount of face progression. I like to look down on a clubhead that looks “open”, or at least that’s how I perceive the look of the club. I need some clarification on the difference between face progression and face angle. So if the face progression of the 14 degree 3 wood is 14mm with a square face angle, would the face progression change if you bent or selected the same club head with a 1 degree open face angle? Any… Read more »

Tom Wishon

BEN Face progression is the horizontal plane distance from the center of the hosel bore to the leading edge at the bottom of the face. If the face sticks out more in front of the shaft, there is more face progression on the head than if the face does not. This term is also confused with offset. The two are similar but defined differently. Offse is the horizontal plane distance from the FORWARD WALL of the hosel to the leading edge at the bottom of the face. Face angle is what direction the face points when you rest the driver,… Read more »

Matthew Thomas

Morning Tom, May I ask your advice? I have recently bought a 4 wood 929HS which I am very happy with. It hasn’t been optimised by a club fitter yet, but it will be. The 4 wood carries an average of 200yds, and it does on some shots go a touch longer and run into the bank on the range at 240yds. So distance is plenty. I lack confidence on long distance shots, but have the strength and speed to ‘get out there’. It’s mostly a mental thing. I know my average iron swing is 94mph, I’m not sure about… Read more »

Tom Wishon

MATTHEW Thanks for taking your time to ask your questions. Seriously it is not long winded and I am always happy to help. I’m pleased to hear that you are doing well with the new 4w and irons. From what you say about the 4w, you seem to not have any accuracy issues there so it sounds to me like you just need to spend some more time hitting shots both on course and on the range to build your confidence and find out how much you could push it with your swing before you know what tempo seems to… Read more »

Matthew Thomas

*Follow up* Hello Tom, Thanks for your previous advice. I wanted to follow up: I now have a complete set of Sterling irons 4-LW, (Nippon 950GH S Flex shafts) I prefer the 4 to the hybrid after playing both. Still loving playing them, and i get many compliments as to how nice they look. I have two 929HS woods and they are a dream to play! 4 wood, 42″, D2, Nippon 950 FW S flex steel shaft. 7 wood, 41″, D7?, Nippon 950 FW S flex steel shaft. The 4 wood is consistently good for 220yds, and the 7 wood… Read more »

Tom Wishon

MATT For the vast majority of golfers, if they have solid experience in using a shaft model and flex in a fwy wood and like it a lot, it is the shaft of choice for the driver without question. It’s only natural for people to think odd of a player using steel in the driver and woods since the market share for steel in woods is something like 1.5% ! For players like you who tend to do better with a little heavier weight shaft in the woods to get the total weight of the clubs up there a little… Read more »

Dan H

Hi Tom, I’m interested in trying to create a set of fairway woods using single-length principles and I have a few questions about the suitability of these. The 12° 16.5° and 21° clubs from the 929hs range would seem to fit my plans in terms of loft, but I’m unsure how feasible it is to adjust them to be uniform in length, lie and weight. I see that lie angle can be bent +/- 4° with each of the heads on the 929hs, so I assume it would be relatively easy to get uniform lie angles across the 3 clubs.… Read more »

Tom Wishon

DAN Pretty much all the answers to your question about using the 929HS wood heads for a single length set depend on what length you would want these to all be. And that is a huge decision because if you go too short trying to make them all easy to hit, you may very well lose distance with the 12 and 16.5* woods versus the distance you get from other fairway woods of those lofts made to normal lengths. And then if you make them longer to get back the clubhead speed to prevent them from being shorter in distance,… Read more »


I am getting ready to get a set of the Sterling irons and will be looking at getting some fairway woods to compliment them. I will most likely be going with a 4 and 7 wood so I was just wondering if it is possible, with 2 weight ports and minor lie adjustment, to make any of your 4 and 7 woods to play at the same length (i.e. 7 wood length)? I also know that you are currently working on “real” same length fairway woods, is there any word on estimated release date for them?

