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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Pete Bielski
13 days 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 »

Joseph
21 days 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
24 days 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 month 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 »

Heimo Schober
1 month ago

Hi Tom, I‘m lefthanded and searching for a new set of irons. I play a six handicap but am not the longest hitter (Driver SS in the low 90ies, 5i about 78mph). So a few more yards with my irons would be really fine. Especially when it comes to the longer irons, my gapping is nowhere near the 10 yard range. Carry Distance of 5i is about 160, 6i flies 155 and 7iron about 148. I am willing to give the 771s a chance…i have a 919thi driver and am really satisfied. What are your thoughts? Should i go with… Read more »

Les Green
1 month ago

Hi Tom. I just tried your 771 irons & like others have said, very forgiving, & look amazing for a G.I. iron. I just wanted to know a couple of things, firstly do you plan on bringing out a successor to the 771 ? I know I know if it ain’t broke don’t fix it LOL , & you don’t change for change sake like some of the OEM companies who seem to be bringing out a new iron every 5 minutes , no names mentioned. With that said are you planning on designing a successor with less offset &… Read more »

Les Green
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom , Thanks for the reply , that’s music to my ears , can’t wait to see them & of course try them . Do you think you’ll be releasing this year ?
One last thing , did you design the legendary Golfsmith Tour Cavity Forged irons back in the late 90’s when you head of R&D for Golfsmith ? What a classic iron that was.
All the best Les.

Mike Barnett
1 month ago
Reply to  Les Green

Les,
I can’t say enough about how pleased I am using the 771 csi irons. The feel, sound, distance and forgiveness is all there. It is a design that definitely should live on and would be tough to improve upon. I recently added the 4 iron and had a Steelfiber i95 shaft put in it. It is by far the easiest 4 iron I have ever hit.
Enjoy them.
Mike

Les.
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Barnett

Thanks for that Mike.

Brian_N_Cols_OH
1 month ago

Hi Tom, I tinker with building my own irons. All of the different design factors make my head spin and I’m trying to figure out whether I really need a super game improvement or a little more on the side of a player’s iron. Will probably try to get fit soon if I can find someone close, but was wondering if you had some thoughts based on my swing characteristics: Was a 5 handicap when younger, probably more like 12 now (less consistent) I hit the ball super high – always have since a teen – I think I hit… Read more »

Tim Dees
3 months ago

Hi Tom
Is acct #14884 still active? I do mostly repairs now for all of the private clubs (7) from San Francisco to San Mateo, Ca. The 989CLA heads have caught my eye as a great component option. Can you send me some detailed photo’s? I am looking for some heads with a narrow heel and a high square toe. You and I go back to the 90’s (Golfsmith) I appreciate your genius! Robin Arthur says hi, BTW.
Cheers

Art Smith
5 months ago

Hi, Tom—Thanks to your input, I now have started my journey to be “full Tom Wishon”. I just got my 771s with Wishon graphite shafts (custom determined by my club fitter and your shaft recommendation chart), your 775 HS 3-hybrid with a Wishon shaft (again, as recommended by your charts based on my swing tendencies), and a re-shafted 919 THI 12*, 44.5” Wishon shaft, tipped at the bottom (based on a Wishon Golf staff member recommendation for my swing tendencies). When I save up a bit more, I’m going with three Micro Groove HM wedges. Eventually, I hope to finalize… Read more »

Sylvain St-Pierre
5 months ago

Hi Tom,

I opened my account on Diamond Golf and almost ready to start my shop. I will start by myself and build a new set. I am a left handed, low handicaper and always played forged irons. Had injuries to a knee and ankle and my swing changed. Do you recommend the 771? I want more forgivness and i still have good clubhead speed. I would put KBS C taper on. Thanks!

Sylvain St-Pierre
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you very much Tom!
As soon as the COVID is behind us, i will be able to attend clubmaking classes. By this time, i will read your books for sure!

