Recap: LIVE Q&A with Adams Golf from Wed April 23, 2014

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  • LeftyBamLeftyBam ClubWRX  118WRX Points: 54Posts: 118 ClubWRX
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    Thank you Adams for taking the time to jump into golfwrx to talk to some of us.



    My questions is with innovations in technology where do you see you product lines going in the near future? Primarily you irons and wedges.
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  • Micrys2Micrys2 Members  520WRX Points: 102Posts: 520 Golden Tee
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    HipCheck wrote:


    Who Will Be Here:
    • SR Director R&D: Justin Honea
    • Engineering Manager, Hybrids & Irons: Justin Girard
    • Design Engineer, Metalwoods: Alex Berger
    • SVP Marketing: Scott Blevins
    • Director Global Product Marketing: Michael Fox
    • SR Director Marketing: Jeff Wood


    Live Q&A Link:

    This thread will be the live link.



    Giveaway:

    15 GolfWRX members who have their questions answered will win brand new hybrids from Adams Pro series. Winners have the chance to choose from the Pro, Pro DHY or Pro Mini (stock shafts).



    Can't make the chat? Go ahead and ask your questions below now!




    Just wondering who the target audience is for your various hybrids. Seems as though they differ. For instance, I love your DHY and pro hybrids but can't getaway straight answer regarding whether they are designed to be serviceable from the rough or just a a tee and fairway iron replacement.



    Thanks and appreciate Adams products very much.
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  • pre0024pre0024 Members  270WRX Points: 47Handicap: 8Posts: 270 Greens
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    Thanks to Adams and Wrx for doing this.



    We're all WITB nerds around here. So, to the panel what hybrids are in your bag?



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    WITB<br />PING G400 Max 10.5° Fuji Pro tour spec 73x<br />3i i500 tourspx vts silver 100x, 4i i200, 6, 8, 9, P iBlade Nippon Modus 130x<br />PING Glide 2.0 50ss, 54ss Nippon Modus 130x<br />Byron 007
  • RookieBlue7RookieBlue7 Members  13170WRX Points: 182Posts: 13,170 Titanium Tees
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    My question is as follows:



    Is Adams as a brand going away from more traditional forged designs, and moving toward a more GI focus? I'm intrigued by the new XTD's, but the more traditional forgings are some of my favorite's ever. Huge Adams devotee and would love to see traditional forgings continued.
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  • Hou_HaterHou_Hater Members  234WRX Points: 52Handicap: 1.1Posts: 234 Fairways
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    I'm noticing the slot in these XTD irons - similar to the Taylormade Speedblades. Why would a player choose Adams' XTDs over the Speedblades when the technology looks and performs strikingly similar to one another?
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    TM M1 430 10.5* Tour Green X
    Cally X2Hot 3W & Hybrids 19*,22* X
    Mizuno JPX-825 Pro 4-PW KBS C-Taper X
    Odyssey #9 2.0 - SS Flatso 1.0
    Cleveland CG-15 48*,52* KBS Wedge X
    Vokey SM5 56* KBS Wedge X
    ProV1X
  • TeekmanTeekman University of Texas Tennis Alumni Members  483WRX Points: 70Posts: 483 Greens
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    Thanks Adams Golf for talking to us golf club junkies from GolfWRX and I want to say you guys make the best hybrids on the market.



    I only have two questions:



    1. Will you guys be releasing the irons Ernie Els is currently gaming?



    2. Are you developing any clubs in the harder to hit category ... blades?
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    Callaway Epic Flash Triple Diamond SZ 10.5 HZRDUS Hulk 60 6.5TX
    Titleist 917 F2 16.5 HZRDUS Hulk 70 6.5TX
    Callaway UT 18* HZRDUS Handcrafted 85 6.5
    Srixon 785 4-6 Dynamic Gold TI S400
    Srixon Z Forged 7-9 Dynamic Gold TI S400
    Cleveland RTX 4 47/51/57/61 Dynamic Gold TI S400
    Bettinardi Custom SS3 Flow
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  • wldchld22wldchld22 Members  3376WRX Points: 190Posts: 3,376 Titanium Tees
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    How much thought goes into picking the stock shafts?



