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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Jason
2 days ago

What’s the difference between the model prior too this model and which ones promote straighter flight ?

Admin
2 days ago
Reply to  Jason

JASON No matter what anyone tells you, accuracy cannot be designed into any clubhead. Accuracy is a product of how well the clubs are FIT to the golfer’s size, strength, athletic ability and most of all, the golfer’s swing characteristics and sense of feel. After that if the fit is very good and the golfer still has accuracy issues then the problem is in the swing path or the golfer’s delivery of the clubface to the ball and could only be resolved by lessons. The Sterling and the new EQ1-NX are very similar in two primary ways but with a… Read more »

Peter
4 days ago

Hi Tom,
Have you anymore images of the new EQ1-NX irons that you can show us.
A lot of people are very excited about this new project of yours and due to the delay, not your fault, we can’t get to see any samples yet so more images would be very much appreciated.
If there better than the Sterling’s, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing mine since they first came out, we’re going to have a great time with the new irons.
Thanks very much.

Admin
4 days ago
Reply to  Peter

PETER I’ll have to pass on your request to Diamond Golf to ask if they can find the time in this disjointed era of running a business to see if they can do this. Being the semi retired consultant puts me in a position of not being able to act independently on things like this but I can suggest that. But do understand that the improvements in the EQ1 over the previous model cannot possibly be earthshaking because that kind of improvement in ANY clubhead model these days over a good performing predecessor is impossible due to head design being… Read more »

Jeff Calhoun
5 days ago

Are these going to come out in lefty?

Admin
4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Calhoun

Jeff Eventually yes, but as with every design I have ever created, we have to experience enough months of decent demand for it in RH before we can make the decision to tool any design up in LH. Unfortunately the effects of the virus lockdowns around the world contributed to the delay in being able to decide if we can do this in LH because the intro of the RH is not until mid July which is some 3 1/2 months after it was supposed to come out. That gives less time to find out if the model is going… Read more »

C Scott
7 days ago

Tom, a follow-up question. Do you have any idea how this design would score using the Maltby Playabilty Factor (exactly or roughly)? And/or maybe the 6i MOI that goes with it? Thanks much.

Admin
6 days ago
Reply to  C Scott

C Scott Way back in the late 90s Golf Digest asked me and two other design engineers in the golf industry to completely dig into the MPF and write a paper for the Digest equipment writers about the viability and accuracy of that system. Long story short we found that the MPF’s conclusions are based on significant flaws in the science they used to try to evaluate a clubhead’s playability. In fact I have yet to find an experienced golf clubhead design engineer who feels the MPF has any value because of the errors in it. If you wish to… Read more »

Chris
9 days ago

Tom, are you willing to sell individual heads? I’m building a 5 club set; 4h, 5i, 7i, 9i, SW.

Thanks,

Chris

Admin
9 days ago
Reply to  Chris

CHRIS If you are a clubmaker you can purchase any number of any heads from Diamond Golf who are the exclusive owner and distributor of the products I design for my brand. To apply for an account if you do not have one you can contact Diamond at sales@wishongolf.com. If you are not a clubmaker you can go to a clubmaker through our FIND A CLUBFITTER search tool (link on the top of the wishongolf.com home page) to see if there is a clubmaker near you. You can ask the clubmaker to fit and build any number of any heads… Read more »

Chris
9 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thank you!

Ray Monty
13 days ago

Tom, you had mentioned an alternative method to determine one’s correct club lie angle other than using a lie board- unfortunately I missed making a note of it- could you outline your method again? Thanks.

Admin
10 days ago
Reply to  Ray Monty

RAY Yes, sure thing. It is known as the “ink line on the back of the ball” technique. With a Sharpie pen put a thick, heavy ink line on the ball. Position the ball so the line is vertical, facing the clubhead as it would come into impact. Best to put it on a very short tee on close mown grass like on a par 3 hole so no grass can come between the ball and clubface. Hit the shot and look for a faint transfer of the ink line to the clubface. If the ink line is perfectly vertical/perpendicular… Read more »

Ray Monty
9 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Got it!! Thanks Tom

Santosh Abraham
14 days ago

Tom, I was wondering if there are any clubfitters in my area who can properly fit me for the EQ1 irons? My zipcode is 08065