Tom Wishon

BILL I am working on a single length wood concept to go with the irons but I am dragging my feet a bit on the project for several reasons, not the least of which is the effect of being semi retired these days !! HA ! I need to make that be SEMI retired so there is more emphasis on the SEMI, which means I need to keep working more !! Actually I am still working on trying to figure out the lengths I want these woods to be fit and built to be so that has been causing some… Read more »

William Herzig

Thanks for the update. Trust me I know the “semi” retired thing, retired from the Navy and got 2 weeks off before the other half had me back at work, and that was 9 years ago.

Thang Nguyen

Hi Tom,
Happy New Year!
In this conversation you mentioned about the possibility of introducing the single length woods to complement Sterling irons in Spring 2018.
Is there any update on it?

Tom Wishon

Thank you !! And may you and your family have a superb year in 2018 !! I’m sorry to say that there won’t be a single length set of Sterling woods – at least this year anyway. I just was unable to find a length that could allow a wide range of golfers to get enough distance from the 3w and 4w while not being too long for the highest loft woods. I had wanted to do this at a length of 39.5″ but unless the golfer had a driver swing speed of 95mph or more, that length was too… Read more »

Hi there, I am looking for recommendations for the best options for Woods and Irons for juniors transitioning out for the Future Pro Junior Heads. Your expertise and time are most appreciated!!

Tom Wishon

HI Andrew: Thanks very much for your question. Depending on the junior’s age and skill level, but assuming that you are thinking about trying to avoid jumping totally into a large adult clubhead model, (and keeping costs in mind too) I would recommend thinking about the 365PF fairway woods. yes the 929’s are fine because they are a more shallow face design, but the 365’s are not tall faced at all and as you go from 4 to 5 to 7 to 9 wood in the set, the head sizes shrink progressively. Plus the 365 is a 2-pc investment cast… Read more »

If you are considering going to adult size heads, Sterling irons are the only game in town. Why learn – and keep in tune – 9 different iron swing setups when one is enough?

Thank you Tom Wishon!

Thanks so much Tom, we are going to look at the 365PF’s. We are actually setting up Junior Custom Fitting here in Malaysia. When transitioning juniors what is the most likely best option for shafts in the irons and woods? S2S Green?

Tom Wishon

Yes, I would put the S2S Green graphite shaft as a very good transition shaft for juniors between the actual junior shaft and an adult shaft. This is a pretty light shaft at 65g and it would be lighter yet as you cut it down to the lengths you might use for some of these kids. It is also a more flexible bend profile with a softer tip design too, which would be ok for kids with slower swing speeds that are higher than what a Jr shaft requires but still lower than a slow swinging adult.


Hello Tom.
I’m working on putting together a bag to compliment the Sterling Irons. This wood is listed as available in 7 wood for left handed players but I don’t see it in the spec chart. I just wanted to confirm if it is available for lefties. Thanks Tom!

Tom Wishon

JEFF Sorry for the long explanation to come on this. In October I went into semi retirement and handed my product line over to Diamond Golf International in the UK to take over worldwide distribution of all my models and products. When they took over our remaining inventory in October, there were still units of the 929HS #7 wood in left hand that were available. I will say that in our discussions about the future product line, we both felt that based on the extremely small demand for the left hand #7 wood, we would drop it from the line… Read more »


Dear Tom , I am so happy to be able to hit again consistent strokes with fairway woods. I nearly quit golfing for 10 years, and here I am back to the game for 2 years I am 65 years old and a rather tall French man…In the 80’s I played my 3 and 5 woods from the deck with rather good results, loving to win MP (sometimes) with my fairway woods whitout too much strugling idea on mind. Now , except a poor bench of shots I was struggling and most of my fairway woods’ shots were poor and… Read more »

Tom Wishon

Thank you VERY MUCH for your post !! We are so pleased that you had the chance to be fit by Andre. He is one of my very best students and I now feel that he is one of the top ten clubfitters in the world. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and may you continue to enjoy this great game more than before, and for a long time !!

markus fritz

hi tom,
What alternative 3 wood would you offer to the 929HS? I love the feel but the head is slightly to small for me and do not hit it often out of the center. Do you have a slightly larger head with the same feel? Thank you, Markus

Tom Wishon

First off, my sincere apology for the delay in responding. The notification feature for posts and comments was not working so we haven’t seen the posts being made here for us to respond. That’s a big Ooops. Sorry about that. The other fwy wood model we offer is the 950HC. Same higher COR, same bendable hosel, same set makeup options as the 929HS but the 950HC is a larger size head with a taller face height than the 929HS. This would be the model you are looking for.

