The Adams design engineers have taken another leap forward in producing high-performance, easy-to-hit hybrid irons for a wide range of golfers with the introduction of Idea Tech V4. The latest refinement in Velocity Slot Technology features a revolutionary Cut-Thru design that produces the same CT levels to that of a driver.
Mike Stachura, equipment editor for Golf Digest, recently tweeted this when he first learned about the advancements in the Idea Tech V4: @MikeStachura “At Adams Golf Tuesday, we talked about this: a technology rich 7-iron hybrid could produce a CT number equal to a driver. #innovationlives”
Because the Tech V4 is offered in two distinct sets, a forged iron set and an all-hybrid set, Idea Tech V4 covers a wide range of golfers anywhere from the single-digit handicap golfer to the higher handicapper who wants to launch the ball higher and gain extra distance.
With continuous refinements being made in club design, and specifically for hybrid design, the technology has evolved quickly, and never more apparent than with the Idea Tech V4 hybrids. This new design has Velocity Slots in the crown and sole of the club, and also features a channel that is literally cut through the head of the club from the top slot to the bottom allowing for even more face deflection. It was important to seal the slots in order to be compliant with USGA regulations, so the Idea Tech V4 hybrids feature a TPU insert which also improves the feel and give the hybrids a very crisp sound similar to that of an iron.
Designers are able to optimize Velocity Slots Technology in the Idea Tech V4 hybrids by isolating each slot shaping parameter, including the thru-slots resulting in the maximized CT. With the introduction of the original Velocity Slot Technology in the Idea a12 OS hybrids, engineers saw an increase in CT of 15% vs. the Idea Tech V3 hybrids. With the use of Thru Slots in the new Idea Tech V4 hybrids, engineers have achieved an increase in CT of 33% to levelsonly seen before in today’s titanium drivers, but done in a stainless steel hybrid. In addition to the hotness of the face, the Idea Tech V4 uses a multi-material construction featuring tungsten heel/toe perimeter weighting in the long irons provides optimal CG location for increased forgiveness & higher launch.
The forged set features a 3H, 4H, 5H and 6-iron through PW using forged 8620 carbon steel with nickel plating. The all-hybrid set is 4H through GW. Both sets feature a premium PVD finish for a non-glare, sleek look. The steel shaft option in both sets is the True Temper Performance Step 75-gram shaft, while the graphite shaft is the Bassara with graduated weighting from Mitsubishi Rayon.