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 Hoard
1 day ago

Tom, my single length iron set along with some hybrids is enroute to my fitter and I’m excited to begin our process with irons then move onto hybrids. I just read your response to Seth below and am questioning my original idea of basing my new single length irons on my current 7 iron length of 37.” I see your logic of recommending using 8 iron length so it will reduce the learning curve with single length wedges. I’m hoping to improve contact consistency with my wedges going to single length so your comments give me pause with my preliminary… Read more »

Admin
1 day ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve: It is simply impossible to accurately predict whether you would find wedges of 37″ to be too long vs 36.5″. Even among two golfers of the same exact height, arm length and posture over the ball, one could have a sense of feel such that 37 would feel a little too long while the other may not. That’s a difference in length that can normally only be assessed for success or not by trying it out with one of the wedges for a period of time (at least 5-6 ball striking sessons and or rounds) before you know for… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 day ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks for your thoughts Tom. With what you’ve said, I am in agreement. Makes sense. I’ll be in a better position to judge once we get started. I’ll listen to Ed Ellis’ advice. We started talking late last fall and had our first range session this March. It was based on those range session observations that Ed said single length made sense for me. It will really be good to get hands on soon. Interestingly, I had a lesson today with my long time golf coach. He listened to my club fitting plans and knowing my capability agreed that single… Read more »

Greg Guyotte
1 day ago

Will there be a 3 hybrid? Alternatively I could probably use two 4 hybrids, bending one weak and one strong. Could easily produce a 4-5 degree gap, right?

Also, I’ve noticed that some of the Eq1NX test clubs I’ve built have a distinct metallic vibration sound on impact, and some do not. Last night it came to me that it COULD be due to blowing on different grips (no adhesive), and perhaps a grip that is a little loose could allow an internal vibration that can be heard? Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?

Admin
1 day ago
Reply to  Greg Guyotte

GREG Probably not because a 3 hybrid to match in the EQ1’s would have to be around 16-17* loft, since the #4 is 20*. If such a hybrid were made to 7 or 8 iron length to match the irons and other hybrids in a full on single length set, even with the lower and more rear located center of gravity of a hybrid head, not very many golfers would have enough clubhead speed to effectively hit a 16-17* hybrid high enough to achieve a full club carry more than the 20* loft #4 hybrid. For any clubs to come… Read more »

Ian
7 days ago

Hi Tom, I have played both Sterling irons and EQ1’s. I also Like to tinker with my sets. The newest test was I put heavier stiffer project x 5.5 shafts in my Sterling irons (along with heavier grips to offset SW) and I didn’t tip trim the shafts. I didn’t notice a dramatic difference in ball flight from the previous shafts. ,but I also don’t understand when players complain about their higher loft clubs flying too high: why wouldn’t you want your scoring wedge shots to fly high and stick on the green? Next I am going to put Project… Read more »

Admin
1 day ago
Reply to  Ian

IAN So much of this decision about shaft stiffness, shaft tip trim for single length irons has to depend on WHAT SHAFT WITH WHAT TIP TRIM FITS YOU THE BEST FOR A NORMAL SET OF IRONS. Regardless if your irons are conventional incremental lengths or single length, the shaft must be fit right to the golfer’s swing speed, transition force, point of release AND sense of bending feel for the shaft, if the golfer in face can actually feel anything bending in the shaft in the irons. Most can’t. Some can, but far less than can’t. On the other hand,… Read more »

7 days ago

Hi Tom, Dick Cicero from Pin High Enterprises LLC. in Dunnellon, Florida Just wanted to say thanks again for all the help, your instruction knowledge you have shared has done for me. You know I started back in 1995 with my first course from you and kept up with all the seminars and education opportunities offered over the years and this year my shop was voted one of Golf Digest’s America’s Best Clubitters. I love your products and again thanks for your books and time you gave us clubmakers / clubfitters to become the best! Thanks!

