Adams Speedline F11Les Baer | Age: 49 | Handicap: 21 | Height: 5'8" | Weight: 165 lbs. | Occupation: President, executive management firm | Residence: Harrison, N.Y. | Old driver: 460cc titanium head, 9.5°, Fujikura graphite shaft, regular flex, 45.75" shaft length | New driver:Adams Speedline F11 Draw, 10.5°, Aldila Voodoo VS6 graphite shaft, regular flex, 45.875" shaft length
FITTER: Boris Busljeta, Certified Personal Coach, GolfTEC, White Plains, N.Y.: "Les's typical miss is to the right with the old driver, but his bad miss is a pull. The Speedline F11 Draw dramatically tightens shot dispersion, virtually eliminates the pull, and produces more length. He hits the Adams Speedline 9064LS as far as the F11 Draw due to its lower-spinning head, improved launch and spin. But he's inconsistent with it because of the stout [Aldila RIP] shaft. Les tried the Adams Speedline 4G Ultra-Lite, but it doesn't match up in terms of distance, dispersion, head feel or impact sensation."
RESULT: The "Draw"-style head straightens his usual shot and he picks up 8 yards. His normal shot is now significantly straighter (more on-target), so Les swings more freely and is less likely to make a compensating move to pull the ball back to the target.
Les Baer: "I play a narrow, tree-lined course—it's difficult to make par when I'm hitting from the rough. I was hoping to find a driver that could get me more consistency. The Speedline F11 Draw eliminates my bad left miss and gets me more distance. It sets up comfortably at address, looks forgiving, and it feels like I'm making better contact."