Sub 70 659 TC Irons Review

2023

Sub 70 659 TC Irons Review

81 overall

The Bottom Line

Sub 70 659 TC also disappoints from an overall performance standpoint. It places 11th and much like Sub 70 659 CB, scores well for distance. However, it also produces subpar performance in accuracy and forgiveness. It is arguably one of the best value player's iron options on the market. However, there are some that outperform the 659 TC. We recommend you go through a fitting with any iron you're in the market for, especially the Sub 70 659 TC.

Pros

Sub 70 659 TC displays distance potential. Ranking 6th for distance, 659 TC possesses the distance to compete with other player's irons that excel with distance. Again, if your main priority is distance with a player's iron, give Sub 70 659 TC a closer look.

Cons

Despite offering distance potential, Sub 70 659 TC lacks consistency in terms of accuracy and forgiveness. Overall, it performs better than its counterpart, Sub 70 659 CB. However, it is still towards the bottom for both scoring categories compared to the rest of the field. It also ranks towards the bottom for feel, looks, and sound.

About the Sub 70 659 TC Irons

The Sub 70 659 Tour Cavity (TC) Iron is designed to bridge the gap between the 659 CB (Cavity Back) and 659 MB (Muscle Back) irons. It offers a perfect combination of performance attributes for players looking for a standalone iron or a custom combo set. The 659 TC Irons are aimed at providing a balance between precision, forgiveness, and shot-making abilities.

Sub 70 659 TC Irons Technology and Features

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons are forged and milled from a single billet of DT-4 steel, which provides a soft and buttery feel on contact. This material allows for excellent feedback, helping low to mid-handicap players improve their consistency of swing and strike. The sole design and weighting of the 659 TC Irons contribute to its forgiveness while still enabling skilled players to execute various shots on demand.

Sub 70 659 TC Irons Performance

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons have been designed to offer optimal launch and spin characteristics. It ranks 6th in distance among player’s irons, displaying the ability to compete with other distance-focused irons. Although distance is a crucial factor, the 659 TC Irons emphasize control and playability, making them suitable for a broad range of golfers.

The 659 TC Irons provide excellent workability, allowing skilled players to execute different types of shots. The combination of DT-4 steel construction, sole design, and weighting enables players to shape shots and adjust trajectory.

Forgiveness is a vital attribute of the Sub 70 659 TC Irons. They are designed to balance precision and forgiveness, making them suitable for low to mid-handicap players. The sole design and weighting contribute to the irons’ ability to offer forgiveness without sacrificing workability.

Insights from Most Wanted testing

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons have been tested extensively, providing valuable insights into their performance. In the Most Wanted testing, the 659 TC ranked 11th overall, scoring well for distance but displaying subpar performance in accuracy and forgiveness. In these areas, the 659 TC outperforms its counterpart, the 659 CB.

MyGolfSpy Test Scores

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons ranked 6th for distance in the MyGolfSpy Test Scores. This demonstrates the irons’ ability to compete with other player’s irons in terms of distance performance.

While the 659 TC Irons offer distance potential, they need more consistency in accuracy, ranking towards the bottom of the field in this scoring category. However, compared to the 659 CB, the 659 TC Irons display a better accuracy performance.

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons rank towards the bottom in forgiveness compared to other player’s irons. Despite this, their forgiveness is still better than the 659 CB. Golfers should consider their individual needs and preferences when evaluating the importance of forgiveness in their iron selection.

The 659 TC Irons generate competitive ball speeds, adding to their distance potential. This is crucial for players looking to maximize their distance capabilities with a player’s iron.

Looks, Sound, and Feel

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons rank towards the bottom regarding looks, sound, and feel compared to other players’ irons. However, the DT-4 steel construction does provide a soft, buttery feel on contact. The 659 TC Irons are available in three finishes: raw, black, and satin. Each finish offers unique aesthetic and performance benefits.

Sub 70 659 TC Irons Who it’s For?

The Sub 70 659 TC Irons cater to low to mid-handicap players looking for precision, forgiveness, and shot-making abilities. The irons bridge the 659 CB and 659 MB, making them suitable for players seeking a standalone iron or a custom combo set.

The 659 TC Irons can benefit players who prioritize distance in their player’s irons while still desiring some forgiveness and workability. They can also assist golfers looking for a custom combo set to fine-tune their iron selection and optimize performance.

