The Wishon Golf brand is very proud of its clubhead, shaft and clubfitting technology design knowledge and experience pioneered by its founder, Tom Wishon. Since 1986 when Tom first began to design clubheads, the products created by him have consistently led the golf equipment industry in innovation. Quite a few of these design innovations were introduced well before the big golf companies released their versions.
Due to having exclusively worked in the component custom clubmaking side of the golf industry, Wishon’s design innovations have never been heavily marketed to consumers. Component supply companies typically market to custom clubmakers and do not have the budget to compete in the far more expensive arena of consumer marketing. As a result not that many golfers are aware of the number of clubhead, shaft and clubfitting technology firsts that Tom Wishon has created and pioneered in more than three decades of product development research and development experience. Because of the lack of consumer marketing on behalf of the companies for which Wishon has designed clubhead models, many of Wishon’s design firsts are wrongly believed to have been conceived and created by various major golf companies.
This section is devoted to chronicling the more significant clubhead design as well as clubfitting technology firsts that Tom Wishon has created in his four decades of golf equipment product development. The list includes as many of Tom’s development firsts as we can compile from our research and includes breakthroughs that rank from small to large on a scale of significance. This chronicle of Tom’s design experience is offered as a means to give credit where credit is due and to demonstrate to golfers and to custom clubmakers that the innovation and quality of a Tom Wishon original clubhead, shaft or clubfitting technology design represents the very best in golf club design.
Wishon’s design firsts are listed in this section by each area of club and clubhead design (Full Set, Driver, Fairway Wood. Hybrid, Iron, Wedge, Putter and Clubfitting Technology) in chronological order.