HYBRIDS

 

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.   



Features:

    • 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 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

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Pete
26 days ago

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?

Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Pete

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 »

Steve Hoard
28 days ago

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 »

Admin
27 days ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

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 »

Steve Hoard
27 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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 »

Larry Norville
2 months ago

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?

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Larry Norville

Larry
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.
TOM

Steven
2 months ago

Hello!

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.
Thanks!

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven

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 »

Jada
3 months ago

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

Last edited 3 months ago by Jada
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Jada

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 »

Harley
3 months ago

Hello Tom

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.

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Harley

Harley

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,
TOM

Diego
3 months ago

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.

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Diego

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 »

Diego
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks a lot Tom, best wishes

Michael
5 months ago

I just acquired a set of Sterling heads that I was planning to have my fitter make up for me…
However, I only now, found out that you have new EQ1-NX clubs available.
I’m a high handicap (fairly inconsistent even with the same club)new golfer and swing my 7 iron 75-80+ mph
Hit straight and with decent loft (when I hit a good one)
Should I forget the Sterlings and and just go for the new EQ1-NX’s or just play the Sterlings and switch to EQ’s when I can be more consistent for a fitting?

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Michael There is no difference in terms of how good you need to be to play either the Sterling or EQ1 design so don’t look at it that way. To be honest with you, since you already have the Sterling heads, there is no real need for you to spend more money just to have the newer EQ1 design. The Sterlings were and are a very solid design that really have made a lot of golfers happy over the years they have been out. The Sterlings were intro’d in 2016 and it was four years and I had thought of… Read more »

Michael Roland
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful response. I went ahead with new EQ1-NX for me and my wife found a wonderful club maker, Tony Hood at TSH Golf TSHGolf.com

Sterlings heads soon to be on eBay.

Cheers

Eric Law
5 months ago

Hi Tom, Happy Holidays to you and your family! I’m loving the EQ1-NX irons and wedges so far, and am considering one or two of the corresponding hybrids. I’ve had great success with the S2S Red shafts in woods, hybrids, and irons for several years, but the challenge for this single length project is that the S2S Red Hybrid (.335) shaft at 83g is considerably lighter than the S2S Red Iron (.370) shaft at 110g. In order to build the EQ1-NX hybrids to the same length as the irons, would you recommend: 1) adding more weight to the hybrid heads… Read more »

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric Law

ERIC Lots of possibilities here with the add on hybrids to think about. If I knew your iron clubhead speed AND what EQ iron is your lowest number iron AND whether you hit that lowest number iron plenty high enough to get a comfortable full carry distance I could offer you more and better advice. What this depends on a lot is how big is the distance gap between your highest loft club that is not one of the single length irons and the distance of the lowest number EQ1 iron. If you can respond back with that info, then… Read more »

Eric Law
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thanks for confirming that the S2S Black Hybrid shaft could be a viable option! I’ve used that shaft in the past with good results. This fall, I built the full 5i-SW set of EQ1-NX irons and wedges to 37.125″ with the Red iron shafts. I’m sold on the single length concept and love the 6i-SW, but the jury’s still out on the 5-iron. Before building the EQ1s, the longest iron in my bag for the last few years had been a 30* 6-iron (most recently the 755PC with the same Red Iron shaft at 37.875″), reliably carrying 160-165 yards.… Read more »

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric Law

ERIC Thanks for the response and additional info. Since you are not having success with the 5 iron, even with a little more length at 37 1/8″, then that says the EQ 5 hybrid is a candidate for the next club up from the 6 iron. I think that if you’re getting 160-65 with the EQ 6-iron and then 180-85 with the 775-4 hybrid, the EQ5 hybrid could be the same length as the other EQ irons and probably put you in between those two distances. But since you know the Black shaft and I assume that experience comes from… Read more »

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Dominique Thank you very much for your New Year greeting!! Let’s all hope 2021 is a lot better than 2020!! With one exception. . . let’s hope that the big increase in popularity that golf experienced this year continues !!! All I had to do was to read your second sentence in your post and I knew that you were going to tell me a happy story!! I have SO MUCH CONFIDENCE in Andre’s fitting and clubmaking ability and I am so pleased when I get the chance to hear that you chose to work with him for your equipment… Read more »

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Dominique Thank you very much for your New Year greeting!! Let’s all hope 2021 is a lot better than 2020!! With one exception. . . let’s hope that the big increase in popularity that golf experienced this year continues !!! All I had to do was to read your second sentence in your post and I knew that you were going to tell me a happy story!! I have SO MUCH CONFIDENCE in Andre’s fitting and clubmaking ability and I am so pleased when I get the chance to hear that you chose to work with him for your equipment… Read more »

Eric Law
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks again, Tom! I’m grateful for the continuing education. I think I’ll give the EQ1 5-hybrid with the Black shaft a try, and will let my beloved 775 hybrids continue to work their magic 😉

I’ll let our friends at Diamond Golf enjoy the rest of their well-deserved holiday, and contact them next week. Best wishes to you and Mary-Ellen for the New Year!

