Anyone Still Play Adams?



  • blackngold_bloodblackngold_blood Golf Ball Whacker Guy  1109WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 1,109
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    My wife bought me a set of XTD A Tour irons for our anniversay not knowing anything about them. I didn't want to break her heart, so I took them out for a round and I am glad I did. They were easily the best feeling most accurate irons I have played.

    Work in progress and will be updated after St. Andrews!!

    Ball: OnCore Elixr
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  • 2Down2Down  218WRX Points: 102Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 218
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    Still have a 23º 9031 with a Mitsubishi Diamana in the bag. Adams were the first to offer aftermarket shafts in a retail version of a club that i can think of.

    and like most, it seems, I was bummed when they got bought by Taylormade.
    Ping G410+ tensi orange s
    Cobra F8+ 3-4 15°  Aldila NV 2KXV 75 Green w/Cobra smart grip
    Adams 9031 18° Mitsubishi diamana
    Adams 9031 23° Mitsubishi diamana 
    Mizuno MP5 5-W KBS tour 120 S
    Vokey sm7 50° 12° b
    Mizuno T7 54° 12°b
    Ping glide 2 58°. ES
    Ping anser f titanium pixel
    Pro V1

  • TroutflyTroutfly  257WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 257
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    Steelfiber I-95's and di-85S hybrid

  • MuskieCyMuskieCy Center Cut 404WRX Points: 147Members Posts: 404
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    Adams Forged Tour and Adams Tour A's are still cutting edge,......5 years after Adams cashed out hugely to TM.

    TM stole the technology and said to Adams, see you in court.

    Who was the winner in that deal?

    My Adams XTD drivers all have the vaunted TM "Hammerhead" technology. They are five years old.
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  • dfrautschdfrautsch  9WRX Points: 8Handicap: 4Members Posts: 9
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    I cannot knock the Idea Pro hybrids out of the bag. The 23 is a permanent fixture in the bag, but I do go back and forth between a 18 and 20 for my 3 iron replacement. Clean look. Very versatile. No fear of the hook. I just trust that they are going to do what I expect them to do.
  • Tim SherwoodTim Sherwood  391WRX Points: 119Handicap: HighMembers Posts: 391
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    I still play a Speedline Super S driver, Xtd TI 3h and Xtd Ti 3 wood. Unbelievable clubs.
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  • thed0nthed0n  103WRX Points: 51Handicap: 12.9Members Posts: 103
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    Still rocking the XTD Ti *18 hybrid and the Dhy *21. Nothing better for the price. And if you like to tinker, you can score TM tipped shafts for cheap for the XTD hybrid.

    Also, I got my Dhy head for less than $25, you can still find them too. It plays like a hybrid but people will think you are player for having a driving iron in the bag.

    Ping G400 Max *9 w/ Aldila Tour Green ATX65 Stiff
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 3W *15 w/ Fubuki Z 70 Stiff
    Adams XTD Ti *19 w/ Matrix Ozik Red Tie HQ3 Stiff
    Adams XTD Ti *22 w/ Matrix Ozik Red Tie HQ3 Stiff
    Callaway Apex Forged CF 16 5-PW w/ TT XP95 Stiff
    Mizuno S5 *52.08 and *56.14 w/ TT Dynamic Gold
    Callaway PM Grind *60.10 w/ KBS Tour V
    Odyssey #7 WHP w/ P2 Aware Tour

  • stuball10stuball10  12WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 12
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    Still love my a12 17 degree with oban devotion.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13172WRX Points: 2,109Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,172
    Joined:  edited Nov 8, 2018 #70
    I have a few tour issue clubs I use at times

    28* 6h a12 proto

    52 / 56 / 60 puglielli tour issue chrome wedges

    I also still have my LDA heads in 10.5* ... 9015d and 9016d .. awesome clubs

    Ping G400 LST 11* Aldila RIP Phenom 50tx
    Ping G400 3w 14.5* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD Hyb 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6-GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Eye2+ 53* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110
    Callaway PM 64* UST 110
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • autronicdsmautronicdsm  801WRX Points: 98Handicap: 999Members Posts: 801
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    I occasionally play with MB2 irons.
  • 3wiggle3wiggle  43WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 43
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    CMB's in da bag. Super LS 3, 5 woods. Have CB3's for winter rounds, as they are more forgiving. Also have Idea Pro hy. 18 ,21, 24 avail when needed. Yes I love the Adams stuff. I supported the Texas company's for sure, dont get me started on my Hogan stash !
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  • BIG STUBIG STU  12329WRX Points: 2,511Handicap: 5.0Members Posts: 12,329
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    I played a4 forged irons for years and years until I needed to meet CoC. I still think the a4 is the best forged iron ever made.

