SINGLE LENGTH IRONS

 

Wishon’s new single length iron design concept EQ1-NX offers same length and high COR low loft iron characteristics while adding many new performance enhancing features to mark a definite step forward in game improvement iron design.



Features:

    • Enabled by the new 2-piece hollow body design, the Center of Gravity moves progressively through the set from lowest and most rear located on the #5 iron to highest and most forward located on the GW and SW to achieve more consistent shot shape and shot height for each iron in the set
    • The hollow body design throughout the set increases the MOI of each head by removing all mass from the inside of the head to be distributed all around the CG.  The hollow body construction also enables the CG progression and uniform impact sound between the high COR and conventional COR heads in the set 
    • Low number irons are better matched with their loft to CG position to achieve preferred shot shape/height and allow a wider range of players to be able to effectively hit the #5 and 6 irons to fly and carry with proper distance gaps
    • Traditional GW and SW profile shapes are combined with milled faces and a custom sole grind make the wedges a great choice even if they were standalone wedges and not part of the single length design 
    • 275g head weight with hosel weight bore allows assembly to any single length between 35.5” and 37.5” while still being able to achieve a reasonable range of swingweight/MOI (depending on shaft weight and grip weight)

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Geoff
4 days ago

Tom, a quick question, you state that the lower numbered clubs 5,6 etc have high COR and the rest have conventional COR. as I understand it COR is limited to 0.83. what is the conventional COR and is the high COR beyond the legal limit. just curious. thanks

Admin
4 days ago
Reply to  Geoff

Geoff The term “high COR” means the COR is close to the USGA/R&A limit of 0.830. It does not mean that the COR is above the limit. It also means the COR may not be right at the limit, but that it is higher than that of a conventional iron. Conventional irons that have a “normal” COR, such as forged carbon steel or investment cast stainless steel, are around 0.77-78. In general, the difference between an iron with a COR of 0.78 and 0.83 is about one full club in carry distance for the average golfer. The reason I did… Read more »

Denis
7 days ago

Hello Tom,
I was wondering if singlelength.com is one of your official resellers? Thank you for your answer

Admin
7 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Denis
Yes they are approved by Diamond Golf to be a seller of the Wishon Golf EQ1-NX single length models.
TOM

Philip Miller
11 days ago

Hello Tom, I am a lefty currently playing sterlings and hope to go to the EQ’s shortly using my sterling shafts. My question. My wife wants to take up golf, as we are moving to Florida to a golf community. I want her to have the best experience possible starting out, and would like her to have a set of EQ1’s. I feel we going to have to make an educated guess on specs as she has no swing to observe and currently has some back issues. She is 5’2”, 100 lbs, 65 years old. Current thinking: Driver: 919THI 15.5… Read more »

Admin
7 days ago
Reply to  Philip Miller

Philip I really think I would drop all the lengths on the woods by an inch for your wife. At 5’2 and 100 lbs and 65, I just think the lengths you are proposing now will make the clubs swing a little too long in terms of control and comfort. For the irons, do this – get back to me with an accurate measurement of the distance from her left wrist to the floor (I assume she will play RH clubs. If she plays LH’d then do the measurement from the right wrist). Have her stand comfortably erect in front… Read more »

Jon Whitenton
13 days ago

Tom

Hope all is well. Can you recommend some club fitters in Texas that I could go see about your single length? I live in the Corpus Christi area. Thanks fir the help.

Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  Jon Whitenton

JON Thank you very much for your interest. I am sorry but there are no independent custom clubfitters close to Corpus. The closest two would be in Mission, TX and up in Kerrville just a little north of San Antonio. Both these guys are very good so if you ever did have a chance to hit the road, working with either one of them would be a positive experience. I’ll drop their contact info, just in case. Don at The CLubmaker in Mission, Tx; getagrip1@att.net; 956-424-2874; http://www.theclubmakerrgv.com; Keith at Precision Fit Golf in Kerrville, TX; pfg@omniglobal.net; 830-257-1234; http://www.precisionfitgolf.com; The other… Read more »

