STERLING
SINGLE LENGTH IRONS

 

A Unique Set Design to be Built to One Length for all Clubs to Deliver a Perfect Match of all Elements of Swing Feel for shot consistency.

Features:

    • Single length construction ensures all possible elements of swing feel are identical for each club in the set – same MOI, same total weight, same headweight, same balance point – to offer the chance for improved shot consistency
    • Identical length and lie allow the golfer to use the same stance, same posture, same swing plane forimproved shot consistency
    • Optional high COR #5 hybrid with high COR #4, 5, 6, and 7 irons offer proper distance for the low loft clubs at the shorter single length. Other single length sets may lose distance with the low loft clubs
    • Conventional cast carbon steel in the #8 to gap wedge with 5* loft increments blend with the high COR design of the low loft clubheads to offer proper distance gaps and proper
      distance with the high loft clubs. Other single length sets may generate too much distance with the high loft clubs
    • Available in a #5 hybrid or #5 iron to match the player’s desire and ability, with #6 to 9, PW and Gap Wedge and Sand Wedge
    • Sterling Irons® Single Length clubs can be built to 36.5”, 36.75 or 37” length for each club as fit by the Clubmaker for the golfer’s comfort and preference. Contrasts with most other single length sets being created for a 37.5” length – which can generate too much distance with the high loft irons
    • Intended to be custom fit with any Wishon Golf S2S iron shaft model and flex to meet the swing speed, transition/tempo and release point of the golfer.
    • Sterling Irons® hybrid uses standard iron shaft (.370)
    • The #4 iron should only be used by golfers with a #5 iron clubhead speed of 85mph or higher to be able to make the club generate the proper trajectory and height to be able to carry the ball further than the #5 iron
    • Available in RH (#5 Hybrid, 4-9, PW, GW, SW) & LH (5-SW); New Blade Wedges (LW, SW) available in RH only

    For more information on the technical benefits of single length set construction, we offer this complete Q&A about single length iron set technology.

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Wan
6 days ago

Can i cut the length a little bit more…i am a very shot guy felt still long

Eric Law
15 days ago

Tom, what’s the face height of the now-discontinued Sterling 5-hybrid? From the photo it looks similar to the 34mm height of my beloved 775HS hybrids (as opposed to the lower profile of the new EQ1-NX hybrids).

Ronald Krenz
17 days ago

Tom, I have never been able to play game improvement type irons due to a very high ball flight. Wind destroys my game. I am tall, with wide shoulders and long arms. I have no problem getting forged single length long irons in the air and landing them softly. I am also not fond of offset in my irons. I would very much like to transition to EQ1 NX irons, but am concerned about shot height. Can the EQ1 NX irons be shafted to control trajectory, or am I better off staying with my blades.

Thanks,

Ron

Steve
1 month ago

Tom read your book Cap’n Clubmaker. It’s very interesting and any golfer interested in clubs and the swing should read same.
Page 283 , face angle.
Why not sole the club and turn the handle 2 deg. Or so Closed rather than bend the hosel?
I am going to purchase the 919 thi driver. using your data I need about 1 deg closed face. Somehow I know you have the answer.
Thanks in advance.
Steve R.
British Columbia.

Jarrod Gilmer
1 month ago

Good evening Tom,

I was curious if you could point me in the right direction. Currently play the sterlings and I have a connection on 5-GW heads. Looking to make them a backup set. Curious if I could get my hands on a 4 iron head.

David Chipman
1 month ago

Hi Tom you don’t have any club makers in Queensland Australia.

Thanks
David

Mark J McGrath
1 month ago

Tom,

Please make these in Lefty. We lefties are running short on single length options to turn to these days

Mark McGrath
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I’ll remain patient. In the meantime, I just got another set of Sterlings via eBay and they are darned near next to new! Happy Golfer here!

