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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Mack Coats
1 month ago

Tom, at what point would you consider the irons going too high? I’ve got a set of 585s and 771’s. Same shafts in both and the 771’s go about 25 feet higher…with the higher ball speeds, the 771s are only about 5 yards shorter. The descent on the 771’s is around 50-52 with a 7iron on my trackman. I know the 771’s are designed to get the ball up with weighting but curious as to when it is too much?

Mack Coats
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Could a change in shaft help? I really like the look of the heads.

I’m using an Axiom Graphite Shaft 105-S. I’m about 88mph with a 7iron.

Sylvie HADDAD
3 months ago

Hi Tom; I bought your 771 when I started golf 8 years ago. 3 years laters, I was fitted with a sterling set (I was 25 hcp at the time). Recently, I tried the 771 again (I’m an 8 hcp now). As much as I recognize the help i found with the sterling, I was amazed by the superiority of the 771 with the 6 and the 7. I find more power and precision with the S,G,P 9 of the sterling, and higher trajectories and more distance with the 8,7,6 of the 771 So I keep a mix in my… Read more »

Sean Peacock
6 months ago

I am researching one length irons. I watched a video by Ian Fraser of TXG with your irons. I love the idea of the adjustability of your irons as Ian and Matt showed in the video. UNFORTUNATELY, I can’t seem to find a competent fitter near me. The last three tried to BS me and after 4 years of watching TXG fitting videos it’s become pretty easy to spot. I used your fitter finder but it doesn’t seem up to date for my area near Edmonton, Alberta.
Any suggestions from Wishongolf would be appreciated

5 months ago
Reply to  Sean Peacock

Hi Sean, We definitely can help you with the one length setup. I recently did a set of EQ one length for a client who LOVES his new clubs. We’ll have his feedback and results posting to our socials shortly. Tom is very kind with his recommendation. Our fitting stock has every Wishon shaft at every playing length, bend profile and weight all ready to be tested live in your session. We can also adjust swing weight on the fly to ensure you have the exact feel you want. No guessing. You will have the club you love in your… Read more »

Tim Byars
8 months ago

Hello Tom: I have the pleasure of owing a full set (less the 7 iron) of your MWD-1000 irons. I have had them for some time. I have x-flex steel shafts in them and still enjoy hitting them. I am 65 now and still can generate swing speeds over 100. These irons are absolution a dream to hit. I am scanning the globe for a 7 iron. If I were to transition from these irons to a different set of yours what do you think would work ? Single shaft etc.

don granger
8 months ago

hi Tom In an absentminded day I chose to give my 870 iron set to my grandson 3 1/2 yrs and fell for the adds of Titleist 400 . What a huge mistake, you recently commented on flight height and you hit the nail on the head, high loft irons lower flight. my 5 and 6 about the same. the good news is is got taller and I will buy my gift back. ? 775 having new design? why is it no other maker fitter etc will follow the corp. line of malarkey? I love ready your reply and getting… Read more »

Doug White
9 months ago

Hi Tom,
I tend to “tinker” with everything I have. Having both a set of 771csi’s and 870ti’s I go back and forth. In additon I picked up a set of Tour Edge iron woods. I play casually lately, but still keep coming back to the feel of the 771csi, and your older 870ti. Can you explain the difference between these two models and what are the advantages/disadvantages of each. Thanks again.

Doug W
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks for the encouragement and knowledgeTom. Now, if only my swing keeps improving. I know it’s ‘‘this Indian, not these great arrows”.

Paul Laracy
10 months ago

Hi Tom, Over the course of using the 771s for several years, my handicap has dropped slowly from 12 to 6. Should I stay with the 771’s or consider your new forged irons?

Also, while the 771’s are still highly competitive with new offerings from the big box stores. I wonder if a replacement in the works?

Thank you for your thoughtful approaches to everything you do.

Respectfully, Paul

Ed Rodman
1 year ago

Tom, I got fitted for the 770 CFE back in 2008. I hit them well how do they stack up to the current lineup. They feel a little heavy now that I am 70 yrs old. I am looking up update my set.

