FAIRWAY WOODS

 

The EQ1-NX Fairway Woods represent the most unique and versatile fairway wood design ever created through a greatly expanded internal weight addition capability to allow custom assembly to achieve a fairway wood single length or to be played at conventional fairway wood lengths.   



Features:

    • Each EQ-1-NX fairway wood head is produced with the ability to add up to a maximum of 30g to achieve normal swingweights at a 40” to 41”single length to complement the EQ1-NX single length irons and hybrids

    • Natural head weight spec of each EQ1-NX fairway wood head also allows assembly to conventional wood lengths of #3(42”-43”), #4(41.5”-42.5”), #5(41”-42”), #7(40”-41”).  Any length in between 40” and conventional fairway wood lengths is also capable for an even wider range of fitting options 

    • High COR thin high strength steel face design 

    • Available in #3(15*) #4(17*), #5(19*), #7(21*) in RH.  For single length use we recommend a set makeup of #3/#5 for better ball strikers or players with a driver clubhead speed over 95mph and a set makeup of #4/#7 for average players or any golfers with a driver clubhead speed under 95mph 

    • The four different weight bores allow for maintaining the best CG position low and center located, as well as to be able to increase the trajectory with the new twin rear sole weight bores  

    • Each EQ1-NX fairway is shipped with 2 x 6g and 2 x 9g weights included to make it more economical when building to match the EQ1 single length irons

    • The spec lie angle of 60* for each EQ1-NX fairway wood is created for assembly to the single length option between 40” and 41”. EQ1-NX fairway woods are capable of being bent up to 2° to allow proper lie fitting when assembled to conventional fairway wood lengths

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DLC
20 days ago

Tom, I hit my 7 iron between 148-160 yards (depending on day and confidence). I currently play Sterlings, along with a 3 and 5 SL FW Pinhawks. I’m looking to move into the EQ1-NX. Would a typical set look as follows: D, 4W, 7W, 4H, 5-GW irons? Just trying to understand how these play and fit with the hybrids and irons as a whole.

Last edited 20 days ago by DLC
Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  DLC

David The decision for what will be the lowest number EQ1 iron in the set makeup depends entirely on your clubhead speed with your 7 or 8 iron. Since you say you hit the Sterling 7 iron (31* loft) between 148-160, that roughly means your clubhead speed should be around 75-80mph on average. Unless you are very steep doming down into the ball, that means you should be ok with having the 5 iron as a part of the single length irons in your set makeup. In that case, your set makeup estimate of D/4w/7w/4H and 5 to GW should… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago

Tom, I have a question about single length fairway woods, a club I don’t have in my bag now. But to get to that question, I should explain my overall club retrofitting project involving replacing all of my clubs except for driver and putter with single length thinking. I really believe single length will be the best strategy for me and improve my consistency of contact. I spoke with my local Wishon fitter, Ed Ellis this morning and we’re going to order a full set of single length iron heads plus several single length hybrids as our first step. A… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

STEVE Boy, predicting actual distance of clubs before they are fit and hit is so hard because there are just so many variables involved in the swing and ball striking characteristics you have developed over the years. That’s where the face to face fitter has the big advantage over me sitting here talking to you with only a keyboard! With your driver, do we know if that driver is fit well for you such that you know you are getting your optimum performance at 180-200 yds? I should think based on this distance that your clubhead speed is such that… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. You’ve clarified my questions about gapping. I understand the real proof will be when Ed and I begin working with clubs. He’s ordered clubheads for my project earlier this week so we’ll begin to fill in the blanks soon on irons and hybrids. You make a good point about my current driver performance. My golf instructor gave me his driver, a TaylorMade Burner, to replace the ancient Callaway I was using. And I’ve enjoyed using his driver a lot. But based on what I’ve learned from you regarding fitting, I’m pretty sure it isn’t ideal for me. It… Read more »

Joshua Kaiser
2 months ago

Hello Tom,

I’ve chosen the 4 and 7 EQ1 fairway combination at 41”, and the EQ1irons at 37.5” to help me stay a little more upright. My swing speed for the irons at 37.5” is consistently at 79-82 mph, what hybrids might you recommend to properly provide gapping. I was thinking I might add 4,5 and 6 and start the iron set at 7 iron, but I’m not sure it the 4 will do it’s own job @ 20deg considering the 7 wood is 21deg.
what are your recommendations?

