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



  • GabrielLermanGabrielLerman Members  40WRX Points: 0Posts: 40
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    Thank you guys for taking the time out to answer some questions.

    I play the pro a12 hybrids and they (by far) have the tightest dispersion of any clubs in my bag. They're also my "go to" clubs when I'm having one of those rounds when nothing seems to be going right. What might I expect to gain from the newest Adams hybrids?

    Also, I've always struggled with hitting a 3 wood, is it possible or has Adams ever considered making a 3 wood that's shaped and plays more like your hybrids do?
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  • youngunz5840youngunz5840 Members  2456WRX Points: 159Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    Have there been any plans or thoughts on a max cor titanium super dhy for those who like to bomb a driving iron off the tee?
  • sean92571sean92571 go chargers Members  88WRX Points: 0Posts: 88
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    I'm big fan of the yes brand putter what's new for coming months
  • rok78rok78 Members  1680WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,680 Platinum Tees
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    Some companies design for a specific market or derive strategy to fit a perceived need. Others try to innovate and create a need or market. Kind of like the iPad - there was no market for it until it came along.

    What's your approach when deciding what's to come next. Are you trying to address the needs and wants of tour players/consumers, or do you try to just push the envelope and tweak off their feedback?
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  • southpaw72southpaw72 Lefty Boomers  2169WRX Points: 1Posts: 2,169 Bunkers
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    First of all I would like to say that the video response to our comments on here was great

    As a left handed player often times certain clubs aren't available to us. In my opinion Adams is one of the more lefty friendly brands. What goes into deciding what clubs you will offer in left hand? Obviously there is less demand for clubs in general in LH. I have always been interested in what exactly manufactures consider when it comes to the dexterity offerings for their clubs.

    Also I love my Yes! putters and look forward to seeing the future offerings.

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2281WRX Points: 523Posts: 2,281 Platinum Tees
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    I have finally talked my wife into replacing her golf clubs. She's still playing Nancy Lopez Square 2 Petites from 1989. (Adams bought the Square 2 name a few years back).

    My wife is only 4-foot-9, and is considering the Adams Idea set Almonds (which come in Petite). Question: Can any customizing be done on the Idea Almond Petites? Lie might need to be slightly flatter than normal petite.

    Also, can lie be flattened on FWs and hybrids?
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  • Pure716Pure716 Members  430WRX Points: 47Posts: 430 Greens
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    Seeing that the new DHY was released, what improvements in it really add to the design and make it worth upgrading? I really love the DHY and feel it was the best out of the driving irons. Now, I think the rapture has my DHY currently edged out, and I hope the DHY will beat it. I
  • golf0101golf0101 Members  284WRX Points: 70Posts: 284 Greens
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    Now that Taylormade purchased Adams is there any chance that taylormade would use the model of aftermarket shafts in their woods that Adams uses?
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    Why do Adams fairway and hybrid heads still have "slots" in the heads, when other OEMs can produce similar high -Cor designs without the visual distraction ? What do the Adams slots accomplish that a well designed variable thickness face can't ?
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  • TootermcgavinTootermcgavin Members  4WRX Points: 0Posts: 4
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    What's the current demand like for steel shafts in the hybrids you're selling? I watched a video of Kim Braly and in it he made it seem like graphite shafts don't make much sense in hybrids in terms of consistency (light weight/soft tip). What's your take on this? Do you/would you offer a high end steel shaft (i.e KBS) as an option in your hybrids?
  • randywildmanrandywildman Members  891WRX Points: 99Posts: 891 Golden Tee
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    Never had an Adams club in my bag. What is the number one reason to add an Adams hybrid to my bag, also wanted to know will you be offering equal options on your hybrids for left handed players ?

    thanks randy
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  • LMVLMV Members  217WRX Points: 0Posts: 217
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    heres my question...

    It seems Adams are the only major manufacturer producing drivers, woods, and hybrids with visible slots on top of the head, as well as under. What are the benefits of putting these slots on top and bottom, opposed to just the bottom like other OEM's?

  • epixepepixep If the wind will not serve, take to the oars Members  1425WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,425 Platinum Tees
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    Any plans to return to a traditional slot-less head over the current Adams' models?
  • owenpowowenpow Members  5WRX Points: 0Posts: 5
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    Can you bring back the MB2s? Best irons ever made!
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    Question: What more will I get out of these irons compared to the TaylorMade Burner 2.0's I currently use? Thanks
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  • Marks23Marks23 Members  1265WRX Points: 115Posts: 1,265 Platinum Tees
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    Can you comment on the technology and design features in Ernie's prototype xtd irons? What differences between them and the retail xtd irons? Any plans to bring his irons to retail for the more skilled iron player?
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  • slicktryslicktry @meximenno Members  2588WRX Points: 140Handicap: 3.5Posts: 2,588 Titanium Tees
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    When Adams designed the sole of the new XTD irons, how did the use of a slot affect the bounce of the irons? Also, out of curiosity, what is the stock shaft used when designing a club? S300?

