First off I want to apologize for not taking any pictures while I was at Sub 70 today. I was caught up in the moment. A little backstory on me is that I just started playing golf only a couple of years ago. I've played baseball and softball competitively all my life and traveled the country doing it. I had a great uncle and my uncle who was like a father to me pass away 5 years ago. They loved golf and I never understood it until my fiancee and I found out we were expecting. I made the decision to hang up the cleats and quit traveling the country playing ball. That change depressed me for awhile. I didn't have anything to feed my competitive nature and ultimately led me to taking up golf. That was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I joined a local country club and used a set of clubs that was my uncles. They were a set of Cobra Gravity back irons with X100 shafts. Sure this set of irons was nowhere near fit for me but it was a start. I was absolutely horrible at the game and it was quite frustrating as I knew I was better than the 36 handicap with how athletic I am. After that first year at the country club I met a fellow member on here @jacustomgolf. We became good friends and league partners. Right before we met and started golfing together purchased a set of 716 AP2 irons with S300 shafts in them that our pro fit me for. That first year of golfing in league I brought my handicap down to a 30 but still struggled. With the help of Josh and his expertise the following year I knocked a couple more strokes off my handicap to a 28 but something was missing. Last year in the off-season I worked on my driver all winter long and things were finally starting to click. Josh and I went to club champion and I was fit in a totally different shaft and set up. After messaging Josh a million times I finally purchased a set of Srixon 765 irons with the Nippon Modus 3 tour 120 x stiff shafts. This was a game changer! I dropped the handicap down to a 22 and I still struggle with the driver but its coming along. Enough of me and lets get to the story of what led me to Sub 70 golf.
Around a month ago Josh mentioned something to me about a new direct to consumer golf brand. That golf brand is called Sub 70 golf. I talked with Josh more about this and ended up emailing Jason at Sub 70 to set up a fitting. Since then there has been a lot of talk about this brand model and the brand itself. I took the 2:45 drive to Sub 70 today to meet with Jason, swing some of their products, and compare them to my current set up. Jason and the staff at Sub 70 did not disappoint. As I stated earlier I have been to Club Champion the previous year and experienced the corporate side of a fitting. Yes it was impressive with all the different shaft and head combinations but I did not like that they try to push you into upgraded overpriced shafts. I didn't know what to think about Sub 70 at first as it is a smaller company only selling their brand. Let me tell you I am extremely happy that I chose to do this. Jason took me from his office, through the warehouse, back into a room with a simulator that had a bunch of their irons lined against the wall and also his personal set of clubs. Jason looked over my clubs and discussed options that they offer for irons (639 CB forged, 739, and 699). After looking at my Srixon 765s he asked if I was professionally fit for them or how I came to purchase them. We talked a little more about them and he asked me to warm up using my irons and watched me swing. As its February in Illinois and the weather hasn't been the greatest I have not swung a club in months. He noticed a little tweaks that I needed to make in my swing and once I was fully warmed up and in my grooved he handed me the 639 CB and asked me to try it. It took me a couple swings to adjust as the 639 CB had the DG S300 shaft in it. What happened next surprised me. I was gaining a full 14-17 yards even on miss hits! I kept switching back to my 765s as if my eyes and the numbers were deceiving me. The 639 CBs definitely impressed me as well as the wedges! I was carrying the 6 iron in the 200-210yd range and miss-hits were carrying 190-200yd range. We both agreed the Nippon Modus 3 tour 120 x stiff shafts were the best fit for shafts for me. Now the wedges. The pictures of the black wedges online don't do them any justice. As soon as Jason brought me one I almost had to wipe my mouth from drool. I LOVE a nice jet black vehicle and this wedge has the look and shine of that and they perform! The feel was so soft and smooth it was crazy. At times I wondered if I was hitting a ball or not. Thats how good they feel! Jason was extremely honest with me and looked through my bag and saw I have a Cobra F8+ 3 wood with a 2knv green x stiff shaft, a Srixon U65 iron with a steel fibre i110cw x stiff shaft, and a U65 4 iron with the Nippon Modus 3 tour 120 x stiff shaft and told me that it would be pointless to even try and fit me into their 3 wood and hybrids. He said what I have are excellent clubs and work just fine. The honesty went a long way with me! We chatted for a little while longer, went into his office and wrote all the specs down (shaft, lie, grip, and head) and he told me he would send me a quote later today. He thanked me for coming out and testing his products and I thanked him for taking the time to work with me and let me demo his clubs. As I was on my way back home I received an email with a quote for what I swung. Sticker shock?! NO WAY!! I called him instantly after I read the quote and asked him if he wanted some money. I could not believe the price as it felt like it was too good to be true but that is the whole point of the direct to consumer model.
Let me just conclude with if you are in the market for new clubs I highly recommend checking out their clubs. If you are just a car ride away from Sycamore, IL give them a buzz and go test the clubs in person with Jason (the owner). If you are farther away than a car ride go online to www.golfsub70.com and check out their demo program. Worst case scenario you are out $20. I don't know about you but I would rather be out $20 instead of $800-$1,000 for a new set of clubs. Sorry this post is a mile long and if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask them on here and I will respond. Thanks for reading and in 2019 I WILL BE PLAYING the @sub70golf 639 CB 5-PW, 50, 54, and 58 wedges. I will also start a thread and keep a log of how I play with them if this weather ever decides to cooperate in Illinois and will also post pictures of the Sub 70 clubs when they come in.