So, I’ve been lurking around here for 2+ years. I don’t really comment a lot, but I LOVE to read, and then I stumbled across this thread, and felt compelled to comment.
I recently had my ENTIRE BAG stolen. Driver, 3, Hybrids, irons, wedges, putter, rain gear, balls, etc.. all gone without a trace. Extremely disheartening. I mean, take my wife, but, you leave my clubs alone....
Needless to say, I was in the market for, well, everything. My first purchase was a driver, the new TS3 fit that bill. Then came the irons and wedges. While I was looking for a set of irons on eBay, I stumbled upon Sub70 Golf, and was immediately intrigued. Did some research and found the demo program. So, I ordered the demo set of both the 699 and the 639. When they showed up, I was immediately impressed. Really impressed. You could see that these weren’t your average “off brand” club. They were beautiful. Clean. Simple and dare I say elegant. They looked the part.
First chance to hit them was at my TopGolf league, and every one of the guys on my team put them through their paces, myself included. We’re all single digit handicap players, and one of us is a plus. We can play, and we know what a good iron will allow us to do. And, all of us to a man, we’re VERY impressed after that league session. The performance of these irons left me speechless, because they feel and perform like a set of sticks that should be about $2k.
They were so good in fact, I made up my mind within about 3 days of testing that the 639CB against everything, that they would be my next set. So, I ordered my set. 4-PW, 48, 52, 56, 60 shafted with Modus Tour 120s shafts all to my specs. They showed up, and looked great. At least the ones that UPS didn’t absolutely wreck with their questionable handling techniques. More on this later.
Anyway, coming from Miura CB57’s with Paderson shafts, my expectations were extremely high. I’ve since had a chance to get in 3 range sessions and one round. And I will tell you right now, you WILL NOT find a better set of sticks at this price point, and dare I say 2 or 3 times this price point. They are absolutely unreal irons, and again, feel, play and look like a $2k+ set.
When I tested these, I put them against everything on the market basically, well, at least stuff I was interested in gaming. They went head to head with Titleist, Mizuno, Callaway, Honma, Srixon, Bridgestone, you name it. And they held their own and then some, besting every iron I tested against them. The ONLY iron I tested them against that they weren’t as pure or true as, was a Miura. But, I just didn’t want to spend another $3k on a set of sticks, insurance $$ or not.
Today was my first round, and they played great. The turf interaction was brilliant, the performance was fantastic, and they are accurate as maybe anything I’ve ever played. Going back to feel, the best feeling irons I’ve ever hit are: CB57, MP14 then MP32. And surprisingly to me, these fit right into that MP14-32 range. They feel soft, and are rewarding on well struck shots, and even those you don’t really “get”, you’re NOT going to be punished like you would with a Miura or Mizuno blade. The forgiveness is that of a GI club, but performance on a players iron. The profile looks great at address, and they look easy to hit. Which is a real advantage for folks.
Typically I take several sessions and rounds to get familiar with a new set of irons. These though, just fit. Like a glove. My comfort level is like that of an iron I’ve gamed for a season or two. I cannot state enough how good these actually are.
I don’t know who’s forging them, or what exactly D4T steel is, but, they’re absolutely a top notch iron. The wedges, for me, are a little different than what I’m used to from a profile standpoint. However, they seem to fly nicely and have plenty of spin (maybe too much, actually) and accuracy. I need more time to get used to them before I can give you a real read on what they actually are and how they perform. Early returns seem positive though!
Now, when these irons were shipped, UPS damaged 6 irons badly enough that I requested a return, and Jason obliged and was happy to make it happen. We ended up making a deal that works well for both of us. But, the fact he was willing to step up, really makes me respect and appreciate him and Sub70 as a whole.
Not a lot of companies are going to give you 60 days no questions asked, because no one stands behind their stuff like that, at least not in the golf world. They do that, and that’s a testament to who and what they are.
For me, I can’t see these things coming out of the bag anytime soon. It’s going to take something really special to get these out, and even then, I’m not sure it’s it’ll happen. When the blades come out, I will buy a set of those as well. And, if they’re anything like the 639 CB, I’ll be in heaven!
If you’re looking, and you want some serious sticks, without breaking the bank, you owe it to yourself. These are fantastic and second to absolutely none!