Jigger
17 days ago

I got the EQ1x about 3 years ago! Love em! Although I use them from 4 hybrid-the P wedge then I make a switch to my old vokey wedges p48 g52 s56 L64 Hit that little hybrid 220 yards Had my best game ever this year 1 over 72 Had to replace the 8 iron shaft club head flew off on a shot Winter here in Canada I wanna see about replacing it with what the set has as I went to golf town and just put in a stiff steel shaft to get through the season. How do I… Read more »

Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  Jigger

JIGGER Very glad to hear that the EQ1’s you got are behaving themselves for you and offering some more fun in the game! Because all my head designs are sold to clubmakers in component form for custom fitting purposes, the clubmaker that built your set could have installed any shaft that the original customer may have wanted, or needed as determined by the clubmaker. No Wishon club designs are ever built “standard”, as are all the big company clubs. So with a big company’s clubs, it is easy to ask and know what the one stock shaft is that the… Read more »

Kevin Hayes
17 days ago

Would the EQ1 NX have the same silky smooth forged feel of the 575MMC?

Admin
15 days ago
Reply to  Kevin Hayes

Kevin That is really impossible to answer because impact feel can be such an individual thing among golfers. What feels soft to one, doesn’t to another and what feels hard to one is the same way with other players. On paper, no, with the EQ being a hollow iron construction with a high strength steel thin face and the 575 being a solid, thick carbon steel, the two should not feel the same. But I can tell you that the slight hotness feel of the EQ from its HSS face can tend to feel “soft” to some players, which comes… Read more »

JB
20 days ago

First off, let me just tell you my wife isn’t to happy with you Tom. Those 585PC irons look to good for me to not have a set. She, however, does not see the logic in that. Anyway, on to my question. I’m curious your thoughts on “gravity angle” in relevance to strike point. My wear pattern on my EQ1’s is developing slightly further out to the toe than it was on my gen 1 set. Maybe it’s just an optical illusion of a thicker top line and toe but I’ve always felt like the EQ1’s wanted to turn over… Read more »

Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  JB

JB I have slowly come to accept that an adjunct to my career as a club designer is to occasionally be in the middle of a situation between a genuine club appreciator/fanatic and a non golfer!! WHen you refer to your “gen 1” set with the more centered wear pattern, is that a set of the Sterlings? Just curious about that. In all honesty I have not heard the same observation as what you say about the wear pattern on the faces of the Eq irons you have. ANd in thinking about this, I am just not sure. I Know… Read more »

JB
18 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

You are correct that my gen 1 reference is to the sterlings. Used that set for two and a half years before switching to the EQ’s. And nothing odd about the toe side hits when my path is in to out enough. A small draw shape and minimal if any distance loss. The higher MOI at work I’m assuming. The out to in toey ones are the bad pull hooks that derail a good round. If I wanted to experiment with lead tape on trying to keep a face from turning over, would you add it to the heel or… Read more »

Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  JB

JB In truth from the science of club performance, for there to be enough weight on the clubhead to have a definite effect on the rotation of the head through impact, that amount of weight would be so much that you would have a hard time even swinging the club with any sense of timing or rhythm or repeatability. This is one of the many myths that surround golf club performance. From a pure technical performance, adding a lot of weight to the TOE end of a head will increase the moment of inertia for the rotation of the head… Read more »

1 month ago

This season I gamed the Titleist T100S. They are really good irons. I did a MOI fitting with a club builder. He is a Wishon certified builder as well. I had been curious about one lenth irons for a while and I tested 5 and 9 iron in the EQ1-NX irons. I have never hit so good 5 irons like I did then. Even if the height was little low I had good carry about 195 yds in avg. 9 iron I did carry 8 yds further than my T100S 9 iron. But still with stopping power. I ended up… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago

This is great to hear that your move into the single length is going so well !! I am pleased to hear your reports and I wish you all the very best in your continued play in this great game!
TOM

Trent
1 month ago

Hey Tom,

Why are club makers switching from cavity back design to hollow body design? Particularly, why did you switch from cavity back to hollow body?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Trent

