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ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons

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Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons

(Written By: GolfSpy T) When our contact at Adams dropped me a message to let me know we had some demos of the new Idea Black CB3 irons on the way I jumped to the conclusion that they would fall between the MB2s and the Idea Pro a12s the Adams lineup. Even after unpacking the irons it didn’t occur to me to double-check those initial impressions. Hell…even when I was going back and forth with TaylorMade discussing what their acquisition of Adams would mean for the better player irons in the Adams lineup; I actually used the Adams CB3 as an example.

Fortunately, before I got golf balls deep into this review I decided to get confirmation on the placement of the irons from Adams. It turns out I was wrong. They fooled me, Jerry!

The reality of the situation is that within the current Adams lineup the Idea Black CB3 falls between the Idea Pro a12 (what I call a transitional iron), and the SGI Idea a12 OS (most definitely super (duper) game-improvement. Sure…if I had initially taken the time to look the CB3′s over, I would have been able to piece it all together, but at a quick glance, it was an easy mistake to make. As you’ll learn time and time again throughout the course of this review, while the Idea Pro Black CB3 might qualify as a game-improvement iron, it barely looks the part, and that perhaps is what makes it so damn appealing.

The Marketing Angle

Adams is billing the Idea Black CB3 Irons as having Better Looks, Better Feel, and Better Playability. Here’s the short story of what makes that possible:

  • Forged 8620 carbon steel – triple milled (cavity, face and grooves)
  • Black Ni/Cr PVD finish with a glass beaded face to produce an exceptional look at address.
  • Engineered with progressive sole widths that allow for easier to hit long irons and deadly accurate scoring clubs.
  • Scoring clubs designed with improved bounce and camber to reduce turf interaction for more workability and control.

How We Tested

To find out more about how we test our irons: CLICK HERE

Radius-Based Scoring

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Our test sets included 4-GW with KBS Tour 90 shafts in both stiff and regular flex.

PERFORMANCE SCORING

Short Iron Performance

While not quite the 44° model we saw withe the Wilson Ci11 irons we tested, for the CB3, Adams too has gone with a strongly lofted pitching wedge. Of course, strongly lofted is a matter of opinion, and for better or worse, 45° is quickly becoming standard for game improvement sets as the 3-iron disappears, and the gap wedge ingrains itself as fixture in the modern iron set. As you might expect, shafts too have been lengthened (again, compared to a traditional pitching wedge), with the PW playing at standard 9-iron length, and the gap wedge measuring standard for most pitching wedges. All of this makes perfect sense. When you factor in loft and length, the pitching wedge is basically a 9-iron anyway.

Would anybody be surprised if I told you that most of our testers found the entire set 1 or more clubs longer than what many have in their bags right now?

Looking at the actual data we found that our testers missed the pin by an average of 26.57 feet. That’s within our average range, and is perhaps higher than it might otherwise have been. One simply didn’t hit the CB3s well across the board. The 2nd normally plays irons bent 2° flat, so that certain could also impact accuracy (we’ll be moving to more of a custom fit model for testing, which should help mitigate these sorts of fitting issues).

When we adjust the average by removing our least accurate tester from the equation, distance from the pin improves to 23.43 feet, placing the CB3 right in the middle of all the irons we’ve tested under the new system.

As you can see from the chart, misses tended to favor the left side. Perhaps most surprising is that more of the misses to that side fell short. Generally speaking golfers will miss short right and long left.

Looking simply at our tester’s ability to hit the short irons straight, we see that our testers missed the center of the target line by an average of 19.03 feet. When we adjust the average, accuracy improves to 15.88 feet, which suggests our testers weren’t quite as straight as they’ve been with some of the other irons we’ve tested.

When we look at our testers ability to reach the target distance (regardless of left/right orientation), we see that our golfers missed the distance by an average of 14.95 feet. With the least consistent tester removed, distance control improves to 13.93 feet, which is above average for the irons we’ve tested to date.

Finally, when we look more closely for birdie opportunities we find that our group of testers as a whole managed 6 shots (from (3 different testers) inside of 10 feet. Bumped out to 15 feet, the number of birdie opportunities jump to 15.

In general we saw some bigger misses than we generally see with short irons, and that may be due to the CB3s very un-game-improvement take on game-improvement, however, the best shots were also generally tighter to the pin than we normally see from clubs in this category.

Short Iron Performance Score 89.39

Middle Iron Performance

With middle irons (defined in this test as 6-8 irons), our testers missed the pin by an average of 29.54 feet. As it always does, the average improved to 27.60 feet when our least accurate tester was removed. While it’s not a stellar number, it’s squarely middle of the pack for the irons tested to date.

Looking at our golfer’s ability to hit the ball straight, we find that our testers missed the center line by an average of 19.76 feet. When we eliminate the golfer least able to avoid spraying like a graffiti artist crystal meth, left/right dispersion improves to 17.98 feet.

Distance control played out similarly to left/right accuracy with our testers missing the distance by an average of 18.27 feet. With our least consistent golfer eliminated, the adjust average improves to 17.36 feet.

Looking at what matters most (legitimate birdie opportunities), we find that our testers were able to place 10 shots (at least one from all 6 testers) inside of 15 feet. If we’re feeling good about our putting and define birdie range as 20 feet, the overall number of reasonable one-putt chances increases to 17.

Middle Iron Performance Score: 91.58

Long Iron Performance

Not surprisingly, the majority of our long irons shots with the Adams Idea Black CB3 landed short and right of the target line (a fact in which played a substantial role in its creation).

On average our testers missed the pin by an average of 44.15 feet. With our least accurate tester removed, the group average improves to 39.59 feet, which like most of the accuracy numbers our testers posted for the CB3, is squarely in the middle of the pack.

Looking at proximity to the center line, we see that our testers missed the mark by an average of 33.91 feet, and 28.31 feet adjusted.

Looking at our tester’s ability to get the distance, we find that our testers missed their target distance by an average of 20.65 feet. When the least consistent tester is removed, accuracy improves to 17.89 feet, which makes the Adams Idea Black CB3 (as of the time of this writing) #1 overall for long iron distance control.

Looking at birdie chances (inside 20 feet) we find only 5 shots from 3 different testers. If we’re feeling generous and bump the distance out to 25 feet, the number of one-putt opportunities increases to 13.

Long Iron Performance Score: 89.99

Performance Notes

Overall the Adams Idea Black CB3 proved to be a very solid game-improvement iron. This is one of those cases where I feel like the scores came back a bit lower than what I personally think the iron is capable of producing. Given that we had two first time testers, and one of our other testers clearly didn’t have his absolute best stuff, it’s reasonable to think there may be a few more points out there, but lines must be drawn, and this is that.

MGS OVERALL PERFORMANCE SCORE: 90.31

The Interactive Data

The charts below show the individual and group averages (black dotted line) for each shot our golfers took during our test of the Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons. You can click on each of 3 tabs (Adams CB3 – Short Irons, Adams CB3 – Mid Irons, Adams CB – Long Irons) you can see where each shot came to rest on our virtual driving range, and the raw data (averages) for each of our testers. Hovering over any point will give you all the details of that particular shot. You can use the filters on the right-hand side to show and hide individual golfer based on handicap and proximity to the pin. At your whimsy you can drag the Distance from Hole slider around to show you how many shots fell within the area you specify.

SUBJECTIVE SCORING

Looks

What really stands out to me is what ultimately could be the downfall of the CB3 in the marketplace. The damn thing doesn’t really look like a game-improvement iron. In many respects, the CB3 is simply a larger, potentially more forgiving version of the Pro a12 iron. The entire iron is basically done in gray scale; from the black nickel PVD finish, to the silver badge to the black ABS frame. It’s an absolutely beautiful game improvement iron, but the total lack of color (save the red on the KBS label) might turn off some GI guys who are accustomed to more than a splash of color in their irons.

While the topline is thick, it’s not intrusive (or offensive). Yes, soles are wider, but certainly narrower than what we see  in most game-improvement designs (which suggests the CB3 might not be solidly in the GI category). There is a generous amount of offset, but the guys at Adams did a pretty solid job of blending it such that the hosel doesn’t look like its sitting well in front of the face.

While not as compact as a player’s cavity-back, the face is relatively compact, though is certainly taller than what I have in my bag now. The bottom line is that game-improvement designs have developed a bit of a reputation for being “shovels”. If you’re a fan of shovels, the CB3 may not be for you.

“The looks…reminded me of Titleist irons” – Lou Y. (how often do you hear that about a GI club?)

One other noteworthy aspect of the looks of the Adams CB3 irons, is the inclusion of what Adams calls progressive sole widths. Essentially, as the clubs get longer the soles get wider. Interestingly, this is the opposite of what Cobra did with their AMP Irons (as the clubs get longer, the soles get more narrow). The result of what Adams has done are short irons that look and play more like player’s cavity-back designs, long irons that look a bit more like, and play closer to traditional game-improvement irons, and middle irons that bridge the gap between the two. Effectively Adams has created one of the first true “combo sets” for mid to mid-high handicap golfers. How cool is that? Don’t answer…I’ll just tell you…it’s really, really cool.

While in many respects they play like a game-improvement iron, the Idea Black CB3 iron barely looks the part…and that’s good thing.

MGS Looks Score: 93.53

Sound & Feel

Whether you want to chalk it up to being forged, or simply the subjective impact that the idea of forged irons have, our testers mostly loved the feel of the Idea Black CB3 irons. While one of our testers told us that the middle irons felt lighter than the short irons, he still found the nebulous concept of feel to be outstanding at impact.

Truth be told, game-improvement irons have come a long way in just the last couple of years (where feel is concerned), so it’s not the surprise it used to be when we receive a great feeling game-improvement club.

Worth mentioning…I don’t think we can discount the shaft entirely in the feel equation. Irons that feature KBS shafts generally score better than those with most anything else in the feel category. The pattern suggests (as most would assume to be true anyway), the shaft definitely plays a role in the feel equation.

MGS Feel Score: 92.45

Perceived Forgiveness

Our surveys came back with some interesting results for forgiveness. Not surprisingly, the tester who struggled across the board didn’t find the CB3 to be a very forgiving club. The same is true of our senior tester (despite posting some of his highest performance scores to date). The CB3 more or less does what I’d expect a game-improvement iron to do. They produce mostly straight shots, and do a better job than most at keeping you out of trouble.

If there’s a knock it’s that the CB3 might be a bit more penal on shots hit high on the face compared to some of the other GI irons we’ve tested, but overall, it rates above average for forgiveness.

Tester Perceived Forgiveness Score: 91.38

Likelihood of Purchase

LOP scores broke down along the same lines as forgiveness scores. Several of our testers rated the club extremely high (and much higher than I’d expect from any game-improvement club), while our least accurate, and our most senior tester basically told us there’s no chance at all they’d purchase the CB3s. That’s going to happen with most any club, but what I find most telling is that a group of guys, many of whom habitually rate Game-Improvement irons low for likelihood of purchase told us that if they were going to purchase a more forgiving club than what they currently play, the Adams Idea Black CB3 would likely be the one.

Tester Likelihood of Purchase: 86.00

Just one guy’s opinion here, but when it comes to designing a game-improvement iron that might actually appeal to guys like (guys who thumb their noses at anything bigger than an Idea a12 pro iron for example) Adams basically did everything right. It’s a stunning iron that offers outstanding feel, and can easily make you forget your holding what is probably a game-improvement iron. If you love the idea of a game-improvement iron, but aren’t a fan of the aesthetic sacrifices often made to increase performance, we may have just found the iron for you.

TOTAL SUBJECTIVE SCORE: 81.38

CONCLUSION

I’ve talked in the past about the concept of a transitional iron…something between a game-improvement iron, and a players iron. While there are clearly several design elements that could squarely classify the CB3 as a GI iron, Adams doesn’t want to pigeonhole it into that category, and based on my experience, and what I saw from my testers, I can understand why. The CB3 is a bit of a unique offering. While we humans love our taxonomies, the CB3 isn’t an iron that fits comfortably into any of the categories we like to use. In my estimation, it sits somewhere between a transitional club, and a modern game-improvement iron. It offers the playability of the latter, but has the aesthetic appeal of the former.

As I said earlier, the Adams Black CB3 is in some respects a combo set for mid to mid-high handicap golfers. Those of you out there who want a more traditional look in your scoring clubs, but aren’t willing to sacrifice the forgiveness of your game-improvement long irons, finally have a set that truly offers the best of both worlds.

I don’t say this often when it comes to GI clubs, and I certainly don’t say it lightly; the Adams Idea Pro Black is solidly at the top of an extremely short list of game-improvement clubs (if you want to call it that), that I (and some of my testers) would actually consider putting in their bags.

MGS TOTAL SCORE: 89.38

 

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  • Zac B.
  • Brad C.


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Review Summary

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89.38

{ 413 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian May 10, 2012 at 8:04 am

I really like the Adams product coming out. The only thing I would suggest is different coating options. I really like satin and even chrome finish irons. I play stiff shafts in my irions

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Frank May 10, 2012 at 8:05 am

What I would’ve like to see from Adams (would’ve been a run at taylormade not the combinations of both)….Ethier way adams has a great product and i would say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!!!!!!!!!

Regular flex KBS C tapered shafts in Irons

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Don May 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Great looking iron. I take stiff shafts i/2 in longer.

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Andy C May 10, 2012 at 8:05 am

From Adams golf, would like to see some better marketing plan to market their clubs. And help average golfers understand their line up a better.

Anyhow, if I get picked as a winner, I play stiff flex on my irons.

Looks like a great iron…and would be an upgrade from what I have.

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Fleeter May 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

These new irons from Adams Golf look fantastic. I play stiff flex irons and for in the future I’d like to see more of the same from Adams where they offer full iron sets 3-PW minus the hybrids. Also, I bet these CB3′s would look good in a satin or stainless finish too.

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Joel Johnson May 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

Please enter me in the CB3 giveaway. I don’t tweet, sorry. I’d like to see Adams continue to make a variety of game improvement and players’ irons and drivers that compete with the bigger brand names. I have a 9015d and 9064LS. I would like to own the new Fastline but haven’t had the chance to try outdoors.

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Josh May 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

Love everything Adams is putting out there. They just need to stick with what they are doing now and I’ll be happy. I play Stiff shafts on my CB2 irons.

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David May 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’d like to see Adams stay true to Adams and keep themselves going in the direction they have been going in the past few years. They’ve been able to achieve a great fusion of clean looks and innovation.