Admin
1 day ago
Reply to  Dick Cicero

hey Dick! Absolutely for sure I remember you and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by the comments section here to say HI. Now that I am myself in sort of the twilight of my career which has only been in custom clubmaking, one of the fun things for me is to reflect and think back on the guys like you who I first met as neophytes in the field but who then went on like you to catch the bug of clubmaking and to turn yourselves into the absolute best place a golfer could ever hope… Read more »

Seth Southard
8 days ago

So, I just purchased a set of EQ1-NX’s (5-PW – SW) and I really like them. However, they are built at 37 inches long and I’m afraid they should be 36.5. Would having them cut down a half inch, or quarter drastically change them? What would you suggest? I’m 5’8 – 5’9. 34 inches wrist to floor.
Thanks, Seth

Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  Seth Southard

Seth In terms of using the height and W to F measurement for an initial length look see for you, your specs equate to a 36.5″ 8 iron length. BUT. . . . and this is a pretty big BUT because of the interesting relationship of single length to normal iron length. Look at it this way to start with. Let’s say your previous normal incremental length irons were based on a 36.5″ #8 iron as the standard length. In that set, you had a 37″ #7 iron then and it was not too long for you because 37″ is… Read more »

Seth Southard
7 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you for the response. Actually, I’ve only had them a couple days and was told by my club fitter to play them 8-10 rounds with them before I decide to anything. I just wanted to make sure that if I did have them adjusted (possibly) in the future he wouldn’t have to rebuild an entire set from scratch.

Thanks, Seth

clint valleau
12 days ago

Tom, Are you coming out with lefty irons soon?

Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  clint valleau

CLINT Soon is a word that has experienced a drastic change in meaning in the golf equipment industry from late 2020 on! You may or may not have read/heard that the golf equipment industry is in a tough place these days, what we call a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that Covid has caused such a big increase in the number of golfers and number of rounds of golf played that there are more golfers playing now than ever before in the history of the game. The bad news is that all this increase in participation also… Read more »

Smith Sirisakorn
12 days ago

Hi Tom, big fan of the Sterlings, looking to switch to the eq1-nx’s. Do you have a recommendation for a San Diego clubfitter? Also, given the delays with the LW, are there other options you like for a substitute other than the Sterling LW?

Admin
12 days ago

SMITH Yes, check out ADS Golf in San Marcos, which is as close to the actual SD area as we can offer with a very skilled and experienced clubmaker. last time I saw the anticipated shipping schedule on the EQ1 heads, the first of the new LW heads were supposed to be shipped to arrive at Diamond Golf sometime around early to mid July. So not too much longer if that schedule is still intact. In today’s topsy turvy world of clubhead production thanks to Covid effects on golf demand, one never knows for sure until you get the actual… Read more »

John
12 days ago

Tom is single length.com a authorized wishon single length club maker?

Admin
12 days ago
Reply to  John

JOHN
yes, singlelength.com is approved to buy our EQ1 designs to build them for direct to consumer sales for golfers.
TOM

Dawson Hobbs
20 days ago

Thank you Tom. I hit a very high ball with all my irons so getting the ball up isn’t a concern of mine I’m usually trying to lower the flight when I buy new clubs.

I’m in the northern Virginia/DC/MD area. Is there a fitter in this part of the mid Atlantic you would recommend?

Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  Dawson Hobbs

Dawson I hope that Annapolis is convenient for you because that’s where clubmaker Moe Hickey has his shop. I recommend Moe very highly because I have had a lot of interaction with him over the years so I know he is good and has a depth of experience in fitting and clubmaking. Moe is the “go to guy” for club work in that part of the country, and has a well deserved reputation. You can start it out by emailing him at clubsbymoe@verizon.net and you can tell him I told you to contact him. Just as a preamble, do please… Read more »

Gary Volk
20 days ago

How are the shafts tipped? Traditional irons have shafts tipped more for stiffness. Do you just tip every shaft at an 8 iron spec.
Thanks

Admin
20 days ago
Reply to  Gary Volk

Gary
You got it, you tip every shaft as if it is to be installed in an 8 iron. The reason that normal incremental length sets change the tip trim for parallel tip shafts for each iron is because the irons are all of a different length and the heads are all of a different head weight. In single length it is all about making every iron the same as every other iron with the only difference being the loft on the head on the end of the shaft.
TOM

Dawson Hobbs
21 days ago

I’m very intrigued by single length irons. Part of my reluctance is the lack of a 4 iron. I hit my irons far better than my woods and have never found a hybrid I can hit consistently. My 8 iron swing speed is low to mid 80s. Currently I go straight from 5 wood to 4 iron. What do you recommend for someone like me?

