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Adams Golf Introduces the Tight Lies(R) GT Irons

 

       The Fusion of Graphite and Steel

 

 

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

 

The Best of Both Worlds – completing and complementing an already existing proven product line.

It was just four short years ago, that Adams Golf both revolutionized and took the golf equipment industry by storm with their upside down technology of the shallow faced fairway wood – the original Tight Lies(R) fairway woods. Through the use of infomercials, a great product and timing, Adams Golf carved their name as the leaders of the fairway woods now so prevalent in the industry. Since then, as in most businesses, Adams Golf market share has been eroded by the competition, and like so many of the current manufacturers, has struggled to regain revenue and profits since going public.

Now Adams Golf is bringing to market a completely new multi-material shaft technology in a new line of irons, the Tight Lies GT irons. At this point in time, Adams Golf’s Tight Lies GT irons are the only irons to offer multi-material steel and graphite shaft technology.

Adams Golf is already producing wins on the Tours. In fact, after shooting a tournament-record, 18-under-par total of 270 on November 7, 2000, Adams Golf Staff Professional Tom Watson, using the Tight Lies GT irons (R), won the IR Senior Tour Championship at the Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach in November, one shot ahead of Adams Staff Professional John Jacobs and a blistering eight strokes in front of the rest of the field. Watson dominated one of the strongest fields ever in Senior PGA Tour golf, hitting 86.1% greens in regulation  #1 in the tournament  and recording a total of 18 birdies over the three-day event. An exceptional introduction and testimonial to these irons introduced on October 26, 2000!

The irons are sleek and elegant and available in two models:

  • Tight Lies GT irons offer optimal offset, a perimeter flow-weighted design, a wider cambered sole and a larger clubface. (Custom orders are available)
  • Tight Lies Tour GT irons offer minimal offset, blade-like performance, a straighter leading edge and a more compact clubface. (Custom orders are available)

The GT shaft is a patented, proprietary Adams Golf design that is engineered and manufactured by True Temper. The high strength graphite tip is built into every shaft and into every clubhead using a proprietary bonding process from True Temper for maximum durability. In fact, the bond is so strong; it can withstand 5,000 pounds of force.

The specially designed graphite tip is extremely strong because it has up to 50% thicker walls than conventional graphite. The result is a low torque shaft that’s designed to square the clubhead at impact for greater accuracy.

Adams Golf analyzed and concluded that previously, golfers have had to make a sacrifice by choosing either steel or graphite shafts for their irons. Supposedly, steel shafts were more accurate, graphite longer and less vibration prone. According to Adams Golf, these golfers can get the best of both worlds in a completely new multi-material shaft design that combines a proprietary steel shaft with a specially designed graphite tip. Their USP (Unique Selling Proposition) is that the new Tight Lies GT irons are the only irons that deliver straighter shots, better feel and the easy-to-hit performance of Tight Lies woods.

“We gave ourselves a goal of the highest magnitude,” states Barney Adams, Chairman and CEO of Adams Golf, “to create a new technology product that delivers as much shot making enhancement and as much fun as we did with the Tight Lies fairway woods. It’s cliché time, but how else do I say we’ve surpassed our objective? I’ll make no other claim, just one request: try them for yourself.”

The other benefits to the golfer that Adams extols are that the Tight Lies GT irons will offer:

  • Straighter Shots. The Tight Lies GT irons use a high strength graphite tip that is 50% stronger than steel, providing optimal stability at impact to deliver straighter shots and incredible distance.
  • Better Feel. The highly responsive graphite tip filters out unwanted vibrations to optimize the feel of each shot. Vibration testing shows Adams Golf’s GT shaft delivers a soft, smooth feel equivalent to a graphite shaft. The progressive length graphite tips provide more graphite in the longer irons for better feel and playability and just the right amount of graphite in the shorter irons for control and feedback.
  • Easy-To-Hit Performance. Adams Golf has applied its engineering and design principles to create a unique “upside down” head design that moves mass from the club toe and top-line down to below the equator of the ball. This lowers the center of gravity helping get the ball airborne and providing the easy-to-hit performance that made Tight Lies woods famous.

Our testers felt that these irons did in fact offer both accuracy and distance. Response was lively, the eye appeal exceptional

Eight of the ten pros testing the irons rated them higher than 7.5 out of ten  an excellent response by any standard.

The general consensus by the pro testers was that the long irons were very easy to hit and extremely forgiving and the shorter irons generated some serious spin firing shots into the greens, especially with a softer ball.

As for our mid-high handicapper testers, responses were extremely complimentary:

“Surprisingly forgiving. If you’re willing to invest the time and money this is a great set for you. Feels like heaven when hit flush, makes you want to hit more. As good an iron as any on the market.”

“These are by far the best clubs out for mid- high handicappers. They have a great buttery feel and the cosmetics are superb”.

“I can’t get enough of these clubs. They are just great.”

“These clubs are great looking and are about one club longer than my Callaway X14s. Great clubs for this price.”

Several of our high handicap testers said the same thing, “This is the way I want a golf club to feel”. All of our testers hit the irons well. Two of our testers have rated them as their current favorite set of irons. All the testers loved the feel when the ball struck the middle of the face.

Adams Golf began shipping the new Tight Lies GT irons to its authorized retailers this past December with a suggested retail price of $799.95 per set, consisting of 3-iron through pitching wedge. The Tight Lies GT irons, which come with a five-year limited warranty, will be available in both right-hand and left-hand models.

For the Tight Lies aficionados out there, these irons are well worth the wait and bring the Tight Lies product circle together in one of the most playable set of clubs currently available on the market.

Additionally, visiting Adams Golf’s web site, www.adamsgolf.com, is extremely informational as it is functionally pleasing and navigable. Well worth a visit!

For the Statistically Orientated Golf Fanatic: Tom Watson’s bag included a total of 13 Adams Golf clubs, including a set of Tight Lies GT irons (2-iron through pitching wedge) with Adams’ exclusive graphite tipped GT shaft; an Adams prototype sand wedge; an Adams prototype driver; and Tight Lies Tour 13° and 17° fairway woods.

Following the win, Tom Watson stated, “I came in second four times until I switched to the new Tight Lies GT irons. And then I won.”

Finishing just one stroke behind Watson and seven strokes ahead of the third place finishers, John Jacobs, who used Tight Lies irons, ranked #2 in the tournament for greens in regulation at 80.6%, making 17 birdies. Jacobs used Adams’ Tight Lies irons (2-iron through PW) with conventional steel shafts; a 9° SC Series(R) Spin Control driver and a Tight Lies Tour 22° 5-wood.


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

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PING

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Last year PING had the best-selling driver in the G30 model. This year, their new PING G has attracted a new set of devotees to the PING clan.
What the G driver offers is what every golfer desires – faster club head and ball speed. Using proprietary Turbulator Technology, VorTec and face/crown transition to combine for more efficient air flow, there is definitely a noticeable difference over the G30 version – all good.
The T9S Titanium face is thinner and hotter for maximum distance and deflection. The club’s adjustability with its 5-lobe hosel sleeve, allows ±1 degree of loft adjustment.
Another improvement is the DragonFly Technology –

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

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PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

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Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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