Sylvain St-Pierre
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I received my books. Started my reading as recommended and i learn so much! Really love your writing style and i laugh 🙂

I also ordered a 6 iron 979ss. It look amazing! Offset is not an issue. I will use the shaftlock system to try a few shafts.

Patrick Wilson
5 months ago

Tom, recently started looking for new irons. Handicap dropped from 18+ to low teens. Heck, broke 80 for 1st it,e in life… anyway, my swin coach was a Wilson sponsored player for years and he turned me into the new D7,s… found a 5 iron to try… had a project x roofless steel 6.5 shaft… I play to s300s currently (at 52). Working with jerry kibler in GA on shafts and he let me hit a 771 for the shaft…l now I am confused on heads…. dr for ged or 771… trying to understand the difference… help!,,,,,

Patrick Wilson
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. I am currently playing Hireko’s warp speed. Probably play 8 iron 150 to 155,

Art Smith
5 months ago

I hope that I don’t cause you to take down the “Make a comment” section! What is your thoughts on my using my old 550C irons, at least in the higher lofts—say PW thru 7-iron? Or, would I just be better off going with all 771s?
I’m sure this will be one of my last questions!
Thanks.
Art

Art Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks—I was actually hoping that was going to be your answer. Thanks. Art

Alvaro
5 months ago

Hi Tom, I’m in the process of being fitted with Alex Robertson in Scotland. Already had 1st session and schedule for the 2nd one. Im 18 hdcp currently playing Mizuno MX 26 thus wonder whether at glance I will benefit more from 771 or the 565 irons which whatever shaft combination (weight , flex & lenght) will provide better smash factor. I was able to hit some shots with a spare sterling 7i and felt very soft even by being cast, so u8nderstand that this 771 will be similar feel? On the other hand would be greta to learn more… Read more »

Alvaro
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom,
Many thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
As said, I found High COR face very soft feeling so Im sure 771 is the way to go.
With regards to the 10 clubs configuration my bad, I missunderstood. For better or worse I dont fall into those slow swing speeds cstegory thus Im afraid I will still have to carry 13 or 14 clubs ;-p
Hope you can have the time and chance to come and try finnest golf courses up here. Cheers!

Alvaro
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, Thanks for taking the tim to answer. According to your comments the 771 are then the way to go, as said I found them surprisingly smooth compared to another cast from major OEM. regarding the 10 clubs configuration, my bad, I missunderstood for the better or worse I dont fall on those slow swing categories thus will have to carry a proper set up in my bag.
Hope you may be alow to travel shortly and enjoy the fine courses we have up here

Cheers!

Art Smith
5 months ago

Hi, Tom—Art Smith here again. I promise not to become your worst nightmare, but just a couple of more questions before I have Dick Leach (Aiken, SC) build my set of 771s. I would like your opinion on my idea. I was thinking the following: Three of you specialty wedges—60*, 56*, and 52*. Then, weak PW (48*), 9-iron (42*), weak 7-iron (36*), 6-iron (30*), weak 4-iron (maybe a degree—24*?), then your 3-hybrid (normal loft). Add my two fairway woods, the Wishon 919 THI driver, my putter, and my set is complete with 13 clubs. I have no qualms about a… Read more »

Art Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you for all of your help. I’m ready to go. I think I will test the 90 gram light steel first. The difference between the shaft I have now to test the six iron is 120 grams; the graphite is about what–70 to 80 thereabouts? It’s worth trying just to see if I might like the light steel better. I’ll have that set in a month or less, and then the wedges are next, since I have had pretty good luck with the fairway woods I have now. Your help has been much appreciated. And, by the way, the… Read more »

