The EQ1-NX Hybrids represent the most unique and versatile hybrid design ever created through a greatly expanded internal weight addition capability to allow custom assembly to match single length irons or to be played at conventional hybrid length.
Each EQ-1-NX hybrid head is produced with the ability to add up to a maximum of 30g to achieve normal swingweights at 8-iron single length to match the EQ1-NX single length irons
Natural head weight specification of each EQ1-NX hybrid head also allows assembly to conventional hybrid lengths of #4(38”-39”), #5(37.5”-38.5”), #6(37”-38”). Any length in between 8-iron and conventional hybrid lengths is also capable for an even wider range of fitting options
High strength steel, thin variable thickness face, high COR design. 0.335” bore to accept any S2S Hybrid shaft. Though the EQ1-NX hybrid heads can be reamed to accept any 0.370” iron shaft, we recommend using an appropriate S2S graphite hybrid shaft when matching the EQ1-NX hybrids to the EQ1-NX irons in a full single length set makeup
Available in #4(20*), #5(24*), #6(28*) in RH, and #4, #5 in LH – to match the lofts and loft gaps of the EQ1-NX irons
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 Hybrid 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
Spec lie angle for each EQ1-NX hybrid is 63° to match the EQ1-NX single length irons. EQ1-NX Hybrids are capable of being bent up to 3° to allow proper lie fitting when assembled to conventional hybrid lengths
Tom. I have 4 hybrid. Want to replace shaft. Should I use same shaft as irons or do I need a unique hybrid shaft ?
PAT It should be a hybrid specific shaft as most of the iron shafts would play too stiff in a hybrid. Also there is the matter of what is the bore diameter of the hosel of the hybrid. Iron shaft tips are either 0.355″ tapered or 0.370″ parallel with the 0.370 being by far the most predominant iron bore diameter. Hybrids can be either 0.370 parallel or 0.335 parallel, but in both cases are almost always with a hybrid specific shaft diameter. So the first thing you need to do is to ID whether the bore on the hybrid you… Read more »
Thx Tom. What is the bore diameter on the EQ-NX1 hybrid ? That is the club I am reshafting.
Sorry I did not clarify that, but the bore diam on the EQ1 hybrids is 0.335 parallel.
Does the EQ-1 hybrids and fairway woods come with extra weights to interchange for each head?
ROB The hosel bore and sole bore weights are not for moving around to try to change shot shape, like in the case of weight screws on other heads. The weights we make to go with the weight bores on our heads are used only for final swingweighting during the custom assembly of any of our models by clubmakers. We make these in increments of 2g, 4g, 6g and 9g for final swingweighting. Such weight amounts could never act to change the shot shape. It takes the movement of a lot more than that to have any effect on shot… Read more »
I have a Stirling iron set for a few years. Know the problems with the 4 iron well. Can this set be combined with the EQ1-NX hybrid and fairway woods? With the same length as the irons?
Michael Yes, the Sterling #4 iron can be incorporated with the #5 to wedges set makeup of the EQ1-NX irons. Both the Sterling and the EQ are designed to cater to a std 8 iron length since the head weight of the EQ’s is 275g and the headweight of the Sterlings is 274g. I just kicked the head weight up 1g in the EQ’s to offer a tiny bit more help in achieving a specific swingweight when lighter shafts or heavier grips are used. The only real difference that may or may not bother you is that the Sterling 4… Read more »
Hi Tom, I’ve just received my order of hybrids 4,5,6 with S2S white R flex. I am planning to build them to 39”2/8 #4, 38”7/8 #5, 38”4/8 #6. I would like to seek your advice what tip trim should I do for each shaft and what head weight gaps between the heads to achieve 0.5 swing weight point incremental from club to club? Thank you!
Btw, I am impressed with the tight tolerance of the components!
Thangx Because you are building the hybrids to a length that is longer than our std full hybrid length, I would recommend a little more tip trim than what is the norm for std length hybrids. Thus you can tip 2″ for the #4, 2.5″ for the #5 and 3″ for the #6, then cut to the lengths you wish for each hybrid from the butt. As far as the swingweights go, it is impossible to accurately tell you exactly how much weight to add to get to your desired swingweight for each club because there are just too many… Read more »
Thank you so much for the quick replies.
A final question about the hybrids. My irons 5i-SW have Dynamic Gold S300 shafts in them. Do you recommend the S2S graphite for my potential 4H acquisition? Would this pair well with my other shafts?