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  • Marks23Marks23 Members  1265WRX Points: 115Posts: 1,265 Platinum Tees
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    Hat's off to the new pro line of hybrids. My recent demo of the pro hybrid was very impressive. Outperformed all others in the store as far as distance and dispersion. What goes into deciding the tour red as the stock shaft? With the tour blue and green being stock in the other pro models, what performance differences would the golfer see if they were used in place of the tour red?
  • StaavStaav Members  42WRX Points: 0Handicap: 10Posts: 42
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    What are the performance differences between the Pro and Pro Mini hybrids? Also, is the Pro DHY hybrid comparable to a super game improvement 4 iron?
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    I own the XTD Forged irons. Why did you decide to send a 4 hybrid in the stock set instead of a 4 iron?
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  • snklisnkli Members  85WRX Points: 50Posts: 85 Fairways
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    Thanks WRX and Adams Golf for doing this.

    What are your thoughts on a high handicap player (20 ish) using blades instead of perimeter-weighted heads to improve their ball striking?
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  • Bunker2BunkerBunker2Bunker Members  443WRX Points: 115Posts: 443 Greens
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    Some see Adams as one of two golf companies in one company (TMAG) with the other being TaylorMade. Are there any plans to have one company focus on a market segment or a particular club(s)?

    Example of clubs would be TaylorMade woods and irons, Adams hybrids and wedges. Or example of market segment: TaylorMade catering to advanced players and mid-handicaps, Adams focusing on super-game improvement and beginners?

    (Of course these examples can be swapped.)

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  • rgolf06rgolf06 Members  171WRX Points: 89Handicap: 11.3Posts: 171 Fairways
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    can you make a special brush to clean the cavity on these new cross cavities ?
  • Jimmy MacJimmy Mac Members  1572WRX Points: 121Posts: 1,572 Platinum Tees
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    Marketing guys! Awesome. I think the Adams logo makeover is brilliant. Well done. Watson, Els, Perry, classic choices for spokespeople.

    However, like so many, I find the new irons kinda hard to look at. How much feedback does the Marketing Department have in the club designs?

    Granted form follows function, but it just seems there's an aesthetic disconnect. The clubs' visual traits just don't seem to flow well with your overall branding - both in the lines of the designs and the badging, font choices, etc. I'd love to see whoever designed that logo unleashed on your design department.
  • Jimmy MacJimmy Mac Members  1572WRX Points: 121Posts: 1,572 Platinum Tees
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    Love the way you guys are willing to push the envelope in club design. The XTD irons are very intriguing.

    Why don't you offer a LEFT HANDED sand wedge for that XTD series when you have every other iron offered in either dexterity?

    This make no sense to me.
  • downtoscratchdowntoscratch Members  1256WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,256 Platinum Tees
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    Has anyone at Adams, Taylormade or any other club design team investigated the current standard for lie angles on today's modern equipment

    as a means of improving golf swings?
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  • hayzoooshayzooos Madison, WIMembers  6778WRX Points: 170Handicap: 4 kidsPosts: 6,778 Titanium Tees
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    Hey AdamsGolf, I see you down there reading this topic (one more minute, yay!)...but I also see 'Google' and 'Facebook'. :/
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  • jwm1jwm1 Members  182WRX Points: 109Posts: 182 Fairways
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    How have you found the new "bulge and roll" feature to hybrid faces has improved shot quality? I've always hit fairway woods better than hybrids, could this be why?
  • Jimmy MacJimmy Mac Members  1572WRX Points: 121Posts: 1,572 Platinum Tees
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    Is Adams' club design independent of TaylorMade's. It seems some technologies are crossing back and forth. Is that brought about by a natural evolution of club design or is there a shared design team?
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  • AdamsGolfAdamsGolf Sponsors  206WRX Points: 0Posts: 206
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    In the Adams "War Room":
    • 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

    Hello GolfWRXers and thank you all for this opportunity and for all the questions we have already received. We're in our "Communications Center" ready to answer all of your questions. Send them our way about anything Adams. We've got a lot of great things happening around our products and brand and are excited to share it all with you. Let's make this happen!!

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