    The drivers have always been great and the irons with their graphite are very very nice.
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  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members  3506WRX Points: 169Posts: 3,506 Titanium Tees
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    I firmly believe Adams started these "low spin" driver head trend with the evolution of their driver heads culmulating in the 9064....Fast 12 LS and then Super LS heads. Now these "low spin" heads are all the rage.



    Tease us with the next driver trend from Adams....?
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    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 9*, Fujikura Ventus 6-S finished 44.5"
    Honma 737 13* 3 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Honma 737 18* 5 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Taylormade UDI 2 iron, 18* KBS C-Taper Lite

    Taylormade P790 4-PW, Dynamic Gold 105 S300 with ProSoft inserts, Pure Wrap grips
    Ben Hogan 2018 Equalizer 48* and 52* Forged wedges
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 56* wedge
    Directed Force Reno "2.05" (Presse IV tweaked) Putter with BGT Stability shaft


    Ball: Srixon XV, 2019 Taylormade TP-5x
    Swing: PPGS, a Surgite !!!
  • chadly643chadly643 Members  510WRX Points: 133Posts: 510 Golden Tee
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    How do Adams hybrid clubs compare with all the new driving irons that are gaining in popularity?
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  • BogeysorBustBogeysorBust Members  16WRX Points: 0Posts: 16
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    Forged/cast--cast/forged; does it really make a difference for us 'average' golfers?
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  • gocanucksfan123gocanucksfan123 Members  135WRX Points: 0Posts: 135
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    Kudos to Adams for listening to us hacks ask some questions!



    Why is Taylormade's marketing scheme so much more aggressive than Adams'?



    Thanks again!
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    Taylormade SLDR 9.5*
    Taylormade SLDR 15*
    Taylormade Tour Preferred MC/MB
    Titleist SM5 52*/56*/60*
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Srixon Z-Star
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  • GeoGeo Happy Geo's Day in the momentMarshals  7105WRX Points: 63Posts: 7,105 Marshals
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    AdamsGolf wrote:


    Adams Golf engineers and club designers had some fun reading mean opinions & comments about our new XTD Irons. We get a chance to respond Wednesday, April 23 at 12:00pm CST/ 1:00pm EST.



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    I'm with you guys. I'd be afraid to talk smack on the new XTD irons. Even if I did take thorough precautions against the XTD irons from hearing me. image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />



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  • Stinger82Stinger82 Members  3542WRX Points: 0Handicap: 11Posts: 3,542
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    Huge adams fan here... What are the chances we see an updated version of the legendary 9015d? Still my favorite driver of all time! I've had seven of them now and there is still nothing that can touch the distance I get with it! Also will you guys be releasing any new blades in the near future? Thanks!
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    TM R1 w/ Fubuki Alpha Adams XTD ti 14.5 w/ red tie Adams Pnt 20* w/ Matrix Altus Nike Covert forged 4-Gw w/ Nippon SPB Betti BB54 Skull & Crossbones Vokey TVD M 54* & Scratch DW 58*
  • Stinger82Stinger82 Members  3542WRX Points: 0Handicap: 11Posts: 3,542
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    SwingBlues wrote:


    I firmly believe Adams started these "low spin" driver head trend with the evolution of their driver heads culmulating in the 9064....Fast 12 LS and then Super LS heads. Now these "low spin" heads are all the rage.



    Tease us with the next driver trend from Adams....?




    It definitely started with the legendary 9015d
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    TM R1 w/ Fubuki Alpha Adams XTD ti 14.5 w/ red tie Adams Pnt 20* w/ Matrix Altus Nike Covert forged 4-Gw w/ Nippon SPB Betti BB54 Skull & Crossbones Vokey TVD M 54* & Scratch DW 58*
  • ladahlladahl Members  6907WRX Points: 148Handicap: 6.8Posts: 6,907 Titanium Tees
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    Having played lots of AG for a long while (minus the wedges/putter/fairway), I do have a few favorite heads:

    iron: CMB

    Driver: 9064LS

    Hybrid: 9031 (anyone)



    They continue to come out with GREAT hybrids.



    The new iron line, XTD and XTD Forged do NOT belong in the the same family. They are not from the same gene pool at all.



