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


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Good deal, love when these companies hold these Q&A sessions.. hope to be here for it, but in the meantime;

I see your Pro Hybrid line has both slots in the sole and crown, and you've stated it helps to more readily "catapult" the ball off the face (as is given with slot technology). Does this make the entire face hotter in a sense, top and bottom? With clubs that have slots in the bottom, the manufacturers generally state that it helps with mishits low on the face, so does the velocity slot help with "mishits" high on the face as well as low? Because I am known to find both spots on the face with my hybrid, lol. Thanks in advance!

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Thanks for doing this. Two questions:

1) Does Adams see itself as one of Taylormade's competitors or do Adams and Taylormade attempt to be synergistic in their product offerings?
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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[quote name='AdamsGolf' timestamp='1397839925' post='9119645']
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.

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]
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Well played guys.. very well played. :cheesy::drinks:

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[quote name='AdamsGolf' timestamp='1397839925' post='9119645']
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.

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]
[/quote]

Just saw this on my FB page...pretty funny stuff...ahhahaa.

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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.

Question: Are there any plans for a new driver and wedges soon?

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Do you have a Kingdom or an Oven? Any plans on having a performance lab personalized type fitting?

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.

Are you trying to target older demographics since you use Kenny Perry?

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)

Thanks.

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My question is for either Scott Blevins or Jeff Wood:
"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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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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[quote name='AdamsGolf' timestamp='1397839925' post='9119645']
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.

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]
[/quote]

I see what you did there Adams-Made.

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Thank you Adams golf for answering our questions!

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

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.

Thanks you again for doing this!

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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?

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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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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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?

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!

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?

Thanks!

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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?

Thanks.

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[quote name='AdamsGolf' timestamp='1397839925' post='9119645']
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.

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7lrJGdG6DQ[/media]
[/quote]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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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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