BRian If you do in fact have the proper clubhead speed to be able to hit the #4 hybrid at a length that is the same as the other single length irons, then you would have the option to ream out the hybrid hosel to use the same shaft in that hybrid that you use in the irons so everything is identical. ON the other hand, I did design the EQ hybrids to accept any of our 0.335 tip S2S graphite hybrid shafts as an option. This is probably better unless you have a clubhead speed of more than 80mph… Read more »
Related to my question below, or should I just add a 4H instead of a 5H if I already have a 5i. Cheers.
BRIAN Here again the answer lies in what your clubhead speed is. We did not create a 4 iron because the 4 iron would have had to be 20* loft. 20* loft at a shorter single length IN AN IRON is going to require at least an 85+ mph clubhead speed with your 8 iron to achieve the proper ball speed and spin and shot height to be able to have the 4 iron carry the ball a full club more than the 5 iron. The lower and more rear located CG of the 4 HYBRID helps to overcome this… Read more »
For a medium-high club head speed player, would having both a 5H and 5i make sense? I’m a little newer to the game so still learning the ins and outs of building out a set. Distance wise what would one expect to see from the EQ1 5H vs the EQ1 5i. Do both have a spot in a set of clubs?
BRIAN The intent of the EQ1 hybrids is to offer a club of the same loft and same length that the golfer can hit more easily to achieve proper shot height to be able to achieve proper distance for those specific low lofts. There is a clubhead speed for each of the lower lofts that has to be achieved before those lofts can achieve the proper launch angle and shot height to bring about proper carry distance and an adequate distance gap from the next club in order. To be able to hit the EQ1 #5 iron properly with its… Read more »
Hi,I have 2 part question: I have serious interest in the EQ1-NX set build. Currently, im in Pinhawk Vertex’s and they are just ok. I was wondering if these 4, 5, 6 hybrids can be built with the same .370 shafts as the 6i-LW without issue? Has there ever been any head to head carry yard tests between the hybrids and their matching irons before? Specifically using a 5h vs the same 5i and the same with a 6h vs 6i? I’m very worried about gapping of the hybrids carry yards would be dramatically different after the 7i carry yard,… Read more »
ROB A competent clubmaker can ream out the 0.335 bore of the EQ1 hybrids to allow them to accept a 0.370 parallel tip iron shaft. That can be done for sure. Yes, in the development of the hybrids, we did look at that and the answer is that it is different for different golfer swing types. Pretty much all the time as clubhead speed increases AND as the release happens later in the downswing, the hybrid will have a tendency to fly a little farther than the iron of the same loft. But as swing speed drops down, and or… Read more »
Tom, I just read this post and realized that I had experimented with the difference between single length iron and hybrids over the last few months to Rob’s question. I got my set of single length irons in late October including two single length hybrids a 5 & 6. All made to 37″ and a swing weight of D2. I intentionally ordered a 6 hybrid and a 6 iron because I wanted to understand the club design better. It has been worth it to me. Right now, I’d say the two 6 clubs are about the same in distance. I… Read more »
Rob, if you want to experiment, I have an extra .370 bored EQ1NX 4h that I am selling. It currently has a Steelfiber i95 regular shaft in it, but i have a few other options lying around the shop.
How much? I might be interested… The rest of my shafts are stiff flex though.
Happy New Year! I have a question concerning trimming the blue hybrid shaft in the EQ1-NX hybrid clubs. If I decided to make the 5 and 6 hybrid the same length as the irons (37″), how much should I trim the hybrid shaft? The chart shows 2″ for 6 hybrid but that would be for a regular length 6. Thanks
There is a small sheet of paper that comes with each EQ1 clubhead that explains all the assembly instructions. On that sheet you would see that the tip trim for the hybrids when made to 36 to 37″ single length is 2.5″ for each hybrid head, when using any of the Wishon hybrid graphite shafts.
Greetings! Could you please tell me if the single length hybrids will be available in left handed?
Raymond The EQ1 irons, woods and hybrids will all be available in left hand in 2022. I have been a little bit out of the loop on things due to having missed a bunch of time for a surgery so I will have to dbl check with Diamond to learn what the actual shipping and delivery schedule is for the left hand models. All of the work on the left hand tooling and dies and such was done many months ago but because of the incredible pressure on the world’s clubhead, shaft and grip production factories from the increase in… Read more »
Tom, thank you for the detailed reply. I’m going to be seeing Dan Connelly soon to get fitted. Happy to hear that the irons, woods and hybrids are going to available in left handed.
