Adams Putters Review: Are They Worth Considering?

So what about Adams putters? You’ve heard about Adams Speedline drivers, the company’s famous Tight Lies woods, its hybrids and its “flow sets” like the Adams Idea a70S hybrid-irons. But how much do you really know about their putters?

Adams Golf is a great club manufacturer. Most people don’t think Adams is one of the top-tier club makers, and in truth, it hasn’t yet reached the same level as PING, Callaway and TaylorMade. But that doesn’t mean the company’s clubs are inferior. To the contrary, Adams clubs – including putters – have enjoyed quite a bit of success over the years. They’ve always featured ingenious designs and high quality craftsmanship. And, because they’ve almost always been priced lower than many of their competitors, they’ve been very appealing to avid amateurs. So, why aren’t more people talking about – and using - their putters?

I didn’t know the answer, so I decided to look into it and then share what I learned with our readers. Here’s what I found out about this company’s putters.

Currently, Adams Golf sells a single line of putters, called the a7 Select. The series consists of seven different models, four of which are blades; two others are mallets and one is a belly putter. All seven of the a7 Select putters feature soft-cast 304 stainless steel heads, precisely micro-milled faces and what the company calls “CUT” technology (co-molded urethane face inserts). The result, according to Adams, is improved feel and weight distribution, increased balance and control, and enhanced accuracy and consistency. Six of these putters are available with your choice of a 34- or 35-inch shaft; the other model (the 70 series) is a 50-inch belly putter.

The mallet-style a7 Select putters are designed to provide a high Moment of Inertia (“MOI”) to resist club head twisting and promote forgiveness. In addition, the larger head of a mallet putter tends to instill confidence in a golfer who is standing over the ball. The blade-style putters, on the other hand, present a thinner top line at address. Their weight is positioned toward the heel for enhanced balance and control.

Here are some additional details on each of the seven current putters of this company.

  • The 60 Series Adams putter. This is a conventional blade-style putter with heel-toe weighting, a traditional plumber’s neck hosel, and a full shaft offset. It weighs 345 grams.
  • The 61 Series Adams putter. The 61 Series putter is also a blade that weighs 345 grams, but it uses a high toe design and has a flowing S-neck hosel with a half-shaft offset.
  • The 62 Series Adams putter. This is a slightly heavier, 355-gram mallet putter with perimeter weighting to provide a high MOI and promote forgiveness. It also features several alignment aids and a traditional plumber’s neck hosel with a full shaft offset.
  • The 64 Series Adams putter. The 64 Series putter is a much lighter putter, weighing only 305 grams. It has a heel-shafted blade with a three-quarter shaft offset.
  • The 65 Series Adams putter. If you’re interested in trying a blade putter with a flare-neck hosel, traditional heel-toe weighting and a three-quarters offset, the 65 Series Adams putter might be a possibility.
  • The 66 Series Adams putter. This putter is a mid-mallet that has a flare-neck hosel and a half-shaft offset.
  • The 70 Series putter. At 50 inches, this is the only belly-length Adams putter currently being offered. It’s a modified mallet that weighs 455 grams and has a high MOI for stability. The head features two helpful alignment lines. It’s fitted with a flare-neck hosel and a full shaft offset.

Adams putters: Bottom Line

So, are these putters worth a look? Only you can decide. All I can tell you is that Adams Golf has a strong reputation for making high quality clubs and selling them at reasonable prices. Most of these putters have a list price that’s under $70, and that’s less than half the price of many of the putters being sold by PING, Callaway, TaylorMade and Nike. At that price, one of these putters might be worth a shot.

However, if you’re not willing to take a chance on one of these inexpensive putters, you might be interested in going a little more upmarket. In 2011, Adams Golf acquired Yes Golf, a company widely known for its sophisticated putter designs. The “C-Groove Technology” in Yes putters has made them popular on every professional tour as well as with avid amateur players. One of my best golf buddies has used a Yes putter for a couple of years now, and she loves it. But, there’s a price to pay for this advanced putter technology that is now being sold by Adams Golf. Yes putters start at $150 and go up to around $200.

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