M van Nunen
2 months ago

Hi, I’m one of the first players in the Netherlands that played with yourSterling Iron design. I loved them from day one and I still do. Last week i received my new EQ1-NX Irons. Past years i played the Sterling Irons  3 or 4 times a week and sometimes even more often.I have always enjoyed them. I really embrace the single length concept, only my wedges are traditional concept. The sound of the 4,5,6,7 was the only thing i did not like very much together with the progressive offset. That’s why i decided to buy the EQ1’s. Now i have played only… Read more »

Martien
1 month ago
Reply to  M van Nunen

Hi. M.van Nunen

We me and my wife are olso early adaptor of the Stirling irons in the Netherlands. May I ask you who did the fitting for you. Wich shaft do you have?

Last edited 1 month ago by Martien
Mark van Nunen
1 month ago
Reply to  Martien

Hi Martien, i had my fitting done by Kathleen Renders, emailadres: info@golfenmanagement.com
(EINDHOVEN) She is a former playing professional, no nonsense type. She is a Thom Wishon dealer for a long time.

Dominique Malcor
1 month ago
Reply to  M van Nunen

Dear Mark : thank you very much, that’s help me very much

Sylvain St-Pierre
2 months ago

Hi Tom,
What are my options if i buy a single length irons set to add wedges? .. I am a left hander.
Thanks

Sylvain St-Pierre
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Great! Thanks for the fast reply.

Mitch Bradley
2 months ago

Still loving the EQ1-NXs. The other day I had a personal-best 15 greens in regulation on a difficult course, including a 4 hybrid shot where I had to work a little draw around a tree to a raised green.Brilliant design, Tom.

Paul Palermo
3 months ago

I’ve had the Sterling Irons for 3 years. Now the PW just started making a weird vibration when I hit it. What would cause that ?

Mitch Bradley
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul Palermo

Graphite shafts sometimes crack or delaminate, especially near the tip where there is a lot of stress. If that happens the shaft must be replaced

Mitch Bradley
3 months ago

More on the hybrid situation – removing the back weights and putting the 10g tungsten in the toe port fixed the problem. No more toe hooks!

RC
3 months ago

Hello Tom, I am in the process of buying a set of the EQ1 and trying to decide between shafts. I am looking at the S2S White S, the Black S, or the Black R and was hoping you can provide some insight. Also, if there is another option I am overlooking, please advise. I “fit” into the Black S, but I prefer a high ball flight since I can readily knock down my wedges, but can’t as readily hit my 6 or 5 irons higher. Also, I play a lot of 3/4 shots which drops my ss down into… Read more »

RC
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you for the response. I will start with that.

Mitch Bradley
3 months ago

I’m really enjoying the EQ1-NX irons. Yesterday I started testing the hybrids. My irons go to 5I so as a starting point I built a 4 hybrid at 1″ longer than the 5I, same R-flex S2S White shaft as the irons, with two of the 5g tungsten weights in the rear ports. There was a ripping headwind in the practice area that accentuates any spin. I was getting gear-effect toe hooks like no tomorrow. I changed my setup to hit more toward the heel and the sidespin settled down – but I don’t think I can play this setup in… Read more »

King
4 months ago

I have a set of sterling one length in 5-SW. I’m a lefty. Could I buy a SW at 56 degrees and bend it to 60 degrees to play as a lob…I see it says plus or minus 4 degree bend, and since their is no lob wedge option in lefty trying to keep my set consistent…i know more goes into one length than just bending the club, but thinking outside the box is what one length is all about.

Mitch Bradley
4 months ago

I have been using EQ1-NX for about a week now, after having used Sterlings daily since they first came out. Here are my impressions so far. The EQ1-NX heads do indeed look a bit larger than Sterlings. The look inspires confidence, especially after you discover the following performance characteristics… The EQ1s are definitely more forgiving in several ways Off-center hits toward the toe and heel go straighter Thin strikes low on the face fly higher The sole interacts better with the turf; it’s less prone to “grab” in gnarly grass I really like the EQ1’s versatility for chipping. The clubface… Read more »

Tom Summerhays
4 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Bradley

I concur with these observations fully.

