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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Steve
5 days ago

Tom, one of my customers wanted to try the jumbo grips Bryson is using but the grips weight over 100 grams. Any suggestions? For the EQs by the way

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Admin
5 days ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve When you use such big and heavy grips, you no longer ever try to build the clubs to the swingweight the golfer was used to. You can’t or else the total weight of the clubs would be so heavy that the golfer could never swing the club properly or successfully. This is one thing that proves the weakness of swingweight as any viable form of club feel measurement. If a golfer likes the swing feel of a club with a particular swingweight, the ONLY way he will ever be able to use that same swingweight in a different club… Read more »

Rich Douglas
5 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

My Sterlings are built to D1 with a normal grip. I decided to bump that to D3 by switching to lightweight grips. Manageable, but I noticed. Then I added lead tape to bump them to D5. That was just too much. I removed the tape from one club during a practice round; it felt better, so I removed the tape from them all. After the round I re-gripped with normal grips, back to D1.Probably should’ve just laid on the couch all weekend, but I did learn something in the process.

Steve Poe
4 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you.

Paul
5 days ago
Reply to  Steve

Bryson is actually using a grip that is 45g, the UltraLite series from JumboMax. Hope that makes it easier to fit them

Bob G
5 days ago

Hello: what graphite shafts are these single length irons offered with? Thanks

Admin
5 days ago
Reply to  Bob G

BOB Wishon Golf head designs can be custom fit and built with pretty much ANY shaft that the fitter finds is suitable for the golfer. Please be aware that we do not pre build our designs with any specific shafts or grips like the way the other companies all do. I design our models so they are only custom fit and custom built by independent custom clubmakers around the world. The other companies choose a stock shaft and grip and build their clubs to a series of standard specifications so they can more easily be sold in volume at the… Read more »

Kourtney Knowles
8 days ago

Hey Tom just wanted to say great job with these irons. At first glance I was a little worried with the longer blade length making these visually look too “chunky” for some people, even myself who isn’t particularly picky on club looks, but wow do they perform. Love the improvements from the sterlings. I have a pretty decent 5 iron swing speed with the sterlings (90 mph @ 37″) but still never loved the 5 iron for whatever reason. But the EQ1 5 iron might be my favorite club. Launches way higher, much better performance on low strikes, more forgiving… Read more »

Admin
8 days ago

KOURT
Thanks so much for your kind words. That means a lot, especially coming from you because I have come to learn that you are very thorough in all your club work and evaluation!!! We will certainly keep the 4i and LW in mind as we continue to watch how the demand curve goes for the EQ1’s.

TOM

kourtney knowles
4 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I have been known to be a little picky with tolerances probably because Ive spent most of my career calibrating laser medical equipment to a +/- 5 micrometer scale haha. Thats one of the reasons i’m such a fan of your company because I know you are that way as well. I wanted to mention I have purchased that loft and lie machine you recommended and am in the process of getting it all setup, I was on youtube watching the demo videos on the machine from golf mechanix and realized in their demonstration how to use the machine that… Read more »

11 days ago

Hi Tom, I’ve been working with you at Wishon Golf for more than 15 years, (and Golfsmith before that) and I’ve built just about everything you ever produced. Great fan of your designs and technology. I don’t write in here very much but I had to drop you a note on the new EQ1’s. You knocked it out of the park on these! What a great design, great performance. I’ve put over 20 customers in these clubs in the past couple of months and every single one of them love their clubs. I play these myself now. I tried the… Read more »

Admin
11 days ago
Reply to  Tony Hood

TONY Thanks very much for taking the time to stop in and share your experience with the EQ1’s with us. That’s truly great that your leap of faith was successful and you have found that you like the way the clubs perform for you, especially after you have had so much experience with different clubs over the years you have been playing. You know, most people think the biggest kick I get out of my “work” is the actual design process, to think up things and then do the work to turn those thoughts into actual golf clubhead and shaft… Read more »

Steve Poe
11 days ago
Reply to  Tony Hood

Tony, I agree, these clubs are awesome. I was curious if you have experienced the same swing weight concerns. I had to lighten 5 sets up to really get them grooving. Have you noticed your customers saying they felt heavy at lighter swing weights? Or adjusted them on purpose?

