Adams Golf…At It Again! (Adams FAST 10)
Adams Golf is at it again…and when we say “at it again”…we mean they are busy innovating and pushing the envelope of technology in golf yet again! And where this is not a completely new technology it is a totally new spin on it. It literally seems like we are writing an article like this every couple weeks about products coming out of Adams Golf. Remember the new putters that they are releasing…if not go check them out.
So this new club is called the Adams Speedline FAST 10 and they WILL be coming out with them…I think sometime in March 2010. And there is a driver to go along with this as well…but that is still in the prototype stages. So what’s with the name? Well from what we have heard the “10” stands for the year it will be coming out 2010…and the “FAST” we believe stands for its ability to be adapted for different style golfers so quickly…but this is just a guess.
WHAT IS THE NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THIS CLUB?
Well…take a look at the sole..can you see where the milling marks are on the heel and toe of the club? Well there used to be (2) weights pods in those spots, but they were milled out to fit the golfer this club was built for. You can still see one of the weight pods on the back of the club…this one was left unmilled. This is an advantage because each head can be milled to specific weight for each player etc…and from what we hear the tour vans will have a small milling machine to customize each head for the players.
You might be saying well Taylormade and many other companies already have adjustable weight woods…so why is this any different. Well it is different because it can be super specific with exactly where the weight is placed and exactly how much weight is removed. With other adjustable weight drivers the weight can ONLY go into a specific spot. This club can give the player much more specific weight distribution to better correct unwanted ball flight patterns.
Is This The First Milled Driver?
Now, is this the first time a driver or fairway has been milled…no. You might remember the Goldwin AVDP drivers designed by my friend Dick Delacruz. This driver was years ahead of its time and still would be if it were released today. There would have to be a few changes but this driver was 100% milled. Think about how difficult that would have been. So this is not the first time…but…this is the first time it has been used for this purpose. And it is a very functional one…just don’t know how they would do this for mass production. But they did it with putters…so I am sure it could happen on a large scale if it catches on.
Milled Drivers? Well We Have Milled Putters Now.
Milled putters are so popular on tour because they can be altered so much quicker then a cast putter. On tour a pros need changes on the go…they need them done quickly and they need them done right. And with a cast putter you have to make an entire new mold…which can take weeks…the pros don’t have that much time. But with a milled putter the changes can be made in less then a day. You would be surprised how many putters on tour that look exactly like the one you bought from the store really aren’t much like yours at all. They might both say the same name on the sole…but most likely the pros putter head has been altered. They have been custom made for the pro. He might try a putter on the putting greens and say…”Well I like it…but…can you make it a little taller, 15 grams heavier and can you mill the cavity out a little more so the sound changes some.” And with a milled putter you can do these changes in hours.
So maybe this will catch on…only time will tell. But once again I have to give kudos to the guys over at Adams. You can’t say these guys aren’t hard at work trying to make the game a better place…well at least a more interesting place.