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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Kourtney
10 days ago

Hey Tom hope you’re doing well. Any idea when the Lob wedge for the eq1 irons will be available?

Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  Kourtney

Kourt Getting ACCURATE and RELIABLE information on ship dates from the factories is so hard these days because of the huge problems that have happened due to increased demand + upheavals at the factories due to the pandemic. We have yet to be able to tell people the answer to questions about the arrival of new models with any level of accuracy. My guess right now is before the end of the year, is about all I can say with any level of certainty. Sorry about that, it has been a time in the industry unlike any other during the… Read more »

Pierre Battaglini
16 days ago

Hi Tom can you tell me please when are planned the irons EQ1 for left-handed.
Thanks

Admin
15 days ago

Pierre
Tooling for the LH version of all of the EQ1 models is all done. This week or next week we are to see the final final samples for our inspection and check off. If all is ok and the final approval of the tooling is made, then comes the wait for working through the production schedule to get made. Since we do not know that schedule because the tooling is not yet final approved, my guess would be anytime between perhaps Dec and March. But there most certainly will be a LH version coming.
TOM

Pierre Battaglini
15 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom for these precidions.
I have to be patient.
Is the sterling model still availlable in the meantime ?
Pierre

Admin
8 days ago

Pierre
No, the Sterling iron was discontinued for 2020 so none of those irons have been available for well over a year. Sorry about that.
TOM

Yicheng Wan
17 days ago

Hi Tom, i have bought a set from 6 to P of eq1-nx this summer. I’m new to this game and only started golfing from Oct 2020. This is my 2nd iron set. Previous set was ping 425 with cavity back suggested by coach and i feel this eq1-nx is not as forgiving as cavity back irons (expected). The transient from cavity back to this eq1-nx takes some time and some pains. After couple weeks of practice, it does improve my game a lot and have tons of fun. Big thanks to you! My local fitter, Joe Singapore, suggests me… Read more »

Admin
15 days ago
Reply to  Yicheng Wan

Wan At 74mph, you may not have enough clubhead speed to get the 24* loft of the #5 iron well up in the air to fly and carry a full club longer than the 6 iron. With all irons, the lower the loft, the higher the clubhead speed must be to achieve the shot height and spin necessary to keep the ball up in the air to maximize carry distance. This is precisely why I am sure Joe recommended the 5 hybrid instead of the 5 iron. Before you try a 5 iron, try to play the 5 hybrid in… Read more »

Yicheng Wan
15 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

thanks for the quick feedback Tom. It’s amazing feeling that the legend himself reply your message!! I will try your suggestion and practice more with my hybrid. See you in another month or so and i think i can bring you some good news on my hybrid!! big thanks.

Brian Gregory
28 days ago

Good Morning, where in the UK could I purchase a set of EQ1-NX irons please. Thanks.

Admin
27 days ago
Reply to  Brian Gregory

Brian First we would recommend you head to the FIND A CLUBFITTER search tool on our website. You can find it by going to our homepage at wishongolf.com and looking up at the top for the link for FIND A CLUBFITTER. Once there you can input your address and the clubmakers closest to that location will be displayed with their contact information. Hopefully there will be one or more close enough to you that you would not have to drive too far. If not, I recommend phoning Diamond Golf International, who own and manage my brand from their HQ in… Read more »

Steve Hoard
28 days ago

Hi Tom. I have a question about how swingweight contributes to my downswing path, particularly the role of clubhead weight. I had a fitting session this morning with Ed Ellis. He gave me my first EQ1NX iron, a 7 iron!! It has a Wishon S2S blue shaft that we’d tested a couple weeks ago plus a DriTac LT midsize grip to help with my hand arthritis. Swingweight was D1 ultimately raised to D2 during the session with pieces of lead tape mounted on the hosel. I won’t include all of the superlatives from this session in my note but trust… Read more »

Admin
27 days ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve You are overthinking the reason for increased swingweight offering a change in your shot pattern. A very typical reason for shot inconsistency with any club is when the head feels too light for the golfer’s sense of timing and rhythm in the swing, especially in the transition from back to downswing. Many bad shots come from the player being too quick with the swing or too quick with the transition from back to down. Being too quick can manifest itself in the form of several bad moves – going over the top more, getting the arms/hands in front of… Read more »

Steve Hoard
27 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. I’m understanding better now. Really appreciate your thoughts.

