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ClubTest 2015: Adams Tight Lies Ti Fairway Woods

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

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.

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Adams Tight Lies Ti Fairway Wood

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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