For Immediate Release
Adams Golf Solidifies Position as #1 Hybrid on 2008 PGA Tour
PLANO, Texas, December 9, 2008 — The 2008 PGA Tour season began with Adams Golf at the top of the hybrid count at the first tournament of the year, the Mercedes Championship in Hawaii, and 39 tournaments, including four major championships later, Adams Golf remained at the top as the hybrid leader on tour.
It was a banner year for the company with over 1,400 of its Idea hybrids having been played by the best players in the world. Adams Golf hybrids accounted for 31% of all hybrids in play this year, according to the Darrell Survey Equipment Count, compared to 23% by the next closest competitor, and 9% by the third place company.
Never before had Adams Golf led the hybrid count at any major championship, but that changed this season as Idea hybrids topped the hybrid counts at the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. Adding to the company’s accomplishments were the 14 tournament champions, including the FedEx Cup Champion, who played Adams Golf hybrids en route to their victories.
#1 Hybrid at PGA Tour Q-School
With 75 Idea hybrids in play at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, Adams Golf dominated the hybrid count at this very important and grueling six-round event. The next closest competitor in the count had 22 of its hybrids played, according to the Darrell Survey. This was the third year in a row that Adams Golf claimed the #1 hybrid played at Q-School.
With so much at stake, many of the players who put their trust in Idea hybrids earned their 2009 PGA Tour cards. In fact, nine of the players who qualified, including the first-place finisher, had Idea hybrids in their bags.
Adams Tour Staff Pro Gary Woodland Earns PGA Tour Card
Going through Q-School for the first time, Adams Golf Tour Staff Pro Gary Woodland successfully maneuvered his way through the first and second stages and then finished T11 at the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying to earn exempt status for the 2009 PGA Tour season. He has been a part of the Adams Golf Tour Staff for the past year while playing on the Nationwide Tour.
Known as one of the longest hitters on tour, Woodland played the new Insight Tech a4 Driver. He moves on to the PGA Tour and will play a full bag of Adams Golf equipment in what will be his rookie season.