Steve

Steve Hoard
20 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I’ve had about 300+ swings with my new single length 7 iron over the last week. My initial exuberance remains, but I’ve begun to understand more of the reasons I like the club. It’s not just swingweight, although I find that helpful in describing the club, it’s the total clubfitting details. Ed Ellis has done a good job discerning these. Grip, shaft and weight are all dialed in for me. Some of the differences between my new 7 iron and my older irons are subtle but present nonetheless. Yesterday I practiced with my current Mizuno irons 5,6,7,9 and pitching… Read more »

Richard Douglas
17 days ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Interesting that you went back and hit your traditional irons. I never did. When I switched to the first generation Wishon single-length in 2016, I never looked back at my traditional irons again. (I’m on the 2nd gen irons now, the EQ1-NX).

Steve Hoard
8 days ago

Understand. I should get my remaining single length irons in the next day or so. I’m really looking forward to that, particularly trying out wedges at single length shaft length. Hybrids and fairway woods will follow soon I hope. The reason I tested my traditional irons recently was to confirm my initial impressions on the benefit of my first Wishon single length club, my new 7 iron. I’d been waiting to try it out for well over 6 months and I was concerned my eagerness might be overstating the benefit. What I learned was that my new 7 iron really… Read more »

Ty
29 days ago

Can these SL irons get 7+ higher lie angle similar to Bryson? Cobra, Edel and all other manufacturer can only do +4 upright.

Admin
27 days ago
Reply to  Ty

TY
No I am sorry but a 7* change from spec is too much to push the hosel on the EQ1 irons. The body of the EQ1’s are an annealed 431 stainless steel so 3 to 4* is the max that we recommend clubmakers try to bend it. Bryson’s current irons were manufactured that upright, not bent. His original Edel single length irons were a very soft carbon steel so they could be bent that much.
TOM

Kourt
27 days ago
Reply to  Ty

Pretty sure Bryson has actually changed his lie angles down to around 66 degrees in the last year. So only 3-4 degrees upright now. For what it’s worth

DAVID WILLIS PETTENGILL
1 month ago

I’ve seen mention of Gen 1 and Gen 2. Is that in referenced to EQ1-NX?

Admin
1 month ago

David
I use the term 1st generation single length to refer to the Sterling irons I designed for release in 2016 which were retired in 2020. 2nd generation is the term I use sometimes when talking about the EQ1-NX irons because it did come after the Sterlings and incorporates what I learned in the design, development, testing and results of the Sterling irons.
TOM

Steve Hoard
1 month ago

Hi Tom, I had another fitting session today with Ed Ellis here in Richmond area. We are working on a full set of single length irons plus a couple hybrids and maybe a couple fairway woods. Today’s session was really good. Today I got a chance to use an EQ1-NX #4 hybrid for the third time. We used two Wishon shafts both giving me a 37″ club length for the hybrid. Previous testing with this clubhead had been with longer shafts. Today I didn’t swing full averaging between 68-70. A month ago with the same club at a 38″ shaft… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve A “limited test” is 60-70 swings?? Man, I would be on the ground after than many shots I think!! Of course I probably got you by a few decades, I don’t doubt! First off, hitting the hybrid at 38″ vs 37″ would for the vast majority of golfers automatically result in a lower clubhead speed. Average clubhead speed decrease vs length change is on the order of @2mph per inch – could be a little more or less depending on swing characteristics but do not expect to have as high of a clubhead speed with the hybrid at 37″… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom. Your thoughts make sense to me. I really appreciate the coaching. I’m hoping to have an updated bag by the end of Sept. Right now I’m thinking of single length wedges and irons SW to 6. And a lob wedge fitted as close to the EQ1 NX specs as Ed Ellis and I can get. Then 4-5 clubs for longer hits involving EQ1 NX hybrids and fairway woods. Going to be careful gapping these. Your coaching is helping me give Ed better feedback. The more I understand the physics of the club, the better I can give him… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Steve Thanks for the added info. Best wishes to you as you continue to work on it toward getting your perfect set of clubs! Yes, no question, my short time with Harvey before he passed away in 1995 was a genuine pleasure. I truly was honored to know that he considered me one of his good friends. I still remember so fondly when I was aware that he had come into the building and I could hear him tell his assistant, “now get me over to Tom’s desk right away because I really need to tell him something.” Plus the… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

