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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Andrew
14 days ago

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

Admin
12 days 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
12 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
2 months ago

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

Admin
2 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
2 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
2 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 »

Joe McManuis
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

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

Admin
2 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
2 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‼️