771CSI IRONS

 

Thin Face, High COR, Variable Thickness Face in a Carbon Steel Body to Offer a Wide Range in Lie and Loft Bending for Custom Fitting

Features:

  • High 0.830 COR face design offers the most distance for all golfers
  • CNC Machined Variable Thickness Face delivers superb off-center hit forgiveness
  • Head body material is 1020C carbon steel to allow clubmakers to perform a wide range in loft and lie bending – previously all high COR thin face designs had to be mounted in a 17-4 stainless body, which limited loft and lie fitting options
  • Conventional Head Size and Shape means a wider range of golfers will like the 771CSI design
  • Fully Radiused Sole Design with Rounded Leading Edge offers golfers the best playability from all types of grass as well as from the rough
  • Available in RH & LH in  #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, (AW RH only) in bright satin NiCr electroplated finish

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Bob Kirkwood
18 days ago

Tom, I have purchased a set of 771csi irons. I am confused about the bottom of bore to ground showing 1.5″. The hosel length is is 60mm and bore is 30mm. I appears that the bottom of bore to ground would be 30mm or 1.18″. What am I missing? Is the hosel length Measured not from the ground?

Bob Kirkwood
17 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom

trent
1 month ago

Tom, I want to preface by saying thank you… thank you for the clubs and thank you for the time. I’m curious on what irons are targeted at what players. If you were to rank the iron sets from game improvement to players what would that look like?

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Donald Shuell
2 months ago

I have a set of 771 csi irons (4-PW) that I originally purchased with steel shafts, now as I am getting older I am thinking of changing to graphite shafts in order to extend the life of the set. Are there any problems that would make this a bad idea??

Donald Shuell
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks so much for the prompt response. The fitter where I originally got the clubs has closed so I can’t go back to him for advice or the change. Other club repair people that I contacted were telling me that club heads for steel shafts were lighter than those for graphite and that a switch would make them too light to perform. Do you have a general idea about how much more weight would be needed? I have found some Aldila shafts that have a very similar profile to the S2S green R shafts and are 65 g. That also… Read more »

Frank Delecate
2 months ago

Tom, I just wanted to report to you that I decided to drop the Ping’s and go with the 771 csi as my next set. They’ll have Steelfiber i95 shafts and I will go from 6-PW. For the wedges I decided to go Edison forged (51 & 57deg). A big part what lead to this decision was your detailed input and insight on the 771’s and their benefits. Maybe I’ll ad a 771 GW to vary if conditions over here in Germany get rainy/wet. Thanks for your help & Cheers, Frank

John Holmes
3 months ago

Tom, what do you recommend using to clean these irons? I have a small amount of rust in the cavities on a few heads. Thank you!

John Holmes
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks, Tom! I can confirm this is entirely cosmetic and has had no impact on the performance of the clubs. It is only inside the cavities on a few of the clubs. I will try using WD40.

Frank Delecate
3 months ago

Hi Tom, I’m a 51yr old average Golfer (HCP 16,8) from Hamburg/Germany. I would consider myself as an equipment junkie, bought 6 irons sets, 4 Drivers etc. the last 10 years but completely sold the whole bunch. I currently use Miura PP-9003 -from 2015- irons which I love but I do not hit them consistent by all means. Now I’m on the edge of buying a new set of PING G425 or other GI-irons OR Wishon 771 csi irons – been to a TCF-Clubfitter and tested the 771’s with a steelfiber i95 shaft and hit the center of the face… Read more »

Frank Delecate
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I’m really blown away by 1) the short reply-time 2) the length of your answer, simply great! Thank you so much for the detailed input on all sets of irons there. When I got you right then my fitter should be able to also match my Miuras to the specs of the tested 771s to make me hit their center more often, right The reason for asking this is that I am deeply in love with the feeling the Miuras give me on a centered strike;-) btw that is why i always sold the other sets I bought cause… Read more »

Bill Posters
3 months ago

Hi, in the next few years I will be looking to replace my current irons with a more forgiving model. I am thinking that when your 771 CSI replacement is available it would be a good time to make that change. However, I am not a huge fan of the undercut cavity design and was wondering if a hollow body design (431 stainless?) might be under consideration for the 771 CSI replacement.

