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Great looking bag. Can't wait to see which driver you choose and read your review on the sub 70's. Would you say that changing the the loft on your wedges might have helped or is it very indicative of the quality? 

Also, smart move putting the KSig gloves on the Christmas list, that was an alley-oop to the MIL for the slam home. 

WITB

Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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That’s a great setup. This might be the first bag I’ve seen rocking Sub70 irons, wedges, and a putter... love to see it! 

Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for nice photos. Well done! 

Driver:            :cobra-small: Aerojet 9* | Hzrdus Black Gen 4
Fairway:         :ping-small: G410 3W 13* | Alta CB 65
Hybrid:           :titleist-small: TS2 18* | Tensei AV Blue 70 S
Hybrid:           :ping-small: iCrossover 20* | Kai'li White 80
Irons:              :taylormade-small: P790 5-PW | DG S300
Wedges:         :titleist-small: Vokey SM9 | 52, 56, 60 | DG S200
Putter:            :L.A.B.: Link.1 | Accra x LAB

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53 minutes ago, Michael.Sandoval33 said:

Great looking bag. Can't wait to see which driver you choose and read your review on the sub 70's. Would you say that changing the the loft on your wedges might have helped or is it very indicative of the quality? 

Also, smart move putting the KSig gloves on the Christmas list, that was an alley-oop to the MIL for the slam home. 

The quality was the big difference maker. I think the lofts helped with gapping more than anything else. 

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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41 minutes ago, TSauer said:

That’s a great setup. This might be the first bag I’ve seen rocking Sub70 irons, wedges, and a putter... love to see it! 

Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for nice photos. Well done! 

I didn’t intend to go with Sub70 for all those things. The irons and wedges were a great fb marketplace find and the putter was an armlock experiment that seems to be going well! I definitely want to go visit their fitting studio sometime soon.  I hear it’s a blast! 

I appreciate the comment about the photos! It took a lot longer than I intended to get them all taken and spliced together. 

 

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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Calling @GolfSub70 you have a real fan and supporter in @jbern!

Great WIYB and fantastic photos! 

Thanks for sharing

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Quite the diverse bag you have there.

Always nice to have something in the bag that you won in a comp, haha.

Those Sub 70 irons look slick 😍

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 9.5 degree (love this club)
Fairway Wood - :callaway-small: Warbird (to be replaced ASAP)
Hybrid - :taylormade-small: SIM2 MAX 19 degree, (not a fan, but getting there)
Irons - :callaway-small: Warbird 4 iron to PW (to be replaced ASAP)
Wedges - :taylormade-small: MG2 50 degree, :mizuno-small: T22 54 degree, :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 58 degree
Putter -  LAB Golf - MEZZ.1 MAX - 2023 MGS TEST
Ball - :bridgestone-small: E6 (stands for 3-putt apparently)

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22 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Calling @GolfSub70 you have a real fan and supporter in @jbern!

Great WIYB and fantastic photos! 

Thanks for sharing

I could be playing an entire Sub 70 bag, with the exception of the putter, as I own a Sub 70 driver, three Sub 70 fairway woods, five Sub 70 hybrids in various lofts, a mixed set 0f Sub 70 699 / 699 Pro irons, and several Sub 70 wedges.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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Great witb detail! Not many can say their full lineup is nearly 1 brand!!  I've read through your armlock putter stuff, and have to say it's not something I've tried, but looks promising for you!

Thanks for sharing!!!

WITB-Foremost 551's - 3w, 5w, 5-SW (circa 1998), Top Flite 460cc Driver, Adam's 7w, Warrior GW and 60⁰, Odyssey AI-One DB putter.

Just an old newbie golfer, trying to learn and improve 1 club at a time.

 

 

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Great looking bag @jbern!!! I am looking forward to reading your long term review of the Sub70 irons. FWIW, I'm considering replacing my G710s with 699 V2s and am ordering a 7i to test.

Love to hear that you are a single plane guy. I am converting to this method and have signed up with Kirk Junge's Setup4Impact; so far so good. 

