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

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  • jongalt55jongalt55 Members  233WRX Points: 110Posts: 233 Fairways
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    Thanks for doing this. Two questions:<br />
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    1) Does Adams see itself as one of Taylormade's competitors or do Adams and Taylormade attempt to be synergistic in their product offerings?<br />
    2) We've seen certain Taylormade offerings show up in Adams product (the loft sleeve being the most recent example). It is my understanding that Taylormade has tried to take as much of a hands-off approach with Adams as possible. Do the two companies still share R&D and tech advancements?
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  • burniemacburniemac Members  271WRX Points: 0Posts: 271
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    What has been the biggest change in R & D since the merger with Taylormade and how has it benefited Adams overall? Thanks for taking the time to answer all the questions that you can.
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  • DRGJR72DRGJR72 Members  2348WRX Points: 63Handicap: PGAPosts: 2,348 Platinum Tees
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    When do you expect the XTD Tour version of the irons to be available for purchase? <br />
    <br />
    Can you elaborate on the differences between this version and the current available XTD iron?
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    Driver: TM M4 Tour Issue
    3W: TM M5 tour issue
    Hybrid: Adams LSP
    Irons: Srixon Z785
    54, 58 Callaway Mack Daddy 4
    Putter: PXG Gunboat
  • azam14azam14 Members  286WRX Points: 30Posts: 286 Greens
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    How do you go about choosing the stock shaft in any club, but mainly in your hybrids since that's what your known for?
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  • AdamsGolfAdamsGolf Sponsors  206WRX Points: 0Posts: 206
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    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.<br />
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    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members  11487WRX Points: 205Handicap: BabyPosts: 11,487 Titanium Tees
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    AdamsGolf wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]<br />
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    Well played guys.. very well played. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' /> <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
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    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist TS3 8.5 - Fujikura TR7
    Titleist 917F2 15 - Fujikura Speeder 857 Evo2 Proto
    Mizuno 919T - KBS CTL
    Mizuno S18 46/50
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    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Vokey 54V/60V
    Scotty Cameron 009 Tool Box


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  • freddyottawafreddyottawa Members  2807WRX Points: 1Handicap: 36Posts: 2,807 Titanium Tees
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    haha, very nice!
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    Driver - TBD
    3 Wood - TBD
    5 Wood - Mizuno MX700, PF v2
    4-PW - Adams CMB, C-Taper
    Wedges - Mizuno T4 52/58, S400
    Putter - Odyssey Versa #7, SS 3.0
    Ball - TF Gamer
  • Boogs2Boogs2 Turbulence is caused by air fish Members  8489WRX Points: 160Posts: 8,489 Titanium Tees
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    AdamsGolf wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]<br />
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    Just saw this on my FB page...pretty funny stuff...ahhahaa.
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  • dtowngolfdtowngolf Members  707WRX Points: 49Posts: 707 Golden Tee
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    I am a better player looking for the most forgiveness but still with a higher launch and a less left bais? the pro launches the highest out of the three correct?
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  • Paul BooijPaul Booij Members  29WRX Points: 0Posts: 29
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    Thanks Adams for the conversation with us golfers. I had a chance to swing the new XTD forged irons and just loved them. How can you improve at all on such awesomeness?
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  • Paul BooijPaul Booij Members  29WRX Points: 0Posts: 29
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    Also, could you send equipment to Mark Crossfield to review on his YouTube channel. Love his video reviews.
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  • Paul BooijPaul Booij Members  29WRX Points: 0Posts: 29
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    Also, could you send equipment to Mark Crossfield to review on his YouTube channel. Love his video reviews.
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  • wayne18wayne18 Members  274WRX Points: 76Posts: 274 Greens
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    I've been playing Adams equipment since the Idea a1 pro irons were introduced. Between then and now Adams have had a number of success stories. From time to time I will put something else in the bag but somehow always work my way back to Adams(view sig). Keep up the great work.<br />
    <br />
    Question: Are there any plans for a new driver and wedges soon?
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    Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Tensei AV 65 Stiff
    Cobra F9 #5 Wood Atmos Stiff
    Cobra F7 3-4 Hybrid Fujikura Pro75 Stiff
    Cobra Fly Z+ 4-Pw Recoil 110F4
    Cobra King Forged Tour 50* Recoil 110F4
    Cobra King Pur 54*, 58* DG S200
    Odyssey White Ice #2
    Srixon Q-Star Tour
  • happygolferhappygolfer Golfer Members  552WRX Points: 93Handicap: 13.4Posts: 552 Golden Tee
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    Do you have a Kingdom or an Oven? Any plans on having a performance lab personalized type fitting? <br />
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    I'd be more likely to be interested in the XTD's if Barney Adams was hitting them in a commercial. I just don't identify with Kenny Perry giggling after hitting a 200 yard 6 iron. How is Barney doing? I always loved him in the Adams commercials.<br />
    <br />
    Are you trying to target older demographics since you use Kenny Perry? <br />
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    Are/were there any participants on the Big Break that have an all Adams bag? (other than the season winner when they are offered an endorsement deal)<br />
    <br />
    Thanks.
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    Ping G30 SF TEC
    Ping G 3 & 5 SF TEC Woods
    Callaway Big Bertha 3h
    PXG SGI 5-G
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54 & 58
    Ping TR Knome
  • someon3someon3 "You don't choose golf, golf chooses you" Members  563WRX Points: 4Handicap: +1.0Posts: 563 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Apr 18, 2014 #76
    My question is for either Scott Blevins or Jeff Wood:<br />
    "Can you please give me a good reason to spend $250 on a new Adams xtd hybrid that will help me sell it to the girlfriend?" Thanks!
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    Taylormade R1 Rip Phenom 65g
    Callaway X 21* /Cobra Amp Cell 17*
    Mizuno MP-64 4-Pw KBS tour 120
    Mizuno mp-t4 55* 60*
    Taylormade Ghost Manta 34"
    Bridgestone B330s
  • someon3someon3 "You don't choose golf, golf chooses you" Members  563WRX Points: 4Handicap: +1.0Posts: 563 Golden Tee
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    My question is "Can you please give me a good reason to spend $250 on a new Adams xtd hybrid that will help me sell it to the girlfriend?" Thanks!
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    Taylormade R1 Rip Phenom 65g
    Callaway X 21* /Cobra Amp Cell 17*
    Mizuno MP-64 4-Pw KBS tour 120
    Mizuno mp-t4 55* 60*
    Taylormade Ghost Manta 34"
    Bridgestone B330s
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  • HairpieHairpie Lincoln, CAMembers  2162WRX Points: 131Posts: 2,162 Platinum Tees
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    I still play the original idea pro as I've yet to find anything like better. Its ease of use and consistency have prevented me from switching since its inception. Its getting a bit long in the tooth so I'm starting to seriously consider a replacement. Could you convince me why the new hybrids would be a suitable replacement with respect to possible distance gains as well as versatility from a variety of lies? Also which would be more comparable to the original, the Pro or the Pro DHY?
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    Cobra King f9/Fujikura Atmos Red TS 60S
    TEE 15* XCG/DVS 70S
    Adams Idea Pro 20*/Aldila Blue Bayou 80S
    Srixon 565 4-PW / Nippon tour modus 105S
    TM TP 52*
    TM TP ATV 56*
    TM TP ATV 60*
    Giannini Legacy 3


