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How to Set Up TaylorMade Driver 425 Golf Clubs

Updated July 20, 2017

The TaylorMade R7 425 Driver features movable weight technology that benefits players trying to control the ball's flight. The R7 425 measures 425cc (the maximum size allowed is 460cc) and features two 2-gram and two 12-gram movable weights that allow you to control whether the ball flight will be high, low, neutral, fade or draw. One weight port is located on the toe with two more in the middle and one on the heel. Additional weights are available for sale. In addition, the club comes with a wrench that allows you to switch out the weights to fit your swing.

Set up the club for a draw if you normally hit a fade or slice. To set the weights up for a draw, align the weights from the toe to the heel in a 2-12-2-12 order. To produce a bigger draw, place the weights from the toe to the heel in a 2-2-12-12 order. This will not guarantee you will hit a draw, but it will help reduce a fade or slice. If you normally hit a straight shot, this will potentially help develop a right to left ball flight.

Set up the club neutral and control the trajectory of the ball flight. To produce a higher ball flight, align the weights from toe to heel in a 2-12-12-2 order. This pushes the centre of gravity slightly toward the back of the club. To produce a lower ball flight, align the weights from the toe to the heel in a 12-2-2-12 order. This pushes the centre of gravity toward the club face.

Set up the club for a fade if you normally hit a draw or hook. Many tour players will utilise a fade set-up. To produce a fade, align the weights from toe to heel in a 12-2-12-2 order. To produce a bigger fade, place the weights from the toe to heel in a 12-12-2-2 order. This will help hit straighten out a draw or hook. If your ball flight is normally straight this set up will help hit a left to right ball flight.

Tip

When purchased new, the R7 425 driver is packaged with a diagram that shows you ball flights.

Warning

The R7 425 driver can potentially help control ball flight. However, make sure it is set up correctly for your swing. For example, if you hit a fade, make sure you do not set up the driver to hit a fade. The ball will travel farther right.

Things You'll Need

  • TaylorMade R7 425
  • Weights
  • Wrench
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Matthew Keller has been a PGA Golf Professional for more than 10 years. During that time, he has given thousands of golf lessons and written numerous articles relating to the golf industry. Keller is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Professional Golf Management Program.