Admin
9 days ago

Yes for sure. I would recommend you contact Frank Stranick of FS Golf in Gilbertsville, PA. Frank is a very experienced and fully knowledgeable clubmaker/clubfitter and has helped a ton of golfers find their best fit. His contact info is – Frank Stranick/FS Golf – 610-564-3465 or fsgolf@comcast.net. Hope this helps and thanks so much for your interest in quality clubfitting!
TOM

Stevie Hallowell
20 days ago

Hello Tom. I have the Sterling irons. Love them but like what I see from the new ones. Less offset and the offset is the same through out the set. When will they be out? Also, will you come out with a 4 iron and LW?

Admin
18 days ago

Stevie Thanks very much and I am glad to hear you like the Sterling irons. They’ll always have a top spot in my club design heart because they were my first single length iron design and the model that really taught me a whole lot about single length that I never would have had the chance to learn had I not been convinced to design them. Middle to later June is the expected arrival of the first shipment of the EQ1-NX irons from the production factory, based on current schedules. Shipping is a little “fluid” these days in that the… Read more »

Steven Hallowell
15 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks for replying. Understandable about the shipping. Sorry to hear about the 4 iron. Love my Sterling one. Just springs off the face. Can you pre order the new irons? Will continue to check for updates. Be safe!

Admin
15 days ago

Steven
Yes you can pre order the EQ1-NX irons, woods or hybrids. Contact Diamond Golf at sales@wishongolf.com or sales@diamondgolf.co.uk and they will be able to help you. Thanks so much!
TOM

Steven Hallowell
2 days ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom. I spoke with Diamond golf and we can not purchase directly through hem. They referred me to clubfitters in my area. I enjoyed the simplicity of ordering the Sterling Irons. Online fitting, monthly payments, and quick delivery. This seems nothing of the sort this time around and I’m really excited for the new set

Admin
2 days ago

Steven You may be confusing things with the direct sales website of sterlingirons.com. Sterlingirons.com is a completely independent business not associated with Wishon Golf or Diamond Golf in anyway. Sterlingirons.com was a customer of Wishon Golf that purchased the components for the Sterling iron design from us and then did their own marketing and assembly to sell direct to consumers. We had no control over their business and no association with them. They were in essence the same thing as any of the individual custom clubmakers who purchase our designs to do fitting and custom assembly direct for golfers who… Read more »

Kourt
24 days ago

Hey Tom do the high cor irons in the set also have a variable thickness face like the sterlings did or did you scrap that when doing the hollow body? I know you’ve mentioned how variable thickness face tends to help off center hits more than moi when it comes to drivers but not sure if that applies to irons as well.

Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  Kourt

KOURT

No variable thickness on the EQ1 #5, 6, 7 when I went with the hollow body construction.

TOM

Alex Peers
26 days ago

Hi Tom, Hope you’re well, I originally had Sterling then drifted back to traditional length but have now gone back to Sterling, just before lockdown here in the UK, I’m hoping to get the EQ1-NX when they finally arrive in the UK, some advice if possible, during my time away from same length Irons I was fitted on Trackman for Srixon Z585 with Modus 3 105 regular flex, 7 iron swing speed 76mph, I was fitted by guy called Nick Hibbs ex Adams Tour Van, based on my 7 iron info would you recommend the same shaft for the EQ1-NX… Read more »

Admin
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex Peers

ALEX If you have always liked the shaft you have in your present irons, then by all means there is no need to go out to change that unless you have experienced any changes in your swing since being fit with that present shaft. If you have no changes in clubhead speed, no changes in swing tempo or downswing acceleration or in your release, no changes in your strength or mobility or movements in the swing, then this follows the path of “if it ain’t broke, don’t go try to fix it.” Thanks so much for your interest, TOM

Grant
29 days ago

Hi Mr. Wishon, I apologize if this has been asked prior to me asking. Would I be okay if I get fit into Sterling Single Length Irons with the intention of pre-ordering the new EQ1-NX irons or am I better off waiting for the new irons to be available for fitting?

