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

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  • GripRightGripRight Members  135WRX Points: 54Posts: 135 Bunkers
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    What do the titanium ti upgrades provide? distance? thanks!
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  5979WRX Points: 1,435Handicap: 3Posts: 5,979 Titanium Tees
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    How much involvement do staff players have with product development? Some companies seem to go in for it in a big way and others not so much.
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  • robengelrobengel golf genius Members  618WRX Points: 40Posts: 618 Golden Tee
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    Hi and thanks for taking the time. What hybrid would you suggest for someone who has hesitated switching from a 3 iron to a hybrid. I fight an occasional hook and don't like the offset of many hybrids and don't want something too bulky.
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  • hammy83hammy83 Members  1859WRX Points: 65Posts: 1,859 Platinum Tees
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    with the other major manufacturers having great wedge offerings and the addition of a company like hopkins that customizes wedges for competitive retail can we expect to see any new wedge offerings from adams? If so do you plan to offer more grinds and customizable options?
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  • VNutzVNutz Members  6659WRX Points: 612Posts: 6,659 Titanium Tees
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    Like many I was very excited to see the revival of the Tight Lies line. However, I found that the non-tour served it's purpose too well, and launched too high for me, while the tour version had too small of a profile for my liking. Has there been any talk of similar line coming up with a lower launching head with that easy to hit sole plate, but in a fuller sized head?



    Thanks for talking with us, I really like this year's lineup.
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  • eaglestan66eaglestan66 Members  558WRX Points: 98Posts: 558 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!




    My question is as follows: I have tried 3 hybrids and they all have draw-bias tendencies. I am looking to replace a 3-iron with a hybrid that does not hook. I play to a 3 Index. I hit the ball relatively straight or sometimes small draws. I think the hybids I've tried are all a bit too upright. Does Adams have something that is lilely a flatter lie angle or adjustable?
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  • gophers79gophers79 Members  141WRX Points: 30Posts: 141 Fairways
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    Thank you for taking the time to talk with us!



    I just this winter got a set of CMBs and LOVE them so far! I grew up playing blades, and part of what drew me to the CMBs was the more "classic" look of the clubs, along with the fact that they flat-out perform. It seems like the more current offerings in both irons and woods / drivers place a premium on "technology you can see" with things like the cross-cavity, crown-slot and sole slot. Is Adams planning on some product lines that would target a player like me that likes the technology "under the hood" instead of out in the open?
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  • gophers79gophers79 Members  141WRX Points: 30Posts: 141 Fairways
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    Another one: I have Titleist 910h hybrids and I like them a lot. I've found it hard to hit a hybrid that is "boxy" shaped as opposed to more of a "mini fairway wood" shape. Adams clearly is doing well in the hybrid market, but all of the Adams hybrids I've seen are that compact, boxy shape. Is there anything out there in the Adams line either now or coming up for someone who likes a little rounder, longer clubhead to look down on?
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  • Jerrytink4Jerrytink4 Members  76WRX Points: 0Posts: 76
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    Hello, and thank you for for answering questions. My question is, are you considering offering more adjustability in your hybrids, or keeping it at current levels? It seems as if most manufacturers are offering adjustability throughout their lines, while your company has limited options for adjustability. That said, I love my adams hybrid, even though it is several seasons old.
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  • gmangolfgmangolf Members  1581WRX Points: 135Handicap: 2.5Posts: 1,581 Platinum Tees
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    I want to know what the most compelling reasons are for me to upgrade my Adams Super Hybrid. Love the look of the new Pro hybrids, but just curious if they would say there are tangible/noticeable benefits to upgrading.
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    What was the inspiration behind the design of the XTD irons?
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  • mrlongballmrlongball Members  766WRX Points: 101Posts: 766 Golden Tee
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    Adams,



    The immense success with your hybrids is undeniable, however, is there any ideas of releasing a 'driving iron' style club? This is to say utilizing the speed pockets while keeping a more iron style head (slightly thicker XTD Forged in 2,3,4 or XTD or completely different head shape) similar to those like Titleist's 712u, PING's Rapture or Mizuno's Fli-Hi's.....I remember Jason Day sporting a TM Rbladez Tour 2 iron last year.....Something for the better player looking for an iron look and feel. I have used hybrids before and I find that they tend (sometimes) to become uncontrollable in height distance and decent angle compared to the an iron.



