It makes sense for me to have on in my bag… I’m high launch, high spin, high swing speed.
I play a 22 degree sub70 699. It replaces a 4 iron. It carries around 220, which is a distance I don’t see often into greens. I’m fine hitting it into greens as it will mostly hit and stop.
It’s actually matched shaft wise to my hybrid.
Overall it’s more a direct replacement for a four iron than anything else… I use it as a tee club when I need a low stinger, a shot I can’t hit with my hybrid… I use it for punch shots and generic rescue shots.
The best shot I’ve hit with it thus far was a big fade around a tree out of the rough… I was about 220 out and just wanted to get as close as possible. The club was a perfect match for the shot.
The hybrid wouldn’t have worked out of the lie I was in and my driving iron has a little more forgiveness than my five iron.
I guess at the end of the day, I have the necessary profile to hit a driving iron. Rather than carry a second hybrid or regular four iron, I added it to the bag to give me another option at the top of the bag. It’s a niche situation for sure, but I needed a four and five iron to fill out my bag and figured some variety would be good.