    I currently bag a Tight Lies 2 fairway wood. I'm a big fan of the Tight Lies series of woods, designed "sole"y for use off the ground. Low profile and a 2-3 degrees flatter. Gorgeous woods.

    The Taylormade $250 GAPR clubs are just DHYs with a new paintjob. The clubs are virtually identical.
    I can not believe this the world must be coming to a end. I am actually agreeing with Piney and gave him a like too! I just recently put my Adams 16* Tight Lies fairway back in the bag. And you are correct the sole is designed for off the ground. If I have to use it off the tee I just put it flat. Some call it a 3 wood but in my book it is a 4 wood. Depending on what irons I am playing that day I may put an old Adams a-12 OS 4 hybrid in the bag. I did have to do a little work on it but it is not a hook machine for me. I hit all of my old Macgregor blade long irons good but do not hit my MP-68 or 2013 Forged long irons that well so if I play them the little Adams hybrid goes in

    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Old Adams A-10 OS 22* Pro Launch Red Regular
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Ping Zing 60* Stock Ping shaft
    Putter 1997 Scotty Santa Fe rusty as heck named "Rusty

  • BlakesterBlakester  1480WRX Points: 104Handicap: 11Members Posts: 1,480
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    I picked up a set of Adams XTD Forged Irons earlier this year and really like them. Don't see them leaving for a while. Actually got them LW-5.
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero, Diamana D+ 63g Stiff
    Callaway XR 5 wood, Project X LZ 6.0
    Callaway XR 7 wood, Project X LZ 6.0
    Titleist 915 H 24*, Diamana D+ 82 HY Stiff
    Adams XTD Forged PW-5, Aldila RIP Tour 115 Stiff
    TaylorMade ATV 54 and 58, Ozik Program 130 Stiff
    Scotty Cameron CA Monterey, 35"
  • mongo54mongo54  39WRX Points: 30Handicap: 2Members Posts: 39
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    Still play Adams 9064LS . Very hard to miss a fairway with it
    Callaway Rogue
    Taylormade 3w
    Callaway Epic hybrid
    Callaway Rogue 5 wood
    Mizuno MPH 5-PW
    Vokey 50,56
    Scotty Cameron Red X2
  • JBent9610JBent9610  440WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 440
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    D:Fast12 LS, 9015D, and XTD Ti. Of the 20+ drivers I have ever played, the Fast 12 is my favorite. Would still like to try the 9064LS and Launch Lab.

    FW: Super LS 5w and Tight Lies 2 Ti 3 wood. I need a heavier shaft for the TL2. The various threads about the BTY have piqued my interest in those. The Super LS is tied with my Ping Tisi Tecs for my favorite fairway woods.

    H: Speedline Super XTD 15°. Have XTD Ti 20° and 23° heads that I need to get shafts for. I used to use the Super XTD hybrid as my fairway wood as it is really long for a hybrid.

    Would like to try the CMB or XTD forged irons, but I know I don't have the game for them. Would also like to try the A4 forged or one of the CB series irons.

    Wedges and putters are the only Adams clubs that I have never been interested in.
    Fast 12LS/Classic Custom XL/King LTD
    Super LS/Tisi Tec/F6 Baffler/Egg Spoon/CB1
    X-20/XL2000/EX-1/GC Mid/TFT2003
    ISI W2
    X-Forged Vintage/Eye2+
    WHT 7H
  • DaveGoodrichDaveGoodrich SoCal 1084WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 1,084
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    In the current bag:

    XTD Forged Irons 6 - PW

    dHy 24*

    In "reserve":

    Several 9064ls drivers

    Several Fast 12 LS drivers

    Super LS driver

    Tight Lies 2 14* 3-wood

    17* Super Hybrid

    18* and 23* Pro hybrids

    21* and 27* dHy hybrids

    CMB 4-GW

    A4 Forged 4-PW

    CB1/Pro Black MB Combo Set 4-GW

    The vast majority of my large stash of clubs are either Adams or Titleist.
    Titleist 917D3 w/YS-6+
    Exotics EX-10 Beta 13* w/YS-7+
    Titleist 909h 17*, 21* and 24* w/YS-hybrid
    Adams XTD Forged 6-PW with Aldila RIP Tour 115 (bent to 5* loft gaps)
    Vokey SM4 TVD 50M, SM6 56S and 60M with Aldila RIP Tour 115
    Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #5
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  • wickedhookwickedhook  242WRX Points: 45Handicap: 9Members Posts: 242
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    "CB1/Pro Black MB Combo Set 4-GW"