Bill

Bill Posterd
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thanks for your thoughts on a future 771 replacement. In regard to lofts and being “old school” (age 76) I would like to see a loft reduction maximum of 2 degrees from current lofts. Looking forward to all your future models.

Bill

Claire McMaster
4 months ago

Tom, I just wanted to say that a lot of the added appeal to me of Wishon golf equipment is that it still looks more traditional and elegant in design and not overdone just for the sake of “looking cooler”. The big OEM’s graphic designers probably do more work every year than the engineers do, because with the limits set in terms of distance and technology, really what else can they do other than change the looks to convince people to want to upgrade clubs every year or two? To me I’d put the 771CSI’s up against ANY cavity-backed iron… Read more »

Claire McMaster
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, Thanks again for taking the time to personally reply back to me. I really appreciate all you have done for the Golf industry as well as just how genuine and honest you are with your customers. I just got your Cap’n Clubmaker book from Paul Larson the other day and can’t wait to start reading it. What’s hilarious is that while I was sitting with my club builder (Paul Larson – High Plains Golf) as I’m his “computer guy” and we were browsing Ping, Taylormade and Callaway’s Canadian websites looking at the new head designs and discussing them, and… Read more »

Dennis
5 months ago

Tom,

I’m a 18 handicap and in need of a new iron set that is a game improvement or super game improvement type. Which, if any, sets do you recommend.

Gavin Townsend
8 months ago

Tom Any news on any new designs in the pipeline?

Gavin Townsend
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom

Very exciting.

Looking forward to especially the 791MW. Feel it’s time for a “big stick” upgrade.

Thanks

Gavin

Ginger Robertson
8 months ago

I’m a lady left handed golfer. Playing my third year and I’m 72. I have a 7 wood Wishon club that I love. Bought it off eBay. Very hard to find left handed clubs. I would like to have a Wishon driver and a 5 wood with senior shaft. I would like to have a set of irons also when ever I can find where to purchase them Where can I get them. I live in central Florida
Thank you

Dorman Parsons
8 months ago

Is the 771CSI a forged iron. It says it on all other clubs but not on the 771 info?

Doug White
9 months ago

Hi Tom, Wondering what your thoughts are on the difference, and advantage/disadvantage with the development of hybrid-iron sets that have been manufactured by Cleveland, TourEdge, and Wilson. I have a set of 771CSI (7-LW) irons that were put together for me by CJ Ebel in Ocean Isle, NC, I also have a set of Touredge “iron wood” model HL4 that I have been trying out for fun. The new, all hybrid, larger, hollow body is easy to hit and good distance. I still lean toward the weight and feel of my 771″s. However, the new hybrid-iron clubs do seem to… Read more »

Doug White
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom,
Thanks for the detailed, timely answer. My experience, and your expertise seem to validate my experience. My current set of Wishon clubs is #2-6 775HS hybrids and #7-9 771CSI irons, w/wedges. I tend to to go with the hybrids instinctively whenever I can.
Please consider reinstating the #6 775HS. I’m wearing mine out. Thanks again.

Nathan
11 months ago

Hi,

According to the specs these heads max out face “hottness” at a .83 COR.

How much more ball speed would these produce compared to the 565? Say you had a golfer that swings their 6i at 80 mph, with a slight downward AoA, how many extra yards of distance are we looking at here?

Just for reference, what would the COR be of the 565 heads?

Thanks in advance.

Nathan Smardenka
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Mr. Wishon,

I’ve been thinking of your answer for the last little while.