Trent It’s not just in the single length iron design that you are seeing more use of the hollow iron construction. Many game improvement irons and even some forged carbon steel iron designs are now being made in a hollow iron construction. The reason is because with hollow construction, you can more precisely locate a greater amount of mass in specific areas to more significantly increase MOI or more significantly move the center of gravity to achieve a different performance result. All that were reasons why I went from open cavity back to hollow construction on the EQ1 single length… Read more »

Jason Rife
1 month ago

Tom – First thanks for being such a positive golf club resource. I took up golf this year in my mid-50s and you have helped me filter out a bunch of golf noise. After many, many, many hours hitting golf balls I have sorted out a good bit – for me single length irons are the way to go, Using another manufacture’s single length set I know I can’t hit 3, 4 irons worth a damn in single length (5 iron can be ok), but in a single length fairway set from this same manufacturer the 7w has been a… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason Rife

JASON THere are a lot of really good comments and observations and feedback you have in your post, but the best one is that you said you are working with Tom. That pleases me no end because he truly is one of the best in clubfitting and in working with players to maximize their equipment performance. He will go the extra mile to help you, no question about that! IMO he is on the right track with you for finding that in between club(s) between the 5 iron and the 7 wood with a hybrid that is in between the… Read more »

Jason Rife
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks for your reply. Yes, you are right about Tom S. First fitting session was great.

don granger
1 month ago

Hi Tom after years with the 870ti irons “gave to grandson” I’ thinking of single length irons there are some good used sterling or new design brand new I have been playing game improvements. which design would be easiest for me to conform to..

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  don granger

DON Good for your grandson that he has your old set of 870s. That iron model still stands out in my mind as one of the best game improvement designs I ever had the pleasure of creating. Glad to hear they will get a little more play! I guess, I would say I am a little more partial to the EQ1 single length design, mainly because being the second single length design I did, I was able to keep the things I liked from the Sterlings (8 iron length) and incorporate some things I feel are better that I learned… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  don granger

Hi, Don. Long-time single-length player here, with considerable experience with both Sterling and EQ1-NX. Sterling is easier to type, but for everything else, I’d recommend the EQ1-NX.(I played the Sterling for 4 years and have had the EQ1-NX in the bag for around 2 years now.) I think the EQ1-NX feels better, is slightly longer, is slightly more forgiving, and looks better. The ability to add hybrids that are the same length as your iron set is amazing. (I have the 4-hybrid.) Tom’s comment on swing speed is dead-on. I swing an 8-iron between 86-88mph, but I had trouble carrying… Read more »

Brian
1 month ago

Dear Tom. Can you recommend a shaft spec for me? I trying to buy a set of sterling single-length irons on eBay. But the shafts are not my type. So I am thinking to re-shaft them. The problems are 1. Should I use the same shaft spec which I am using right now on my regular-length irons? Right now I am using Titleist new t100 with dynamic gold x100(Not tour issue) shaft.With my 6 iron(loft:29 degree / lie : 61 / length : 37.5 inch) my carry distance is normaly around 175~180yardsI am 5’9″ and 190lbs.2. Because it is hard… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Brian
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

Brian I assume you will want to play the Sterling irons at an 8 iron length, since that is the spec length AND you do have a higher than average clubhead speed. Therefore, if you want to stay with the same shaft you have in your current T100s, what you want to do for ALL the Sterling irons is duplicate the tip trim, length and installation of the X1 shaft that is in the T100 #8 iron. You’ll do that for each Sterling iron – same tip trim, same length, same swingweight. That way you get to test the Sterlings… Read more »

1 month ago

Hi Tom, That’s might sounds like a silly question and I’m sure could be a bit contradictory to the purpose of EQ1 irons, but let me ask anyway. Does it make any sense to tip trimming the shafts like you would do for a regular set and then butt trimming to the same length?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Alvaro

ALVARO The entire reason for a single length iron set is to make each club absolutely identical in every possible aspect, except for one – LOFT. If your length fitting shows that an 8 iron length is tbe best fit length for you in a single length set, then you want every iron to be as perfectly identical to an 8 iron as possible. That means, same length, same lie, same total weight, same head weight, same balance point, and same shaft. If you tip trim incrementally as per a normal incremental length set and put those shafts into a… Read more »

1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Crystal clear Tom; Hope I will be able to achieve a proper distance gapping with 4.5º then!