    Thanks!
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    it seems like everybody I know has a tendency to hit screaming quack hooks with hybrids for some reason. The shots that are straighter always shoot up on them. Is there a head design that you make that helps combat the hybrid hooks? Also which of the heads will be the lowest spin?
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    Of all the players you have on all the tours, who is the craziest when it comes to their equipment and changing or trying new things? Basically, who's the biggest Adams club ho?
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  • mikes919mikes919 Fairway Bunker Aficionado Members  671WRX Points: 67Handicap: 13.7Posts: 671 Bunkers
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    I demoed a Pro Mini 20* recently and noticed that the stock Aldila Tour Green shaft reads "ATX85H-2.8-S" on the side. The listed torque for the S-flex Tour Green on Aldila's website is 2.9. Were these tour greens specially made for the new adams hybrids? If so, why?
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  • king6king6 Members  167WRX Points: 1Posts: 167 Bunkers
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    Could you please explaine something about tollerances ( loft,lie) of adams hybrids?

    Is there a specific focus in your manufacturing?
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  • ram01002ram01002 Members  1946WRX Points: 153Posts: 1,946 Platinum 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!




    My question is as follows: I have tried 3 hybrids and they all have draw-bias tendencies. I am looking to replace a 3-iron with a hybrid that does not hook. I play to a 3 Index. I hit the ball relatively straight or sometimes small draws. I think the hybids I've tried are all a bit too upright. Does Adams have something that is lilely a flatter lie angle or adjustable?






    DHy
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  • ram01002ram01002 Members  1946WRX Points: 153Posts: 1,946 Platinum Tees
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    mrlongball wrote:


    Adams,



    The immense success with your hybrids is undeniable, however, is there any ideas of releasing a 'driving iron' style club? This is to say utilizing the speed pockets while keeping a more iron style head (slightly thicker XTD Forged in 2,3,4 or XTD or completely different head shape) similar to those like Titleist's 712u, PING's Rapture or Mizuno's Fli-Hi's.....I remember Jason Day sporting a TM Rbladez Tour 2 iron last year.....Something for the better player looking for an iron look and feel. I have used hybrids before and I find that they tend (sometimes) to become uncontrollable in height distance and decent angle compared to the an iron.



    Thanks!




    DHy
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  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 MaineMembers  20333WRX Points: 900Posts: 20,333 Titanium Tees
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    ram01002 wrote:

    mrlongball wrote:


    Adams,



    The immense success with your hybrids is undeniable, however, is there any ideas of releasing a 'driving iron' style club? This is to say utilizing the speed pockets while keeping a more iron style head (slightly thicker XTD Forged in 2,3,4 or XTD or completely different head shape) similar to those like Titleist's 712u, PING's Rapture or Mizuno's Fli-Hi's.....I remember Jason Day sporting a TM Rbladez Tour 2 iron last year.....Something for the better player looking for an iron look and feel. I have used hybrids before and I find that they tend (sometimes) to become uncontrollable in height distance and decent angle compared to the an iron.



    Thanks!




    DHy




    They are asking for more of a traditional iron-type club. Not a DHY.
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  • ram01002ram01002 Members  1946WRX Points: 153Posts: 1,946 Platinum Tees
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    ram01002 wrote:

    mrlongball wrote:


    Adams,



    The immense success with your hybrids is undeniable, however, is there any ideas of releasing a 'driving iron' style club? This is to say utilizing the speed pockets while keeping a more iron style head (slightly thicker XTD Forged in 2,3,4 or XTD or completely different head shape) similar to those like Titleist's 712u, PING's Rapture or Mizuno's Fli-Hi's.....I remember Jason Day sporting a TM Rbladez Tour 2 iron last year.....Something for the better player looking for an iron look and feel. I have used hybrids before and I find that they tend (sometimes) to become uncontrollable in height distance and decent angle compared to the an iron.