So, what is the point of even putting the iron number on the bottom of the sole? At this point perhaps just putting the loft in degrees on the bottom of the head makes more sense.

What do you think?

Lyle G.
1 year ago

Hi Tom,
I’m currently playing 30 year old hogan forged edge irons. I really like their feel and can work the ball well with them. I’m 60 now and still getting good distance and gapping with them. Would I be able to fade or draw the 771’s or would the 565’s be a better option?

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Ash
1 year ago
Reply to  Lyle G.

Thank you for the comment.
The 565’s would be a great choice, at the address position they look similar to tradition forged clubs, but they also offer great off centre performance, still giving you the ability to work the ball.
The 771 is a more game improvement design that also helps with distance, as it has a High Cor face.
Out of the two models the 565 would be the easier for you to transition from the Hogan’s, great feel and workability.

Thanks,
Doug

Brad
1 year ago

Tom,

I love my set of 870s but have to confess after 10+ years that they are wearing out and probably need to be replaced. I understand that the 771s are the replacement but they look smaller and I am concerned that the MOI might be less than that of the 870s? I have really come to appreciate how stable the 870s are after hitting other OEM demos.

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Ash
1 year ago
Reply to  Brad

It’s great to hear that you have been playing 870’s for 10 years and still love them.
You are correct the 771 is the replacement head for the 870. Head measurements are fairly similar, the 771 has got a very slightly larger face area and a little more offset. Taking into account the slightly larger 771 head size, Moi stability will be high.

Thanks,
Doug

Joe H
1 year ago

I was recently fitted for 771 CS1 irons. The improvement was instant, I was shooting low to mid 90s and went out about the third time and shot 81. Obviously I am very pleased with the setup. I was playing Ping G410 irons with SR flex shafts. The 771 CS1 irons are Nippon R flex with Pure grips. They feel wonderful. I have but one complaint, my clubmaker didn’t have a 5 iron head so I am minus the 5 iron until he can get the head. Best hitting set of clubs I have ever owned.

Mike O
1 year ago

Hi Tom,

I’ve been playing the 771’s since 2017 with good results. However, I have experienced many golf balls being beat up by the clubface (pieces of the ball in the grooves), particularly on the 9i, 8i & wedges. Have you received similar feedback on the 771?

Thanks for your support,
Mike

Phil Allard
1 year ago

Hi Tom: I am seeking your professional advice as I being to work with Bill Weitzel on getting fit for a new set of irons. Currently I play Taylormade 2.0 Burner irons that I was fitted for about 10 years ago. The fitting consisted of using Trackman and I know the fitting I will be receiving from Bill will be more extensive and thorough. Side note, Bill and I worked together last year on a driver fitting and I have a Wishon 919 in my bag and I absolutely love it. A little about me, I am 61 and my… Read more »

Phil Allard
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom:

Thank you for your quick, thoughtful and detailed reply. I appreciate your guidance and you validated some of my thoughts as I weigh which direction I will go with my iron selection.
I am excited to work with Bill because I know he is thorough and which ever selection I make the clubs will be fitted properly. I will check back once I have made the selection.

Phil

chris moyer
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil Allard

As someone that worked with Bill just this year, I can definitely tell you you’re in good hands. I went with the 771’s and they’re fantastic.

Phillip Allard
1 year ago
Reply to  chris moyer

Chris:
Thank you for your feedback and I am looking forward to hitting the 771s and working with Bill

Phil

Phil Allard
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil Allard

Tom: I completed my fitting with Bill Weitzel and I chose the 771s. The feel of the 565s were awesome and I enjoyed hitting a cavity back forged blade but the off center hit performance of the 771s closed the deal for me. Seeing is believing when you see the FlightScope data. The 771s center hit feel was excellent IMO and this club fit my eye. Bill dialed in my shaft selection, shaft length, club weight with the KBS C Taper 120 S and my shot dispersion when compared to my current clubs became tighter. As you know a properly… Read more »

Phil Allard
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom:

Thank you again for the guidance and feedback you provided as I went through the process of selecting new irons.

