Adams’ new XTD irons are the first to feature a cross-cavity design combined with Cut-Thru velocity slots to create even more distance.
The XTD series houses the company’s thinnest cast-iron face to date, promoting maximum deflection and ball speed. Its club engineering promotes ideal launch angles throughout the set, with explosive height off of the face, penetrating ball flight and more preferable descent in attacking the pin.
“As opposed to the standard practice of strengthening irons lofts, we’re providing distance while retaining optimal ball flight,” said Justin Honea, Senior Director of Research and Development. “By integrating thinner faces and Cut-Thru Slot technology into irons, we’re making it much easier for players to produce higher, longer, straighter and more consistent shots.”
An industry-first cross-cavity technology help keep errant-struck shots on their proper path. Constructed for players of all skill levels, XTD irons boast a center of gravity (CG) moved off the face to generate gear effect similar to a hybrid. The result is corrective spin to straighten off-center hits.
A priority for Adams’ engineering team was to redistribute mass from the face to the rear. Shifting CG to a more ideal location helps get the ball in the air faster and stabilizes the club at impact, especially on off-center strikes, adding to overall consistency throughout a round.
Players will immediately take note of the improved alignment on XTD irons. Framed scorelines include a polished finish to set the club on its correct line at address. After contact, a pressure piston dramatically decreases vibration. Direct pressure on the back of the face produces the crisp sound of a forged iron, while competitors use a simple badge. This also encourages players to drive through the shot.
Details: Available from April 2014. RRP £499.99 (4-PW) with KBS Tour 90 and £599 with Matrix Program Q series graphite. Visit the Adams Golf website.
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