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Does Adams offer rebates to military like some other manufactures do?

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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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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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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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[quote name='HipCheck' timestamp='1397767912' post='9114093']
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Join GolfWRX for a live chat with Adams Golf R&D and Marketing teams straight from Adams HQ in North Texas. Adams Golf is excited for the opportunity to have a no holds barred discussion regarding all things Adams Golf & owning the second shot. Ask them anything; nothing is off limits!

[b]Who Will Be Here:[/b][list]
[*]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
[/list]
[b]Live Q&A Link:[/b]
This thread will be the live link.

[b]Giveaway:[/b]
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!
[/quote]

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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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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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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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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What was the inspiration behind the design of the XTD irons?

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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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[quote name='eaglestan66' timestamp='1398097150' post='9136821']
[quote name='HipCheck' timestamp='1397767912' post='9114093']
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Join GolfWRX for a live chat with Adams Golf R&D and Marketing teams straight from Adams HQ in North Texas. Adams Golf is excited for the opportunity to have a no holds barred discussion regarding all things Adams Golf & owning the second shot. Ask them anything; nothing is off limits!

[b]Who Will Be Here:[/b][list]
[*]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
[/list]
[b]Live Q&A Link:[/b]
This thread will be the live link.

[b]Giveaway:[/b]
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!
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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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[quote name='mrlongball' timestamp='1398105545' post='9137847']
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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DHy

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[quote name='ram01002' timestamp='1398115260' post='9138921']
[quote name='mrlongball' timestamp='1398105545' post='9137847']
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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DHy
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They are asking for more of a traditional iron-type club. Not a DHY.

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[quote name='ram01002' timestamp='1398115260' post='9138921']
[quote name='mrlongball' timestamp='1398105545' post='9137847']
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!
[/quote]

DHy
[/quote]

They are asking for more of a traditional iron-type club. Not a DHY.
[/quote]

Have you hit the DHY? Its a long iron on steroids.

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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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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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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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Why don't we see more adams drivers out on tour? They are such great drivers!
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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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