  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 MaineMembers  20366WRX Points: 943Posts: 20,366 Titanium Tees
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    AdamsGolf wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]<br />
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    I see what you did there Adams-Made.
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  • Quebec Club HoQuebec Club Ho Members  182WRX Points: 66Posts: 182 Fairways
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    Thank you Adams golf for answering our questions!<br />
    <br />
    1. Can you compare the 2014 pro hybrid's launch characteristics, forgiveness on off centre hits, and ball speed compared to the super LS? I'm looking for an increase in launch angle with the same forgiveness and ball speed of the LS<br />
    <br />
    2. How does the pro hybrid's Aldila atx red shaft compare to the Matrix altus? Once again I'm looking for a higher launch.<br />
    <br />
    Thanks you again for doing this!
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    10.5* Cobra SZ Xtreme (GD Di 6) 
    14.5* Ping G410 (GD Di 7)
    17.5 * Ping G410 5w (EF Black) 
    22* Ping G410 (MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue) or 21* TS2 (MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue)
    26* ZU85 (Accra SE 90) or 5i Z585 (Nippon modus 105)
    6i-9i Srixon 585 (Modus 105)
    P-AW Srixon 785 (Modus 120)
    56* 60* Mizuno MP T5 (DG spinner)
    Ping Cadence Ketsch TR 
    Pro V1 or Z star 
    GP NDMC
    Titleist Players glove
    Ping Hoofer lite or Ping Pioneer with Clicgear 3.5+
  • Boogs2Boogs2 Turbulence is caused by air fish Members  8489WRX Points: 160Posts: 8,489 Titanium Tees
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    When Taylormade bought Adams, how were product lines adjusted so that cannibalism of product sales between both companies were prevented? Do the Adams line and Taylormade products share similar technology?<br />
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    Finally, with the popularity of the "distance iron", what type of current or upcoming technology will allow golfers to gain a bit more distance while maintaining control and forgiveness of their shots?
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  • yumbrowniesyumbrownies PittsburghLefty Boomers  283WRX Points: 45Posts: 283 Greens
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    For the marketing folks: What was the reasoning behind the drastic change to the Adams Golf typeface? Was there a particular feel or message you hoped to convey to consumers by moving to a hand script style?
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    Titleist 983K - Fujikura Speeder S