Ping G400 Max 10.5* - Kuro Kage HBP Black Gen 2, 44.5" length

Ping G425 SFT 5W (19*) - Alta CB Slate SR flex 

Ping G430 5H (26*), 6H (30*) and 7H (34*)- Alta CB 70 regular flex

Ping G710 8i-W - Recoil 80 F3 shaft 

Cleveland CBX4 50* and 58*, Smart Sole 4C - Recoil 95 F3 shaft

Odyssey Tri-hot 5K Seven DB with Garsen Max grip or OG 2-Ball with Super Stroke grip

Other: Vice Pro, Maxfli Tour or Snell Prime 3.0; Shot Scope X5; True Linkswear; Callaway Org 7 bag; Clicgear 3.5+

Did a Member Review on Argolf's Pendragon XL Broomstick putter. 

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Good write up and photos.  You even snuck in a calf shot for those that are impressed by that kind of leg action!  😂

Modern Bag:  :ping-small: G410 LST 10.5*, Hzrdus Smoke RDX 6.5 Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 18* 2h, 23* 4h & 27* 5h; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 6 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Edison 2.0 49*, 53*, 57* KBS Tour 120 S;   :ping-small:  Heppler Fetch;  Ball - :Snell: MTB-X; Bag - Jones MyGolfSpy Edition! 

Shot Scope H4, MG600 Rangefinder

Classic Bag:  Driver - :wilson_staff_small: Persimmon; 3w - :Hogan: Speed Slot; 5w - :wilson_staff_small: Tour Block; 3 - pw - :wilson_staff_small: Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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6 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Calling @GolfSub70 you have a real fan and supporter in @jbern!

Great WIYB and fantastic photos! 

Thanks for sharing

Thanks! Yes, there’s no denying that I’m a big fan of Sub70. It’s been one of my most frequented websites for a long time! 

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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5 hours ago, Splatt said:

Quite the diverse bag you have there.

Always nice to have something in the bag that you won in a comp, haha.

Those Sub 70 irons look slick 😍

Thanks! The 3W was one of those clubs I didn’t think I needed, but now use it a ton!

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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5 hours ago, funkyjudge said:

I could be playing an entire Sub 70 bag, with the exception of the putter, as I own a Sub 70 driver, three Sub 70 fairway woods, five Sub 70 hybrids in various lofts, a mixed set 0f Sub 70 699 / 699 Pro irons, and several Sub 70 wedges.

Talk about a Sub70 fan! Wow! 🤩 
How do you like the mixed iron set? I had a buddy ask about them and I had to tell him I didn’t have any hands on experience with them, but it sounds like a good idea. 

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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3 hours ago, Rob Person said:

Great witb detail! Not many can say their full lineup is nearly 1 brand!!  I've read through your armlock putter stuff, and have to say it's not something I've tried, but looks promising for you!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Thanks! 
My thought with the armlock was that if it took my wrists out of the stroke it was one less thing to worry about. Give it a shot sometime! Most people that I’ve let try it either love it or hate it so you’ll probably know pretty quickly if it’s for you

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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1 hour ago, BobBC78 said:

Great looking bag @jbern!!! I am looking forward to reading your long term review of the Sub70 irons. FWIW, I'm considering replacing my G710s with 699 V2s and am ordering a 7i to test.

Love to hear that you are a single plane guy. I am converting to this method and have signed up with Kirk Junge's Setup4Impact; so far so good. 

Thanks!

 I’ve been a single plane golfer for two seasons now! It just seems to be simpler and make sense in my little brain! Haha

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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46 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

Good write up and photos.  You even snuck in a calf shot for those that are impressed by that kind of leg action!  😂

Thanks! I guess I should’ve tagged all those calf crazy forum members! 😆 

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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12 hours ago, jbern said:

Intro:

I’ve been a forum member for over a year now and haven’t done a proper intro and WITB, so here we go!

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First off, I'm a dad to three young kids (ages 1-6). They are awesome and keep my wife and I very busy. None of them are into golf yet, except for driving around in the cart! 😆 The kids are into soccer and gymnastics and then as a family we like to go on hikes and bike rides and get out on the lake in the summertime. 