Best regards,

Josh

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Joshua Kaiser

JOSH Since you are getting the 4w/7w in the set, I would not get the 4 hyb right away and then see what your distances are with the 7w and 5 hyb to know whether that gap is ok or enough to possibly require the 4 hyb to fill it. Predicting actual distance gaps in sets is virtually impossible because there are so many variables involved from clubhead speed to angle of attack to position at impact, etc. Hence the only way to go about that is to fit and build the clubs to your specs and then go out… Read more »

Corey Christensen
2 months ago

Hi Tom,

I was fit for a 4 wood and 7 wood both at 40”. I am use a swing weight of D6 and with my project X evenflow white 75g shafts I still need to have roughly 8g of lead tape added to each club head even with the full 30g of weights. Are there other heavier weights that can be bought to increase swing weight beyond the 30g that come with the fairway woods? I just want to say I love these clubs, I hit them so pure and far!

Admin
2 months ago

COREY Yes, trying to hit a swingweight as high as D6 at the shorter length of 40″ with a 75g shaft is definitely a little outside the range of what adding a full 30g to all the weight bores would allow, so this does not surprise me at all. There is just no way that I can design heads that have enough weight addition capability inside the head to achieve every possible combination of length + shaft weight + swingweight desired. It’s the D6 combined with choosing the shorter of the single length options that pushes it that far outside… Read more »

Corey Christensen
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom! That was great to hear! I might try that option with one of my ckubs to see how it goes!

Steve Hoard
3 months ago

Tom, I began my journey of developing a golf bag filled with Wishon clubs last October but covid and personal issues have interfered with progressing. Happily I’m getting started with my local fitter Ed Ellis next week. In the interval from last October I’ve continued developing my full swing which has heightened my interest in single length clubs. Ed and I are going to discuss a full set of single length irons when we get together next week then add hybrids and fairway woods to the mix next. I really believe one shaft length and swing weight for my irons… Read more »

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve Thanks very much for taking your time to stop by and ask for a little help. There are still some things I don’t know that could help offer a little more insight, mainly what is the length and loft of your current hybrids. You said about 40″ but did not mention lofts. The possible difficulties in going with a fwy wood(s) without ever having used them would be, 1) their longer length vs the hybrids, 2) their lower loft vs whatever the lowest loft of your hybrids might be. In the basics of golf clubs, longer length AND lower… Read more »

Steve Hoard
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, Thanks much for your thoughts. The most important is your suggestion to listen to Ed. We meet next Tuesday afternoon to start and I’ll listen. I’m a late comer to golf, only really getting started when I was 65 years old. Now I’m almost 71 and remain as eager to learn how to play this game as ever. My original teacher, whom I still work with, had me upgrade my original used golf clubs for something more current about 5 years ago. It was sort of a beginner set of Mizuno irons with a #3 Mizuno hybrid. He gave… Read more »

6 months ago

Bonjour Tom!

As you know I’ve been selling Wishon clubs since you started your company. Can’t beat the quality and price…not to mention what you do for the custom club industry. Thanks so much!
What would be the tipping instructions for EQ1-NX fairway woods if making at 40”-41”. Thanks Tom and stay in the short grass.

Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Jacques Lavack

Jacques Thanks so much to YOU for all your depth of fitting knowledge that makes you such a great help for the golfers that are smart enough to find you and work with you!!! Whether at 40, 40.5 or 41 inches, the tip trim for the wood shafts would be the same as for a 7 wood in the trimming instructions. If all woods are to be that same length, then all shafts are tipped as per what the 7w tip trim is to be for the shafts you are using. Thanks much, stay safe and since you are up… Read more »

6 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you very much Tom…I’ll be sending some of the white stuff down your way!

Pierre
6 months ago

Hello Tom, happy New Year I am Pierre (french 🏌️‍♂️) I have a question for you : I am the owner of set Sterling clubs (5/6/7/8/9 / PW / GW in 8 iron length, superlite S2S regular steel shaft), I am very satisfied 👍 with also: Hybrid 5 22º loft / blue regular 55g wishon shaft / 8 iron lentgh (* I had tried the 4 sterling 19ºloft iron with my 85mph swing speed I was having difficulty hitting it, I bought the 5 sterling hybrid instead in 22º loft) i buy your Driver 9THI in 13º loft (44 inches… Read more »

Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Pierre

Pierre Your English is superb and a million times better than my French!! Perhaps a billion times better!!! Congratulations on being bilingual, that is a remarkable accomplishment to be proud of! You do NOT want to make any of the EQ1 fairway woods to be any shorter than 40″. They are not designed in anyway to be able to be built to the same length as the EQ1 irons. The EQ1 irons and EQ1 hybrids can be made to be the same single length, but the woods are a separate model. When the woods are made to be single length,… Read more »

