Equipment

Adams Speedline Tech Driver

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Adams Speedline Tech

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2013 (March 2013)

Adams Speedline Tech Driver
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
Price: $399
WE TESTED: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12.5° with Matrix RUL 54 graphite shaft

PROS
DISTANCE: Good combination of carry and roll once you're dialed in; many moderate and slower swingers pick up carry distance.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Well-struck shots hold the line as if they're on a rope; heel and toe shots stay in play and gear toward the intended target.
FEEL: Center hits reward you with a soft, very powerful feel; impact is loud enough for those who like to hear the ball, yet dampened enough to not hurt your hands; club is stable through impact.
PLAYABILITY: In the neutral setting, this club generates easy draws without fear of losing it too far left.
LOOK: Crown tapers off sharply at the back, making the face appear taller than it is and more inviting; aerodynamic shaping doesn't distract at address and makes the club easy to aim.

CONS
Off-center hits lose a bit too much distance for a few testers; the ball tends to fall out of the sky too soon for a small minority of guys; yellow mustard color shaft isn't beloved by all.

BOTTOM LINE: Among the top performers in this category. Effortless-to-swing, adjustable driver that's a good option for slower swingers.

HOT STIX'S TAKE
Launch: Mid
Spin: Mid
Ultralight driver to help increase swing speeds.

 

From Golf Magazine (November 2012)
The sleek Speedline Tech can be adjusted for face angle (up to 1° open/closed), loft (+/-1°) and lie angle (2° upright). The company made subtle improvements to the Speedline Fast 12 by adding more curvature to the crown, and tweaking the hosel and toe to reduce drag and increase clubhead speed (by 1 mph over the Fast 12). Adams also reshaped the clubface, rotating the bulge and roll (face curvature) to match three predominant hitting areas for most golfers—high toe, center, and low heel. As a result, shots fly farther and straighter (54 percent closer to the target line than the average of other drivers tested, including the Fast 12).

 

 

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