Pat
4 months ago

Tom – been playing Sterlings for 3 years and love them. The Sterling heads are larger (more surface area) than average and I really like that feature.
Three questions
1. How large are the heads and how do they compare to more mainstream brands ?
2. How do they compare to the EQ heads?
3. What is the trade off of a larger head. Seems like more mass is easier to hit, particularly for off center hits
Thx

Mitch Bradley
4 months ago

More EQ1-NX results: I am testing EQ1-NX a few clubs at a time, trying different shafts and different shot types and turf conditions. I started with the SW built with a standard weight steel shaft (Wishon Smooth Steel) because I like extra weight in the high loft wedges that are used mostly with partial swings. Then I branched out to 8 iron, trying both a graphite shaft (Wishon S2S white R flex) and a lightweight steel shaft (Wishon SuperLite R flex). I prefer the graphite because I get a slightly higher ball flight and the dispersion seems to be a… Read more »

Ed
4 months ago

Tom,
Are the EQ1-NXs suitable for everyone? I’d guess that there is some minimum swing speed/strength/etc requirement. The reason I asked is that the comments have all slanted toward men of various ages. Not to be sexist but it made me wonder about women of all ages and whether they would be candidates for the EQ1-NXs?

Mitch Bradley
4 months ago

I really like what Tom has done with the new EQ1-NX sand wedge. The sole profile is very effective from a variety of difficult lies. That, in combination with the weight distribution and the face design, makes the ball come off with a predictable trajectory under conditions that used to cause me trouble.

Larry
4 months ago

What are the factors involved with choosing either a graphite of steel shaft for single length irons? Is it personal preference or does one favor a certain type of player? Thanks

Mitch Bradley
4 months ago

UPS just delivered a set of EQ1-NX components. Time to build test clubs! Can’t wait to try them out!

Jason Anderson
4 months ago

What’s the swing weight of the s2s stiff shaft in the one length ?

Jim O'Hara
5 months ago

Hi Tom – hope you’re well and staying safe Wonder if you could help… I’m keen to pick up a set of Sterling single length irons and was looking at 5h-SW based on some previous advice. As you can imagine I’m looking to fine tune the set as far as is reasonable but COVID-19 obviously creates challenges. My stats are Age 51 Height 179cm Wrist crease to finger 18.5cm finger length 8.25cm Wrist to Floor – 91.5 – 92cm 7 iron carry 140 -145yds Strength slightly above average Medium tempo with slight aggression I play with a 3/4 swing (Don… Read more »

Jim O'Hara
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom – much appreciated. My fitter Iain has already started the process and I’ve tested two irons this week…by coincidence the swing weight is the one thing I’m trying to fine tune so many thanks for you input
Best regards
Jim

Jim O Hara
4 months ago
Reply to  Jim O'Hara

Hi again Tom I’ve recently taken delivery of my irons and the results are very favourable…I’ve still to pick up my 5h but the 6 iron is sublime. Moreover, my concerns about short iron lengths is also proving to be unfounded as a result of the consistency on offer. I digress… Now that I have the irons, the next point is to look at the hybrids;-now that I have dialled in my specification for the 1st gen Sterling irons is there an obvious and consistent lead into the EQ-1 hybrids ? My hunch is that I’d like to continue as… Read more »

rob
5 months ago

Hi Tom, i currently play 4 to LW SSL irons V1 with S2S white stiff shafts length 37″. I also use 919 HL driver which i beleive is 13 degrees. Now the new EQ1-NX are available i was thinking of replacing my hybrids and possibly my 4/5/6 irons with a combination of the new woods and hybrids all at single length. My questions are: 1) Would i need to make the wood and hybrid head weights 274g the same as the V1 irons? 2) Can I use the same shaft length in the woods and hybrids as my V1 irons… Read more »

rob
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, Thanks so much for your reply. I’m so glad i asked now. I am surprised by the loft gap between last hybrid and first iron. Thats wider than i would have chosen. I would have tried to keep it more consistant between all clubs i.e. 4 degrees. The combo’s above of 2 woods, 1 hybrid then irons is great, but is it possible to use more hybrids? Or would that cut out too many irons? i.e. 4h, 5h and 6h would the first iron be 8 iron? I am loving the SSL irons and playing so consistantly with… Read more »