From the time we cooked up this ULTIMATE REVIEW system we've talked about not only the importance of actual data, but the importance of actually being able to show that data with our readers. What you see below is data for each and every shot that our 6 golfers took during the testing process for the Adams 9088 UL Driver
You can move from Raw Data to our driving range map by selecting the Shot Map tab.By now many of you are aware that hovering over any point on the map will give you all the pertinent details of that particular shot. Raw averages were compiled for each and every piece of data we culled from our simulators. If the screen looks a bit cluttered for your taste you can simply de-select any golfer to remove his data from the charts.
On each of the bar graphs, we include two reference lines. The dotted gray line will always represent the average for all golfers for whom we collected data. The dotted black line represents the averages for only those golfers you select. This way you are able to quickly see how the numbers from an individual, or sub-set of testers compares to both each other and the testing group as a whole. We also include sliders which allow you to filter golfers based on driver swing speed and handicap.
What to Look For
What you should be looking at with the 9088 UL is the carry distance. While we grade on total yards (Carry + Roll), we did take note that the 9088 flies farther and rolls less than other drivers. Spin numbers (both back and side) are in line with the averages for most of the drivers we test. It's not a spin killing machine, but it does not generate excessive spin either.
Ball speeds were perhaps the highest we've seen from any driver this season, which certainly explains the additional carry.
The shot patterns are interesting. Simply put, the testers who hit it well generally managed to keep their dispersion tight, while those who struggled with control put up some very ugly results.
How are we doing?
If there's anything you'd like us to try and add to these interactive pages we generate, stop by the MyGolfSpy forum and let us know. If it's possible, we might just do it.