Golfers who prioritize accuracy and forgiveness above all else may want to explore other iron options, as the Sub 70 659 TC Irons rank towards the bottom in these scoring categories.

Specs & Pricing

The stock 7-iron loft for the Sub 70 659 TC Irons is 32°. They are available in both .355″ taper and .370″ parallel shaft tip diameters, offering various shaft options for customization.

For pricing information and available options, please visit Sub 70’s website or contact their customer service team.

FAQs

Q: What is the main difference between the Sub 70 659 TC, CB, and MB irons?

The 659 TC Irons are designed to bridge the gap between the CB and MB irons, offering a balance of precision, forgiveness, and workability.

Q: Are custom shaft options available for the Sub 70 659 TC Irons?

Yes, the 659 TC Irons are available in both .355″ taper and .370″ parallel shaft tip diameters, providing a wide range of customized shaft options.

 Q: How do the Sub 70 659 TC Irons compare to other player’s irons regarding distance, accuracy, and forgiveness?

The 659 TC Irons rank 6th in distance and perform better than the 659 CB in accuracy and forgiveness. However, they rank towards the bottom in these categories compared to other player’s irons on the market.

Q: Are the Sub 70 659 TC Irons suitable for high-handicap players?

The 659 TC Irons are primarily geared towards low to mid-handicap players. High-handicap players may prefer irons with more emphasis on forgiveness and accuracy.

Q: How do the different finishes (raw, black, and satin) affect the performance of the Sub 70 659 TC Irons?

The different finishes offer unique aesthetic benefits and may affect glare and distractions on the course. The raw finish will develop a patina over time, while the black and satin finishes provide a clean, distinct look.

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Sub 70 659 Irons (MB, TC and CB)

img Distance

  • rank
    6th

How is distance measured?

Taking into account total distance and carry distance, our distance scoring is a metric ultimately telling you the total yards achieved by the club.

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Rankings

img Accuracy

  • rank
    11th

What is accuracy?

Accuracy evaluates if a player’s shots with each club are above or below what’s expected based on that player’s skill level. By eliminating variables in player ability, accuracy determines how well the club improves a player’s overall score.

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Rankings

img Forgiveness

  • rank
    9th

How is forgiveness tested?

Forgiveness measures how well a club corrects for hits that are center or off center off the face of the club. A high forgiveness rating tells you that a club does well at maintaining consistency in performance when your swing fluctuates.

Testing Pool

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Rankings

img Ball Speed

  • rank
    6th

How is ball speed tested?

Ball speed measures how fast the ball is traveling off the face of the club. We eliminate variables like player swing speed or ability, so you can compare ball speeds off the face as affected by the club, not the player.

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Rankings

img Fairways Hit

  • rank
    10th

What is fairways hit?

We evaluate the percentage of shots that hit the fairway compared to shots in the rough. This shows the accuracy of a club, with a higher percentage earning a higher accuracy rating.

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Rankings

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specs & details

122.7

Ball Speed

The speed at which the golf ball travels after being struck by the golf club. It is usually measured in miles per hour (mph).

1139.2

Shot Area

Shot Area is a measure of downrage dispersion. The displayed value is the area of an ellipse (measured in yards2) in which 90% of future shots would be expected to fall.

195

Total Distance

The total distance the golf ball travels from the point of impact with the clubface to the point where it stops, including both carry distance and any additional roll after the ball lands.

184.7

Carry

The distance the golf ball travels through the air from the point of impact with the clubface to the point where it first touches the ground. Carry distance does not include any additional roll after the ball lands.

3673.8

Spin

The amount of backspin or topspin on the golf ball after the club strikes it. Spin can affect how the ball travels through the air and how it behaves when it lands.

14

Launch Angle

The angle at which the golf ball leaves the clubface after being struck. This is typically measured in degrees.

24.8

Apex

The highest point in the golf ball's trajectory after the club strikes it. This is typically measured in feet above the ground.

38.6

Descent

The angle at which the golf ball descends from the apex of its trajectory to the ground. This is typically measured in degrees.

10

Yards From Center

This refers to the distance that a golf shot travels from the center of the fairway. It is often used to measure accuracy, with shots closer to the center considered more accurate.

89.5

Fairway

Refers to the percentage of times a golfer successfully lands their tee shot on the fairway. It is often used as a measure of accuracy.

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