Robert
2 months ago

Hi, Are there any plans to release a 3 Hybrid in the EQ1 single length line up? It’s a struggle to hit a 5W single length wood at 41″ long after looking down and setting up the SL hybrids and irons ALL at 37.25″ all game long. I lose all sense of contact from toe to heel hits because im auto programmed at 37.25″. (excluding Driver off a tall tee). I cant get 200+ yards from the current 4 Hybrid (195 max) but i need to reach a 215 yard par 3 and with no 3 Hybrid (which Cobra currently… Read more »

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

ROBERT I am sorry but I have to be 1000% honest and up front and tell you that in no way will there ever be a 16* #3 hybrid as part of the EQ1 single length design. I almost did not do a #4 in the set, but did only because there can be a small segment of players who could successfully use the #4 hybrid in this set. Please let me tell you why because there is a very good reason for that decision. We did a TON of player analysis and testing to determine that when you make… Read more »

Angus
2 months ago

Tom, I’m looking at the EQ1 single length irons, 5 thru SW. My question is would there be significant disbenefit to have 5 to 8 in 7 iron length and 9 to SW in 8 iron length?
Thank you.
Angus

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Angus

ANGUS The whole reason that single length ever got any traction is because when you make all the irons the same length with the same shaft and same grips, you duplicate absolutely every possible specification in each iron that has any effect whatsoever on performance and feel. The idea is if every iron is the same in terms of performance and feel, the golfer has a little better chance of being more consistent with the irons. One swing, one stance, one posture, one swing plane, etc. Deviating from this by changing lengths within the set can throw this off. However,… Read more »

Angus
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Yes thank you Tom that helps a lot. The reason I asked the question that I think it is the longer high lofted irons would be the ones I expect to find more of a mental challenge. I will stick to one length. As to which shaft to use, should I just stick with my fitted “normal” 7 iron option?
And final question, is there a fitter/assembler in SE England?
Thanks again
Angus

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Angus

Angus I remember when I began to play with my single length irons as my play set, for the first 3-4 times I felt that the 8 iron length of the wedges felt a little long, and I did have some slight thoughts about that, given that I had played the game with 35- to 35.5″ wedges since I was a teenager!! But really, after a month they felt totally normal. What feels odd now is when I design a new wedge that is intended to be a conventional wedge as far as assembly goes, when I do the first… Read more »

Rich Douglas
2 months ago
Reply to  Angus

Chiming in again as a user. I swing the 8-iron 85mph. When I purchased the Sterling set, I added the 4-iron when it became available. But I got mixed results. I could carry it sufficiently only with a solid, perfect strike. Otherwise, it would carry about the same as my 5-iron, but with more roll-out. That reduced its utility tremendously (for me), limiting my use to (a) narrow fairways and (b) desperate approach shots of a certain length. Needless to say, it stayed in my bag. As I said in an earlier post, I used the 4-hybrid in my EQ1-NX… Read more »

Rich Douglas
2 months ago
Reply to  Angus

Just to add to what Tom has said, but from a customer/user standpoint, I really recommend sticking with a single length throughout the iron set. It makes all the clubs–even the ones that are traditionally shorter–easier to hit. If you’re concerned about swing speed, consider using EQ1-NX hybrids to replace the low-lofted irons. They can be fitted to be the same length as your irons, yet they perform beautifully. I have an 8-iron swing speed of 85mph, but I still use the 4-Hybrid instead of a traditional hybrid (or my old Sterling 4-iron) because it is so much easier to… Read more »

Mike
2 months ago

Hi Tom – About 3 years ago I purchased a set of used Sterlings (5i-GW) try-out the single length concept. Because I purchased used I had my fit tested and the fitter (not a single length fitter) thought I hit the ebay lottery and thought the set was a very good fit for my swing. The interesting thing we discovered is the shafts, Nippon GH 950 R, were trimmed from a 4-iron length.

My question is should the same shafts/setup translate to a set of the EQ1’s?

