Tom Wishon is recognised as a designer of the highest quality and high performance original club heads, shafts, grips and fitting technology products used by independent professional custom club makers around the world.
Having begun his golf equipment career in 1972, Tom Wishon is the author of 9 books on different technical areas within the field of golf club performance and club fitting, in addition to hundreds of equipment related articles written for virtually every golf publication in the industry.
Two of Wishon’s books, “The Search For The Perfect Golf Club” and “The Search For The Perfect Driver” qualified for best – selling status and won successive book of the year awards in 2006 and 2007 from the International Network of golf, the oldest and largest organization of golf industry media professionals in the world.
Tom Wishon has been a member of the Golf Digest USA magazine Technical Advisory Panel since 1994, has been the Technical Adviser to the PGA of America’s web site, PGA.com since 2004, and is presently a regular contributor to the PGA Magazine of Great Britain. He is considered the ‘go to guy’ by the equipment editors for virtually all of the major consumer golf publications in their search for honest , marketing-free, technical explanations about the technical performance of golf clubs.
Tom is the only designer from the custom club making segment of the golf industry whose club head designs have been used to win on the PGA Tour and in the Ryder Cup competition. He has designed and custom built clubs for Scott Verplank, Bruce Lietzke, Ben Crenshaw as well as a set of clubs played by Payne Stewart before his tragic departure from the game in 1999. In his design career, Tom has originated more than 50 different club head design firsts.
As Tom stated in making his decision to establish his own company, ”I completely respect the product design work of the large golf companies, but my three decades in golf club research has proven without question that the best set of golf clubs any golfer will ever play with will be a set of professionally custom fit golf clubs, and not a set of standard made clubs simply bought off the shelf.”