Adams Golf has introduced the XTD irons with a cross-cavity design, combined with Cut-Thru velocity slots to create distance through technology, instead of strengthened lofts.
The XTD series has the company’s thinnest cast-iron face to date for greater deflection and ball speed.
Adams says it’s committed to finding greater distance through technical advances, while retaining proven design characteristics, such as a 28-degree loft on a six iron. Its engineering focuses on promoting ideal launch angles throughout the set for height off of the face, penetrating ball flight and more preferable descent to the greens.
“As opposed to the standard practice of strengthening irons lofts, we’re providing distance while retaining optimal ball flight,” said Justin Honea, senior director of research and development for Adams Golf.
“By integrating thinner faces and Cut-Thru Slot technology into irons, we’re making it much easier for players to produce higher, longer, straighter and more consistent shots,” said Honea.
The cross-cavity technology is designed to help keep mis-hit shots on their proper path. Constructed for players of all skill levels, XTD irons have a centre of gravity moved off the face to generate gear effect similar to a hybrid for a corrective spin to straighten off-centre hits.
The XTD irons are engineered to redistribute mass from the face to the rear. Shifting CG to a more ideal location helps get the ball in the air faster and stabilizes the club at impact, especially on off-centre strikes for overall consistency.
Framed scorelines include a polished finish to set the club on its correct line at address. After contact, a pressure piston is used to decrease vibration. Direct pressure on the back of the face produces the crisp sound of a forged iron, while competitors use a simple badge. This also encourages players to drive through the shot.