Stiff steel for me! (S400 ideally)

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John McNeil May 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

I think more visibility of the brand would be helpful. Now that TMAG owns them, maybe they will get more total product line exposure. Stiff shafts please.

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Mike M May 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

Would like to see the slot technology used in a driver

Regular flex in my irons

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KWheels May 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

I so hope that Adams keeps making good looking players clubs that have some added forgiveness. They seem to do the sole design very well, better than others. Would love a set of these with X shafts 3/4 overlength as well.

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John Barry May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

I play a two year old set of CB2, I love them, and I play a Fast 12 driver, again, I love it. I must really echo what everyone else is saying, as far as product, Adams is right on point. Don’t fix something that isn’t broken. Where do you improve Adams? The marketing department, plus you have some really great golfers signed to Adams, lets use them, and target some younger players.

Regular flex KBS C tapered shafts in Irons

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Jack May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

I would like to see Adams’ name continue to be great following the TMaG merge. I play stiff shafts in irons.

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Adam May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

I really think there’s a market for hybrid short irons, especially as iron lofts drop. 38* hybrid, anyone? I play stiff shafts in my irons.

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Bill C May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

Adams A3 are the very first set of clubs . Im curently playing Adams Speedline Fast 12 Driver . I too would love to see color options in the future!

Playing Reg Flex

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perry May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

Adams needs to market themselves as more than just a hybrid club company.

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Jesper Freund May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

I play Adams through out the set. I love the looks of my CB2. The only thing i miss from Adams line, is more shafts options!

I play stiff graphite!

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David M. Holliday May 10, 2012 at 8:11 am

I currently play Adams red line hybrid combo irons in a regular flex. ‘Wouldn’t mind seeing Adams go to “a family”
type of offering similar to what Calaway does.

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ghost xx May 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

I have played R flex Adams for years and I like the feel and performance of their irons.
Currently, I don’t see a need to make any changes.

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David Hux May 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

I currently play Adams A4 irons with steel shaft (stiff) and really like them. Would like to see Adams market their irons as well as they do their hybrids.

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Scott Rose May 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’d like to see a blended set of irons, that match well. To go from muscle to cavity (MB2 -> A12), there’s such a different look that from an aesthetics standpoint, they aren’t appealing. I think that keeping the “style” of the club head “similar” across all sets would be great. I play stiff flex. Thanks, Scott

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Hans Wimmer May 10, 2012 at 8:14 am

For what is perceived as a game improvement company, Adams has their fair share of nice looking forged irons. Hoepfully they will continue in this regard under their new ownership.
I play stiff flex in my irons.

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Barrett May 10, 2012 at 8:14 am

Currently play Wishon 560′s with UST 110 gram graphite shafts. I would really like to see more graphite shafts offered.

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Jason May 10, 2012 at 8:14 am

I would like to see Adam stay focused on what they are best at. So far so good, I just hope they do not overextend. I play regular shaft.

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Michael Delashaw May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

Really like what Adams has to offer, really like the KBS shafts. Would like for Adams to get more involved in putters.

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Neil Johnston May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

I play stiff flex. I would like to see Adams come up with an iron that looked more like a traditional blade (even if it didn’t quite play like that)

Cheers!

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Steve Tucker May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

Having played Adams irons in the past and also selling them as a golf tech for a large retailer I wouldn’t change a thing!! Great products and always priced for the consumer also!!

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David Lefler May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

I just tested these a week ago and couldn’t hit a bad shot. The feel was great and accuracy was fantastic. I had no idea that Adams made such great clubs until this year. I hope they stay independent despite being bought out. Let them operate like a skunk works department but keep your huge corporate hands off, just pour money and watch them grow. I play a stiff shaft. I would like to see them in satin best.

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Bill Miller May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love the Adams hybrids. I’d love to see them keep on experimenting with different hybrid models to keep pushing the envelope.
I like irons with a thin top line and some of the new Adams clubs I’ve looked at in golf shops have this and feel and look really good.
I’m presently playing irons with A shafts. I like A shafts that are a little less than regular but not overly soft.

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Seth May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love what Adams is doing! I hope they keep on track and hopefully TaylorMade doesn’t ruin what they are doing and doesn’t make them a senior/women directed company. Nothing has touched my Adams 9064ls yet! Just hits bombs. I hope they change the silver top though with their new drivers, not a fan of looking down at that. Thanks for the oportunity to win and awesome set of irons!!!!

Shafts would prefer X flex in KBS tours or S+ in KBS C-taper or DG X100s

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Seth May 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love what Adams is doing! I hope they keep on track and hopefully TaylorMade doesn’t ruin what they are doing and doesn’t make them a senior/women directed company. Nothing has touched my Adams 9064ls yet! Just hits bombs. I hope they change the silver top though with their new drivers, not a fan of looking down at that. Thanks for the opportunity to win and awesome set of irons!!!!

Shafts would prefer X flex in KBS tours or S+ in KBS C-taper or DG X100s

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Gary McCormick May 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

What would I like to see from Adams? Less in the way blingy graphics on their clubs…

I play Stiff Flex shafts (A4) in Hogan Apex Plus musclebacks

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Paul May 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

I’d maybe like jazzier names for new irons from Adams, but that’s all. I play stiff flex.

Paul

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Alan Wilkie May 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

I have been waiting for this review for some time. i do think these irons look fantastic and somehow really think whats the difference between these and AP2′s. Due to the fact im not getting any younger and whilst i still play Adam’s pro MB’s and think they are still the most sexiest irons around when the time is due for some help the CB3′s are the ticket. i currently play KBS Black Nickel Tour x-flex. thanks for the revue.

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Tim L May 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

Great review. I have a set of Adams regular flex about three seasons old. Maybe time to upgrade. I would like to set a review of their hybrids in the future.

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Travis May 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

I would love to see a clasic, conservative, clean cavity back set of irons without any non-metal parts on the club head.

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JBones May 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

I love Adams offerings. The only thing I’d like to see in the future is, and this is specific to just Adams, custom finish/paint fill options. I play XS in my irons.

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gil davis May 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

I currently play the cb2′s and want adams to continue to make their great feeling irons for better players. I also love the black irons matched the the black kbs shafts. I play stiff

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Harry May 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

I hope that TMAdidas will keep the Adams line, under the Adams name, as an improvement iron for both women, men & seniors. I enjoy the innovations in technology that Adams brings to golf clubs. I am still playing a stiff (or firm) flex shaft.

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gary May 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

Excellent, please enter me as I don’t tweet. Stiff Flex Graphite, Regular flex steel.

I would like to see Adams stay with the Silver and black look, just add a little red accent.

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Rick Krist May 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

I really like the new look on Adams irons. For those with a low handicap it is nice to see an iron with less offset. The dark finish is also a great bonus for reducing glare.

The shaft I like to play is steel Project X flighted stiff 6.0

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LENNY DIENOFF May 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

Would like to see Adams tech compete with the Tour Edge Bazooka concept. I play senior (A) flex in irons and woods.

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roger May 10, 2012 at 8:22 am

great looking club-the matrix program shaft is nice for a stock iron. I loved my cb2s. Adams has great looking irons. i agree that a satin finish would be good. I play stiff fujikura 115 gram grpahite shaft

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bandwagon May 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

I would like to see Adams shed the “senior or ladies” player image that it has. Rightfully so or not, it’s out there. I think their sticks are fantastic and full of technology. Knowing the TM has purchased Adams golf, I’d like to see Adams marketed better because I think their clubs are top notch.

Currently play stiff shafts in my irons, but swing speed falls right on the line of stiff and regular.

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Brian May 10, 2012 at 8:24 am

Great looking irons! Have golf partners that play Adams and I’m always chasing them to the greens. Would love to get my own. I play a stiff shaft.

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Rick Willmott May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

Love the Adams clubs. I own set of the A7 irons…great! One suggestion might be to incorporate Winn grips on the new sets…or at least more options of various grips to be installed when ordering the clubs.

I play STIFF shafts…and keep up the good work ADAMS Golf!

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orcatee May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

nice looking clubs i,ll take a set with stiff shafts please*

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golfglutton May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

These irons look amazing. Currently I play Ping 58′s 3/4″ long stiff. I like the way these Adams Irons look! BTW… Ask any good player 8 or less, the way an iron looks sitting on the ground is in your head and either you like it or don’t like it. If they see this club sit behind the ball their going to love it… For a game improving club their awesome!

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Phil May 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

please enter me in your contest. I play regular flex shafts. I would like to see Adams continue to push their game improvement irons and keep doing the kind of research that leads to real inovations for all golfers.

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bob booyeahski May 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

I like the pentagons on the back. Currently playing the A4 forged iron and 9064ls driver models in stiff from a few years back. Love what Adams has become, lets hope TM doesn’t mess things up. I’d like to see more of the black color in the irons teamed up with the kbs black shafts.

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Timothy Gaestel May 10, 2012 at 8:27 am

I would like to see Adams maintain the quality and standards, I dont want Adams to pump out product after product just to sell the next big thing, I want quality of quantity.

I play a stiff flex shaft, KBS Custom White if I had my choice lol

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Kayvon May 10, 2012 at 8:28 am

I would just like to see A FUTURE for Adams Golf.
I play me some stiff shafts.

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Ross May 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

I play Adams driver and fairway clubs, senior flex, and really like them. My wife has complete Adams set and I’ve tried her irons and like them. I think they have been most innovative in their approach to design; maybe it’s just marketing that has held them back.

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Ameer May 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

I would love to see Adams continue to expand and m.arket their irons for better players(blades). The MB irons are awesome and dont get the credit they deserve..

I play an X shaft if I would be so lucky as to win these irons

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Johnny Toobad May 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

Would love to see a sand wedge included in the set. Beautiful looking clubs. I play normally regular flex graphite

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Frank V (FLV02) May 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

As far as the contest goes, I agree with everyone else. I love where Adams is at right now with their clubs, and if they do anything, they need to market their products better. I am just hoping that TMAG does not COMPLETELY take over Adams. I hope they stay good and keep the Adams name running strong. Just in case I somehow win this contest, I would want my irons with a stiff shaft.

As far as the review goes, I have to admit that I love the look of the club. As you golfers who have been active on the forum lately, you know that that has been happening me a lot. I don’t know why, but every club is just appealing to me. I am a little surprised by the short game-performance, but as you mentioned, new testers and off-days probably contributed to that. The fact that the LOP was so high shocks me even more. Overall, it looks like a great club. I just need to win a pair to see for myself ;)

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G.A. Dunn May 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

Great review on the Adams CB3 irons. I would like to see Adams offer them in a satin or chrome finish. Darker finishes tend to show wear quickly. Would love to play them! Regular shafts please.

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Willie May 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

For the future of Adams, I would really like to see more of their wedge line up. The irons and woods are fantastic, and their forged offerings always feel amazing. It seems to me that it’s time to push the wedges a little bit. I would like to at least be able to find them in a store.

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Charles Lerche May 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

How about a player’s iron with a bit more forgiveness?

I play regular irons.

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Bill Parrish May 10, 2012 at 8:32 am

I presently play Taylormade irons, but have been interested and intrigued by Adams irons for some time now. I presently play regular graphite shafts in my irons. Sometimes I wonder if I need an even softer shaft as I am 72 years old and do not possess the swing speed I once did.

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Chris May 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

I love the Adams drivers. Nice to see they’re back on the iron front

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Jim Lee May 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

Love the reviews on this. I’m using the Wilson Ci11 steel stiff flex now, and would love to see which is better head to head. But I want to hit it myself of course.
Living in Asia, Adams is not very big. So I can’t just walk in a pro shop and test them. Getting them for free would be nice.

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Bob May 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

These sound like the perfect clubs for the working man who is also a golfer. Adams seems to understand the one practice, one play a week guy. I will take mine with regular shafts.

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jim blane May 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

i love my tightlies 2008 irons, dont think i could change from the brand. future developments?.. just keep pushing those boundaries with the distance and accuracy balance.. the thing i would most like to see in the future from Adams golf… their clubs in my bag :)
i play a regular steel shaft.
and thank you for this opportunity, good luck everyone

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Michael Slaughter May 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

Adams needs to keep addressing the game-improvement iron category, where most of us reside. I play the regular flex CB1′s.

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William Ogle May 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

I have a set of Adams a30s irons and I like them very much. The clubs have made an improvement in my game. I’m sure the Adams Black CB3 irons would make the game much easier for me.

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saabur May 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

look like very nice clubs do not how they would feel to me(different grip size& shaft) but would love to them.

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John May 10, 2012 at 8:37 am

These Adams look like something I would like to play. I prefer the feel of forged & feel that I need a GI iron. I would like Adams to offer more adjustability for the 9064 LS DFS driver. I play stiff flex. Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback to Adams!

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Don May 10, 2012 at 8:37 am

These irons looks fantastic. I have always been impressed with the features and game improvement of Adams Golf. We have a Demo day at our club next week and Adams will be there. I can’t wait to try them!

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Don May 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

Also, Isn’t Adams Golf being bought out by Taylormade?

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John Loffler May 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

Lovely looking clubs. Are Adams going to add a SW to range. I play regular flex. Would love to own these

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Frank May 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

I like the KBS shaft otion but the only color is gray on gray is not going to win anyone over. It’s like in fishing most lures are bought because they look good to the fisherman buying them.

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Frank May 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

Forgot to add all my clubs have stiff flex

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Ryan Griffith May 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

Adams clubs would be even better with a little color or flair. I usually play regular flex.

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jpball May 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

I’ve always (perhaps mistakenly) placed Adams irons squarely in the game improvement category. I play Cleveland TA5′s, which by almost any measure were considered GI irons when I purchased them (similar to GI lofts, D0 swing weight with graphite shafts, etc). However, i never thought of the Cleveland clubs as GI because the blade size and appearance is more traditional, and certainly more traditional than the clubs I’ve seen from Adams.

These CB3′s might be just the ticket for me with their subtle appearance, slightly longer shafts, and modest GI characteristics. I am curious enough to look a little deeper and consider them an option to the Titleist AP2 I was considering and suggest by my instructor.

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Jeff May 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

Seems to me Adams markets to the senior player with Tom Watson, Kenny Perry, etc. Would love to see more regular tour pros promoting the product as it is a great product for all ages. Regular Project X shafts in the irons.

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Dustin May 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

I’d like to see more wedge options. The make great irons, take that tech into a wedge line

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Jack Arehart May 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

Great review. I play regular steel shafts in Ping Ansers.

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dean May 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

beautiful club but please, take the lofts up a couple of degrees. Much too strong, otherwise just gorgeous! Don’t let Taylor Made ruin your club offerings, have Adams in my bag and everyone who hits them echos Tom Watson–Wow!

