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ClubTest 2015: Adams Tight Lies Fairway Woods

On the Range: Adams Tight Lies Fairway Woods
ClubTesters talk about one of their favorite new clubs of the year, the Adams Tight Lies fairway wood.

Adams Tight Lies Fairway Woods

 

Category: Game-Improvement Fairway Woods
Price: $200
WE TESTED:
19°, 22° with UST Mamiya Elements Chrome graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Redesigned slots along the sole and crown efficiently distribute flex across the face.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: The Tight Lies is versatile and easy to hit from a variety of lies; smallish, low-profile head with cambered sole cuts through rough and leads to smooth contact; sends the ball consistently straight, with a medium trajectory and good roll out.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Does a good job of minimizing sidespin to keep the ball on target; Tight Lies woods are relatively accurate from difficult lies.
DISTANCE: Wonderfully consistent length from tee to fairway and off good lies or poor; mis-hits are punished only slightly; pretty good overall distance.
FEEL: Nicely weighted, with a head-heavy feel; clubhead moves smoothly through the swing and remains stable through the ball; face imparts a responsive, soft feel at impact, with off-center hits providing just enough feedback.
LOOK: Tight Lies woods look like clubs that you can really launch out of the thick stuff; compact, low-profile clubhead and matte black finish boost confidence; speed slot on the crown blends into the design, a notable improvement over previous models.

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Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood

CONS

 

For a few guys, these woods don’t offer enough help; some testers find the smaller head a bit intimidating and would prefer an alignment aid on the crown; less workable than some models in the test.

BOTTOM LINE: The Tight Lies woods provide a good combination of feel, forgiveness and consistent length. Testers like the performance off the tee and from trouble lies.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood

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