Adams Golf engineers say that the first things players notice about the company’s new Idea CMB irons is their sleek look, thanks to a nickel chrome satin finish each one boasts. But the technicians are quick to laud these new sticks, which are made of forged 1025 carbon steel, for their solid feel as well as for the way they perform. The company says that this is due to the tungsten weighting low in the toe that enables them to more precisely position the Center of Gravity (CG) for enhanced feel and minimal twisting at impact.
The result, they maintain, is a very versatile club. “With the CMBs, we have created an iron that appeals to the best players in the world but also has the technology to make them playable for a wide range of golfers,” says Tim Reed, vice president of research and development at Adams. “The look and feel of the CMBs meets the demands of tour players and low-handicap amateurs, but the unique tungsten weighting makes them great for aspiring players as well.”
Clearly, Nationwide Tour player Paul Haley likes what Adams has done with these.
“The Idea CMB irons are the best irons I have found for me,” says the winner of this year’s Chile Classic. “I had been playing a split set of Idea MBs in short irons and Idea Pro a12 long irons. But with the CMBs, I am able to get an iron that looks and performs like a blade while still providing the playability of a cavity back.”
The Idea CMB irons have two stock shaft options – KBS C-Taper in steel and Matrix Ozik Program 8.1 in graphite – and one grip – Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound White Out. In addition, Adams also offered several custom steel shaft options, among them True Temper Dynamic Gold, Project X, KBS Tour and KBS Tour 90. The standard CMB set make up is 4-iron through GW, though 3-irons are available through custom order.