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Richard Smith May 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

I play a regular flex, steel shaft. I would like to see Adams Golf experiment with some heel-weighted drivers and fairway/utility woods to see if they correct push-slices and lead to more draws.

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steve skibiak May 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

Cant wait ti try them out. Looks like a user friendly set of irons… by the way if i am picked reg irons please..thanx keep going adams

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Rod Idle May 10, 2012 at 8:47 am

Adams has always been a leader in fairway woods. I would love to see some new fairway woods to compete with Taylormade.
I use a stiff, project X 5.5 shaft.

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Jay Christianson May 10, 2012 at 8:47 am

I like the adams hy-breads and drivers. I really haven’ hit the irons. I would like to see different color finishes. I do like Chrome and white. The white to me is so much easier to align the ball up against. I use stiff shaft in my irons.

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Nic May 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

I would like to see Adams spend a little more money on advertising and marketing. They have great clubs, they just need to get them out there. Although with the Taylormade acquisition, who knows. I play stiff

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Daniel May 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

I’m excited for the direction of Adams golf after the acquisition by Taylormade. I feel like Adams started getting a little cheap and geared toward new players or low quality players. This is probably not the case, but for some reason that was my preception as well as the perception of many of the other guys I play with. But with the look and description of these irons, it seems they are moving in a much different direction than what i normally associate with Adams golf. Beautiful irons that perform well, what more could you ask for. Sign me up.

Stiff shafts

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ray May 10, 2012 at 8:50 am

for adams golf,
i play the adams driver which is 2 yrs old.also ahave a full set of their irons.keep up the good work.i only which that they had a better marketing program.

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Yohanan May 10, 2012 at 8:51 am

The future of Adams is going to depend on the stock holders and TMaG getting a better deal put together first – or if it has – then it may be possible and I stress “may’ be possible for TMaG to let Adams operate independently from a operations/design standpoint and ONLY add what TMaG does best and that would be MARKETING – BRANDING and MERCHANDISING. TMaG does do a good job on the operations and design/engineering side – but we all know why TMaG bought Adams. It wasn’t for their Marketing skills. Anyway – I purchased the F12 LS Driver and do like it quite a bit. The bounce/roll I get off that driver with a good high performance call – HX Diablo Tour (Mid Price) or Pro V1X (High Price) is amazing. So if these irons performed as well as everyone says they have – I have yet to even demo a Adams Iron – mainly because I am very happy with my PING G5′s – Bring em on!

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Sean D May 10, 2012 at 8:52 am

First thing is WOW , the CB3 Looks like everything I want in a players iron. Great look ! Simple lines and thinnner sole profile but good weight behind the face will equal a forgiving , high launching but very workable iron. A player needs to look at there club and have overwhelming confidence in it and these just scream ” reliability and performance !”. As far as what I would love to see from Adams is a tour caliber fitting and building of clubs . Be able to go out to Texas and get fit by the fitters who fit and build for the tour. Even though I do not play on the PGA Tour I still play at a very high level on tours like the Hoiters Tour or the Pepsi tour. I play Adams clubs from 2-PW, hybrids, fwys and driver and my play could benefit from Tour caliber attention from Adams. To be fit at the highest level could do worlds of help to my game . I could be farther along than I am now if I would of had Tour fitters dialIng in every club . Handpicked and weighed heads at time of build. Just give us the treatment your tour guys get . Of course for a price. Your treatment for $1500 plus price of clubs. You will have players beating down your door. Thanks for another great club, the CB3 takes every cake! Great Job!!

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Glenn Bowers May 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

I would like to see Adams keep their forgiveness in their hybrids and enhance that a bit more in their irons. I think their partnership with Taylor Made will only help to grow the brand. The old perception that Adams was for senior players and 30 plus handicappers is slowly being put to rest. I play stiff flex +1 degree upright, men’s standard length. I would like to see what Adams could do about designing putters as well.

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blstrong (SeeRed) May 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

So I get what you’re saying here:
“Overall the Adams Idea Black CB3 proved to be a very solid game-improvement iron. This is one of those cases where I feel like the scores came back a bit lower than what I personally think the iron is capable of producing. Given that we had two first time testers, and one of our other testers clearly didn’t have his absolute best stuff, it’s reasonable to think there may be a few more points out there, but lines must be drawn, and this is that.”
…but I was kind of surprised and disappointed with the short iron performance numbers. And really, how often do your testers (or any of us, for that matter) have their (our) “best stuff”? Maybe I have just come to expect better than middle-of-the-pack performance from Adams. The clubs look great, GI or not. And kudos to Adams for continuing to develop and build quality products. But I guess what I would like to see (and expect) from Adams in the future are products that are better than middle of the pack (those that I have played or demo’d that I believe qualify are the 9064LS driver, Pro a12 irons and hybrids and Fast 10 fairway). Stiff flex, please.

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Paul Lull May 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

I would prefer Adams and all other makers allow the customer to pick a grip type rather than having to settle for a stock application. I know what I like and hate to have to add a hundred and half to change the grips out.

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Raj May 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

Great review, particularly liked the “Interactive Data” component of it. It let me dial into to the handicap range that I am interested in to see the experience of people with similar skill level.

As for what I’d like to see from Adams in the future: Please continue to provide equipment for mid-handicappers. It seems like there are a lot of OEMs out there focusing on high-handicappers or low-handicappers with not so much choice for the mid-handicappers. I’d be interested in Adams fairway woods that work just as well off the tee box as they do off other lies (deeper face, more forgiving on off-center hits)

I generally play R-Flex steel shafts in my irons. Currently been gaming the Adams A4 irons for a few seasons and loving it. Would love a chance to upgrade to the CB3s :-)

Thanks

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wdgolf May 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

What I’d really like to see from Adams is something they probably won’t do: sell heads as components.

Otherwise, what I’d like most is for Adams to stay Adams and keep producing quality gear with authentic shafts. I’ve said it before, the CB3 is probably the only GI club I’d consider in my bag.

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wdgolf May 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

Forgot to mention, I play S in my irons typically

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Peter Semel May 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

I play regular flex TaylorMade irons. I played with my friends Adams and loved them. They don’t need any improvements I can see.

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Jason May 10, 2012 at 9:03 am

I’m a fan of Adams stuff. I’d like to see more of the same after the change of ownership…hope very little changes.

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Marius May 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

I like verry much Adams Golf clubs and i dont know why! For me it’s simply the best! Unfortune for this brand it doesnt spend the money to sponsored few top rank players and without this marketing strategy it failed. I hope the knew owners, Taylor Made, will made a good job and this amazing brand – Adams – will not have the faith of Ben Hogan with Callaway. I play with regular shaft in my irons.

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Mike Hogenkamp May 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

Great Review, thanks.
I play regular flex.
These irons have a clean simple design without too many colors. I prefer one maybe two colors and I like the strong lofts, the gap wedge fits perfectly between the PW and my 54*.
My suggestion is: simpler and less is best, regarding club appeal.
For me, Adams innovation and cutting edge products look great and perform great.
Thank you Adams Golf

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Rob Nieth May 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

Keep-up the great resource you are providing! This site has helped me find great equipment that will fit in my price range while performing just as good if not better than a heavily marketed brand.
I recently traded in a set of TM Burner 2.0 irons for a set of Adam’s CB2 irons which I really like that I have my grip of choice on them. Truth be told, I wanted them from the start but was sucked in by the added distance due to the decreased loft on the TM B 2.0 irons, especially in the long irons. Even though I was returning to the game of golf after 8 years of temporary insanity I wanted the softer feel, consistent distance, and feedback on off center hits that the TM B 2.0 irons didn’t offer (IMHO).
The black finish on the Adam’s irons is attractive but would like to see a similar finish that didn’t come off as easy. I would also like to see different shaft and grip options offered to the average consumer. The KBS Tour Smoke shaft would look pretty slick with the dark club head finish.
Stiff shafts are my modus operandi.

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Matthew Brewer May 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

Nice looking set of clubs, like others mentioned they “Adams” seem to have a seniors club image…

In reading your review I thought they would be perfect for my daughter actually, she is 5′ 5″ and strong, (swims, plays soccer etc…muscular), she plays mens reg flex…so if I won them they would be in her bag.

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W H May 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

I would like Adams to (i) continue to remain a leader in hybrids and fairway woods, (ii) continue the momentum in drivers that they created with their excellent 9064LS, and (iii) make more “traditional-looking” irons for the so-called better players.

I play stiff graphite shafts in my irons.

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Russ May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

I really like the Adams irons and the finish. I play regular shafts in my irons.

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Alan Monaghan May 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

Great to see a nice forged blade with the kbs option
How about some nice forged wedges with stiff shaft options and sole options

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Steve Casenza May 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

Love the site, most in depth reviews anywhere. Just got the Adams fast12ls and love it. Love the look of the clubs would like to see a traditional finish option as well. I play regular flex steel shafts

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Ian May 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

I would like Adams to continue offering quality tour-inspired products as well as clubs that my 20-hadicap father can play. I hope TMAG can keep Adams as the underground bespoke test factory for future club technology. Also – extend the Ryan Moore and Kenny P contracts through 2025. As Robert Karlsson says, “if you don’t have a fairway wood with a veliocity slot, you are at a disadvantage.” (stiff flex, steel)

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Kevin May 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

Adam’s makes a heck of a driver and fairway wood/hybrid. I have the old Fast10 driver and a hybrid. I’d really like to see Adam’s take a stand as some kind of specialty. Their niche?

I think Adam’s could do a good job reaching the older crowd but they really need to also think social and push to get more young guys on staff and capture a young audience.

I have a lot of really GREAT ideas if they want to hire me lol. I’m an expert multimedia/digital consultant and planner!

KBS regular flex would work.

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Chris Margary May 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

Just keep doing what you are doing,great clubs,I play reg flex.I have just purchased a 3 & 4 A10 hybrids they are amazing,great product and innovation.

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ed donahue May 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

OK, this week I turn the big 65 !
A set of these Adams would sure be appreciated !
I think Adams is always just a little different from the Bigger Boys, and should not try to emulate them in looks or anything else.
If they had the advertising budgets, they would probably be a bigger player, but they also have to watch out that they do not become too closely associated with older players. Us older players don’t want to show our age !

Regular flex

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Laszlo May 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

I think Adams is on the right track in that they offer a wide range of solutions for a wide range of golfers. This is not easy but they are on track. The one thing I would like from Adams Golf are more demo days in Canada. These would be appreciated during the golf season. There is a very different feel hitting balls on a range versus hitting into a screen. Adams should customize their adverts to include and encourage proper fittings from Adams trained golf shops. I would love a set of CB3′s in my bag with a properly fitted stiff steel shaft. This would need to be confirmed at a properly trained Adams Golf Fitter. Also, stamping lofts on the clubs would be beneficial as there no longer seems to be a standard loft for clubs amoung manufacturers…stick it close!

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Eric Hutchens May 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

I have previously owned a set of A7 Adams irons. I did not like the fact that they only had hybrids for the long irons. CB3′s looks like what I am looking for. Little bid of players club with little forgiveness in a great looking package. Since Taylormade bought Adams, I would like to see them market their products more effectively. They are good to great products that you don’t see anything on, maybe the LPGA or Senior Tour. Show your technology to the masses like the Rocketballz. Slot tech all the way !!!!!!!! Great looking and feeling irons. Keep up the good work , Barney!

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Jonathan May 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

Would love to see some more muscleback/blade options added to Adams already impressive line up! I play x-stiff

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Jose Gibert May 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

Adams forged clubs is a great entry for those players who play forged irons. I look forward to trying them. I currently play Bridgestone J36 in a Project X 5.5 shaft.

Like to see Adams make an entry into the high end putter business.

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paul quinn May 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

“Driven by innovation” is what they say well, we can see that with other companies “borrowing ” the velocity slot technology that Robert Karlsson used to such great effect in Abu Dhabi from 275yrds with a 3 wood to the green on 18. The future of Adams golf is cemented in the game as one of the most innovative brands on tour along with the aquasition of YES golf they now offer a complete package for any golfer.In my humble opinion the future is big and bright.i cant understand why somepeople say that Adams has a “seniors club image” considering the likes of G-mac carries 2 of there hybrids and did so while winning the US open and helping the European ryder cup team to victory .I would not call the MB2 a senior set of irons by any means or any of there clubs i think people are missing the point all this shows is that Adams can adapt a set of clubs to anyones game without fault.6 iron measure length 38.25,swing weight D8loft 61lie30 stiff shaft. thank you

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carlito May 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

Certainly a tough question given the current situation. There seems to be a consensus that Adams will at some point stop designing clubs for mid-low handicappers and focus solely on GI equipment. I imagine that anything we do see from Adams in the “players” category will be from the product pipeline that predates the sale to taylormade. However, if they have the freedom to do so, i would love to see those damascus steel putters in stores, and a low spin driver from them with more lie adjustability (the dfs and f12ls can only be adjusted upright). I have stiff shafts in my current set. Thanks for the opportunity, and thanks for the great reviews (i would love to see fast 12/ xtd reviews from you guys! i bought the 9064ls because of your review, and would be interested to see how the new one compares).

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Richard Marolt May 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

I’ve never had the oportunity to hit Adams irons, but as a senior I am becoming more interested. Would really like to see what they have for us lefties. This set sounds promising and as I am beginning to get the urge for replacing my irons, winning this set could be a good solution.

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josh russell May 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

I can’t really think of anything they haven’t done already.I love their hybrids.I use a reg.flex irons.Would love to win this set of irons.

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Justin May 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

I love the feel of the Adams irons. Well balanced, strong grips. Allows for a real comfortable swing with little effort and are very forgiving! Not much to change on the club itself, maybe just on the marketing side.

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Matt v May 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

I’d like to see them still work independent of too much taylormade influence. I’d also like to see a free set of stiff irons. Thanks!

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Chuck May 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

I have been saving up for a set of these for the past few weeks. They have just the right combination of:
1. the form that makes you think you are hitting a low handicap “players” club
2. the feel of hitting a perfect shot in the middle of the face and
3. the looks of a “classy” beautiful woman that just keeps making you stare
I can’t wait until they are in my bag! Regular Flex and 2 Degrees up if you please.

What I wish to see in the future are some high end wedges that offer several options of lofts and bounce angles that would look great and perform at the legal limit of the USGA regulations. Thanks Adams for thinking of Every level of player in this great game.

