Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus Golf Club Set Review – Good Clubs For Beginners

The funny thing about golf is that what you need when you are just starting out with the game is pretty much what you need when your golf career – whether professional, amateur or purely casual – is on it’s downswing, no pun intended.

Good flex, easy club head speed and clubs designed for slower swing speeds are all features that you want in a beginner’s golf club set. Incidentally, these are the same features that senior players typically opt for.

So for those of you who are finding that father time is catching up with you, and for the golfers who are just starting their journey, we have composed today’s review of one of the best complete golf club sets for beginners and seniors on the market.

You may have heard that Adams Tight Lies are high performing beginners clubs and want to find out a little more. This review is for you. Let’s get started.


Key Features & Benefits

The key benefits of the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set are that they are built with high quality graphite shafts.

This is beneficial to beginners as you will garner more distance and ball speed from a graphite shaft with more flex than a steel shaft.

This is also highly beneficial for senior golfers with declining swing speeds for the same reason: you get more distance with less effort.

All in all, this club set was designed with beginners and senior players in mind.


What’s In The Bag?

As we touched on in the intro to this review, the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set is a complete golf set. You get a total of 11 clubs in the set plus a hybrid cart/carry bag. Here is a breakdown of the clubs:



To begin with, you get the largest allowable driver size – 460cc. The driver is set to 12 degrees of loft so right from the tee, it will be easy to get a high launch angle. You get great distance and apex height from this club.

Fairway Woods

The Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set comes with a #3 fairway wood and a #5. Again, you get plenty of loft from these woods (15 degrees and 18 degrees respectively) and their aerodynamic head shape helps burgeoning swing speeds.


You get a #5 hybrid in the set which is helpful if you are having trouble working the longer irons. This #5 hybrid is very forgiving with an expanded sweet spot. It’s set to 25 degrees of loft.


You get irons 6-9 in the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set so overall, pretty good gap coverage but obviously not the best.

But the perimeter weighting of the club heads and the pronounced hosel offset make them extremely forgiving.

You get decent loft from them but best of all, you get more accuracy on off-center shots. The 6 iron is set to 29, the 7 iron is set to 33, the 8 iron is set to 37, and the 9 iron is set to 41 degrees of loft.


The Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set comes with a pitching wedge and a sand wedge.

The offset of the pitching wedge (45 degrees)makes it the perfect rescue iron and you get a Tom Watson signature sand wedge which features 56 degrees of loft.


Finally, you get a blade style putter in the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set which provides 4 degrees of loft.


Club Composition

As far as how the clubs are made, Adams isn’t really breaking any new ground. But they do have everything that a neophyte or a golden years golfer needs.

All of the clubs save for the putter, irons and wedges are made from Supershaft graphite. The irons, putter and wedges have shafts made of stainless steel.

The club heads are also made of stainless steel with the putter head being made of special soft stainless steel. The grips that each club comes with are the standard Tight Lies grips from Adams.


Club Options

There is not a whole lot of wiggle room in terms of club options here. But again, remember that these clubs were designed very specifically for a small niche of golfers.

They come as a right-handed set and feature Adams Supershaft lightweight graphite and stainless steel shafts.


Swing Speed Fit

This set is definitely made for players with slow to moderate swing speeds. We’re talking golfers with swing speeds within the range of about 75 to 105 mph.


Pros & Cons Of Adams Tight Lies


  • Great for senior and beginner players
  • The greater flex of the shafts provide more effortless ball speed
  • The irons are progressively offset
  • You get great launch angles from almost all the clubs in the set
  • Includes a very forgiving #5 hybrid
  • The irons are perimeter weighted which increases forgiveness and helps impart proper swing mechanics


  • Limited club options
  • We would have liked to have seen a #4 hybrid included
  • Limited availability as of the time of this writing
  • We like to see mallet style putters in sets designed for beginners

Overall Score: 98/100

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Other Sets Worth Considering

Callaway Strata

Strata Main Image

The Callaway Strata set does include both a #4 and #5 hybrid and the heads are made of lightweight aluminum.


  • Lightweight set
  • Steel shafts
  • Aerodynamic head shapes


  • Irons aren’t forgiving
  • Not very durable

Overall Score: 98/100

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Wilson Profile Platinum 

Wilson Platinum Set

Deep undercut stainless steel irons are the star of this set. They have very large sweet spots and offer great distance.


  • Good for beginners
  • Great sounding clubs
  • Premium stand bag


  • Short shafts
  • Heavy driver

Overall Score: 96/100

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Cobra XL Speed

Available in either steel or graphite shafts, this is a set that was designed for hot ball speed and distance.


  • Premium design
  • Comfortable grips
  • High launch angle


  • Pricey
  • Heads chip easily

Overall Score: 98/100

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Final Say

There is a lot of upside for senior and beginner golfers with the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set. All of the clubs are reasonably forgiving and they help to develop swing speed.

You also get more distance from them without having to put in so much effort. We would definitely recommend checking out the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Plus 1312 set if you are just starting with golf or want clubs that are more congenial to slower swing speeds.