TaylorMade R1 Driver, get the setting right on this fantastic driver and hit it lower, but get the shaft right and hit it miles. How to know if the settings and shaft are wrong. During testing of the new R1 driver from Taylor Made, we found that the standard shaft and the new hosel were hitting the ball very high. To place an order or inquire about an existing order, call us toll free (within the USA) at 1-877-860-8624. Customer Service Hours of Operation: M-F 6am-4pm PST. Closed weekends and most US Holidays. R1 Key Features: Just a few days before the official release of the Taylormade R1 Driver we were given an unique opportunity to test and review “the most adjustable driver in golf” on our own terms. This meant long hours at the range and dozens of buckets of balls. A challenge we were excited to attack! – TaylorMade R1 Review – Feel.
Taylormade R1 Weights
Are you trying to figure out how to adjust your TaylorMade R15 driver? There’s a lot of adjustability options with the R15, but don’t feel overwhelmed. There’s a serious amount of tech on this stick. Once you know what you’re doing, it only takes seconds to modify the club to meet your specifications.
Step 1: Adjust the Loft
Loft is the biggest club adjustment so you’ll want to mess with this first. Bust out your handy torque wrench. Use it to unscrew the 2-degree hosel sleeve where the shaft goes. After spinning it around for a while, the head will pop off giving you access to the neck. You’ll be able to adjust the loft up to 4 degrees. And there’s 12 different positions or notches around the hosel’s circumference. Each position creates a different loft setting or angle of the head. You’ll see a small arrow on the hosel. This shows you where you need to set the hosel position to have that setting take effect. If you’re an amateur, we suggest choosing a higher loft. A high loft setting will give you a high launch angle with lower spin.
Step 2: Adjust the Front Track System
After adjusting the loft, you’ll want to move to the two sliding split weights. Use your handy torque wrench again to unscrew the weights from their locked positions. Move both weights to the center of the sliding track for the maximum amount of distance. This position will produce the most penetrating ball flight. If you’re looking for more forgiveness, move the weights to the extreme edges of the sweet spot. This will give you increased stability in the club head. The other two options with the sliding track are if you want to hit a fade or a draw. For the maximum amount of fade, move both sliding weights to the toe. A toe-heavy shot will give you a ball flight that arcs to the right. Or, for the maximum amount of draw, move the sliding weights to the heel. You’ll get a ball flight that heads out into left field.
There you have it. It’s a 2-step process with the R15. Remember, move the loft first and then mess with the weights. But if you want the surest fit then we suggest going to a professional before taking the R15 out on the course. It’s nice to have this level of adjustability though. These features are what made TaylorMade famous in 2015.
Taylormade R1 Driver Adjustments Chart
You can find the TaylorMade R15 here on our website.