TaylorMade RBZ Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Is the TaylorMade RBZ driver adjustable?

Yes, the TaylorMade RBZ driver is adjustable. Adjustment is made using the adjustable loft sleeve on the hosel. The loft can be increased or decreased by a maximum of 1.5°.

The change in loft makes changes to the lie angle, face angle and clubface accordingly. The driver is a good choice for those who don’t want to make a huge change to the default loft.

 

Is the TaylorMade RBZ driver good?

Yes, the TaylorMade RBZ driver is good. However, the driver works best for recreational golfers, beginners and players with high-level and mid-level handicaps.

The driver is very forgiving, thanks to its large sweet spot. It’s ideal for those who are looking for ways to enhance their distance for off the tee shots as well as ball speed. The driver is also not as expensive as some other drivers with the same or similar features.

 

TaylorMade RBZ driver specs

Some noteworthy specs of the TaylorMade RBZ driver are given in the table below.

Specs

Features

Clubhead Design

Titanium 460cc head with Ultralite titanium core that supports optimum control and launch conditions

Loft Sleeve

Adjustable to get the ball straighter and higher

Loft Options

9.5°, 10.5° and 13°

Lie Angle

61°

Speed Pocket

Positioned behind the clubface to offer more flex to promote extra stability and speed

Shaft Type

Lightweight graphite Matrix White Tie 55 shaft

Length

46 inches

Swing Weight

D6

Forgiveness

Highly forgiving nature with its large sweet spot due to Inverted Cone technology that also renders high speed

Best Suited

Beginners who have slow swing speed, mid- and high-level handicappers

Distance and Speed

Maximum distance on accurate hits and speed on off-center hits

Appearance

Black face with a non-glare matte white crown for better and easy alignment

Sound and Feel

Pleasant and solid powerful sound on square hits as well as good audio and tactile feedback on mishits

Price

Reasonable and affordable

 

How Do I adjust my TaylorMade RBZ driver?

The TaylorMade RBZ driver can be adjusted by a simple process using the adjustable loft sleeve. The adjustments make changes to three key aspects comprising the loft, lie angle and face angle.

The steps to adjust the TaylorMade RBZ driver are given below.

  1. Insert the TaylorMade wrench accompanying the RBZ driver into the screw behind the clubhead.
  2. Turn the wrench gently a few times in the anticlockwise direction till you notice that the screw is loose.
  3. Separate the driver head from where it’s originally placed over the club shaft.
  4. Rotate the adjustable sleeve until you get to the desired marking. Each marking increases or decreases the loft from its previous setting by 0.75° while the lie angle gets raised by 75°. The clubface also opens or closes while the face angle is altered by 1.5°.
  • The LOWER setting decreases the loft of the driver to its minimum setting.
  • The HIGHER setting increases the loft of the driver to its maximum setting.
  • The UPRT setting retains the same stated loft as in the case of the STD LOFT marking. However, the lie angle is at the highest value with this setting.
  1. Put the driver head back in place over the shaft.
  2. Tighten the screw mentioned in Step 2 by putting the wrench into the screwhead once again and turning it in the clockwise direction to secure the head in place.
  3. Stop turning the wrench when it gives out a click sound as it signals that the driver head is well seated in position.

 

When players increase the loft, the driver becomes better suited for a draw. The clubface also tends to become more closed at impact. The ball will have a steep launch and the spin is more but the distance rendered is lesser than with the stated loft setting.

However, when they decrease the loft, the driver is ideal for playing a fade with an open clubface. The distance is more while the spin and launch are lower than with the standard setting.

 

TaylorMade RBZ Driver Adjustment

 

TaylorMade RBZ driver adjustment chart

The TaylorMade RBZ driver comes with eight settings for the loft, lie angle as well as face angle. Four markings comprising the STD LOFT, LOWER, HIGHER and UPPER are indicated on the adjustable loft sleeve. The other four markings are indicated by white dashes on the same sleeve.

The following table shows the various adjustments possible for the high-lofted TaylorMade RBZ driver with 13° loft.