    From a design perspective, is there really ANYthing similar about the two? Seems marketing maybe lumped two separate lines into one? That's my question: ultimately, which dept. decides which lines make t to retail? Do the departments work together (in the end) and come to an agreement on names, colors, etc?
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    PXG 0811 XF Veylix Alpina 673
    '16 TM M2 16.5* HL Veylix Rome 888 
    Callaway Epic #3H KBS Proto 95
    PXG 0311X Black #4 KBS Proto 95
    PXG 0311 Black 5/6/7 0311T Black 8/9/W Aerotech SteelFiber 95 S
    SM8 Jet Black 50* ; SM7 Jet Black 54* & 58* TT DG TI Onyx S400
    Odyssey Stroke Lab TEN S

    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/530023/ladahls-witb-pxg-callaway-titleist-taylormade-trying-graphite-in-irons-updates-on-last-pag
  • homeport99homeport99 Northern Neck Golfer Members  53WRX Points: 0Handicap: 7Posts: 53
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    My question is about shaft flex. I'm interested in the Pro hybrids but have never played any Adams clubs before. Should I go about it the same way I would determine flex for any other club in my bag - or is there an optimal way to determine the proper Pro hybrid flex for my game?
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  • StofferStoffer Members  40WRX Points: 30Posts: 40 Bunkers
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    How much do aesthetics play a role in the club design? I assume it starts with the technology you want to incorporate first and then feel, sound, and lastly looks.



    Will we ever see composite clubs with a metal only face or wrap?



    Thanks for the opportunity to ask questions.
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  • scjrscjr #GolfWRX Members  1227WRX Points: 61Posts: 1,227 Platinum Tees
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    Can you expand on the "pressure piston" you've mechanically inserted into your new XTD irons and is there any chance that it could loosen over time?



    Thanks Adams!
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    Cobra Fly-Z Driver 9.5
    RocketBallz Stage 2 Fairway
    Callaway X-Hot Hybrids
    AMP CELL Irons 5-GW
    NIckent ARC Wedge
    MacGregor M5K Putter
  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  80WRX Points: 25Handicap: 8Posts: 80 Fairways
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    Hello Team Adams!

    You simply dominate the hybrid market, and I'm curious what your thoughts are with TM coming out with the mini sldr, do you see this design style staying in the marketplace and is adams working on a prototype like this? Especially since TM and adams have joined forces. Thanks!
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    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9* w/757 Speeder
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 3W
    Callaway Rogue Pro 3-AW
    Callaway MD3 56* bent to 54*
    Callaway MD3 60* bent to 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • LoodleLoodle Members  181WRX Points: 70Posts: 181 Fairways
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    I would ask how much of a problem is there with counterfeit Adams clubs showing up for sale, and if counterfeiting increases with a increase in popularity. There seems to have been a believe that Adams clubs were rarely knocked off, wonder if that holds true.
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  • bellkenbellken Members  887WRX Points: 153Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    Is the pursuit of hotter faces on golf clubs hurting the average golfer? The distance dispersion from not so good shots to great shots can be as much as a 2 club difference.
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  • slinger45slinger45 Members  17WRX Points: 40Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    With Adams being one of the trend setters with Velocity Slot technology are you guys working on any new technological innovations down the line that might have the same impact as slot technology?



    Thanks
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  • JC671JC671 Members  755WRX Points: 35Posts: 755 Golden Tee
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    How does the slot in your XTD Forged irons vary from TM's slot if at all, and what performance characteristics could we expect with slotted irons versus non-slotted irons?
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  • bradkvbradkv Salisbury, NCMembers  895WRX Points: 92Posts: 895 Golden Tee
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    I think it's funny how many people are asking what influence Taylor Made has had on your new product. I'm wondering how much influence ADAMS has had on the new Taylor Made product? It's pretty obvious with the speed slots, but in what other ways have you guys influenced Taylor Made?
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    M1 460 8.5*, 757 Evo TS X
    RBZ Tour Spoon, 13*, Motore F3 80X
    M1 17* Hybrid, Fujikura Pro 80X
    Cobra Amp Cell Pro 4-PW, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Vokey SM6 50, 54, 58
    Odyssey Versa WBW #9
  • hawleywoodhawleywood Members  16WRX Points: 0Posts: 16
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    I currently bag a combo set of CMB and MB2(satin) and I couldn't be happier. Is the development team responsible for these irons still intact since your acquisition by TM/Adidas? The current line of irons seems focused toward the game improvement category; will you be abandoning the player category going forward? I fear that Adams is destined to become nothing more than rebranded Taylor Made side project that focuses on Hybrids. Please tell me I'm wrong!
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  • CKalmaCKalma Members  467WRX Points: 84Posts: 467 Greens
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    I'll start by saying my hybrid is my least favorite club in my bag and I have hit several hybrids none of which have interested me to put one in the bag.



