STERLING
SINGLE LENGTH IRONS

 

THIS PRODUCT IS NOW DISCONTINUED

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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Patrick
1 month ago

Probably unlikely with the way things are now but will a lefty set of gen 2 single Lengths come out anytime soon?
Pat

Joe Morris
2 months ago

I purchased a set of sterling one length irons 4-pw. Is there any way I ca n get the gw and sw to the set?

Mark Goldsmith
3 months ago

Tom, one last philosophical question. I’m reshafting my Sterlings. There is a little variance of hosel depth on 2 of the heads. I will tip these shafts identically, but my question is, should I compensate on butt length to make the clubs the same length, or is it better for the shafts to match? We’re talking about maybe 1/16 of an inch, if that. Previously I have adjusted butt length, but I wonder if it even matters. Thanks for all you do for us.

Mark Goldsmith
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks, Tom. It certainly is easier to ignore the variance and match the shafts before installation. I’m not that obsessive. I was just curious about whether I should be.

Joe Morris
3 months ago

Just purchased a set of Sterling one length irons and must say how pleased I am with them. The supplier did not have the gap or sand wedge. Is there any way I can get my hands on them?

GOLFERMANIA
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe Morris

Hi Joe ! I do have some Sterling heads (former demo) … and ‘as new’ GW and SW …

Mark Goldsmith
4 months ago

Hi Tom, I am about to re-shaft my Sterlings, and I can’t find the ferrule size spec anywhere. I have several sizes in my parts box, and I’m not sure that tenths of a mm are significant, but might as well do it right, right? Thanks for the info if you have it handy.

Pat
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I reshafted my sterlings a couple months ago and used the Maltby Single Chrome Low Ring Ferrules (SKU: MA0307). OD = .520 or 13.2 mm. They worked perfect.

Mark Goldsmith
4 months ago
Reply to  Pat

Thanks, Tom and Pat. I’m pretty sure I have a supply of 13.2s. If not, they’re easily acquired. Might as well use the right size, and this is not a rush project.

Alvin Lin
4 months ago

I had 5-P Legacy set with s2s black shaft over a year. Love them . I am wondering if I should get a 4 iron or a 4 hybrid . I hit my 5 irons about 175-180 and I have a regular titlist 4 hybrid . I hit my hybrid about 200 yards on and off ( my iron shots are better ) and above my hybrid I have a driver( no other woods ). I can hit my driver about 250-270. my average score is 85-88 thank you

Morgan
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Which series is this 4 hybrid? Is it an EQ1?

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Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I can report that my EQ1-NX 4-hybrid was safely and easily bent to 2 degrees up.

King
8 months ago

My bag goes driver then 5 iron thru SW in sterling one length. Trying to close the gap at top… 1) do the 5 hybrid and 5 iron go same distance since both or 23 degrees? 2) if I bend the the hybrid to 21 degrees do you think I could bag a 4 iron , 5hybrid, and 5 iron or will I probably see to similar of distance between the three… my driver swing is 92 mph and I broke 100 for the first time last time out…( if that helps identify my skill level)

Wan
10 months ago

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

Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, for Wan’s case, is that more suitable to consider lower the lie angle, rather than cutting length?

Rich Douglas
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I did that once. I purchased a set of Pings that were a 1/2″ longer and went with blue dot instead of my usual green dot. You know what I got? Well-fitted and ill-suited irons. The irons were well-fitted because the lie angles were correct for that length. Ill-suited because I had absolutely no reason for going with a longer iron. None. The result: an iron set that was harder to control than was necessary, longer than my previous set, and a swing weight I could not control (due to the longer shaft). You know what they say about the… Read more »

Eric Law
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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 year 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 year ago

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

Thanks
David

Mark J McGrath
1 year ago

Tom,

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

Mark McGrath
1 year 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
1 year 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 year 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 year ago by Martien
Mark van Nunen
1 year 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 year ago
Reply to  M van Nunen

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

Sylvain St-Pierre
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Great! Thanks for the fast reply.

Mitch Bradley
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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

Mitch Bradley
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Reply to  Mitch Bradley

I concur with these observations fully.

Pat
1 year 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
1 year 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 »