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On the Range: Adams Tight Lies Ti Fairway Woods
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Adams Tight Lies Ti Fairway Woods

Category: Better-Player Fairway Woods
Price: $250
WE TESTED:
3 (15°), 5 (18°) with Mitsubishi Bassara graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The Ti’s 75-gram tungsten–stainless steel sole plate helps give it the lowest, deepest CG of any Adams fairway wood.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: Easy to pick off tough lies and power through rough; produces a nice medium-high trajectory from both the tee and fairway; if you’ve got the game, it’s relatively easy to shape shots in either direction.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Tight Lies Ti is one of the highest-rated models in this category; the entire face seems to qualify as the sweet spot; shots don’t fall far off line, even on slight misses; some of the straightest woods in the test.
DISTANCE: Among the longest models; clearly longer than many testers’ regular 3-woods; very deep off the tee, and guys can pummel it from the fairway, too.
FEEL: A favorite; big snap and pop when you hit it on the screws; there’s just the right amount of vibration to tell you when you hit it well; comfortable weight and lots of stability through the turf.
LOOK: Alignment grooves are highly visible and helpful at address; compact shape fits nicely behind the ball when you’ve got a tough lie; pleasant package highlighted by the matte black finish.

Adams Tight Lies Ti Fairway Wood
Courtesy of Adams

CONS

Some guys complain that the low-profile head isn’t ideal off the tee; doesn’t create as much roll out as one or two panelists would like; a few testers want the option of adjustable loft in a fairway wood.

BOTTOM LINE: The Adams Tight Lies Ti is one of the top-ranked woods tested. It’s an excellent all-around performer that provides plenty of distance and forgiveness.

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

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