How To Adjust a Golf Driver (CHANGE The Loft & Lie)
Learn how to adjust the hosel and loft of your driver
Want to change the settings of your golf driver? Need to know how to adjust a golf driver to switch the loft and lie angles? We have a complete guide.
Whether you use a Ping driver, TaylorMade driver, Callaway driver, Cobra driver, you have the opportunity to be able to adjust the loft to increase or decrease your launch angle.
The amount of adjustment you can make, differs from brand to brand but the step-by-step guide below shows you how the golf driver can be adjusted.
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Choosing The Right Driver
Drivers vary in weight, loft, and face angle and it can be difficult to determine which model is right for you.
Each golfer requires a different driver with various models best suited to beginners and high-handicappers, some ideal for mid-handicap golfers and others an ideal choice for low-handicap and elite level golfers.
Your desired clubface angle is key. Clubface angle affects how high or low the ball flight be and this is what you can adjust on many drivers.
Drivers are sold in standard lofts varying from 8 degrees, 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees which can then be adjust up and done to get your ideal angle.
Adjusting The Loft Angle of a Golf Driver
There are a few simple steps you can take to adjust the loft angle of your golf driver. You will just need an adjustment tool or wrench to get started.
1. Locate the screw on the sole of your club that attaches the driver head to the shaft.
2. Using the wrench, loosen the screw by turning anticlockwise.
3. Once the screw is fully out, you can rotate the adjustable hosel to a lower loft or a higher loft depending on your preference. You will notice the loft figure you had the driver set to and be able to turn the shaft to up to 16 further options.
4. When you have turned the hosel to your required loft, slot the shaft back into your club head. Your new loft will be display through the window on most drivers.
5. Put the screw back in place and tighten with the wrench by turning clockwise. When it is fully tight, you will hear a crank that sounds like the driver is cracking. At this point, the screw is as tight as needed.
Every time you want to adjust the loft, you repeat this process.
Adjust The Sole Weights In
If you driver comes with adjustable sole weights, you can also change the lie and bias using the wrench.
Some drivers have two weights on the sole that can be positions in the reach and heel or heel and toe and you can simply unscrew them and swap to adjust the set up.
More weight towards the heel will create a draw bias, more weight towards the toe will introduce more of a fade to your game and heavier weight towards the rear will add forgiveness and increase your launch angle.
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