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Wishon Sterling Single Length Iron Review

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Reviews' started by Fairwaysplitter3320, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    First things first, Steve (PaPaD) did an amazing job on this build and was instrumental in me even being able to get these as he's a club ho'ing expert and therefore has an account with every single golf company in the history of mankind! Seriously, thank you sir I appreciate the countless emails, calls and brainstorming. Top notch and I appreciate all of your help. These are absolutely beautiful and the build quality is amazing!!!

    Let's get into the review.

    The irons look very nice and very much like a players club. They have a biggish face which makes them appear very easy to hit but the top lines are not huge and the sole is very playable, not huge but not blade like either. Just a very good mix.

    The build quality on these clubs is outstanding. Hat tip to Mr. Wishon. When I hit them they feel as good as any iron I’ve hit, and as most of you know I've gone through my fair share of irons.

    These are built to an 8 iron playing length, 36.5". After going back and forth a few times I landed on stiff flex UST Mamiya Actionlite shafts. Because these are all .370 parallel tip we tip trimmed them to 6 iron length, yep they are soft stepped 2 clubs, to get them to play more like firm flex. I also went with the No1. 50 Series Pro grips as I've fallen in love with them.

    The clubs also all were bent to 1.5 degrees flat.

    My setup makeup is the following:

    4 iron – 21 degrees
    5 iron – 24 degrees
    6 iron – 28 degrees
    7 iron – 32 degrees
    8 iron – 36 degrees
    9 iron – 40 degrees
    PW – 45 degrees
    GW – 50 degrees
    SW – 55 degrees
    LW – 59 degrees

    I decided to tear the bandaid off and hit the SW first, as this was my biggest fear in giving the single length irons a go. I consider myself a pretty good wedge player and I was afraid if these were going to give me trouble it was going to be with the wedges as they are longer than what I'm used to.

    I couldn't have been more wrong, distance was right on the money. I hit that SW over and over and was within 5 yards each shot. I decided to try and hit a few chips, I choked down on the club and was happy to see that I could still play my normal shots.

    Cue megawatt smile.

    I decided to give the 7 iron a go. What I had heard is that the 5 to 7 iron have a different sound to them. They have a higher COR to get more distance and that gives them a bit of a different sound. Those have a bit of a ping to them. It’s not distracting, but if you're not ready for it it can take you by surprise. I had watched Mark Crossfield's review on these, so I knew what to expect.

    Again, my 7 iron distance was right on the money, still a happy camper!

    So the final test was the 4 and 5 irons. Honestly, those clubs were the reason I was so excited to get these. I struggle at times with consistency in those irons and so with high anticipation I took a swing. Same subtle ping, penetrating ball flight and great distance. Normally I hit my 5 iron about 180 when I catch it. The ball flight on the Wishon's was a bit lower but damn if it didn't come to rest next to the 200 yard stick. I probably flew it about 190 and got 10 yards of roll.

    I'd have to say there is absolutely no distance problems and the height was fine. I went through the rest of my bag and my distances were all correct and my gapping was spot on!

    Still have that megawatt smile in my face.

    Am I going to suddenly start shooting in the 60’s with these irons when I'm normally in the high 70's, low 80's???

    Probably not but fingers crossed ;)

    But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if my average score drops because of better swing consistency.

    So there you go. That’s my review of my new Sterling Single Length Irons. As you can tell, I’m pretty damn impressed with them.

    My philosophy with getting these is this...Golf is a hard game. It makes sense to me to have one swing, one ball position, etc. Ball striking is always what I'm looking for and I believe with these I'll improve my ball striking. Are these for everybody? Maybe, maybe not but I believe they will give me a little something extra and I can use all the help I can get.

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  2. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Nice write up Nick. Good luck.
     
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  3. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Good review.
     
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  4. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Glad you like them Nick and thanks for the kind comments. I posted your review over in the FGI forum on the topic of Wishon Sterlings. FYI. ;)
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Now, no excuse to not being out on the golf course more!!!! Nice review!!!
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Thanks fellas, playing Sunday morning. Can't wait to see how that goes, if this range session was an indicator it should be a fun day!
     
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  7. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Worm burners as usual?



    ;)
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Yep yep!
















    Dick.
     
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    Good review. Lets see how you get on with them over the next few weeks. This wee experiment has got me thinking.
     
  10. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Will do!
     
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    The ho-fever has gots ya. Step away from the Ebay.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Not eBay. He's just a mouse click away from PapaD's shop!
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Don't do it!!! Do NOT do it!!!!! Pretty soon, I'll be the only person on ShotTalk hitting 'real' clubs. The rest will be playing these sissy single-length sticks! :D:D
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Don't worry Limp, I'm not taking the bait. ;)
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I don't give a sh!t in Limp's oatmeal what y'all play, I'm looking forward to enjoying a long relationship with these sissy clubs!
     
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    Sissy clubs and ladies tees go hand in hand.

    Embrace your inner transgender.


    :D
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Why I outta!!!
     
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    Beautiful looking clubs. Hope they work for you.
     
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    So far so good!!!
     
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    haven't heard anything since......:rolleyes:
     

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