Adams golf has become a big player in the golf world in the last 5 years, largely due to the success of their hybrids. Widely adopted on the professional tours, Adams have built a solid stable of tour players from the Champions Tour to the LPGA and PGA Tours. Last years Idea Pro Gold hybrids however, didn’t do so well. Most of the pros stuck with the venerable Idea Pro hybrids or the tour only “peanut” hybrids. Adams needs to make a bit if a comeback, especially with Taylor Made and Titleist catching them fast in the weekly hybrid counts on the PGA Tour. I think Adams has responded very well with two new hybrid offerings – the Idea A7 and the Idea Pro Black.
While the A7 Hybrids take design elements from every generation of their clubs, they are geared a bit more towards the average player. The Idea Pro Black hybrids are designed for the better players and pros. Taking the design cues and name from their Idea Pro Black muscle back irons, they have a black nickel plating just like the irons to reduce glare and give the club a menacing look. I call them the Darth Vader of hybrids. They are designed to hit the ball with a more penetrating ball flight and for greater workability than the A7.
The Adams Idea Pro Black hybrids will be offered in lofts starting at 16 degrees, ranging up to 26 degrees, and the shaft options are plentiful. The standard shaft offerings are the Aldila VooDoo 85gm or Matrix Ozik 95gm, and several others are available via custom order. I counted over 20 custom shaft options.
Idea Pro Black hybrids begin shipping to golf shops October 1 (with Aldila Voodoo shafts) and November 15 (with Matrix Ozik shafts) with a suggested retail price of $249.99. I’m looking forward to hitting these new hybrids, as I’ve been playing the older Idea Pro hybrids for several years now. The black finish and custom shaft options should make them very popular, most likely solidifying their spot as the number one hybrid on the PGA, Nationwide and Champions tour for another year. Enjoy the photos and let us know what you think! As always, if I can get my hands on a few of these I’ll post a full review.