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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Eric

Tom, I have a 5 iron swing speed of only 75 mph and thinking of getting these with graphite shafts (old set is steel shafted irons). Wanted to get these from wedges to 5 iron but wasn’t sure I could get the 5 high enough with my swing speed. Wonder if the graphite shafts would give me a few extra mph.

I use graphite shafts (Wishon S2S white) on my Sterlings, which are at 37.5″. My iron speed is 75 mph measured with a Flightscope Mevo. If I jump out of my shoes I can get to 80, but I never ever swing that hard on the course. And even with that measly swing speed, I happily use a Sterling 5I and even a Sterling 4I. I don’t get a lot of height, but the gapping is okay even so. I play in the wind a lot, so the lower ball flight can be seen as an advantage.

Britton munoz

when will the new clubs taking the Sterling’s place be available

Rob Thacker

Hi Tom, Just wanted to add to the chorus of people that have found improvements in switching to Sterling irons, I started playing them last Feb. While my true handicap has come down by three strokes, my simulator handicap is now down by 6 strokes (from 5.9 to +0.5), best round is a 66 on the St Andrews Old course off back tees! Since the simulator really measures iron play more than anything else I think that’s a testament to the Sterlings. One thing I thought I would post about, despite having a lot of club head speed – I… Read more »

Lachlan

Hey Tom there is a second hand set of sterling irons I’m looking at. I currently can not afford a brand new set but am thinking of getting this second hand set to take to my local club fitter to tweak to my specs. It’s obviously not perfect but do u think this would be a good introduction for me to one length? Also I am interested in your thoughts on Milfords version of the one length irons. TIA

Lachlan

Hey Tom, I live near Brisbane in Australia so unfortunately don’t really have anyone close to go and get fitted for a set of sterlings but love the concept of one length and have been wanting to try them for some time now. I have tracked down a set of used(very good condition)sterling irons 5-PW for a reasonable price. If I was to purchase them, could I go to my local club fitter and get them tweaked to my specs? Also I found a set of used Milford one length clubs, 4-LW, that have only been used a handful of… Read more »

Any clubfitter/clubmaker can modify a set of Sterlings to your specs. It might or might not involve replacing the shafts – but even if it does, shaft replacement is a routine task for a clubmaker, and good quality shafts do not have to be expensive. When I was living in the Gold Coast area south of Brisbane, without access to my usual clubmaking tools, I modified/reshafted clubs for several people using tools I got at the secondhand store. Sterling irons are among the easiest to build/refit because every shaft is the same, and the hosels are easy to bend for… Read more »

Lachlan

Thanks Mitch much appreciated

Todd Maksimowski

Happy 2020 Tom, so thank you for the unparalleled benchmark you have set over the years, to this wonderful game that has made it more fun & easier for all to enjoy! 😊⛳️

Rich Douglas

Me too, Tom. Don’t feel like you have to respond in case this particular thread gets huge! I’ve been a Sterling golfer for 3 years now and I just can’t imagine ever going back. The day I picked up my clubs from my fitter I went to the driving range, bringing three clubs from my old (brand new) set of Pings and my entire set of Sterlings. I hit a few of each for comparison, and then never touched the Pings again. (And I was a long-time Ping player.) Eventually, I traded them in on a starter set for my… Read more »

Jon Sponman

Hello and happy Christmas everyone, I went to a range with a trackman simulator the other day and noticed, that I have a different Angle of Attack with all my Single Length Irons. I hit more down on the ball with the higher lofted clubs. Am I doing something wrong, should I hit every club with the same Attack Angle because all have the same Length & Lie? Or is this not so important as long as my gapping is fine?

Best regards, Jon

Ryan Gromfin

I can agree that after 6 months of using the irons and loving them. Every once in a while I find myself getting tight with a 5 or 4 iron in my hands and needing to remind myself it is an 8 iron. With that said, I do swing slightly different at my 4,5,6, a little further up in my stance and a bit flatter of a swing, but not as much as if I had a traditional length. With that said…TOM in an absolutely perfect world, with the testing you have done and what you have seen, is it… Read more »

Rich Douglas

To me, changing the ball position with same-length irons invites mis-directions. Moving it back makes it more likely to hit it right, moving it forward biases a shot left. Unless those are your intention, it would seem better to leave it where it belongs; loft alone (which is the only variable we’re dealing with here) shouldn’t change ball position.

