Solid club, trades away some distance for safety
December 4, 2011
I've played 5 rounds with this club now, and am using it as my primary driving club. I felt confident with the club right away, as it's forgiving and is producing reliable shots for me.
But the weird thing is that I'm getting only a few more yards out of it than I am a Calloway Diablo 3 hybrid (21 degree), which is another new club in my bag. Shots off the Adams 3 wood are very high, with a climb-stall-drop style of flight path, whereas the ball seems to rocket straight off the hybrid and has much straighter ascent.
I'm not unhappy with the 3 wood, but am disappointed to find (thus far) that for whatever reason I'm making tee shots that seem more like a mid-to-low iron than a 'lofted driver'.
I've only tried a few fairway shots with the club, and in that role it's done well and is much more hit-able than my previous 3 wood.
Pros:- Classic head shape
- easy to hit
- produces high ball trajectory that makes the club more utilitarian
Cons:- Short yardage
- 'U' groove on bottom of club collects dirt/debris and otherwise seems to serve no purpose