I did select the 771CSI irons and Bill Weitzel truly is an excellent club fitter. I have played the new irons several times and have hit countless practice balls. I am happy to report these irons along with Bill’s fitting expertise are the best irons I have owned in 45 plus years of playing golf.

All the best to you,

Phil Allard

Dan Bibeau
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil Allard

Phil,

As a clubmaker since the 1970s (now mostly retired), I think you landed on the best option out there with the 771s. Tom has always been at the forefront of iron technology for all golfers, not catering to what touring pros use which drives the big companies’ marketing. The 771s have helped golfers of all abilities enjoy the game more in my experience. Enjoy the new clubs.

Phillip Allard
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Bibeau

Dan:

Thank you for feedback on the 771s. I am a big believer in the “Arrow and Indian” when it comes to golf equipment. I know the clubs have been properly fit based on working with Bill Weitzel, so now it is up to me.

Thank you
Phil

Frazer
1 year ago

Hi Tom, I already have many TW clubs (2 sets of irons and innumerable woods). I am wanting to alter my set make up to squeeze in a 64 wedge. I have always liked the 771’s but if I did that, I would be one club too many. At the long and of the bag I currently have the 919 fd @ 14 deg, the 365pf @ 18 deg then a 23 hybrid (sorry not yours this time!). Then at the other end I have 52, 56, 60 and want to add a 64 (yes I can hit it properly).… Read more »

Fraser Nicol
1 year ago

Hi Tom, just purchased a used set of 771s for my son but they are all going rusty at the back especially the PW. Also the offset is a lot different to my custom made 771s. Used them yesterday and the feel was like using a frying pan and the distance’s were well short….. is there a chance these are fakes ?
Cheers
Fraser Nicol Cheltenham UK.

Don Lyon
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I am looking for a set or two of the 771cfe irons. Do you know of any sources for these. I am looking high and low

Pete Bielski
1 year ago

Tom – a few holidays back I was visiting a daughter in Fuqua-Varina and there was a break in the weather, so I decided to hit balls at 401 Range…. had to borrow clubs at the range, so owner let me hit a set of used Titleists that were for sale…. i struggled mightily to hit clean shots…. the Tom Miller walked up and changed my life … “I like your swing… but I think you should try these.” Hello 771 CSIs….. It was love at at first swing….. sorry Tom didn’t have a set ready to sell, but I… Read more »

Pete Bielski
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom – I recently purchased a 5-iron from Moe to complete my set of 771s….. he had a series of shafts from which to sample, and we went to a local range to determine which shaft would produce best results. Moe is the man. Quite a gentleman. Now my set is complete.

Joseph
1 year ago

Hi Tom,

I’m not a very good golfer, but I like playing. I would like a new set of irons to “start over” which set should I look at?

Tony
1 year ago

Hi Tom – I did a full bag fitting with Tim Mosel about 2 years ago, he was fantastic. At the time I purchased D, 5W, Hybrid, 52, 56, and 60 wedges. After some evaluation of my irons (Titleist 716 ap1) Tim determined they were very close to where my specs measured out and I decided to hold off on irons. Now I am considering following through on the iron purchase (he recommended the 771CSI w/ graphite shaft). I have several friends who play this iron and absolutely love it. My only concern would be the lofts compared to my… Read more »

Heimo Schober
1 year ago

Tom, thank you so much for answering my questions…and in these kind words, it is an honour for me. Please don’t get angry about me, but I’m having a few additional questions: I will get fitted for the 771 irons from Daoud Al-Zubeidi here in Vienna. As you recommended I will make a set from 6 to pw and instead the 5iron I will take a 5 hybrid. Unfortunately, as a left handed guy, I have to find a hybrid from one of the OEMs. At present, my favourite ist the ping g425 with 26*, shortened to a regular 5iron… Read more »