It’s nice when life gives you a special relationship particularly in a shared passion. I feel that way about my golf instructor. He has opened the door to this wonderful game and never once in 6+ years has shown frustration or lack of patience with me as I struggle to apply his lessons. He’s a good friend. Know you must have enjoyed Harvey and from what you’ve said, he enjoyed your company too. Really nice.

Steve

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Hoard

Another perspective on swing weight and feel. The best swing weight for you can change from set to set. For example, my previous generation Wishon single-length clubs were at D1 swing weight. So, when I switched to the EQ1-NX, I had them built to D1.5. I figured I might need a slightly heavier swing weight because I was switching to graphite shafts and losing about 26g in static weight. Well, D1.5 is what I got, but they felt way too light during the swing. Fortunately, I was able to shed about 10g of weight by going to a lighter grip,… Read more »

Steve Hoard
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich Douglas

Thanks for your perspectives Rich. I’ll keep your advice about heavier swing weight in mind when we fit my wedges. I’ve been so eager to get my hands on my new clubs, started the journey for them last Oct 2020, that I have tended to want to fast forward. But realizing that to realize the most benefit, I need to pace these next steps. My local fitter Ed Ellis is taking that approach and I’m coming to the point of accepting it is the right one. Reading this note tonight I can see how a slightly heavier swing weight on… Read more »

Bob Schofield
1 month ago

Hi Tom,

I am planning for a build of your EQ1-NX irons 5-GW+4H. Do you recommend mixing of shafts? My thought was to go with the S2S Black in the 4H-6I and Red in the 7I-GW. I tend to have trouble getting the low irons up, hence thinking the black shaft might help. My swing characteristics are more like the red though.
Thanks, Bob

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Schofield

BOB The ability of a shaft to increase shot height to a point of being noticeably higher is highly overblown and exaggerated in the marketing of golf clubs. First of all, for a shaft to even have any effect on shot height, the player hitting the shaft has to have a late to very late unhinging of the wrist-cock angle coming into impact. As the release occurs earlier than late, the shaft’s ability to bend forward at impact to increase dynamic loft on the head to generate the higher flight is greatly diminished. Higher than average clubhead speed WITH the… Read more »

Robert Schofield
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, Thanks for such a thorough and enlightening reply. First, I am a novice golfer, but quite a strong and athletic guy. Thus far I have only measured my driver swing speed, which is 105-108mph. I do not attach any ego to clubhead speed or distance, but I do find that when I deliberately try to slow it down and swing more smoothly, that I struggle with a terrible slice. When I swing more “freely”, it is reliably straight. And yes, I also tend to have a downward attack with hands forward, de-lofting the club. I currently play a set… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago

“Swing slowly” and “slow your swing” are two different ideas. It’s easy to think you’re swinging more slowly when, in fact, you’re decelerating the swing. This can cause all kinds of problems in terms of accuracy. Think of a car on a wet road and you slam on the brakes. Instead of swinging fast or slow, or hard or soft, or whatever, I’d work on swinging freely. This allows the angular momentum of the swing to return the clubhead to the ball accurately and with good pace. The visual I employ is to swing like my arms were ropes, not… Read more »

Brad Ferrini
1 month ago

Tom on the new EQ1-NX for tipping the shaft are they being tipped to a 8 iron and 8 iron length or is it to a 7 iron tipping. If I have a woman who is 5ft 4in will this work for her or is she to short for the length I’m setting this at. How short and how long can these be set at.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Brad Ferrini

BRAD If you decide to fit the single length to an 8 iron length, you tip trim ALL the shafts as per the shaft’s tipping instructions for an 8 iron. If the determined length is a 7 iron length, then you tip as per the 7 iron tipping instructions. The main thing that can limit the length of the irons is the ability to get enough weight into the head to achieve whatever swingweight you need for the golfer. However, because most women would tend to be better off fit to lower swingweights, that helps a lot. We’ve had clubmakers… Read more »

