Adams Golf R&D head Tim Reed says these new entries from the Plano, Texas clubmaker are built for speed – distance, too. He’s made that happen with the Redline hybrids by combining a larger clubhead with an ultra-thin steel face and longer shaft lengths to bump up the mph when a golfer hits through the golf ball. And as the folks at Adams have long argued, greater clubhead speed at impact equals greater distance.
As for the irons, Reed applied many of the best attributes of his highly effective hybrid design to goose performance in these clubs as well, primarily by thinning out the clubface. Forgiveness is enhanced by moving mass low and back in the clubs, Reed adds, and a Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) insert produces a more satisfying feel and sound. Adams also uses progressive top-line thickness and increased camber throughout the set to ensure each iron is fully integrated with the next, for maximum performance.
As it has done with its new Redline irons, the equipment manufacturer made sure to do more than make its latest hybrids hot. For example, it has also employed a tri-level sole design in them to reduce turf interference, whether from off the tee or off the deck, and 45 grams of mass have been placed low and back in these as well to augment forgiveness.
Not surprisingly, improved product performance is the lead story with any club introduction. But the new Redlines also deserve mention for the way they allow consumers to customize their eight-club sets by mixing and matching hybrids and irons to build their ultimate bags – and at no extra charge.
Want to go 3-iron through PW? No problem. Or, do you prefer to employ 3-, 4- and 5-hybrids in your set, and only have irons that run from 6 to PW? That’s fine, too, and it won’t cost you any more or less.
“A big part of the Redline story is about fitting,” says Reed. “You can have no hybrids, or one, two or three, and all for the same price. It simply depends on how deep you want to go into your bag.”