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The latest version of the Adams Tight Lies fairway wood features an invisible slot for improved aesthetics. Lives up to the Tight Lies name by being incredibly easy to elevate from any lie. Surprisingly long.
The original Tight Lies is such a great golf club that you can still find it in play on plenty of courses. Players love the fact that it’s easy to elevate from absolutely any lie on the course: fairway, rough, bunkers, or hardpan. So how did Adams make this latest version of the Tight Lies better? They made it long…really long.
As you can see, the Adams Tight Lies fairway wood combines a clean matte black crown with an appealing pear shape. What allows for this clean look is the Ghost Slot Technology – this club does have Adams’s velocity slot but it’s filled with a gel to make it look like a traditional club.
The footprint is average to just a touch smaller than average. The other thing you’ll notice is that the face is shallow which really helps to boost confidence when hitting it from the turf, but may bother some players when hitting from the tee.
Sound & Feel
The Adams Tight Lies fairway wood has a very nice, traditional sound at impact. Overall, it’s very quiet and the sound is bass-y. When you hit it perfectly on the center you get a slight metallic “tink.”
The stock shaft, a Kuro Kage variant, feels pretty stable and holds up well to “all out” swings. You will notice that the tip is a bit soft, but that’s part of the reason why this club is so easy to elevate.
The first thing anyone would want to know about the latest Adams Tight Lies fairway wood is whether or not it’s easy to elevate. The answer is unequivocally, “Yes.” In fact, this is the easiest-to-hit fairway wood I’ve ever tested. I’m not an great fairway wood player, but absolutely every shot that I hit with this club got airborne and went a good distance. All mishits – thin, fat, toe, and heel – perform really well.
What surprised me was just how far these shots went. My expectation was that this club would be easy to hit but also high spinning and short. Instead, I found that this club produces great ball speed and some of the lowest spin I’ve seen from a fairway wood. In fact, my numbers were closer to driver numbers. For those that want every bit of ball speed, Adams does have a titanium-faced version of this club, but given how long this is, I’m not sure it could be much better.
If it’s possible for a club with a famous name to be a sleeper, the new Adams Tight Lies fairway wood is it. This is a club that every golfer should be demoing this year. For the high handicap player, it’s easy to hit and easy to elevate. For the better player, it’s long and versatile. The new Tight Lies does the original proud.