Adams Golf is changing the way golfers view forged irons sets, blending the
look and feel of the traditional forged iron with the company's Cut-Thru Slot
and hybrid technology to create one of the most unique sets on the market.
“We created a forged iron that’s caught up to our legendary hybrid
technology, breaking the mold of what’s been around for 80 years,” said Justin
Honea, Senior Director of Research and Development. “Most blades sacrifice
distance for workability but we’re giving extra yards and improvement on
According to Adams, the average PGA TOUR player
carries at least one hybrid in the bag — a number that has increased over the
years with the decline of traditional long irons and the rise in hybrids and
Instead introducing a set of forged irons that had
traditional long irons, Adams' R&D team decided to replace the 3- and 4-iron
with easier-to-hit DHy driving hybrids.
Released earlier this year at
the Shell Houston Open, the DHy is a hollow-bodied hybrid that features
bulge-and-roll face construction and a slot in the bottom of the sole that
increases ball speeds. The club also has a center of gravity that's in-between
an iron and fairway wood, giving it a more penetrating ball flight with more
forgiveness and less spin.
In addition to the easier-to-hit long irons,
the 5-7 nickel-plated cavity-back irons are comprised of a multi-piece forging
process that boasts two tungsten plugs in the toe that balance out the iron, and
the company's Cut-Thru Slot Technology in the sole of the iron.
also feature a floating stainless-steel face that's added to each iron, leaving
a space between the cut-thru slot and the face, giving the iron a sping-like
effect for increased ball speeds. The technology is similar to what's found on
the Adams Tight Lies, which has cut-thru slots in the crown and sole that give
the club a COR (coefficient of restitution) that's close to the USGA's legal
To improve the sound of the iron, rubber foam was injected into
the sole to fill the space between the face and the slot. The foam improves
forgiveness and, according to Adams, doesn't alter the spring-like effect.
The 8-PW also have a slot in the sole, but because short irons are
expected to go a certain number, the space between the face begins to shrink,
thereby ensuring that the ball doesn't go 142 yards on one hole and 152 yards on
Adams Golf's XTD Forged irons will be available Nov. 15 with
KBS C-Taper steel shafts for $1,100. UST's Mamiya Recoil graphite shafts — the same shaft Ernie Els switched to recently
— will also be
available for $1,200.