Idea Black CB3 Irons
Fantastic set of irons
First off, When you open the box, wow beautiful. Such a nice finish and sleek look. Not black but not silver, more like a dark grey. Looking down at the club at address, sensational, medium topline, not thick but not thin. Minimal offset but enough to help. Forged heads to boot. So soft at impact, but a nice solid sound and feel. Cavity back for some forgiveness. On to the shafts. KBS Tour 90 stiff flex. Lighter shafts, I went with stiff flex to add a little stability in my swing. Shafts are not boards, feel very nice. Off center hits don't sting too bad but you know you didn't hit it in sweet spot. I like that the KBS shaft bands are on back of shaft (you don't see stickers at address). Flight of the ball is medium to high, nice distance on strikes. As far as ballooning, only balloons with a poor swing or off center hit. Definitely my swing that would cause it. Personally, a major upgrade from True Temper oem's. On to the grip. Actually the grip isn't that bad for a oem grip. Tacky, solid, I like the alignment lines on grip for set up purposes.
Only thing that I can see a problem with (may not be a problem for other users) is how light the clubs are. Dont get me wrong, they aren't feathers, but would like to feel a little more weight.
To sum it up, fantastic set of irons from top to bottom. Price point is great as well. Adams did a great job with this model. My next set (not any time soon) I will be looking at adams again.
December 16, 2013
Why are these clubs legacy?
I have never had a set of clubs this accurate or consistent. I have played Wilson Staff, Ping I3, and my most recent Callaway RazrX (which was like hitting a hunk of metal on the end of a stick). I took a chance and went with the stiff shaft. The combo of D3 heads and the KBS 90 shafts let's me hit the best high soft landing of my golf life. At 70 years old, I am shooting between 78 and 82 since I got these irons.
October 8, 2013
Excellent for lo-mid handicapper
I got the set with the KBS 90 shafts in regular flex. My swing speed is 76 mph. The clubs fit me very well and in only a month of using them, my co-players are commenting on my consistency and accuracy. An excellent set all around. The heads also seem to get through rough much better than my previous GI irons. The durability issue is that again in less than a month, I have noticed scratches on the clubs from normal use.
September 22, 2013
Adams CB3 Irons ROCK!
I was fitted for these irons after trying out a set of Pings that were 4 times the price and when I hit the Adams CB3, I knew they were just as good if not better than the Ping forged clubs. I have now been playing these clubs 3-4 days per week since July 2013 and I have to say they are amazing. I can always expect a great shot and a precision shot with these clubs. They are forgiving enough to be a game improvement iron but the forged component of the club allows you to feel the shot too just like a forged club. I cannot recommend a better game improvement iron. Way to go ADAMS GOLF!
September 20, 2013
Definitely makes things easier.
These clubs are very easy to hit well. Not as demanding as my previous set. Long distance, too. Wide sole makes rough shots a breeze. Seriously, second shot on par 5 today 195 yard six iron out of the rough and onto green. Yes, please. There was no way I could've done that with my i10's. the ball flight is high, but I love that! Have you ever watch the pros hit. They send missiles up into the air! This low boring trajectory fad is such a joke. Amateurs need height in their flight. Feel is great, too.
August 31, 2013
great set up and Forgiving
I was playing to a 10 and rose to a 17 the past 2 years not playing much golf and was getting frustrated. I demoed the Adams mp3 and started playing them this year. let alone I'm now trending to a 12 after starting the year at a 17 i am shooting 37-39 constantly on one side of a 18 hole round and prodly to say after playing golf for 25 years i shot my first round of golf below 80 and poster a 76 at a Donald Ross designed course. great clubs great feel, forgiving. and highly recommended for a golfer ini the mid to low handicap range. thanks Adams
July 25, 2013
Simply excellent & beautiful irons
First of all I am 54 yrs. old & a 13/14 hcp.
The first round I played with these was excellent & so was the second.86/84. Definitely hit the ball higher, which is what I was looking for. They give you enough feed back to let you know when you've hit it slightly wrong w/out completely blowing up your shot. Can work the mid & long irons very well & the short irons are dead on. Absolutely love the look @ address. Relatively thin top line w/ enough mass on the bottom to feel very solid. My chipping has improved around the greens w/ the sole grinds on these...not digging into the turf on short chips.
I would highly recommend these. Was looking @ Taylor made R11's & Rocketbladez...glad I picked these!!!
June 23, 2013
The perfect irons for my game!
Very recently (just days from Adams move CB3s to the "legacy" category) that I received my 4-GW RH Reg set. It was after some detailed homework that I zeroed in on CB3. And that has now surely become a reason for my happiness. I am not a pro nor do I am really bothered to what handicap am I playing. I simply golf for recreation and fun. I found these irons look great, are workable, have a very good feel. When struck from the sweet spot, I get that very perfect sound and the butter smooth feedback. The irons are very accurate with modern "U" grooves. CB3s are somewhat similar to Idea Pro A12s (rated No.1) but offer added forgiveness to accommodate a wider spectrum of players including me. At this moment I really cannot comment on the quality and the durability of these clubs as I think it to be wise to comment only with the passage of time and play. I am enjoying these clubs! Thanks.
May 24, 2013