Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons Review
By joeldeer on 9/19/12
By Joel Deer, Handicap Index 7.6

Ratings Key
10.0 - 9.5   Would Help Tiger
9.4 - 8.5     Awesome
8.4 - 7.5     Very good
7.4 - 6.5     Above Average
6.4 - 4.5     Solid
4.4 - 3.5     Below Average
3.4 - 2.5     Save Your Money
2.4 - 0.0     Pay NOT to own


The Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons are beautiful as you can see in the photo. The PVD finish gives the clubs an impressive look with a great contemporary design on the cavity. The craftsmanship in finishing and assembling the iron is excellent giving them a nice solid feel in your hands. The irons come with Adams Tour Grips using the Lamkin Crossline Black pattern.

From Adams:
The Idea Black CB3 Irons are engineered to provide the playability most players need with the look and feel they desire. This set of game-improvement irons features heel/toe perimeter weighting and a lower CG to provide more forgiveness while being forged from 8620 carbon steel to provide an excellent feel.
For this review, Adams sent oobgolf a set of Idea Black CB3 Irons (4-PW) with stiff flex and standard loft and lie.

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The CB3 is a progressive iron set where the depth of the cavity changes and the sole is constant width, also the bounce changes in the PW and GW. The head sizes seem in line with other Game Improvement Irons on the market but the PVD Black finish makes them appear smaller at address.

On the course the CB3 Irons are long and forgiving. Since the CB3 iron heads are forged, one-piece construction, they are consistent in progressive distance from the Gap Wedge all the way through to the 4 iron. The combination of iron design and KBS Tour 90 shafts provides a higher ball flight maximizing a player’s distance.

As with most amateur players I was curious to see the distance loss on shots that are hit slightly off the center face. The losses seemed minimal and I was quite surprised at the control I had even on some of my poorer swings. The CB3 Irons work well with full and partial shots and the sole is not too big allowing a golfer to work the ball with a fade or a draw.

On the patented oobgolf Rating Key, I give the Adams CB3 Irons an 8.5. They are a Game Improvement Iron Set that look great and deliver great performance. They will allow you to produce shots of good distance while keeping control. I would recommend putting these in your bag before the next round!

oobgolf is featuring a set of the Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons in this month's Addict Giveaway. If you are feeling lucky, you should join Addict for a chance to win the set!

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[ comments ]
Kurt the Knife says:
Sert Thipavong says:
Like I always say...its not the arrow , its the Indian .
Scott Shields says:
I have the Adams Idea CMB's ... they are perfect. These are a close second though. :-)
Kurt the Knife says:
Like Vijay?
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