The good news is, Tom is staying on as a technical advisor and club designer. But they will now be a European-based company shipping everything from the UK. I imagine that will help the Wishon brand in Europe and maybe even globally, but I can only assume the Wishon following here in the US will decline as a result. Well, at least he's going out on top after releasing the most in-demand design of his entire career - the Sterling SL irons. They certainly are the best set of irons I've ever played!
Here are the details:
"Big changes are coming to Wishon Golf... Mary-Ellen and I have made the difficult but joyful decision to ease down on our workload and move towards a form of semi-retirement.
We have decided that, as of October 1st, 2016, we will be handing over the rights to the Wishon Golf brand to Diamond Golf International, based in England.
Those of you who are my age can attest that lifestyle and health considerations always influence decisions like this. It is my desire to create more time to focus on activities that I enjoy, take care of my health, and leave the distribution of the Wishon Golf product line to the next generation.
That said, I am still not entirely out of the picture. Instead I am moving into a different role: performing technical support and club head, shaft, and product design for UK-based Diamond Golf International.
Diamond Golf UK is by far the oldest, largest, and most experienced clubmaking supply company in Europe. There is no other company in the world I would trust with the future management and distribution of the Wishon Golf product line. In fact, I have a 35-year relationship with Diamond Golf UK. During that time, Diamond Golf has been the UK/European distributor for almost every club head, shaft and clubmaking product that I have created in my career in the custom clubmaking industry.
Mary-Ellen and I wholeheartedly thank you for your support of Wishon Golf USA and our efforts to provide the best designs and clubfitting technology to custom clubmakers worldwide. It has been — and will continue to be — my privilege and joy to make my life’s work designing clubs and shafts, researching the technical and performance aspects of equipment, and sharing what we have learned to help you provide superior performing custom fit equipment to your golfers.
Again, thank you for your support of Tom Wishon Golf and for allowing Mary Ellen and me to continue the work that we love, albeit in different roles. If you have questions about any of this, please contact us and we’ll do our level best to give you answers.
**I edited out some of the info that is only relevant to Wishon dealers/fitters.