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

MIKE Just want to be sure about this. . . are you saying the playing length of the irons is a 4 iron length (38.5″). Or are you saying the tip trim on each shaft was a 4 iron tip trim after which the playing length of the irons is more normal for the Sterlings at a 7 or 8 iron length? BIG BIG difference there. I can’t imagine anyone actually built the Sterlings to all be a 4 iron length because the swingweights would be insanely too high at that much longer of a length. Now on the other… Read more »

Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

TOM – The latter. The playing length of the irons are 7 iron length, and appears the shafts were 4 iron length shafts trimmed down to 7 iron length. This was guessed by looking at the step pattern of my irons shafts lined up with a 4 iron length shaft. (I’m just learning the lingo here so I hope I am saying this correctly). Like you, we were intrigued by the technique. Recalling the Flightscope acceleration profile, there was a bit of a “fishhook” into impact. Few additional details on my swing…Avg carry distance with my 7iron is 156yds, mid-high… Read more »

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

MIKE Thanks for the clarification. If you are completely happy with the shafts in the existing irons as you describe them with a 4 iron tip trim and 7 iron length, you certainly can duplicate this in the new set. That is quite unusual though. Since you are going through this re shaft process, you might get one extra shaft and do a test build with one of the irons, say a 7 iron, to install one shaft with a normal 7 iron tip trim, cut to 7 iron length and weighted exactly like your previous irons are weighted in… Read more »

Sal
2 months ago

Hi Tom, I’ve been playing the EQ1-NX irons for 6 months now and love them! I especially like the wedges and find them to be very comfortable. I am wondering if I should have used heavier graphite shafts for my irons as I am finding my tempo and transition better with some added weight. I’ve been using the Project X Catalyst 60 5.5 shafts at 37″ for my 5-LW set. The shaft playing length weight is 61 grams. Swing weight is D2 with 50 gram grips (386 total). . I’m wondering if I can try adding about 15-20 grams so… Read more »

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Sal

SAL An interesting thing about club weighting is that if the golfer senses that the clubs feel a little light to swing, heavying them up to be a better match for his tempo and rhythm can also be done by adding weight to the head. Shaft weight controls total weight of the club more than anything else. But increasing shaft weight is more subtle than increasing the head weight because the shaft’s weight extends over the whole length of the club. Head weight is down there on the end of the club farthest from the hands so any weight addition… Read more »

Rich Douglas
2 months ago
Reply to  Sal

When I switched from Sterling to EQ1-NX, I also switched from steel to graphite for the first time, opting for a shaft some 30g lighter. But I went with the same swing weight as always: D1.5. Upon first hitting them, I thought they felt a little light. So I went to a lighter grip, which raised the swing weight to D3. Nope! Too heavy! (Even though the gross weight was a lot less than in my Sterlings. It’s all about feel.) So, I went back to a slightly heavier grip and returned the swing weight to D1.5. Why not lead… Read more »

J.R.
3 months ago

Hey Tom. More of a comment than a question. I built my Sterlings in 2016 and love them. Last year I built a set of Maltby DBM Forged and played great with them. But with my lower back being an issue I went back to them this morning and hit 15/18 greens and shot 67. Best score since 2020. I will never waver again. How about releasing a set with a black finish? J.R.

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  J.R.

JR 15/18 greens and 67 is impressive!! VERY impressive!!! Well done and it’s nice to hear you associate that with the return to the Sterling irons. Wow. Now the tough part. . . I wish that we could tell the foundry to just make up 50 or so sets in Black so we could offer an alternative. Problem is the factories do not work that way. Any change in finish has to ascribe to the factory’s minimum order quantity, which these days thanks to the effects of covid, have all been upped substantially. Also because the two main foundries I… Read more »

James
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks for the reply Tom. I can still dream. And I know there is ways to make mine with that finish. Just need to win the lottery. What are your opinions about 1 Iron Golf? They have the Blackstones but the 1 Irons don’t feel nearly as good as my Sterlings.