Hi Tom, In 2013, I had my first set of Wishon golf clubs fine tuned by André Thaon (Golf and Swing, France). 870 Ti Irons, 331 H hybrid, 929 HS woods and 919 THI Driver. In 2020, I asked André to build me a set of EQ1-NX irons and hybrid: Pw to 6i, H7 and H6. I kept my 7W, 4W and Driver. Using Arccos Caddie when playing, to date, I have a good statistical base of my shots during 43 rounds of golf and 3700 shots. I’m a bit circumspect about some clubs: see attached file… Read more »
Tom is currently away so I have handed this to our master clubmaker, Doug Holmes:
Generally single length hybrids are shorter than standard hybrids to help with consistency, so if you have a gap between your hybrid 5 and 7-wood, you could very well add the 4 hybrid to bridge the gap, rather than make his existing hybrids longer.
Hope this helps,
Thank Ash for your comment.
Will the hybrid 4 as easy to play as the 5?
I have responded to you via email.
Tom I have the EQ! single length irons and love them but can’t seem to hit the 5 iron well. Goes about the same distance as the 6 iron. I just bought a new EQ 5 hybrid with 8 iron length like rest of my irons. I can’t hit it. When I do it goes about as far as my 6 if I am lucky. I hit my 6 iron 165 yards. Is my swing speed not fast enough for the hybrid at 8 iron shaft length. Should I put in a regular size shaft to get me to a… Read more »
ERIC Bet the farm the reason you hit the 5 and 6 irons the same distance is because your clubhead speed with the single length irons is not above 76-77-78 mph, OR, you happen to be more steep coming down into the ball with the irons. During the original testing of my first single length set designed for 7 or 8 iron length, we learned a TON. One very key thing was the relationship of clubhead speed to iron head loft with regard to being able to generate enough ball speed, backspin and shot height to be able to ensure… Read more »
Thanks Tom. That explains the 5 iron distance but I did buy the new single length 5 hybrid. I can’t hit that as far as I should a 5 iron. Is my clubhead speed not fast enough for the 5 hybrid either or am I just not hitting it well. Should I try a regular length shaft in the new 5 hybrid?
Hi Eric, Tom is currently away so I have handed this over to our master clubmaker, Doug Holmes: The EQI 5 hybrid was designed to help golfers who can’t fly the 5 iron due to a lower swing speed. So it may be worth spending a little more time with the hybrid before making any changes. Extending the hybrid should help with distance as long as you can still hit out of the centre of the clubhead, also keep in mind that if you do extend the hybrid, the lie angle may need adjusting and also the swing weight will… Read more »
When tipping for hybrid single length with 4,5 and 6 to 37”, what am I tipping the hybrid shafts too?
For single length hybrids at 36-37″, the tip trim for all the 0.335 hybrid shafts is 2.5″. If you are using a 0.370 iron shaft, you would tip it the same as you did for all the other single length irons that are going to be the same length as the single length hybrid.
Bill Owen built me a set of EQ1-NX, 5-GW, 4 and 7 wood. After about a month I’ve become much more consistent with iron play, and love the 4 and 7 wood! I hit the 7 wood consistently about 190, and the 5 iron consistently about 170. Would a 4 hybrid slot in nicely between the 7 wood and 5 iron, even though the lofts of the 4H and 7W are so similar?
Matthew Great to hear that! Your report on your experience is definitely “music to my ears” because Bill is one of the best at nailing down the right fitting specs for players. It’s logical to assume the 4 hybrid should be right there in between the 7w and 5i because it is -4* lower in loft than the 5i but probably would be at least 3.5″ to 4″ shorter than the 7w. That’s the element that would make the 4h with the same or slightly lower loft than the 7w end up hitting it shorter than the 7w. If at… Read more »
With the sterling irons being so highly praised by YouTubers who tested them. Would you consider sending them sets to try out. TXG do a really good gapping session and truly loved the sterling’s it would be interesting to see the same with the eq1-nx irons, hybrids and fairway Woods.
