Adams bring back Tight Lies woodsAugust, 2013 Tips
Remember the original Tight Lies from the 1990s? Here is its successor
Adams have brought their famous Tight Lies fairway woods back to life – and given them a modern twist.
The brand say the market is saturated with woods designed for driving and that there is a real need for a club that can be used off the deck as well as the tee.
That’s where the Tight Lies come in, with their ultra low-profile faces that make them perfect for use from short grass.
“The marketplace is filled with 43 1/2-inch, 180cc fairway woods with super-deep faces. We’re in a world again where no one can hit their fairway woods. We hear all the time that players don’t hit their fairway woods off the deck any more, they hit them off the tee. So this is the perfect time to re-launch Tight Lies.” said Adams’ Mike Fox.
At address, the Tight Lies looks like a stretched out hybrid and the sound is very similar. In keeping with the rest of the Adams wood range, velocity slots are chiselled out of the crown and sole to improve ball speed.
Don’t expect the same off-the-tee distance as one of their meatier fairway woods, but from the fairway they should launch higher with optimal spin and therefore carry further with a softer landing.
Adams say the market is saturated with woods designed for driving and that there is a real need for a club that can be used off the deck as well as the tee. “We’re going after distance in a different way than a lot of other fairway woods,” said Justin Honea, Adams’ R&D head.
“I’m not going to say that it’s going to win a driving contest, but it’s going to win a contest off the fairway for guys who need help getting the ball airborne, who don’t create enough spin and who want to land it on the green.
“It’s also going to give you the best ability to hit the ball off the fairway, and it glides through the rough because it has so much less turf interaction,. You can really get the ball out of some nasty lies,” he added.
A deeper-faced, lower-spin and flight Tour version is available.
LOFTS: 14, 16, 19 & 22˚
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