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Golf Talk Live - Tom Watson Transcript Segment 5

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ANNOUNCER IN ADVERTISEMENT (MALE):
BARNEY ADAMS KNOWS HIS NEW TIGHT LIES G-T IRONS. HE KNOWS THEIR MULTI-MATERIAL SHAFTS OF STEEL AND GRAPHITE ARE TOTALLY UNIQUE. HE KNOWS THAT'S WHY THEY'RE THE ONLY IRONS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN BOTH

DISTANCE AND ACCURACY, STILL, HE WONDERS WHAT THIS WINNER OF 8 MAJORS WILL HAVE TO SAY.

(SOUND OF GOLF CLUB STRIKING GOLF BALLS)

(TELEPHONE RINGS)

BARNEY ADAMS
TOM?

TOM WATSON
OH... YEAH!

ANNOUNCER IN ADVERTISEMENT (MALE):
INTRODUCING TIGHT LIES G-T IRONS WITH MULTI-MATERIAL SHAFT TECHNOLOGY.

PETER KESSLER
TELL ME ABOUT THE DRIVER, BARNEY.

BARNEY ADAMS
(LAUGHS)
WELL, AN IRON IS SHORTER IN LENGTH, OBVIOUSLY AND THE HEADS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HEAVIER THAN DRIVER HEADS SO YOU NEED THE WEIGHT OF STEEL TO BALANCE THE CLUB.

DRIVERS, CONVERSELY, OF COURSE, ARE MUCH LONGER, SAY UP TO 45 INCHES TODAY, AND, YOU NEED A LIGHTER SHAFT BECAUSE THE HEAD IS LIGHTER AND THE LENGTH IS LONGER TO KEEP A PROPER, THE SAME, RELATIVE BALANCE THROUGHOUT THE GOLF CLUB. NOW,

WHAT HAPPENS IN A TRUE SWING OF A GOLF CLUB IS BECAUSE THE CENTER LINE OF THE HEAD AND THE CENTER LINE OF THE SHAFT AREN'T IN ALIGNMENT. IN OTHER WORDS, THE SHAFTS BACK HERE

AND THE CENTER LINE'S UP HERE. THERE'S A SLIGHT MOTION THAT OCCURS THROUGH THE SWING OF THE CLUB. HAPPENS WITH EVERYBODY, REGARDLESS OF YOUR SWING, REGARDLESS OF YOUR SWING SPEED, AND AS HEADS GET BIGGER, AS THIS CENTER LINE GETS FURTHER AWAY FROM THE SHAFT, IT INCREASES, SO YOU HAVE TO TIME THIS

TO GET A GOOD HIT, AND THAT'S WHY WHEN YOU GO TO A GUY LIKE TOM ON THE RANGE, SAY TOM, I GOT THIS NEW GRAPHITE SHAFT FOR YOU, YOU'D BETTER HAVE ABOUT 48 OF THEM WITH YOU,

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT, THAT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT, AND YOU KEEP GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS. BY, AND THIS BY THE WAY, I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR, THIS IS A TRUE TEMPER PRODUCT. I'M, I'M PITCHING HERE FOR

TRUE TEMPER. THIS IS THEIR PROCESS. IT'S OUR IDEA FOR THE IRON SHAFT, BUT THEY DEVELOPED THIS FOR THE WOOD. BY TAKING A GRAPHITE SHAFT AND NOW INSERTING A SPECIAL STEEL ALLOY, ALL THESE ARE SPECIAL ALLOYS, BOTH THE IRON AND THE WOOD, BOTH GRAPHITE AND STEEL. THIS IS A HALF A DEGREE

TORQUE. NOW IF YOU MADE AN ENTIRE SHAFT WITH A HALF A DEGREE TORQUE YOU COULDN'T SWING IT. IT WOULD FEEL TERRIBLE, BUT BY HAVING IT DOWN HERE, YOU CAN HAVE A HALF A DEGREE TORQUE AND TREMENDOUS STABILITY, AND AS A RESULT, YOU RETARD THIS OSCILLATION THAT GOES ON, SO WHEN A PLAYER LIKE TOM WATSON WILL HIT A LITTLE CUT

SHOT OR DRAW, OR JUST SQUARE IT UP AND BUST IT, HE'S WORKING WITH HIS SWING. HE DOESN'T HAVE TO TIME THE GOLF CLUB. I MEAN, WITHOUT THIS, IT'S ALMOST LIKE PLAYING WITH HICKORY. YOU'VE ALMOST GOT TO TIME IT TO HIT THE KIND OF SHOT YOU WANT AND I

THINK THAT NOT ONLY PLAYERS, BUT I, AS WE'VE SPOKEN BEFORE, I'M A GREAT BELIEVER THAT GOLF TEACHERS ARE GOING TO BENEFIT FROM THIS TREMENDOUSLY.

PETER KESSLER
TELL US WHY.

BARNEY ADAMS
WELL BECAUSE YOU GET MORE CAUSE AND EFFECT. I MEAN, WHEN I HIT A SHOT, OR ANYBODY HITS A SHOT, AND I WATCH BALL FLIGHT, YOU REACT TO BALL FLIGHT. IT'S HUMAN NATURE. NOW IF THAT BALL FLIGHT HAS BEEN ACCENTUATED BY SOME MOVEMENT IN THE CLUB THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF

THEN I'M TRYING TO CHANGE MY SWING AND THE CAUSE AND EFFECT IS NOT DIRECTLY RELATIVE, BY MAKING THE CLUB MORE STABLE, NOW I'M TYING THE LINE BETWEEN BALL FLIGHT AND MY SWING, SO IF YOU'RE MY INSTRUCTOR, YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE THE OLD 7TH GRADE

SCIENCE, YOU CHANGE ONE VARIABLE AT A TIME. I MAKE A GOOD SWING BUT THE BALL FLIGHT BLOCKS HIGH RIGHT BECAUSE THE CLUB HAPPENS TO WORK

LIKE THIS. HOW DO YOU KNOW? BY INCREASING THE STABILITY, YOUR LESSONS ARE MORE MEANINGFUL TO ME. THEY'RE MORE DIRECTLY IN TUNE WITH MY SWING. I FIRMLY BELIEVE, BECAUSE

THIS PRODUCT WAS INTRODUCED AT THE PGA SHOW THIS YEAR, THAT THIS WILL BE WRITTEN ABOUT IN TIME, LIKE HICKORY TO STEEL. I THINK THIS IS AN EVOLUTION IN GOLF.

PETER KESSLER
WELL THANKS FOR SHARING THAT WITH US, AND THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO A COUPLE OF SEGMENTS WITH US TONIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW SHAFTS AND THE NEW GOLF CLUBS

BARNEY ADAMS
YUP

PETER KESSLER
AND THE UPCOMING HILARIOUS COMMERCIALS AND I'M SURE WE'LL FOLLOW THE ONE WE JUST SAW.

BARNEY ADAMS
YOU SHOULD SEE THE OUTTAKES.

PETER KESSLER
YOU SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT THEM WITH YOU.

BARNEY ADAMS
(LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER
THANKS BARNEY.

BARNEY ADAMS
THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH TOM WATSON

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