1 month ago

Hi Tom, … I’ve not seen just yet an actual update on the Lob Wedge that was more or less mentioned by you in one of your reactions down below that that would come up.
I’ve found a Wishon builder … and would love to switch from my Pinhawk SL to the EQ1-NX but will not do that if the set is not complemented with the lob wedge.
Hope you can shed some light in that.
Thx, Eric.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Westrus

ERIC In my position as a consultant doing the design work in my semi retired mode of work I do not see the shipment details or what is due to arrive when. I do know it should not be too long before the EQ1 LW heads get shipped but I really can’t give you a more definite WHEN. I recommend you contact Diamond Golf and ask them for an update on that because by now they should have some more information on when that first shipment of the LW heads is due to be sent from the factory. Sorry I… Read more »

25 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom,
Thx for the reply on this and I will pop a msg to Diamond Golf.
Fingers crossed it will be clear … and soon.
Grtz and stay metal, … although I prefer graphite … LOL …, Eric.

Scott Blencowe
9 days ago
Reply to  Eric Westrus

Hi Eric,
Did you get any follow up from Diamond Golf? Cheers.

2 months ago

Tom I live in Orange County, Ca. I am 83 years old and shoot in the mid to high 80’s. I want to make one last go at improving my game. Currently using Ping G25 irons and Big Bertha Fusion Driver and fairway woods. My accuracy with my irons is I feel my biggest problem. I seem to be more accurate with some of them than with the rest, consequently I often opt for my 7 iron even though I need the 5 iron for distance. I feel that your irons would give me the consistency I need. Can you… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago

Malcolm
My apology for the delay in responding. I was out of town for a few days. Yes, very happy to help with a recommendation. 1) ADS Golf – San Marcos, CA – adsgolf@sbcglobal.net – 760-736-8269 – http://www.adsgolf.com ; 2) Phil’s Custom Golf at Goose Creek GC – Mira Loma, CA – underpar45@aol.com – 951-577-6268 ; I do hope this helps and the very best to you in this great game as you keep playing and enjoying how great it really is!!
TOM

Alex
2 months ago

Dear Tom,

I really love your EQ1s. Unfortunately I won‘t be able to play Golf in the near future anymore. Now do you have any suggestions on how/where to sell your used Single Length clubs in Germany? I feel like that the market is small for Single Length clubs. And usually people should by custom fitted clubs. That makes it even more difficult. I played them for half a year and if possible don‘t want to lose ALL the money I put into them. Some loss is inevitable, of course.

Really appreciate your answer!
Alex

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Alex I am very sorry to hear that you are unable to continue playing in the future. I am not sure how the used club market works in Germany. Over here, people who wish to get rid of clubs, whether they are new or very used, is through Ebay. Ebay has become a huge place for selling golf clubs, in fact someone told me they are the 2nd largest seller of golf clubs in the USA. If people in Europe use Ebay, I would recommend that. Other than that, you may have on line places that sell used sports equipment… Read more »

Matt Carstens
2 months ago

Hi Tom,

I just wanted to give a shout out to Bill Owen in Ellensburg, Wash. He built me a single length 7 wood and 5i-GW. After one practice round, I shot 85, one off my personal best. The 7 wood is a game changer, had Bill order a matching 4 wood. I can’t wait!

Thanks for everything thing you do!

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt Carstens

Matt
Very glad to hear that you worked with Bill for your fitting needs! I have known Bill for more years in this great industry of custom clubmaking than I can remember. And I am very pleased to say that notes just like yours have been pretty common when it comes to Bill’s work! I still have the pleasure of corresponding with him from time to time and I have always enjoyed the back and forth we have had. Good for you and best to you in this great game for more enjoyment!!

TOM

Shawn Felty
2 months ago

Some pics show what looks like a satin finish on the EQ1-NX irons but every pic online I can find they seem to be chrome. Is there only one finish available? Thanks

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Shawn Felty

Shawn The EQ1-NX irons are only manufactured with a mirror polish finish with silicon bead blast highlights on areas of the head. About the only time that a company may offer two different finishes of the same head model is if they choose to go with an all black impregnation finish to go with either a satin or mirror type finish. And even that is typically only when a company is pretty large so handling two separate production runs and inventories is not difficult to do in the face of the total demand. We’re pretty small so it is not… Read more »

James
2 months ago

I don’t see the EQ1-NX irons listed on the USGA or R&A conforming list. I assume they are conforming as I believe all of your clubs are (aside from that one illegal driver, LOL), but I’m curious as to why they aren’t showing up on the conforming list?