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max miller May 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

I would love to see Adams brand themselves , better , Logos on hats etc.. that guys would like to wear and promote . The product is second to none , but are not marketed to match . The fast 12 line is long and accuate but needs an edrenalin rush to it , similar to rocket balls , Adams is no longer your granparents clubs !!

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IronHorse May 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Stiff Flex in Irons
I would like to see more robust fitting station/ability for Adams Golf. Presently they do not have a fitting cart available at Demo Days where you can swap out heads shafts etc to get fit. You simply have to find a club they bring to hit and hope it is one you want to try out, if they do not have the head/shaft combo you want to try you are out of luck

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Wes May 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

I would like to see new blade irons from Adams. I play stiff + flex.

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max miller May 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

Sorry , forgot to add , im an x flex

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Bryan May 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

I would like to see Adams continue to compete in the same markets they have. I play the CB1s and absolutely love them. Their GI and SGI lineup speak for themselves. In sum continue on the same track you are on and Please TMAG let them.
I play Stiff shafts.

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Daryl Morgan May 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

Adams makes a nice looking, good performing iron. Let’s hope Taylormade leaves them alone to continue to do what they do so well.

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Harry Webb May 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

Adams Golf has always been a leader in GI clubs. I hope Taylor made respects that heritage and keeps hands off production and research and development. I would like to see Adams offer
different lie and length options within their iron sets and not tie you to one option for your entire set. I play regular flex.

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UgoDerosa May 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

Adams has the best iron line up, top to bottom, in the business. I have the MB2′s and until recently, the A12 Pros. The CB3 sounds like it fills a niche the market has not filled to date- a GI iron without the shovelish looks.

Now, bring on the CMB’s!!!! I will definitely be getting a set.

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Andrew Moreton May 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

Excellent review! I play the Adams CB2s now and hope with the new TaylorMade aquisition, Adams keeps pumping out solid irons, hybrids, and woods. I’m playing Adams clubs for 11 out of 14 clubs and love them. The CB3s and the new CMBs are on my list to demo soon. I play a stiff shaft.

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Nevin Wilson May 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

I would like to see Adams continue independent and evolve their player’s GI clubs with perhaps a forged cavitybakc with little or now offset. Continue to evlove their wonderful hybirds. Choose a new paint for their driver. I play DGs300 stiff shafts. – Nevin

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Shao Huang May 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

These are great looking irons. Def look less GI than most. Hopefully Adams is able to stick around and not just get assimilated.

I play stiff shafts on my irons

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MG May 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

I would like to see Adams continue to focus on the better player (0-10 handicap). Taylormade can provide equipment for the hackers and Adams can cater to the more accomplished golfer. It seems as they have been moving that way the last couple years anyways.

Shaft- Stiff+, preferably in a KBS C-Taper

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Rick May 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

keep a clean look and stay independant
regular flex

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Mike Lenzi May 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Adams has done it again, this is a beautiful golf club. Adams has been at the forefront of game improvement. With new owners I hope that that does not change!

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Mike Lenzi May 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

I play rifle 5.5′s

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Kenneth Cope May 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

I really like the onyx club heads! The looks on these clubs would bring some confidence to any players game. I would like to see maybe a carbon fiber shaft option or black steel shafts! I shoot a stiff flex shaft for better ball control. Overall I think these clubs would be a great addition or replacement in anyone’s bag!

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AndyK May 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Adams has been know for its innovative technology and I believe that is the marketing it needs to do so that people understand that Adams is not a second rated club, but a company that leads other well known companies. I came to play with Adams through their woods and hybrid clubs and saw that other well known companies were copying their technology. Adams needs to make their name known.
I play with steel shaft regular flex, right hand.

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kemp May 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

I hope TM leaves Adams as a stand alone company free to research & design original clubs, and probably share some of these with TM.

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Jonathan May 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love how Adams produces an iron set for mid to high handicappers that looks so appealing. They are sharp and easy to look at. In the future I would like to see Adams continue with the cb line of clubs but move towards different metal finishes. The dark smoke finish is getting old. Every brand has them now.
X-flex

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stevenhw8 May 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

IMHO, the CB3 should have stayed like the CB2 (more of a transitional iron) instead of going the GI road. There are enough GI and SGI irons out there and Adams had a really offering with the A12 and the CB2.

I would really like Adams to increase their presence in markets outside the US. When I bought my irons this year, I really wanted to demo the A12, but no fitter around me had Adams (they said they are not that sought after in Europe) so I had to go with Mizzy MP59. Now that they have TM’s marketing power, I hope they make good use of it, but don’t lose their own identity. Keep the player’s irons alive!

I’m playing the KBS Tour in S flex.

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william strawn May 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

i would like to be entered in the free adams iron contest but my computer knowledge is not great. thanks for your help in this matter. bill strawn

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Stewart May 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

Adams is on the right track asking players what they would like to see in products. I like the stainless sleek look of Adams recent products, along with the distance generated by the metal woods. I would like to see more technical advancement in the rolling and stopping ability of the clubs. I’ve been dedicated to PING for a number of years, mainly due to their support for veterans, but the newer Adams products are getting harder and harder to resist.
Thanks.

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Dirk May 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

I have played Adams clubs in the the past and with the launch of their new clubs CB3 they have now jumped right back to the top of the enervation leaders .Maybe that why Taylormade bought them .Now here is a club that will revival the big boys and I will look forward to try.ing them out

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Jerry Neff May 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

I’d love to see Adams create an offset driver as well as on-line video’s on how to hit the hybrids.

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Robert stevens May 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

Hello the new CB3 irons look amazing. One thing I would suggest is to market the hell out of these irons come up with a cool slogan Like “Feel The Distance” something Like that.. I am a R flex by the way

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nolen v May 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

I would love for Adams to offer the black kbs tours as an OTR option just for the all black stealth look. Currently upgraded to the CB2s from CI7s. Playing KBS tour stiffs in them.

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Dennis Olson May 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

Have played adams for years; a4s, cb2, and now cb1. It’s the feel, dummy! Nothing in golf gives the feel of adams clubs. This feel must remain in future clubs for us 8′to 12 hcp players. Even if its only 5 or 6 times in a round, it’s what brings me back to the course another day. Thank you, Adams.
Regular shafts in my clubs.

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Don May 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

Adams makes good clubs but like other people say they need to get the word out that they have more than hybrids(which are great)
I play a reg. shaft and would really like the upgrade to the CB3′s from the A03S I now have

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michael May 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

Great Review would like to see them in bushed finish. Adams is at the top of the heap right now. Sure hope TM doesn’t change things drastically.

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JT247N May 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

I play the Adams CB2. It’s my third set of Adams irons and I love ‘em but think they’re just one level above what I should be hitting (bogey golfer). I would love to win those CB3s. I play a KB tour 90 shaft in regular flex.

What do I think Adams should do in the future? Get better marketing to become more widely known than as just a hybrid company. They really make some very nice iron sets for all skill levels but are kind of known as a hybrid company and a company for senior sets. Of course, I kind of like thinking of them as “my golf company” so I guess I’m a bit of an elitist knowing I play very good golf clubs not many people think of first.

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Dustin May 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

What I would like to see from adams golf is 1 the irons look awesome but I feel the drivers and hybrids need to have a better look and by that i mean color scheme. 2 I would also like color customization for the clubs, grips, shafts to really be able to personalize my equipment to fit my personality.

Stiff flex

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Kenrick May 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

I would like Adams to release satin finish options for those that don’t like the black and list their available shaft options on the site. I like the way Adams is going and have been a fan of their irons especially being forged.

I play reg flex in my irons.

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Golfer Burnz May 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’d like to see Adams stay the course, even under the umbrella of TaylorMade. Maybe a “division of” but independent in its thinking and design. S-flex

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Tony L May 10, 2012 at 10:44 am

I’d like to see Adams to make at least 1 set of players clubs and then keep focusing on game improvement.

I play stiff in my irons.

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tony May 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

Stiff shafts. Adams would do good to do satin finish irons. Black is beautiful, but satin is sexy!

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Mark Roberson May 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

Put me in for a set with stiff shaft

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Gerard May 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’m playing Adams A7′s now and an Adams F11 3 wood…the only thing I would love Adams to do is help improve distances by not just adjusting lofts!! I play stiff irons.

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Steven May 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

I play regular flex shafts in my irons. I am looking for a forgiving set of irons that offers great distance and yet still retains some level of feel on full shots and around the green.

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John May 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

MORE CAPITAL! AND BETTER MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION WILL LIKELY YIELD EVEN MORE INNOVATION !HOPEFILLY NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF QUALITY– HitT THE NEW DRIVERS, FELT LIGHT AND ODD TO ME, LESS DISTANCE THAN MY SUPERQUAD TP!

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John May 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

10.5 reg flex

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Tom S May 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’m a huge fan of these irons! I love Adams clubs, and what they’ve done over the last couple of years, but I would like to see them come out with a better sounding driver. The performance of the Fast 12 and Fast 12 LS is very good, but they are very loud/tinny sounding.

Stiff Flex

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LENNY DIENOFF May 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

Aflex

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Steve May 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

I have been playing a set of IDEA 3 hybrids for some time now I have attempted to replace them with other brands but keep coming back to them, I just hope that through this transition with Taylormade that the remain committed to the quality equipment I have grown accustomed to from Adams Golf

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David May 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

As a low ball speed single figure player this is a set which fits closely to my needs. The set might be even better if the rear trailing edge was chamfered to prevent snagging on takeaway. The longer irons could be improved with the addition of tungsten to lower the COG even further.

For the future it would be great if Adams could take the technology like the velocity slot and somehow make it less visually intrusive. It would be good if the range included clubs which suits the eye of better players but make them available with a wider range of shaft options and set configurations to meet the needs of the skilled low ball speed player.

I play regular flex graphite shafts.

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jim Sims May 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

I will have to try these irons from Adams at the next demo day in June. I play regular graphite shafts

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Jayn Russell May 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

I would like for Adams to continue in their winning ways. My iron shaft is a Ping AWS stiff.

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Martyn May 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

would like to see Adams with a larger presence in the UK and make a fully adjustable driver to really compete with TM

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Bob K May 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

I consider Adams one of the top golf companies, but ironically I have never tried ANY of their clubs. Not exactly sure why, but I know the last golf event I went to they were not there to let the public demo clubs. Perhaps they just need to get clubs into our hands more. I hope I win these since the review defines them similar to how I play…..somewhere between a players iron and a GI iron.

Regular flex if I’m the lucky one!

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Dan May 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

I think Adams should stick to the black smoked irons instead of the satin look. I play stiff in Irons

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JMB May 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

Nice review — I would hope Adams keeps ding what it’s doing with TM sharing some of their marketing expertise. Ultimately I think they line is going to be folded into the TM offering. Oh, stiff on the irons, gang!

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Jeff May 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

Wow, I love my Adams A7 irons. I use a regular flex and would love to see them continue to make beautiful game improvement products. I love the way their irons set up. I would also like to see them continue to make playable, forgiving woods.

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DW May 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

I have a Tom Watson 52/8 wedge, a great club, would really like to win a complete set of your new irons, I play steel with a uniflex shaft…Thank you DW

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Jan Affinito May 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

Adams already has a great product line, something for everyone. Broader marketing/promotion may be needed to reach more golfers.

I play regular flex steel shafts.

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Jeremy Yackle May 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

Played a set of A4′s for a few years and currently playing an F11 3wood and still using my trusty Idea Pro Hybrid! (I’ll be buried with that club). I play stiff steel. I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more shaft options in their drivers.

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BlkNGld May 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

These are an excellent set of irons. Great competitor to the JPX800 Pros. The stock KBS stiff seemed to work best for me.

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Anthony Maccioli May 10, 2012 at 11:44 am

I would love to see from Adams Golf in the future is not having a back order when they come out with their great new products. I play x-stiff in my irons.

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Anthony Castello May 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

Sweet clubs I am in for sure!!

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Wayne H May 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

I have used the CB2 irons (Loved them) and haven’t had a chance to try the CB3 irons yet, The only suggestion I can Make is I would like to see an option to get 1 or 2 Hybrids or full Iron sets.
I personally like using a 3 and 4 Hybrid so that option would be nice.

Thanks Wayne
I use a stiff flex

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Vance May 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

I would like to see more full iron sets (i.e. sans any hybrids). This current set of CB3′s though look incredible. Glad to see they didnt go for the black finish of previous models.

I use a stiff flex with my irons.

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john Domagal May 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hopefully, Adams will continue to keep us hackers in mind when developing new clubs.

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DaveyH May 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Love what Adams is doing with bringing these players clubs. Keep doing what your doing with getting some of the younger Pro players using the product. It all previous lines of Adams and they have got the touch, no matter which line your looking at.
Play RAC TP Project X-X, time for an upgrade.

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Matt Parcasio May 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I would like to see more Tour Players with an entire Adams Staff bag instead of sneaking in a hybrid or two. I don’t doubt they know how solid Adams clubs are. My topline consists of a 9064ls, F11 ti 3 wood, and a Pro A12 hybird. I would love add a set of CB3s to my bag. Thanks Adams and MyGolfSpy. I play stiff flex.

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Brent Hendry May 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I have (2) sets of Pro Gold Irons/ Hybrids and enjoy the feel and lokks of them. I hope Taylor Made continues to make quality irons under the Adams name.

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Stephen Wolfe May 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Adams has always ben the dirty little secret that only players knew about. They have catered to the older and higher handicappers of golf. I have used an Adams hybrid since they came out since I do not hit fairway woods well but I do long irons. I would like to see Adams obviously take a more aggressive approach to marketing. Also, I have a young son just getting into golf and I would love to see an Adams youth set of irons with hybrids. I believe This would help dramatically in keeping the interest of young golfers by giving them something that gives them the type of shots that excite them.

I use x-stiff shafts in my irons
Thank you for the oppurtunity

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Rocky zero May 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I would like to see some irons that help you hit the ball Straight. I hit regular staff

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Ben s May 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I’d love to see a non forged iron aimed at a players iron with forgiveness built in. Less offset like a blade but cavity back like a12. The reason for not forging the iron is so they won’t need o be constantly bent back to proper loft and lie. A cast iron would hold these properties better. Thanks again and I play dynamic gold x100 standard length , loft and 1.75 deg upright from Adams standard lie.

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C.Evans May 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

What would I like to see? The continuation of the excellent forgings that Adams continually puts out in their irons. Along with that, continuation of the excellent metal woods families and hybrids. Throw in a little of Adidas/TMag marketing flare and you’d have a sustained growth of the brand and more people would appreciate the brand I absolutely love.

