From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's For: Average Joes
Tim Reed, VP of R&D: "Our goal is to take the best attributes from our previous Hybrid fairway woods and develop a club that provides more playability from all types of lies and conditions. We achieve this by optimizing the mass properties and utilizing a more cambered sole that helps to cut through turf."
How it Works: The premise is to combine hybrid-like versatility with fairway-wood distance under one roof. The club's "hybrid-like" head properties improve MOI and create lower spin for increased distance. (The "Boxer" head shape delivers 12 percent higher MOI than standard fairway woods.) The aerodynamic design enables you to swing faster, too. Added sole camber (heel to toe) makes it playable from almost any lie.
The Speedline Draw Hybrid-fairway wood starts with the same basic principles. "Then we increase inertia around the hosel for better stability and move the CG farther back to get the ball in the air," adds Reed.
$179, graphite, adamsgolf.com