Admin
28 days ago
Reply to  Grant

GRANT

A proper fitting analysis for any single length iron set that reveals your best length, lie, lofts, shaft, total weight, swingweight/MOI, grip type and size can be used for the assembly of any other different single length model. You don’t have to be fit with the exact same head model to be able to find your best fitting specs. Thanks so much for your interest,

TOM

chong byun
29 days ago

I just had full set with s 25 green shaft.
These whole set are for lady golfer.
what is shaft trimming?
I will set up 8 iron Spec.,
I think 2.25″shaft trimming.
Thanks

Admin
28 days ago
Reply to  chong byun

Yes, if the irons are all being made to an 8 iron length, the tip trim for each S2S Green iron shaft for L (AA) flex would be 2.25″. After tip trimming and dry insertion you would measure for that desired length and cut from the butt to achieve that. Then you can perform your swingweight evaluation to know if and how much weight you would add to each head to achieve the final swingweight, after which you can epoxy install the shafts.

TOM

Joe
1 month ago

Can’t wait for these to be ready to ship! I’ve fit a few players into single length and these are specced perfectly. Specifically, I’ve never seen any player that fit well into a single length iron with less than 24 or 25 degrees of loft. Bryson has a high COR low/back CoG 20* single length in the bag, but he also carried the ball 340 yards off the tee this year. For the players I work with all of their numbers (proximity to pin, descent angle, average carry consistency) are better with a 7 wood or 4-5 hybrid than a… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

JOE
You are absolutely right in your evaluation of what can happen so often in a single length set. My recent response to George Anasson’s post in this thread covers the reasons why this is true and just echos what you are saying here about proper set makeup fitting in a set of single length irons by using hybrids or woods in place of the lower loft irons that the golfer does not have the clubhead speed to properly play.
TOM

Sandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Hi Joe, as a fitter, will you be able to fit me remotely? I am keen on upgrading my current Sterlings for these – but there is no fitter here where I live.

The Sterlings i got (8i length) were ordered on line.

I’ve tried getting in touch with Diamond Golf, but no reply after a week (maybe they are still in lockdown).

Thanks,
Sandy

Bruce Benkusky
1 month ago

HI Tom, I have been a clubmaker for 48 years. Been using your designs forever. Last year played the Sterlings and love them. But, of course, as an x engineer, I tried with different shafts. Question, what would be the difference in playability for one tip length vs doing the tip trim difference of 1/2 or 3/8 that I like?
P.S. Cap” Clubmaker was another one of your terrific writings. All should read. Picked up some new info. (And I thought I new everything. HA HA). Thanks
Bruce.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bruce Benkusky

BRUCE In a single length set of irons, the shaft in each iron should be tip trimmed and butt trimmed exactly the same. That’s one of the concepts of single length – same length, same total weight, same head weight, same swingweight, same MOI, same balance point and SAME SHAFT INSTALLED THE SAME WAY in each iron. The logic is that in a single length set made to say, an 8 iron length, every iron is really an 8 iron with the only difference being the loft change from head to head to achieve the different distances for each iron.… Read more »

Bruce Benkusky
1 month ago

What will be the price per head?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bruce Benkusky

Bruce
Since this is a public forum of comments, we can’t publish or disclose pricing to the clubmakers because customers of the clubmakers could access that and that’s just not a good situation for the clubmaker. In truth, I just design the products now while Diamond Golf handles all the business side of it. So I really don’t know what the pricing for the new EQ1-NX clubheads will be. You can email Diamond at sales@diamondgolf.co.uk to ask for that information.

TOM

Carl S
1 month ago

Nice to see the announcement about the upcoming 2nd gen single length irons. Very much like the new look & design specs, especially weaker lofts, less offset, enhanced sole camber & MOI. Any particular considerations/recommendations on shafts: such as, flighted shafts?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Carl S

CARL Thanks very much for your comment and for sharing your positive observations on some of the changes in the new single length EQ1-NX models. Much appreciated!! I’m being totally 100% honest in telling you that if you have liked the shaft you play in your current irons and have never had any reservations or doubts about it, then by all means adopt the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach and keep the same shaft in the EQ1’s, should you get a set. There is no such thing as there being a particular shaft to do with a… Read more »

Steven
1 month ago

Hi Tom, really interesting, one question, the change in construction type will influence how much those iron can be adapted for fitting in them of lie and loft ?
tnx in advance

