ClubTest 2006: Hybrids

ClubTest
Fred Vuich
Adams Idea a2
$169, steel; $199 graphite; adamsgolf.com

WE TESTED: 2(18)°, 3 (20°), 4 (23°) with Aldila NV graphite shaft

THE COMPANY LINE "A low center of gravity, higher moment of inertia and less spin than conventional hybrids deliver ideal launch conditions and playability for mid to high swing speeds."

OUR TESTERS SAID
Pros
  • "They aimed like irons but advanced it much farther."—Victor DeMarco (handicap 12)
  • "Nimble in all situations—these plow through the heavy stuff and send the ball at the target as if it were on the fairway."—Barry Fasenmyer (6)
  • "You can shape shots."—Doug Lair (10)
  • "Its balance allowed me to hit high or low, draws or fades."—Charles Neivert (2)
  • "The a2 is a golden replacement for my 4-iron."—C.J. Bush (19)
  • Cons
  • "A true players' hybrid. I need more forgiveness—it hides a little bit but don't come here looking for absolution."—Robert Record (16)
  • "Looks like a UFO, but sounds like a Louisville Slugger."—Chad Johnson (8)
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