I currently use Dynamic Gold Tour Issues in S300 hard stepped once and have for a while.

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Todd May 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

After having played the Adams CB1 pro black irons (w/6.0 Proj. X) for years, I am glad for two things. One, that Adams has committed to create innovative forged/unforged (Cb 2/a12pro/Cb3) irons that more than answer their critics about being a one dimensional company (hybrids). Secondly, I am happy that they (at least it seems for now) are still able to apply their name to equipment that appears to be for mid/low handicappers that not only appeals to the eye, but plays strong. (Kudos for the a12pro setup…KBS and multi-compound grips) I was an “Adams guy” for a number of years, and I am struggling with their acquisition…much like Cobra people are likely doing now…This current product may not exactly fit me as a golfer, but I imagine it hits a greater market share and for that, one can’t help but be curious.
Viva Adams as an independent producer of equipment…after all, the last thing we need are more “walking billboards” with “17′s” and “Valentines” on their heads…

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C.Evans May 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Oh and please release the flat bill Andres Gonzales has been wearing.

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Brad May 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I am using my first set of golf clubs which are Adams Tech OS Irons regular flex. They have served me well ,and I would love to have the CB2 set. Adams has been known primarily as one of the “Best Hybrid”club manufacturers in the world. The same emphasis has to be placed in Markteting their other products, I have not been to a Demo Day where Adams had a product available to Demo.

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Greg Choquette May 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I would like to see some very forgiving and nice looking clubs. I play reg flex irons.

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Tom Raville May 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Currently playing the Adams CB2 irons…Great irons but starting to show some wear,would luv a new set of irons..s flex please

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Greg Hough May 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Would love to see Adams to continue to innovate with their clubs and really push development. The new xtd fairway woods are the longest I’ve ever hit without a doubt. Would also love to see irons in a satin finish.
S Flex please

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Will Parsons May 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I would like to see Adams continue as they always have by making quality drivers, hybrids, and irons that look good and perform well. I play stiff shafts in my old irons and would be thrilled to play a new set of Adams irons.

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mybluc4 May 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

These look sharp. Would like Adams to come out with a satin version as well.
Currently using Nippon 950′s in R Flex.
Thanks guys.

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Mike Sullivan May 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I would like to see Adams continue to be able to freely innovate under Taylormade. More options is always better. I play stiff flex shafts.

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mybluc4 May 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Just revised my email address:

These look sharp. Would like Adams to come out with a satin version.
Currently using Nippon 950′s in a R Flex.
Thanks again.

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Jeff May 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’d like to see a throwback version that looks like something out of the 80′s but with all the technology and playability of the 21st century. I play a stiff flex shaft 1* upright.

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Chris May 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Swallowed the ego long ago, enjoy humble pie and just want all the rewards that many golfers claim to have received by switching to GI or SGI sets. I need forgiveness, but have yet to find a GI that (for whatever reason) actually plays easier/better than my players cavity backs. For some reason, I play worse with GI’s than I do with player’s-CB because the look, feel and playability characteristics just don’t work for me. Lack of time/play has swelled my index from an 8 to a 12, so I can put a good swing on it, but still could use a little more forgiveness and distance. I’m hoping Adams continues in the pursuit of a product, reasonably balanced between noticable GI performance & accceptable aesthetics & pleasing/responsive feel. Holy Grail? Too much to ask? I’ve yet to find an OEM that’s found the perfect blend, but Adams is by far, is the closest to the mark. Hopefully the CB3′s will be the ticket.

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Greg Marquez May 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I would like Adams Golf to produce a pure forged blade forged by the Miura foundry in Japan.

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John May 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Adams is crafting some fine equipment. The only thing I could suggest is to offer different finishes for the clubs (chrome, satin, PVD).

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william o. williams May 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

what a set of beauties !!!! I don’t know whether to play them or hang them on the wall over the mantleplace !

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javier vigil May 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I’m not sure if making the irons longer is a good thing or a bad thing, maybe for someone who is 6′+ but for me standing at an incredible 5’6″ I think it would get me to far away from the ball. I like the fact that the KBS is an offering on this set. I have to agree with Mike Sullivan though and hopefully TM leaves the Adams team alone, and it sparks some friendly competition withing the company. I play stiff flex shafts 1 up, my 5 iron shaft is a 4 iron shaft and so on.

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Rev. Joe D. Lorimor May 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

In the future I would like to see a set of these beautiful irons in my golf bag. They look like they would really improve my iron game and lower my scores. I play senior flex in my irons and would love those kbs shafts. Thank you in advance.

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Jim Macbain May 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

i am over 6′ so longer irons as standard is a good thing, i do think Adams should advertise more here in the UK as the quality of their equipment is easily as good as Taylormade, Callaway etc, the black finish is superb.. i play standard flex irons at the moment

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Larry May 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I would like to see a review based on people(players) more my age 67! You do a good job already…I guess you can’t cater to everybody… Sure would like to try the Adams….I use Pibg Eye2 now…a little dated for usre…Probably a regular flex would work…Thanks for you web site.

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Brad May 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Great looking set – Adams continues to produce solid equipment. Just picked up the new XTD hybrids and Fast 12 LS driver… wow. Future iron requests – players combination set w/ blade short irons progressively changing to cavity back. Specs – 1 degree flat stiff flex.

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carlos rodriguez May 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

would like to see the driver perform as well as the fairway woods

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Steve Sales May 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I like what Adams has done in the last few years with the CB line and I love the black finishes regardless of how they wear. I like the “lived in” look they get over time. Sign me up for a shot at these critters and put a shaft that’s similar to my Rifle 5.5 please.
What a great opp!!!

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Gregh May 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

this should appeal to the many avid golfers who fall into that 3-15 handicap range. This segment of the market spends money. Also these new iron sets Adams has come out with recently should help dispell the notion that they are a hybrid and upper end box set company. That is if Taylormade doesn’t ruin them.

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Mike Zabroski May 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Adams needs to show the average guy that there not only for older guys and women. A better promotion is needed by them. If I’m lucky and able to win a set I use Regular Flex.

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Gil Bloomer May 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

One of the main criteria in even trying a new set of clubs is whether they have eye appeal. There are some highly touted clubs out there that I’m sure are awesome clubs but if they don’t fit your eye, why bother. These are the rare find that would draw me into the golf store just to try them. Their appearance fit into the “beautiful tools” category. The top line is not too thick, the black finish classy, and the overall design very appealing. I was never an Adams fan because of the design and appearance of their clubs. These new clubs have what I would call golfers attraction. Lately, their woods have made major headlines not only for their quality and technology, but for their appearance. Now, these new irons are out and man, oh man, I’d love to get my hands on them. I’d bet that these are the new prototypes for future irons for other manufacturers. I just hope that any wedges similar to the irons are just as nice. Keep up the good work guys, their awesome.

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Matt May 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Adams Golf already provides excellent high tech equipment, but one thing i would like to see is a new wedge that can compare with the top wedges on the market.

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Brian May 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Love the Adams line, would like to see them stay relevent and on the cuting edge.
I play stiff shafts in my irons.

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Brian May 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Keep doing what they have been dominating hybrids and good clubs. I am a regular flex

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luke May 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

In the future, I would love to see not only a new blade from adams (hopefully their incredible R&D and engineers can find some way to make a blade that has a little more performance built in) but also some nice wedges. That is probably the one area they get the least play and seem to be the weakest. It would be cool to see some really strong wedges, hopefully some with different grinds or really versatile.

I currently play PX flighted 6.0 in my irons

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Tony Yeh May 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I like to see the consistency Adams has into the future, do what you do best, provide the best quality and lasting experiences. Adams already figured it out the best 3 iron is the hybrid. Enough said. I love Adams clubs. Because of their concept, their focus and their delivery. I am a 11 handicap, STIFF, +1/2, under size grip size.

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Mark May 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I just hope TM lets Adams do what they’ve been doing so well, and not do what Callaway did to Ben Hogan.

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Jacob Buchanan May 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I would like to see adams come out with a different line up of fairway woods and drivers. The speedline 11 & 12 are horrible looking and hitting. They excel in iron sets and hybrids i would just like to see them catch up their woods. Also make the marketing scheme a little more exciting. Never got excited about Adams clubs due to thier advertisement and selling adams clubs, half of the people havent heard of adams. THanks, Stiff

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John Bosco May 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I would have liked to see Adams do exactly what they have done and keep doing it. They have the best irons on the market and the cb3′s are a welcome edition to give us mid to high handicappers the look and feel of an iron that has been forged and sets up like a players iron. These are irons you can take into the next phase of your golfing life.
Well done Adam’s Golf!!

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chet May 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

The Adams Irons have always been user friendly for us higher handicappers. I usually use stiff flex iron shafts. It is too bad that they were acquired by Addis. I imagine they will be dumbed down over time and used as a promotional brand.

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Sonny P May 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm

If there is club I would like Adams to make, this is it. Add a thinner top line and you have the perfect club for a mid to mid high handicapper. I use regular flex, thank you.

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Matt S. May 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I would still like to have Adams keep their own identity. I would like regular flex. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Ryan Blanchard May 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I would really like to see some less innovative, more traditional/classic offerings from Adams. I know their platform is based on innovation, but it seems every couple years the latest and greatest innovation falls flat and gets replaced. Anything that could rival Titleist would be great to see.

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Ian Alexander May 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I am impressed with the style , design & comprehensive testing . As a high handicap golfer looking for every assistance I can get I will give them a try. I use “A” class shafts.

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Rob May 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Just switched from TaylorMade Burner 1.0 to CB3′s. Am definately surprised at the performance of the CB3 as compared to the Burner. Although I don’t experience any distance gains, the accuracy is much better and the CB3′s seem easier to hit.
I play a Regular shaft in my irons.

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Blair Weitzel May 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Adams seems one of the top manufacturers in the industry in terms of cutting edge techology. I like where they’re going with their players type irons. Keep doin’ what your’re doin’. Reg flex steel.

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Brenton May 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I would like to see Adams come out with some new wedges to compete with the other top manufacturers. I play stiff shafts in my irons.

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Zac Boeskool May 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I love what Adams has done with their new lineup, I want to see them keep improving on the things that make them successful: sharp clubs that score low, that’s what will keep bringing me back.

Stiff flex shafts

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David Carey May 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I really love the look of Adams clubs,
I would love to see a set of blades/ semi blades combo to rival the titleist cb’s and mb’s I have now,
I play true temper x100 shafts

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Garnet May 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

What I would like to see from Adams is better distribution in Australia, very hard to find anyone who does fitting (and I dont just want to buy ‘off the rack’) keep up the great work MGS

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DL May 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

The CB3s look solid…….I’d like to see Adams develop some premier wedges to compete with titleist, and the others. The drivers, woods, hybrids, and irons are all really good… great technology and innovation. Also, it be nice to see some players win with their irons….

I have stiff shafts in my irons. Flex is becoming ambiguous though, one company’s X flex could be anothers S flex. Nice to get fit on a monitor and to see which shaft produces the right trajectory and spin. But right now, I have stock CFS stiff shafts in my i20s.

Fingers crossed on this one!

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Chengkai Chiang May 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I would like to see more forged irons from Adams for mid-handicappers. Adams has been excellent in hybrid and Fairway wood. Need to build up more reputation in their irons. Playing their A7 right now, and like the weight and design, but wish to see more forgiving design with forged materials.

Currently playing regular flex for iron sets.

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Brandom Kerr May 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

These irons look great, but in the future maybe a smooth clean look with a shiny finish. I use stiff flex irons.

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Charles May 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

It seems there more pro golfers using Adams golf clubs,that’s a plus. I think it has a impact on what the average golfer may choose to buy. Stiff flex shafts

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Steven Meyers May 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I would like to see a new putter line from Adams. I play the A7 62 Series mallet, and it is not face balanced. I would like a similar putter that is face balanced for a better setup. When I set up with the A7, it doesn’t sit perpendicular to the line, it turns a little closed. I love these CB3 irons, they look sweet, and would look even sweeter in my bag. I play an R-Flex in my irons.

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R Bronson May 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

you are doing well with Adams
I use KBS tour stiff
enter me in contest

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Jonathan Moses May 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Would like to see fitting carts for Adams products at retailers. I play kbs tour stiff shafts

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Logan May 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hurry up and drop the price on your Super XTD woods so I can buy them.

Whatever equals Project X 6.5

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david May 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

was looking forward to a combo set blades cbs and hybrids I play x flex

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Steven May 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I would like to see some more lower handicap oriented irons from Adams Golf in the future, and hope that the TMAG acquisition does not make them into a higher handicap only brand as some suspect. I also hope they continue to make the great hybrids that they are known for. (I play stiff shafts in my irons)

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Shawn May 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I’m really a fan of Adams. They should look at the enitire skill cycle of a player and create a good Adams branded beginner set then move the player into a GI set then a players set. Keep them in the Adams family.

I play regular flex shafts.

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Ron Szczotka May 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I would like to see Adams come out with a nice m/b blade and super thin top line for set up looks and confidence.I play a stiff flex shaft.

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Rick May 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I really love the look of this iron. I have only played adams A tour blacks. Looking forward to trying these. I play Reg. + KBS c-taper. Plus 0.5 inch in lenght, 2 up.

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Ihor May 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I would like to see a set with Hybrids to replace the 3 and 4 irons. Project X Shafts would also be nice. I play regular flex shafts.

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jorge May 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

would like to see adams make an updated version of their low profile fairway woods. i play a regular steel shaft in my ping irons

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Chris W May 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I play stiff shafts. The future of Adams golf should resemble its recent past. When they saw opportunity in new technologies (velocity slot technology as well as improved aerodynamics) they used their position as a smaller company to introduce them to the market before the big 3 and Ping can release similar products.
I know when I play the latest offering from Adams that I am utilizing the most/best technology to help me battle Old Man Par.

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Nick Y. May 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I would love to see more advertising for their golf clubs. The golf course I work at doesn’t sell them, but I have been very fond of my old Adams Golf hybrid I used to play. More advertising would benefit the company by allowing golfers to see exactly what they make. This way, people may be interested in the product and purchase some products with the name “Adams Golf”.

I use stiff flex btw.

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curtis m dellapenta May 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

hmmm. look so nice & i hope, let win with irons sets.. for me.. :) boy!

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Sam May 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I would like to see these come out in a satin finish and it would be pretty cool if adams could add some of the all terain all uses wedges like taylormade recently did with the ATV. Stiff shaft please?

