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New Equipment Gallery - Jan. 18, 2009

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Adams Speedline Drivers
Adams Speedline Driver
Courtesy of Adams Golf; used with permission
The engineers at Adams Golf noticed something about the properties of "extreme geometry" drivers (you know, the square, or at least boxy, and maxed-out-dimensions drivers): Their aerodynamics didn't test so well. According to Adams, those geometric drivers tend to test with higher drag and lower clubhead speed.

So in designing the Speedline drivers, Adams engineers headed into a wind tunnel. Specifically the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University. The company's aim was to design a driver whose clubhead created less drag and airflow turbulence, and thereby increased swing speed.

According to the company, the wind tunnel testing of design prototypes and tweaks accomplished its mission. The company says the Adams Speedline driver's aerodynamics lead to increases of 3-4 mph in swing speed, and 3-9 yards in distance.

The Speedline drivers have been played on professional tours since the second half of 2008. They ship to retail outlets in February, 2009, with an MSRP of $399.99.

Two versions - Standard and Draw - are available. Lofts are 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 in righthanded for the standard, 9.5 and 10.5 in left hand; and for the Draw, 9.5, 10.5, 12.5 and HL (high loft) in RH, 10.5 and HL in LH. All models feature the Grafalloy ProLaunch Axis shafts. Visit www.adamsgolf.com for more info.

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