Introducing The New For 2009 Dynacraft Prophet ICT Driver Part II

How to Use and Adjust the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Adapter

Download the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Driver Instructional Guide.

Last month, we introduced you to one of the most innovative golf products to hit the market called the Dynacraft Prophet ICT (Interchangeable Clubfitting Technology) driver series. The history and purpose of this driver can be found at the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Driver Part I Introduction.  But briefly is it a Dynacraft ICT 1system with a removable hosel adapter that will allow the shaft to be exchanged like you might have seen by other manufacturer’s adjustable drivers.  The difference is the patent pending ICT adapter which is bored at an angle and able to be orientated into the head in eight different positions.  Each position produces a distinctive lie and face angle to change the ball flight to the needs of the individual golfer’s requirements.  Adjustment of up to +/-2° in both the face angle and lie are possible, which can also have an influence in the effective loft or trajectory of the ball.

The Dynacraft Prophet ICT driver is produced in four pieces (clubhead, ICT hosel adapter, and screw and spring washer).  A T20 Torx wrench is needed to tighten and loosen the screw which has been included with each driver head. The assembled driver is comprised of the shaft being Prophet ICT 2epoxied directly into the ICT hosel adapter rather than permanently epoxied into the head as normally done.

The ICT hosel adapter has a small white dot or dimple at the base to identify the orientation.  There are 8 different positions the adapter can be inserted. For example, if the white dot on the adapter points toward the face, this becomes Position #7 (see diagram to the right of the close up of each of the 8 different adapter positions).

Which one is best for you? Examine the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Shot Pattern Chart.  Let’s say we want to correct a slice as much as possible, we will need to select the most closed position, which is #7. Position #3 would cause the greatest amount of slice.  Hitting balls with the ICT adapter in these two positions would be the most notable in ball flight.  In contrast, positions # 6 and #8 would show only a small difference.  Then how would you choose between those two?  Before you look at the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Instructional Guide at the end of this article to see how the different configuration can have an influence on the ball flight, you want to understand three important factors.ICT 3

The Dynacraft Prophet ICT driver series (RH) is available in three different lofts to control the height at which one hits the ball.  Loft is one of the elements which controls trajectory along with the shaft type / flex and the face angle at impact.  Both of the last two items can be changed using the ICT system.ICT 4

Next, golfers should already be familiar with the concept and benefits of face angle.  A club with a more closed club face will hit the ball more left than the same exact clubhead, shaft, flex, length, etc than a club with a more open face angle (assuming a RH golfer).

The last specification is the lie of the club, which can also help with not only the visual appearance at address, but in many cases the location the golfer may make impact on the face of the club.  If a golfer has the impact continually toward the heel, it might be a sign that the club is too upright for the individual.  By flattening the lie, it may help to move the impact position closer to the center of the face which is where more accuracy and ball speed occur.ICT 5

How It Works
The way that the ICT hosel adapter can provide multiple lie and face angles is due to the angle of the bore.  Instead of the shaft insertion being bored straight into the adapter, the bore is off in this case 2 degrees.  This allows the eight sided ICT adapter to be configured into these sets of specifications.

As initially shipped, the ICT adapter is in Position #1 or pointing toward the toe of the club. This creates the most upright lie angle (60°) and a 1° closed face angle.  We would encourage one to hit the ball first to see if any adjustment is necessary and to see the direction the ball goes and the position on the face to make the correct adjustments.

Removing the screwICT 6
The screw for the Dynacraft Prophet ICT driver is reverse threaded.  Therefore to loosen the screw in order to remove the adapter, the T20 Torx bit needs to be turned clockwise.

Re-insert the ICT adapter with the white orientation dot positioned in the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Instructional Guide to correct the ball flight. Next, to tighten the screw, the operator will rotate the tool in the counter-clockwise position as shown in the diagram.
Rotate the screw until it is fully seated and snug.

IMPORTANT! Hand tightening is sufficient, but make sure the spring washer is present with it ICT 7positioned below the head of the screw.  Test to unsure that the screw is fully tightened by holding the shaft with one hand and twisting the head with your other hand.  No play should exist.  If there is, additional tightening will be necessary.  Now you are ready to hit the ball.

