by Tom Wishon, with Tom Grundner

The Right Sticks: Equipment Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game has all the ingredients to be the most successful Wishon book of all for enhancing the image of professional clubfitting and generating demand for Clubmakers’ services. The Right Sticks: Equipment Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game is short, sweet and gets specifically to the point in shattering 37 different golf equipment myths perpetuated by the huge marketing campaigns of the standard club companies.

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The Right Sticks:
Equipment Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game

Was created in response to demand from the major bookstore chains for an expanded version of Wishon Golf’s booklet, 12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game. When all the major bookstore chains saw the 32 page 12 Myths booklet, they loved the content, loved the 3-4 pages per myth style of writing, but wanted the content of the equipment myths to be expanded to around 100 pages. In short, Wishon’s newest book has been created to appeal specifically to readers who want information in a short and easy to read format.

In addition to the dozen myths that make up Wishon Golf’s 32 page booklet, golfers will learn the truth about a total of 37 equipment myths including:

Your new driver has a larger sweetspot
The second longest hitting club in your bag is your 3-wood.
There is no way a club’s design can reduce your slice. Only lessons can do that.
The loft and lie angles on your irons are okay. They were set at
the factory.
The shaft is the engine of the golf club.
The shaft acts like a buggy whip. It gives additional speed to the ball with its last second snap.
The longer the length of the club, the farther you’ll hit the ball.
Graphite shafted irons need to be longer than steel shafted irons.
I was “custom fitted” at the driving range (or retail golf store, or
pro shop).
Women’s clubs are designed for women.
Senior golfers need to play with senior clubs.
I am not a good enough golfer to be custom fitted—besides, it’s not
the arrow, it’s the archer.


  • My name is Ernie (64 years old) and I decided to have a custom fitting for my next set of irons. I had the opportunity to play a few rounds of golf with Craig and he told me that he was able to do custom fitting. In previous years I went to a golf shop and bought what I was told would work for me. I went to his house where his workshop is at the back of his premises. We discussed what I wanted to achieve and after the long talk I decided on graphite shafts with forged heads. From then on we did an intensive fitting session with various combinations of graphite shafts and heads. My final combinations were made up of SK Fiber Pure Energy shafts with ACER XS Forged heads and Karma grips. Would I recommend having a custom fitting … for sure YES!!!!!

    Ernie - Adelaide
  • As a golf teacher, Craig Forth’s tuition has always been an accurate assessment of my game and by the end of the session I am hitting the ball much better and of even more importance, I come away with an understanding of the causes and effects of changes / habits of my golf swing. Having not only the lesson but also the improved capacity to work it myself makes his teaching of great assistance to my golf game. Only wish I had time to practice what I learn, but that’s another story.

    Les Bollenhagen - Teaching
  • The set of clubs I play with today is vastly improved over the retail equipment I was using. For ages I struggled with painful hands and arms and it was getting worse. Fortunately I was introduced to Craig Forth, and due to his club fitting know-how in setting my clubs with the correct shaft, grip and lie angles etc, the strain on my body was considerably reduced, and as a bonus the clubs are now more suited to my swing. Without Craig’s expertise, it’s doubtful that I could be playing today. His passion and knowledge built over many years continue to amaze me.

    Les Bollenhagen - Club Fitting
  • I have always felt that clubs off the rack were not quite the right fit for me, I would have to modify my swing and club delivery to get the desired results. After struggling with this for years I contacted Craig to get some help.
    Craig was fantastic; he completely understood what I was trying to explain. He began by watching me hitting balls in the net, while discussing what he thought could be improved in my game. The first thing he did was check the length, lie, loft and swing weight of my clubs. Then he used a series of impact and lie angle testing methods to find the strike patterns before making some adjustments and then re-testing until we were both happy with the results. It turned out that I needed a flatter lie angle than standard.
    The outcome was amazing! My irons strikes are so pure now with better feel through the turf and my consistency has improved dramatically. Thanks to Craig and his vast knowledge on golf and club fitting, my shots are sweeter and straighter and my scores are lower.

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