George myers
7 months ago

Hello Tom, Great design with the eq-nx1 fwy wood! I’m an 11 index with a driver club head speed of 100 mph I’ve not had much success with fairways woods “off the deck,” and for many years would carry a deep faced 41.5-42” 4 wood as my lowest lofted fairway after driver, and use it exclusively as a tee shot club. My next longest club was a 22* hybrid to gap with a 25* hybrid and 5 iron at 27* (560mc) I felt I was leaving a lot on the table with 22* hybrid as my longest club (200 yards… Read more »

Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  George myers

George Thank you very much for the kind complement about the EQ woods! Much appreciated for sure! First off I do recommend using the 0.335 hybrid shaft in the EQ1 hybrids that would be intended to be made to the same length as the rest of the EQ1 single length irons. Only players I would say not to do that and to ream out the hosel to use the same iron shaft being used in the EQ1 irons would be a player that has a higher than average clubhead speed (>75mph or over 80mph with the irons) AND who absolutely… Read more »

Greg
8 months ago

Being 6’6″ tall, is it possible to get them bent upright to 62 or more and 1″ longer than standard? I prefer a heavier feeling head too. Does the same apply to the hybrids? I would love to play with woods and hybrids that are actually fit for me.

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Greg

GREG Since the spec lies of the EQ1 woods is 60*, they can be bent to 62* but as is ALWAYS the case, bending woods requires a different bending machine than bending irons AND bending woods requires more experience and touch on behalf of the clubmaker. So be careful in this, or else when you or your clubmaker orders the heads, ask Diamond to do the bends. The woods can be built to +1″ over length and achieve a normal swingweight as long as the shaft is not standard weight steel, which I assume it would not be. Same for… Read more »

Greg
8 months ago

Is it just me or do the heads look REALLY small?

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Greg

GREG
No they are not at all even close to being small when you look down on them in the playing position. The 929 woods are a little on the smaller size profile wise and face height wise, but the EQ1 woods are very much more of a conventional profile size.
TOM

Russell Hogue
8 months ago

I have converted a 3/4wood to be very close to the length of my one length irons (38.5”). I believe it’s 39.5. I added weight to the bottom and it’s very close, however, I need to get a club head that is upright to markup for the shortened shaft. I would like to get a custom 2-3 wood that is 4-6 degrees upright and as close as possible to 39.5”. I understand I will have to add some weight and probably a softer shaft to allow for cutting. Club head speed with the shortened shaft will be 92-100mph depending on… Read more »

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Russell Hogue

Russell That’s a big task to try to get a fwy wood that can be proper weighting and lie at such a short length compared to what its more normal conventional length would have been. I would suspect that you’re going to fight that a lot and you will have a tough time getting the swingweight feel up high enough to make this a very playable club. If you can get the head weight feel up enough to not have the club feel too head light during the swing, you will not be able to swing it to as high… Read more »

Russell Hogue
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I ordered the EQ1 tonight. I think the 40 inch, stock lie angle will be fine. I had to get my experiment club up to about 240-250g to feel right. I think that your club with a stiff versus my extra stiff (when cut down it was probably too stiff) will be just the thing I need. Thinking about your S2S white stiff…

Last edited 8 months ago by Russell Hogue
Conner Capdau
9 months ago

Hi Tom,

Are you considering making driving irons that can be used in place of fairway woods that would fit the length of the EQ1-NX irons? I was thinking this could be more beneficial for high speed hitters and narrowing the dispersion. Thanks!

Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Conner Capdau

Conner That’s doubtful, I have to be totally honest to say. Low loft irons are REALLY REALLY hard for most people to hit high enough to get full carry distance. And they are MUCH HARDER to hit high enough to achieve full carry distance when you compare them to a fwy wood or hybrid. This is because irons, even when you do increase the sole width as on many driving irons, always have their center of gravity much closer to the shaft and face than do hybrids and woods. Most people are aware that a low CG helps to hit… Read more »

Steve Hoard
9 months ago

Tom, I’m working with Ed at Ed’s Customer Golf now. We had our first working session last week and will start testing shafts and hybrids within a week. I’ve indicated interest in custom fitting hybrids to my bag, then looking at even longer clubs such as woods and driver next. Over the last couple of months I’ve learned a lot about my swing, its limits as well as its potential. My clubhead speed tops out around 80 mph, maybe up to 85 mph with my driver but no more. I swing my short irons at about 71-74 mph. And right… Read more »

Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve It has been my experience that if you have a hybrid at the same loft and same length as a fwy wood, you would hit the two clubs pretty much the same distance. The size of the head matters not to distance for normal on center hits. So if you have a 40″/20* #4 hybrid and a 40″/21* #7 wood, you might see a tiny bit more distance from the 20* loft hybrid at the same length but it would be so close that you would be hard pressed to see that difference. For more distance beyond and over… Read more »

Steve Hoard
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Yes, it does help. Thanks Tom.

