Do you remember the original Adams Tight Lies that debuted in the mid 90’s and consumed at least one spot on municipal golf courses nationwide?
Adams Golf, the leader in hybrids is bringing back the legendary Tight Lies fairway metals. The Tight Lies put the once anemic company back on the map in the mid-1990s with a strong tour presence. The re-newed look and improved Tight Lies technology features many of the same design elements that made the original so easy to hit. What makes the new design better is the award-winning Velocity Slot Technology which the company claims makes the face twice as hot. Just like the original, the new Tight Lies will be launched initially as a 16 degree 3-wood with other loft options available later 2013.
“In the ever-present pursuit of maximum distance, today’s fairway woods have become mini-drivers – extremely difficult to hit from anywhere other than from a tee,” said Justin Honea, Director of R&D. “
Refined Cut-Thru Slots
Tight Lies features redesigned Cut-Thru Slots in the crown and sole to create maximum face deflection. This increased deflection allows for higher ball speeds making the new Tight Lies twice as hot as the original. Another added benefit of this new slot design is the increased forgiveness across the face.
Low-Profile Upside Down Design
Most recognizable from the original Tight Lies fairway wood was the revolutionary low-profile, upside-down design, and it is back in the new version. This improved design creates a much lower CG, making it extremely easy to hit the ball in the air for more consistent and controllable performance.
The unique tri-sole design, which made the original version playable from any lie, noticeable and will be one of many game improvement features visible in the new Tight Lies. This feature reduces turf interaction to increase performance from a variety of lies.
Fairway woods have become difficult for most people to hit including from the tee. These “mini-drivers” can also be extremely hard to hit out of the rough or sand due to their larger size. The new Tight Lies will revolutionize the game just as the original did.
Available lofts are as follows:
Tight Lies Fairway Wood: 14°, 16°, 19° and 22° in right-handed
16° and 19° in left-handed
Tight Lies Tour Fairway Wood: 14.5° and 18° in right-handed
14.5° in left-handed
Women’s Tight Lies Fairway Wood: 3, 5 and 7 in right-handed
3 and 5 in left-handed
“With the new Tight Lies, we’ve got a 3-wood that you can control, you can hit it out of bad lies,” said Tom Watson, 8-time Major champion. “The most important thing for me is to know how far the ball is going to go, and with the new technology, here with Tight Lies, we can hit it where we want it to go and that’s what you want in a golf club. Man, that’s all I want.”
The play ability from every type of lie, and the ease at which golfers can get the ball in the air makes Tight Lies the a great choice hit those long par-4’s and par-5’s.
Models, Pricing and Availability
Tight Lies fairway woods will come standard with the Bassara Eagle graphite shaft by Mitsubishi Rayon. Tight Lies Tour will feature the Aldila Tour Blue shaft. The Men’s Tight Lies and Tight Lies Tour models will feature a matte black finish, while the Women’s model will feature a matte grey crown. All models will include the familiar white half stripes low on the shaft that were also featured on the original. Tight Lies fairway woods will ship mid-August and will have a retail price of $199.99, and $229.99 for the Tight Lies Tour.
For more information, please visit www.adamsgolf.com or shop.adamsgolf.com. #1 Hybrids on Tour claim based on 2012 usage on the PGA, Champions, and Web.com Tours, as reported by the Darrell Survey Co.