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For work, I'm an engineer for a fleet of generation facitlities of all types. I design the protection systems that keep the equipment and people safe within the generation facilities.

As far as golf goes, I golfed for the first time when I was a 14 years old, the day before high school golf team tryouts. I proceeded to tryout for the golf team and I ended up making the final spot on the golf team. After that I golfed almost everyday the weather obliged from May-October for the rest of high school. I was not a nerd for golf during that time, but by my senior year, I was floating between a 5-7 hdcp. We did not have a good team as you can see from the local newpaper article (that is me in the photo):

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After high school, golf and I had a falling out and I only golfed 7 times over the next 15 years. Then a friend from church asked me to be in a scramble in the fall of 2021 and at the scramble they talked me into joining a fall golf league. Ever since I've been obsessed and get out every chance I get.

 

WITB:

Drivers:

I've been gaming a PXG Gen4 10.5* (turned down to 9*) with a Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65g S-flex. It's been a good driver and was definitely an upgrade from my Cleveland Launcher 460 (circa 2003).

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I felt like I was missing out on a little distance and forgiveness. So I've been slowly browsing for something different and landed on a Cobra LTDx with a Project X Blue Smoke 60g 6.0 shaft that I got from a fellow forum spy! I'm going to be doing a head-to-head for the next few weeks to make sure it's worthy of going in the bag!

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Fairway metals and hybrids:

My 3W came from coming runner up in the MGS Forum Open Championship Pick'em contest sponsored by Titleist!!! I won my choice of fairway wood! I chose the TSR2 15* (turned down to 14*) with a Project X Blue Smoke 60g 6.0 shaft. It's been a fantastic club and perfectly filled the gap between 5W and Dr I used to have.

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The 5W has been a staple for me since a started golfing. My first 5W was an actual wooden 5W and was my go-to club when I was nervous or in any trouble. The PXG Gen4 XF 5W (19* turned down to 17.5*) has rails along the bottom that really help it glide over the turf. I can't see myself replacing this one for a while.

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I had never used a hybrid before and when I came back to golf in 2021, I could NOT hit my long irons at all. My 3, 4 & 5 irons all went the same distance. PXG was running a bonkers sale on their Gen4 fairway woods and hybrids so I just decided to get a 4hybrid to try out. It hasn't left my bag since. My only complaint with it is the sound is not good to me.

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Irons:

I’m writing up a long term review on these Sub70 659 CB irons so I won’t say much about them here. I’ll just say that I like them a lot! I bought them used off of fb marketplace. They were a little beat up, but the price was too good to pass on. I have the 5-AW (50*) with Project X 6.0 steel shafts. 

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Wedges:

I used to buy cheap wedge sets that came in 52*, 56*, & 60* sets. They did the job, but since switching to a more premium 54* & 58* wedge in the Sub70 286, I’ll never go back. The feel and playability is just different and better in about every way.

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Putter:

Armlock putting took some time to get used to and I’m still not quite there, even after half a season with one. There’s no denying that my putting stats have improved since making the switch to the Sub70 AL-6 armlock putter. I have an Unofficial Review here that goes into a lot of detail about the putter and my stats.

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Grips:

I use Graves Golf Academy single plane grips on my irons, hybrid and fairway woods. I’m a single plane swinging golfer and the grips are just an easy checkpoint for hand position. They are kind of a pain to install because of the spot on alignment that’s needed.

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Balls:

This one will be ever changing, but my main two balls of choice are the Vice Pro Drip and the Maxfli Tour S. The Vice Pro Drip just looks 🔥 and the Maxfli Tour S was a top performer during Titleist white box testing and again later when I did a ball test of my own! 

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Bag and Accessories:

I have a Titleist 6 divider bag that’s about 20 years old and it’s fine. I love the simple look of it, but I wouldn’t mind an upgrade soon. It also looks great on my Clicgear 4.0 pushcart. I walk 90% of my rounds and was fortunate enough to be a ’23 MGS Forum Tester for the Clicgear 4.0. If you’re interested in it, see my review here!

