Adams Idea Pro Black CB1 Irons
From Golf Magazine (April 2011)
Category: Tour Irons
We tested: 4-GW with Project X Flighted Rifle steel shaft
Key Technologies: Forged 8620 carbon steel head provides sweet feel and feedback. The milled cavity with precise center of gravity location generates a boring ball flight. The beveled trailing edge limits turf drag and contributes to added workability.
OUR TESTERS SAY: One of the top irons tested. This eye-catching club delivers the goods in various course conditions.
PLAYABILITY: Testers repeatedly speak of an ability to "see your shot, hit your shot" with CB1; many testers find longer irons comfortable to control from a trajectory perspective and experience pinpoint control on the scoring clubs.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Testers take dead aim since solid strikes fly in tight clusters.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Solid, repeatable distance from club to club; some testers pick up one-half club.
FEEL: Very stable feel at impact with a flush sensation; some applaud the "hot" feel off the clubface.
LOOK: Small, gunmetal clubhead is a cinch to set up.
Lacks tremendous distance forgiveness on misses; a few testers find it difficult to keep long irons in the air.
From The Shop blog (April, 2010):
For years, Adams Golf has quietly been making hybrid clubs enjoyed by some of golf's best players. Anthony Kim, Vijay Singh, and Jim Furyk, as well as other top pros, have all used one in recent years.
Now, with the release of the Idea Pro Black CB1s, Adams is hoping that accomplished players will also consider look to it for irons too.
Forged from 8620 carbon steel, the Pro Black CB1 irons have subtle perimeter weighting, but a thin topline and sole, which should be pleasing to the eye of golfers who like to shape the ball around the course.
In a release, Chip Brewer, CEO and President of Adams Golf, said:
"Originally developed exclusively for our professional staff players like Tom Watson, the overwhelmingly positive comments about the feel and performance of the CB1s from the tour inevitably led us to make this set an integral part of the successful Idea family of irons. This stealth-looking set has already received high marks from golf enthusiasts plugged into the online community so we look forward to bringing the CB1s to low-handicap golfers everywhere who appreciate the control and workability of this forged set of irons."
The standard set of CB1s will come with eight clubs (4-GW) and all will have grooves that conform to the new USGA standard for competition. Players can choose between two stock shaft options, Rifle Project X Flighted or Mitsubishi Rayon Javin FX i95 graphite shafts.
$799, steel; $999, graphite