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Adams Super Hybrid

Here are some pics of the new Adams Super SS and LS Hybrids.

Adams LS Hybrid:

According to Adams Golf the VST in the sole increases CT to 250. They also added:

  • Refined crown slot creates higher launch angle without increasing spin for longer carry distance.
  • Titanium crown and face + stainless steel sole + VST = maximum face hotness.
  • Matte white crown with contrasting PVD face increases apparent club size and ease of alignment for increased confidence at address.

Adams S Hybrid:

According to Adams Golf  the Cut-Thru VST in the sole increases CT to 230 creating an ultra hot stainless steel hybrid.

  • Refined Crown Slot creates higher launch angle without increasing spin for longer carry distance.
  • Matte White Crown with Contrasting PVD Face increases apparent club size and ease of alignment for increased confidence at address.

Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

Sole Pic of each…

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Topline of each (LS is on the right)…

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  1. Jason

    Aug 15, 2013 at 2:07 am

    From a neuroscience standpoint at least the word “super” conjures up subconscious positive thoughts.
    😀

  2. mike c

    Feb 8, 2013 at 4:19 am

    just hit them. i did and i was sold.

  3. Nick B

    Dec 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    If y’all would do your research the reason the crown graphic is the way it is is cause Adams was bought out by TaylorMade so of course it’s going to look like TM graphics

  4. Colin Burns

    Dec 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Can Adams stop copying Taylormade for at least one Product

    • moz moore

      Jun 20, 2014 at 3:29 am

      idiot why do you think taylormade bought adams alittle thing called slotline tech who is coping who moz

  5. Fran

    Dec 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I love my A12 pro hybrid. It’s rediculously easy to hit straight and has great distance. I’m sure these are at least as good but I agree, I can’t take the white crown. I looked at the TMAG drivers and they look dingy. The graphics and the lines on the driver make it look even worse. Give me black or at least a choice of the color I want. How hard can it be to offer both colors?

  6. Roger

    Dec 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    My black Adams A3 25 hybrid is great.
    I’m sure when i need a 23 or 19 a black Titleist 913 will do just Super!

  7. Mike

    Dec 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The graphics are more subdued than the ones on the Taylor Made products, so these may be alright. Too bad TMaG is turning Adams into a clone manufacturer so they can say in a couple of years that Adams will no longer be due to too much duplication of product.

  8. Todd

    Dec 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I’ll stick with the a12 tour hybrids for now. These look like a real performer, but I can’t stand looking at anything white, and agree they should offer in matte black.

  9. jacob

    Dec 14, 2012 at 2:00 am

    taylor made bought adams golf said they would operate separately but the stuff they are putting into adams is taking away from the greatness of adams

  10. Joel

    Dec 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Everybody said the same thing when TMAG introduced the white driver, and now it’s the most popular driver in the world. I have his these woods and they are ridiculously long. TMAG is also doing the graphics on their woods and it is because they frame the ball well. If the staff players that have already tested these clubs are excited about using them then I think people will be ok with them.

  11. Plus8

    Dec 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Ditto with all. I wonder if you can get ’em without the stupid graphics?? Or at least go all out and put a big red valentine in the middle…. Seriously, I am glad I got my A12’s before this transition.

  12. tider992010

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I agree with you all. TM impact is evident. It’s a shame because ADAM made great looking equipment before. All about brands and how they look on the PGA tour. White is taylormade.

  13. bulls9999

    Dec 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I wonder who the numskull was that figured they would put distracting graphics on the crown? Really. They’re not the only manufacturer to put unnecessary graphics, but this is among the worst.

  14. Mike

    Dec 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Does it seriously say “SUPER” in bold letters across the crown? What a joke. Adams what have you done?

  15. Adam

    Dec 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I agree. Why don’t these companies wake up all the way. They make headcovers look old and simple, clevland makes an older looking driver, every good player wants something clean looking, I NEVER play Taylor made, even their blades look weird in the bag. SIMPLE AND CLEAN, titleist understands somewhat. I bet these will be amazing and launch the ball. I love these hybrids because I can hit them just as far with 1.5 inches less on the shaft, I just HATE the color. How hard is it to offer them in matte black for 20 bucks more, special order, I would order one

  16. Tim

    Dec 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    These look like the burner from a couple of years ago – crown is awful

  17. Kevin

    Dec 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    the graphis on the crown are awful. I cant believe anyone would follow taylormade on this one.