Admin
20 days ago
Reply to  Dawson Hobbs

Dawson There can be several reasons why you have not had any success with any of the hybrids you have bought and tried. Nailing that down would require some face to face work with an experienced clubfitter, but I am sure without any question that could be done. Mainly because if you have used only hybrids that you bought pre made, off the rack in a golf store/pro shop/on line store, then they will be much longer than what the hybrids would be that I designed to be an optional part of the EQ1 single length iron set. The reason… Read more »

Rich Douglas
20 days ago
Reply to  Dawson Hobbs

I have some first-hand experience with this issue. In the first generation Wishon set, I had the 4-iron. My speed was 88 mph. Still, I felt it just didn’t perform, even at that speed. I wasn’t getting a good gap from the 5-iron. (But it was great from the tee on short par-4s because it rolled out a lot!) I know have the new EQ1-NX. There is no 4-iron for the set, but I do have the 4-hybrid built to the same length as the rest of the set (36.5″). It flies both higher and farther than the old 4-iron,… Read more »

Max
22 days ago

Hi Tom, I already own a EQ1 set from 6-GW. But I feel like the fitting didn’t go as detailed as expected (I was a beginner and didn’t know better). Don’t get me wrong. I love the clubs. But I am not sure if everything is fit to me perfectly. There was no measurement of my hands, and only a 3 minute swing speed measurement with a Launch Monitor. So my question would be: Would it be possible to re-fit a set of Single Length irons at any professional fitting store who has no experience in Single Length sets? I… Read more »

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Admin
20 days ago
Reply to  Max

MAX May I ask how close you are to Koblenz, since I see the .de in your email address? Just a little bit from Koblenz is the Jacobsberg Golf resort and course. The head pro there is one of the ten best clubfitters on planet Earth, and I kid you not in saying that. Mike McFadden is his name (http://mikemcfaddengolf.com/) and he and his staff up there are the best fitters you could find. So hopefully that would not be too far from where you are, and worth a trip to not just work with him, but to stay at… Read more »

Max
20 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Koblenz is 3 hours away from my home. Thats a perfect distance for a trip and to stay there in a hotel. Thank you for the Information. I am definitely going to visit him! 🙂 stay safe Tom!

Tai
25 days ago

Can these design with a more upright offset? I have a upright single plane swing, I been seeing too much toe drip on standard SL clubs, so u end up changing wrist angle in my swing to stop the toe drip.

Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Tai

TAI There is no such thing as upright offset. There is an upright LIE ANGLE (or a flatter lie angle), but offset is not related in any way to the lie angle. Offset is the distance from the forward wall of the hosel to the leading edge at the bottom of the face. You cannot change offset without changing the loft at the same time. But you can bend the hosel of the EQ1 irons to change the lie to be either more upright or more flat, when this is needed to fit the golfer. That’s the customary way that… Read more »

Rich Douglas
22 days ago
Reply to  Tai

The lie angles can be bent several degrees upright or flat from standard, depending on your needs. If you are indeed experiencing toe DROP, this will show up with lie tape and a hard hitting board. My advice would be to see a professional fitter.

Rod
29 days ago

Tom, If my EQ1s Irons (5-SW) are set at +0.5″ from std (6’2″, 36″ Wrist). How long should my Woods and Driver be? I’m a beginner with a 7-iron Swing Speed at ~ 80mph.

Admin
28 days ago
Reply to  Rod

ROD The length of a golfer’s driver and woods have absolutely nothing to do with the length of the irons. Iron length is definitely based on the golfer’s height + arm length (through the wrist to floor measurement) coupled with input from the golfer’s set up posture over and through the ball. The driver and woods on the other hand have nothing to do with the golfer’s height or arm length or anything like that. Driver and wood length is all about the golfer’s swing characteristics and swing ability with the idea that the more tendency the golfer has for,… Read more »

Greg Guyotte
1 month ago

Hi Tom, I’ve worked out that to play EQ1NX at my desired length of 36.5, my head weight should be about 284g (+9 g in hosel bore). I’m building 5-SW. This makes the clubhead weight pretty similar to a standard 9 iron. When tipping a parallel shaft, would you recommend tipping all shafts the same amount, according to the mfg suggestion for a 9I? For this KBS TGI 80 graphite iron shaft (parallel), they recommend 1.5″ on the 5 iron, up to 3.5″ for 9 iron and above. It would seem that the standard tip timming instructions would assume graduated… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Guyotte