S

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Steven The body of the EQ1-NX irons is made from 431 stainless, not the 8620 carbon steel that the Sterlings were cast from. The 431 is heat treated so it is bendable for like 95%+ of all lie and loft fitting needs but it is not quite as ductile as the carbon steel of course. ANyone with good bending experience can get 3-4* of change from the EQ1 irons which should be enough to cover the vast majority of golfer fittings. Only the very out of the box fitting needs like 5-6* change are dodgy. Main reason for this change… Read more »

Alex Peers
1 month ago

Hi Tom, new irons look great, just a couple of questions, I see the lofts have changed from Sterling Single Length, is this because you’ve managed to get better gapping with the new model and also is there any noticeable extra distance with the new heads if there was a true like for like test carried out, ie same lofts, looking forward to your reply,
regards Alex Peers

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex Peers

ALEX Yes the EQ1-NX #5, 6, 7, 8 are all +1* more in loft than the 5, 6, 7, 8, of the Sterling irons. I did this for two reasons. One, the CG of the EQ1 lower number irons is lower and more rear located than it is on the Sterlings of the same number so that should generate a higher launch and from that, more chance of achieving a higher flight that stays in the air a little longer to increase carry distance. The second reason is a big one in that I found with the Sterling #5 and… Read more »

alex peers
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom, as always great communication,
Regards Alex

Rich Douglas
1 month ago

Tom:

Good to see the cat out of the bag! Quick question: when will the materials be available to clubfitters? I reached out to the one in Tucson and he said it may be awhile before they can get the EQ1-NX components. (Which is fine since the COVID-19 situation has shut him down for now.) Can wait to make the switch from a very trusty set of Sterlings I’ve gamed for 3 years now.

Rich

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich Douglas

RICH Just found out yesterday that it will be mid June for the irons and first/second week of July for the woods and hybrids. The factories over there are operating with fewer people because of course the golf companies are not ordering much of anything now so lead times are longer in many cases. Some have even shut down for a couple months. It’s going to be a while before anything even close to normal returns to businesses all over the world. But we know our production factory is operating, just not with as much of an output or speed… Read more »

Rich Douglas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

That makes me, with my existing set of Sterlings, one of the lucky ones. No complaints here; we’re all in this together.

Britton Munoz
1 month ago

Hello Tom, love the looks of the new eq1 irons . Are the eq 1 face larger the the sterling . Can’t wait to put them in my bag

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Britton Munoz

Britton Yes, the EQ1 irons are a little bit larger and longer in blade length than the Sterling irons. Not by a lot but that is how I designed them so it could allow the hollow body construction to really push the MOI higher. But unlike Sterling the EQ1 irons are all low offset at 2mm while the Sterling’s were a progressive offset going from 5mm in the low number irons to 2mm in the wedges. So even with the little bigger head size the Eq1’s low offset still makes them look more like a player’s type iron. TOM

Britton munoz
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thx Tom , I don’t know if you remember we talked probably three years ago regarding the Sterling irons. I went to Redmond and got fitted by Paul Coon‘s. Played the Sterlings for two years and played really well with them. But got tacked out of them and went to the Titleist AP ones. Now I’m back playing the Sterlings again and playing better than I ever have. If you don’t remember I am legally blind and I need the consistency of the ball in the same position with each and every club. My scores are goingDown compared to the… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Britton munoz

Britton Absolutely I do remember corresponding with you! How great is it for me to be able to hear that you are playing incredible golf, and for sure 91 with a real shot at 89 is incredible golf, as you say, for a blind guy!! Wow. I just can’t imagine but I sure do have all the respect on the planet for the commitment and passion you have to be able to do that. And really, while the common sense of having all one length irons is a help I am sure, your ability to do what you are doing… Read more »

George Anasson
1 month ago

Hi Tom, Thanks for releasing this new single length iron model. Having a close look at the specs and shape from the pictures available, I am thinking that the visual profile of the irons at setup looks somewhat similar to the 575 cavity back irons, albeit that the blade is longer and the sole wider. Could you please confirm this. Also, in relation to the hybrids if built to standard 8 iron length (36.5in), do you advocate using the same shaft as the 5-Sw or one of the hybrid 335 S2S shafts. Typically I use a 70-80g graphite shaft in… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  George Anasson