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I also carry a ruler or two to use as alignment aids. One I have marked up with where my foot and ball position should be for each club. 

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My glove has been Kirkland Signature since reading an MGS article about them, putting them on my Christmas list and my Costco loving M-I-L’s eye’s lighting up at an easy gift opportunity! They’re great gloves, but I’m beyond excited to try the MGS forum badged Red Rooster gloves that are coming my way in May!

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I think that’s about all. It’s been a pleasure being a forum member for over a year now and getting to know so many wonderful golfers and fellow spies!

Have a great day everyone! 

Great intro!

I could play golf every day and learn something new each time.

Driver: Callaway Paradym TD 9* Driver- Steadfast S Jupiter 45” shaft

            Ping 425-6 Dot Newton tipped 45" shaft

            TaylorMade 11.5* Mini Driver-Steadfast S 45” shaft 

Hybrids: PXG 0317 17*, 19* Steadfast S Jupiter shafts, PXG 211 22*-Project X Even Flow Riptide X shafts

Irons: New Level 6-PW 902PD 6.5 ProjectX IO shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50*, 52*, 56* (TW Grind)

Putter: TaylorMade Truss Heal

            PXG Bat Attack

            Ping Anser

Ball: OnCore VeroX 

        Titleist Pro V1X

        Callaway Chrome TourX

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6 hours ago, funkyjudge said:

I could be playing an entire Sub 70 bag, with the exception of the putter, as I own a Sub 70 driver, three Sub 70 fairway woods, five Sub 70 hybrids in various lofts, a mixed set 0f Sub 70 699 / 699 Pro irons, and several Sub 70 wedges.

I checked Sub70 out when I chose New Level. It was a hard choice. Maybe next year… I did like their products. How’s the driver? What does it compare to? Inquiring mind wants to know.

I could play golf every day and learn something new each time.

Driver: Callaway Paradym TD 9* Driver- Steadfast S Jupiter 45” shaft

            Ping 425-6 Dot Newton tipped 45" shaft

            TaylorMade 11.5* Mini Driver-Steadfast S 45” shaft 

Hybrids: PXG 0317 17*, 19* Steadfast S Jupiter shafts, PXG 211 22*-Project X Even Flow Riptide X shafts

Irons: New Level 6-PW 902PD 6.5 ProjectX IO shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50*, 52*, 56* (TW Grind)

Putter: TaylorMade Truss Heal

            PXG Bat Attack

            Ping Anser

Ball: OnCore VeroX 

        Titleist Pro V1X

        Callaway Chrome TourX

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3 minutes ago, Erin B said:

I checked Sub70 out when I chose New Level. It was a hard choice. Maybe next year… I did like their products. How’s the driver? What does it compare to? Inquiring mind wants to know.

I was briefly a New Level fanboy, but their horrendous customer service and the constant antagonistic attitude of NL's owner turned me off to their company, no matter how good their products might be.

Sub 70 wins the customer service category hands-down, and that is very important to me.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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1 hour ago, jbern said:

Talk about a Sub70 fan! Wow! 🤩 
How do you like the mixed iron set? I had a buddy ask about them and I had to tell him I didn’t have any hands on experience with them, but it sounds like a good idea. 

The 699 and 699 Pro heads are pretty forgiving and they are nearly as long as the longest irons I have hit (Cobra King Forged Tec X, Callaway Paradym, and Tour Edge Exotics E721 and E722).  The only things that I don't particularly like about the Sub 70 699 and 699 Pro irons are that that the sole has too much of a curved leading edge (not camber, curvature from heel to toe), and that they have a little harsher feel than some other hollow-body irons.  Also, to get the yardage gaps right in the transition between the 699 and 699 Pros (the break is between the 7 and 8 irons in my blended set), the lofts need to be adjusted some.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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13 minutes ago, Erin B said:

I checked Sub70 out when I chose New Level. It was a hard choice. Maybe next year… I did like their products. How’s the driver? What does it compare to? Inquiring mind wants to know.

