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

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  • CheckJVCheckJV Male Model Members  2113WRX Points: 158Posts: 2,113 Platinum Tees
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    Why did you decide to offer a gap, sand, and lob wedge in the XTD Forged series? It's unusual to see wedges with such unique technology in a players iron. What advantage do they offer over more traditional wedges? And what's the limit of lie adjustment on the XTD Forged irons?
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  • TNTleftyTNTlefty Members  948WRX Points: 85Posts: 948 Golden Tee
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    Two great companies (Adams Golf and Southwest Airlines) created a unique partnership for the 2013 season where the Tour Staff carried co-branded bags as part of the "easy million" campaign. How successful was this campaign in increasing sales of the SUPER family of clubs for Adams and are you actively pursuing any "non-traditional" partnerships for future marketing campaigns?



    I'd also be interested in the "most interesting" equipment request from a tour staff pro...
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  • 3 piece3 piece Members  248WRX Points: 57Posts: 248 Fairways
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    Forged irons are a not topic these days. Any plans?
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  • tuffytuffy Members  131WRX Points: 0Posts: 131
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    Bring back the mb2's in raw finish and we will forgive you for the xtd irons.
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  • jg1166jg1166 Members  370WRX Points: 88Posts: 370 Greens
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    Seeing I'm in a different time zone I will ask my question now. On the marketing side will Adams market their full range in Australia sometime soon. I ask because I am an Adams fan but have had to source most of my current bag from the USA. The launch lab driver which I use was never release here and the rest of my bag was either released 6-9 months after the states or in limited range. I know there is a market here as lots of my golfing friends love the look and feel of my clubs but it is just to hard for them to source them.
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  • ZAPZAP ClubWRX  1689WRX Points: 237Handicap: 4Posts: 1,689 ClubWRX
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    How do you decide which clubs to offer to us lefties?
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  • poppman2142poppman2142 Members  1205WRX Points: 167Posts: 1,205 Platinum Tees
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    What are going to be the advantages of the new XTD tour irons coming out this summer over the XTD forged? I have the XTD forged irons with RIP shafts and love them, so I need to be convinced that the XTD tour irons will be an upgrade. Keep up the good work!
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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5* with Tensei Pro White 60 stiff tipped 1/2"
    Titleist TS4 10.5* with GD XC6 stiff tipped 1/2" 
    Titleist TS2 16.5* with Tensei Pro White 70 stiff tipped 1"
    Titleist TS2 hybrid 19* with Tensei Pro White 90 stiff tipped 1/2"
    Titleist 680 MB 4-9 with Shimada Tour X-Stiff SS 1X
    Vokey SM7 46,50,55,60 with Shimada Tour X-Stiff 
    Yes C Groove Callie tour issue Badds prototype long neck
    Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track
    Golf Pride Multicompound Black/Black +1/64"
    Ogio Silencer bag
  • BENNYSUPREMEBENNYSUPREME Members  2462WRX Points: 55Handicap: 9.8Posts: 2,462 Platinum Tees
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    Having played Adams since 2006, I will say these irons (2014 XTDs) are out there in the styling category, compared to the original XTD irons. Why such a futuristic and goody look? Please don't tell me Taylor Made is trying to run off the Adams faithful. Please go back to the plain MB style with a couple different finish options for the players and OS models for the non players.



    Where are the days of Adams making quality items for cheaper prices then the competitors for the same category level? Lets not start making junk to keep up with the jones and charge high prices for them.
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    JDM TMade SLDR set @ 11.5* w/Speeder 757
    Adams Tour LS 15* w/DI7x
    Adams Tour LS 19* w/DI8x & 23* 9031
    Adams MB2 5-GW w/Black Nickle KBS Tour S
    Machine M6 Inspirer
    50*/54*/58* Satin Puglielli wedge kbs tourS
    WITB Link
  • YepyukonYepyukon Hinge + Hold Members  4131WRX Points: 145Handicap: 1.2Posts: 4,131 Titanium Tees
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    Can you comment about the drop of LPGA players with Adams Golf? I would think that the extra distance and forgiveness of Adams golf clubs would be something that would strive on the LPGA, much as it has on the Champions Tour.



