TaylorMade R7 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Is the TaylorMade R7 driver adjustable?

Yes, the TaylorMade R7 driver is adjustable. The driver can be adjusted using its loft sleeve to increase or decrease the stated loft in multiple increments or decrements.

The loft change will make appropriate changes to the lie angle, clubface and face angle as well. In the upright position, the loft alone isn’t affected.

 

Is the R7 still a good driver?

Yes, the R7 is still a good driver. The driver is ideal for beginners and recreational golfers.

However, for serious gamers and those who are passionate about increasing their distance, there are other drivers that help to achieve this.

 

TaylorMade R7 driver models

There are three variants of the TaylorMade R7 driver. The R7 425, the R7 460 and the R7 TP driver.

  • TaylorMade R7 425
  • TaylorMade R7 460
  • TaylorMade R7 TP

 

TaylorMade R7 425

True to its name, the R7 425 driver has a 425cc clubhead that gives it a compact appearance at the address point. The driver also renders a good feel and sound at the time of impact. It is equipped with two movable weights of 28g in total at the rear of the clubhead.

The R7 425 driver is balanced, powerful and stable for even off-center hits.

The R7 425 driver is better suited for good golfers rather than average players.

 

TaylorMade R7 460

The R7 460 driver features a large 460cc clubhead that gives the driver a large footprint at the address point. This is the first driver from the manufacturer with a 460cc clubhead. It has a well-designed sole and heel.

The heel oft the R7 460 driver gives the driver an aggressive appearance. The driver is equipped with two movable weights that allow the player to adjust the center of gravity.

The 14g heavyweight in the driver heel assists in squaring the face at impact. The large clubhead makes it easy and forgiving for players to launch the driver.

 

TaylorMade R7 TP

The R7 TP driver is primarily designed for Tour Players. This driver comes with a three-weight system comprising one 16g weight and two 1g weights.

The weights can be moved around to gain more distance or set the driver for a fade or a draw. The 16g weight can be placed in the toe for a fade and in the heel for a draw. It can be kept at the center port for a no fade or a no draw bias.

There are two other types of the TaylorMade R7 drivers that are not used as much. The TaylorMade R7 Quad driver and the TaylorMade SuperQuad driver.

The R7 Quad driver comes with a 410cc clubhead with four loft options. The driver is a good choice for low and mid handicappers. Its weight helps you to set the driver in different ways based on your preferences.

The weight adjustments allow you to generate a draw or a fade bias. It also assists in raising or lowering the ball flight.

The R7 SuperQuad driver comes with a 460cc clubhead and four movable weight plugs. Like the Quad driver, this driver is also targeted at players with a mid-level and low-level handicap. It is available in four different loft options.

The weight adjustment gives golfers up to 28 yards of extra distance as well as the possibility to adjust the center of gravity.

The driver has a stable and solid feel and appearance while proving to be easy to launch and forgiving at the same time.

 

TaylorMade R7 driver adjustment

 

TaylorMade R7 driver specs

The key specs of the TaylorMade R7 driver that are worth noting are given in the table highlighted below.

Specification

Feature

Clubhead Size

460cc

Material

Composite

Hand Availability

Right and Left

Forgiving

Yes and easy to launch

Loft Options

8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°

Lie Angle

59°

Shaft Flex

Regular, Stiff and X-Stiff

Shaft Type

Graphite

Length

45.5 inches (Men), 44 inches (Women)

Weights

Adjustable weight system with two 2g weights (yellow) and two 10g weights (red)

Best Suited For

Handicappers of all levels, especially those with a high handicap

 

How do I adjust my TaylorMade R7 driver?

The TaylorMade R7 driver can be adjusted by using its loft sleeve present on the club hosel. This sleeve has various markings on it that allow you to not only adjust the loft but also the lie angle, face angle and clubface.

You will need to use the accompanying TaylorMade wrench to help you with the R7 driver adjustment.

The steps outlined here will walk you through the process of adjusting your TaylorMade R7 driver to the setting that works best for you.