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Josh May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I’d love to see a slightly thinner top-line, and a little more open face. Seems like the club finish of the club is the most appealing thing about it. Shape could use a little improvement.

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Jason Taylor May 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Not easy to find Adams demos in my area but these seem to look and perform well. I would also like a chrome or satin options for this set. I would likely play a regular flex.

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MikeG May 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Funny, I’d like to see TMAG leave them alone, but also put money into Adams. I play A3s, and would love to win CB3s. I would play tour 90s in stiff flex.

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Altilla May 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I would like to see Adams keep their current focus.

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Matt Aamold May 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I really like Adams irons they are all great looking irons, only thing I would like to see different is a more square toe. I play KBS Tour Stiff shafts.

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Nick May 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I would like to see better wedge options so that they can have a complet lineup.

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Jim May 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Yes please enter me in the Adams CB3 forged iron giveaway. I hit steel stiff flex shafts one inch over standard. With heads bent 2* up. I just hope Taylormade Golf takes good care of the great name Adams Golf as built. This could be a great merging. Thanks,Jim

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BD Ledbetter May 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

For me, i would like to see two things in the future from Adams:
1) a little more availability on their line; especially irons. Unless I go to a golf specific store(i.e. Golf Galaxy, Wharehouse, etc), I usually don’t see a huge selection of Adams stuff.
2) some more wedges

I play towards the x-stiff side

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Chuck May 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Like the looks alot. Would love to own a set. Got fit for a 9064 LS driver and a Fast 10 tour issue 3 wood and so far nothing has knocked them out of the bag. Thanks for the offering!

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Michael L. May 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I would like to see better grips on adams irons! just got my a7 irons a few weeks ago and I am hating the grips!

i play regular flex shafts

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Chris Gunnels May 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

In the future, I would like to see Adams golf continue making high quality golf clubs.

I play a stiff shafts.

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David May 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I just tried a few of the new Adam’s clubs at a nearby demo day and continue to be impressed with how Adams leads the way with the hybrid to traditional club sets. Keep it up! Adam’s definitely needs to continue and/or increase its efforts to talk to the pre-senior golfer and these CB3 irons represent another step in that direction.

Regular shafts would be just fine.

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P.J. Evans May 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’d like to see some emphasis on Adams wedges. I don’t know a thing about them, I’m interested to see how they compare against the others.

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Clay Matt May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I would like to see Adams continue to be an innovator even under the Taylor Made umbrella.
Game improvement has been their forte. Maybe market the irons like the hybrids. I play Regular flex.

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Lee Lewis May 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I play CB1′s right now and am afraid under the Taylormade umbrella that they will be regulated to game improvement innovation. I hope to see them continuing to create some of the best players irons out there as well. I would also be interested in a pioneering adjustable hybrid. Hybrids are so versatile these days, the idea is very intriguing.

I play stiff in my irons.

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Mike May 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I would like to see all forged irons in Satin or chrome . I play Pro Gold Forged and love them.

Soft Stepped Reg if possible.

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RoverRick May 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I would like to see Adams continue with the “Player” line of clubs, with out much offset. I loved the raw finish on the MB2 but a tad too much offset. So more raw finish players irons, and not as much offset in the hybrids.

I play a S+ in C Tapers.

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Dennis Clark May 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I would like to see more left handed iron choices, and continue to give them options on good clubs, more like player clubs, less offset, and big gun boat soles, which do get the ball air born, but learn to hit down on the ball, that is the correct way, with a narrow sole club,with meat behind the face, I like the fact that Adams has gone longer in shaft length, as I play a 40″ — 3iron. continue to make great clubs. AND LEFT HANDED, AS THAT IS WHAT I PLAY–Thanks

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Ron V May 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I really like what I see with Adams current club direction.
A heavy steel shaft like a FST Pro 125 would be a nice option for those of us who need the heavier feel. Great shaft for value and performance.
I play a stiff flex steel shaft in my irons.

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Jason May 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Irons look great. I haven’t seen Adams wedges so that might be something to see from them. They also could come out with some apparel. All I see are hats and people loyal to Adams would wear shirts and golf jackets.

I’m a lefty that plays steel stiff shafts.

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hongman May 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Wow… nice set of irons!!

I’d like to see addtional finish options for Adams irons, the ability to specify any hybrid model as substitute for long irons. and a nice set of wedges to rival the big boyz. More demo days and higher visibility marketing efforts as well would help keep Adams from sinking into a corporate black hole.

I play stiff shafts (DG S300), but would like my Adams set to be KBS Tour Stiffs

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Trey Fouche May 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Adams should focus on us seniors and mid to high handicap players with their excellent designs. TM is unlikely to let them continue to compete for the lower handicap players (which would not make good business sense anyway).

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J. Y. Popp May 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

These CB3′s look like they would be just what I need to start getting back into the game. Been laid up a long time and am really getting anxious to start walking the sod again. I play a regular shaft.

Thanks….Jim

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Travis Simon May 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I would like to see a tour chrome finish option in Adams Irons as opposed to just the black/smoke version.

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andrew May 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

i would like to see adams hang on to thier sleeper status and not turn into the next maxfli…
i play steel stiff shaft irons

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MICHAEL May 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I would LOOOOOVE to see them offer a 2 iron in there pro set! I know,big reach there especially since a lot of pros don’t carry them much these days.Still a nice dream!! I play x flex,1/2 inch over in my irons..(2* flat would be nice,too!!)

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Tony Yeh May 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Adams, pls do what you do best… STIFF

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Lou May 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I’d like to see more clubs like this! I have a set of Adams OS and they look pretty clunky compared to these. As a 68 year old senior I absolutely love the look of these both in style and appearance. Had I not just bought my Adams irons earlier this year I would have purchased these in a heartbeat.

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Ron in Boca Raton May 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Would like to see the slot technology used in a driver

Stiff graphite

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samuel maldonado May 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Lets try a set of 3-5-7-9 stiff it will help you not be short

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Hunter May 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I would like to see Adams continue the course with what they are doing and not be influence by TMAG in their pursuit of great golf products. And possible suppling me with a set of irons with a stiff shaftto help spread the Adams name where ever I go.

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Chris Myers May 11, 2012 at 12:30 am

Adams have a great reputation for producing good quality hacker friendly clubs. I would like to see that continue in the future and find ways to help us splatterers of golf balls to hit them straighter. I use regular shafts.

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Andre May 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

They need to bring back the Idea Pro Black peanut hybrid. That thing was a monster. I play Project X flighted 5.5′s in my irons.

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G McK May 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

I hope Adams retain their own identity/innovative ideas and dont get swallowed by the TM giant. My reserve driver is a 9064LS which is particularly reliable in windy conditions and I would certainly contemplate a set of Adams irons (stiff shafted)

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Brad Clarke May 11, 2012 at 1:19 am

This is exactly the type of iron set that I’d like to see more of from Adams Golf. As someone who has recently taken up golf again after a significant period of time away I’m really looking for something that inspires confidence but that doesn’t look like I’m throwing down a mallet. One addition that I would like to see (even just as an option for the set) are 3-hybrid and 4-hybrid irons. Adams hybrids are the best I’ve tried and, for my mind, would make a fantastic addition to this set.
My irons are Regular flex.

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Michael May 11, 2012 at 1:32 am

Adams makes wonderful products from players clubs to game improvement. I would like to see Adams out there advertising more aggressively tomshowmthe wide range of products. I play the KBS Tour’s in X-flex.

Thanks.

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Cleats May 11, 2012 at 2:18 am

The older I get the better Adams Clubs are. I’ve gone from the original Tight Lies through to A7′s currently with a 9064LS driver and they keep getting better and better! I play with 2 degree flat and +1/2″ regular.

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sean kim May 11, 2012 at 2:20 am

I love everything about Adams golf. It would be cool to see some more players irons and maybe some new finishes. I play my shafts in x-stiff! Go Adams Golf and MYGOLFSPY.COM!!!

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MARTIN SMITH May 11, 2012 at 2:52 am

The ADAMS clubs have their own unique development and design of clubs for most handicaps, from high to low, and they should remain that way, NOT inherit TaylorMade’s club designs, simularily as they, Adams, have done with the YES putters take over.
Hope they still grow from strength to strength and hopefully we’ll still be able to see the seniour tour players making successful use of ADAMS clubs.

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Ryan Johnston May 11, 2012 at 3:25 am

I’m loving these irons from Adams. I do really like the darker colour scheme employed in the players irons from Adams.

At the moment I’m playing Burner 2.0 at the moment in stiff flex. And currently I’m looking to upgrade to a forged game improvement iron. I’m looking at the Mizuno MP-53s, the Taylormade MCs and now these Adams CB3.

I think the dark gunmetal finish is sublime. We’ve all seen the chrome finish irons glaring in the sun when you’re out on the course and this colour sheme will really cut that out.

As far as the forged offerings from Adams if like to see them put together a combo set. I think there are a lot of players who would appreciate a little more help in the longer irons. And in addition to that Adams is ideally placed to offer Hybrids as 3 or even 4 iron replacements which would come as standard in the set.

I play a stiff shaft in all my clubs.

Ryan from Australia.

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mikerio May 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

I would hope that everyone at Adams has the chance to allow the initial ethos that they drawn up during the birth of the company to be realised. I hope that the company continues to develop clubs that represent players at every level and recognise (which I think they do now) that it is not the tour that represents golf but your weekend amateur who pays through the nose to enjoy his/her love. With this in mind I would like to see a hybrid that has a slightly flatter head than a g20 so it would have a iron like feel but also look like you could pick it off a fairway like a wood can. I would like the hybrid to have a large selection of shaft options that didn’t cost a bomb with a variety of flexs….and I want to to go dead boring straight! I want it Matt black on top and whatever Adams desire on the sole. I want this done by Christmas so that when I’m in Orlando I can pick it up from Edwin watts and murder a course with it. X

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Al May 11, 2012 at 3:59 am

I love Adams golf for their “no frill” looks and attitude. It appears to me that they make products that are real quality and will get the job done. Unfortunately that isn’t going to help them beat out the competition. I hope they find a way to keep setting the standard and still offer a “shinier” product. Some other brands are great at putting sprinkler on a turd and selling a ton of them. If Adams made a “glam” product and actually put quality into a golfer’s hand they could dominate the market.

Stiff(steel)

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mikerio May 11, 2012 at 4:01 am

Oh I am regular flex

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Susan May 11, 2012 at 4:32 am

I love Adams clubs- I have had a set of irons for 8 years and got a Speedline 10 driver 3 years ago. I think Adams just needs to keep innovating- they have great game improvement clubs and should continue applying the latest technology. I play a men’s regular flex shaft.

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Justin Taylor May 11, 2012 at 5:15 am

I have only been playing for 11 months and have been bitten hard by the golfing bug. I am 40 years old and regret not taking up this special game earlier in life . My father, identical twin brother and I all play with Adams GI clubs and love them dearly. They have been playing for 30 and 20 years respectively and both have A3OS sets. I have the Adams A7 OS max which never came to Australia so I got It online. I have tried all other brands at demo days but always find the Adams feel and forgiveness to be superior. My golf teacher also uses the MB,s from Adams and loves them. No, he is not in the senior category which everyone pigeons Adams to be. I feel that Adams are simply a company that strives for excellence and takes pride in their work. Financial success is obviously very important but its not just about the bottom line. That underdog spirit has driven them to think outside the square and has resulted in them being the most innovative golf club manufacturer
In the market today. I am excited to learn that TM have purchased Adams as I see TM having a real opportunity to harbor that culture and support Adams ideology. If they can do that then the team at Adams can really spread their wings and soar. TM whatever you do just do your best to keep the Adams team together. Give them a payrise if you must but don’t loose the spirit that makes Adam golf great. They are the underdogs and everyone loves an underdog, especially when they show the big boys a thing or two.

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Justin Taylor May 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

I hope even the guys on Oz have a chance to win these badboys? I don’t mind paying the postage. Left an earlier comment but didn’t let you know my flex. It’s R if the boys from Oz have a shot at the giveaway. Cheers

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Neil May 11, 2012 at 5:59 am

These CB3s look really good. It fits me since I’m trying to get below 10 handicap. Just enough forgiveness to help, and the looks of a players iron. I hope Adams continues to innovate under the TM umbrella. I play R flex steel shafts.

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dick May 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

Hats off to Adams for taking the industry toward an area most golf companies fear to go, the area between big and clunky and hard to hit. I like to black nickel finish and appreciate a thinner top line. Would like to see more technology put into their pro line clubs (not that I can play them). I play a men’s regular flex shaft.

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Chris Robinson May 11, 2012 at 6:12 am

Well I’d like to see Adams remain independent and continue to produce a well balanced range of clubs pushing the technological boundaries. I think they need to get a little more inventive in terms of their marketing but not too cheesy and arguably misleading. RBZ anyone?.

As Ron Burgandy would have said “Stay classy ‘Adams’ golf”.

1 degree flat and regular flex please.

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Jacob Buchanan May 11, 2012 at 6:47 am

I’ve played Adams irons for the past few years. Started with the CB1s and now the MB2 Satins. I just hope Adams retains the players irons in their line up. They have one of the best irons out there. Come on Taylormade, don’t mess a good thing up.
I play X flex

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Ken Fuchs May 11, 2012 at 6:47 am

Hope being bought by Taylormade doesn’t mean they are going to lose their creativity.

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Jeff Zeagler May 11, 2012 at 7:01 am

I hit these irons at our demo day and really loved them. I like the direction Adams is going with forging game improvement irons and hope to see continued refinement of them.

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Milton May 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

I’ve been playing a set of the first Adams A1 Hybrid Irons ever made. They continue to produce innovative hyrids and great woods for high handicap golfers. I hope that they continue to be relevant after the TaylorMade acquisition. Time will tell if Taylor just bought them for the benefit of acquiring all of Adams’ Patents. I would also like to see Adams innovate the wedge market. A wedge that combines accuracy, forgiveness and playability from many different lies would be great. I play light weight, stiff flex, steel shafts with +1 upright lie adjustment.

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david murray May 11, 2012 at 7:23 am

I would like to see Adams have more demo days. They aren’t as visible as others. I play regular shafts,1/2 in long and ultra lite.Thank you.

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Michael Barnett May 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

Love the smokey dark color to these beauties. I use a stiff flex steel shaft.

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Pat May 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

I own a set of forged idea tech A4′s and I Love them. I’d like to see Adams incorporate technology from their Idea MB2 irons into their short irons for GI sets for more accuracy. I play stiff + in my irons.

