Adams A70S Hybrid Review – New and Used
Long irons are quickly becoming a relic of the past with the introduction of hybrid clubs in the game of golf. Instead of having to hit difficult shots with a high iron, one can instead get the ball in the air much easier using a hybrid. There is only one company on the cutting edge when it comes to hybrid clubs, and that is Adams Golf. Their Idea series hybrids have won numerous awards over the past few years and are played by both PGA and Champions Tour players alike. With such a great reputation of building quality golf products, I decided to give the Adams A70S Hybrid a try.
As a Golf Digest Top Pick for 2010 in both innovation and value, the Adams A70S hybrid is in a league of its own when it comes to these types of golf clubs. The hybrid club has three features worth mentioning. The first two involve the weight placement. There is a total of 44 grams placed on both the heel and toe of the golf club to increase distance and add forgiveness. The weighting is also placed lower than their previous hybrid models, which provides a higher launch angle and increased spin. The last feature worth mentioning is the shaft, which is a Grafalloy Prolaunch Axis, which gives added distance along with great feel when swinging the golf club.
The first positive that I noticed when swinging the Adams A70S Hybrid for the first time was its clean look. There is nothing fancy or complicated lines on it or anything like that; it is very easy on the eyes and can surely give added confidence before anyone swings the golf club. The best positive associated with its golf club is its forgiveness. I intentionally hit a few shots off of both the heel and the toe of the golf club, and all of the shots went much further (and more accurate) than expected. What is great about this golf club as well is that it is great to hit both on the tee and in the fairway. There are a few doglegs at a local course I play at and I was able to tee it up and hit the exact kind of shots I needed to hit with confidence. If you know how to hit a draw or a fade with a normal club, you will be surprised at how much easier it is to do it with this golf club. When it came to distance, the golf club was comparable to that of others on the market.
The main negative for the Adams A70S Hybrid came in regards to bad lies. Sure, it is great to hit out of the fairway and off the tee, but none of us can keep it in the fairway all the time. It is important to have a golf club that can inspire confidence when hitting out of bad lies such as deep rough, and I just could not find it when using this golf club. Maybe it has to do with the way the weighting is set up or something, but it was very difficult to hit solid shots out of deep rough when using this hybrid. Usually a hybrid just cuts through the grass like butter (Callaway Heavenwood comes to mind) but with this club both the distance and the accuracy was off. I was also a little surprised when it came to fairway bunker shots as well. Hybrids are a great alternative to hitting a high iron shot out of there, but I found myself hitting better shots using a choked down five wood as opposed to this club. Again, I do not know if it has to do with the weight distribution or something, but the shots just did not feel solid.
My overall consensus on the Adams A70S Hybrid is that it certainly lives up to its billing as a well made golf club. While it may not be the best club to use in bad lies, it is absolutely fantastic to hit from the fairway and off the tee. It is also very easy to shape shots and get good distance when using this hybrid, and is recommended for mid to low handicap players.
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