Eric

Josh
6 months ago

Hello Tom,

I believe I read that you are beginning work on the LH irons, any chance the hybrids will be available as well?

Thanks,

Josh

Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Josh

JOSH

Yes, we plan to offer all the EQ1 models including the woods and hybrids, in left hand at some point in the future next year. I am sorry but it is very tough to say exactly when because the clubhead factories including the one we use to make the EQ1, are all so backlogged with work due to the tremendous increase in the popularity of everything related to the game that occurred this year due to the Covid pandemic. But it is in the works. Thanks so much for your interest,
TOM

rob
7 months ago

Hi Tom,
i am building 4/5/6 eq1 hybrids and i have seen below your tip trimming recommendation:
”During all testing with the EQ1 hybrids we were using a 1″ tip trim for the #4, 1.5″ for the #5 and 2″ for the #6. This proved to be good for matching well to the iron shaft of choice for the golfers.”
Does this apply to all makes of shafts?
Your help and knowledge is very much appreciated.
thanks rob

Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  rob

ROB That applies only to the S2S HYBRID SHAFTS with their 0.335 tip diameter that are installed in the EQ1 hybrids. The shafts in the irons will be 0.370″ iron shafts and they all get tip trimmed as per the length you make the irons. If you choose to play the irons at an 8 iron length, then all the irons get tip trimmed for an 8 iron installation. If you choose to play the irons at a 7 iron length, then all the iron shafts get tipped as per the norm for installation into a 7 iron. I only… Read more »

Raymond Tam
8 months ago

Hi Tom,

I’m a left handed player that wants to buy your EQ1-NX single length irons, probably a hybrid or two and maybe some fairway woods as well. Hopefully, with Bryson’s U.S. Open win, sales of the EQ1-NX single length irons have improved enough for you consider producing left handed iron, hybrids and fairway woods.

Please put me on your list for lefties! LOL.

Thank you!

Raymond

JEFF SHOTWELL
8 months ago

Hi Tom. I currently have a set of Pinhawk single length hybrids and irons. I want to upgrade to the new EQ1’s. What shaft length do you suggest for a 5-7 male? 36 or 36.5? The lie angle on the Pinhawks is 62.5 and they are 36.5 length. Would the 36 inch be the way to go with the EQ1 being 63 degree lie angle? Can you do the hybrids in 36 or 36.5 as well or do the 4, 5, and 6 hybrids need to be longer? I’d prefer a true single length set with hybrids for 4 and… Read more »

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  JEFF SHOTWELL

JEFF Clubfitters will typically start the length fitting process for single length with a reference of the golfer’s height + wrist to floor measurement. That gives a starting point for the length from which the fitter would build test clubs for the golfer to hit to nail down the most comfortable length. From that dynamic lie testing would confirm the right lie angle to go with that length. If you feel that you have been completely comfortable over the ball with the 36.5″ length and you have never felt you were crouching down/bending over more than was completely comfortable, then… Read more »

Craig Weakley
8 months ago

Hi, Tom. Can you please give me your thoughts and strategy on how to properly use the 4 weight ports in the EQ1-NX Hybrids and Fairways? When building to single length to match EQ1-NX Irons, how should the weighs be distributed between the 4 weight ports to bringing the Hybrid heads up to 275g (to match the head weight of the Irons)? If additional weight is needed for swingweighting purposes, how should this additional weight be distributed among the weight ports? If building EQ1-NX Hybrids to traditional club lengths, how should the weights be distributed between the 4 weight ports… Read more »

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig Weakley

Craig Good question because in hit testing we did notice one fairly significant thing when working with different weight amounts in the different weight bores. Mainly that if you completely fill the twin rear weight bores with two 6g weights, most players with above average clubhead speed (>75mph with the irons) did see a slightly to somewhat significant increase in shot height. But when only half that much weight was put in the two rear weight bores, the shot height increase was not quite as significant. As to the toe/sole and hosel weight bores, it really would not matter if… Read more »

