STERLING
SINGLE LENGTH IRONS

 

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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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Jeffrey Jenkins
15 days ago

Wishon EQ-1 NX Starter sets 😉 Now that I’ve just about completed all possible experiments on the Wishon Sterling set is it possible to get 1 or 2 EQ-1 NX clubheads? I have a 4 hybrid which I matched to a Sterling set so I’m looking for a 6 & 8 iron. Is it possible to get one or both from Diamond Golf? Unfortunately, since I’m not an approved club maker I can’t order directly? Back in the dark ages I started with a Wishon Sterling 6,8 PW starter set and ended up building two complete 4 – GW sets,… Read more »

Jeffrey Jenkins
14 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, thanks for a quick response as usual. I was able to track down an approved clubmaker I worked with 5 years ago will soon start an EQ-1 NX project. They will be the mid and short irons in a 6 club travel set. I can’t wait to use them the next time I play golf in Scotland. 🙂 In April I played at Aboyne Golf Club using a travel set that had single length Sterling 36.50″ 7,9 & PW irons.

Last edited 14 days ago by Jeffrey Jenkins
17 days ago

I have barely enough clubhead speed for SL 5I, but to take away my Sterling 4I you would have to pry it from my cold dead fingers. I can’t launch it high and land it soft, but I can drill it on a straight line into a raging headwind, punch it under an overhanging branch through a gap, shape it around a tree, and any number of other recovery scenarios that I can’t pull off with the curved shallow face and extra shaft kick of a hybrid. I tried the EQ hybrids on top of my current 5I-GW EQ1 rollup,… Read more »

Jeffrey Jenkins
18 days ago

Sterling Irons – graphite or steel shafts? I’ve been a happy user of Wishon Sterling, 785HF, 752TC and more irons. It’s been really hard to determine the correct length and flex for Sterlings but after years of experimenting I’ve figured it out! I started with 37″ irons but found I couldn’t get adequate length in the 4, 5, 6 and 7 irons until I switched to graphite shafts and different lengths. Through trial and error I settled on this combination: 38.50″ 65 gram graphite shafts in the 4&5 hybrids, 38.00″ 75 gram graphite shafts in 6&7 irons and 37.50″ steel… Read more »

Last edited 18 days ago by Jeffrey Jenkins
Jeffrey Jenkins
15 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, Thanks once again for the kind reply and words of wisdom. I had forgotten to mention what graphite shafts I was using. I found NOS Wishon LV Technology Ultralite Graphite Launch Velocity Plus shafts (6 of them)! Also I’ve reconsidered the length for the 6&7 irons and will make them 38.50″ as well to match the 4&5 hybrids. The distance I’m getting with the graphite shafts is unbelievable. I’ve picked up at least 30-40 yards over steel shafts for the low/mid irons. I needed to shorten the wedges to get the gapping right. I hit 8 – LW… Read more »

Pat
1 month ago

Tom – I recently had a fitting and tested Modus 120 Tour in irons. This seemed to help my left / shut face miss. The fitter thought this shaft vs the KBS Tour 125 had, and I’m paraphrasing, more whip which benefitted my early release. My question is how does Modus compare to Wishon S2S and KBS Tour 125. I have 2 sets of Sterlings, one with S2S and one with KBS. Could it be that S2S and Modus have similar release and kick points and therefore help my early release, left, shut face miss. Thx

Patrick
8 months 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe Morris

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

Mark Goldsmith
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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

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Rich Douglas
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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

King
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Joe
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 year 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 ?

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 »