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Adams Fairways Shoot For Performance
by John Steinbreder - February 13, 2012

The Adams Golf booth at Demo Day during last month’s PGA Merchandise Show was fairly buzzing, and much of that excitement centered on a pair of new clubs – the Speedline Super XTD fairway metal and the Idea Super XTD hybrid – both of which company CEO Chip Brewer describes as “wow better.”

“Performance-wise, these are as good as it gets,” he says.

The Super XTD fairway features a titanium body fused with an ultra-thin titanium crown that works with the company’s pioneering design of speed slots on both the top and bottom of the clubhead. Adams engineers say the combination creates a metal that is 36 percent hotter than a traditional fairway – and nearly as scalding as a titanium driver. In other words, it is designed to be long, and that distance is enhanced by the placement of tungsten weights in the heel and toe to lower Center of Gravity.

Adams has done much the same thing with its Super XTD hybrid, which utilizes a brazed construction process to combine a one-piece titanium crown and face with a stainless steel sole. It also employs the so-called Velocity Slot Technology on both the sole and crown to help deliver driver-like CT, which stands for Characteristic Time and effectively measures the spring-face effect of clubheads. In other words, this club is designed to be a hottie, too, and it also makes use of lower CG to increase ball speed, boost launch angle and reduce spin, all at the same time.

Both XTD products are offered with Mitsubishi Fubuki shafts stock, with the one for the fairways weighing in at 65 grams and the one for the hybrid tipping the scales at 70. The fairway is available March 1st in 3-plus wood (13 degrees), 3-wood (14.5 degrees) and 5-wood (18 degrees), right- and left-handed, while the hybrids, which are out in mid-February, come in 17, 19 and 21 degrees.

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