    Thank you for taking the time to be here and answer our questions. Great video about us WRXers too!
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    Srixon 785 10.5* w/ Oban Devotion
    Nike VR Pro Limited 15* w/ Diamana Kai'li
    Srixon ZU85 18* w/ Diamana WB
    Srixon ZU85 22* w/ AxivCore Blue
    Srixon 785 5 - 8 w/ Project X Flighted
    Srixon Z Forged 9 - PW w/ Project X Flighted
    Cleveland RTX 4 50* 55* 60*
    Nike Method 003 Oven Prototype
    Srixon ZSTAR XV Tour Yellow
  • YepyukonYepyukon Hinge + Hold Members  4131WRX Points: 145Handicap: 1.2Posts: 4,131 Titanium Tees
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    Follow up question: How much longer is Adams contracted to endorse Big Break and do you plan to renew the contract once it is up?
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    Srixon 785 10.5* w/ Oban Devotion
    Nike VR Pro Limited 15* w/ Diamana Kai'li
    Srixon ZU85 18* w/ Diamana WB
    Srixon ZU85 22* w/ AxivCore Blue
    Srixon 785 5 - 8 w/ Project X Flighted
    Srixon Z Forged 9 - PW w/ Project X Flighted
    Cleveland RTX 4 50* 55* 60*
    Nike Method 003 Oven Prototype
    Srixon ZSTAR XV Tour Yellow
  • Staff_BladesStaff_Blades TMAG Crusader Members  159WRX Points: 0Handicap: NAPosts: 159
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    Was the Flux Capacitor the inspiration for the design?
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  • jdweaverjdweaver Except for the speed and the direction, that was a great putt&#3 Members  445WRX Points: 35Posts: 445 Greens
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    Any plans on updating your iron lines with a refreshed mb? Still gaming my MB2 but I could be easily persuaded to buy an updated version.



    Thanks!

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  • russian7russian7 Members  2628WRX Points: 115Posts: 2,628 Titanium Tees
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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!




    I am a huge fan of adams, and in light of innovation I believe they have made some of the best new products on the market! Will TM continue to allow Adams engineers to use their current vision of new products, or will the TM engineers be taking over R&D? Also will Adams be marketed with TM products with similar life cycles, and will Adams have a tour department for special products and design?
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  • floydfloyd Members  2826WRX Points: 124Handicap: +2.3Posts: 2,826 Titanium Tees
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    That's funny,,,Adams has a good sense of humor.
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  • FudgegolfFudgegolf Members  11WRX Points: 0Handicap: 17.2Posts: 11
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    As a company do you even think your ready to go global? Experience so far with some of your newer products suggests you don't have the global infrastructure, to support these lofty ambitions. Speaking in reference to markets outside of the USA.
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  • MJisGOATMJisGOAT Members  4586WRX Points: 3Posts: 4,586 Titanium Tees
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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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    What you need to worry about is getting exposure from the marquee players (Watson, Els, Bads, etc.) Talk is just talk until it's seen in the bags of the signature players.
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    t****
    "inefficient and dead rear cavity design"
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  • Pack7483Pack7483 Members  641WRX Points: 95Posts: 641 Golden Tee
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    With the trend of smaller drivers hopefully coming back does Adams have plans to offer a mini driver of sorts? With Adams dominating the hybrid (second shot) a large driving hybrid with Adams technology would be cool.
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  • jph4387jph4387 Members  948WRX Points: 86Posts: 948 Golden Tee
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    Where do you see the club market moving? In other words, COR is maxed out and adjustability is the big item right now, what is the next major area of improvement?
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    Titleist TS3 9.5* w/ Diamana DF 60X
    Titleist TS3 15* w/ Diamana BF 70X
    Titleist 913h 19* w/ Tensei Pro Blue
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged w/ PX 6.0
    Titleist Vokey Raw 50, 54, 60 w/ KBS Tour
    Scotty Cameron Tour Rat
  • duffrogersduffrogers Are you sure these greens weren't plugged recently? Members  41WRX Points: 0Posts: 41
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    With all of the talk of being fit these days are there plans to establish more of a presence in retailers with Adams fitting carts. I live in Los Angeles and unfortunately know all of the stores and cannot remember ever seeing an Adams fitting cart. I love the XTD irons but will never be able to try them out without the light 90 gram shafts. Gentlemen it is time. Help us help you.
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  • Hitn18Hitn18 Be The Ball Members  214WRX Points: 77Handicap: 7.8Posts: 214 Fairways
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    Your driver comes standard with the Red Tie shaft a great shaft but in order to get the right flex Matrix offers the shaft in at least 4 flexes instead of the normal 3, they have a stiff regular that falls in between the R flex and the S flex. When I was fitted for the new. XTD Ti driver that SR flex is the one that would have best suited me but it is not available from Adams. Adams suggested that I tip an R flex shaft a 1/2 inch and it would be the same, so I did, but it was not even close. Does Adams plan to add the rest of the Red Tie shafts? I have been told it is a real Red Tie so I would think you would want to have all the flexes available.



