How to Set the FCT on a TaylorMade Driver

Updated July 18, 2017

TaylorMade's Flight Control Technology, featured in its R9 driver, allows golfers to adjust the loft, lie and face angle with ease. TaylorMade first offered movable weight technology in its R7 driver, with resounding success. TaylorMade has improved this movable weight system with the FCT, a metallic sleeve placed over the tip of the shaft that can be rotated to different positions. With eight adjustments, the TaylorMade R9 driver can match any type of shot.

Using the FCT Torque Wrench, loosen the FCT bolt by turning the wrench counterclockwise.

Remove the driver head from the shaft.

Adjust the FCT sleeve and shaft into the desired position by twisting it either clockwise or counterclockwise. The FCT sleeve has eight markings on it to help you adjust the club in the correct position to match your desired shot.

Place the driver head back on the shaft and place the FCT bolt back in position. Using the FCT Torque Wrench, lock the FCT bolt into place by turning it clockwise. The bolt will make a loud click when it is secured into place.


Don't worry about losing the FCT bolt, because it does not come all the way out of the driver head. You do not need to purchase a FCT Torque Wrench, as it comes with the R9 driver. However, replacements can be purchased through the TaylorMade website.

Things You'll Need

  • TalyorMade FCT Torque Wrench
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Graham Ulmer began writing professionally in 2006 and has been published in the "Military Medicine" journal. He is a certified strength-and-conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ulmer holds a Master of Science in exercise science from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington State University.