Adams Idea a12 OS Hybrid Irons

adams-idea-a120s-hybrid-irons-review.jpgYou're looking a the newest generation of the Adams Golf family, the Idea a12 OS hybrid irons, which were designed to be the most forgiving and accurate hybrid iron set ever manufactured. The Adams Idea a12 OS hybrid irons are built with ultra thin faces, perimeter weighting and low CG's (center of gravity) throughout the entire set. All of this is in an attempt to keep your ball in the fairways and on the greens more often. The a12 OS set feature deeps undercut cavity-back irons, redesigned transitional hybrids, as well as hybrids utilizing Adams patented Velocity Slot Technology for the first time ever!

A few weeks back our buddies at Adams Golf asked us to put their newest game improvement set through the paces. And we did just that! On the simulator, at the range, and on the course (of course). We let em rip and then added up the data, which we're happy to share with you, but first check out this handsome images of our test subjects...

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Adams Idea a12 OS Hybrid Iron Key Features:

  • Adams (patented) Velocity Slot Technology.
  • Ultra Thin Face.
  • Perimeter Weighting.

The Review:

adams-golf-idea-a12os-hybrids.jpgFeel: (8.5 out of 10) The Idea a12 OS set feels somewhat heavy, yet extremely comfortable when in your hands. If you've never hit a hybrid set of irons you might not like the initial feel this set delivers. After a few sessions on the range we quickly came to love how this set feels. Our suggestion would be to make sure you spend some time with this set before you decide weather you like it or not.

Design: (10 out of 10) With the addition of Adams Velocity Slot Technology, a thinner face, and the perimeter weighting, the a12 OS hybrid irons have a design that is off the charts in our books! This set of irons and hybrids incorporates some real ingenuity and forward thinking that you simply don't see everyday. Oh yeah, and did we mention... They're beautiful too, it's hard to understate that fact.

Distance: (8.5 out of 10) The rating we've given here is a little deceiving, only because the distance that these irons deliver when compared to similar sets on the market are only slightly above average in our testing. But if we were to break it down by irons and hybrids, the hybrids in the a12 OS set are heads above the competition. The Velocity Slot Technology truly works. The velocity slot works just like a spring and rockets your ball through air upon impact It's no wonder why Adams hybrids were given the moniker "the #1 hybrids in golf". In fact throughout our research we've even discovered that there are many pros on the PGA tour that play Adams hybrids, even without a sponsorship. That's saying something!

Control: (9.5 out of 10) For golfers who are attempting to lower their handicap (and who isn't?) this set offers excellent control and accuracy. When compared to similar sets we've tested recently the a12 OS hybrid irons come out on top. In fact, on average the a12 OS set was 4.1% more accurate than Nike's VR Pro Combo Irons, and 6.4% more deadly than Cobra's S3 Max Hybrid Iron set.

Value: (9 out of 10) We feel that this hybrid iron set's asking price is right on the money! At just one penny under 700 bones you can't ask for much more technology and innovation in one tight little package.

The Bottom Line: If you've been tinkering around with the idea of purchasing a hybrid iron set that is also designed for game improvement we highly recommend you take a close look a the Adams Idea a12 OS Hybrid Irons. For golfers with a 10 handicap or higher this set has a real opportunity to shave some strokes off your game and keep you out of the thick stuff on a more consistent basis. If you haven't already, get your hands on a set at your local pro shop or sporting goods store and check them out for yourself... or better yet find a Adams Golf demo day in your area and try out the Idea a12 OS Hybrid Irons by clicking HERE. And for more on the a12 OS hybrid iron, check out this quick video embedded below...

Price: $699.99 or go to: AdamsGolf.com

February 27, 2012 7:00 AM | Golf

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