Golfweek magazine

The September 3 issue of Golfweek Magazine features the new Speedline 9064LS Driver along with the Long Drive version for the big, power hitters like 2-time World Long Drive Champion, Jamie Sadlowski

Low Spin or Long Distance: Adams’ 2 new driver options

Skeptics were plentiful in 2008 when Adams Golf decided to partner with the Long Drivers of America, the organization that conducts the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship.

Comments such as “Those long-drive guys have zero influence on consumers” were common after Adams became a sponsor of the RE/MAX showdown.

Guess what? Sales of Adams drivers steadily increased when Jamie Sadlowski won back-to-back world titles in 2008 and ’09 and regularly eclipsed the 400-yard barrier with an Adams 9032LD driver.

Not that Sadlowski needed it, but Adams has released a new family of 9064 drivers, replacing the previous 9032 series. The new driver is available in two models – 9064 LS (Low Spin) and 9064 LD (Long Distance). The 9064LD will be in Sadlowski’s hands when he defends his crown in November in Mesquite, Nev.

The 9064LS will be the driver of choice for many amateurs and touring pros, as well. It went right into the bags of Tom Watson, Paul Azinger and Tommy Armour III.

The LS model is a low-spin, low-drag driver that is the latest in the Speedline series that was developed after extensive wind-tunnel testing.

The LD model is a collaboration between Adams and Sellinger’s Power Golf, the company started by Long Drivers of America founder Art Sellinger, a two-time World Long Drive champion.

“I love this driver,” said Sellinger, who worked closely with Adams design chief Tim Reed to produce the LD. “However, the LS is the driver for most golfers. Let me tell you, it is very long.” – James Achenbach

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