How to Set the Weights for an R7 460 Driver

By Graham Ulmer

TaylorMade revolutionized golf-club head design when they produced the r7 Quad driver in 2004. The r7 Quad featured a moveable weight system, allowing golfers to adjust the center of gravity in the club head for different shot styles. Now offered in a 460-cc club head, the TaylorMade r7 460 is one of the longest drivers in golf, used by several PGA Tour players. The TaylorMade r7 460 still provides the moveable weight system found in the earlier version, making for an unmatched level of playability.

Screw the weights into the holes of the r7 club head using the TaylorMade TLC torque wrench. Turn the weights clockwise to tighten them.

Adjust the weights based on the type of shot you need to hit. To hit a shot that curves left, place the two heaviest weights near the heel of the club. To hit a shot that curves right, place the two heaviest weights near the toe of the club.

Set the weights according to your desired ball flight. For a higher shot, set the two heaviest weights in the holes furthest from the club face, and for a lower ball flight, set the heaviest weights in the two holes closest to the club face.

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About the Author

Graham Ulmer began writing professionally in 2006 and has been published in the "Military Medicine" journal. He is a certified strength-and-conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ulmer holds a Master of Science in exercise science from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington State University.

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