Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

What would you do if you had extra time and dollars?

Adams new XTD driver shows off what the company can do when money is no object, and the goal is to produce the best club possible. To the engineers, XTD refers to the eXtra Time and Dollars spent on the design and production of the club. To the consumer, XTD means eXTra Distance.

"Our engineers spend extra time to create the very best products we can possibly make without regard for extra costs" said Justin Honea, Senior Director of Research and Development. “Quite frankly, these XTD products are the best we make thanks to a spare-no-expense mindset to create game-changing technology,”

Adams XTD Driver Hero

You've heard of double checking? How about quadruple checking? That is how Adams tested their XTD driver. Instead of testing a small percentage of drivers, Adams take quality-control to a new level. Each driver is checked four times during its construction.

What are they checking for? Adams engineers are checking the springiness of the face, known in the industry as CT or Characteristic Time. Adams claim they are the only manufacturer that checks in this unique manner, ensuring they produce "the hottest face in golf by using the strictest manufacturing tolerances. Every feature we’ve built into the XTD family is distinctive, and we’ve merged them all together into the ultimate driver.”

Adams XTD Driver Face

Many of Adams Golf's recent fairways and hybrids have featured the company's now famous Cut-Thru Slot Technology. For the first time, the XTD brings that technology to a driver. A slot on both the crown and the sole combine to allow the face of the XTD to flex at impact, expand the club's sweet spot and increase balls speeds, both on off-centre and on-centre shots.

The XTD adjustable hosel lets golfers adjust the loft of their driver to fit their swing, course or conditions. Offered with an initial loft of either 9, 10.5 or 12-degrees, each XTD driver can be adjusted by +/- 1.5 degrees.

Adams XTD Driver Heel View

Whilst the driver is built for distance, Adams haven't sacrificed control. In fact the XTD driver, at 45 inches, is an inch shorter in length than the SUPER S driver launched last year. Adams wanted to ensure they produced a club golfers can hit best.

We told you Adams spared no expense in producing the XTD driver. That idea extends beyond the clubhead. The XTD comes with a premium range of shafts and grips. For men, the Matrix 6Q3 Red Tie graphite shaft is available in three different flexes. For seniors, an additional Matrix 5Q3 Red Tie shaft is available and for ladies, a Matrix 4X3 White Tie shaft.

Premium Iomic Black Armor Stick Evolution 2.3 grips will greet the hands of any men buying the XTD driver, whilst ladies will enjoy the Iomic X-Grip LJ Lavender grip.

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Adams XTD Driver - Product Details

Launch UK01 January 2014
Launch USA01 January 2014
Launch RRP£329
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens, Women, Senior
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts9°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts9°, 10.5°, 12°
Lie58.75°
Head Volume460 cc
Club Length45 inches
Swing WeightD3
AdjustabilityLoft
Shaft NameMatrix 6Q3 Red Tie (Men), Matrix 5Q3 Red Tie (Senior), Matrix 4X3 White Tie (Women)
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Ladies, Regular, Stiff, X Stiff
GripIomic Black Armor Sticky Evolution 2.3 (Men), Iomic X-Grip LJ Lavender (Women)
Manufacturer's WebsiteAdams Website

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