Pros: Hybrid to the 5, Progressive, Ease-of-use, Value
Cons: Yellow isn't everyone's thing.
This set is simply perfection for anyone looking for that first "real" set of hybrid-irons.
Are you like me? Did you just learn to get the ball consistently off the ground on every shot, but now have trouble controlling those longer irons? That was my big problem, so I turned to a game improvement set, and this was most certainly the one. The Adams A5OS hybrid-irons call themselves "progressive irons," a highly appropriate title, explanation as follows...
The 3-5 irons are full hybrids, a nice touch, as many intermediate golfers still don't feel comfortable hitting any iron above a 6. The 8-PW are cavity backs as one might expect. But the 6 and 7 irons make this set truly special. Since these are middle irons that some intermediate golfers may still have trouble controlling, they've created what is perhaps best described as a "Semi-hybrid." They have steel shafts, and look exactly like standard irons at address. But they have more weight at the back and sole, including a filled cavity. Take a look at the picture - just a little more peripheral weighting to improve consistency and feel on the 6 and 7.
I should mention that the hybrids are a bit long in the shaft, a problem that personally affects me when hitting the 3. I find myself slicing it very often. Of course, this is a problem with my swing plane, which needs to improve with all of my longer clubs. I see no fault in the club itself.
Can't argue with the price. $249 is the everyday price at most major sports retailers, and I happened to have a 20% off coupon with me. Cha-ching! Hard to beat a handsome, modern, and easy-to-use hybrid-iron set from a reputable manufacturer for 200 buckaroos.
I'd say this set has already improved my game 5 shots (from the 95-100 range to the 90-95 range). Now if I could only keep those drives out of the trees...