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  James

James I really am the worst to ask about any other golf company. I’ve never really paid attention to any of them, I never obtain or see/touch/inspect any of their models, and to be honest, I don’t really care to investigate what anyone else is doing. Since I began to really understand the science, I’ve always had my own trains of thought on what I wanted to pursue and work on. You can tell most of the companies that are serious about the science behind their work, the ones that have people who truly understand the science and put it… Read more »

Steve P
3 months ago

Tom, I have noticed that over the last few years several wedge manufacturers have started to move the CG around on their wedge profiles. I’m just now building a set of your microgroove HM‘s and I was wondering roughly where the CG is on these wedges?

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve P

STEVE I have always strived to have the CG be on the vertical centerline of the face, in terms of its horizontal location with respect to the face. As far as the vertical CG position, that can vary by 3, 4mm at most due to how the sole is designed with respect to its width. Obviously, much wider sole means lower CG vertically, and more narrow sole means the opposite. Yes, other factors like the thickness of the top half of the wedge play a role in terms of the vertical CG position, but I don’t tend to have a… Read more »

DT
3 months ago

Hi Tom, I been using EQ1NX for some time now. But was pondering why my PW, 9i, 8i can go to 120y, 130y, 140y respectively and with good loft too. However my 7i, 6i, 5i is pretty weak and inconsistent at 140-145y, 150-155y, 160-165y. But having said that, my 4hybrid (also eq1nx) go to 185y. 1 club gap between 5i and 4hy. Despite same lengthl all and swing weight. I feel that i have better control up to 8i and i can feel the head weight. However for 7i to 5i i cant and feel somehow not as “connected” compare… Read more »

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  DT

DT Thanks for taking your time to write so we could have the chance to help you! YOu did not mention what your clubhead speed is in your comments, which is a key point in evaluating the ability to hit specific lofts high enough to achieve full carry distance potential. But from what you said about your PW, 9, 8 irons and the distances you hit those it would seem your 8 iron speed should be around 70-75mph at the least. In a normal set where all irons are incrementally longer in length as lofts decrease through the set, the… Read more »

DT
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom, After reading your comment, I felt so enlightened. Really appreciated the long reply to answer all my question. From your post, may I ask … 1. What is the minimum clubhead speed needed to “activate” the potential of five and six iron? 2. Right now other than increase my swing speed (definitely not overnight things) is it that I can … A. make the shaft lighter and use graphite? Now i using 75g steel shaft, swing weight at C1. B. Make my five iron and six iron slightly longer? But make no sense C. Increase swing weight at… Read more »

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  DT

DT I really like your phrase, “to activate the potential of the five and six iron”!! It is always a fact that the lower the loft, the higher the clubhead speed has to be to make the ball speed + spin high enough to allow the ball to climb high enough to achieve the maximum carry distance. But the angle of attack of the clubhead into the ball also plays a role. The more steep the A of A, the more the head’s loft is reduced at impact, which also acts like lower clubhead speed to prevent the ball from… Read more »

DT
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks! Guess i better go sort out my swing speed or change my 5 n 6 iron to hybrid if my swing speed dont improve.

Rich Douglas
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I swing the 8-iron at 85 mph. In the first generation Sterling clubs, I had the 4-iron. But I soon swapped it out for a traditional hybrid, even though my swing was fast enough. I hit the hybrid better.

In the new EQ1-NX, I have a 4-hybrid matched to the set. Even if Tom changed his mind tomorrow and came out with a 4-iron for the set, I wouldn’t switch. I love hitting the 4-hybrid because it feels and plays like the rest of the iron set.

William Guidry
3 months ago

Absolutely LOVE my EQ-NX1 irons and the 4H AND the driver. 5W is terrible. Hits shorter than my 5 iron. I keep checking back for a 4 iron. Please give us one.

Best part of the set is the shape, size and feel of the wedges compared to other single length wedges. I’ve tried the other dinner plates – joke.

My fitter retired and I think I need a tweak now. I’ve play so much better with these that I need to adjust them I think. Hope the fitter network expands soon near Houston, TX.

OVERALL GREAT EXPERIENCE!

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  William Guidry

William I am pleased to hear that you like most of the EQ1 clubs that were built for you. I am sorry about the 5w but I have to say that because our testing AND because the responses from other clubmakers and golfers on the woods are good, the reason that the 5w must be performing poorly for you is because it must not be fit very well for your specific swing characteristics. I would take it back to whoever built it for you and have them re visit the specs. You may want to take some other fwy wood… Read more »

Rich Douglas
3 months ago
Reply to  William Guidry

Any qualified club fitter can tweak your clubs. I recently checked the lofts because I was getting some surprising results. I had to bend a few back to spec (my specs, anyway).

