How to adjust Callaway XR Driver
Newer Callaway drivers are introduced in the market regularly with new features and flexibility. If you have upgraded your driver that is older to the latest drivers, you might be wondering how you can adjust your driver or how adjusting will affect the performance.
New drivers can seem a little overwhelming at first if you are upgrading from older clubs to new tech drivers with more customizable features. You can change the loft, lie and face angle, move weights to improve the centre of gravity etc. We will help you find out how to adjust your driver and how it can affect your swing.
Callaway XR driver
Callaway drivers are specially designed for lightweight, and it is built with a primary focus on speed; the aerodynamic shape helps to reduce drag and maximize swing force. It uses OptiFit adjustability hosel with 8 different configurations. The XR driver comes with a stock project X LZ shaft, and the shaft contributes the downswing load for higher energy transfer. It also comes with R.MOTO face technology, designed for efficient energy transfer.
The ‘S’ in the hosel, indicates that it is a stated loft set on its natural setting. ‘-1’ subtracts the degree by one to the stated loft. Likewise ‘+2’ and ‘+3’ adds the following value to the stated loft.
The Lie setting:
Draw setting is designated as ‘D’ in the cog of the hosel. It allows you to minimize slicing and enhance the draw. If you have the tendency to miss the right draw, you’ll probably want to set it to ‘D’.
The Neutral setting is designated as ‘N’. When it is kept on the neutral setting, you can control the draw and fade, respectively. It allows the ball to work in both directions.
Screw the bolt with the wrench until you hear a click once or twice; make sure the hosel is tightened correctly. The wrench is designed to deliver optimal tightness of the bolt and preserve the durability. Since the clubs will be frequently adjusted.
Adjusting the loft
Although, the loft setting depends on the player’s preference and swing consistency, here are some few things you might want to consider when changing your loft.
Setting it too high
Hitting the ball too high can reduce the ball travel distance. While most swings come naturally, adjusting the loft keep the trajectory of the ball at medium height. If your swings are consistent, the loft angle can show a big difference to the results.
You can fix your trajectory angle by reducing the degree from 12.5 to 10.5 or 9.5 if most swings result in a higher trajectory.
If most you are experiencing having most of your trajectory going low, consider adding 1 or 2 degrees to your loft. Launching the ball low will result in more rolls when landing; however, it is no ideal on high grass or water.
Many of the modern drivers offer an adjustable setting to enhance the fade or draw. The ‘N’ indicates that it is in a neutral setting; it is ideal for both fade and draw control. However, controlling fade and draw fully depends on which side you hit. If the strike lands on the heel side, you’re more likely to deliver a fade. The adjustments are only effective if the impact is on the middle of the face. The ‘D’ is the draw setting, which is optimized to promote a better draw.
Consistent hits are recommended for both the draw and fade. Ultimately, if you are able to make good swings, the results will make a difference.
Finding your sweet spot
When practicing your swing, it is important to evaluate the distance of the ball. Make an estimate of which setting is the most comfortable to you, and also make a record. Since every golfer has different physique, the adjustments to your loft can make a drastic difference by 15 to 20 yards.
Although some trajectory may feel too high or too low, only your performance matters in the end. Make sure to maintain consistency on your swing and let the loft decide which setting is best suited for you.
The Callaway XR drivers offer a lot of forgiveness since most swings can reduce the sidespin. Take time to adjust until you feel the strike is perfect and keep records of the performance results.
The Callaway XR driver doesn’t come with adjustable centre of gravity
In case, you looking for the weight adjuster, the Callaway XR do not have adjustable weight. It is entirely focused on maximum speed and loading. However, it has an impressive performance on forgiveness. The Callaway XR driver is very reliant on strength.
Fact about adjustable drivers
There is a general misconception about adjustable drivers. Some people think adjustable drivers are being used to change the set-up of the club, depending on circumstances. However, the real benefit of adjustable drivers is to optimize for best performance suited for you.
The loft adjustment alters the closing or either opens the face slightly. It affects the height of the trajectory and impacts on the travelling distance of the ball. In case when fail to hit the ball exactly gon the middle of the clubface, the forgiveness is profoundly affected by your loft adjustments.
The shaft of the club contributes to the speed of the swing, different types of shafts impacts on the kind of driver you use.
The basic instructions of adjustable drivers and its settings introduce about how it impacts the trajectory. However, the consistency, accuracy and strength on your swing play a significant role in the overall performance. Many of the tests were evaluated and experimented by professional golfers and proven effective. Most professionals in world championships use modern adjustable clubs.
It is essential to keep in mind that adjustable drivers are designed to bring your potential to the fullest. Only if you perform consistently, you will see how it affects the results, and the adjustments depend on the player’s preferences.