Here's what you need to know when changing the settings on some of today’s drivers, fairway and hybrid clubs
We’ve been adjusting and bending drivers and fairway woods for years to suit our customers.
Thanks to some wonderful advances in club hosel technology, all you need now is a wrench and a quick flick of the wrist and you can change the settings on some of today’s drivers, fairway and hybrid clubs. But, be careful and make sure you know what you are doing.
Here are 3 things to remember:
No matter what it says in the booklet, on the website or on the hosel itself – the adjustable hosel does NOT adjust the actual loft on the club.
The loft on the club is in fact, decided on the day the club is made in the factory. What the adjustable sleeve does is change the orientation or angle of the shaft.
This can affect how the club plays but it does not change the actual loft.
Not all adjustable hosels are the same. The sleeve from Titleist is very different from the sleeve that Callaway produce.
The way that the sleeves angles the head is very important, so you get the correct loft at the start. This allows you to make the necessary adjustments and not negatively affect the adjusted clubs performance and ball flight.
As the adjustment changes the shaft angle, which then can affect the way the head hits the ball.
The actual shaft has to reflect what you need the club to do and in turn how you want the ball to fly. Shaft fitting to match not only the golfer but also the final head angle is critical to the ultimate success of the adjustments.
Get the shaft brief wrong and the head and all its technology and adjust-ability is near worthless.
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