Adams Golf Launches F11’s

The Adams Golf Speedline F11 Driver
The Adams Golf Speedline F11 Driver

The next generation of woods from Adams Golf has arrived.

Today the Plano,Texas based company announced the introduction of the Speedline F11 drivers and fairway woods.  It is the evolution of the Speedline series that debuted in January, 2009.  The company says that both the driver and fairway clubs utilize what they call Velocity Slot Technology (VST) on the crown and sole.  They claim that the feature increases the distance that golfers can hit each club with a more forgiving hitting area.

The Driver

Visible Velocity Slot Technology (VST) on the driver crown
Visible Velocity Slot Technology (VST) on the driver crown

Adams says the F11 driver, the fifth generation of Speedline drivers, has a larger footprint than previous clubs.  The addition of the Velocity Slot Technology (visible in the sole where three channels are situated) works to keep airflow attached to the head longer to create less drag and help the golfer to increase clubhead speed.  The company makes claims of six more yards of carry distance, an expanded effective hitting area, and a lower and deeper centre of gravity for a higher launch angle with a lower spin rate.

“As the leader in aerodynamic technology in driver design, we are pleased to offer golfers of all abilities a club that delivers more distance yet remains extremely easy-to-hit,” said Chip Brewer, President and CEO of Adams Golf.  “The addition of the Velocity Slot Technology to Speedline F11 has definitely created the fastest, longest and most forgiving driver on the market today.”

In The Fairway

The Adams Golf Speedline F11 Fairway Wood
The Adams Golf Speedline F11 Fairway Wood

Highly acclaimed for their attention  and innovation in fairway woods, Adams Golf has taken that to another level with the Speedline F11 fairway woods.  Offered in models with heads made of either stainless steel or titanium, the company says the addition of VST makes these their best performing and forgiving fairway woods.

Unlike the drivers, the VST in the fairway woods is even more notable as a deep, visible channel can be found on both the crown and the sole of each club.  The channel works to increase face deflection and spread the maximum coefficient of restitution (COR) to a wider area of the clubface.

Adams says that this makes a dramatic impact in the playability of the clubs, claiming a 21 percent improvement in the size of the effective area.

They also note that professional staff members Tom Watson and Ryan Moore were so impressed that they put the F11 fairway clubs into play immediately.

“Historically, fairway woods had relatively low COR values due to the fact that their head and face sizes had to remain smaller for playability purposes,” says Scott Burnett, Director of Advance Product Development for Adams Golf.  “By applying Velocity Slot Technology to our Speedline F11 fairway woods, we’ve been able to expand the COR across the entire face without adversely impacting size or durability, thereby setting a new standard for performance and forgiveness in the category. This improvement is directly proportional to the impressive COR improvements that occurred in drivers in the mid-2000s as their head size increased.”

Models, Pricing and Shipping

The entire lineup of Speedline F11 products will ship to golf shops beginning February 1, 2011 (U.S. – waiting on confirmation of dates at other Worldwide locations).  The men’s versions of the driver and the fairway wood will debut with a choice of high-performance shafts: the high- launch Aldila Voodoo VS* or the mid-launch Matrix Ozik XCON.  The women’s versions are standard with lightweight Grafalloy graphite shafts.

Available lofts are as follows:

Speedline F11 Driver:                                     8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12.5° in right-handed

9.5°and 10.5° for left-handed

Speedline F11 Draw Driver:                            9.5° and 10.5° in right-handed

Women’s Speedline F11 Driver:                     12.5° and HL in right-handed

12.5° in left-handed

Speedline F11 Fairway Wood (stainless):     3+, 3 and 5 in right-handed

3 and 5 in left-handed

Speedline F11 Fairway Wood (titanium):       3+, 3 and 5 in right-handed

3 and 5 in left-handed

Women’s Speedline F11 Fairway Wood:      3, 5 and 7 in right-handed

3 and 5 in left-handed

Additional information on the technology behind the entire lineup of Speedline products can be found at www.adamsgolf.com.

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