Art Smith
5 months ago

Hi, Tom–I hope that you don’t get this as a duplicate, as I posted much the same in your “Contact Us” section. I had the pleasure of meeting you at the PGA Merchandise Show a couple of years ago. I have been a big fan for a number of years. Interestingly enough, a friend of mine from college–and now on the Tom Fazio architect staff for the last 50 years or thereabouts–Andy Banfield recommended a club fitting place over 15 years ago. I got fitted with Wishon 550C irons, and I loved them (I still have them, although I can’t… Read more »

Art Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi, Tom–Thanks for your swift, thoughtful and helpful reply. May I ask how long it might be before your new iron design with the (I guess slightly) stronger lofts comes out? In truth, I am not especially hung up with distance per se. The number on the bottom of the club is just that–a number. I’m pretty good with “partial shots” (thank you Dave Pelz and the guys I taught with), so what do you think of starting with a PW and going through the 771s through the 4-iron? (Could I hit the 4-iron of the 771s if I have… Read more »

Art Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom–Thanks again for your informative and very helpful reply. I don’t want to wait that long to get the new irons, so I am going to go with the 771s. My club maker friend made me a 6-iron with a 771 head for me to try. I practiced with it yesterday and was really impressed. I got great trajectory, pretty good distance, and good control, and it’s a good looking club–no clunky look like my current irons have. I had him put in a 120 gm steel shaft, as I told him my current set didn’t allow me to… Read more »

Art Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi, Tom. Sorry, one more question. If you were in my shoes (74 in a month; OK player, but not great–I’m happy to hit ten to twelve greens nowadays, driver speed of 90 mph) would you go with the 771s or the 979 SS irons. I just looked at those, and they have a slightly more forgiving sole (at least it looks like it does). I noticed that those are cast and the 771s are forged, but (after reading your books) I am under the impression that from a performance standpoint, that shouldn’t be a drawback. Sorry to draw you… Read more »

Art Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks. My bad. I don’t know where I got the idea that they were forged. Maybe I was thinking of my old set made 15+ years ago. It’s not an important feature for me. Maybe the clubmaker can take an extra satisfaction of crafting a beautiful head from a block of material, but I have never been able to notice a difference.

Thanks again.

Mike Barnett
5 months ago

Tom, I am 63 year old, 10 handicap, 98 mph driver SS, who due to hand and finger arthritis wanted or needed to try graphite shafts. So I picked up a set of 755pc with Wishon speed rated regular flex shafts. Easy to hit but the shafts and helpful combating the arthritis but to light for my tempo. I have since then acquired 771 cs. 5-PW that I had Steelfiber i95 regular flex installed by Mike Brown of Hamden , CT. The compression, feel, distance and forgiveness is all there for me. He did have place to some lead tape… Read more »

Mike Barnett
5 months ago
Reply to  Mike Barnett

Tom,
771’s with Steelfiber fiber shafts have been wonderful.Can’t say enough about them. I did ask about your thoughts about the 755 pc in direct comparison with them in an earlier post. I keep the 754 pc 4 iron with the wishon speed rated 85 gram shaft in my bag. Would it be even better to find and replace it with a 771 csi 4 iron? Thanks in advance.
Mike

Mike Barnett
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thanks for your helpful reply. Based on that my club builder Mike Brown in CT, just ordered from Diamond Golf (you) a 4 iron head to assemble with a Steelfiber I95 shaft. My set is now complete. Thanks again.
Mike

Gavin Townsend
6 months ago

Tom I have your 771CSI irons, which were custom fitted for me by Rene Cleaver, Cheltenham, UK, some five years ago. Subsequently she has retired. So miss her guidance. Im 54 years old and have a club speed range which goes from 88 to 60 mph, driver to wedges, and understand that as I get older my club speed will slow down. At what club head speeds, will I need to think about swapping my current clubs, a mixture of your designs and Maltby, all fitted by Rene, for the Wishon 730CL set or will the 771CS irons and other… Read more »

gavin townsend
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom

Thanks as always for your prompt and full answering of my question.

I look forward to many years to come of playing your designed clubs, irrespective of my swing speed.