Martien Schwencke

Maybe you have to give your clubs other names forget these old numbers, they are all the same only the loft is different so I play with my 50 degrees club or with my 35 degrees or my 27… that will help you to get away from traditional thinking. You have to reprogram your brain from scratch

Tom Summerhays

I’m a little late to this discussion, but I’d like to mention a few things that might help. While I recommend the 8iron length when I build a set of Sterlings, I continue to stay in touch with my builds as they get some course time in. Almost to a person, they end up playing the same ball position, but it is not always the same position as their traditional sets 8. After they make the mental adjustments and find the best position for them, they begin to find they can still create shots with SL set. Knockdowns, high cuts,… Read more »

Dan Connelly

Hi Joe, I’m not that far from you and have been a Wishon dealer for a long time. I am confident that I can help so please reach out to me for any additional info.

I have know Tom for a long time and have built many sterling sets.

Joe

Dan,
Thanks for taking my call and expanding my knowledge. I’ll be seeing you soon!

Joe

HI Tom,
I’m sure you’ve seen the excellent YouTube review by Ian Fraser and Matt at TXG in Toronto.
TXG is not a Wishon Fitter but they are local to me. Would it be possible for me to buy 5i-GW heads from your company directly and take the heads there to be fit?
Also, I saw in the YouTube video comments that you are releasing a SL GEN2 set in January, is this official or just a rumor?

Dennis

Tom, I want to re-shaft my sterling irons (LW to i4 at 37″) from graphite to steel. Do I need to get 10x shafts in 37″ or could I get a set for variabel length and cut it down to 36,5″?

Harald

Hi Tom.
I’ve bought a Stirling Set 4-SW a couple of years ago. The results with these clubs are impressing. I really like to play my blades Mizuno MP-18 but compared to the Stirling irons, the consistency is not as good as with the Stirling’s. For me, the optimum would be a mix of playability with the Stirling’s an feel of a forged blade like the Mizuno’s. Do you plan to launch/invent a single length, forged iron set?
Take care,
Harald

Ted I

Tom, I got your single length irons soon after taking up golf. I’ve tried other clubs but always come back to the Sterlings for my most consistent game. The problem I have is that, even though I’m not tall (5’10”) I still feel uncomfortable bent over to proper “golf position.” This discomfort leads me to feel like I’m bend over and squatting too much (think sumo wrestler stance for what it ‘feels’ like) which then hinders my ability to rotate and move my body weight. I say ‘feels’ because I look to be in a normal golf stance but it… Read more »

Rich Douglas

Ted: Your clubs should fit you, not the other way around. Depending on your setup, you might benefit from a longer shaft which, in turn, will affect your lie angles. But a competent club-fitter can take care of all of this. Also, your Sterlings are quite “bendable” for lie angles, so they should accommodate the adjustment. (Longer shafts with the same arm-length and swing and distance from the ball should be less upright.) You’ll also have to consider the impact on swing weight. A longer shaft is a heavier shaft, so it will feel different because the balance point will… Read more »

Mark

Dear Tom I purchased my sterling irons in Jan 2018. I have to say they’ve been great, you no doubt hear this all the time. I started playing just over three years ago, being new to golf I found the sterling’s much easier to hit. I’ve gone from a 21 handicap down to 9.9 and consistently shot in the late 70’s. The sterling irons have simplified my game, they make practising much simpler too. If you ever build a v2 model might you consider the following modifications: 1: slightly smaller head size, blade length. 2. sound/vibration absorption on the back… Read more »

Richard

No need change about sound/vibration. I love this feedback, i know i make a good shot when i hear this.

Jake

I agree. Before buying my Sterlings I had heard comments from others discussing the ‘ting’ you hear with the High COR 4-7 irons. I was starting to get worried about it. Well when I finally tested my set, I must admit, I REALLY like the sound. As Richard said above, I know when I hear it I made a more solid strike. Plus, the combo of the feel of hitting the sweet spot AND hearing the distinctive ‘ting’ is something I look for on EVERY shot.

Haddad

Tom,
I have played sterling irons for about one year now and my iron game Has considerably improved. My clubs were fitted by Andre thaon who made the length of my previous 8 (771). My distance with the 6 iron being 125 m (110 y) do you think i could play a 5 iron?
Thanks for your answer,
Sylvie
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Joe McManuis

Tom, I have seen recommendations to have wedges fit with a flatter lie than the irons to 9i. What is your view on this and if you agree then generally how much flatter? Thanks.