Craig Weakley
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks, Tom, very helpful. Here’s a follow-up question: If the single length set includes 6 iron thru SW with lightweight steel shafts (eg. 95 g shaft weight) plus a 5 Hybrid with a 65 gram S2S graphite shaft, how much weight needs to be added to the Hybrid head? I’d need to add 13 grams to get the 5 Hybrid club head weight from 262 grams to 275 grams to match the head weight of the Irons. Since the Hybrid’s graphite shaft is substantially lighter than the steel iron shaft, the total club weight of the Hybrid will be lower… Read more »

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig Weakley

Craig When using a hybrid shaft in the hybrids and an iron shaft in the irons of a set of single length hybrids + irons all made to match each other, the best way to do that is by MOI matching. Once you’d find the right combination of length + shaft weight + head weight that feels right in the irons, the clubmaker would record the MOI measurement of one of the irons and use that as the bench mark for building the hybrid with a specific hybrid shaft to the same length and same MOI as the irons. Doing… Read more »

Craig Weakley
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Great – thanks so much, Tom! One last EQ1-NX single length set question: Which of your wedge designs will work best as a LW to add to a set of EQ1-NXs built to 36.5 inches in length? If it were a traditional set of Irons, I’d recommend the Micro-Groove HM for this golfer. Should the LW be built to 36.5 inches to match the EQ1-NX length or to the traditional wedge length of 36 inches (golfer is fit to standard length Irons & the EQ1-NXs will be built to standard 8 Iron length – 36.5 inches)?

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig Weakley

CRAIG Sorry to say but none of the conventional lob wedges in the product line could be incorporated into a single length assembly to go with the EQ1 irons. The head weight of the conventional lob wedges is too heavy to allow them to be built to a 36.5″ length or a single length close to that. The spec headweight of each of the EQ1 irons and wedges is 275g because that keys into being able to build the irons to lengths between 35.5 and 37.5, of course depending on what shaft weight, grip weight is used and what final… Read more »

Craig Weakley
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks for this, Tom. Will build the LW to the traditional length as it was designed to be.

Russell Hogue
7 months ago
Reply to  Craig Weakley

Why wouldn’t you gust adjust the lie on the SW? Say 54 – and 58? Is it not possible to strengthen and weaken 2 degrees?

Craig Weakley
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

The golfer I’m fitting for the EQ1-NX single length 5 Hybrid has above average swing speed and strength. His 8 Iron swing speed is 95 mph and my S2S Shaft Fitting Ratings are: Transition – 2.5; Tempo – 2.5; Wrist Cock Release – 2.5; & Physical Strength – 2.5. So, I’ve selected the S2S Black Hybrid shaft to fit his swing characteristics (also, 95g matches the weight of the lightweight steel shafts (TT XP95s) I’m using in his EQ1-NX Irons). When I tip trim this shaft (1.5″ for 5 Hybrid) and butt trim to the 36.5″ final length, am I… Read more »

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig Weakley

Craig By rough calculations you will be cutting around 3.5″ off the butt when you build the hybrid to 36.5″ with a 1.5″ tip trim. The butt section on the Black hybrid shaft at 0.602″ diameter is much longer than that but you may want to add a wrap or two only for the lower hand. I don’t have any of the shafts on hand where I am in Durango to check precisely for the length of the butt section before it begins to taper down the shaft as all inventory is over at Diamond Golf but from what I… Read more »

Craig Weakley
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Excellent! Thanks so much for your technical support and insights on building the new single length EQ1-NX clubs!

Craig Weakley
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig Weakley

Hi, Tom. I’m building a set of EQ1-NX single lengths. It includes an EQ1-NX 5 Hybrid and EQ1-NX 4 Hybrid with S2S Black Graphite Shafts (S Flex) built to 36.5 inches in length. What is your recommendation for tip trimming the shafts? Do use the standard tip trim of 1.5 inches for the 5 Hybrid for both shafts? Or, is 1.5 inches too much tip trimming for the final club length of only 36.5 inches? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi Tom
I just got the new EQ1-NX (Irons, Hybrids and Faiwaywoods). They are absolutly fantastic to play. Excellent feeling with a smooth feedback.I had a great accuracy and consistency with nearly the same distancies to the other heads I’m playing.
For my fitting business I can’t have more. Wide range of weight adjustment and the bendability of the hybrids and Fairwaywoods is just unique.
Thank you Tom for once more a great design.

Michael Valdes
10 months ago

Hi Tom, already have a set of your sterling irons and love them! Will the hybrids and / or cavity back putter ever be made available to us lefties?

Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Michael Valdes

MICHAEL I am very sorry to have to explain that the harsh facts as to whether any head model can be offered in left hand is determined by the demand the model has in right hand. Never in my 34 yrs of designing heads has there ever been a model that sold more than 8% in ledt hand of what it did in right hand. That means the rh sales have to be pretty good to let us know the left hand could have enough demand to offset all the development costs of tooling dies and minimum production quantity requirements… Read more »

rob
11 months ago

Hi Tom, I currently play SSL v1 4, 5, 6 irons (7 iron length, S2S White Stiff shafts). Would the EQ1-NX 4,5,6 Hybrids be a straight swap for these irons as the lofts are similar? Would the 6 hybrid be to close to the 7 iron? Thanks Rob

Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  rob

ROB Yes you could swap the 4, 5, 6 irons in the Sterling set for the #4, 5, 6 hybrids in the EQ1 set. Do keep in mind that I did design the EQ1 hybrids with a 0.335 bore so if you planned to use the same exact type of iron shaft you used in the #4, 5, 6 Sterling irons, you would need to ream the bore of the EQ1 to 0.370 to accommodate the iron shafts. I did the spec of the bore in the hybrids at 0.335 for two reasons – 1) since these can be built… Read more »

Jim O'Hara
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom – hope you’re well. Been reading the above and am looking for some clarification… I have recently got myself a set of the Sterling irons v1 built to 8iron length D3 sw and including a 5h which Im very happy with. Im now at the point where Im looking to add to the set and am wondering what the next logical step would be? II assume #4 EQ1 hybrid BUT would you recommend a complimentary steel shaft or as you state above – would you recommend a graphite ? I accept that by necessity the steel shaft would… Read more »

Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim O'Hara

JIM: If you are happy with the Sterling 5 hybrid with the same iron shaft that you have in the other irons, then you should be fine with using the same shaft at the same length in the EQ1 #4 hybrid. The 4 hybrid hosel will need to be bored out to the same diameter as the Sterling irons and 5h to accept the same shaft though because I did design the EQ1 hybrids with a 0.335 bore and not with a 0.370 iron bore. I did this because the EQ1’s can be built and used as conventional length hybrids… Read more »

Jim O'Hara
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

It does – thanks Tom. Am I correct in saying that I may need a longer shaft to maintain consistent distance gap with my D3 swing weight? My club fitter mentioned this as being a possible requirement

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Jim O'Hara

JIM It is always best to first try to see if changing loft can alleviate any distance gap oddities in a single length set before looking at changing length. But if a player were to have problems at the lower loft end of the set getting enough distance gap between the lowest loft club and the next one higher, because that usually is caused by the clubhead speed not being high enough to make the lowest loft club carry as far as needed to be a full club longer than the club below it, in that case only it would… Read more »

Andrew
1 year ago

Would the EQ1-NX hybrid #4 and #5, with the lofts adjusted be compatible with the Sterling one length irons?

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew

ANDREW
Absolutely. You can incorporate the EQ1 hybrids with the Sterling irons at the same length as the Sterling irons if desired.
TOM

Andre
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Great news, when I get a chance to talk with my fitter Bert, I’ll be ordering 2 new hybrids and 1 fairway wood to complete my set.

1 year ago

Hi Tom, Nice additions to the team. Why did you go with a 335 hosel instead of the typical 370 hybrid shaft?

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Walter

Walter I have never designed a hybrid that had any bore diam other than 0.335″. This goes all the way back to the summer of 2002 when I was finishing up all the designs and products for our first year in operation in 2003. I had intended the first hybrid model to be 0.370 bore because I always felt hybrids should be thought of as irons to be built to the same length as the iron being replaced by the hybrid. So I designed my first hybrid shafts with a 0.370 tip to match the 0.370 bore of the hybrid.… Read more »

FRANCISCO Quinata
1 year ago

Tom.
I am happy to hear that the new single length clubs are ready for distribution. However. it will be awhile before I can purchase the EQ1. Currently I am playing with the Sterling single length, and I am very happy with them. I am interested in incorporating the EQ1 Hybrids into my repertoire. How much of a difference if any, will this have to the Sterlings. Thanks.

Admin
1 year ago

Francisco Well, the new EQ1-NX clubheads are getting closer to being available but it’s still going to be 6-7 weeks minimum since we received word of another delay that came from the shortage of personnel at the factories due to the carry over from the effects of the virus crisis. So it will be more like mid July before these are in stock and ready for shipment I am sorry to say. Thanks for your patience on this though, we do appreciate that. I think the hybrids will be a very good addition to the single length family of models.… Read more »

Gary/Eye4golf
1 year ago

Tom, with the new EQ1-NX hybrids how much would you tip your S2S black hybrid shafts for SL? Wanting to make it 37” length.