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Rob Westendorf May 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

These irons look great! I’m glad to see that the irons don’t transition to hybrids in the longer clubs. Works for most, but not for me. I’m also impressed by their choice of the Ozik Program shafts as their graphite offering. I play Fujikura graphite iron shafts in “firm”, probably stiff for most brands.

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Jason Moehl May 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

As a mid-handicap player I am looking for forgiveness and clean look. I was able to find that a few years ago with the Adams a7 irons.

The one thing that I want Adams to do and keep on doing is the black matte finish on the irons. Only negative on my a7′s is the occasional glare off the silver/chrome finish.

Love the Adams clubs and hope they continue to thrive under the TMaG.

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Taylor May 11, 2012 at 10:23 am

I really like Adams Golf, and they have been stepping it up when it comes to their iron offerings. I would like to see more marketing towards the younger demographic, because I feel if many people wrongly assume Adams makes clubs for “old people” and that certainly isn’t the case. Adams is extremely underrated and these irons are gorgeous.

I play stiff flex.

Thanks for the opportunity

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Jim May 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

I guess what I’d like to see from Adams in the future is…. more of the same forwad thinking they’ve been bringing for awhile now!
I play KBS Tour C-Taper Stiff shafts in my current irons, and won’t switch to anything else!

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Justin May 11, 2012 at 10:44 am

Great review! I love Adams Golf. I’d like to see more on the fairway woods as I’m interested in buying.

Regular flex (steel) shafts, Thanks!

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David Vasquez May 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

This is really an extensive review just like the others. I feel like you do not hold back on them as some magazines do. You are to the point! whether it be aesthetics or the actual feel/play or forgiveness of the club itself. I play Ping G2s I need to upgrade and I just haven’t really had the time to demo clubs such as the G15/G20 or anything else that claims to be an improvement iron. But I will definitely keep these in mind when I do go to demo and get fitted again.

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dunk7 May 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

I’ve been a pretty loyal buyer of Adams products so I’ve been pretty happy with most of the clubs that have been released. Only critique…like to see them only release clubs at the beginning of the season i.e April-May (I bought MB2′s and vowed to stick with them the entire season) but now that I’ve seen these and the CMB’s, Adams is going to make a liar out of me.

My shaft flex is X Flex softstepped.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Florida Golf May 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Love reading through these reviews – you do such a thorough job!

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Chris May 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Whoops, forgot to include shaft flex….Playing Ping CFS Reg at the moment.

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gerry May 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Adams is awesome with hybrids and game improvement clubs!
I would like to see Adams come out with an innovative wedge/short game system with the same confidence inspiring aspects that I get from their other great equipment!
thanx! Gerry

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Super Tuna May 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Love the review T. I also think it’s a pretty important point to touch on what Adams tried to do with making this a combo set without calling it a combo set and sticking it up against say the VR Pro Combo’s or the 588 combo’s in the market place.
The again, is this not what Ping has done with the new G20 and I20 lines as well?

What I want to see from Adams is to keep pushing the envelope. Keep pushing the looks, the funky designs, deep faced drives that a lot of the rest of the OEM’s stay away from and most importantly keep offering excellent shafts as stock choices. As more and more people finally figure out the fitting thing, I think this will push Adams more and more to the fore providing they get their name out there.
Do you want X iron brand at $899 plus $200 to go to KBS or do you want the Adams that perform the same for arguments sake that are $799? No brainer.

Shaft flex for me is stiff.

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Bill May 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I hit them and I agree with the overall analysis. the long irons seemed to wander off line, especially if there was even a trace of wind.

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Brandon May 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Great review! I would love to see Adams continue to dominate the hybrid and FW market. I play regular flex.

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Daniel Hinzman May 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Keep making clubs like these. uniflex shafts

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JamesKovakas May 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I hit the CB3 prior to purchasing Mizuno MP-69s the CB-3 has a very soft yet solid feel. I think they should be used with stiff shafts. I agree with the analysis in the review which is well written. My MP-69s have KBS Tour 90 stiff shafts.

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Matt West May 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I would like to see Adams be more vocal about different what types that match club head to golfer. Focus seems to be on clubhead (and rightfully so), but the what’s are the engine and club manufacturers aren’t upfront or clear about how those interact with clubhead and golf swing. Trajectory is key (low ball flight, high, mid, etc). I play a stiff shaft.

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ninetails May 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I hope Adams golf doesn’t change too much with the merger with Taylormade. That would be ideal.

I think KBS tours have R+ flex. If not R flex please. Thanks!

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George May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Love Adams hybrids! Love the forgiving irons. Better marketing. They need to work on their overall perceltion. Market to younger players. They are the future!

Reg flex please!

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Stephen H May 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Already have the 9064 ls dfs and super hybrid. Nice looks and performance. Would like them to continue to pair quality shaft and grips with the offerings as well as marketing to the non-hybrid iron offerings. Perhaps try to break through on the putter market by an innovated offering. Stiff shaft.

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Shockdoc17 May 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I know that Adams has traditionally been known for producing excellent clubs for seniors and women, but I think they have produced some really excellent “players” clubs in the past several years. I am currently playing the Idea Pro A12 hybrid. In my opinion, this is one of the best “iron replacement” hybrids on the mjarket. I find it to be much easier to hit than my AP2 3 iron but still very workable. I had a chance to hit the CB3 irons at Golf Galaxy the other day, and I was really impressed with these irons. I love the look and the idea of making a club that is very forgiving but looks like a players irons. This was also my first time to hit KBS shafts (it is hard to find good demo clubs when you are left handed), and I think the KBS tour shaft works really well in this club. In the future, I hope Adams continues to develop these “players” clubs and also maintains the innovative approach that they have had over the past several years.

I play DG X100 currently.

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Don May 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I love adams irons,fantastic hybrids.I play regular flex

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Robert Guinnup May 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I would like to see Adams continue to be American made. This is becoming a huge deal with a lot of the other companies being assembled and made in China, etc. I would also like the see the soles of irons specifically made for different parts of the country and the different grasses and soil conditions. Soles build for playing off Bermuda grass with sandy and clay soils in then soles designed for northern areas with bluegrass and the heavier soil condition….I play a stiff irons and extra stiff woods.

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Steve May 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Different finishes would be nice. I play with stiff graphite.

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tony May 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I love Adams clubs but because of the steep price nowadays of Adams, I have opted for a TM set of irons.

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nick May 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I would like to see adams lower their proces in hybrids….i play a extra stiff flex

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CJA May 12, 2012 at 4:37 am

I love the look of these clubs. I have hit them several times, unfortunately only into a net, so I could not see the ball flight. I relay enjoyed the feel, some forgiveness but you know when you don’t hit it well. I like the top line not too bulky like some of the game improvement clubs out there.

I would like to see Adams produce this level of club with a hybrid option. I would prefer this set with two hybrids. Perhaps a 2 and 3 iron equivalent or 3 and 4.

I am in the process of buying new irons and this club is on my short list.

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CJA May 12, 2012 at 4:40 am

OOOPs! for got to include shaft preference. I currently play regular shafts, but have been told that I should consider moving to a stiff flex

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Tim May 12, 2012 at 4:44 am

I would love to see Adams come out with the CB1 or similar design with a different finish. A finish that is durable.

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Tim May 12, 2012 at 4:45 am

I would love to see Adams come out with the CB1 or similar design with a different finish. A finish that is durable. I need an X flex please

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kevin May 12, 2012 at 7:01 am

I wouldnt change a thing your doing a great job !! I like the stiff flex

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Brian May 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

I would love to see Adams continue to make great clubs in the ‘players’ category. My biggest fear is that Taylormade will turn Adams into a Senior and Ladies company.

Stiff flex shafts.

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Jacob May 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love adams and how they are actually innovative, it’s too bad they don’t get the respect they deserve from the average consumer. I play an X flex. Thanks.

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Jim hartigan May 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

Like the player look and feel of Adams irons. Play regular flex

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Austin Grant May 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I think Adams Golf should become the next big thing. They have great golf clubs, great ideas, and with Taylormade acquiring them, they will get great recognition. I play stiff flex.

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Brian May 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Keep it the same reg shaft

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Dean Tackett May 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Please enter me into the contest for the Adams irons. I ama 12-16 HANDICAPPER AND NEED THE CONSISTENCY OF THE Adams irons. I have had MS for two yeRS AND MY GOLFF GAME IS SGTRUGGLING. I NEED CONSISTENT HELP ESPECIALLY LATE IN THE ROUND WHEN I GET TIRED OR LOOSE FOCUS.
DEAN TACKETT

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HM May 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

More Blade options

X- shafts

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Tim May 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

These clubs look sweet! I’m ready to give up on my KZG’s and go to a more “game improvement”. . . thicker top-line. . . here I come. I would love to play the KBS shafts. . .I praying and dreaming that these will be in my hands.

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Hugo Stiglitz May 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Adam – whatever magic you guys whipped up in the xtd fairways and hybrids incorporate it into every product you make. I have never been in love with a club like xtd line.

stiff flex please!

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Ryan Johnson May 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I would like to see Adam’s Golf with a wider range of fitting for left handed clubs. I love my old speedline driver but a 9.5 degree loft is to high for me so I’m forced to play a different brand. I would also like to see Adams continue producing clubs with quality shafts and grips from the manufacturer as this puts them far and above many larger companies in the golf industry when it comes to quality equipment in general.
I play 6.0 project X’s in my irons.

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Jim Thomas May 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Want to see forged clubs matched to hybrids. Stiff shaft.

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Jim Thomas May 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Like forged with hybrid sets . stiff flex

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Randy May 13, 2012 at 4:54 am

Currently playing cb2 with stiff shafts and love this clubs. CB3 looks even better. The KBS stiff are a good match for these clubs. Would love to try them. I would like to see some chome with black accents. Thanks.

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Thomas Stark May 13, 2012 at 5:38 am

I have used the idams hybrids irons for 5 years with senior shafts and I would like to see Adam Have a set of clubs for the senior with hadicaps like special grips

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Jose May 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I sincerely hope that Adam’s keeps producing quality gear like they have been for many years and that the purchase of Adam’s by Taylor Made does not affect things much. I would love to win these clubs considering I’m currently playing with my friends old clubs and these would fit me perfectly. I love the understated look of these clubs

I would love to have these with KB Tour Stiff shafts. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sincerely,
Jose

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Keith Brewer May 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I would like to see Adam’s market themselves to the younger golfers as well as to the mature golfer. Right now, I think people perceive Adam’s to be more associated with the Senior’s Tour.
I play Adams A12 Pro with KBS shafts soft stepped to 5.8 stiffness.

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gerry May 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Ricky…..your game is as solid as any! It is VERY cool watching you get it around those super tough courses the last few weeks!!! It reminds me of watching Couples, or Lanny, or Arnie back in the day! Don’t change a thing with that badass swing!!!!!

Keep up the good work dude!
G.

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tony May 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

How do you compare the CB3 to the TM R11?

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Ron May 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

These irons look and feel great. I have been really impressed with CB line-up and if the spy-pics are true about the new MB’s, I think we are in for a treat.
Adams just needs to stay true to its vision of bringing the #1 hybrid in the game year-in year-out and options for all levels of gamers.
Stiff shafts in my CB3′s please!

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Eddie J May 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I suggest that Adams use Yani more prominently in marketing and promotions. She’s one of the all time greats, and underused. My shafts are DG S300. Thank you very much Golfspy for hosting this contest and for the professional insights, reviews and opinions.

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Josh B May 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I would like to see Adams Golf build a better reputation for irons, wedges and woods rather than just hybrids. Regular Flex

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Andrew May 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I would like to see a pro combo set made like Nike has. Cavity clubs in the higher irons and pure blades in the lower irons. I play stiff flex cb2′s at the moment.

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Lim Kien Yen May 14, 2012 at 1:15 am

I’ve always had a soft spot for Adams Golf and I hope TM are not going to meddle too much in the great work the Adam guys have been doing. Heaven forbid they discontinue Adams Golf. I game stiff shafts.

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Warwick Robinson May 14, 2012 at 4:29 am

I would like to see a set of Admas Gi clubs done in the traditional manner – forged stainless steel, stainless shafts.
and does the extra length on the clubs actually make it easier or more difficult to hit?
I think that the Golfspy T actually hit the nail on the head when remarking about the make up of the sets nowadays. why make a 3 iron (that is in reality a 2 iron) that no body can hit anyway.
Me plays a regular shaft.

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Miboy62 May 14, 2012 at 5:17 am

Great review, Adams makes a great clubs
Less releases in the mid to high handicap range.
Stiff Flex

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Jeff May 14, 2012 at 7:02 am

I play stiff shafts, standard length and lie (& hope I win).
I would like to see Adams go back to more chrome / steel finish on the irons and the sole of the woods. The black or colored finishes look great when new, but tends to wear away quickly. In fact, I would like to see a more durable finish on the sole of many of the Adams clubs. (case in point- I have an old set of Adams Idea A1Pros 3-PW and Idea Pro Gold wedges that clean up great and look nearly new, but have a set of A7s (that I love) but the black/graphite finish on the back is all nicked up and Tom Watson wedges w/ black finish that have completely wore the finish off). Likewise with the woods – I have Adams Redline RPM woods that still shine, but have an Speedline 11 driver that the sole already looks dull. Love the performance, would love it better if they looked better for a longer time.

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Keith Cox May 14, 2012 at 7:39 am

I don’t think there is much Adams can do to improve!… They make some of the best clubs on the market , they offer high end shafts at no additional cost! What other company does that?… I play xstiff shafts and I have a man crush on Adams .

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Seve May 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

I would like to see Adams better develop their wedges and I play regular flex KBS iron shafts. It will be interesting to see what happens to Adams after being acquired by Taylor Made. Does that mean Tom Watson will be playing Taylor Made equipment soon?

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Tyk May 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

I need to win these. Seriously, I want them.

I’m hoping that the only change made to Adams with the Taylor Made acquisition is a higher profile and more effective marketing strategy. As a long time fan of Adams I would really like to have better access to Adams products in the more “average” golf shop. I really like the way Adams seems to be able to simultaneously focus on different levels of golfers and pretty much hit the mark in each segment. I hope this continues.

Eric

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RLMayes May 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I believe it would be great if you could get a tour pro to play your clubs. Then it would only take one win before everyone would want a set!
I’m ashamed to say this but I was taken in by some Callaway irons and then found out that they were from Japan (absolutely horrendous clubs). So I’m not playing very much anymore. I would love to win a set so that I could return to playing. I use a stiff shaft , one-half inch longer.
Thank you!

