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Spotted: 2014 Adams XTD Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Forged Irons



Check out these spy pics of the Adams 2013 XTD drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. It appears that Adams has gone slots galore (even in its forged irons) to make themselves the company with the hottest clubs in golf.

The 2014 XTD driver, fairway woods and hybrids each feature two slots (one on the sole and one on the crown), which resemble the “cut-through” slot design that Adams included on its latest Tight Lies fairway woods.

The forged irons also feature a slot in the sole, which is positioned closer to the face than TaylorMade’s RocketBladez irons (remember, they are cast). It’s an interesting move that Adams has stepped up with a forged players iron before TaylorMade, which is Adams’ parent company.

In another bold move, the 2014 XTD drivers, fairway woods and hybrids are rumored to come stock with Matrix’s Q3 “Red Tie” shaft, and the entire line will include Iomic’s Sticky 2.3 grips.

Adams XTD Driver

The deep-faced driver is adjustable, and features a screw in the sole that will be used to tune swing weight. Adams is known to produce extremely low-spin drivers, and the 2014 XTD appears to be no exception.

adams xtd driver

Adams XTD Ti Fairway Woods

According to sources, Adams had to slow down the titanium faces of its fairway woods and hybrids to bring them in line with USGA limits. That means that the faces are a little thicker in the middle to give them the maximum COR rating of 0.83. and the outer edges of the face are a little thinner, which delivers maximum face rebound across the face.

adams xtd fairway

See what our members are saying about the 2o14 Adams XTD lineup in the forums.

Adams XTD Ti Hybrid

adams xtd hybrid

Adams XTD Forged Irons:

We’re being told that a full set of these bad boys also comes with a DHy driving hybrid, Adams’ super hot driving iron. According to sources, the slot gives the forged irons a floating face that creates more ball speed in the sweet spot and more consistent ball speeds across the face for more forgiveness.

adams xtd irons

See what our members are saying about the 2014 Adams XTD lineup in the forums.

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  1. paul

    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I had a chance to hit the irons at a local golf show. Amazing! I play titleist 710cbs and these xtds were much softer feeling, went a little longer and were more accurate. I will look for a used set next year. Can hardly wait.

  2. DBO

    Nov 30, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I have the new XTD on the way… Hit them against the CMB with PX 6.0 shafts which I was fitted for a while ago and I was hitting the XTD longer, straighter and with better spin rates. The C Tapers are amazing and the clubs are awesome all around.

    For anyone that thinks these flat black clubs are ugly, please think again… Maybe it’s just me, but I think the flat black is the best looking design yet. Wish the XTD were black like the CB3 to make the whole set match.

    For people who hate on the slot design, it’s all about the technology. You may think its ugly but you will forget about that very quickly when your ball goes further and straighter thanks to the technology that makes Adams clubs so dang great.

    Please go to the PGA store or your local store and hit them against your current club. You will be impressed.

    And before anyone says anything I do not work for Adams although I would love to! They are a local company here in Plano Texas and I love what they do.. They made a game changing design with the Tight Lies back in the day and again with their new one. They are implementing the tech into other clubs… Love them or hate them but Adams is making some great clubs and you are missing out if you don’t even give them a try.

  3. Taylor Made

    Oct 10, 2013 at 1:21 am

    We are sorry that we have taken the Adams brand, and totally ruined it. We turned it into a joke, even after promising not to.

    • Tom

      Oct 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

      I trust your speaking from experience? Have you applied your talents to these new offerings?

    • DBO

      Nov 30, 2013 at 6:41 am

      Funny thing is Adams is making Taylor Made look good not the other way around…

      • paul

        Dec 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

        Best compliment is copying someone elses design. These irons should have been called rocketblades as they are far closer to blades then the GI clubs that TM made.

  4. nthetrenches1970

    Oct 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Ummmm….yea….nothing cheap about them at all. Pictures don’t always tell them whole story. I thought they looked good at adress and the ball just jumped off of the fairway and hybrids. I didn’t hit the driver, but it reminded me othe 964ls….except with the cut thru technology. Wanted to leave the course with those demos..

  5. Nick

    Sep 14, 2013 at 9:11 am



    Sep 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Way to go Adams!! Product looks awesome,feels great and that driver is scary long! Adams is one of the few company’s (maybe the only) who use the real deal shafts in their drivers, woods and irons. Now we get iomic grips, c-taper shafts, stock. Oh yeah, and they have the #1 hybrid on all tours. Nothing cheap there. They take their whole budget and spend it on making the best clubs….not ad campaigns. KAAAAABOOMMM

    • DJ

      Sep 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm


      • lance

        Sep 16, 2013 at 1:36 am

        + 1 more!! ADAMS is a great brand of clubs. Not to mention the YES putter line, speaking of yes i hope they bring the I 4 tech bullseye to retail in 2014. There was pics on here of it at the 2013 pga show!

