The Golf Monthly team tests the Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway wood and hybrid, which have new Ghost Slots on the crown and offer great value for money

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Pros:

  • The new Ghost Slots on the crowns mean you no longer have off-putting slots, but still get the same fast flexing face performance for longer distance and more forgiveness on mishits. Both clubs come with great Kuro Kage shafts, while the shallow face design is perfect if you use your woods off the fairway a lot. At under £150 for a fairway wood, you're also getting great value.

Cons:

  • The shallow face design won't suit players who only use their fairway wood off the tee, while the black face and sole finish do scuff up a bit after six months of use.

Product:

Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway and hybrid review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£149.00

Watch Golf Monthly Technical Writer Jake O’Reilly test the Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway wood and hybrid at Prince’s Golf Club.

Adams Tight Lies 2 – Key Technology

New Ghost Slot Technology in the Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway (£149) and hybrid (£129) creates a clean look at address that should appeal to more golfers, while at the same time, improving the performance. It does this thanks to a new Ghost Slot, a crown slot that is nearly invisible. The Tight Lies also features a refined “barbell” cut-thru slot that creates even faster ball speeds and a higher launch than previous versions. An upside down head shape and tri-sole also make them very versatile.

Adams Tight Lies 2 – Golf Monthly test verdict

Adams in renowned for its easy-to-hit hybrids, and it has used all that experience to create one of its best lines to date. The Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway and hybrid not only deliver on value for money at under £150 each, but on performance categories across the board too, including distance, forgiveness, control and feel.

As their name suggests, the Adams Tight Lies 2 woods are best used off the deck, with the shallow face height perfect for nipping balls away in a way that larger headed clubs often struggle with. On the flip side, this does make them less forgiving on mishit tee shots, so consider that payoff depending on when you use yours the most.

It’s also worth noting their look at address too, with the new Ghost Slots completely invisible when you’re stood over the ball. This leaves wonderfully shaped clubheads that fill you with confidence, and glare free black crowns that won’t distract you.

We tested the 16° 3-wood and 19° hybrid, which left a nice even gap, but other options include 14°, 16°, 19° and 22° Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway woods, and 22°, 25° and 28° Adams Tight Lies 2 hybrids.

Verdict

The Adams Tight Lies 2 fairway and hybrid not only deliver on value for money at under £150 each, but on performance categories across the board too, including distance, forgiveness, control and feel.