Adams Idea Tech a4 Hybrid
From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: Better players
Michael Vrska, Director of product development: "We created a world-class product that will appeal to a wide range of players, including the game's best. We spared nothing in designing it, and our expertise in hybrid technology is evident the first time you hit it."
How it works: The forgiving "Boxer" head (MOI is 2,880 g x cm2, 18 percent higher than Idea Pro Gold) helps misses hug the target. Plenty of back weight gets shots airborne with ease. A lively maraging steel face boosts ball speed. The 7-gram steel screw helps fitters handle shaft-weight differences in Tour models and custom orders. Comes in Matrix Ozik Altus graphite (lower flight) or MRC JavlnFx (higher flight).
Idea Tech a4 hybrids (19° and 22°) form a lovely package with Idea Tech a4 irons (5-PW). "The development process for the irons started on Tour. Then we added forgiveness characteristics to make them the right choice for a wide range of players," says Vrska. The forged cavity-backs have a rear "stabilizer bar" to minimize impact vibration. Four mini-cavities enhance forgiveness and lower the club's CG.
$169, graphite adamsgolf.com