David J. Clement

Tom, I am enjoying my 919 F/D 11 Degree driver. I can almost rip shots off the fairway with it, but 11 degree is just a tad too low for me to be consistent. Before just building the 14 degree and calling it my 3 wood, I want to ask how you would compare and contrast your fairway wood offerings, present along with the 915 series, some of which were in Titanium? My shot profile is excellent with the 11 degree F/D and I don’t need a lot of help getting shots to fly when hitting fairway woods. However, I… Read more »

Tom Wishon

DAVID Thanks much for your post and letting us know your experiences with the F/D. There are some players who have decided to try it off the deck and you’re right, the 14 is much better for that. Only the 3 wood in the old 915 series was made from titanium. I did the 5 and 7 woods from stainless steel as normal construction because I felt that most people would not opt for the higher price of Ti in those higher loft woods but might with the 3w since it is used by some off the tee. The 929… Read more »


Forgot to mention I use 42″ 14* “Thriver”. Average 215-230 with it.


Thanks Tom. Shaft is 41 so maybe I will cut it down to 40 per your suggestion. I am 5”6″ and I believe all my irons are 0.5″ shorter than standard so maybe 39.5″
Ps not sure the email notification of replies is working. I’ll check my spam.

Tom Wishon

Thanks and let me know at contact@wishongolf.com if you got notification of the response from me.

Malcolm Lewis

Tom – Specific question then a general one. I have one of your 5 hybrids. 27 degrees. I hit it 160-165 when hit flush and pretty consistent with it. I have the 3 hybrid (21 degrees) and not so consistent. Would I have more success with a 21 degree 7 wood as some have suggested to me? I’m wondering why same loft longer w/ shaft would be easier to hit. Clubhead? Generally, what makes a club harder to hit flush consistently – loft or shaft length?

Tom Wishon

Malcolm: I would tend to say that you would see a higher launch angle and from it, better carry with the 21* loft of a 7 wood vs the 21* loft of a hybrid. Getting the right length on the 7w is going to play a big role in this too – so just be sure to not make it longer than what a std 7 wood fwy wood length would be – and if possible think about it being a little shorter than 7 WOOD length to make it sort of in between a hybrid iron length and fwy… Read more »


Hi Tom,
I bought 929HS 14 degree. I fitted with Tour AD W-70 Stiff shaft with 43″ in length. I do not adjust the lie angle yet, still 58 deg. I feel too upright. Not easy for me to find fitter who can bend fairway wood lie angle. Will it be to stiff if I cut the shaft by 1″? Really appreciate your advise. My 775 hybrid well fitted to me but fairway wood.

Tom Wishon

if you cut 1″ off the butt of this club and if you add a little more weight to the head to bring the swingweight back up a little bit after the butt trim, the shaft would be OK and would not be too stiff.

Evan R

I have been using the 14 wood for the past few months, and all I can say is wow. I have never been a good fairway wood player, but this thing is so easy to hit. I can move the ball in any direction, and it is perfect off the tee for holes that need accuracy. Question for Tom- I currently hit the 4 wood about 240-250 yards off the tee (fuji fuel x), and am considering getting a 12 or 14 degree. If I go with a similar shaft at 1/2″ longer, how many yards could I expect to… Read more »

Tom Wishon

Evan Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the 929-4 wood. We’re very pleased to hear that you like the club and we know how much fun it is to finally be able to achieve more consistency in an area of the game that has not been all that consistent in performance in the past. Very good !! based on extrapolating your distance with the 4w into a clubhead speed so we could calculate distance change, we would estimate that if you went with a 929-2 wood off the tee at 12* with a 1/2″ longer club length, that… Read more »


I was looking for a good 2-fairway wood for lefties and I came across your website. From the reviews I have read, I know I have to get one of the 929HS, problem is that you don’t seem to have them for left hand. How can you help?