Greg Stevens
1 year ago

Tom, I have the 765WS and want to upgrade. I am a mid-hi handicap , like a higher ball flight and want to improve distance. What would be a good selection of the current models?

Jim Levesque
1 year ago

Tom, thank you for all you do for us. I recently got refitted for driver and 3 wood by the one and only Frank Strannick. To say Frank is awesome would be an understatement, and having worked with him and he understanding my swing has been amazing. Frank will be fitting me for these 771s to replace my 560s, and my question is this: with the posted lofts of the clubs on your site, is it feasible that with a 7i as an example, that distance increased from 175 with 560s to roughly 188 with the demo 771 that Frank… Read more »

Jim Levesque
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, you are very gracious to answer my question, thank you. I believe the loft of the 771 was 2 degrees stronger than my 560 7i, but I hadn’t really pressed Frank much as he was headed to FL when I returned the demo and got my new sticks. I have now seen the 309 and find them very pleasing to the eye and with my fitting happening late March early April,look forward to the 310 and see what Frank has to say. Just an FYI, will probly show Frank the praise you have shown for him as when I… Read more »

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Denis F
1 year ago

Hi Tom After all the amazing comments and feedback, I am looking to buy a set of 771csi. However, I am fairly new to golf and have only played with the modern day low lofted GI irons, so I am thinking of lowering the lofts of the 771 when I get them. So I have 2 questions: if I say lower the loft of the 7i by 3 degrees, which I guess will reduce bounce by 3 degrees do I still have sufficient bounce? Also, for a swing speed around 80mph, what would be the carry distance gain by lowering… Read more »

Denis F
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you so much Tom for your great advice! My initial thought of bending the irons stronger was to gain a bit more distance. Do you think it would make much of a difference at 80mph 7 iron swing speed?

Last edited 1 year ago by Denis F
Denis F
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom

Thank you so much for your thoughtful advice, as always.
Best wishes
Denis

Doug White
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis F

Denis,
Great discussion. I have had a set of 771’s that I have played for awhile. Most of the crew I play with are older and have clubs that are newer, with stronger lofts. When a partner is playing his 7 iron with 28-30 loft, I simply use my 6 iron, that is 30 degrees. I have had my clubs adjusted for +1 degree lie, never the original loft. Adapt to that, and you will love the clubs. Remember, Tom is always correct. Good luck.

Bill Posters
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I couldn’t agree with you more- for the average golfer even if this advancement in technology was real having 7 iron at 28 degrees of loft cannot possibily be of any benefit. A USGA mandated minimum loft for each iron with a variance of minus 1 degree would be of great sense, but, I don’t know if that was/is within their mandate. If this strengthing in lofts has been halted at somewhere around 32 or 33 degrees for the 7 iron companies would have to separate themselves through true advancements where/when found. It is people such as yourself and… Read more »

Bob Kirkwood
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom

Jim Hoover
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I recently started using the Auditor speed match machine and they use HTS (hosel to sole) measurement, HSD (hosel shaft depth) measurement and am wondering how to use the 771csi specs with this. From my crude attempts at measurement the HTS is 63mm, the HSD is 27 mm. Is HSD the bore depth in the specs listed at 30mm. The weight bore is another 19mm deep from my measurement, so from top of hosel to bottom of weight bore is 46mm. From what you said the HTS would be 60mm +0.32″ (8mm) or 68mm. So BBGM is 68-27 or 41mm=1.6″,… Read more »

Jim Hoover
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom,

Thanks. That helps greatly. I was getting lost in the weeds on the accompanying documentation with the unit. When I got it I was planning on doing just what you said, but then read the manual recommending this other way. Thanks again.

Jim Hoover

trent
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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

Bill Posters
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, any further thought on a redesign with a hollow body?

Jim Hoover
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I’d really like to see a hollow body design similar in appearance to the NX1-EQ with similar lofts, ie 7 iron at 32 degrees.

Bill Posters
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks, Tom. Great start to 2023- I have a 585PC built and will soon be testing along side my SL Sterlings. I have seen your new wedges and hope to see your new fairway and hybrids soon.

Claire McMaster
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years ago

Tom Any news on any new designs in the pipeline?

Gavin Townsend
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Doug White
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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?