Carolina Golfer 2, on May 13 2009, 03:29 PM, said:
Anymore feedback from anyone on these? I have a buddy who just picked a set up within the last month, I hit a few with his 7 iron and they were very sweet feeling and went dead straight. If I hadn't just invested in new shafts for my CG Reds.....
I have now played many rounds with the Adams A4 Irons and can honestly say that I have never played better. I have always been relatively decent with my irons, but had recently developed a hook with even my Wedge and 9 iron. The fitting process for the A4's gave me a set that completely eliminated the unwanted hook that I seemed to exhibit with my old set of PING G5's.
In retrospect, I do believe that the G5's were to upright for me due to a faulty fitting at the Metrodome during the seasonal Golf Show. My point with that statement is that I don't think that the PING's themselves were the trouble, just the 3-degree upright set-up that was prescribed for me after a few Mid-Winter piss-poor swings that I made immediately after spending 15 minutes with the GOLFTEC dude! I don't really think that 3 or 4 swings on a "strike plate" is going to give you the entire answer.
The A4's are very soft and go nowhere but straight. They seem to work better when I swing at about 80% power than when I ramp up and go after it. (Note to self: Swing 80%!) I have played many rounds with ONLY the irons and the Hybrids, leaving the driver and 3 wood in the trunk. This allowed me to see what the irons could do for me. My attitude whilst standing over these irons is diametrically opposite to the attitude that I had when hitting the PING's. I now think of what I want to do with the shot as opposed to hoping that I will be able to find it after I hit it!
As for the hybrids, I secured the Adams Pro Gold hybrids so that I had less offset that would allow me to fight that hook that seem to put on everything. I hit the hybrids that came with the set and they were just fine, but I merely felt that I needed everything that I could get to combat that left-to-left tendency that I exhibit with my swing. I can really only say one thing about the hybrids.....Spectacular! They go right where I aim them and are very long. That might be the only complaint that I have with the whole set-up......the gap in distance between the A4 5-Iron and the A4 Hybrid #4 is a bit large. The 5 iron is realtively normal in distance whereby I can smoke the 4 Hybrid about 215 yards. 185 yard 5 iron and a 215 yard 4.....Big gap there. This is something that I am will to live with as I am slowly learning the distances on each of the clubs and am certain that I will be able to "throttle-back" on the hybrid or "amp up" the 5 iron to get that 200 yard distance covered. (Although, "amping up" is usually not a great idea, I have found!)
Certainly, since I still have to use a driver off of the tee, these clubs have not turned me into any Tiger Woods, but they have given me a club that will go right where I aim them and, when I mis-hit them, which I do many times a round, gives me a nice bit of forgiveness that keeps the ball at least in the vicinity of the green. The confidence that I have been given by these clubs is allowing me to make some shots that I probably would not have even tried with some other clubs that I have owned.
All in all, a very solid set of clubs that will remain in my bag for a long time!