GOLF Magazine Clubtest 2008: Max Game-Improvement Irons
GOLF Magazine asked a group of golfers just like you who have a handicap between 15 and 23 to rate and review the newest maximum game-improvement irons. See which they like the best.
Adams Idea a3 OS
$599, steel; $699, graphite
We tested: 3-PW in Grafalloy ProLaunch Platinum graphite shaft. Shaft length/loft (6-iron): 38.25"/28°
Company line: Our hybrids (3, 4 and 5) have 'Boxer' technology, which results in high MOI for more forgiveness and a straighter and longer ball flight. Iron-like hybrids (6- to 8-iron) have more weight low and back for high-launching, easy-to-hit approach shots."
Our Test Panel Says:
PROS: These deliver high, straight shots with great consistency; hybrids are extra-long off the tee; stable and well balanced throughout the swing; shots hold their desired line; no harsh feedback to speak of; meaty clubhead is clearly noticeable throughout the swing; reliable distances from fairway and rough.
CONS: Testers find that executing delicate chips with the big clubhead can be a challenge; little feel on chips, impact is heard rather than felt; the different colors and contours can be distracting.
"Very good distance forgiveness on toe or heel hits." Peter Kraus (20)
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