4 days ago
Reply to  Steve Poe

HI Steve, I’m guessing your comment about swingweight concerns was from another post I saw about the jumbo grips 100g. I haven’t really had any issue with swingweight, although I do get some customers asking about those big grips. I normally recommend the more standard 50-52g grips and normally build to 36.5″ or 37″ so I haven’t had much problem staying in the right range. Some of those customers might change the grips after they get the clubs, but again if that’s the feel they want I guess they’re happy with it, because I haven’t had anyone come back with… Read more »

Lorinda Odell
13 days ago

Hi Tom,
Would single length irons be a good option for a golfer with a WTF height of 29.25″? My fitted 7 iron is 35.5″ and 3 degrees flat, and I struggle to get any kind of distance in general. My short irons and wedges are especially awkward as they are relatively short! Maybe even single length irons built to my 7 iron (maybe even 6 iron) length instead of an 8 iron length?

Admin
12 days ago
Reply to  Lorinda Odell

Lorinda single length can perform well for ANY golfer as long as, 1) the set is custom fit to best meet the needs of the player, 2) the set makeup of what iron will be your lowest number iron is CAREFULLy considered with your clubhead speed in mind. Clubmakers who work with my designs have fit and built single length sets for players with a shorter than average wrist to floor measurement and for players with a below average clubhead speed as well. Again, the key things involve proper custom fitting AND a wisely considered set makeup. The baseline length… Read more »

Paul H
14 days ago

Hi Tom, another knockout product, I’ve had a half set built as I carry on a very hilly course, is there any room for reducing the bounce in the SW? primarily in the heel to allow for open face shots as the SW is the highest loft I intend on carrying and would like the versatility.

Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  Paul H

PAUL The bounce in the heel area is reduced from what it is over the primary part of the sole. But the only real way to reduce the bounce is to actually grind whatever portion of it off the sole with a decently sized belt sander. Not hard to do as long as you keep focused on what area of the sole you wish to reduce. And since the EQ1 heads are a medium soft stainless steel, you can grind the sole and not worry about it rusting after you are done. You will remove weight in doing this so… Read more »

John A
19 days ago

Hello Tom, my favorite iron that I feel most comfortable is a one length 8 iron 37.5 iron, 420sh gram total weight, D2, i95 stiff shaft w/ standard 50 gram grip. Using the shaft fitting site and your previous post, the S2S Black 85 stiff shaft best matches the i95 specs. My question is what other components will add weight to the head, shaft, and grip to get me to the 420-425 gram range? Thank you again.

Last edited 19 days ago by John A
Admin
17 days ago
Reply to  John A

JOHN At 37.5″ length + the Black 85 iron shaft + a 50g grip, a spec weight 275g EQ1-NX iron head would start life at D3. Keep in mind that I designed the EQ1’s at 275g head weight so they could allow assembly to a single length range from 37.5 max to 35.5-36 – of course any length range depends on the weight of the shaft and grip being used. Players wanting 37.5 would have to be able to be fit into a lighter shaft to keep the swt down while players wanting 35.5-36 would have to be able to… Read more »

Ron Olson
19 days ago

I contacted a local club fitter and he indicated that he is having difficulty obtaining the EQ 1NX irons. How soon can we expect this problem to rectify itself? I am very interested in these clubs.
Ron

Admin
18 days ago
Reply to  Ron Olson

RON Sorry about that but there have been a lot of circumstances affecting the inventory that we have had no control over whatsoever. After a March, April and May that saw business far less than half of what it usually is in those months, then June through August set records for demand. No one could have predicted that would happen after such horrible spring months. So we are working our tails off trying to get our production factory to catch up with our demands for the heads. At present we hope to be back in stock very soon but we… Read more »

Ron Olson
17 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom,
Thank you for your response. I hope this situation corrects itself soon.
Ron

Steve Poe
19 days ago

Tom, 3 of the players I have built the EQs for with the same superlite shaft they used in the sterlings are finding they are hitting more balls in the toe than with the sterlings. Even at a lighter swing weight. Any ideas? I was thinking the shaft may have more droop with the heavier toe weight in these irons. However, I am not seeing a drastic lie angle change. Any word ideas? Would shaft flex change?

