Gary Adams (golf)
|Born||Gary Vale Adams
July 24, 1943z
|Died||January 2, 2000
Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Occupation||Founder TaylorMade-Adidas, Founder McHenry Metals, Founder Founders Club|
After leaving college, he started working as a golf salesman. He observed new golf balls worked well with irons, but not wood clubs, so he started tinkering to create a metal driver. In 1979, Gary Adams borrowed $24,000 on his house and leased a 6,000 square foot building in McHenry, Illinois to found TaylorMade Golf. He originally had three employees and sold only one item, his newly invented 12-degree loft metalwood.
- ""Father of the Metal Wood", Gary Adams, dies". Obituary. Golf Today. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- Stinton, Mike. "Keeping His Dream Alive: Gary Adams, Father of the Metal Wood". Magazine article. Golfing Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- Nichols, Bill (August 2009). "Heavy Mettle". Magazine Article. Chicago District Golfer. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
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