How to Configure the Weight of a TaylorMade Golf R7 Quad Driver
Adding weight to the head of a golf club isn’t a new idea. For many years, golfers attached strips of lead tape to clubs to try to correct swing flaws. Club manufacturers have taken the idea a step farther in recent years, designing clubheads with ports into which you can place weights. TaylorMade’s r7 Quad series includes four weights -- two heavier weights and two lighter weights -- that you can rotate, depending on the type of correction you want to achieve.
Place the two heavier weights in the ports nearest the clubhead’s toe -- the side farthest from you when you’re in the address position -- to create the maximum fade effect. Fade shots curve from the left to the right, if you’re right-handed.
Create a smaller fade by setting one heavy weight on the toe side, closest to the clubface, and the other heavy weight on the heel side, closer to the back of the clubhead.
Position the larger weights in the ports nearest to the heel to make the ball draw, moving from right to left.
Set one heavy weight in front on the heel side and one in back on the toe side for a lesser draw effect.
Create a lower ball flight by putting both larger weights in the front slots.
Set the club up for a higher trajectory shot by placing the heavy weights toward the back of the clubhead.
Use the torque wrench included with the r7 driver to remove and tighten all four weights.
Various versions of the r7 contain different-sized weights, but the configuration strategy remains the same.
Pursuant to the Rules of Golf, don’t change the weight settings in the middle of a round.
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