Adams New Idea

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The Hybrids Test 2014: Adams New Idea

Cost: £129

Tech: A refined slot design increases ball speeds, creates higher launch and additional distance on off-centre shots.

What we said... James Ridyard: “More of a closed face than the Pro. More of a wood design than a hybrid, contrast between top and face works. Felt like a good swing weight, heavy. Slight curve to the leading edge works from rough and tight lies.” Joel Tadman: “Loads of forgiveness, solid feel but not overly workable. Slot on top appears more subtle on a larger head.” Peter Ward: “One of my straightest clubs, found it difficult to curve. Much more appealing to hit than my long irons.” Ross Nichols: “I don’t like the look of the slot, Easy to align. Like the feel of the tacky grip.”

Pros: Confidence-inspiring look and feel.

Cons: Not overly versatile or workable.

The numbers: Distance consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8.5 Looks: 7 Feel: 8 Forgiveness: 8.5 Versatility: 7.5

TG Rating: 8/10

Details: Lofts: 16.5°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 32° Contact: www.adamsgolf.eu

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