Andrew That’s Diamond Golf’s decision to make in terms of giving out free sets to be evaluated since I am semi retired, consulting as the product development guy for the Wishon Golf product line now. I’m not the “big cheese” anymore!! HA! So giving away lots of sets to get these self proclaimed ersatz experts to say nice things is not my domain anymore! A trip to a clubfitter to see if you can test hit any of the models tends to be a little better way to evaluate whether a model is what you want or not. Thanks so… Read more »
Hi Sir, Got a question. Im new into golf just last november and kind of loving the sport. I chanced upon single length as im thinking why golf are so complicated with different length. That when i asked my fitter joseph loo if there is 1 length club n he introduce eq1nx. 🙂 N my progression has been leap and bound since. I gotten my irons from 5i to PW, GW, SW, 58degree complete with n a 4hybrid. Apart from driver. I have 2 more slot to complete my arsenal. I realised that the 4 hybrid is 20degree. Now qns… Read more »
Davis Based on what you say about your distance with the 7 iron, I would recommend that you use the #4 and 7 woods in your single length EQ1 woods. Your clubhead speed as indicated by your 7i distance is not high enough to achieve enough shot height with the 3 wood to achieve proper carry distance. Also the 7 wood will be a very good wood for you with its 21* degrees when made to a single length that your fitter determines is best for you and your skill level. VERY GOOD NEWS to hear that the single length… Read more »
Hi Tom, I have a full set of EQ1-NX irons, and based on one of your books (Cap’n clubmaker IIRC, I have 6 of them), I have re-built the top of my bag with all three of these (plus an EQ1 #4 fairway and a 919F/D). My swing speed tops out on the SL at the 5-6 iron so I built them to standard iron lengths. Gamed them four times, I have finally broken 90, TWICE! Acer XV 22*, Adam’s A flex shaft, 38″ vs. EQ1-NX 26*, Wishon S2S White A flex, 37.5″ The EQ1 goes 5 yards further! And… Read more »
Art Well may I say that was a pretty fun and enjoyable comment to read! One of the best things about my “job” (which never has been a real job!!!) is when I do get the chance to hear that one of my models has had a part in helping bring more enjoyment to the game. That really is a big kick for me to be able to hear that from you!! And may it ever continue!!! Thanks so much for taking your time to stop by to let us know and for having done the research to make the… Read more »
Hi Tom, I am looking to replace my current Wishon 755PC irons with EQ1-NX single length irons with Golf Pride MCC plus 4 Jumbo grips. I have a club right foot and prosthetic left foot so balance is not a strong point. I find swinging anything longer than a 7 iron pulls me off balance causing mishits and loss of distance. The only way I can think of to describe it is it feels like I am swinging one of those Olympic hammers. It does help if the head is light. Would going down to the single length iron route… Read more »
DAN Many thanks for taking the time to stop by and get some more information. It sounds like over time you have gotten to know your limitations with clubs in terms of the length and how you feel that affects your balance. The only answer I can give you to the question about whether single length would help resolve the balance problem that you attribute to the miss hits would be to say that if you are totally ok and in balance with your current 8 iron, then you should be ok with all the single length irons because they… Read more »
Tom, unfortunately the one Wishon fitter in my area is not working with your shafts. He has fit me with a True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 (tapered .355) for my irons (6 – SW) at +1″.
My 7 Iron swing speed is 78-79 with this shaft using your clubhead. He doesn’t have any of the 2 Hybrids heads, so we need to order. But would you recommend my 4 and 5 EQ1 Hybrids to use the same 105 shaft or should I go the graphite route for the Hybrids?
PETE It is fully acceptable to use the same shaft in the EQ1 hybrids that is used in the irons, provided the hybrids are being made to the same length as the irons to be a perfect match in every spec/manner to the irons. If this is done, the hosel bore of the hybrids will have to be reamed larger to accept the tip diameter of the iron shaft. This is not a big deal for an experienced clubmaker. The reason I made the bore of the hybrids to be 0.335″ is because the hybrids are designed to be optionally… Read more »
Tom, I’ve been devouring the comments on single length irons and hybrids for several months as I’ve begun working with Ed Ellis, my local Wishon fitter. Reading the discussion from Steven posted a month ago I’ve become confused. I hadn’t realized that single length hybrid shaft lengths should be similar to single length irons. I’d anticipated my new single length hybrids to be roughly 40″ which is what my current hybrids use. Have I been wrong in this? My intent was to have three shaft lengths in my bag. (1)Driver 44″, (2)single length hybrids 40″ and (3)single length irons 37″.… Read more »
Steve Many thanks for not just your interest but your detail so I could have a much better chance to know where you are coming from and how best to address your questions and thoughts for what you would like to do. First off, in making the hybrids so they could be versatile and adopt any length between the same length as the single length irons and WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE NORMAL HYBRID LENGTHS, the key here is to understand that I do not consider any hybrid of 40″ to be normal hybrid length. 40″ is right around where… Read more »
Tom, Thanks much for your explanation. I hadn’t considered swingweight in my thinking on hybrids. See your point. And your suggestion of testing a 37″ 7 iron and a 38″ 6 hybrid is sound. I was a little fuzzy last night thinking about my anticipated gaps particularly going from my longest new iron to hybrids at the club length I was describing. You’re right. I still believe I will be better off reducing the number of club lengths I use away from the tee. I’d imagined three club lengths in my bag. (1)Driver, (2)hybrids and (3)irons. I still think that… Read more »
Tom, I’m inserting this comment within one of my earlier questions because it fits best here. I had an excellent range session today with Ed Ellis as we began to build data on my new clubs. The plan is to replace all of my wedges, irons and hybrids first then move on toward fairway woods then driver. Today’s range session was a positive start. My swing speeds were as follows: current driver (45″ shaft) 85-86 mph, current hybrid with 40″ shaft was 80-81, 5 and 7 irons with standard shaft lengths were 75-77 mph. Ed has EQ1 club heads to… Read more »
Steve Nice to hear you found out a little more about the relationship of club length and club loft to distance. While length is important for clubhead speed, loft is by far the primary determinant of distance. But up to a point, meaning if you go way, way short, you can drop enough clubhead speed from that to cause more distance loss. So there is a fine line in there to a certain extent when it comes to going shorter for more control without losing too much distance. But there is as you found out, a definite point of being… Read more »
Hi Tom, how backed up are you with the EQ-1 orders due to the factory delays? Will the next shipment be sufficient to meet all current orders?
