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New Adams DHY “driving hybrid” spotted

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Check out the two new hybrids we spotted on the range at the Arnold Palmer Invitation — the Adams new DHY or “Driving Hybrid” and Super 9031 Proto Hybrid.

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The DHY is a new shape for Adams, combining the look of a driving iron with the bulge-and-roll face construction that is used on the company’s hybrids. The company also engineered a slot in the sole in the DHY that it has used on its hybrids, fairway woods and drivers to increase forgiveness and ball speed.

The Super 9031 Proto Hybrid is a slimmer version of the company’s Super S and Super LS Hybrids, with a narrower sole and more angular toe. It’s reminiscent of Adams’ Pro Black hybrids, but includes a slot in the sole and crown of the club that should boost forgiveness and distance.

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According to Adams reps, Jeff Overton has been testing the DHY and Super 9031 Proto hybrids, preferring the DHY when he wants to hit low shots with more roll and the Super 9031 Proto hybrid when he wants to hit higher shots that land softer. We also spotted Charlie Beljan testing the Super 9031 Proto hybrid.

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  1. Michael Benjamin

    Jul 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Hit the 18 and 21… HOT. these are great. they are not ugly and severely offset like the majority of hybrids… they are more iron than hybrid. they are very svelte. don’t have to worry about hooking it. I hit the 18 DHY about 10 yards farther than my 18 Sonartech 5-wood. not going to give up my 5 wood though.

  2. Augustine

    Jul 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Hit this at Golftown and wow – very hot off the face even when I wasn’t swinging that hard. That’s great knowing I don’t need to go after it to launch the ball, just put in a nice controlled swing and the club does the work for you.. The Matrix White Tie HX3 feels nice and balanced with this club.

    I’m probably going to replace my 3-iron with a 21* and kick my Fourteen HI610h out of the bag!

    • Jack

      Feb 24, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      Shot in the dark… do you still have that 610h laying around?

  3. Metrybill

    Apr 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    The Adams DHY hybrid. This has been done before, but non-conforming as I recall. A hybrid with bulge and roll. Brilliant. Even better with minimum, FWD low offset or onset.

    I am not remotely interested in white or silver anything. Black looks confidant, intimidating and aggressive. White looks uninteresting, boring, non-plus, comfortable, unaccomplished and needy.

    • metrybill

      Jun 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      yes; hybrid-iron, with bulge and roll, low offset, slightly longer shaft. I like the idea. Let’s see how it performs, rough 1st and then fairway. This could be my 4-ron, one club only. metrybill

  4. Mike

    Apr 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    DHY club goes in my bag. A beauty. If I can’t play it I will just look at it sitting nicely.

  5. Michael B

    Apr 7, 2013 at 7:09 am

    The DHY looks like a black version of the old Controller iron even down to the “Roll and Bulge”. It’s true, everything old is new again…

  6. jamie d

    Mar 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    i work at a golf store and my boss was telling me about some new adams driving hybrids that were smaller then the pro black… i guess these are it. i think he said they come out on april 1st for sale to the public

  7. Mike B.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Boy are these nice looking clubs! The M.O.I. of the DHY must be sky high with the huge tungsten heel and toe weights behind the face.
    The Proto looks like a more hybrid/less fairway look than the Super S. Looking forward to trying these when they become available. Kudos to Adam’s styling department on both these clubs.

  8. J

    Mar 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    DHY… 21* and 24* please.

  9. Dustin Browning

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I sure hope these are going to be released for the public to purchase at some later date.

  10. Ben

    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Uh, I want one of the DHY driving hybrids.

  11. moses

    Mar 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I love this place.
    A redux of previous models with the channel on the bottom. They probably have the super hot faces of the XTD heads. Adams makes the best hybrids imo. I have the Peanut and Super XTD Hybrid in my bag.

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Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
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Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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