Adams Idea Tech V4

We test ten sets of irons in the market designed to help you get better

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Andy Roberts
Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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NEW! 10 OF THE BEST: GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS 2014

Brand: Adams Golf
Game improvement iron: Idea Tech V4 Forged
RRP: £699 Best price: £499
Loft: 28-degree Lie: 61.5-degree Length: 38.25” Swing Weight: D1
Shaft: True Temper GS75 Grip: AG4 Multi-Texture

Summary: The Adams Idea Tech V4 Forged set, comprising 3, 4 and 5 hybrid and 6-PW irons, has been forged using 8620 carbon steel with distinctive nickel plating. The set features a dark PVD finish for a sleek, non-glare look at address.

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Appearance:
Although the non-glare look at address in this iron takes a while to get used to, once you have struck several balls the colour quickly transpires into confidence. There’s nothing particularly fancy or wacky about the design but the nickel plating and V4 logo in the bottom left corner looks particularly smart. When framing the clubface behind the ball, it does appear a little smaller than you would expect for a game improvement iron. 8.5

Feel: This iron provides soft, crisp shots as the ball flies off the club face. The standard True Temper GS75 shaft is one of the lightest steel shafts in the game today. Built from True Temper’s proprietary S3 technology, the tip responsive GS75 not only attributed to the tremendous feel and control of the iron but maximum distance, too. It was perhaps a little too light for our liking but it would certainly suit the mid-to-high handicapper craving a graphite feel from a steel shaft and forged clubhead. The AG4 Multi-Texture grip also felt comfortable. 8.5

Performance: Adams Golf may be renowned for its hybrids but make no qualms about it; the company’s Tech V4 irons are just as effective. The irons feature the same finish as the hybrids and once again provide high launch with added distance. Although this 6-iron felt a tad light in the hands, we felt as though we could control shots and swing effortlessly through the ball. The iron was forgiving on off-centre hits and workability was equally impressive. 8.5


Verdict

The Idea Tech V4 Forged iron set is perfect for the golfer craving maximum forgiveness, high ball flights and extra distance. The length of this 6-iron was the longest we tested at 38.25”, so that no doubt unlocked some hidden yards, but by no means in the power league of the RocketBladez. 25.5

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