  1. Place the TaylorMade wrench tip inside the big screwhead positioned behind the head of your R7 driver.
  2. Turn the wrench in the anticlockwise direction to loosen the screw to help you take the clubhead off easily.
  3. Remove the clubhead gently from above the loft sleeve fitted on the hosel of the driver.
  4. Rotate the shaft to arrive at the desired setting on the loft sleeve.
    • The HIGHER setting raises the loft to the maximum value with a maximum opening of the clubface and an increase in lie angle.
    • The LOWER setting lowers the loft to the minimum value with the clubface opening to the maximum extent and the lie angle increasing partly.
    • The UPRT setting changes only the lie angle and sets it at the highest value.
  5. Put the clubhead back in place ensuring that you align the arrow mark on the clubhead below the stated loft marking with the preferred sleeve marking.
  6. Place the wrench once again as mentioned earlier in Step 1.
  7. Turn the wrench in the clockwise direction to tighten the screw and lock the clubhead in position.
  8. Avoid turning when you hear a click sound that offers assurance that your clubhead is seated in place. Turning after you hear the click sound can damage the driver shaft. You will usually hear the click sound after you do the same number of anticlockwise turns and clockwise turns.

When players increase the loft, they tend to close the clubface of the driver marginally. The driver will also produce more draw than with the normal setting. The overall distance is shorter but the launch is higher.

In comparison, when golfers decrease the loft, the driver clubface opens marginally and will trigger more of a fade. The distance is longer while the launch is lower.

With the upright setting, the chances of hooking become more and the swing tends to become inconsistent.

 

TaylorMade R7 driver adjustment chart

The TaylorMade R7 driver adjustment chart for the driver with the different loft options is given below.

Stated Loft

Loft Increase

(0.5°)

Loft Increase

(1°)

LOWER

(-1.5°)

HIGHER

(+1.5°)

UPRT

Lie Angle

8.5°

9°

9.5°

6°

10°

8.5°

59°

9.5°

10°

10.5°

7°

11°

9.5°

59°

10.5°

11°

11.5°

8°

12°

10.5°

59°

11.5°

12°

12.5°

9°

13°

11.5°

59°

 

Stated Loft

Loft Decrease

(-0.5°)

Loft Decrease

(-1°)

LOWER

(-1.5°)

HIGHER

(+1.5°)

UPRT

Lie Angle

8.5°

8°

7.5

6°

10°

8.5°

59°

9.5°

9°

8.5°

7°

11°

9.5°

59°

10.5°

10°

9.5°

8°

12°

10.5°

59°

11.5°

11°

10.5°

9°

13°

11.5°

59°

How to adjust the weights on a TaylorMade R7 driver?

The TaylorMade R7 driver has two red colored 10g weighs and two yellow colored 2g weights. All four weights can be adjusted to optimize the driver, based on your playing preferences.

The following steps give you an understanding on how to adjust the weights in your R7 driver.

  1. Insert the TaylorMade wrench into the head of one screw weight at the bottom of your driver. Turn it to the right to loosen it and remove it with a sliding action. Do the same process for all the weights.
  2. For maximum fade, position the two red 10g weights as close as possible towards the toe of the driver or to the outside. For lesser fade, use one red 10g weight and one yellow 2g weight. The fade setting accelerates the toe faster than the heel and closes the clubface at impact.
  3. For maximum draw, position the two 10g red weights as close as possible towards the heel of the driver or to the inside. For a lesser draw, use one yellow 2g weight and one red 10g weight. The fade setting accelerates the heel faster than the toe and opens the clubface on impact.
  4. For a low trajectory, place the two 10g red weights near the clubface as much as possible.
  5. For a high trajectory, place the two red 10g weights away from the clubface as much as possible.
  6. Tighten the screws to secure them in place by turning the wrench tip inside the screw head to the left.

It’s not necessary that you use all four weights on the driver. You can use only the ones that work the way you want and keep the remaining safely for later use when needed.

 

R7 460 driver weight configuration

The TaylorMade R7 460 weights can be unscrewed using the TaylorMade TLC wrench. The weights can be removed and placed as desired.

The weightscan be tightened and locked in place, after doing the setting, using the same wrench.

When the 14g weight is placed towards the heel and the 2g weight is placed towards the toe, the center of gravity is directed more towards the heel and sets the driver for a draw.

If the 14g weight is positioned towards the toe and the 2g weight is positioned towards the heel, the center of gravity gets directed more towards the toe and sets the driver for a fade.

Ernie

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