Adams Idea Black CB2 Irons
From Golf Magazine (April 2011)
Category: Game-Improvement Irons
We tested: 4-GW with Matrix Studio 84 graphite shaft; 4-PW with FST KBS Tour 90 steel shaft; 4-GW with Rifle Project X steel shaft
Key Technologies: A design called "Dual Perimeter Weighting" (weight pads in the heel and toe) shifts mass to the club's perimeter. The cavity construction absorbs impact vibration for improved feel and sound. Its progressive offset design leads to higher launch in long irons.
OUR TESTERS SAY: Among the top-rated irons. Best in class for feel, high marks for looks.
PLAYABILITY: Mid-width, cambered sole resists fat shots and is solid off tight lies; more than enough playability for all but scratch players.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Short irons seek the pin; most testers find that these are more forgiving than they appear—mis-hits receive more distance help than expected.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Above-average; off-center hits produce acceptable length.
FEEL: Clubhead crushes the ball and gives a nice sense of compression at impact; crisp and pure on center hits.
LOOK: The profile says player's club but its overall size says "I'm friendly"; classy black finish hides glare.
A few testers want more in terms of limiting directional misses; not enough game-improvement help for lesser-skilled mid-handicappers.
$799, steel; $999, graphite