Breakthrough Aerodynamic Technology of Adams Golf's Speedline
Drivers Increase Clubhead Speed and Distance
PLANO, Texas, Jan. 14, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading a fundamental change in the modern theory of golf club design, Adams Golf(Nasdaq:ADGF) introduces a groundbreaking lineup of products: Speedline
Drivers and Hybrid-Fairway Woods. The drivers are designed to create
less drag and airflow turbulence, thereby increasing clubhead speed and
distance. The hybrid-fairway woods continue to redefine the fairway
wood category by combining the playability of a hybrid with the
distance of a fairway wood.
The aerodynamic shaping of the Speedline drivers creates less drag and
airflow turbulence, resulting in an impressive three to four M.P.H.
faster clubhead speed and three to nine yards more distance. Backed by
data from the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M
University and in consultation with aero-physicists, Adams Golf
engineers created a patent pending design for Speedline that includes
an aero-shaped crown, heel and toe scoops, and improved face-to-body
transition, all of which minimize drag and improve airflow around the
head. Further Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) testing proved that
the advanced Speedline driver design performed with attached and
efficient air pressure on the body, thereby increasing club head speed.
This revolutionary technology is forecasted to have the same
game-changing effect on the industry as high-COR drivers.
"We saw an opportunity when the extreme geometry drivers continually
tested with higher drag and lower clubhead speed," said Scott Burnett,
Director of Advanced Product Development. "By changing the aerodynamic
properties of the face and crown in order to keep the airflow attached,
we were able to deliver a significant distance advantage for the
average player and tour pro alike."
The Speedline Driver garnered its first win in October with Adams Golf
Tour Staff Pro and 2008 Champions Tour Player of the Year Bernhard
Langer at the Administaff Small Business Classic in The Woodlands,
Texas. The Speedline Driver's success continued in November when it was
in the hands of the winner of the Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup
Championship in Sonoma, Calif. and the LPGA's winner of the Hana Bank
KOLON Championship in Korea.
Speedline Hybrid-Fairway Woods
The Speedline Hybrid-Fairway Woods feature the playability of a hybrid
and the distance of a fairway wood. By utilizing internal heel-toe
weighting and advanced Boxer Technology, these forgiving hybrid-fairway
woods offer MOI that is 12% higher than conventional fairway woods.
With a 15% lower center of gravity, they deliver higher launch and
better feel compared to standard fairway woods, meaning more distance
is now a reality for most players. The increased sole camber from heel
to toe also makes the Speedline Hybrid-Fairway Woods easy to hit from
the fairway and from a variety of lies. Two of the top-20 in the World
Ranking have already adopted the Speedline Hybrid-Fairway Wood in
competition, putting them in play at the season-ending Tour
"We've consistently seen tour pros switching from traditional fairway
woods to our hybrid-fairway woods because of the dependable performance
and playability similar to their hybrids. If a player likes hybrids
then they will love these fairway wood replacement clubs," says Tim
Reed, Vice President of Research and Development.
Models, Pricing and Shipping
Speedline will ship to golf shops in early February and are available
in two versions, Standard and Draw. All models feature the high
performance Graffalloy ProLaunch Axis shafts with SmartPly Technology.
The suggested retail price for the Speedline and Speedline Draw Drivers
is $399.99. The suggested retail price for the Speedline and Speedline
Draw Hybrid-Fairway Woods is $229.99. Available lofts are as follows:
Speedline Driver: 8.5*, 9.5* and 10.5* lofts in right-handed
9.5* and 10.5* lofts for left-handed
Speedline Draw Driver: 9.5*, 10.5*, 12.5* and HL lofts for
10.5* and HL lofts for left-handed
Speedline Hybrid-Fairway Wood: 3+, 3 and 5 for right-handed
3 and 5 for left-handed
Speedline Draw Hybrid-Fairway Wood: 3, 5 and 7 for right-handed
3 and 5 for left-handed
Additional information on the technology behind the entire lineup of
Speedline products can be found at www.speedlinechallenge.com.