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

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From a purely "mad scientist" perspective, given that no rules applied in order for clubs to be considered conforming to completion, what types of features wild you most want to put into a driver, fairway, hybrid, or iron? Many people have different opinions about the tech in clubs, but I'd love to hear a designer's perspective on a "Frankenstein" club with zero limitations.

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With the increases in ball speed evident from velocity slot technology are you seeing players having to make adjustments (such as increased loft) in order to fill specific distance gapping requirements?

Thanks in advance for the time,information, and wonderful opportunity!

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I've been a fan of Yes! Putters for years, primarily because of the feel and truly phenomenal roll the c grooves put on the ball. Can you reveal what you have in the pipeline for the future of the brand/putters?

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Justin & Alex,
What role did Ernie Els and other staff pros play in the development of new Tight Lies and the pro hybrid?
Thanks for this great opportunity

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Your "Own the second shot" campaign is amazing, and you guys helped out a program at our courses of getting clubs into the hands of new golfers.

And my question goes as so:
Adams seems to be on the cutting edge of hybrids: what comes next? We got smaller heads, deeper for preference. some for driving. It seems as though they are so specialized anymore. So what is next in hybrid innovation? Higher launching? Softer landing? Faster face speed?

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The cut-thru slot on the woods/does look very cool and seems like it can really make the ball bounce off the face, but is there a issue with the head breaking easier? It almost seems like a weakish design, what do you do to combat that?

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I recently picked up a super ls fw after breaking my original xtd (both bottom weights fell off) and noticed a swoosh or whistling sound from the top slot while swinging the new fw. Have you heard of others with this feedback?

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There are a number of way to fill the gap between 3 wood and 3 iron these days, from 5 woods to 2 hybrids to driving irons. Do you find PGA Tour playing gravitating toward one particular choice?

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Thanks for taking the time to talk to us GolfWRX'ers about your brand. I will be playing xtd irons this season, and have been playing the original pro hybrid since released. To say I am an adams fan is an understatement.

Now for my question: is there any plans for adams to come out with an innovative custom fitting program?

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How have the tour players adjusted to the new pro hybrid series? Have many of them switched to the new hybrids from their older trusty Adams hybrids and benefited from the new technology? Thanks for taking the time with us Adams Golf!

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At what point during the design process do you begin considering what the stock shaft option(s) will be? Is that something that you go in with at the start or do you find shafts that compliment what you're trying to accomplish with the design of the head?

I'm also curious to know the process behind into determining whether you'll offer a "made for" shaft vs the "real deal" shaft. Is that simply a price point thing or is there more to it than that?

How willing are shaft companies to work with you on being a part of the stock shaft option?

Thanks for an opportunity to be a part of the discussion!

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Question regarding my 14 year old daughter, 6 handicap, 85 MPH driver clubhead speed. She is struggling hitting her 5 and 6 irons high with regular steel shafts. How do you think the XTD irons will perform in regards to trajectory?

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In regards to the new XTD irons, which in my opinion have a new and refreshing look to them, what exactly went into the design of the club head (thought process behind the design in regards to playability, forgiveness, length, feel)?

And finally, coud you please provide some insight into the KBS C-Taper 90 shaft you are offering in the club as not much information is known about this shaft? I think a lot of people would like to know why this shaft was chosen for the XTD model (since it is not a retail shaft from KBS) and what it offers to players!

Thank You Adams Golf
From a prospective and hopeful Adams XTD iron owner!

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What are the performance differences between your steel-faced hybrids and the Ti faced hybrids?

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I remember the days of Hank Haney's infomercials of the original Tight Lies and thinking "Oh boy, another gimmick!" until my dad and I tried one, and he made the purchase for himself as I was probably 13 years old at the time. Inverted club design and all, was moreso a hybrid than a fairway wood so talk about innovation! Now when I think hybrid, I think Adams and Adams only.

We have seen the Tight Lies, and the introduction of more compact hybrids to driving irons(again). We are already seeing equipment come full circle with smaller drivers breaking the 300cc mark the other way. Where do you see the next innovations being made in the golf world?

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