Admin
17 days ago
Reply to  Steve Poe

Steve If you are not seeing more shaft droop as indicated by the lie being more toe side impact on the sole such that the lie impact on the sole seems to be in the center, I honestly would not have an explanation for why a player could be seeing a much higher incidence of toe side impacts. The blade length of the EQ1’s is longer than what I have done before but if that had an effect for a player, it should show up in the lie check as more of a toe side sole impact. None of this… Read more »

Steve
17 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

That’s what I thought. Must be a swing issue 😳

Joe Shelton
24 days ago

LOVE my new EQ1NX’s. What , if any, Bounce is built in the SW?

Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  Joe Shelton

JOE
Yes definitely – the EQ1 SW is designed with 12* of primary bounce. BUT. . . the SW is also designed with a special custom sole grind that puts more bounce on the very front third of the sole, then radiuses over that so the rest of the sole is the primary bounce of 12* right behind the front third of the sole. It’s very much like the custom grind on our HM Series wedges which is why I chose it to add to the design of the EQ1 SW.
TOM

Tim
25 days ago

Hi Tom, In 2016 I was fitted into the Sterling irons with Will Shakespeare in Shrewsbury, UK, which I have been enjoying ever since. I’m interested in these new generation single length heads, and I am wondering wether it would be as simple as swapping my Sterling heads for a set of the EQ-1s. As a bit of back ground my set is from 5i to GW using the S2S Stepless Steel S flex shafts which are Trimmed an extra 1/2” (36.75” club length). The lie angles are 64.5 degree and swing weight D3. I have developed my swing slightly… Read more »

Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  Tim

TIM The Sterling irons are designed with a hosel length of 60mm and a bore depth of 30mm. The EQ1 irons are 65mm hosel length and 30mm bore depth. Then there is the usual +/- tolerance of 1mm for these specs. What this all means is that if you pull the shafts from the Sterlings and put them into the EQ1’s the final playing lengths will be about 5mm longer give or take a few mm because of the +/- tolerances on top of that. But that’s not too much of a problem because your clubmaker could just pull the… Read more »

Austin Lundquist
28 days ago

Hello! Probably just missing this but can´t seem to find the info…do these take .370 shafts like the Sterlings or .355? thanks!

Admin
26 days ago

Austin
Every iron I have ever designed or will design will be made with a 0.370 parallel bore. The reason is because there are so many more shaft fitting options with 0.370 because there are tons more parallel tip iron shaft designs than taper tip. Also, if a person really wanted to play a 0.355 shaft in any of my designs, an experienced clubmaker could shim the hosel properly to make the taper tip irons fit and stay secure.
TOM

Mark Lee
29 days ago

Hi Tom, Firstly, love the way you are so personally engaged on here, it speaks volumes. My question to you is regarding finding a Wishon club fitter in Northern Ireland. I am intrigued by the Sterling irons after reading about them & watching countless reviews on YouTube. Obviously the EQ1’s are the latest products so I’d love to give them a try. I’m currently using a set of Cobra f9 one length at 36.5″ (non fitted). I like the clubs & love the consistency they offer me as a 17 hc, but the gapping at the top end of the… Read more »

Admin
29 days ago
Reply to  Mark Lee

MARK Since the lads at Diamond Golf know the fitters in Europe much better than I do, I asked Doug Holmes from Diamond to contact you directly with a recommendation for a fitter with whom you could work. Watch for that the week of Aug 31 to come to you. With regard to your observations about testing the Cobra single length irons, the situation of distance gaps between the lower loft irons being compressed smaller can happen when the golfer’s clubhead speed is not well above average. Let me explain. In a normal set the 4 iron is most commonly… Read more »

Mark Lee
29 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, wow thank you so much for taking the time out to give such a thorough & in depth reply. Yet another reason you’ll definitely be gaining my custom in future, fantastic. I’ll keep a keen watch out for that email. Many thanks again, Mark

Milan
9 days ago
Reply to  Mark Lee

https://youtu.be/aBhedpNUcqQ
I watched TXG test Sterlings and adjust them through gapping session. Absolutely sweet gapping.

John
30 days ago

Hi Tom. Firstly I love the look of these new irons. I’m defo getting a new set of irons and I’m considering single length. I played against someone who had Sterling irons and said they have done wonders for his game. However this would be the first time I’ve bought custom fit irons. I attended a Mizuno demo day last week and was underwhelmed. I’ve looked at FIND A FITTER and there’s quite a few a similar distance from me (West Midlands). How do I know which will offer the best service? I also don’t mind a drive. So who… Read more »

Admin
30 days ago
Reply to  John

JOHN Demo days at local golf courses conducted by the area sales rep for the golf company are notoriously underwhelming because the companies do such a poor job of training their reps. Also, since the primary business model of ALL of the assembled club companies is to make their clubs to a series of standard specs so they can be sold more in volume off the rack or online, this really restricts what can be done from a real custom fitting standpoint. Real custom fitting is like a tailor to a suit – everything built from scratch to achieve each… Read more »

John
29 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. Really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Doug has sent me a couple of names so I’ll have a fitting soon.