GEORGE There is no question the EQ1 iron heads are larger in every way than the 575CB irons, by a lot. The 575’s are a pretty compact, smaller than usual size iron head, especially when compared to any game improvement iron design. A big part of the reason the EQ1 irons are a little larger overall is to help enhance the ability of the hollow iron construction to increase the MOI of the heads. So on the outside the EQ1 irons sort of look like a shallow cavity back player’s type iron. But they have as much and more MOI… Read more »

George Anasson
1 month ago
Reply to  George Anasson

Hi Tom, thanks for your previous detailed and helpful reply. One further question for you relates to shafts for single length irons. I understand that building each set with same swingweight/moi is the aim, but I have considered soft stepping the longer irons (5-9), and hard stepping the pw and gw. The logic of the soft stepping is to assist the spin rates on the stronger lofts and the logic of the hard stepping would be to keep launch down on the wedges. When using parallel shafts, this does not cause any weight differences in trimmed shafts and with taper… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  George Anasson

George The concept of hard and soft stepping is too subtle to have any visible effect on spin. Hard and soft stepping is done to change the bending feel of the shaft for players who are really sensitive to noticing how much the shaft bends when they load it at the start of the downswing or release it when they unhinge the wrist cock angle. Some players who are really sensitive to the bending feel of the shaft do have to keep tweaking the stiffness of their shafts to achieve that just right feel or they can’t achieve their best… Read more »

Dave
1 month ago

Tom I was playing my SSL and everything was going great. Then one day I looked on the website and I saw these beauties. Now, there are even woods and 3 hybrids! As far as looks are concerned, I think these will stand out on the course in a good way…Much like my Sterling Single Lengths did ( and still do). Tom, I must say, I think you have outdone yourself:) I tip my hat to you sir! I have one question let’s make it two. 1) Do you know if Diamond Golf U.K delivers to Istanbul , Turkey because… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

DAVE LOL on that point #2 in your comment post!!@!! if you do not have a birthday coming soon, tell her this is coming up soon – International Be Nice to a Golf Equipment Afficianado Day – !!!!! Thanks very much for the kind words for sure Dave, very much appreciated. There was a lot of work in creating three side by side models that would relate to each other but it was a lot of fun. Hope that if you do win on point #2 that you experience a lot of fun playing them too!! I do not know… Read more »

Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom, I told my wife about “Love Your Golfer Guy Day” and how it is an international holiday. She laughed and said o.k. 🙂 As soon as this Covid business is over, we should take a couple of days off and go get a set of new irons. High Five to you Tom! So Tom, I gotta ask two…o.k maybe three questions . But first , a bit of techno babble. I play off of 20(which I can no longer blame on the clubs –wink wink). My wrist to floor measurement is 32 inches at a height of 5 foot… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

DAVE That’s too funny about pulling that on your wife!! Sounds like she has to be a really good person so I can imagine that she must have had a smile/smirk on her face when you gave her that line!! LOL! Just looking only at your height and your wrist to floor measurement, that would put you at a starting point for the irons at -1/4″ shorter than standard with a -2* flat lie. Which in actual terms would be an 8 iron at 36.25″ and 61* lie. If you are contemplating conventional incremental length irons, that gives you a… Read more »

dave
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Tom I must admit that I did truly get myself a wonderful lady:) It takes a special lady to put up with me. Ha ha ha ha. One last question. Which of the Wishon steel shafts would you recommend to use with my EQ1 NX Single Length Iron set using the information from my previous post? “Shaft wise, for your club head speed and shorter backswing with faster tempo, I’d say you would be better off going S flex. 94mph is definitely within at least my definitions of an S flex and when you add in a shorter backswing with… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  dave

DAVE

The S2S Superlite steel in S flex. This is a 100g raw weight shaft so it is about 20-30g lighter than the common standard weight shafts out there like Dynamic and Project X and the like. So it is lighter but not tremendously light so you should not have any issues with the total weight causing you to get too quick. But do start that out with a reasonably higher swingweight as you have been used to so the lighter total weight can’t have a quickening influence on your tempo.