 

Loft

Lie Angle

Face Angle

Clubface

13° STD LOFT

61°

Square

12.25° (-0.75°)

61.75° (+0.75°)

1.5°

Open

11.5° (-1.5°) LOWER

62.5° (+1.5°)

Open

12.25° (-0.75°)

63.25° (+2.25°)

1.5°

Open

13° UPRT

64° (+3.0°)

Square

13.75° (+0.75°)

63.25° (+2.25°)

1.5°

Close

14.5° (+1.5°) HIGHER

62.5° (+1.5°)

Close

13.75° (+0.75°)

61.75° (+0.75°)

1.5°

Close

 

The same settings apply to the other two variants of the TaylorMade RBZ driver with 9.5° and 10.5° lofts.

 

TaylorMade RBZ driver weight adjustment settings

The TaylorMade RBZ driver comes with a screw weight on its driver head that doesn’t support the sliding mechanism. However, the fitted weight can be removed and replaced by a heavier or lighter weight based on the golfer’s preference.

The steps given below walk you through the process of adjusting the weight of your TaylorMade RZB driver.

  1. Put the accompanying TaylorMade wrench into the screw head of the screw weight located on the head of the driver.
  2. Rotate the wrench to your left until the weight gets loosened and you can take it off.
  3. Insert the new weight of your choice in place.
  4. Put the wrench into the head of the new screw weight and rotate it to your right to lock the weight in place.
  5. End the turning action as soon as there is a single click sound and avoid turning further.

Increasing the weight on the driver head can make it more difficult to swing the club. This can also cause the player to get tired very soon. On the other hand, a very low swing weight might appear to make it easy to swing the driver but can cause the golfer to have lower control over the driver.

I recommended that you play a few games with a specific weight before deciding if you want to go up or down on this.

 

How to adjust a TaylorMade RBZ Black driver

The TaylorMade RBZ Black driver is lightweight with a high degree of adjustability. It can render maximum speed, accuracy and distance, while the big clubhead makes it quite forgiving. The driver is specifically designed to gain ball speed with excellent grip performance.

The TaylorMade RBZ Black driver can be adjusted the same way as the TaylorMade RBZ driver to get the desired loft, face angle and lie angle setting. The steps outlined here provide a walkthrough of the adjustment process of the RBZ Black driver.

  1. Fit the TaylorMade wrench into the clubhead screw on the rear and turn it counterclockwise to loosen the screw and thereby the clubhead.
  2. Remove the driver head from its original position.
  3. Turn the club shaft either anticlockwise or clockwise until the desired marking on the adjustable loft sleeve is on the top.
  4. Replace the driver head back and tighten the clubhead screw with the same number of reverse turns of the wrench on the screw. The tightness is ensured when there is a click sound.

When the loft is stepped up, the club speed or swing speed of the players tend to go down to optimize on roll and carry. The driver is also more forgiving with an increased loft. In contrast, when the loft is stepped down, players gain swing or club speed. The forgiving nature of the driver is also reduced.

 

How to adjust a TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 driver

The TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 driver with its expansive clubface is apt for golfers with maximum adjustability and distance while rendering really fast swing speed. This driver is ideal for average golfers.

The RBZ Stage 2 driver has a low and forward center of gravity with low spin and high launch.

One of the prominent differences from other RBZ drivers is the crown graphics.

The RBZ Stage 2 driver can be adjusted using the TaylorMade wrench and the 12-position loft sleeve as given in the steps highlighted here.

  1. Loosen the screw on the back of the driver head with the wrench so that you can take the head off.
  2. Rotate the club shaft either counterclockwise or anticlockwise till you get to the preferred marking on the loft sleeve.
  3. Keep the clubhead in its position and lock it in place with clockwise moves of the same wrench in the screw loosened earlier.
  4. Terminate the turning action as soon as you hear a click sound.

As the loft changes, the lie angle increases and becomes more upright from the standard value. Players find that the line is directed more towards the toe after an impact. They may hook the ball while producing consistent swings at the same time.

Ernie

Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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