The adapter does not need to be epoxied.  If over time your swing changes or you want to shape the shot of the driver based on the course you are playing, the adapter can be removed using the technique above, re-positioned and re-tightened.

Extra adapters are available to fit an unlimited number of 0.335” shafts and flexes on the market.

Hints for Clubmakers and Club fitters

  • If you will be removing the screw a lot during fitting, you may want to invest in a long handled T20 Torx wrench commonly found at auto supply and certain hardware stores like True Value.
  • The shaft insertion is the same as a normal titanium driver, so there is no difference in tip trimming.
  • Only use round and not ribbed grips.
  • The clubheads Conform within USGA Rules.

Download the Dynacraft Prophet ICT Driver Instructional Guide. 1 page

Buy Dynacraft Prophet ICT Component Driver for $79.95.
Buy Dynacraft Prophet ICT Custom Assembled Driver for $119.95

28 comments

  1. CHARLES CARLTON says:

    THIS A PRODUCT THAT WILL GIVE SMALL CLUB MAKERS LIKE MYSELF AN ADVANTAGE OVER BRANDED CLUBS AND TAKE CLUB FITTING OF DRIVER HEADS TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THANKS CHARLES – CC SYSTEMS GOLF.

  2. frank blennau says:

    Sounds like a great idea. Let me know whin they are available, I hope the price is right.

  3. GEORGE MOZOLA says:

    HOW MUCH IS THE HEAD. AND THE HOSEL CONNECTORS. I ASSUME I CAN USE ANY SHAFT ON THE MARKET.

  4. Benno Wichert says:

    What should be the preferred position of a spine aligned shaft?

    Best Regards

    Benno

  5. Ron Forrest says:

    can these inserts be used in any club head ? What is the price ?

  6. allen green says:

    this is a variation on the ZEVO fit driver. i was a “designated fitter” for them a few years back. that system used 48 seperate hosels that would screw on. i would be able to go 7-up to 5-flat and 7-open to 5-closed (as i remember). this system seems to have great potential. i’ll try it when it’s available.
    allen green
    rancho mirage (palm springs area)

  7. Brad says:

    Excellent concept. Now the question…..will we like the head? Went a little “out there” with the shape. Hope it doesn’t hinder attractiveness to too many people. If the heads and adaptors are not too expensive, this could be a great fitting setup for clubmakers.

  8. Brad says:

    Jeff, a question…….why did you make an option to be at 60 degrees lie angle. I would have thought 58 degrees or so as the most upright. Seems like this is much more upright than what would be needed, especially considering toe droop in driver shafts.

  9. Jeff Summitt says:

    Frank & George:

    The price will be right – after all we are Hireko! All kidding aside, we do have a small supply in stock right now of the 9.5 and 10.5 degree (RH only). The price for just the head is under $80 and does include one adapter and the small wrench. Extra adapters as also available which are less than $9 each.

  10. Jeff Summitt says:

    Frank:

    Look at positions 1, 3, 5 or 7 as appropriate positions for shaft orientation.

  11. Jeff Summitt says:

    Ron:

    The ICT adapter will only fit into the Dynacraft Prophet ICT driver series.

  12. Jeff Summitt says:

    Brad:

    We wanted to make a statement with this driver as well as tie it into the main feature of the head. However, you might be surprised that the shape is is not much of a departure from a traditional shape at address. That was a gamble in the design stage, but all those that have tested it in the prototype stages and those those few that have it out in the field right now do not see it as an issue or drawback.

    As far as the lie, this is the normal range you find in the industry right now (56-60 degrees).

  13. Gary Johnson says:

    I assembled my 10.5 deg and think the shape is very appealing (although I realize this can be very subjective). Some people will object to the slightly smaller head size…410cc, but I have no problem with that. This method could very well be the future of clubfitting (also re-shafting clubs). Obviously, the design features (adjustable shaft, face angle and lie angle) are great, but I think the real selling point is the simplicity and the price.

