The three settings allow you to control the loft or launch angle, the distance you can hit the ball and the direction it goes in. With other clubs you need to adjust your swing and/or your grip to achieve this but with the TaylorMade R11 you can make all those adjustments in the club itself. This leaves you free to concentrate on the consistency of your swing.
TaylorMade do like to use technical terms for all the settings. They have terms like Flight Control Technology (FCT), Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) and Movable Weight Technology or MWT. But you do not have to worry about that because it is easy to explain and even easier to make the adjustments. So here is what you have to do.
First The Flight Control Technology (FCT)
Making the adjustments on the TaylorMade R11 is pretty easy. For the FTC you unscrew the bottom and remove the shaft from the club head. You then rotate the shaft and re-insert it into the head lining up the markings to your desired position. This allows you to increase or decrease the launch angle and also controls the backspin by plus or minus 1,000 rpm. The adjustments can be made in half degree increments so you can play with it until you find the most beneficial loft and backspin for you.
Next The Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP)
Lastly Comes The Movable Weight Technology (MWT)
The MWT is the third adjustment you can make on the TaylorMade R11 and it controls the draw of the ball. It does it by the use of weights in the heel and toe of the club. Depending on your particular swing you can weight the club head to suit. For example, if you like a little more draw you simply put the heavier weight in the heel and the lighter one in the toe. You will need to play with it a little to get it just right for your swing.
Naturally you will need to take your skills and driver to the driving range first. There you can get in some practice swings to see which adjustments you need to make to suit your swing. Once you have your R11 all set up, it is off to the first tee to see how much improvement you can make in your game.
While it is easy to explain the adjustments, it is easier to see on video how it is done on an actual TaylorMade R11 driver. Click the following link to read more and see how the adjustments are made. http://taylormadeburner.outdoorsportssuperstore.com/taylormade-r11