How to set up my R7 Quad driver with weights

Written by izzy barden | 13/05/2017
How to set up my R7 Quad driver with weights
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TaylorMade designed its R7 SuperQuad driver with four ports in the club head which can be used to alter the weight distribution. This is known as movable weight technology (MWT). Golfers can use this feature to either create a natural fade or draw, or compensate for and straighten out a problematic hook or slice. The driver usually comes with a set of weights and a special TaylorMade spanner for fastening and unfastening the weights, but these items can be purchased separately if necessary.

Things you need

  • TaylorMade R7 Driver

  • TaylorMade spanner

Insert the TaylorMade spanner into each weight port in the club head and twist counterclockwise to remove the weights. Skip this step if you receive the club without weights already inserted.

Determine your desired trajectory, be it a fade, draw or neutral ball flight.

Configure the weights in accordance to your desired trajectory. If you want a fade, place the majority of the weight in the toe. For a draw, place the majority in the heel. Placing the majority of the weight in the back ports will create a straighter ball flight with a high trajectory. For a low trajectory, place equal weights at the toe and heel ports, but leave the back ports empty.

Fasten the weights into the club head by inserting the TaylorMade wrench and twisting each weight clockwise. Be sure every weight is firmly locked in place before swinging the club.

Tips

  • For less of a fade, place equal weights in the toe port and the back port on the heel side. For less of a draw, place equal weights at the heel port and back port on the toe side.

Warnings

  • Clubs with MWT can only be used in tournaments provided all alterations have been made prior to each round of golf and no subsequent changes are made during each round.

Things you need

  • TaylorMade R7 Driver
  • TaylorMade spanner

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