  18. better_than_most82

    Dec 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Here we go…enough with the white driver, wood, and hybrid heads. I knew this was gonna happen when TMAG took over. Matte black finish please!!!!!

  19. drew

    Dec 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    And so the Taylormade influence begins…graphically at least

  20. paul

    Dec 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I think i could lie with the graphics if it doesn’t cost $300.

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K.J. Choi WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Valero Texas Open (4/18/2018).

Driver: Ping G400 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6x

Driver: Ping G400 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Ozik Matrix MFS M5 60X

3 Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7x

5 Wood: Ping G400 (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8x

Hybrid: Ping G400 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Atlus Tour H8

Irons: Ping G400 (4-PW)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120X

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (50-12SS, 54-12SS, 58-10)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping Sigma G Wolverine T
Grip: Ping Pistol

Putter: Ping PLF ZB3
Grip: Super Stroke KJ

Putter: Ping Sigma Vault Anser 2
Grip: Ping Pistol

WITB Notes: We spotted Choi testing a number of clubs at the Valero Texas Open. We will update this post when we have his 14-club setup confirmed. 

Related:

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

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I tried the great Golfboarding experiment… here’s how it went

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Corica Park Golf Course is not exactly the first place you’d expect to find one of the most experimental sports movements sweeping the nation. Sitting on a pristine swath of land along the southern rim of Alameda Island, deep in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, the course’s municipal roots and no-frills clubhouse give it an unpretentious air that seems to fit better with Sam Snead’s style of play than, say, Rickie Fowler’s.

Yet here I am, one perfectly sunny morning on a recent Saturday in December planning to try something that is about as unconventional as it gets for a 90-year-old golf course.

It’s called Golfboarding, and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: an amalgam of golf and skateboarding, or maybe surfing. The brainchild of surfing legend Laird Hamilton — who can be assumed to have mastered, and has clearly grown bored of, all normal sports — Golfboarding is catching on at courses throughout the country, from local municipal courses like Corica Park to luxury country clubs like Cog Hill and TPC Las Colinas. Since winning Innovation Of the Year at the PGA Merchandising Show in 2014, Golfboards can now be found at 250 courses and have powered nearly a million rounds of golf already. Corica Park currently owns eight of them.

The man in pro shop gets a twinkle in his eyes when our foursome tells him we’d like to take them out. “Have you ridden them before?” he asks. When we admit that we are uninitiated, he grins and tells us we’re in for a treat.

But first, we need to sign a waiver and watch a seven-minute instructional video. A slow, lawyerly voice reads off pedantic warnings like “Stepping on the golfboard should be done slowly and carefully” and “Always hold onto the handlebars when the board is in motion.” When it cautions us to “operate the board a safe distance from all…other golfboarders,” we exchange glances, knowing that one of us will more than likely break this rule later on.

Then we venture outside, where one of the clubhouse attendants shows us the ropes. The controls are pretty simple. One switch sends it forward or in reverse, another toggles between low and high gear. To make it go, there’s a throttle on the thumb of the handle. The attendant explains that the only thing we have to worry about is our clubs banging against our knuckles.

“Don’t be afraid to really lean into the turns,” he offers. “You pretty much can’t roll it over.”

“That sounds like a challenge,” I joke. No one laughs.

On a test spin through the parking lot, the Golfboard feels strong and sturdy, even when I shift around on it. It starts and stops smoothly with only the slightest of jerks. In low gear its top speed is about 5 mph, so even at full throttle it never feels out of control.

The only challenge, as far as I can tell, is getting it to turn. For some reason, I’d expected the handlebar to offer at least some degree of steering, but it is purely for balance. The thing has the Ackerman angle of a Mack Truck, and you really do have to lean into the turns to get it to respond. For someone who is not particularly adept at either surfing or skateboarding, this comes a little unnaturally. I have to do a number of three-point turns in order to get back to where I started and make my way over to the first tee box.