P hamilton
10 months ago

Hi Tom:
I just purchased a EQ1 NX 5 wood from Jim Klassen Kona Golf in Canada.
At the address, it looked like the classic 919 Driver, very visually appealing.
The trajectory and length were amazing. It was so nice to get great performance out of a club that could be played at a more comfortable and controllable length.
Another great design that delivers the goods!

Jim Sherblon
11 months ago

Hi Tom, Are there recommended tip trim lengths when building EQ1-NX fairway woods to single length? e.g. EQ1-NX #4 and #7 both at 41″.

Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Jim Sherblon

JIM
For the woods, your tip trim on the 0.335 wood shafts will be the same as a 7 wood tip trim for any wood shaft for all shafts in the set. So if you go 40, 40.5 or 41 inches on the single length, all the shafts get trimmed as per what the shaft company says their normal 7 wood tip trim would be. Then you’d install, measure and cut for the playing length from the butt after tip trimming.
TOM

Mark lucas
11 months ago

Hi Tom, i was wondering if you could recommend a complimentary set up for my irons I have en route. Ive ordered a used set of 6-S sterlings at “37. My wrist to floor is 36” so I’m thinking it will be a good 8 iron length. This is good because my 8/7 is my most confident and consistent club. Please see image showing stats with my 7 iron. An easy repeatable swing clocks at 73.3mph using my Garmin connect. I have a consistent slight out-in swing. Ive read you’ve said based on my clubhead speed I wouldn’t be a… Read more »

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Mark lucas

MARK If the 73mph 7 iron speed is accurate within 5mph I would recommend you not go with the 5 iron and instead use the 5 hybrid but not the Sterling 5 hybrid. Use the EQ1 5 hybrid with the 6-SW set of Sterlings and build it to the same length and swingweight as you have the Sterling irons. The EQ hybrid is a 0.335 bore so the shaft would need to be one of our S2S design hybrid shafts – either white, black, red, blue depending on your swing characteristics and strength and tempo. Whether the EQ #5 hyb… Read more »

Rob Thacker
1 year ago

Just some feedback on my initial experiences with the 3 wood head. Bob Spicer (RJS Custom Clubs) assembled the head with two 9g weights (toe & hosel) in it at 42″ long. We tipped a hzrdus yellow shaft just a bit more to account for the heavier head. It is really consistent, on 12 shots my dispersion is down (7 yds vs 12 yds) quite a bit vs my old 43″ Cally Rogue. Totally recommend people trying going down to 42 if they struggle (like I do) at 43. Launch is similar but slightly higher spin, with a net loss… Read more »

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob Thacker

ROB Thanks very much for your report on your initial results with the new EQ1 wood. That’s great to hear that you like the performance so far from Bob’s fitting specs for you with the wood. I have been a huge fan of going shorter with the driver for many years now and a few years added the fwy woods to that belief as well so I do think having the 3w at 42 is helping you get better consistency for sure. Glad to hear you like it and that the results are bringing a smile to you face !!… Read more »

Kevin Fontana
1 year ago

Hi Tom, I’ve been playing Sterling Single Length Irons (4-LW) since the fall of 2016 & love them. When fitted for my irons, I also was fitted for a 929HS 4 wood, which I also love & hit really well. I’d like better gapping between my driver & the 4 iron & am considering the EQ1-NX fairway woods since they seem similar to my 929 4wood (I really like their shallow face height). Am I on the right track? What’s the difference between the two lines? Should I just fill the gaps with other 929s? Thanks for any help. PS.… Read more »

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kevin Fontana

KEVIN Sorry if we did something that caused the comments section to eat your previous post! Glad this one made it! The EQ1 fwy woods are a little larger in overall size/profile and a little taller in face height Vs the 929. So if you do like the semi shallow face height of the 929, then you should stay with that if you get an additional fwy wood to reduce the gap in your set makeup. I think if you had the EQ1 7w or 5w you would definitely think it larger than the 929-4 and that could be distracting… Read more »

Kevin
1 year ago

Hi Mr. Wishon, do these weight bore holes allow access to the hollow inside of the head? In the past I have added additional weight by stuffing club heads thru weight bore holes with poly fiber similar to what is used in pillows. It has the added benefit of muting the impact noise. Really appreciate your work and earnest willingness to share with us as we try to find equipment that will allow our best golf.

