What Happened To Adams Golf

Many people wonder what in the world happened to Adams Golf. The company used to pump out golf clubs every year and its clubs were used by the likes of PGA professionals and LPGA pros such as Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Chad Campbell, Yani Tseng and Brittany Lincicome.

This article will update you on the company and why it hasn’t been mentioned much by the media in recent years.

Is Adams Golf Still In Business?

Since the company has been quiet and there were rumors about TaylorMade taking it over, many people ask, “Does TaylorMade own Adams Golf?”

Since the company has been quiet and there were rumors about TaylorMade taking it over, many people ask, Who owns Adams Golf? Does TaylorMade own Adams Golf?

The answer is yes, the company does.

In 2012, TaylorMade bought all the outstanding shares of the brand for about $70 million which came out to $10.80 per share. Back then, TaylorMade’s parent company was Adidas, and the CEO of Adidas Group, Herbert Hainer played a large role in buying Adams Golf.

Technically Adams Golf isn’t in business as their own entity but they still operate with TaylorMade.

The company was quiet for five years from 2015-2020 but last year their social media team tweeted from their main accounting hinting that a comeback might be in the works.

📢 Need To Know: Before their comeback, the last clubs that were released to the public were in April 2015 when their Red line of clubs and Blue line came out. They were designed more so for beginner golfers though.

Who makes Adams Golf clubs?

Now, TaylorMade, but before that, the company was founded by Barney Adams in 1991. Adams was helped by legendary teacher Dave Pelz. The company’s headquarters was located in Plano, Texas for many years.

Are Adams Golf Clubs Still Being Made?

Adams Golf Clubs are still being made to this day. Specifically, the Adams Tight Lies Fairway woods. While this article focuses mainly on the company’s fairway woods and hybrid clubs, Adams Golf irons have also been a significant part of their product line.

One of the notable offerings from Adams Golf in the past was the Adams XTD Forged Irons (eBay), which were well-received by many golfers.

The woods are available as 3-woods and 5-woods.

The loft on the 3-wood is 16 degrees and for the 5-wood 19 degrees.

The newer Tight Lies have larger faces. This helps add forgiveness to the club and allows golfers to make solid contact more often. Mishits will be better compared to other clubs when hitting closer to the toe or heel.

Adams Golf added Extended Face Technology that widened the face vertically so good shots can be produced when hit on the lower or higher part.

A cambered Tri-Sole design by Adams helps golfers hit the ball from tough, deep lies in the rough to tight or normal grass on the fairway.

The trajectory and ball flight should be high and consistent on most swings thanks to the Velocity Slot created by the designers. The slot was placed right behind the face on the sole of the club.

📋 Keep in mind: Since the slot is open it helps increase ball speed and also makes the club more forgiving to strike.

Tight Lies woods have a lower center of gravity than most woods and a large clubhead that helps make you confident when stepping over the ball.

Are Adams Golf Clubs Any Good?

From the Adams Idea Pro, to the Adams Idea A7, people often wonder, ‘Are Adams golf clubs good?’ The most famous aspect of the brand, the hybrid club, certainly suggests so​. The hybrids made by Adams have a cult-like following.

Adams clubs have earned numerous awards throughout the list including being listed to the Golf Digest Hot List. There have been many gold and silver awards from the hot list given to Adams Golf products.

Conclusion

Adams Golf was extremely popular in the early 2000s and despite dying out on and off for years after being purchased by TaylorMade, the company has made a small comeback.

Avid fans may not be able to purchase newly released drivers, hybrids or irons from the entity since those clubs aren’t in production, but at least they can still buy 3 and 5-woods.

Be sure to comment your experiences with Adams Golf in the comments section.

For more detailed information about their products, you can visit the Adams Golf website.

FAQ

Who took over Adams Golf? 

TaylorMade bought Adams golf. TaylorMade acquired it for $70 million back in 2012 and became one of its brands. However, the trade was not made with the intention to keep Adam’s legacy around but to eliminate a strong competitor. 

Does Adams golf still exist?

No, Adams golf does not exist anymore. The company used to produce golf equipment before it was bought by TaylorMade in 2012. Since then, TaylorMade has launched some products with the Adams golf logo, but it has not had the same appeal to the target customers as it used to. 

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Lawrence Smelser has been part of the Golfible writing staff since 2019 and is a freelance golf journalist. Smelser has covered the PGA Tour including the U.S. Masters with Augusta.com. He holds a journalism Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s journalism degree from the University of North Texas. Learn more about our team at Golfible on our About Us page.

5 thoughts on “What Happened To Adams Golf”

  1. Hi
    I have been trying to purchase an Adams 3 wood Tight Lies Velocity Slot for over a year without any success. I contacted Adams Golf directly and I was informed they do not ship to South Africa. Please could you kindly advise where one can get hold of a Adams 3 Fairway wood.

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  2. I purchased a set of Adam’s clubs in 2006 and loved them! As it was difficult to find them when needing a new set of clubs, I ended up going with Callaway, (which are also great clubs) but, really miss my Adams. I do hope they make a comeback! Great clubs!

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  3. To me, Adams Idea golf clubs are some of the best clubs ever made as far as forgiveness. With a large sweet spot and low center of gravity, their hybrids as good as any off the fairway. Especially a tight lie, those clubs give me great confidence.

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