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.
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 both RH and LH. 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
Can the Eq1-NX 4W and 7W be bent to a lie of 62 degrees with a 38″ length to match a set of all 38″ length irons a 5 hybrid one length already? I need 2 more single length clubs to reach 200 & 215 yards respectively “without” sacrificing the uniform single length in the rest of the set. Thanks!
ROB The EQ1 woods wee NOT designed to be built to the same length as the EQ1 single length irons. If the EQ1 woods are desired to be made single length, they are made to THEIR OWN SEPARATE single length, which is typically between 40 to 42″, depending on the clubhead speed, the misdirection problem, and the skill/consistency of the golfer. The higher the golfer clubhead speed and the more misdirection/consistency problems the golfer may have, the closer to 40″ that wood single length could/should be. And the lower the clubhead speed and or the less misdirection/consistency problems the golfer… Read more »
Dear Sir, Thanks for your great blend of knowledge, passion, candor, and humility. Both your designs as well as your continued engagement with the customer base (while displaying the patience of a good teacher) are truly an asset to the sport and very much appreciated by inquisitive golfers everywhere – self included. Now, on to the question. I’m in the final stages of deciding on the top of my bag, having already settled on the EQ1-NX wedges/irons/hybrids for the rest. With room for two fairway woods, I wonder what the overall head volume is on the EQ1-NX offerings, in cc?… Read more »
JON Thanks very much for your kind words about my engagement with the clubmakers and golfers who seek good information about golf clubs. I laugh when I think of the origin of that behavior because it was about 50 yrs ago! I was a very young fledgling club repair person, working as a PGA Asst Pro at a golf course and starting to do club repair to make ends meet, since the asst pro salary was nothing to write home about, much less enough to even have a home!! I had begun to develop a real passion to know everything… Read more »
Sir- It helps a LOT more than a little 🙂 I definitely do struggle with exactly the scenario you described w/ my current 3W. Long shaft, large body, tough to get airborne off of a tight lie in a freshly-shorn fairway (a place I hope to spend a lot more time thanks to the rest of the set). Sounds like “low and wide” is a good recipe for amateur success. I’m 45 y/o, fairly athletic, 5’9″ with a 33.75″ wrist-to-floor. Driver SS 90-95mph and 5i SS 75-80mph, at 90%-95% effort. Rod Van Guilder in Littleton, MA will likely be doing… Read more »
Hi Tom. Have you received good feedback when golfers have made some of your EQ1-NX line into variable lengths for Irons, Hybrids and Woods in this model before?. Im going to get built: OL 8i-LW (6 clubs) because i struggle to make contact from 150 yrds and shorter with every club shorter than a 38″ length. From there its a progressive variable length from 7i (38.5), 6h (39.25), 5h (40), 7w (41), 5w (42), 3w(43). Of course lies will be progressly be flatter too as they get longer in length. Cheers!
ROB Sure thing, I am aware of clubmakers building sets of the EQ to different combinations of lengths. The options really are quite extensive for what you can do with the heads in terms of set makeup and lengths. However when going much longer than what the various heads’ normal lengths can be, you do realize you can run into a situation where the swingweight ends up being quite head heavy feeling. Irons and hybrids like what you describe for lengths on the 7i, 6h and 5h are very likely going to swing weight quite high, even if you were… Read more »
Thats a good point about the 71, 6h and 5h. Can those hybrids be lightened? They already are progressivley lighter to each other?
ROB There really is no good way to remove weight from the heads, other than by grinding. And that would require some skill and experience with the ability to re finish the heads. The spec head weight on all the irons is 275g, +/-3g. You could ask Diamond GOlf to hand select to find the lightest heads possible but at best you would not get them less than 272g. The hybrids are 262g, 269g for the 5h, 6h – same thing there you can ask for lightest weight possible but it won’t be better than -3g from those specs. Using… Read more »
Hey Tom, would be an option to have match the driver to these woods?… essentially making driver and woods the same length, weight, and lie?
Trent You would never want the driver to be as short as you would make the single length of the fairway woods, if you choose to go with a single length wood option. Single length woods could be either 40, 41 or even 42″, depending on the golfer’s skill level and his choice of shaft weight and grip weight. If you make a driver that short, ou would see a deffinite drop in clubhead speed, and from that, a definite drop in distance. Also, with the driver you would find it almost impossible to achieve a normal swingweight at 40,… Read more »
Where can I purchase Wishon clubs? I live in central Florida and no one carry’s them or heard of them. I’m a left handed lady
You can use our Find a Clubfitter map to find a club fitter near you in Florida.
A few recommendations:
Golffixer, LLC – Vero Beach, FL
Pin High’s Future LLC – Brooksville, FL
Dear Tom I have a set of EQ1-NX irons from 5-GW at 8 iron length 5 to 8 then standard length 9-GW. I have a 4 hybrid at 7 iron length which is my go to club. I then have a standard 2 hybrid and 3w and a slightly shorter than standard driver. I’m 6’1” and have an index of 13.5. To get more consistency on distance shots and tight par 4s I’m considering swapping in a 5w and am considering the eq1 5w with say a 40-41 shaft. In your opinion is the distance matching on the woods to… Read more »
Over the past several years I have become more and more of a fan of shorter fwy wood lengths because that makes them easier to hit consistently and it doesn’t rob you of much distance at all. So where 42″ is the old std length for a 5w, I am really in favor of no longer than 41″. And if your clubhead speed is over 95-100 or so with the driver, going to even 40 or 40.5″ for it would be a big help, consistency and accuracy wise, IMO.
