TaylorMade M6 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Taylormade M6 driver adjustment

 

Is the TaylorMade M6 driver adjustable?

Yes, the TaylorMade M6 driver is adjustable. This driver supports three types of adjustments comprising the loft, face angle and lie that can be done by means of the 4° loft sleeve.

 

How does TaylorMade loft sleeve work?

The TaylorMade 4-degree loft sleeve helps in fine-tuning ball flight through 12 different positions. Each click of this sleeve movement either increases or decreases the loft and lie angle by 0.5° to 0.75° as well as the face angle by 1° to 2° from their previous settings.

 

How to adjust the TaylorMade M6 driver

The TaylorMade M6 driver set encompasses two drivers that are the TaylorMade M6 and the TaylorMade M6 D drivers. The two drivers share an identical adjustment process.

The adjustment must be done using only the torque wrench provided by the manufacturer along with the wrench. Using any other wrench can result in damage to the driver. You can adjust the loft sleeve in either the STD, LOWER, HIGHER or UPRT position.  The steps to adjust the TaylorMade M6 driver are given below.

  1. Insert the TaylorMade wrench into the screw behind the clubhead of the driver.
  2. Turn the wrench a few times to the left until the clubhead becomes loose.
  3. Lift the clubhead upwards and remove it from its position over the shaft.
  4. Make the desired settings on the three notches in the shaft and ensure that they are in line with each other.
  5. Replace the clubhead taking care to ensure that the arrow mark on the head is aligned with the previous settings.
  6. Tighten the screw to secure the clubhead in position by turning the wrench the same number of times to the right.

 

If the loft is lowered, the spin rate and ball flight get lowered accordingly. The lower loft settings can help you hit an anti-draw and/or a fade.

On the other hand, increasing the loft will raise the spin rate as well as ball flight. The higher loft settings will assist you in delivering a draw and/or an anti-fade shot.

 

TaylorMade M6 driver adjustment chart

The table given below shows the 12 different adjustments supported by the loft sleeve for a TaylorMade M6 driver with 10.5° loft and how they change the loft, lie, face angle as well as the spin rate of the driver. The same settings can be done for the M6 driver with 9° and 12° lofts and share the same lie angle.

 

TaylorMade M6Loft

Lie Angle

Clubface/Face Angle

Spin Rate (RPM)

Standard 10.5°

Standard 56°

Square

No change

9.25° (-0.75°)

56.5° (+0.5°)

1.5° Open

-150

9° (-1.5°)

57.25° (+0.75°)

3° Open

-300

8.5° (-2°) -Lower

58° (+2°)

4°Open

-400

9° (-1.5°)

58.75° (+2.75°)

3° Open

-300

9.25° (-0.75°)

59.5° (+3.5°)

1.5° Open

-150

11.25° (+0.75°)

56.5° (+0.5°)

1.5° Closed

+150

12° (+1.5°)

57.25° (+0.75°)

3° Closed

+300

12.5° (+2°) -Higher

58° (+2°)

4° Closed

+400

12° (+1.5°)

58.75° (+2.75°)

3° Closed

+300

11.25° (+0.75°)

59.5° (+3.5°)

1.5° Closed

+150

10.5° Upright

60° (+4°)

Square

No change

 

TaylorMade M6 driver face angle adjustment settings

The face angle adjustment settings of the TaylorMade M6 driver can be done using the 4-degree loft sleeve or TaylorMade adapter with three notches. The steps to adjust the face angle of the M6 driver are given here.

  1. Put the TaylorMade wrench into the screw that you find behind the clubhead and do a few anticlockwise turns so that it gets loose.
  2. Push the clubhead upwards gently and take it off from the shaft.
  3. Align the STD LOFT or UPRT marking on the lowermost notch with the LOFT marking on the second notch if you want to square the clubface. The difference between these two settings will be reflected in the lie angle.
  4. Open the face angle by lowering the loft based on your preference using the lowermost notch and aligning it with the LOFT marking on the above notch. There are five possible settings.
  5. Close the face angle by raising the loft with the lowermost notch and setting it in line with the LOFT marking on the second notch. You can opt from any of the five settings available.
  6. Reseat the clubhead and align the arrowhead marked on it with the preferred setting on the lowermost notch on the hosel.
  7. Fix the clubhead in place with an equal number of turns of the wrench in the clockwise direction.