    Taylormade V-Steel 15* - Aldila VS Proto 70S

    Taylormade Rescue Mid 16* - Aldila RIP Phenom 80S

    Adams Idea Pro A12 20* - Matrix Ozik Altus S

    Titleist DCI 990 3-P - DG S300

    Ping M/B 54*

    Cleveland 588 60*

    Ping Anser 4

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  • jtl0101jtl0101 Members  114WRX Points: 0Posts: 114
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    Any plans in the future for a line of wedges?
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  • ThunderBuzzworthThunderBuzzworth Hulk... Smash!! Members  2637WRX Points: 223Handicap: +3Posts: 2,637 Titanium Tees
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    How much has joining with Taylormade affected your designs? which technologies have you coveted and which technologies have you decided not to utilize? Is there anything new in the works that may be a threat to kick some of your current beloved clubs by many out of the bag?
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    Current WITB

    TAYLORMADE M5 9* (Tensei Pro white 80tx)
    PING i25 14* (KuroKage Proto 70xx)
    SRIXON ZU85 2i (C-TAPER 130x)
    SRIXON Z785 4-PW (C-TAPER 130x)
    CALLAWAY MD5 50S (C-TAPER 130x)
    CALLAWAY MD5 55W (C-TAPER 130x)
    CALLAWAY MD5 60X (C-TAPER 130x)
    TAYLORMADE Spider Tour Black (no alignment aid)
    BRIDGESTONE TOUR Bx 
  • radimanradiman Members  4895WRX Points: 418Handicap: 3.8Posts: 4,895 Titanium Tees
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    Lol, I just got off twitter and immediately had to come here. Love the video. Which kind of leads to my question, why not a more understated look? Is the point to have the technology easily recognizable? <br />
    <br />
    Also, I am a huge fan of the Adams equipment from 2+ years ago (before the slot made its way to the crown) Any chance of getting similar performance from a more traditional looking hybrid/FW/Driver in the future? All I want is a new 9015D that is more forgiving than the original!<br />
    <br />
    One last question, why the departure from the LDA competitions? Was it a contractual thing? Or did Adams just decide to pursue a different demographic? <br />
    <br />
    Thanks!
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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9* HZRDUS Smoke Green "The Hulk" 60 6.5TX
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* Evenflow Black 75 6.5
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21* w/Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW KBS 130X
    Taylormade Spider X Navy/White 35"
    Callaway MD3 52, 56, 60
    All sitting comfortably in my Sun Mountain Sync Cart Bag
  • bvmagicbvmagic Members  1149WRX Points: 160Posts: 1,149 Platinum Tees
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    How has the merger with Taylormade affected your marketing strategy for Adams golf? First word that pops in my mind when you mention Adams is hybrids. First word if you mention Taylormade is drivers. I personally never considered purchasing an Adams club that is not a hybrid.
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  • OUZO PowerOUZO Power #CallaWRX2 Banned  2712WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,712
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    Does the back of the XTD iron play any role in the performance Of the club or are the just for aesthetics? Does it affect ball flight, forgiveness or centre of gravity?<br />
    <br />
    Thanks.
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    Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815
    FW: Callaway Big Bertha 3W
    FW: Callaway Big Bertha 5W
    Hybrid: Callaway RAZR X Tour 3H
    Irons: Callaway Apex 4-9, PW, AW, SW
    Putter: Odyssey Metal X Milled #9HT
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  • OUZO PowerOUZO Power #CallaWRX2 Banned  2712WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,712
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    AdamsGolf wrote:
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]<br />
    like I said on Twitter. Send some over to those boys or send them to a LM to make them believers and the'll forget what it looks like if they work.
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    Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815
    FW: Callaway Big Bertha 3W
    FW: Callaway Big Bertha 5W
    Hybrid: Callaway RAZR X Tour 3H
    Irons: Callaway Apex 4-9, PW, AW, SW
    Putter: Odyssey Metal X Milled #9HT
  • LexicographerLexicographer Members  628WRX Points: 98Handicap: 5Posts: 628 Golden Tee
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    How much does sound play a role in the design of your club heads? And if it does, do you aim for different sounds for different product categories? For example, louder for GI clubs, more muted for players clubs, etc.
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    Callaway Epic driver
    Callaway Epic 3 wood
    Callaway Steelhead XR 3 hybrid
    Callaway Apex 4 hybrid
    Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW
    Vokey 50.08 F, 54.10 S, 58.12 D
    Odyssey O-Works 1W
  • DblEglDblEgl Members  865WRX Points: 106Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    Any hints as to what equipment surprises we might expect in the near future ?<br />
    <br />
    Adams has always produced 1st class clubs !
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  • Johnny TJohnny T Wait for me guys! Members  4022WRX Points: 273Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    What were some of the deciding factors/driving forces behind reintroducing the Tight Lies fairways?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    What design features make the Tight Lies so easy to launch? It doesn't appear too different from any other fairway (minus the flat center portion of the sole), yet it launches so much easier.
    Posted:
    Taylormade M3 460 - Fujikura Speeder 757 Evo IV
    Titleist 917 F2 - Fujikura Speeder 757 Evo IV
    Titleist 816 H1 - Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 HB
    Cobra King F9 Speedback One Length - 5-GW - stock KBS
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54/58 - DG 115
    Scotty Cameron Futura 6M
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