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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Joseph Gonzalez
1 month ago

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 »

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Joseph Gonzalez
1 month ago
Reply to  Ash

Thank Ash for your comment.
Will the hybrid 4 as easy to play as the 5?

Eric
2 months ago

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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric

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 »

Eric
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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?

2 months ago

When tipping for hybrid single length with 4,5 and 6 to 37”, what am I tipping the hybrid shafts too?
Thank you

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt Shirley

Matt
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.
TOM

Matthew
3 months ago

Hi Tom,

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?

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
3 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

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 »

Andrew Hales
3 months ago

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.

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew Hales

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 »

Davis
3 months ago

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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
3 months ago
Reply to  Davis

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 »

Art Abrahams
4 months ago

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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
4 months ago
Reply to  Art Abrahams

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 »

Dan
4 months ago

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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

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 »

Pete
6 months 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?

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
6 months 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
6 months 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
6 months 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
6 months 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 »

Steve Hoard
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

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 »

Larry Norville
8 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?

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
8 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
8 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!

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
8 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
8 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

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
8 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
8 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.

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
8 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
9 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.

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
9 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
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks a lot Tom, best wishes

Michael
10 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?

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
10 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
10 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
11 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
11 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
11 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
11 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
11 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
11 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
11 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
11 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

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
11 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
1 year 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

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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)?

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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!

1 year 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 year 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?

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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 »

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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
1 year 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

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Tom Wishon (@tom)
1 year 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 »