 

TaylorMade M6 driver lie angle adjustment settings

The lie angle adjustment setting of the TaylorMade M6 driver can be done with the help of the 4-degree loft sleeve as mentioned below.

  1. Fit the wrench that comes along with the driver inside the screw at the rear of the clubhead.
  2. Loosen the clubhead with a few anticlockwise turns of the wrench and remove it.
  3. Adjust the shaft sleeve to the lower position by opting for any of the settings marked from just after STD LOFT to the one just above UPRT and aligning it with the LIE marking on the above notch. This increases the lie angle from 56.5° to 59.5° with a reduction in loft.
  4. Move the shaft sleeve to the higher position by choosing a setting between the STD LOFT and UPRT setting and set it in line with the LIE marking. This will also increase the lie angle but with a raise in the loft as well.
  5. Set the UPRT marking on the shaft sleeve in line with the LIE marking on the second notch for no change in loft but an increase in lie angle to 60°.
  6. Put the clubhead back and ensure that the arrow mark is lined with the preferred setting according to Step 3, 4 or 5.
  7. Tighten the clubhead so that it doesn’t move by turning the wrench in the reverse direction until you hear a click sound. This sound ensures that the clubhead is adjusted correctly.

 

TaylorMade M6 driver weight adjustment

The TaylorMade M6 driver comes with a 46-gram inertia generator back and low in its clubhead. This makes the driver extremely forgiving. The existing weight can be increased by inserting an additional weight using a Torx head bit exclusively intended for this purpose.

The head bit will have to be inserted into the clubhead to loosen the screw to add the weight. The M6 driver supports four weight options. They comprise the 2g, 6g, 8g and 11g weights.

You can make changes to the adjustable or movable weight track system of the TaylorMade driver as follows.

  • Place the 10g weight that comes with the driver to the middle of the track for a neutral position.
  • Place the 10g weight along with additional weight if needed towards the toe of the driver for a fade setting. Setting the weight exactly at the toe helps you to achieve the maximum fade.
  • Place the 10g weight along with the extra weight if required towards the heel of the driver for a draw setting. Keeping the weight right on the heel assists you in getting the maximum draw.

 

TaylorMade M6 driver loft adjustment

The TaylorMade M6 driver allows the adjustment of its standard loft using the 4-degree loft sleeve. This sleeve helps to either increase or decrease the loft with appropriate changes to the lie angle and face angle.

The steps given below walk you through the process of changing the loft of your M6 driver.

  1. Insert the TaylorMade wrench into the screw located just behind the driver’s clubhead.
  2. Turn the wrench to the left so that the clubhead becomes loose.
  3. Lift the clubhead off from where it was positioned on the shaft.
  4. Align the desired loft marking on the notch at the bottom with the LOFT marking on the notch in the middle.

 

If the bottom sleeve is moved towards the lower position, the loft will get lowered from the standard loft. Similarly, moving the sleeve towards the higher position increases the standard loft.

It’s worth noting that the loft is the least when the LOWER marking on the bottom notch and the LOFT marking are aligned. The topmost notch should be set to -2°. The standard loft is reduced by 2°. When the HIGHER and LOFT markings are in line with each other and the topmost notch is set to +2°, the standard loft gets increased by 2° and represents the highest loft setting.

  1. Replace the clubhead with the arrowhead in sync with the loft setting chosen in Step 4.
  2. Place your wrench into the screw and turn it in the opposite direction.

 

How to adjust TaylorMade M6 D driver settings

The TaylorMade M6 D driver is a driver that promotes a draw bias. The settings of this driver can be adjusted the same way as that of the TaylorMade M6 driver by following the steps highlighted below.

  1. Fit the TaylorMade wrench inside the screw present at the rear of the clubhead.
  2. Do a few counter-clockwise turns of the wrench to get the clubhead off the shaft by loosening the screw that holds the head in place.
  3. Use the lowermost and center notches of the loft sleeve to set the desired loft as mentioned above for the M6 driver. The lie angle and face angle change according to the loft setting.
  4. Put the clubhead back over the club shaft and tighten the screw.
  5. Tighten the screw to secure the clubhead in position by turning the wrench in the clockwise direction. You will often have to do the same number of turns you did in Step 2 and you will hear a click sound to indicate that you need not turn anymore.

The impact of the different settings is the same as that of the M6 driver. Lowering the loft drops the ball flight and spin rate while promoting a fade at the same time. In contrast, raising the loft increases the spin rate and ball flight while increasing the draw bias.

Ernie

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