Friday, September 18, 2009

From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, March 2010)

Category: Game-Improvement Irons
We tested: 3-4 hybrid with UST Mamiya Proforce AXIVCore graphite shaft, 5-iron to PW with True Temper Performance Lite steel shaft

Company line: "The hybrids (3-4) have 41 grams of external rear weight to increase launch angle and spin; trans hybrid (5) has a hollow head with 13 percent thinner face to increase distance; cavity-back irons (6-PW) have a dual cavity."

Our Testers say:
PROS: The hybrids immediately bolster overall performance; firm, crisp irons and lively hybrids send precise info; repeatable distance on solid hits; for some, measurable gains in carry distance; medium-high flight; shots generally go straight but can be worked; hybrids deliver from the tee, fairway or rough.

CONS: Perceived weight difference between steel-shafted irons and graphite-shafted hybrids takes getting used to; the ball can feel a little too jumpy with hybrids; a few experience larger-than-normal distance gap between 5-iron and 4-hybrid.

$499, steel; $599, graphite

Tell us what you think of the Adams Idea a7 Irons in the comments area at the bottom of this page.

From Golf Magazine (November 2009)
The company's forte is a smooth integration between hybrids and scoring clubs. The Idea a7 delivers two hybrids (in place of 3- and 4-irons), a transition club (hollow-headed 5-hybrid) and cavity-back irons (6-iron to PW). Hybrid updates include a sleeker look (the boxy shape is gone), more sole camber and a 41-gram backweight for added forgiveness and easier launch.

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