Greg Shaft tip trimming in irons is based on what LENGTH the clubs will be played to and has nothing to do with weight. So if all irons are to be an 8 iron length of 36.5″, all shafts will be tip trimmed as per the 8 iron tip trim instructions for the specific shaft model. If all the irons were to be made to a 7 iron length of 37″, then all the shafts would be tipped as per the shaft’s 7 iron tip trim instructions. Most every parallel tip iron shaft that is of a discrete flex design… Read more »

Jeff
1 month ago

Hello Tom,
Thank you so much to you and yours for bringing brilliant, Common sence Golf Clubs to market. Any plans to make Dual-length or even Tri-length sets someday?

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

JEFF Keep in mind we don’t build finished clubs from the head, shaft and grip designs that I create for the company. We sell our designs as components to certified custom clubmakers who then are the people who do the actual fitting and assembly to retail the custom fit clubs to golfers. Right now with the EQ1 irons it is possible for a skilled clubmaker to build them to 2 or 3 lengths, of course depending on what the shaft weight, grip weight and final series of lengths would be in such types of sets. Good clubmakers can even figure… Read more »

Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you Tom, I don’t think about breaking up your current offering for the EQ1-NS when I’m thinking of heads designed to put on shafts of a different length. “Add-on set” May be a better term. If I was told by a clubfitter that I could have made a Wishon EQ1-NS 3 and 4 (Add-on) iron set that was potentially easier to hit because they would be somewhat shorter than standard. But, that had more club head speed because they would be longer than if they were made the EQ1’s 36.5 length. I would buy that set in a heartbeat.… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

JEFF BINGO, you got it – the reason we don’t do a 3 or 4 iron in the single length set is just what you said. At an 8 iron length, the golfer’s clubhead speed would be around 7-10mph slower than it would be for a 3/4 iron of normal incremental length (38.5-39″) because of that length difference. Angular acceleration cannot be fooled very easily!! In my first single length set I did design a 4 iron and boy, did we hear from clubmakers who made the mistake to not check the golfer’s clubhead speed before choosing to have that… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

About the longer wedges:

Before I purchased my set of the original Wishon single-length irons, I was under the impression that the shorter low-lofted irons were an advantage (and they are), but the longer wedges were a disadvantage, a trade-off. This is not so.

What happens is you get used to swinging ALL your irons the same way, and they ALL have the same feel, including the wedges.

I’m more accurate with my single-length wedges (now playing the EQ1-NX) than I was with traditional wedges, despite the slightly longer length.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich Douglas

Everyone I agree STRONGLY with Rich about the wedges in a set of 8 iron length single length irons vs their lengths in a standard incremental length set. Back in 2016 when I “accidentally” ended up playing our single length irons, initially after only a couple weeks I went back to using my old, tried and trusty normal length wedges. A month later mostly from curiosity I went back to the 8 iron length wedges with a plan to give it a real try to see if I just did not like the longer length or was forever drawn to… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom: You’re too kind. Two quick thoughts: First, it’s not just the more comfortable stance you get with longer wedges, it’s also that the wedges are now on the same swing plane(s) as all your other irons. I believe this breeds more consistency–more, even, that you might obtain with traditional wedges that vary in length. Second, it’s not just clubmakers who have old habits that die hard. The purchasers of golf equipment don’t go quietly into that good night, either. Getting them to change–even away from some really bad myths–can be very hard. You can build it, but you can’t… Read more »

Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Spot On! Great Info Tom. Thank You Very Much.
Jeff

Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Spot On! Great Info Tom. Thank you for sharing your experince. That settles it then. Maybe a two length set someday for us “All Iron guys”. If anyone can solve the 3-4 Iron puzzle, my moneys on you.
Thank You Very Much.
Bye for now,
Jeff

Allen
22 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

I find myself disagreeing with a man who’s experience far out weights my own, but here it goes: Dual length irons appear to solve, or at least lessen, the issues many have with a single length iron (distance with the long irons & control/comfort with the wedges). At the same time REDUCING the number of club lengths a player needs to input into their muscle memory. In a variable length set up you have 14 different lengths. In the typical range of single length iron set up your bag will have 6,7 or 8 length of clubs to learn. The… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