    I've never seen that combo set, did you put it together or was it an Adams offering? I may be still gaming CB1's if had that combo!
    Cobra Bio Cell Pro Driver
    Adams Pro 16* Hybrid
    Adams Super 9031 20* Hybrid
    Bridgestone J15MB 4-PW
    Mizuno S18 52/56/60
    Cameron Circa 62 #3 350g
  • High Plains DriverHigh Plains Driver Chip Yipper Extraordinaire  2381WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 2,381
    Joined:  edited Nov 8, 2018 #79
    Still have:

    CMB's 4-G

    V3 Forged 3-6 hybrids, 7-P

    A7 4 (tour issue iron, not hybrid)-G

    RPM LP 15°, 17°, 19°, and 21°

    BTY 14.5°, 16.5°, and 18.5°

    Super Black 21°

    a12 Pro 20° and 23°
    I am not brand loyal. I am just seriously OCD.

    [font=georgia,serif]Driver: Titleist 910 D2
    Fairway: Titleist 910F 3 & 5
    Hybrid: Cobra Baffler MM 20° & 23°(The Original)
    Irons: Titleist 712 AP2 5-P
    Wedges: Vokey SM4 52° & 58°
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport
    Ball: Titleist ProV1X[/font]
  • WedgeWedge Wedge  389WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 389
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    Still haven't found anything better than my XTD Forged Irons and Tight Lies TI 15* 3W. I have another set of XTD Forged Irons, a set of CMB irons, and a set of MB2's with the TVD black finish.

    I LOVE all those irons and that 3W is fantastic.
    Driver: Ping G400 10.5* w/Axivcore Black 5.5 Shaft
    3W: Cobra F8 w/Hazardous Black 6.0 Shaft
    Hybrids: Callaway x2Hot 19*; x2Hot 22*; x2Hot 25*
    Irons: Cobra King Forged TEC Black w/Recoil Shafts 6i-PW
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 50/08* "F" Grind;
    Vokey SM6 54/08* "M" & 58/08* "M"
    Putter: Odyssey O-Works 1W 34" w/FlatCat Solution Putter Grip
    NEO-X GPS Watch; Caddytek Push Cart
    Ball: Srixon Q-Star Tour/Bridgestone Tour RXS

    "I'm glad to say I've come around, but if I could have one wish....
    I'd like another try at 25....or was it 26."

    Charlie Daniels
  • dj55cornelldj55cornell  87WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Members Posts: 87
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    Adams DHY 3iron is a great club/driving iron —got mine for 40 dollars !
  • JohnnypensoJohnnypenso Ooooh, that's a duff.  202WRX Points: 50Handicap: 8.1Members Posts: 202
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    My backup set is the Adams A12 OS SGI set of clubs. Even with my regular set I take the a couple of the Adams hybrids instead of the 4 or 5 iron most of the time.
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  • DaveGoodrichDaveGoodrich SoCal 1084WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 1,084
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    wickedhook wrote:

    "CB1/Pro Black MB Combo Set 4-GW"

    I've never seen that combo set, did you put it together or was it an Adams offering? I may be still gaming CB1's if had that combo!

    I put it together:
    Titleist 917D3 w/YS-6+
    Exotics EX-10 Beta 13* w/YS-7+
    Titleist 909h 17*, 21* and 24* w/YS-hybrid
    Adams XTD Forged 6-PW with Aldila RIP Tour 115 (bent to 5* loft gaps)
    Vokey SM4 TVD 50M, SM6 56S and 60M with Aldila RIP Tour 115
    Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #5
  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, Ohio 845WRX Points: 154Handicap: 16Members Posts: 845
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    I still play a 9088UL driver. I'm giving my Super LS XTD 3 and 5 fairways and 4 and 5 hybrids to a coworker. I will probably regret it.

    Adams Speedline 9088UL 10.5* AXIVCore 69 Black (S)
    Ping G SF Tec 3W, 5W Alta 65 (R)
    Ping G 4H,5H Alta 70 (R)
    Ping G 6-U TT XP 95 (soft R)
    Ping Glide 54*, 58* WS TT XP 100 (R)
    Ping Darby Sigma G