Steve Poe
1 month ago

Tom, thanks for being so responsive on this page and we are loving the EQ1s I have another random question. if the golf shaft in general is just a lever Used to deliver the club head to the ball, why has the golf business not moved toward the stiffest shafts available? Doesn’t the shaft just add another variable to the swing? Why not morph the swing to fit a very stiff and shaft and eliminate a variable in the swing? It seems the flex of the shaft would either add or reduce dynamic loft at impact so why not take… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Poe

Steve: Count me as one who firmly believes from research AND practical experience with tons of golfers that the shaft is a lot more than simply a lever to deliver the clubhead to the ball. PING’s founder Karsten Solheim used to believe that and that was the reason why all of the PING standard shafts in the 70s and 80s were X to XX flex shafts that the company called “TTT Std” so as to not adversely surprise golfers that they were in fact playing extremely stiff shafts. Even PING eventually discovered this was not correct as they made changes… Read more »

Steve Poe
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thank you! Your heart to help is a blessing!

Wes Mudd
1 month ago

Hello Tom,
I recently play Cobra F-9 OL irons. I noticed that my lie angles are different with each club. Ranging from 63.0 to 59.0. They all were supposed to be bent 2 degrees flat from original specs. However they were not and I found out that they are difficult to bend. Are they supposed to be the same lie angle for all clubs? I really like 61.0. I am interested in EQ1 because I will have the ability to bend them.

Kourtney Knowles
1 month ago
Reply to  Wes Mudd

The cobra line all have descending lie angles. From 65 in the 5 iron down to I think 61.5 in the wedge. So if you ordered 2 degrees flat then they are correct. I don’t think the different lies are a good idea but that’s what cobra has done with all their one length models besides the original One Forged that dechambeau uses.

Wes Mudd
1 month ago

Kourtney , Thank you, The trouble I had with my irons was they were all not 2 degrees flat from their specs. I really like Cobra and they have been great for me. I just need to be dialed in better. I am an 8HC and I feel some of my clubs are not the right weight,lie, MOI etc.. I want something better. Many of my friends think I could hit any club variable length or one length , I just believe from a technical&athletic perspective, one swing ,one lie ,one weight and more importantly One Muscle Memory is what… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Wes Mudd

Wes I heard this once before that Cobra’s single length irons were different lies, which is absolutely wrong. The fit of the lie is dictated by the golfer’s swing and the lie for each iron then determined by the length of the irons. In a set made to normal incremental length progression the reason that the lies change per each iron though the set is because the lengths change from club to club. But if all the irons are the same length as a 7 iron for example, then whatever was the correct fit lie for you with your 7… Read more »

Wes Mudd
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Yes this makes perfect sense I just needed to make sure I was correct.This is why I am interested in the EQ1-NX. My big problem is I live in Woodstock,Ga and the closest certified Wishon Clubfitter is Roy Nix who is 3 hours away.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Wes Mudd

Wes
As a word, I can tell you from my experience and from my very long career of working with clubmakers, Roy is without question one of the ten best clubfitters in the world. He has also established the golf industry’s only clubmaker/clubfitter accreditation tests that also verifies his knowledge and experience. And this is no BS on my saying that as I mean it. So it might be worth an overnight trip to see him.
TOM

Wes Mudd
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Presently he can only offer on line sessions with video ,info, questions etc.. I feel pretty good about the online . I know this is a tough question…How do you feel about online? .. with video of course

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Wes Mudd

WES
Online with Roy would be as good or better than in person with 98% of the clubfitters on the planet, IMO. Especially since he can work with you through video and lots of questions and discussion.
TOM

Wes Mudd
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you Tom, I really appreciate you taking time to talk with me about this. I will keep you posted. Once again thank you for your response .

Nathan
1 month ago

Hi Tom,

Now that the Sterling heads are no more, what are the options for a LW in single length?

Would it be possible to bend the new SW and grind the sole to get a LW in the new design?

