Adams Golf, recognized for game-changing innovation and delivering easy-to-hit equipment for golfers of all skill levels, today announced its new Tight Lies fairway woods and hybrid featuring the company’s fifth generation of its award-winning Slot Technology. In contrast to previous models designed with both a sole slot and a crown slot for maximum performance, these 2015 products are enhanced uniquely by new Ghost Slot TechnologyTM, which masks the crown slot to create a clean look at address. The finished product is a design appealing to more golfers without sacrificing performance.
Ghost Slot Technology
The patented Ghost Slot Technology is a new crown slot that is nearly invisible and features a refined “barbell” cut-thru slot design, which reduces stress on the face while creating even faster ball speeds and higher launch than previous slot iterations.
Also critical to the overall identity and success of the new Tight Lies is its signature “upside-down head shape” and tri-sole, which help separate it from other fairway woods. These hallmark features are being used to create the first ever Tight Lies hybrid.
Tight Lies Hybrid
For the first time, the marque features that made Tight Lies so successful and so easy-to-hit – the upside down shaping and the low-profile design which produce a lower CG and higher launch – are now being put to use in a hybrid. These elements have made Adams the #1 Hybrid on Tour*, and combined with the new Ghost Slot Technology create a hybrid that is exceptionally playable from all lies without sacrificing the classic look that golfers at all levels crave.
Tight Lies Titanium Fairway Wood
Another new addition to the Tight Lies family is the Tight Lies Titanium fairway wood, featuring a Titanium face and crown with a stainless steel sole – boasting the lowest CG ever in an Adams fairway wood. By using a titanium construction and the new Ghost Slot Technology, Adams has created a fairway wood that reaches the USGA’s limit on spring-like effect. The results are a fairway wood with the playability of Tight Lies, but horsepower that will rival other fairway woods on the market.
Out of Sight Performance
Designed to maximize performance, Tight Lies is created for players on the PGA Tour and high-handicap golfers alike. The fairway wood remains one of the most difficult clubs to hit for golfers at every level, but the new Tight Lies Titanium fairway combines easy-to-hit characteristics with distance-enhancing qualities and classic shaping – making it the ideal mix of playability and performance.
Models, Pricing and Availability
Tight Lies stainless steel fairway woods and hybrids will come stock with the KuroKage graphite shaft by Mitsubishi Rayon. Tight Lies Titanium will feature the Mitsubishi Bassara Eagle Series graphite shaft.
The Tight Lies fairway wood is available in lofts of 14.5°, 16°, 19° and 22° – there will not be a left-handed 22° model. Tight Lies Titanium will be available in lofts of 13.5°, 15° and 18° – with the 13.5° model being the left-handed exception. The Tight Lies Hybrid will be available in lofts of 17°, 19°, 21°, 23° and 26° – there will not be 17° or 26° left-handed models.
Tight Lies fairway woods and hybrids will be available at retail starting October 1, 2015 and will have a retail price of $199.99 and $179.99, respectively. Tight Lies Titanium will have a retail price of $249.99.
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About TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company sells golf clubs, balls, clothing and accessories under the TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Adams and Ashworth brands. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company posted 2013 sales of over €1.3 billion.
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