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Edward Godfrey May 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I have a set of Idea Pro Golds with the 3&4 Hybrids and although the Project X 5.0 flighted shaft is a bit heavy for me at 115 grams I love the buttery feel of the 8620 forged irons. I believe the CB3′s with the lighter R/flex KBS shaft would be a better fit for this old man. Either way Adams make some of the finest irons in existence. Hopefully TM will give you the continued ability to make these fine products!
Thanks for the chance…
ER Godfrey

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Rick May 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I play stiff shafts. These irons look great. I hope Adams continues to develop cutting edge design

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Adam May 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

i usually shot a 200 – maybe these can help me break that elusive 199 make

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Adam May 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

mark*

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Ben Schillig May 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I have become more interested in Adams over the past few years. After playing with their hybrids for a while I would really like to try their irons.
I play x-flex shafts in my irons.

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A. taylor May 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

These look great. They’re a little bulkier than my cb2′s but I’d game’em. I also wouldn’t mind swapping out my cb2 4 and 5 for a cb3′s. I wonder what that will do for my game….

I hope TMAG allows Adams to continue marketing and producing great hybrids.

Currently playing stiff shafts.

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curtis May 15, 2012 at 12:37 am

:/ hmm? look so nice! whew! that kbs tour 90 stiff is really so very, very good
i hope, get win the iron set for me.. i hope ;/

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Ortiz216 May 15, 2012 at 6:17 am

I think Adams has some of the best Drivers, players and semi-players(slight GI) irons in the market right now. We all know how great the Super GI and Hybrids are. I have hit these and like them a lot. Loved the looks and feel.

I think with some of the TM money, they should have more demo days to let people know how great thier stuff is. Also a Combo set of 4-GW with something like CB3 4-5, CB2 6-8 and MB 9-GW in Black PVD would be awesome. Or what ever is new in the works. Hopefully TM doesn’t harpoon them like Cally/Hogan.

I Currently play stiff shafts, 1 flat, standard length. Thanks and keep up the good work MGS and ADAMS!

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Damon May 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

In the future, I would like to see Adams golf increase their custom fitting options. By this I mean they need to focus more on on course and in store fittings using state of the art flight scope technology.

I currently play KBS Tour Stiff flex shafts in my irons.

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Will May 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

I want to see Adams continue to offer great shafts as the default option on their clubs….

It would be nice if they had some of their other shafts as options in the fitting cart, though (looking at you Black Tie!)

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Les May 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

I would like to see Adams reinforce their position as the easiest set of clubs to play through the bag. I am a senior player and play to a 1 handicap. I have 3 Adams hybrids (3,4,&5) in my bag. I can honestly say that without the option of a hybrid my handicap and scores would be higher and I would be seriously challenged when playing longer courses. I have played with all the top hybrid clubs including those of their new parent company. My Adams hybrids out perform all of the rest. That’s not just me, it’s conformation from my peers who constantly reach into my bag to find out what I am using. The market segment of older players with slower swing speeds is a growth market that only Adams has addressed. They have accomplished that with a no nonsense approach to developing lighter clubs that perform, not an easy task. Taylormade needs to allow that philosophy to continue. The opportunity for them is to apply their marketing juggernaut to the Adams brand and get out of the way.

Les

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David Coburn May 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

I would hope that Calloway does not reassign the Adams design engineers and creative personnel away from their great work currently on the market. Leave Adams as a niche market for those of us that appreciate their work. Adams is ahead of the curve with their new finishes and especially their iron styles so, Calloway, leave them alone please. Don’t diminish your talent pool.
I use stiff shafts in my irons and I currently play the 9064 LS driver and a low profile RPM 3 wood.

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David Coburn May 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

Jeez, I meant to say Taylormade. Don’t know how Calloway got into my note….. guess I’m just stupid….

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Sean D May 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The CB3 looks to be the perfect iron. Looks as if Adams has built a players iron that’s extremely workable but still has the forgiveness of the A4 or A12. I have held them at a demo day and at address they scream confidence. I would play the heck out these if I could get lucky enough to win such a awesome prize. I play X-STIFF. Thanks

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SNS May 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I have just started to play golf (in 2011) and shosed an old setup with Adams idea pro gold (forged) stiff flex graphite shafts. Both the irons and the hybrids works excellent for me. Enough forgiving and great playability. It’s like “falling in love” for the first time. Feels perfect! I was told this was not clubs for a beginner but they looked and felt that dam good so I bought them anyway. Have not regret it a single time, and I still don’t understand why they are not for beginners…
I would like to see more inovation/thinking in custom setups and possibility to balance the clubs for more finetuning. Today it’s feels more like a coincident if a certain club fits you “perfect” or just “good”.

And golfspy: great reviews! Keep up the good work

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Chris May 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I would like to see Adams come out with a driver that performs like some of the component driver heads. Big hitters will always damage driver heads but the component companies seem to be a little more durable. Adams is already know for being long so what not try to keep the performance with a little better durability. If there is any OEM shop that can do it, Adams can.

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Lionel May 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I would simply like to see Adams continue to put out some best looking clubs on the market. While I don’t play Adams equipment, I wouldn’t hesitate taking a close look at them the next time I’m in the market. Their designs appeal to me. Not too flashy. Innovative use of new technology. Classic look over the ball.
I play with stiff flex shafts in my irons (ProjectX flighted 6.0).

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Josephine May 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Enjoy Adams hybrids. Excellent look and feel. I play with regular shaft. Would like to see more marketing events across cities so that we can try out the irons before purchasing.

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LH Clendenin May 17, 2012 at 1:36 am

I currently bought the adams 9064ls driver based off your reveiw and love it. In the future I would like to see an option to get a 3 iron in all adams irons. I play stiff flex irons.

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Scott May 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

I wod like to see Adams continue on the path they have been on for the last ten years, I play CB2′ and absolutely think they are the best irons I have ever swung!!

STIFF is my choice

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Gary L. May 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Enjoy MGS very much. Great reviews and comments. Have used the Adams a4R. Very good irons. Test drove the CB2, a real winner. Fixin’ to (that’s Texan for I’m about to pull the trigger) on a set of CB3s win, lose or draw.

Would like to see Adams come out with GI/player irons that have conventional lofts. The strong lofts screw up the scoring irons and make wedge selection more difficult.

I play regular flex graphite.

Thanks MGS!

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Al M May 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Wow !!! Wow !!!! those irons look teriffic would I like to get my hands on a set like that. I currently play the Adams Idea Pro foged irons and just will not part with them. I play with a regular shaft. I have tried many different ones and just keep those in the bag. Adams does a super job whatever they do they always seem to come out on top.

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Jeremy Heslop May 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I would like to see adams have a fitting system like mizuno. I play stiff iron shafts.

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Kristofer Anderson May 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

TM seems to have the golden touch when it comes to marketing. They have become the Apple of the golfing world and this leaves the future of Adams in question. TM obviously determined there is a substantial upside to the Adams name and/or patents and products. With the number of TM drivers in bags these days, they may be looking to integrate the Adams hybrid line to officially dominate the woods market. With Yes putters included, there could be a drastic increase in putter offerings as well.

All I hope is that I can still buy a hybrid that isn’t white in a couple years.

Extra stiff iron shafts.

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Pat Hoppa May 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

Previous CB irons from Adams were great! I hope their recent changes allows them to continue developing these exciting new products.

Stiff shafts

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tom whitehead May 19, 2012 at 4:32 am

\great review of of some great clubs. Adams should continue with their hybrid domination of the market. \reg graphite for me please…thanks tom

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Dave May 19, 2012 at 6:25 am

I like what Adams have been doing the last 5 years or so. I look forward to more evolution of their brand. Hopefully they don’t become the R13 protos.

X steel

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David Falgout May 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Just demo’d these today with the Stiff Flex among a ton of other irons and these were by far my favorite. Unbelievable feel. Not only did I hit these farther (I hit a 7 farther with the cb3 than most other 6′s I tried) but I also hit these more accurately and more consistently. I think the reviewers shouldnt be taken lightly when they say they would consider putting these in their own bag. I would love to win this contest so I could do the same. I think the only thing Adams need to do if the rest of their products are like this is improve their marketing. They definitely caught my eye but only after I tried it first-hand.

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Jonathan May 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would like to see an improvement in Adams Warranty / Customer Service, because I’ve had problems in the past. I play stiff flex shafts. Thanks for the contest.

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Magnus Alvarsson May 22, 2012 at 12:45 am

I live in Asia and basically there is no visibility for Adams almost anywhere in Asia. I play Adams driver, woods and hybrids and would one to try the irons as well, but since nowhere to try I can not, I would want the Adams brand to continue to develop outstanding products and to expand in Asia so that we also can buy their products without hassle.

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Benjie Blake May 22, 2012 at 10:01 am

I would like to see Adams (and all club makers) improve on the durability of the BLACK finish. I love the look but how long they stay black is an issue.

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Benjie Blake May 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

Oh and I do use Stiff Flex shafts.

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Brandon May 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

Awesome contest! I would like to see Adams continue to be Adams. With the Adidas/Taylormade acquisition I fear they will start adding clubs geared more towards the younger “bomber” crowd. I just recently fell in love with Adams’ clubs and I fear change. Keep being great Adams! Regular flex shaft. Thanks!!

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Bill Boorse May 23, 2012 at 6:56 am

I use the 3 and 5 woods and love them.

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Bill Boorse May 23, 2012 at 6:58 am

regular shafts.

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Casey L. Patterson May 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

I think that with Adams Golf being purchased by Taylormade-Adidas AG you have the making of a perfect storm for the golf consumer. Taylormade has established itself as a marketing powerhouse even with the golf club industry suffering in sales globally. The brand loyalty of it’s wood lines is stunning given their annual turnover of models. Adams on the other hand has been known by industry insiders as a cutting edge technology driven company. Astute (not just seniors and ladies) golfers were already aware of the often understated Adams golf advantage. With the patents on Adams hybrid and wood technologies expiring soon they are now postured to change the makeup of golf club sets forever. Linking Adams hybrid and irons technologies with Taylormade woods and brand loyalty should make them the major player across all skill lines of equipment in golf. From the better player to the weekend hacker they should be able to meet all needs with highly competitive price points. WIth this merger and the Taylormade advertising machine getting teed up other brands must be shaking in their pocketbooks. As long as they stay true to allowing both companies to maintain their identities future success seems to be a no brainer.

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Justin Gereau May 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Adams is coming out with great GI irons. I would like to see stronger loft options available. I play stiff iron shafts.

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Mike May 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Great Looking Iron….. One thing I would like to see from Adams is a better offering of wedges. They have great Irons, I have the Idea a12 OS, the hybrids are the best, but Wedge offerings aren’t on par……

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Phil Z May 24, 2012 at 5:44 am

Adams needs to stay the course. Stay faithful to their intended market. Currently play A4′s and love them. Regular flex for me.

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lanny May 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

i’m hopeful that adams will continue to offer innovative options throughout their golf line. sets like the a12 os and idea tech v3 show a true effort to use technology to improve the average golfers game.

i play regular flex graphite shafts.

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Michael May 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I would like to see Adams come out with more aggressive styling in their irons to match cobra and tm. To me, Adams has always looked like your “grandfathers” clubs, but you can’t argue with the performance. I think the cb3 blacks are on the right track. Good looking irons! I play light weight stiff steel shafts in my irons.

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Corban Bates May 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I would like to be entered into the contest. I would like to see Adams advertise more. They have great equipment but I don’t think most golfers consider their brand to be competitive with Taylormade, Callaway, etc. Right handed, stiff steel shafts, clubs need to be lengthened 1.25″. I live near Richardson so I could easily go to your custom fitting center should I win. Good luck everyone!

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Charles May 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

Just bought Speedline F11 Driver & 3 Wood.Would like a new set of CB3 irons steel shaft /stiff flex.Please enter me in contest.Thanks

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Eric Hutchens May 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

These are beutiful clubs! They are what I would like to play, game improvement irons that don’t look like shovels at the end of a stick. These look sweet! Would also like to try the KBS shafts in stiff!……………….

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Chris M. January 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to hit an Adams CB3 demo 6-iron. Not knowing anything about it (Player’s iron? Game-improvement? Super game-improvement?), I had no preconceived notions about the club. These are reasonably forgiving and long. As a 16.8 index, this was helpful in that it had been awhile since I last hit balls. Though forged, the CB3 irons are only marginally softer feeling than my cast Pings. The standout is having KBS Tour 90 shafts as the stock offering! I would recommend any decent ball striker (and those who think they are) to try these before buying. I wish I had!

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Lev May 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I know I’m late to the conversation, but I went to get fully fitted for clubs at TourStop at WGV today (something that was not well done at Edwin Watts whent I got the clubs I’m currently using). The process was a solid two hours (maybe a little more) and we went to the range three times (at the suggestion of the fitter NOT the fittee, which I appreciate). I went with Mizuno JPX 825 Pro, TaylorMade Rocket Bladez, and Callaway RazorX Hot in mind (in that order) but kept my mind totally open because, really, WTF do I know. I hit those and it was between the Bladez and the 825 Pros with different, lighter, shafts (in that order). So we went back and he brought out the CB3s, which I learned later that most of the guys at the store use them (CB2 or CB3) and you’d think the guys there know a thing or two about clubs.

Anyway, I hit the CB3s (and I mis-hit them) and almost all of the hits (and mis-hits) went well. VERY WELL! VERY VERY WELL! And believe me, I tried to hit the Bladez and 825 Pros as well (or as bad) but there just wasn’t a comparison in flght, feel, performance (not in that order). So I bought the CB3s, except they didn’t have them in stock…

I will let you know how I REALLY do with them (in the real world once I pick them up next week), but I’m fairly optimistic! Actually, VERY! optimistic! LOL!!!

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Simrandeep CHAMAK July 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm

My CB3 Steel – Reg have proved perfect for my game. I am a casual golfer and I am happy I bought them. They launch my ball high, I love the sound & the feel when struck well from the sweet spot. I feel that KBS Tour90 shaft is lighter and well tuned as a stock offering. The clubs are appropriately forgiving while stock Adams grip is perfect as well. The overall quality of the product is commendable and I would recommend these to anyone who is a weekend / casual golfer and wants to enjoy his game. Thanks!

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gordon July 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Has anyone tried these with the graphite shafts?
I was thinking of the new Cobra Amp, but their lofts of too jacked up.
If anyone has played or hit some with the graphite shafts please let me know your thoughts and if they are worth the up charge from the KBS steel.
Thanks

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