Tom Wishon

DEBO: I am VERY sorry but I have to be honest and say I can’t help in this area. Left hand availability of any model is purely a matter of demand beause of the costs associated with tooling dies, development costs and inventory production costs. Unfortunately, in my 30 yrs of club design experience, never once have I seen a left hand model sell more than 8% of the units it will in the right hand version. So that means the right hand demand of a model has to be high enough so the 8% figure can cover all the… Read more »


Excellent fairway wood

Robert Gallagher

Hi Tom , sorry , I found the stats. 3 wood is 41 3/4 length Lie angle 56
5 wood. 41 inches. Lie angle 56.5
Do you have a suggestion for length and lie angle for the 7 wood based on my info.
Sorry for my first email . It’s an age thing

Tom Wishon

Ollie did order a 7 wood today with a 57 lie so I figured he must have known what you needed to order the head.


I have the fairway metal Wishon Golf 929HS 7 HS STEEL 21degrees. The screw on the sole plate has come off while hitting it, so it’s on the golf course somewhere along with whatever it was holding in the club head’s interior. Why would this happen? Should I play it without the screw and whateve was inside the head? The person who fitted the club for me is not on your clubmaker locator. What should I do with it now?

Tom Wishon

Our sincere apology for not having responded to your comment and question for so long. Somehow the auto notification for comments did not send your comment through to us to be able to see it. Unfortunately we just figured this out this week. The only thing that could have come off in play from the sole would be the medallion that covers the weight port on the toe side of the sole. This medallion is not a screw, it is attached by sticky adhesive on the back of the medallion, and some clubmakers also like to use a tiny dab… Read more »


What is the value of COR of this head?

Tom Wishon

Right at 0.820. Because of the smaller head size and smaller face area of the 929 this is as high as we can push the COR. With the 949 we can hit right at 0.830 with the production specs because it is a little larger overall and larger for the face area. But not to worry – for a typical golfer with a 90-95mph driver clubhead speed, a difference of 0.010 in the COR is equivalent to about 1 yard at the most.

chuck mehok

can you changed my 14 to 15.5 its the 929hs

Tom Wishon

CHUCK It is not possible to change the loft of a driver or wood or hybrid by bending the hosel. Lofts on these heads are done by hand selecting from a large inventory of each model that would have its design loft close to the loft requested through our TWGT Hand Select program. Every clubhead factory on the planet manufactures every clubhead model with slight +/- tolerances for loft, lie, face angle. So what we do is when a clubmaker wants a loft that is a little different than the actual design specs of one of our models, we sort… Read more »

Andrew Barratt

I recently had Damian of golfdiagnostics.com here in England build me a new 3 “wood” and after trying models at the range we selected the 929HS 14degree model – I absolutely love it. I am getting great distance and accuracy and the shallow head sits it behind the ball more comfortably for fairway shots. Even at 66 with a swing speed around 95 I can average 240 yards on winter fairways here in the UK. This complements my 525 GRT irons beautifully and I’m now thinking of replacing my 752TC driver with a 919THI model. I cannot speak highly enough… Read more »

Tom Wishon

Andrew Thank you so much for taking your time to share your experiences in clubfitting with Damian Donnelly. I am pleased to hear you worked with him, and I am not surprised at all to hear what you have to say about him. I’ve known Damian for several years now, and we have corresponded a lot about technical matters related to clubfitting. From these correspondences, I can tell you it is very easy to know why Damian is a good clubfitter. Not only does he have very good knowledge from his study and experience, but he has an interest and… Read more »


Where can i buy a 929hs head?

Tom Wishon

ROBERT If you are a clubmaker with experience in properly building golf clubs, we are very pleased to have the opportunity to serve your needs to supply you with the heads, shafts and grips you need for your clubmaking work. If you are a clubmaker, please then take the time to go to our website, click on the link at the very top for CATALOG REQUEST and fill out the request form so that we can get a little information about your clubmaking work and experience. If you are not a clubmaker, we urge you to click on the FIND… Read more »