I have their 849 Pro driver model (9* loft).  It's a very good driver, and I have had some fairly long drives with it, but it's not QUITE as forgiving as some other drivers, such as the Paradym X and Ping's G430 MAX.  After all, it does have the word "Pro" in it's name.  I think that the standard 849 model would have been a better choice for me.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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Great looking bag and an outstanding WITB writeup!! Love the pics and level of detail that you went into. 

I placed an order for a Sub70 JB Forged 58° wedge about a week ago and keep getting more excited for it’s arrival everyday. So many great things said about the brand that I have to give them a try. 

:titleist-small: TSi3 10° w/ Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 65g

:titleist-small: TS2 15° 3W w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 70g

:titleist-small: 818 H1 21° Hybrid w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 70g

:mizuno-small: MP-18 MMC 2 iron w/ KBS Tour C-Taper S 120g

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 HM 5-GW w/ Project X LZ 5.5 115g

:Sub70: JB Forged 54° & 58° w/ Project X LZ 6.0 120g

:EVNROLL: EV5.3 Black

 

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Great WITB and "Formal" introduction @jbern.

Awesome attention to detail, and great explanations of why the clubs currently are in play for you!

 

Driver & Fairway: :titleist-small: Titleist TSR3 10 degree - :Fuji: Ventus TR Blue & :titleist-small: TSR3 15 - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4 

Hybrid: :titleist-small: TSR2 21 degree - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4

Irons: :titleist-small: Titleist T200 3G (4) & T150 - (5-G) - :projectx: Project X LZ 

Wedges: :vokey-small: Vokey SM8 54, and 58

Putter: :cameron-small: Cameron Phantom X 7.5

Ball: :titleist-small: Pro V1 & :maxfli: Maxfli Tour

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@jbern stellar WITB post! Love those 659 CBs and they are in strong consideration for me when I eventually make a move out of my current irons a few seasons down the road. 

 

Driver: :cobra-small: DARKSPEED X 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X (Currently Testing)

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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2 hours ago, GolfSub70 said:

Thank you for the support @jbern! If you ever need anything let us know...and you should definitely come down to visit us in Sycamore whenever you get a chance. It's a great time and there's no cost for fittings.

Hey, how about me? I currently have 20 Sub 70 golf clubs in my arsenal, and there always at least two or three Sub 70 clubs in my bag!

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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7 hours ago, ParFore74x said:

Great looking bag and an outstanding WITB writeup!! Love the pics and level of detail that you went into. 

I placed an order for a Sub70 JB Forged 58° wedge about a week ago and keep getting more excited for it’s arrival everyday. So many great things said about the brand that I have to give them a try. 

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! Are you planning to write a review? I’m thinking about going with the full-face grooved JB’s for my next wedge set!

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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8 hours ago, Erin B said:

Great intro!

 

8 hours ago, Josh Parker said:

Nice WITB!  Photos are great and I like all the Sub70 gear!  

 

7 hours ago, rkj427 said:

Great WITB and "Formal" introduction @jbern.

Awesome attention to detail, and great explanations of why the clubs currently are in play for you!

 

 

7 hours ago, GolfSpy_KFT said:

@jbern stellar WITB post! Love those 659 CBs and they are in strong consideration for me when I eventually make a move out of my current irons a few seasons down the road. 

Thanks everyone! It was fun to put together and I appreciate the support!

WITB (link to detailed post here):

Driver:  Cobragolflogo.png.602fb363b272aeca0ae57ab591da02de.png LTDx 9* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_15px.png.86858562876473681822bdce0336ecd4.png 3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png 5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.e8b8454bf242754d2326ecb0a719cd30.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges:   Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png 286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter:  Sub70.png.5f7ea5565c2690f7d237f327e2e5238a.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here | LABLogo_25px.png.d348c70a35f07dfed1742feb45210a2f.png DF3 OFFICIAL MEMBER REVIEW HERE

Ball:   Vice_logo.png.282566e7be35424dbb3a5d3359e6385f.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_15px.png.137df4bf59bf3628d99abc6ca08fd43f.png Tour S

Pushcart:  clicgear_logo.png.5569d627daa35e79384784c8a4e886f4.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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