We tee off and climb on. The fairway is flat and wide, and we shift into high gear as we speed off toward our balls. The engine had produced just the faintest of whirrs as it accelerated, but it is practically soundless as the board rolls along at full speed. The motor nevertheless feels surprisingly powerful under my feet (the drivetrain is literally located directly underneath the deck) as the board maintains a smooth, steady pace of 10 mph — about the same as a golf cart. I try making a couple of S curves like I’d seen in the video and realize that high-speed turning will take a little practice for me to get right, but that it doesn’t seem overly difficult.

Indeed, within a few holes I might as well be Laird himself, “surfing the earth” from shot to shot. I am able to hold the handlebar and lean way out, getting the board to turn, if not quite sharply, then at least closer to that of a large moving van than a full-sized semi. I take the hills aggressively (although the automatic speed control on the drivetrain enables it to keep a steady pace both up and down any hills, so this isn’t exactly dangerous), and I speed throughout the course like Mario Andretti on the freeway (the company claims increased pace-of-play as one of the Golfboard’s primary benefits, but on a Saturday in the Bay Area, it is impossible avoid a five-hour round anyway.)

Gliding along, my feet a few inches above the grass, the wind in my face as the fairways unfurl below my feet, it is easy to see Golfboards as the next evolution in mankind’s mastery of wheels; the same instincts to overcome inertia that brought us bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, skateboards, and more recent inventions such as Segways, Hoverboards and Onewheels are clearly manifest in Golfboards as well. They might not offer quite the same thrill as storming down a snowy mountainside or catching a giant wave, but they are definitely more fun than your standard golf cart.

Yet, there are obvious downsides as well. The attendant’s warning notwithstanding, my knuckles are in fact battered and sore by the time we make the turn, and even though I rearrange all my clubs into the front slots of my bag, they still rap my knuckles every time I hit a bump. Speaking of which, the board’s shock absorber system leaves something to be desired, as the ride is so bumpy that near the end I start to feel as if I’ve had my insides rattled. Then there is the unforgivable fact of its missing a cup holder for my beer.

But these are mere design flaws that might easily be fixed in the next generation of Golfboards. (A knuckle shield is a must!) My larger problem with Golfboards is what they do to the game itself. When walking or riding a traditional cart, the moments in between shots are a time to plan your next shot, or to chat about your last shot, or to simply find your zen out there among the trees and the birds and the spaciousness of the course. Instead, my focus is on staying upright.

Down the stretch, I start to fade. The muscles in my core have endured a pretty serious workout, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to muster the strength for my golf swing. It is no coincidence that my game starts to unravel, and I am on the way to one of my worst rounds in recent memory.

Walking off the 18th green, our foursome agrees that the Golfboards were fun — definitely worth trying — but that we probably wouldn’t ride them again. Call me a purist, but as someone lacking Laird Hamilton’s physical gifts, I’m happy to stick to just one sport at a time.

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Titleist AVX golf balls passed the test, are now available across the United States

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Titleist’s AVX golf balls first came to retail as an experiment in three markets — Arizona, California and Florida — from October 2017 to January 2018. AVX (which stands for “Alternative to the V and X”) are three-piece golf balls made with urethane covers, and they’re made with a softer feel for more distance than the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

After proving their worth to consumers, Titleist’s AVX golf balls are now available across the U.S. as of April 23, and they will sell for 47.99 per dozen (the same as Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls) in both white and optic yellow.

According to Michael Mahoney, the Vice President of Golf Ball Marketing for Titleist, the AVX is a member of the Pro V1 family. Here’s a basic understanding of the lineup:

  • AVX: Softest, lowest trajectory, lowest spinning, less greenside spin and longest
  • Pro V1x: Firmer than the Pro V1, highest spinning and highest trajectory
  • Pro V1: Sits between the V1x and the AVX in terms of feel, spin and trajectory, and will appeal to most golfers

Different from the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, the AVX golf balls have a new GRN41 thermoset cast urethane cover to help the golf balls achieve the softer feel. Also, they have high speed, low compression cores, a new high-flex casing layer, and a new dimple design/pattern.

For in-depth tech info on the new AVX golf balls, how they performed in the test markets, and who should play the AVX golf balls, listen to our podcast below with Michael Mahoney, or click here to listen on iTunes.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the AVX golf balls

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