    1. Does Adams plan to keep the slot through the head, or will we see a slot-less hybrid in the future?



    2. Will there be future offerings with the PRO and PRO MINI hybrid with adjustability?
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    TM M5 9* Aldila Rogue White 70TX 
    TM M3 15* Aldila Tour Blue 95TX
    TM P790 3, 2014 MC 4, 2014 MB 5-PW DG T.I. X100
    TM MG 52* 56* Hi-Toe 60* T.I. Onyx S400
    TM TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 All Black
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  • jsams222jsams222 Members  259WRX Points: 47Posts: 259 Greens
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    Do the Adams engineers start from scratch when designing a new iron series, or do you possibly pull designs from very successful past iron series like Ping Eye 2 series?
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    TM 2016 M1
    Adams Super LS 3w
    Ping G25 Hybrid 17*
    Mizuno MP-H4 4-PW
    Nike SV Tour 50* 54*
    TM Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy
  • bpark1210bpark1210 Pacific Dunes #2 Members  1977WRX Points: 51Handicap: 8.6Posts: 1,977 Platinum Tees
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    How has the merger from TMag affected the R&D of Adams Golf? I felt the clubs in the latter years of Adams were top notch and pushing the envelopes of golf engineering but Adams fell off the map after the TM buyout. With the recent intro of the XTD line for 2014 I feel Adams Golf is getting back on track to where it once was. Can we expect a new direction free of TMag influence moving forward?



    I picked up an XTD Ti 3W this year and noticed the adapter is a TM sleeve is this going to be the trend moving forward of integrating technologies between the two brands?
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    TM M1 460 10.5° .::. MRC Tensei CK Blue 6S
    Adams XTD Ti 15° .::. Matrix 7Q3 S
    TM R15 Black 19° .::. Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.1 S (tipped 2")
    Bridgestone Airmuscle 2i 19° .::. PX HD2
    Tourstage X Blade 709 CB 4i .::. Nippon Modus 3 125S tipped 1/2"
    Tourstage X Blade 909 Ltd 5-PW .::. Nippon Modus 3 125S tipped 1/2"
    Bridgestone J15 Black Ox 52°/58° .::. DG Onyx S400
    Piretti 'Tour Only' Cortino II w/ Matrix U11-P01 Proto
    Piretti 'Cortino LN' Long Neck Tour Ltd
    Piretti Teramo CS
    Bridgestone *B* Tour 330
    WITB Link
  • bpark1210bpark1210 Pacific Dunes #2 Members  1977WRX Points: 51Handicap: 8.6Posts: 1,977 Platinum Tees
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    One more follow up question to the engineers, what is your background and how does someone get into engineering golf clubs. I've recently decided to get back into school and am contemplating a degree in mechanical or industrial engineering.
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    TM M1 460 10.5° .::. MRC Tensei CK Blue 6S
    Adams XTD Ti 15° .::. Matrix 7Q3 S
    TM R15 Black 19° .::. Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.1 S (tipped 2")
    Bridgestone Airmuscle 2i 19° .::. PX HD2
    Tourstage X Blade 709 CB 4i .::. Nippon Modus 3 125S tipped 1/2"
    Tourstage X Blade 909 Ltd 5-PW .::. Nippon Modus 3 125S tipped 1/2"
    Bridgestone J15 Black Ox 52°/58° .::. DG Onyx S400
    Piretti 'Tour Only' Cortino II w/ Matrix U11-P01 Proto
    Piretti 'Cortino LN' Long Neck Tour Ltd
    Piretti Teramo CS
    Bridgestone *B* Tour 330
    WITB Link
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  • tanner97tanner97 tanner97 Members  29WRX Points: 0Handicap: 7Posts: 29
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    Since merging with TM your products have become even better than before, what technology do you think will progress over the coming years and begin to show you in your newer products?



    Keep up the good work; hit all 3 clubs today and they felt AMAZING at least 15 yards further than the competition
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