Adams Super XTD brings the 'wow' factor

By Global Golf PostFebruary 13, 2012, 4:29 pm

The Adams Golf booth at Demo Day during last month’s PGA Merchandise Show was 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 formed titanium crown that works with the company’s pioneering design of speed slots on both the top and bottom of the club head to create a metal that Adams engineers say 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 further 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 club heads. 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+ 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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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.