Sub 70 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron Review

2023

Sub 70 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron Review

88 overall

The Bottom Line

Sub 70 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron places 2nd overall in our best driving irons 2023 test. 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron displays reliability and consistency across our three primary scoring metrics. It isn't the best at one specific area, however, it performs above average for accuracy and distance, which are the two scoring metrics weighted the most.

Pros

Sub 70 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron finishes in the top 6 across all three scoring metrics. Its best finish is in the distance category where it places 4th overall. With its overall performance, 688 Pro V2 Utility Iron claims the best value award for our best driving irons 2023 test.

Cons

Our testing pool did not rank Sub 70 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron highly for subjective feedback categories. These catagories are looks, sound, feel, and likelihood of purchase. It places below average for each of these four categories.

Awards

Runner Up; Best Value

Who’s it For

For the value, it is difficult to beat Sub 70 699 Pro V2 Utility Iron. It offers a great blend of distance, accuracy, and forgiveness for a driving iron. Again, slower swinging golfers may want to avoid driving irons in general. However, if you are a more skilled, higher swing speed golfer, 699 Pro V2 Utility is worth your consideration.

img Distance

  • rank
    4th

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.

Testing Pool

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Rankings

img Accuracy

  • rank
    5th

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.

Testing Pool

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Rankings

img Forgiveness

  • rank
    6th

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
    7th

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.

Testing Pool

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Rankings

img Fairways Hit

  • rank
    7th

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.

Testing Pool

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Rankings

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specs & details

132.9

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).

3020.4

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.

225.1

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.

210.6

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.

2712.6

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.

11

Launch Angle

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

22.4

Apex

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

33.3

Descent

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

13.1

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.

79

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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