Ryan Gromfin

It just so happened that after my sterlings were built, when I went in for a gapping session we found that I was pulling my wedges so we flattered with them a bit. I am not sure if that is a standard thing or has to do with the longer wedges, but it has worked great for me.

Leon lee

Do you have left hand clubs? Tks

Ash

Hi Leon,

Yes, the Sterling Irons are available in Left Hand in #5-9, PW, GW, SW.

Hope this helps,
ASH

Richard H Bragdon Jr

Can you tell me the bounce of the original Sterling lob (60 degree) wedge?

Mark

Hi Tom, is there a reason Sterling Irons aren’t offered in an X Flex? Do single length irons not work that well with stiff low launch shafts? I was fit for one length Cobra F9’s and KBS Tour 130 X shafts at 37.5″ I love the GW through 6 iron, but then hit the 5, 4, and even the hybrids on too low of a trajectory and don’t get much farther than my 210 yard 6 iron. In case it helps, I’ve got a 93 mph swing speed with them (115 driver). I have a quick transition and while my… Read more »

Enzo

Hi Tom,

Got a set from a friend and length is 37″.

Will there be a difference if i cut down to 36.5″?

Thanks

Terrence

Hello Tom,
I’m looking to purchase the SL in LH and I can’t find a fitter in the Chicagoland area, so I’m going through the website. I have tried the 1 club fitter suggested here but no responses. Do you have any recommendations? Or should I just go with my previous specs? My current 8-iron is 36.75″. I’m not sure what adjustments can be made through the online purchase?

Pat

Tom
Was wondering how your SL wood/hybrid project is coming together? I play the Sterlings 4-SW including the hybrid. I’m specifically interested in how your thinking about swing speed vs length. My driver speed is 100-105. Based on this what is the shortest feasible length to play driver, fw woods and hybrids ?
Thx
Pat

PAT Yes it is coming along fine with the expectation for very late winter to early spring 2020. The woods will be set up at an initial design head weight that will allow assembly either to normal lengths or with the additional internal weight addition capability they will be able to be made to be a single length of 40-41″. The woods will be available in #3, 4, 5, 7 but there won’t be a driver. You just cannot make a driver to be as short as 40-41″ and have it ever be able to generate a distance that a… Read more »

RC

Hello Tom, I’ve been playing the Sterlings for a while now and love them. I’m continuously impressed with how good they feel (especially the 8 on down) and how straight they fly.

Terry

A friend on mine wants to sell me his used set of Sterling Irons. I might need to customize them to my swing speed and FTW measurement. I have a normal club speed of about 80 and my FTW measurement is 34.5 . His old set is 36 1/2 in club length, and the marking on the shaft has the following — A Flex Iron, SwSpg 55-65, WGT 73 G, TRN 2.225, TEM 2.225, RLS 175.225, STRGTH 175.2. The question I have is wheather I need to send these clubs in for to be customize to my specs, or can… Read more »

Terry: You did not say whether your 80mph swing speed is for the driver or for the irons. If you are 80mph with the driver then the shaft flex is likely OK or pretty close. But if you swing your irons at around 80mph then no, you’d need a stiffer shaft for sure. The 36.5″ length is OK for your 34.5 wrist to floor measurement but you did not state what the lie angle of the irons is so there is no way to know if the lie of these irons would fit you or not. Same with the swingweight.… Read more »

Kevin

Hi Tom, I’ve had your sterling set for about 3 years now. HAven’t golfed better. A question for you…for those of us that don’t have enough clubhead speed for the 4-iron, what about having the 4-iron at a longer length? I know its not “single length”..but when you go to a hybrid, it is longer also. I have the 4-iron and hit it good on the range when I really go after it, but real on course playing I don’t swing that hard, so I have it out of the bag. I was just thinking that adding a 1/2″ or… Read more »

Mark McGrath

Hi Tom – I bought a set of these used and am really enjoying them. Question on the lofts of the short irons – especially the 9 iron and PW – are they lower lofted than traditional sets due to the longer shaft length? I seem to still hit them well – just really high and wicked long for those particular club lengths. Perhaps I just need to adapt a little and shape my shots a bit more. The more I use the Sterlings the more comfortable I get and the lower my scores drop! Played 9 yesterday with just… Read more »

Ned Connell

I found this very informative. The question of who should use these irons was my question and it’s been answered. These would be my choice. I’m 84 and my consistency has gone away. I may have to give up (finally) my old 770’s and try something new.