As a single-length player over the pat 5 years (first Sterling, now EQ1-NX), I am dubious of the efficacy of that approach. One might as well hit traditional variable-length clubs. As Tom said, and I’ve experienced first-hand, the benefits of hitting every iron exactly the same way–and have each feel exactly the same as all the others–cannot be understated. My handicap is probably about a 7. I hit my wedges–PW, GW, SW, LW, all at an 8-iron length, better than I ever did with variable-length clubs. This, despite the fact that they’re markedly longer than traditional clubs. I attribute it… Read more »

Nathan
1 month ago

Hi Tom,

For the purposes of demonstrating gaping for the EQ line of clubs (via modeling software), what COR value would you use for the high COR iron heads, woods, hybrids and low COR irons?

Also, what would the COR value be for your forged iron heads vs. an iron head cast out of 17-4?

Regards,
Nathan

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

NATHAN That would just lead to overanalysis or rather stated, paralysis from overanalysis. Gapping of ANY set, single or incremental length, is FAR better done by fitting and building the clubs to have the right length, shaft, weighting, etc for the player and then having him hit each one to find carry distances, from which final loft adjustments would be made to ensure consistent gaps between each iron. Trying to pre predict this is just an exercise in futility that would eventually only lead to the above solution of hitting shots, noting carry distances and then making loft adjustments where… Read more »

Ron Lau
1 month ago

Mr. Wishon,

I have been using driver, 4 wood, 3 hybrid, 5, 7, 9, GW, SW for a year now.

Question, do you recommend getting the same setup in single lenght eq?

Sincerely,
Ron

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Lau

RON You did not specifically say if the current clubs you have are EQ1 models. Since you said you have a 3 hybrid, I would think they are not because there is no 3 hyb in the EQ1 models. If you are talking about a complete switch from what you have to EQ1, the first thing you have to do is look at your clubhead speed with the 5 iron or 6 iron. If that accurate speed is under 77mph, then you would not want to have a 5 iron in th single length irons because that’s not a high… Read more »

Rod
1 month ago

Would like to getting a fitting in the DFW area, who do you recommend? Also, if i place an order through the fitter say on Monday 5/17, when should i expect the order to be fullfilled given your backlog and the delays at the forgeries?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rod

ROD I am in Durango, Diamond GOlf are in the UK and I do not have any information on their back order status or actual firm dates of shipments since I am in semi retirement mode! I can tell you that by the end of May they will have received a very large shipment of the EQ1’s but what I do not know is how many of those heads are spoken for on back orders. So I am sorry but I have to tell you to contact them directly to ask your question about delivery of an order placed now.… Read more »

Steve Poe
1 month ago

Tom, my grandson is 5’ 2” tall and ten years old. Very big and strong for his age. I was considering building him a set of EQs since he is just beginning the game. Do you think that is a good idea? What length would you suggest?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Poe

Steve WOW, having a 9 yr old grandson who is 51″ tall, I can relate to how much of a size advantage he has as a 10 yr old junior golfer! Single length is not a bad way to go to help cement a repeatable swing motion but you really, REALLY need to be careful with finding the lowest loft iron to have in the set so he does not end up with irons that are too low in loft for their single length to be able to be hit high enough to get proper distance. I would say no… Read more »

Brad W
1 month ago

Tom,

I’m 6’5″ and my WTF (in shoes) is in the 39.5-40″ range. I was fit–20 years ago–and ended up in clubs +1.5″, so my 8i is a 38″ club.

I noticed that your EQ1-NX page only shows clubs up to 37.5″. Can the EQ1-NX be built to 38″ length?