  • eric13eric13  62WRX Points: 53Members Posts: 62
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    V4 forged. Keep going back to them
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing  1391WRX Points: 171Members Posts: 1,391
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    Still bagging a Tightlies 3 wood. Shallow face makes it so easy to hit. I’ll be playing it until the face caves in.
    Callaway Xr speed 10.5 
    Adams Tightlies 16*
    Mizuno MP-H4 3-P
    Nike Engage 52,58
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • 10&810&8  82WRX Points: 56Handicap: 2Members Posts: 82
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    Still have my CMB’s but moved on to MP-18’s this year. There’s no way I’d ever sell them though. Might send them down to the winter home.
    Callaway Epic SZ 9* Alidila Rogue Silver 60 X
    Titleist 915 Fd 15* Aldila Rogue Black 80 S
    Titleist 909h 19* Aldila Voodoo S
    Mizuno MP 18 4-6 SC 7-P MB KBS Tour 120 S
    Callaway MD Forged 52* & 56*
    Titleist Vokey SM 6 60*
    Scotty Cameron California Monterey 1.5
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  • BirdieBobBirdieBob Member of the 400 yard Club!  4389WRX Points: 386Members Posts: 4,389
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    Probably my favorite bag is XTD Driver, fairway, and hybrid along with CMB irons. It plays to me just as good as the modern equipment too. It really hurt to see Adams get bought out by Taylormade. You can see Taylormade use a lot of Adams later designs too. Anyone still got love for Adams equipment? Bernard Langer!!!!

    TITLEIST TS4 Driver, 9.5*, JDM Limited Edition 2016 Basileus AAA 60X.
    CALLAWAY Epic Flash SubZero TI, 14.6*, Diamana ZF, 70TX
    CALLAWAY Super Hybrid, 16*, Tensei Pro Orange HY 80X
    CALLAWAY Super Hybrid, 19*, Tensei Pro White HY 100TX
    TAYLORMADE P790 UDI, #2, 18*, Nippon Modus GOST Hybrid, 102X
    PXG 0311ST MILLED, 3 - PW, DG TI AMT x100 LE ONYX...Summer Set
    TAYLORMADE '19 P790, 4 - AW, DG AMT WHITE x100...Winter Set
    COMBO IRON SET, TM P790, 2, 4; PXG ST, 5 - PW
    PXG 0311T 54* MILLED Sugar Daddy Xtreme Dark Wedge, DG TI s400 ONYX
    PXG 0311T 60* MILLED Darkness Wedge, DG TI s400 ONYX
    SCOTTY Cameron Custom "Murdered Out" Select Newport M2 Putter, w/SC Black CircleT HC
    SUN MOUNTAIN `20 Tour Series Bag, Black
    STEWART Golf X9 FOLLOW Electric Cart, Black

  • Willian70Willian70  416WRX Points: 67Handicap: 4Members Posts: 416
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    I also play a Cb1/pro black Mb combo set. Wish I had a set of BADDS prototypes!!
    Ping 410 LST Tour 75x
    Cobra Baffler 16* Tour Ad Di 7x
    Callaway X HOT PRO 19* V2
    Titleist 910h 23* Diamana
    PING g25 5-UW Tour Elevate x100
    Ping Glide 54, 58 s400
    Scotty Cameron Golo 5
  • 1plaingolfer1plaingolfer  4WRX Points: 66Members Posts: 4
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    A little late to this thread but saw it and had to reply. I love Adams products; it's a shame what TM did to them.

    I've had the Speedline TI fairways (14.5 and 18) in the bag since they came out; have tried other woods but nothing beats these so they stay in the bag.

    Played the A4 forged when they first came out and loved them, then foolishly sold them. Recently purchased a set of XTD forged irons but only played one round; great irons. I was a little nervous playing them in the fall/winter so I purchased a set of a4's to put in play for the winter; it was like putting on an old pair of comfortable shoes!. They perform as well or better than anything I've tried in the past 5-6 years.

    The XTD's also came with 2 XTD ti hybrids; gaming the 20* right now but the 23* doesn't fit my setup. They are long and smooth - love the Matrix shafts.

    Titleist 917D2 10.5*

    Adams Speedline Ti 14.5* and 18*

    Adams XTD ti 20*

    Cobra King F7 hybrid 25*

    Adams a4 forged irons 6-GW

    Vokey sm6 54* & 58*

    Callaway Black Series 9
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    cc1's w/ matrix program 130

    pro golds w/ GAT 95

    xtd a tour w/ kbs tour 120

    a12 hybrids


    pro mini

    adams might be best product line of all time
    TP MC 6-PW Steelfiber i95
    UDI 3-4-5 steelfiber i95
    Puglielli Black 52&56 s/fiber i125
    Adams XTD Superhybrid 17* s/fiber i110
    Superfast TP 13* Matrix HD7
    M2 9.5 (upright) Matrix 7M3
    SC Studio Select custom
    Snell MTB

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