  14. Robert H.Spielman says:

    Jeff. I’d like to get one to try out, as I’ve got several guy’s that are as different as night and day, and I think this would be a great demonstrator tool!!!

  15. Trevor Lambert says:

    Looks very interesting. I for one am happy it’s not 460cc (would be even happier if it was 360 or 380). Some of us don’t like hitting with a driver head the size of a softball.

  16. Joe Lawler says:

    I hit this club during prototype testing. 2 degrees closed at 57 degree lie was a perfect fit for me. Now that I have some of them and understand how to adjust it, I am anxious to try the other variations as soon as the weather in Ohio warms up to 40 degrees!

  17. Mohamed Sulaiman says:

    Jeff,

    This is your friend (siccer referee) from Pittsburgh, Pa. My question is : what’s going to happen to my or if the shaft is “PURED”

    Have a good Holidays and thanks,

    Mohamed

  18. Jeff Summitt says:

    Hi Mohamed:

    Long time, no hear! That is the beauty of the ICT adapter. You will be able to determine what influence (if any) that Pureing has on ball flight, distance, etc. But if you were to have a Pured shaft, orientate the shaft in the position that you think you will need first.

  19. George Christie says:

    Does the graphite shaft’s spine play a role in making adjustments? I assume the hi priced shafts are more compatible. Yes or No ??

    How does the ICT system compare to FAZ-FIT?

  20. Jeff Summitt says:

    George:

    This is the beauty of the system, if you want to see what affect the spine plays in playability, you can find out first hand. The price of the shaft may have no bearing as that is generally factored in by the materials used in the construction, name brand of the shaft and country of origin.

    First, the FAZ-FIT only allows one to switch shafts, but not change any face or lie angles. The ICT system is USGA conforming, which the FAX-FIT is not. Also, ICT adapter allows the shaft seats as any normal driver, while the FAZ-FIT may require additional tip trimming to obtain the same flex as in a normal club head. Lastly, the ICT adapter is less expensive.

    I hope that helps.

  21. Joe Lawler says:

    I have built clubs for many golfers over 6 feet, 5 inches tall. With standard club lie angle of 58 degrees, longer shaft lengths and shaft droop, the ball still fades! With the option of 60 degrees upright, these taller golfers will realize straighter drives, and shorter shafts will improve accuracy.
    Shorter players can benefit from this higher lie angle because the face loft will be angled more to the left then a flatter lie. We demonstrate that with long irons bent more upright, straighter shots, even for short players.

  22. Eldon says:

    Jeff,
    Does the ICT club conform to USGA rules for competition as assembled or does the screw need to be set with lock-tite or glue so it cannot be changed during the competition?

  23. Jeff Summitt says:

    Eldon:

    All versions of the Dynacraft Prophet ICT driver appear on the USGA’s Conforming Club list. There is no need for any other adhesive as the screw is sufficient.

  24. steve says:

    On the ICT head do we need a ferrule or just insert the shaft.

  25. Jeff Summitt says:

    Steve:

    I firmly believe that the driver will look more professional is a ferrule is installed.

  26. Neal Housler says:

    Jeff: It seems to me that with this smaller head size the 12deg loft could serve as a driver and a 3 wood. Unless you have plans for an ICT fairway wood..

  27. Rob Beckner says:

    Jeff, what about the comments I have seen regarding the set screw stripping because it is aluminum or that you can feel the head move during your swing? I would love to try one out and turn my little fade into a litte draw :), but have some concerns that maybe I should wait till next years model when they tweak it and fix any little issues that come up with the first model like possible the ones I mentioned above.

    Also, does the adaptor change the stiffness of the completed shaft once attached or do you fit it like a regular head and just hold it in place with tape for the dry fitting?

    Thx.

  28. Jeff Summitt says:

    Rob:

    The screw is actually made of stainless steel. The only aluminum part is the adapter itself. The great thing about the adapter system is that the shaft’s insertion and depth is the same as any titanium head we offer today. So the shaft flex should play exactly the same as if it were epoxied in any of our other models.

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