    Thanks

    Jeff






    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!
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    Driver Ping G410 10.5
    3 Wood Ping G410
    Titleist 818 3, 4, and 5
    Irons Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal
    Wedges Mizuno T20 50, 54, 58
    Putter Bobby Grace Blade 18 Custom 
    Ball Snell MTBX
  • _Hawk3y3__Hawk3y3_ Bad at golf Members  394WRX Points: 67Posts: 394 Greens
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    Adams,



    First off, as a lefty, thank you for continuing to offer all of your products in left-handed when other companies have made the decision not to do so. I prefer to support the companies who keep us lefties in mind.



    On to my question: While many other companies (including parent company TaylorMade) have moved towards a progressively longer shaft length in their drivers, Adams has kept the stock length on their "players" driver at 45", including this year's XTD. What has factored into your decision to buck this trend in the market?



    Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, and keep up the good work!
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    DRIVER........Ping G400 Max 9*
    FAIRWAY........Titleist TS2 15*
    HYBRIDS........Adams Tight Lies 2.0 19*, Adams Red 23*
    IRONS
    ........Titleist 716CB 5-P
    WEDGES........Cobra Tour Trusty 52* (bent 51*), Callaway MD3 S Grind 54* (bent 55*), Callaway PM Grind 60*
    PUTTER........Odyssey Protype #3 Custom
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  • timbo08timbo08 Members  2157WRX Points: 152Posts: 2,157 Platinum Tees
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    Hi everyone,



    Adams currently only makes one adjustable hybrid loft hybrid. Do you see that technology carry down into the smaller "player's" hybrids or do you feel that it isn't necessary or not enough demand for it.



    Thanks!
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  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser Marshals  5195WRX Points: 166Handicap: proPosts: 5,195 Marshals
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    I've struggled for years to find a hybrid I really like. Mainly because most are to upright for me and I hook them. Are you able to order custom lie angles for the Idea Pro?

    Thanks Zach
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  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Members  6259WRX Points: 1,040Handicap: 8Posts: 6,259 Titanium Tees
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    I have a set of CB3's as backups for the last couple seasons (why is it SO hard to find a CB3 3 iron???), and they have regularly crept into the starter bag over that time. Not only are they performers, but some of the best looking irons now or then. Obviously, many here (myself included, and obviously noticed by you guys at Adams based on the hilarious video that's been making it's rounds here- well played, guys!) don't find the XTD's attractive at all. At what point in the design process does the balance between aesthetics and performance come into play? I realize that it is a slippery slope... make a gorgeous iron that doesn't perform well and you get the same ridicule as if you made the ugliest iron known to man that hits the ball high, straight, and far every time for everyone. Are concessions made in regards to looks versus performance, or is design based solely on performance?
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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max 9° | Ventus Black Velocore 7
    3wd: Titleist TS2 15° (C1) | Diamana D+ LTD 70
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18° | AD-DI 95
    Irons: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD-DI 105/ MP 20 MMC 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 raw 50°F (Handground S), 54°S, 58°M (Handground A) | DG Black Onyx
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89

  • ProV1BasherProV1Basher prov1basher Members  107WRX Points: 0Handicap: 9Posts: 107
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    With Adams joining Taylormade. What has been the biggest benefit to club making?
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    Callaway XHot 2 Pro 8.5
    Adams Pro Hybrid 18 degree
    Titleist AP3
    Titlesist Vokey Wedges
    Scotty Cameron Studio
  • shakeyshakey OvenWRX 1 Members  5837WRX Points: 349Handicap: 4Posts: 5,837 Titanium Tees
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    With regards to the tour staff of both Adams and TM, how lenient are the contracts for guys to crossover? Do you try to keep Adams guys mostly Adams clubs and TM the same, or are the clubs fair game so to speak?



    Thx for taking the time to answer our questions!
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    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 w/Tensei Orange 60 S
    Ping G410 3(14.5) w/Diamana Ahina 70 S
    NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
    Ping i E1 3-PW w/CFS Distance Stiff

    Ping Glide 3.0 52SS and 58SS w/DGS300
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser

    TM TP5 Pix
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  • teeituphighteeituphigh Head Professional - Hastings Golf Club, NZ Hastings, New ZealandMembers  1215WRX Points: 133Posts: 1,215 Platinum Tees
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    As a international GolfWRX member: I would like to know how Adams is performing worldwide? What are your strengths and weaknesses in the market outside North America?



    Thanks!
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  • fairwaychaserfairwaychaser fairways n greens Members  364WRX Points: 45Posts: 364 Greens
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    How did you come up with the adams hybrid club line?
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    Does Adams offer rebates to military like some other manufactures do?
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    JDM TMade SLDR set @ 11.5* w/Speeder 757
    Adams Tour LS 15* w/DI7x
    Adams Tour LS 19* w/DI8x & 23* 9031
    Adams MB2 5-GW w/Black Nickle KBS Tour S
    Machine M6 Inspirer
    50*/54*/58* Satin Puglielli wedge kbs tourS
    WITB Link
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