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary/Eye4golf

GARY
During all testing with the EQ1 hybrids we were using a 1″ tip trim for the #4, 1.5″ for the #5 and 2″ for the #6. This proved to be good for matching well to the iron shaft of choice for the golfers.

TOM

Todd
1 year ago

When will the new line be ready to ship to dealers?

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd

Around the middle of June, Todd. Diamond Golf is taking pre orders now and will ship on a first ordered, first shipped basis when the first production shipment arrives. Thanks much for your interest,
TOM

Alex
1 year ago

Hi Tom, I really like the look of these new hybrids. I have been playing the 775HS in #5, #4 and #3, but cannot really hit any of them high enough for my taste, despite using the high launching Wishon White shaft. I play off an 8 HC, my driver SS is about 103mph and I swing a 6i at around 88 mph. I have a couple of questions: 1. Do these new hybrids launch higher than the 775HS loft-for-loft? i.e. more weight toward the rear 2. I see the standard lie is 63°, which is VERY upright. I play… Read more »

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

ALEX Hmmmm. . . based on your 88mph 6 iron speed, this is VERY VERY VERY unusual that you are not seeing a high flight with the 775’s. In all the many years since they were introduced, I have never once heard of that happening for anyone with such a high clubhead speed. Only if the player had a 6 iron speed of around 70 or less would these fly lower to the point that they could not go as high as a 7, 8 iron. Do you happen to be playing these a little too far back in the… Read more »

Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, many thanks for taking the time to respond. I think the new hybrids will be right up my street. I should also point out that I am otherwise a huge fan of your designs. Although I no longer build clubs professionally, I still put together combinations for myself and friends. The 919THI driver I built 7 years ago is still in my bag and going nowhere! The 929hs fairway woods are also the best I have ever hit. Perhaps I should take the plunge and try some irons next?

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10 months ago
Reply to  Alex

ALEX Thanks so much for your support and interest in what we do!!! We really appreciate that! I am very pleased to hear your really nice comments about how well the 919 and 929s are behaving themselves in your bag!! I have designed the iron models so there can be a model that could be a good choice for pretty much every golfer type and every golfer’s taste so could be something in the line for you if you decide to add one of my iron models to join the family!! Thanks again and as always if there is anyway… Read more »

Joe McManuis
1 year ago

Tom, at the end of the season last year I had Sterling Irons 6 – PW built so my first experience with them will be this year so it will be some time before I will be into your new EQ1 irons and expecting that I will like the Sterlings a set of EQ1 irons is most likely be in my future. In the mean time I am looking at getting the EQ1 6 iron as well as the EQ1 hybrid 4. For the hybrid I am thinking of playing at 38.25″ (1″ longer than my Sterling Irons)- I am… Read more »

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1 year ago
Reply to  Joe McManuis

JOE

You’re in the ball park for your swingweight calculations based on 38.5 + 55g + the CUT weight of the S2S White A iron shaft + 264g to be D1. But there are always little variables involved so you can be off by a point – should not be more than that though.

TOM

Joe McManuis
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom thanks- I had looked at several calculators, however, taking one of my clubs and knowing its swing weight and total weight and a (crude) calculation using its balance point it indicated my D1 calculation was likely more reasonable than other
calculators I looked at- your confirmation that I am in the ball park gives me confidence to continue using the calculator I had picked while keeping in mind the variables to which you refer. Looking forward to receiving your new book which is on order.

Kourt
1 year ago

Hey Tom quick question on tip trimming. When matching these new hybrids to the same length as the irons how would you go about tip trimming if you’re using a .335 shaft for the build? For example let’s say you tip trim the .370 iron shafts 2.5″ for a 37″ single length iron build, and you wanna add a 37″ 4 hybrid to the set, how much would you tip trim a .335 hybrid shaft also being built at 37″?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Kourt

KOURT In all of my work with the testing of the hybrids, I did experiment with iron shafts and hybrid shafts and found the following. For players who are above 80mph with their 8 iron clubhead speed and who also absolutely love the iron shaft they currently play, we recommend if they have a hybrid in their single length set makeup to ream it to accept the same iron shaft with the same tip trim they are using in their irons. But for all other players we recommend leaving the hybrid bore at 0.335 and using an S2S hybrid shaft… Read more »