TOM

Single length
1 month ago

Tom, I have loved my sterling irons and especially the four iron. I noticed that the new design does not have a four iron. Are you going to make a driving iron or a four iron version of this club? I love the way this new design looks

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Single length

SL Sorry about that but there will be no 4 iron in the EQ1 set makeup. For one, now that we have the EQ1 hybrids properly designed in #4, 5, 6, this gives us a #4 option that will match in with the irons that will be easier to hit high to fly and carry than was the Sterling 4 iron. Yes, I know that there were a few golfers who loved the 4 iron because they had the swing speed to be able to elevate the shot to get it to fly high and achieve a proper carry distance.… Read more »

David P
1 month ago

Would love to try these clubs. What can I expect to be different if I am currently playing blades? Also I would like to have one length woods, but fitter in Wa don’t have a wood bending machine. So what are my options? Thanks

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  David P

DAVID

Once your clubfitter knows what lie you need with the woods from preliminary fitting analysis, he can order the heads bent for that lie and they will be shipped to the clubfitter that way. Thanks very much for your interest,
TOM

Sandy
1 month ago

Hi Tom, I’ve been a 2 year user of Sterlings and I was wondering what the differences will be with the new SL vs the Sterling SLs.

I do want to purchase these also in 8i length here in Manila, Philippines – is there a way I can order these w/o having to go thru a formal fitting process (although I realize this is the best way to do it)? There are no fitting centers for Wishon Golf here in Manila.

When will these come out? Thanks and congratulations on all the success!

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandy

SANDY I recommend you contact Diamond Golf to ask them the best way to get a set in Manila – if they have no local based clubmakers there, they will come up with a solution to help you. Contact them at sales@diamondgolf.co.uk to ask. Differences between EQ1 irons and Sterling irons – 1) all EQ1 irons are 2mm low offset. Sterling were progressive offset from 5mm on the #4 to 2mm on the wedges. 2) Set makeup on EQ1 is #5 iron to SW, Sterling was #4 to LW. No #4 iron in EQ1 because we are offering the EQ1… Read more »

Sandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Hi TOM, Thank you for the detailed reply. I have to mention, since I got back to playing golf – about 3y ago, I have purchased/gamed (in this order) the ff sets – PXGs, Sterlings, Epon 3 series (fitted in Club Champion NYC), Sterlings, Epon 5 series, Ping i500(?), Sterlings, Epon 3 series and finally back to Sterllings. I keep going back to my Sterlings even if the conventional idea is go to with mainstream brands. I can’t wait to get feedback from Diamond Golf to see how I can get a set fit for me for the EQ1. Some… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandy

Sandy 1) Undoubtedly your PING hybrids are going to be MUCH MUCH longer than the EQ1 hybrids, that is as long as the EQ1 hybrids are the same length as the single length irons. Now on the other hand if you play the EQ1 hybrids at a more normal hybrid length as per OUR specs for what is a normal hybrid length (#4=38.5, #5=38″) than what Ping uses (#4=39 3/4, #5=39 1/4″). The EQ1 hybrid lofts are meant to blend in with the EQ1 irons so the EQ1 #4 is 20* and the #5 is 24* while the PING G410… Read more »

Sandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wishon

Thanks Tom.

So probably best for me to stick to my Ping hybrids as I do hit them relatively OK.

And since there is no issue with the carry distances, the EQ1’s higher loft will just make it easier for me to launch the 6 and 7 and should have the same (more or less) distance.

Got it!

Wrote to Diamond Golf already but no reply as of yet (maybe their stores are closed).

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandy

SANDY
Diamond is open but with a greatly reduced staff due to the UK lockdown for the virus. I suggest you can email their lead customer service person Alison Trapp at alisontrapp@diamondgolf.co.uk and she will take care of anything that you may need.

TOM

Sandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandy

Sorry – forgot one more question.

Will the EQ1 feel more like the 8i of Sterlings? Or 7i or Sterlings. The feel and sound are really quite different.

If you can peg a feel for the EQ1s, what club would you say it feels like?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandy

Sandy

Kind of like a “normal COR” iron in feel. Of course that is tough to quantify or qualify because so many times what feels this way to me does not to another golfer. There is ever so slightly more of a hot feel with the 5, 6, 7 because of course they have the thin, high strength steel face for a higher COR. That you can’t get away from no matter if the head construction is open back or hollow enclosed.
TOM

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