Instead of spending my golfing money on equipment, I now can channel it into tuition and where I play, to enhance my golfing experience.

Thanks

Gavin

Ralph Gutland
6 months ago

Hi Tom After being dragged back on the golf course the last couple of years, I decided it was time to get properly fitted set of clubs that I could enjoy now and in 3 years for my retirement, I had been out of the game for 20 years and still using persimmon Citation woods and what was left of my Powerbilt scotch blades. So rather than drive out of town to a box golf store I went To Golf Club Technology here in Woodstock,ON. I met Rick and told him of my plan of return to golf. This was… Read more »

Doug White
7 months ago

Tom,
I’ve been playing the discontinued 870ti irons with Xcaliber regular iron shafts for a few years. I’m considering upgrading to the replacement 771csi irons. I’ve had one clubfitter tell me that I would notice a big difference if I make the switch. In your opinion, would it make sense, and should I notice the difference? Thanks.
Doug White

Doug White
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom
Thanks for the very helpful and detailed reply. I love your last comment, “Now see, how many club designers will tell you that you do not have to go buy a new version model and that what you have is pretty darn good still!! HA!”

Ritchie
7 months ago

Hi Tom
Looking at getting fit with the 771’s. Being a lefty, I know I am limited to options. Was a 6.3 two seasons ago but have slipped back to a 10 having not played much since. Are there other lefty options with your models or is that pretty much it ? Also want a new driver. Suggestions ? By the way im 55 and swing speed prob not in equation as far as 100+ mph.

Thnx so much in advance

ritchie jacobson
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thnx so much Tom for taking the time. Oct 3 fitting with Jacques Lavack in Winnipeg very much looking forward to the consultation !

Gavin Townsend
9 months ago

Tom

I have a full set of Wishon custom fitted golf clubs, putter to driver. However, what advice would you give me to match my clubs to the correct ball? What characterics should I be interested in? For example what number of pieces should I go for, the material of the outer layer and what compression rating?

Greg Schneider
10 months ago

Hi Tom
 
I have a set of your 771s and really enjoy playing them. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on club grip selection? I have oversized grips on them now because I liked the “feel” when I first was fitted with the clubs. However, I’m considering going to “medium-sized” grips because frankly I have a better understanding of what I am doing with clubs in my hands now. Is it truly a matter of personal preference or is there something more to understand about how grips translate to performance? Thanks in advance.

Phillip Surratt
11 months ago

Tom, My questions are more specific to clubfitting as opposed to product or clubmaking. In researching custom fitting and clubmaking, it appears that there are two predominant groups, and a much more select third group. The first group performs detailed comprehensive fittings that utilize technology, actual hitting balls with various combinations of heads & shafts, as well as body measurements, but then builds or orders clubs principally from brand-name OEM components. The second group builds high quality custom clubs to exact specifications (true artisans), but their fitting process is limited to body measurements, questions about how the player perceives his… Read more »

Phillip Surratt
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom,
 
Thank you so much for you in-depth and insightful reply. I sincerely appreciate you sharing your expertise and perspectives. Would you be willing to contact me via the email address that I provided in order to post? I wanted to ask a couple of specific questions about your recommendations for next steps.
Thanks,
Phil

Roger Huston
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom I have had some extra time to read some of your replies and this particular subject caught my eye since you and I are of the same age and I was one of the quote “guys” who went through the old Golfsmith schools and many of the Golfworks offerings. My early golf club building skills have greatly been enhanced by you, Lindsey, Maltby and two of my cousins one a teaching professional and the other a playing professional. When I started I was in search of a set of irons that didn’t cost a fortune and would fit my… Read more »

ron white
11 months ago

i have a set of 771csi irons 5i thru aw, reg. steel fiber shafts. i have had these for six years and plan to update shafts, grips and would like a measurement chart. Also is there any advantage increasing the lofts 2 degrees? Thankyou

Keith Riel
11 months ago

How to I order shafts and heads