I love my FW 7. So easy to play
Left hand club heads. Which heads are available for lefty ladies?
The best Wishon option for left hand lady golfers are the 979SS irons, a great easy to use head, which will work great for lady golfers when fitted with an appropriate shaft.
I hope that helps.
If the 5 wood was being built to 40″ could a hybrid graphite shaft be used?
Yes you could use a hybrid shaft in a 5-wood at 40”, things to be aware of are – Hybrid shafts are normally heavier than wood shafts and you would also need to look at tip trimming to keep the flex in the shaft.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Tom, I wrote my original post before receiving my set of EQ1NX irons and hybrids. The set includes 5H and 6H, 6 iron to sand wedge all to 37″ club length. Yes, I got two 6 clubs. I really wanted to understand the performance of both clubs and it has been fascinating. I’ve really enjoyed these clubs and have asked for a a single length 60 degree lob wedge to round out the wedges. Ed Ellis and I have talked about fairway woods as a next step in filling out my bag and he’s ordered a EQ1NX 4 fairway wood… Read more »
Hello Steve, Thank you for the email and its good to hear you are enjoying the EQI single length clubs. It now makes sense for you and Ed to look at single length fairway clubs. The #4 + #7 fairways are a great choice in your swing speed range and will certainly look to fill the gap between your driver and hybrids. As to how far you may hit the #4 fairway, with your swing speed you could get up toward the 170-180, it will depend on how good the contact is but I’m sure the 41” fairway you are… Read more »
Thanks Doug. I’ve work to do on my low point control and in time I’ll have better contact and be able to take advantage of what the longer clubs will allow. I’m going to talk with Ed Ellis, my custom club fitter, about getting a #7 wood in addition to adding a #4 wood to my bag. I think the 41″ length for the woods will be manageable for me once I improve my low point control. Right now my standard hybrids are that length and they are serviceable. Think a wood clubhead would be an interesting addition to the… Read more »
Tom, I came into the site to see if there were any new posts and glanced at one of my earlier posts. Your advice 8 months ago to my question about fairway wood lengths is proving to be spot on. I’m anticipating getting a 4 and 7 single length fairway wood working with Ed Ellis in a week or so. I’m settling in with my full set of single length irons (lob to 6). Single length has really helped my game. I also have two single length hybrids made to the same 37″ length as the irons but I’m extending… Read more »
Tom, I had my final fairway wood fitting session with Ed Ellis on Friday. We used his Wishon 4 wood that allowed switching out shafts. We tried three, two for the second time. In the end, we selected a Wishon shaft that felt right in my hands and in my swing. I hit 10 balls with each shaft with swing speeds ranging between 73-76. Clubhead lengths were 41″ for two shafts and 40″ for the final shaft which I favored. We hovered around a D2 swingweight. What was interesting and fit your advice a few weeks ago was that my… Read more »
Steve It is fun to hear how you enjoyed the experience of going through a real test club fitting. It really is helpful to be able to test out the combinations before you buy so you have a chance to experience what the final club(s) will be and play like. On that hybrid I would say what happened with the +1″ more length is that this put the moment of inertia of the assembled club up higher, which better matched your tempo and timing in the swing. I am not talking about the MOI of the HEAD. That’s a totally… Read more »
Tom, I’ll need to review your explanation of MOI from your books again. I believe you’ve described what I was feeling with the lengthened hybrids. But I need to understand the term MOI better relative to my grasp of swingweight. I believe you favor MOI as an indicator so will need to study that topic again. I can control the lengthened single length hybrids better and that’s enough for the moment. But I need to understand MOI better. The fairway wood fitting was great fun but I’m also confident I’ll have good luck with the final clubs now. I felt… Read more »
Steve Let’s see if I can shortcut the books with a brief, practical explanation of MOI as it pertains to the whole club when you swing it. The assembled club MOI is pretty much “how much effort is required to swing the club back and through to impact.” Three things govern that only – Length and Weight and how the Weight is distributed over its Length. With the BIG ONE being Length. Here are some facts related to that. 1) the longer the club, the more effort it takes to swing, the shorter the club, the less effort required. 2)… Read more »
Tom, I didn’t understand MOI. I see it better now. I hadn’t stopped to think about the effort to swing my “heavy” single length irons vs what it takes to bring my drive around. All this is beginning to make better sense. Thanks much for taking time to explain. It’s very helpful. Ed Ellis gave me my new single length fairway woods earlier this week, a 4 wood and 7 wood. They are 41″ long and have a swing weight of D2. He did a nice job mounting the shafts too. We decided to use 41″ instead of 40″ give… Read more »
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?
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 »
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!
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 »
Thanks Tom! That was great to hear! I might try that option with one of my ckubs to see how it goes!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
Thank you very much Tom…I’ll be sending some of the white stuff down your way!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
Is it just me or do the heads look REALLY small?
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.
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 »
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 »
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…
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
Yes, it does help. Thanks 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!
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″.
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.
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 »
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 »