Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood, the return of a legend!
Adams Golf launched the original Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood in 1995 and we must say very few products have had an impact in the golf industry the way the Tight Lies did. It was the first time a company launched a low profile (depth) fairway wood designed to help you hit balls in all kinds of lies. In a nutshell they were confidence-inspiring for amateur golfers and made getting the ball airborne much easier. Now, 18 years later, golfers might need them more than ever.
The design of today’s fairway woods, which have increased exponentially in head size, is to gain more yards, to fly faster and farther. But the added head size has created another problem, most golfers can’t hit their fairways woods from the deck, golfers have to hit them off the tee or from a perfect lie in the fairway…. fairway woods have become extremely hard to get the ball airborne.
The new Tight Lies Fairway Wood will revolutionize the game just as the original did. The playability from every type of lie, and the ease at which golfers can get the ball in the air makes Tight Lies the perfect club to hit those long par-4’s and par-5’s. For the first time in a long time golfers will love hitting a fairway wood again.
- Club: Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood
- Loft: 16* Degrees
- Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Bassara Eagle
- Specs: 55 gr | Flex – Stiff | Swing Weight D2
We set out camp this afternoon at Bonaventure Country Club. I must admit I’m overexcited to hit this club as the original Tight Lies was in my golf bag for a good 4 – 5 years. Having the ability and confidence to hit a fairway wood (and get the ball airborne) from any lie is always a plus. As always, we warmed up at the driving range and started hitting the Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood. The immediate feedback/sound of the club as it hits the ball is very characteristic of a club with a very low CG. We were getting great numbers from our launch monitor, specially a high launch angle (15.9* deg).
While there is not a “perfect” launch angle, golfers tend to think more on the lines of “Deck wood” or Tee Wood“. If you want your 3-wood to be a more accurate and shorter version of your driver; then, it is going to be a ‘Tee Wood‘ 3-wood, a fairway wood with a lower launch angle and lower spin rate to optimize distance. On the other hand, if you want it to be a “Deck Wood” 3-wood, you are going to want something that might launch a bit higher with a bit more spin to get maximum green holding power.
Below our launch monitor numbers for Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood, as you can see it excels in all categories, even in distance…
- Adams Tight Lies
- Launch Angle 15.9* degrees
- Spin Rate 3,900 rpm
- Average Carry 229 yards
- Average Distance 237 yards
We noticed that despite the fact that the Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood has a higher launch angle and higher spinning rate than the average 3-wood, many golfers will actually hit the Tight Lies farther than those clubs because of the increased carry, consistency and added technology features.
We took out the Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood for a spin to the real world! We have added additional images as we re-created diverse lie situations. We hit the club from the middle of the fairway, the first cut, the intermediate rough, the big divot and the deep 4″ rough. Not surprisingly the club performed brilliantly, the more we hit it the more we wanted to re-created impossible situations…
Adams Golf has recreated the playability we wanted out of the old Tight Lies including the original Tri-Sole Design that reduces the amount of turf interaction and increases playability from most lies; Adams has also recreated the famous Low Profile upside down design that increases the impact area below the ball for better contact, and now has added the technology proven Cut-Through Velocity Slot that creates a hotter face resulting in longer ball distance.The Tight Lies will be available for sale Mid August 2013
In my opinion the best feature of the Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood is versatility. Having a 3-wood in your bag that combines the distance of a Tee Wood with the playability of Deck Wood is priceless. After 2 rigorous testing hours I’m quoting my playing partner “…this has to be a 3-wood on steroids“
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