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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Craig Weakley
2 days 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
2 days 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 »

1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
5 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
3 days 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
3 months ago

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

Admin
3 months 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
3 months 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.

3 months ago

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

Admin
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Admin
4 months 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
5 months 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
4 months 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
2 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?

Admin
2 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
5 months 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 »

Admin
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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″?

Admin
5 months 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 »

Billy Ray Jackson
5 months ago

Hi Tom,
Very much enjoying your new book “Cap’N Clubmaker”, awesome story lines of your life/career. Question regarding these new EQ-1-NX hybrid club head’s(#5/#6). Can these be ordered “hand selected” > 25 deg/5, 29 deg/6) with lie angle customized?
Thank you and I forward to my continued search for the “Perfect” golf club 🙂 .
Billy

Admin
5 months ago

Billy Thanks very much, I am glad you are enjoying the book! I’ll be interested to hear which stories you enjoyed the most, if you get the chance to let me know. Yes, the EQ1 clubheads will be eligible for the HAND SELECT program but right now before we have received the first full production run shipments, we cannot yet know for sure how the various normal +/- tolerances are going to run with regard to the lofts. We will be able to bend the face angle and lie to the exact specs you may need for those, but the… Read more »

Billy Ray Jackson
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you Tom for the quick response. Looking forward to trying the new designs this year. I am half way through your new book but so far the funniest (at least now that we know all went well has to be your attempt at photography/famous major champion/won’t spoil it here 🙂 .The chapters I really enjoy the most so far are the ones where you share your journey after Golden Tee. I remember that era/time and how excited I would be when one of your early books, club maker magazines/journal articles would arrive in the mail. I bet I have… Read more »

Admin
5 months ago

Billy Yeah, if I would have had a shovel nearby I would have dug a very deep hole on the Troon links and jumped into it after that motor drive on the camera went off in the middle of Couples’ swing!! I still can see and feel the eyes boring down on me from the gallery!! Good point you mention about the early days of learning to work on clubs – I think that’s a special memory for all of us who fell in love with golf clubs!! Thanks so much for sharing and the very best to you in… Read more »

George
5 months ago

How can I get this book? Is it your memoirs, Tom?

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  George

GEORGE In a sense, yes the new book could be called a combination memoirs and an overview of what I feel to be the most important technical points about club design and clubfitting. The book for now is only available from Diamond Golf International who are the managers and distributors of my Wishon Golf brand of product designs. At some point when business begins to return to some sense of normalcy there will be a direct sales website and it will be offered on Amazon but for now to get it you have to contact Diamond Golf, which you can… Read more »

Todd Maksimowski
5 months ago

Tom, them babies look fantastic, spec out nicely, can’t wait to get them in my hands, thank you for everything you do in this golf community & putting out these gems‼️