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  James

JAMES
They are conforming in as much as everything about them was designed and is made to be conforming to the rules as I have always done in my designs, but due to several things not the least including the covid stuff and all that, Diamond never sent them into the R&A (since they are a UK company), or at least I think this is what happened. I do agree that is important for some golfers’ peace of mind so I thank you for bringing this up so I can talk to Diamond Golf about that.
TOM

Jonathan Coats
2 months ago

Tom, just wanted to drop you and the forum readers a quick line. I worked at Golfsmith back in the late 90’s early 00’s and always loved your club designs. I used to play with Bill Totten and the boys from production weekly and played with you on one occasion out at Roy Kizer. Really glad you have kept the designs going as i’ve now been outfitted with almost a full Wishon bag. I also wanted to rave about Keith Chatham at Precision Fit Golf in Kerrville, TX. I was able to get in touch with him a few months… Read more »

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan Coats

Jonathan WOW, how about that!!! Yessir I do remember you and I for sure remember the few times I was “courageous” enough to drag myself out of bed on the weekend to drive to Kaiser or Clay and tee it up with you guys. Damn I remember one when it was so cold that early you could not feel the grip in your hands! If you would, catch me up on what you have been doing (tww@wishongolf.com) and where you are at and all that. And well you should rave on about Keith. I still remember when he lived in… Read more »

Richard Krause
2 months ago

Hi Tom,

Can you recommend a fitter in Germany in the area around Paderborn?

BR,
Richard

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard Krause

Richard I am sorry that I cannot find any competent clubfitters near to your location in Paderborn, but I have an idea that I think I can guarantee would not only get you what you seek in the fitting but would be a very good time and provide a lot of enjoyment for you and whoever you choose to accompany you. Without question, one of the world’s best clubfitters is also the Director of Golf and General manager of a VERY nice golf resort just south of Koblenz that sits up above the convergence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers.… Read more »

Richard Krause
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi Tom,

Thank you very much for your reply.

I Just found out, that the Pro in our club (British Army Golf e Sennelager, the Pro is Anthony Brooks) is selling and fitting your clubs.

Br,
Richard

Walter Butchko
2 months ago

Trying to find out if the single length irons are available for Lefties?

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Walter Butchko

Walter They will be as I am just finishing up doing the inspection and testing report on the first article samples of the EQ1 heads in left hand. Now that sounds great but it still means we are several months away from them being in stock and ready to offer to clubmakers. But the lion’s share of the work on the left hand model is done and now what happens will be, 1) alterations to a few of the dies to correct little mistakes found in the inspections, 2) final check on the dies after corrections, 3) placing orders and… Read more »

Gene Lasko
3 months ago

Hi Tom, I converted to single length irons in 2017 with the Cobra F7. While my game has become more consistent, I feel the technology has improved over the past 4 years and I could benefit from a set custom of EQ1NX. I live in the Charleston, SC area and would like your recommendation(s) for the best fitter in the area. I am willing to travel within a 150 mile radius. Thanks

Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Gene Lasko

GENE Many thanks for taking the time to stop by and ask for a little help, much appreciated for sure. First off, sorry that there are no Wishon clubmakers right there in the Charleston area or closer than 100 miles or so. Takes a while to get the skills and knowledge so these guys do not grow on trees. In looking at the guys within your radius, I would offer a recommendation for any of these three. 1) CJ Ebel – Golf Maestro – Ocean Isle Beach, SC – 910-269-9920 – golfclubmaestro.com; 2) Custis Eudy – Leatherman Golf – Charlotte,… Read more »

Steve Hoard
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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 »

Thomas Anderson
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hey Tom,

Just wondered if you ever considered going to a face design with COR higher than what is allowed by the rules of golf in the lower lofted single length club heads?

Ian
3 months 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
3 months 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 »

3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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