TaylorMade revolutionized golf-club head design when they produced the r7 Quad driver in 2004. The r7 Quad featured a moveable weight system, allowing golfers to adjust the center of gravity in the club head for different shot styles. Now offered in a 460-cc club head, the TaylorMade r7 460 is one of the longest drivers in golf, used by several PGA Tour players. The TaylorMade r7 460 still provides the moveable weight system found in the earlier version, making for an unmatched level of playability.
Things You'll Need
- TaylorMade TLC torque wrench
Screw the weights into the holes of the r7 club head using the TaylorMade TLC torque wrench. Turn the weights clockwise to tighten them.
Adjust the weights based on the type of shot you need to hit. To hit a shot that curves left, place the two heaviest weights near the heel of the club. To hit a shot that curves right, place the two heaviest weights near the toe of the club.
Set the weights according to your desired ball flight. For a higher shot, set the two heaviest weights in the holes furthest from the club face, and for a lower ball flight, set the heaviest weights in the two holes closest to the club face.
Tips & Warnings
- These are the most extreme options for hitting certain types of shots. You can experiment by placing one lighter weight and one heavier weight near the heel to hit a milder draw, for example. With four adjustable weights, there is some room to be creative with your weight placement. You can purchase additional weights and wrench sets through either the TaylorMade website (see Resources) or leading golf-equipment dealers.
- To avoid damaging your driver, use only the TaylorMade TLC torque wrench to adjust the weights.
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