AGCP

  Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals

Tom Wishon - Keynote Speaker
AGCP 10th Annual Clufitters and Clubmakers Convention

Tom Wishon is a former member of the PGA of America and a 35 year veteran of the golf equipment industry, having moved from the PGA to begin his career in golf equipment design and R&D in 1980.  During his career, Tom has written 10 books and more than 200 magazine articles on golf equipment performance in his commitment to share factual information about how golf clubs perform with PGA pros, professional clubmakers and golfers as well.  

Two of Tom’s books won back to back Golf Book of the Year Awards in 2006 and 2007from the International Network of Golf.  Tom Wishon has also been a regular consultant for the British PGA, the PGA of Sweden and other European PGA organizations to conduct frequent educational seminars in which he shares his knowledge and expertise in golf equipment and clubfitting.  Two of Wishon’s books are a part of the curriculum for training and membership in the British PGA, Swedish PGA and Dutch PGA.     

In his 34 yr career in golf equipment design and engineering, Tom Wishon has designed more than 350 original models of golf clubheads and shafts, more than any other single person in the 500 year history of the game.  He has contributed more than 60 different design technology firsts, including the first titanium driver by a US based company (1994), the first high COR fairway woods (2004), hybrids (2005) and irons (2004) as well as the first adjustable hosel sleeve woods (1995).  

Wishon has designed original clubhead models for US PGA Tour players such as Scott Verplank, Ben Crenshaw and Bruce Lietzke, and he designed the last set of golf clubs used in competition by the late Payne Stewart in 1999 before his tragic accident.  Tom stands as the only designer from the custom clubmaking side of the golf industry to have designed clubhead models used to win on the PGA Tour, Champions Senior Tour and in Ryder Cup competition.  

As Mike Stachura, the equipment editor for Golf Digest magazine stated, “If golf clubs are a mystery of the game for golfers, then Tom Wishon is truly the Sherlock Holmes of golf equipment.”  Jim Achenbach, equipment editor for Golfweek magazine has said, “Tom Wishon is hands down the smartest person about golf clubs in the golf industry.”  

In 2003, Tom started his own company, Tom Wishon Golf Technology.  His commitment is 100% toward promoting the benefits of full specification, professional clubfitting to golfers who struggle to achieve their full potential in the game while trying to play with standard made clubs bought off the shelf which do not fit their individual size, strength, athletic ability and swing characteristics.  

November 10 - 14, 2015 

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