In terms of performance, there was very little between the two. The M3 hybrids rescues in their parlance continue to maintain a smaller, more iron-like profile compared to the M4, but the story again, like the fairway woods, is way more adjustable. If you like a lot of adjustability from your driver, then this club is a good option for you. Unfortunately they are still pleather head covers that are a far cry away from other headcover brands I have reviewed. TaylorMade attempted to give the headcovers an old school boutique look and somewhat pulled it off.
The idea is to create some framing around the pocket to deliver the most benefit, offering more overall club stability at impact and accounting for the benefits of Twist Face. For years I had 2 gun grips, one for revolvers and one for 1911's, and the 1911 included my right thumb riding on the safety. I'm asking I mean it is in the same place. However, the tech story here is TaylorMade saying your high-toe misses will go from an average of 8 yards offline left to 2 yards offline left, while your low-heel misses will go from an average of 6 yards right to 1 yard right. I highly recommend it as an option. TaylorMade say the front to back rail now has 64 percent more adjustability than the 2016 model — now the equivalent of about 1˚ of loft.
Apparently, they have upgraded the shaft such that the Fujikura Pro 60 comes standard there are three shafts to choose from. I would say it has a hot face but is more pure feeling where you just know it was smoked. Watch it below to see me compare the averages, as well as my best hits with each of TaylorMade's newest drivers. In addition to golf an lifestyle product reviews, we write long form prose on a variety of topics and feature many golf instructional posts and videos. This is perhaps down to the carbon fibre toe section increasing the heel weighting slightly, and thus the draw bias, something that the front weight can negate easily by being move a couple of clicks towards the toe. It looks and sounds a bit better and has more adjustability. Too low of spin and you get the knuckleball effect that floats.
In order to create more accuracy I had to sacrifice ball speed. The smart guy would absolutely get fitted for the correct shaft… I am not that guy. We experienced over 500 rpm more spin between the two and also an increase in launch angle of 0. They did this with loft changes in those sections of the face, adding loft on the high toe so those duck hooks go higher and hold on for longer before diving left, and then decreasing loft on the low heel so those high fades don't go so high and lazy with a lot of spin. Without explicitly stating it, my takeaway is that TaylorMade is trying to pitch that the M1 is a bit longer and the M2 is more forgiving. If I could keep only one it would be the M2.
Inverted cone technology enables better ball speed across entire clubface and thin carbon in the clubhead offering more forgiveness. This improvement adds forgiveness and makes it sound better. . In the past, I have resisted the urge to tweak driver settings, but given the fact I had time to kill and a driver with that option, I decided to move the draw settings a touch then move the weight towards the back on the M1. I have seen M-1 Carbines at gun shows with the M2 trigger housing, I believe that might be in violation of the Machine Gun laws. The multi-material construction results in 25 grams of weight to be moved lower and farther back on the sole of the club. M2 exit test to earn a Full M License.
So if you have an R15 or something older than that, it might be worth you forking out for the upgrade this time around. It was very forgiving, hot and produced great distance with optimal spin rates. Also notice how we achieve exactly the same ball speed and peak height with each, as well as very similar launch and spin numbers. The M2 still has the same Multi-Material construction that the M1 has. The M6 feels more natural in the had because it lacks the self-timer lever. Bringing the club back to my home course is when I realized something was different.
M1 and M2 drivers are also very light and producing less spin off the tee. The conditions on the day were very cold and foggy which potentially restricted the carry numbers. Be sure to give them a try when considering switching drivers. However, this driver is extremely forgiving. The M4 fairway woods come in 15, 16. Many of those reports came out around 1993.
However, in our humble opinion, looking at these numbers, witnessing the performance we think tangible improvements have been made. The spin rates were optimal and the smash factor was superb. I decided to buy the M2 and give it a try on the course. TaylorMade designed the M3 and M4 aesthetic with a variety of cues to keep you from figuring out the oddness of the face. Is there something that I'm missing? The M4 face is significantly lighter than the M2 face, allowing for some of that weight savings packed in the back sole. The M2 driver is perfect for golfers uninterested in a plethora of adjustability settings. The new lower density 9-1-1 Titanium body and six-layer carbon composite crown allowed for 25g of discretionary mass to be relocated low and back in the sole of the club.