  7. Tom

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Hold on you guy’s haven’t seen the new line of irons “speed Blade from TMAG yet….

  8. tsrcmp29

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Since when did Adams become a powerhouse forged iron maker. If you look up what Ping main business was before golf one can argue they know more than anyone. Want a real forged iron put something made in japan in you bag. The Adams stuff look like crap because that what it is.

    • Tom

      Sep 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Lol your are misinformed.MIJ is a weak market. Even Japan has their iron heads forged in China now. “Adams stuff looks like crap”? tells me your a purest, probably Mizuno or Muira irons. My ADAMS MB2’s against your irons any day any time, Can’t tell the difference. Give up the buhaha about MIJ is better. Get educated read articles on this site from Tom Wishon.

  9. Jack

    Sep 10, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Looks like Taylormade’s way of not having Adams cannibalizing their sales is to make the clubs ugly and cheap and charge alot for them.

    • DJ

      Sep 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

      I liked them last week when I hit them….none of them looked ugly or cheap. I thought they were stylish yet conservative.

      • Jack

        Sep 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        They are available to hit already? Nice to get an early hands on.

        I have the Super LS woods (driver and 3) which I think look nice, but I just don’t like their new logo in the generic cursive script. I think the newest driver and 3 wood look good apart from the logo, but the badge on the irons doesn’t look like it fits well in the middle.

  10. Tony Lynam

    Sep 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I have been an Adams guy for a few years with their “player” line of clubs, and currently play CMBs with A4s as my back up. 9064LS driver backed up by a Cobra ZL. Hybrids and three wood are Adams, but I’m not diggings these

    • Tony Lynam

      Jan 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      I finally saw the driver and irons in person, I humbly withdraw my earlier comments. The combo set in the XTD irons is pretty nice, and the driver looks very cool in person, can’t wait to hit it.

  11. John

    Sep 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    This is so fugly, massive fail

  12. Tom

    Sep 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    The irons are a combo set

  13. John

    Sep 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Looking really nice, minus the speed slot on top. If the face was too hot then why not take out the top slot and keep the face hot? Or was there maybe a reliability issue?

  14. J

    Sep 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    New Taylormade Irons Come out on September 9, 2013

  15. Thomas Phillips

    Sep 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I would really be interested in testing out that driver!

    • Theowner

      Sep 9, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Me too!! That drivers looks unreal. Love all the details…kind of like a fine watch.

  16. Tom

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Geez..Getting fancy. Matrix Q3 red tie and Iomic 2.3 grips.

  17. MorikawaTMaG

    Sep 8, 2013 at 4:11 am

    i like the CMB’s better

    • Jack

      Sep 9, 2013 at 12:52 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! I think these new products actually look worse than last year’s clubs. The XTD tag looks cheap.

  18. Scott

    Sep 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Hope taylormade doesn’t ruin adams irons!!

  19. Scott

    Sep 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Do these replace the CMBs?

    • DJ

      Sep 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Yes they will replace the CMB’s. The XTD Irons are Forged Blades that come with the DHy hybrid in the 3 & 4.
      Hit them in the desert last week and the XTD lineup is very strong.
      There goal for XTD is to make the finest clubs possible without worrying about the price.

  20. Matt

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    If the 5 wood can out hit my Super S 5 wood then I will definitely buy it and I will also try the 3 wood but my Cobra Amp Cell 3 is going to be hard to beat. The irons look nice although the horizontal lines that are cut into it need to go but I will still try them out and maybe replace my Adams Super S irons I am using now. The hybrid I am not set on yet, it looks bad but it may just perform well enough to consider it too. Overall I say Adams is looking good for my bag next year minus the driver and 3 wood that spot is all Cobra.

  21. DB

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm


  22. naflack

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I would play them all in a second!

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Bettinardi unveils new BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter



Bettinardi unveiled a new addition to The Hive at its Summer Social last night, and it’ll have you pining for the days of a certain festival on Max Yasgur’s farm.

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter is a new creation from Bob Bettinardi that features the company’s first-ever stainless steel tie-dye PVD pocket insert.

Here are the specs for this truly groovy golf club.

  • Material: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Insert: 303 Stainless Steel Tie Dye PVD
  • Face Milling: Micro Honeycomb
  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Lie: 70°
  • Loft:
  • Toe Hang: 3/4
  • Grip: Orange Lamkin

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ will be available through The Hive and Bettinardi specialty dealers on Thursday, June 28th.

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Kenny Perry WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Perry’s clubs. 

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?



Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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