Edward Cheszek
4 months ago

Tom:

First time I am building a single length iron set. I just purchased 5-GW EQ1-NX irons but not sure about the tip trimming required. I have a set of Fujikura Atmos Red shafts that will be used but I cannot find any info on the tip trimming. Since these are single length do I follow the normal convention of tip trimming for each iron or is it changed? I would appreciate your feedback on this issue.

Thanks,

Ed

Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Edward Cheszek

Edward
All iron shaft tip trimming for single length sets is done on the basis of what iron number length you are making all the irons to be. So for example, if you are building to an 8 iron length for all the irons, you tip trim all the shafts for an 8 iron installation. If you choose to make the irons all 7 iron length, then you tip trim each iron for what the shaft model’s tip trim instructions say for a 7 iron installation.
TOM

Edward Cheszek
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom:

Thanks for the prompt reply. That is what I thought but did not know for sure. I am excited to build my first Eq1-NX set for my client. Hope I get to build many more.

Ed

Don
4 months ago

Hi Tom,

At 77 and 6’4″ tall and living in New Zealand, I currently play single length irons purchased on the basis of a wrist to floor measurement. I intend to upgrade to a set of your EQ1-NX irons, unfortunately the closest of your club fitters is in Australia. What is the best method to establish the correct length for me?
Regards,
Don.

Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Don

DON Thanks very much for your interest. The best way to start the process of length determination is to let me know your height AND the measurement from the wrist of your upper hand on the grip, to the floor so I can compare those two measurements to a chart I have worked on for iron length determination over the past thirty years. You already said you are 6’4, so I have that. For the wrist to floor measurement, follow these guidelines CAREFULLY. Stand comfortably erect, shoulders perfectly level, arms hanging relaxed at your sides. If you play right handed,… Read more »

Trent
5 months ago

Hey Tom,

What’s the differences between the old Sterling one length design and the new EQ1 design?

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5 months ago
Reply to  Trent

Trent Happy to help with information and thanks very much for your interest. First, similarities between the original single length Sterling and the current EQ1; 1) both are set up to be built to 8 iron length as the standard single length default. Both have weight bores to add weight when needed so both could be built to custom single lengths from 6 or 7 iron length to 9 iron length, when desired or needed. 2) Both are designed with high COR low loft irons through the #7, conventional COR face for the #8 to wedges. Now, differences – 1)… Read more »

Ryan Belanger
5 months ago

Hi Tom,
I don’t have a Wishon fitter near me but I was fit for Edel irons the other day and we settled on their 85g regular flex shaft with a 6g weight in the clubhead. My swing speed currently is around 70mph. Based on this would you recommend your 5-6 hybrid and then 7-pw irons in your black graphite 82g regular flex shaft?

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5 months ago
Reply to  Ryan Belanger

RYAN Shaft weight and headweight preference have nothing to do with whether you go with a set makeup of more hybrids/less irons or what. Set makeup in single length is 100% all about your clubhead speed with the proviso being the lower the speed, the more hybrids and fewer irons. The reason is because when all your irons are single length and at a length such as a 7 or 8 iron length, lower loft clubs are always going to be more difficult to hit high with enough ball speed and spin tpo achieve a full club carry distance between… Read more »

Ryan Belanger
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. I am actully working with Roy Nix and we are going to start with a 7 wood, 5 hybrid, and the 7-pw. If my swing speed improves as I get used the clubs we will toss in a 6i, if it does nto we will use a 6 hybrid. Would you suggest the hybrids be the same length as my irons or should they be slightly longer?

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5 months ago
Reply to  Ryan Belanger

RYAN
That really is a question for Roy to answer once he gets a chance to learn all about your playing characteristics and swing moves/habits. I can’t answer that in all honesty because it does require knowing much more about your swing and how you play. So for sure, bring this up to Roy and trust his judgment based on his analysis of your swing information.
TOM