From what I hear from Diamond Golf, the next shipment will cover all the present orders, the ones that they already have. What I do not know from being all the way over here in the US of A and not in their facility is where the current orders are vs the quantity of heads in the next shipment. I don’t see the daily numbers on this. But I can say if you have your order in now, you’ll get it when the next shipment from our production foundry gets to Diamond’s warehouse.
I’m interested in adding these to the end of my SL irons…is there any adverse effects of bending the 4 & 5 2 degrees strong for gapping purposes? Not sure exactly what its would be called but wondering if it would make the front edge “sharper” or “steeper” and make it dig more.
Steven Let me please explain why we do not advise trying to bend the hosel of a hybrid, wood or driver to try to change loft. It is not at all the same way it is for irons in this respect. With an iron, we golfers are always taught to PLACE the iron behind the ball with the face square to the target line. With hybrids, woods, and drivers, the much wider and flatter sole of those clubheads prompts the vast majority of golfers to SOLE the head on the ground as they are going into their address and pre… Read more »
If I was too get 370 shaft what size shaft should I buy in length? I want 36.5 in irons and hybrids 37.5 ? A d my second question is since the bore is 370 do you recommend staying with 370 or is 355 feasible? From what a rep said at ducks sporting goods I should go with 370 because 355 might cause unstabilization if installed incorrectly even with stems…I rather ask you because you are far more experienced and knowledgeable too me
JADA All of my different S2S iron shafts that are parallel tip 0.370″ construction are made so you use the same shaft for each iron head in a set. If you are installing the 0.370 iron shaft in a set of the single length iron heads to be made to 36.5″, you would tip trim each iron shaft the same for each different iron in the set. In this case for the S2S Black, White, Blue 55, and Red iron shafts you would be tip trimming 3″ from each shaft – 36.5″ is a std 8 iron length so you… Read more »
I’m trying to wrap my head around distance gapping using the eq1-nx clubs. I’m a senior player with a 95 mph driver speed. I generally dont have off center hit problems. So let’s say I build a set of irons 6-SW at 37.5 inches, a 4 & 5 hybrid at 37.5 and a 4 & 7 fairway wood at 41. What would you estimate the the distance of a 7 fairway wood and 4 hybrid given the above specs.
There are several other possible variables that can affect a prediction of distance but based on experience, I would guesstimate you should hit the 4 hybrid at 37.5″ about 200-205 carry and the 21* loft 7 wood at 41″ to about 215-220 carry. Hope this helps,
Hi Tom, I currently play Sterling irons 4-P, 8 iron length, steel shaft, regular flex, swingspeed is around 85 MPH. I have to say that I’m enjoying golf more than ever, but I would like to fill the gap between driver and 4i. I own a 3 hybrid standard length but hitting that club is a lottery, I’m pretty sure it’s not the arrow but the indian, so, I was wondering if EQ1-NX 4 hybrid could help me to gain some extra yards or is pretty much 4 iron replacement.
Diego The EQ1 hybrids are designed with the ability to add as much as 30g of weight in the head so that the hybrids could be built to be any length between the same length as the single length irons up to a conventional hybrid length, OR which is very key, any length in between those two extremes. When it is made to be the same length as the single length irons, it serves the role of being a 4 iron replacement/alternative club. But because of the special internal weighting capability, it can be made to any length all the… Read more »
Thanks a lot Tom, best wishes