Conversely, if one wanted a 4i in the new design is it feasble to bend the 5i that much?

Sorry in advance if this question has been asked already.

Regards,
Nathan

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

Nathan I am sorry but the reason there is no LW in the EQ1 set is simply because the Sterling set proved there was not nearly enough demand for a LW in a single length set to merit the investment in the development, the tooling and the inventory. So unless we see a much bigger demand request than what we saw with Sterling, there won’t be a LW in the EQ1 set. Using a SW to bend +4 or +5* more loft is not really a viable option. DOing that will increase the sole angle to have far too much… Read more »

Dennis Smith
1 month ago

Hi Tom,
I am currently playing the Sterlings which i bought used a few years ago and have since changed the shafts. I am interested in getting fit for the EQ1. Who would be the best to go see in Alberta Canada. Some of the guys listed on your fitting page i don’t think are quiet into the process anymore but will build a set for you if you tell them what you want. I don’t mind having to travel a bit if needed.

Thanks

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis Smith

Dennis I am sorry that in my role as being semi retired and doing primarily the product design and technical question answering that I have not stayed very current on which clubmakers are still active and which are not these days. Among those on the FIND A CLUBFITTER search tool that are “quiet” these days, I would say if you did know your specs you would be just fine having them do the assembly. If you need to be fit then is Bob Sailer in Medicine Hat one of the quiet ones or is he still open and available to… Read more »

Jesper
1 month ago

Hi Tom, A local fitter in the Netherlands built me a 6 iron to test for a little while. First impressions are awesome! He built it with a modus 105x and a mmc plus4 midsize grip. The SW came out to be around D2. I come from a set of pings with a SW of D0-D1 and those felt very light to me. He has the option to add a little weight to the head, otherwise we’d probably have to lenghten the club to get the SW up which I don’t really want to do. Do you have any suggestions… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jesper

Jesper Very pleased to hear that you are working with a good clubfitter. Over the years I have known several very good clubmaker/clubfitters in your country and I have been very pleased with that because I know there are quite a number of golfers who are happy they worked with such a skilled person for their equipment needs. On the matter of swingweight and adding weight to heads, this is the big reason why I have been designing my clubhead models with the ability to add weight inside the head for many years now. In custom fitting there are always… Read more »

JoeWillie
1 month ago

Tom, Interesting comments about SW in the EQ1 irons. What would the SW be of one of the EQ1 irons built with one of your S2S white Graphite R trimmed and built to 37″ standard grip 50G? Also if not a lighter SW as discussed say D0.5- D1.5 to achieve those wt’s would the hosel have to be C’drilled to change the SW?

Thanks
JoeWillie

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  JoeWillie

JW
EQ1 iron at spec weight + White R shaft fully trimmed at both ends + 50g grip at 37″ starts life in club assembly at C8-C9. You should not have to do any weight removal of any sort to hit a D0-D2 range.
TOM

Steve
1 month ago

Tom, I have now adjusted the swing weight of 2 of the 5 sets of EQ1 I have currently built. I dropped the SW from D3.5 down to D0.5. Wow what a difference. Both clients immediately fell in love with the new feel even though the Sterling irons they were playing were all D3. The sterling irons felt and acted lighter with the superlite shafts but as soon as I dropped the EQs down they felt the same! It was like two totally different sets of irons. Both clients were amazed! Both were single digit handicap players. Heck, I was… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve Thanks for sharing that with us. That’s very interesting about the results of a significant change in swingweight with your players. We’ll certainly remember that and as I continue to keep doing testing work with the EQ I will try to recreate that to see what more I can come up with on that line. I will say that over the past several years I have found that some players who used to like high swingweights could find better success when going a little lighter so this may be keyed into that as well. What would be very interesting… Read more »

Steve poe
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I just ordered the new di595 driving iron For one of my EQ1 guys. He wanted it bored out to use the same superlite shafts we put in the EQ1s. What length and trim characteristics would you suggest on the superlite shaft combo?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve poe

Steve
If this would be the #2 driving iron, 0 tip trim on the iron shaft for the R flex and 2″ for the S if you get the combination flex version. If it is the #3 driving iron, 1/2″ tip trim for the R and 2 1/2 for S on the combo flex shaft. Then of course measure the length and cut for that from the butt.
TOM

Steve Poe
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. It’s the number 2. Playing single length, what would you suggest I make his overall length? 39”?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Poe

Steve
The driving iron can’t of course be the same length as the single length irons because of its headweight being normal. If his single length is an 8 iron length of 36.5″ then a length of 39 1/2″ for the #2 driving iron would be suitable since that is more like standard 2 iron length these days.
TOM

Kourtney Knowles
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve

Hey Steve just wanted to chime in. I have noticed the exact same thing. The first set I built was to the exact same specs as the previous sterlings and they seemed much heavier. Shortened them about half an inch, which dropped swing weight and they are much better. Not sure why that is but I’ve definitely seen the same thing you experienced.