Obviously I need to visit a fitter to determine if +1.5″ is still valid for me or whether I should be in +1″ instead. But I’m hoping to learn whether it’s even an option.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Brad W

BRAD 6’5 and 39-40 does sound like at least +1.5 but as you said, for sure you need to work with agood fitter to see if this is still good for you or whether it should be different. If the shaft of choice is light, such as sub 75g, then 38″ should be possible. But if you went with a heavier shaft, then the 38″ length would kick the swingweight up pretty high and could potentially make the irons a little head heavy feeling. ON the other hand if you have been playing +1.5″ over in irons for a while,… Read more »

Brad W
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. Right now my irons are 95g shafts (Nippon Pro) and they SW out at about E0, so yeah they’re up there… I’ve played all my life with standard grips even though I wear an XL glove (and my miss is pull/hook), so if I make the move to midsize or larger grips as I suspect I’ve needed to, that should pull SW down a few points.

Once I figure out where my swing went–I lost it a few weeks ago–I’m going to schedule with one of your fitters (ADS in Vista CA).

Thanks!

ROBERT J MCMONIGLE
1 month ago

Do you sell LH single length EQ iron sets??

Admin
1 month ago

ROBERT Coming, but not quite as fast as we would have liked when we made the decision to expand the EQ1 irons, woods and hybrids into left hand. The tooling is all done and now we are just waiting for the factory to get them to the head of the line in production to get the first orders made. Last year’s huge boom in participation in the game spawned a big demand for buying golf clubs which in turn put all the head and shaft making factories WAY behind. Where before the lead times for clubheads ran 60-75 days from… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago

Okay, after playing the EQ1-NX for a couple of months now, I can safely conclude the following when comparing it to the Sterling: It is longer. I switched to graphite shafts, which are a bit lighter (about 30g compared to the steel shafts before), so some of that distance might be coming from there. But I have to think clubhead design has a bit to do with it, too. I’ve gained a 1/2 club throughout the bag. It is more forgiving. This is especially true, for me, on shots out on the toe. I like the lessened offset (2 degrees)… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich Douglas

RICH Thanks as always for sharing your experiences so much in detail to help people who are interested in learning more about the performance side of the single length models that I have designed over the past several years. Much appreciated because your reports are so insightful and helpful and informative. The LW has been done for some time now but is like everything in the golf equipment business these days, a victim of the huge increase in participation in the game brought about by the pandemic, which in turn brought about a huge incerease in demand for equipment. Where… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Golf club foundries are getting squeezed from both ends. The pandemic is affecting their operations as you would expect. But unlike other industries, golf has had a huge boom during the pandemic (for obvious reasons). So, foundries are being slammed with orders while simultaneously being hampered in production.

Glad I jumped in and ordered the EQ1-NX irons as early as I did!

Thanks, Tom!

Steve Poe
1 month ago

Tom, I have a guy that is 6’ 3” playing a set of EQs and he is consistently 7 degrees toe down on my GC Quad. Can bend the EQs that much?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Poe

Steve DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT trust any launch monitor’s output that tries to tell you what lie angle you need. The very best way to do a lie test is the ink line on the back of the ball test. You take a Sharpie and put a thick line on the ball, then tee it up on a low tee (like on a par 3 hole) with the ink line as close to vertical as possible, facing backward so the clubface can contact the ink line when hitting the shot. You should see a faint transfer of the… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago

Tom, I had an excellent session with my clubfitter Ed Ellis on Tuesday. It was a preamble to rebuilding my bag from wood through irons. Ed brought a Wishon hybrid for me to swing plus he watched me hit my current irons on the range. We concluded that single length irons made sense to start the project. I’m excited to be moving forward. I have a question about data on irons similar to what you published on page 175 Table IX Average Distance for Each Driver Length in your book The New Search for the Perfect Golf Club. The driver… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve: There is certainly a relationship between club length and clubhead speed capability in the irons but it is not exactly linear or consistently progressive in its effect. For most golfers, hitting an iron that is half inch shorter/longer but really close to the same total weight and swingweight will not result in any measurable clubhead speed chance. But make that a full inch shorter/longer or any increments more than an inch and now you start to see the effect of the length change on clubhead speed. How much speed change per length change is not the same for all… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. Your explanation makes sense. I’m resolved to wait on back orders for single length irons and hybrids. I believe these will help my game and scoring more than any other option. I’m certain that standardizing my swing mechanics with single length will benefit my game from 100 yards in. My goal remains better center hits for all of my clubs. I’m going to keep an open mind on whether to carry the iron single length into my hybrids or establish a single length for them slightly longer. My local fitter, Ed Ellis will help me with that. Thanks… Read more »