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Tech Talk: Adams Speedline F12 LS driver

 

Over the past few years Adams Golf has become synonymous with long hitting drivers and its latest offering, the Adams Speedline F12 LS driver is promising to keep that status up.

Ever since the Adams Speedline drivers first started making waves just over five years ago, the aerodynamic technology has improved to such an extent that long drive competitors have even started using the drivers with great success too.

I was fortunate to test out the Adams Speedline F12 driver for my marketplace in the March issue this year, but at that stage there were no F12 LS drivers available as of yet. The most I had seen of the driver was Robert Karlsson demolishing golf balls with one at the Volvo Golf Champions in January. So it came as a great surprise when one of these new drivers with a custom-fitted shaft arrived in my office a few weeks ago and I have not been able to take it out of my bag so far.

The LS in the name stands for Low Spin and combined with the tour-spec Mitsubishi Fubuki Alpha shaft, provides just that: a low launching trajectory with incredible distance and control.

The matte silver crown features the three speedline airfoil design elements, which many people have found to be distracting. It hasn’t bothered me however, as I have been too in awe of the trajectory and distance this driver offers.

Something totally new to Adams with this driver is the ability to adjust the length, loft and lie thanks to a half-inch sleeve that can be added or removed along with the adjustable weight in the back of the sole. The sleeve on the end of the shaft can be adjusted to eight different settings offering different lofts and lie angles.

The Adams Speedline F12 LS driver is available in most golf retail stores for R4 000 and I suggest you give it a try if you are looking for a lower launching, long hitting driver with new style and performance.

 


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