    Thanks!




    DHy




    They are asking for more of a traditional iron-type club. Not a DHY.




    Have you hit the DHY? Its a long iron on steroids.
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  • golfdoctor111golfdoctor111 Members  81WRX Points: 55Posts: 81 Fairways
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    Can you please share a story re: the fitting process of the " big easy"?



    What were some of the challenges that you encountered ?



    Thank you
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  • VNutzVNutz Members  6659WRX Points: 612Posts: 6,659 Titanium Tees
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    In an era in which many players are going away from the traditional long irons and fairway woods and embracing the hybrid, I found it interesting that you've come out with the DHY driving iron/hybrid, which seems to have found a bit of a cult following. And now I see a new tour model has been seen at the Zurich. From where did you get the idea or inspiration for such a niche item and where do you see it going in the future? And how much tour usage or interest do you see in it?
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  • stevehjstevehj Columbia, MOMembers  372WRX Points: 89Posts: 372 Greens
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    It seems to me that the bulk of innovation in golf clubs is all focused on increasing the distance a golfer can hit a driver, hybrid or iron. Is there any thought on how to make a club more accurate? If so, what are some of the concepts that could be explored in this regard?



    Second, Adams is the most innovation risk taking golf club manufacturer in the business, are there any thoughts of bringing your ground breaking expertise to the putter market?
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  • duck hookduck hook Members  1110WRX Points: 137Posts: 1,110 Platinum Tees
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    First of all your hybrids are outstanding! Do you view your hybrids as iron replacements or more like fairway wood?
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  • scubabumsterscubabumster Members  156WRX Points: 0Posts: 156
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    Who invented the "slot" technology? Adams or TM?
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  • JCoolJCool Members  110WRX Points: 40Posts: 110 Fairways
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    How does the new Adams Pro hybrid compare in performance aspects to the Adams XTD hybrid?

    Is the Adams Pro geared more towards high swing speed players?



    I currently use both 20* and 23* hybrids, which help considerably.

    Was thinking of adding the 26* hybrid as well.

    Wondering which would fit me better as a weekend player. My score is around 90, as is my driver swing speed (90 mph).

    Since the 26* would replace a five iron, would like one that doesn't balloon at that higher loft but is still easy to get into the air.
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  • sieve35sieve35 Members  66WRX Points: 0Posts: 66
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    I am having trouble finding info on the c-taper 90 in the xtds and the atx red in the pro hybrid, are these new shafts adams got before everyone else or an "adams exclusive" (made for)? Really hope it's the first option!



    Any specs or info or similar profile for the atx red, dvs???
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  • tembolo1284tembolo1284 Boom Boom Banned  20715WRX Points: 1Handicap: BeefPosts: 20,715 Titanium Tees
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    Why don't we see more adams drivers out on tour? They are such great drivers!
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    Why don't we see more adams drivers out on tour? They are such great drivers!


    When was the last time you saw an Adams driver advertised? Seen one in the bag of an Adams staffer. NO visibility at all in the mainstream. Maybe on Champions Tour, but only on Golf Channel. Wrx knows that Adams has made very solid players caliber irons for years, but you again see no advertising at all. When the A12 Pro and CB2 were out at my GG, I sold the heck out of them and to a person, they were amazed they were hitting an Adams iron. I couldn't keep CB2's in stock at all. They kept their head buried in the hybrid/iron set mentality...which they excelled at very well and still do.
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  • mikes919mikes919 Fairway Bunker Aficionado Members  671WRX Points: 67Handicap: 13.7Posts: 671 Bunkers
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    What hybrids are Adams' design engineers playing?





    When designing a new hybrid, what loft do you start designing around? Do you get a relatively complete design together at something like 20 degrees and then adjust various parameters to fill out the line?
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