Review: Adams Super S irons

Is this iron a super idea for the game improver or not?

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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I don't know if Clark Kent plays golf, but if he does he'll almost certainly be using the Adams Super S range this season. 

Having already been blown away by the Super S driver, fairways and hybrids in 2013, there was plenty of pressure placed at the heels of these game improvement irons.

Yet as expected, they passed with flying colours.

Just as the case with Superman's flying - which as you'll know involves three phases of take-off, flight and landing - the Super S iron delivered me with desired mid-to-high launch, consistently penetrating flights and ideal steep descent angles.

More than any other equipment maker, Adams Golf has made hybrid clubs the core of its equipment development and the club around which it builds entire sets. So it was hardly surprising to learn at the brand's recent press launch at Royal Lytham & St Annes that Adams technicians have incorporated all that they have learned from their hybrids over the years in these new Super S irons. 

Performing every bit like a hybrid, while maintaining the look and feel of a game improver, the Super S provided me with the best of both worlds, particularly with the longer irons. This is all down to the so-called half-hollow construction, which is designed to produce an iron with better stability at impact for less clubhead rotation. To me, this lended itself to greater accuracy and superb forgiveness on off-centre hits. 

Apperance-wise, the Super S irons possesses a compact appearance through a reduced offset and a very thin topline that is consistent throughout the set. A neat, enclosed cavity sits behind the lower half of the face and supports the face for better forgiveness.

The design also moves some of the cavity's weight higher and closer to the face for better energy transfer, less vibration through impact and more consistent ball-club interaction. 

The cavity in the Super S has been made much heavier than that in the Redline iron, which allows engineers to more precisely position the clubs' centre of gravity, in an effort to improve the consistency of impact.

These irons also boast a clubface that is 20% thinner, and without doubt, this contributes to faster ball speeds and consequently longer distance.

Verdict

Easy-to-hit, easy to launch and easy to hit straight, and all for less than £400. What more could you really ask from a game improvement iron? 

You want more?

Click here for Adams Super S owner reviews. Click this link for our Ten of the Best game improvement irons test. Got any questions about the Super S? Let us know below. 

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