Kevin

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kevin

KEVIN Each hosel weight bore in every driver, wood or hybrid I design has a plastic stopper plug at the bottom of the weight bore that is installed during the production of the head, AFTER THE “STICKY GLUE” is injected in the head cavity through the hole at the bottom of the weight bore. The stopper plug is there so when the shaft is installed, no epoxy can ooze into the open cavity of the head, dry, become hard and then create a rattle. This hole at the bottom of the weight bore is very small, in the area of… Read more »

Philip Miller
1 year ago

Hello Tom!
I am excited about your new EQ1-NX clubs.
I have a few questions.
1. I noticed you plan to offer the irons in left hand next year. Will the Fairway Woods and Hybrids be offered in left handed also?
2. I have an 87 mph clubhead speed (Trackman verified ) with my 37 inch Sterling irons. I had trouble with the Stering wedges flying too high with too much spin. Do you think this problem would be eliminated with your new set?
Thanks!
Philip

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Philip Miller

Philip: Thanks very much for your interest and your excitement! That’s really nice to hear. Yes at some point, hopefully sooner rather than too much later, we will tool the EQ1 line of all clubheads into left hand. Of course the rule of thumb has to be that the demand for the right hand version is strong enough so that the math of left hand in relation to right hand demand is enough to justify the development costs but we are optimistic. Right now the problem is simply the effect of the current pandemic on all golf equipment demand, which… Read more »

Kourtney Knowles
1 year ago

If a player fits into single length irons 5-sw set at 37″ and also have good results with the new 4 hybrid at 37″ what kind of gapping would you expect to see from the 20 degree 4 hybrid at 37″ and say single length wood set 19 degree and 15 degree at 42″? Would the extra 5 inches allow enough extra clubhead speed to give a reasonable gap between the 19 deg wood and 20 degree hybrid? Just brainstorming ways to pair these clubs together. Thanks Tom!

Admin
1 year ago

Kourt That much of a length difference would be quite significant in terms of clubhead speed, no question about it. So a 19* wood at 42″ would/should definitely hit the ball longer than a 37″ hybrid at 20*. How much of course depends on the clubhead speed to begin with because as clubhead speed increases, higher ball speed + higher spin increases distance exponentially, not linearly. So if the player were 70mph with the 37″ club I would think he would see the 42″ 19* wood hit the ball 10-15 yds longer at least. For a player approaching 80mph with… Read more »

Eric Fynn-Thompson
1 year ago

Tom, if looking to build shorter length fairway woods were more weight is needed to be added, would you recommend placing that weight into particular locations first? For example, if we needed 6-9 grams, should we put into either the sole rear slots (6) or into hosel (9) or toe (9). Same applies to more weight…is it best to fill certain locations first for MOI purposes or just leave it to builder to see if they prefer fade (toe 9), draw (hosel 9), or neutral with twin 6 in the sole?

Admin
1 year ago

ERIC WE did find in the hit testing that when the new twin rear weight bores were filled with 6g weights each, most players saw a little increase in shot height with the woods. This is because that twin weight bore comprises a fair amount of weight in the head and it is located about as far back from the face/shaft as any weight addition can be. The result is the CG moves farther back which is a known factor for shot height increase in many players. Outside of that, it is always a good idea to balance the weight… Read more »

keith usher
1 year ago

If you had the one length hybrids in 5/24 and 6/28, which fairway wood would you then pick. 7/21 or 5/19? as your longest club before driver. Iron swing speed about 75/80. driver 85/95. (currently hitting 11 wishon driver about 190/200 carry)

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  keith usher

Keith I would for sure think about having the 7w at 21* loft to be one of the single length woods as the follow on club from the #5 hybrid. Depending on your swing characteristics you would want to take some time to be sure of the distance gap between the #5 at its single length iron length and the 7w at whichever single length you choose for the woods. It is possible that the length difference between a 21* wood at 40 to 41″ would hit the ball with a bigger distance gap between it and the single length… Read more »

Bill Nottingham
1 year ago

Custom club building question:
Is there any Wishon S2S Shaft tipping changes if I want to build single length clubs adding maximum of 30g of weight to the clubhead?

Admin
1 year ago

Bill The ONLY times you will add as much as 30g to one of the hybrids or woods will be when you are building them to the shortest single length. With the hybrids, that would be if you are making them 36-36.5″ to match the irons. With the woods that would be if you are making them to the shortest length in the recommended possible range of single length wood length of 40″. Now think about this – in the single length irons, their spec head weight is 275g because they are ONLY intended to be built to a single… Read more »