The Titleist Sure-Fit hosel gives you loft and lie adjustability but its very important to note that the settings for left-handed clubs are not the same as in right-handed drivers.
Whereas some manufacturers use a different hosel on their left-handed drivers, Titleist choose to use the same one and give their left-handed customers a different chart for how the letter and number combinations relate to the different launch and spin characteristics. So this article is specifically for all the left-handed golfers out there.
Before you start.
Before you start tinkering with your driver, let's mention things you won't be adjusting - namely the swing weight in the sole. The weight in your driver was put here by the Titleist engineers, and you should trust their opinion. It can be loosened easily and replaced by different weights but is used for swing weighting during the custom fitting process.
So what can you adjust?
Your Titleist TS driver it will come with a simple adjustment wrench which will allow you to remove the head to add or reduce loft and make the driver have a draw or fade bias.
First of all, let's look at the opening and locking mechanisms of the screws. To open or loosen any screw in your driver, place the wrench into the top of the screw and turn anti-clockwise, to tighten a screw you turn it clockwise. When fully tightened, there will be an audible "CLICK" to let you know the sleeve is safely locked in place and to avoid over-tightening.
What are the options?
When fully open, you can remove the head from the shaft where you'll notice there are two rings - the top ring has letters, and the bottom ring has numbers. These all correspond to settings on the Titleist SureFit chart - and for left-handed drivers, this chart is slightly different from the one for right-handed players.
There are 16 different possible settings which allow you to raise the loft by up to 1.5-degrees or lower it by 0.75-degrees, while also make the lie up to 1.5-degrees more upright or make the lie 0.75-degrees flatter. When the driver leaves the factory, it is set to the standard loft and lie, and that is position D4.
Some working examples.
If you're happy with the standard loft, but want to make the club so that it draws the ball the most - find position D3.
If you want to hit the ball as high as possible and add as much draw as possible - it's position D2.
If you want to add a little fade bias, it's C4.
For maximum loft and fade bias, it's C1, while a lower loft with max fade bias is B4.
When you've got your desired setting lined up, slot the shaft back into the head using the indicator and tighten the screw until the "CLICK".
Do you have a TS3?
If you own a Titleist TS3 driver, that one is slightly different from these as it also has an adjustable weight cartridge in the head, so we have a separate video below and a full guide explaining how to adjust that here.
When can you adjust your driver?
It is very important to remember that you can adjust your driver on the range or at any time before or after your round, just not during it!
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