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


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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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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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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.

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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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Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, set 9.5°; weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  PutterΨSlotline Inertial SL-583F w/ SuperStroke 2.MidSlim (50 gr. weight removed)

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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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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?

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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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Callaway Epic 2 Hybrid (UST Mamiya Recoil ES 780 S)- 18*
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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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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?

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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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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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Marketing guys! Awesome. I think the Adams logo makeover is brilliant. Well done. Watson, Els, Perry, classic choices for spokespeople.

[b]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? [/b]

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.

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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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