Steve Poe
1 month ago

Glad to be a help. Loving them now that we adjusted them. It’s a great iron!

Kevin
1 month ago

Hi Tom,
Been playing the sterlings the last 3 seasons with GREAT success. I’m liking the looks and positive comments of the EQ1s..if I decide to try, and everything with my Sterlings is great, would a making the set from my Sterling specs work? As in, there really should be no reason to go through the fitting process again? Thanks.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin

KEVIN I would start with the same length, same lie, same shaft with same trimming in the new EQ1’s, but start a little bit lighter with the swingweight than what your final Sterling swingweight has been. Do this with a 6 and 9 iron to start with so these will be your initial swingweight test irons from which you will learn what to do for all the irons when you build the set. Start low on the swingweight, such as 3 swt points lighter than where you are with the swt of the Sterling irons now. Then have some lead… Read more »

Steve Poe
1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin

Length, lie and shaft – yes. But build them 2 swing weights lighter and you will love them

Scott
1 month ago

Tom, I’ve been playing your 555’s since they came out along with PCF micro tour wedges. I am going to hit the new EQ1-NX irons with Moe H. here in Maryland very soon and would like to get a set. My challenge is putting the best shaft in that fits my swing and knowing where to begin. My 555 have the steelfiber i95 R flex ‘hardstepped’ to play between R and S. My KZG blades (I sometimes play that Moe also built me) have DG 100 S shafts. This past week I did the Mizuno 3D shaft optimizer and the… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Scott

SCOTT
In steel the closest pattern we have to any of these tip stiff good player steel shafts you list would be the S2S Stepless. It is a 120g raw weight shaft so that puts it reasonably close to most of the shafts you list but slightly lighter. It is also a tip stiff design but do be aware that some of these shafts you list are a little more tip stiff than the S2S Stepless. Whichever of these shafts you like a lot and have never had any issues with will perform just fine in the EQ1’s.
TOM

Johan Stander
1 month ago

Tom,
Thanks for all you valuable advice. Can one fit variable length shafts to the Sterling heads?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Johan Stander

JOHAN
Johan, it is not possible to build the EQ1 irons to have the normal incremental length differences between each club. To do that would require the headweights to be ordained at 7g increments between each head. The EQ1 are designed as a single length set only which means their headweights are all the same at 275g with the usual +/- tolerance.
Tom

Mikey Jarrell
1 month ago

Hi Tom! Any thoughts on a professional long driver playing these (or the Sterlings)? As somebody who rarely gets on the course or practices his normal golf swing much anymore, I am very intrigued by the single length concept! Seems like it would be much easier to keep my game in shape. I don’t know what my swing speed looks like with my irons these days, but my driver swing speed is around 140 MPH, ball speed around 210 MPH. Do you think these will work for me?

I am in Rochester, NY, in case that affects your recommendation. Thanks!

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Mikey Jarrell

MIKEY The concept of single length irons is viable for any golfer as evidenced by deChambeau’s use of single length in his whole high level career in the game. With very veteran good players who’ve been used to conventional irons their whole lives it comes down to whether the player, a) gets fit properly and, b) whether the player is committed to taking the time necessary to evaluate distances and distance gaps, make any loft adjustments that may be necessary, and c) get used to now having wedges that will be at least an inch Longer than what you have… Read more »

Mikey Jarrell
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, thank you for the response. As somebody who swings 48″ long clubs 95% of the time, a 35″ wedge feels like a child’s toy in my hands, so I have no particular affinity for the variable length irons I’ve been playing with my whole life. Quite the opposite, actually — there’s a reason I switched to long drive! I think I will really enjoy hitting a wedges that feel like 7 irons.

I am looking forward to the fitting and gapping process as I begin my single length journey. Thanks for the advice, Tom! I really appreciate it.