In 2016, TaylorMade M2 driver review was considered to have superb performance, and as a result, it made big splashes among drivers. Even when Justin Rose won an Olympic Gold Medal, this driver was in the bag.
Come 2017, a great fanfare emerged for both the high-end and amateurs professionals’ players – the 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver review. TaylorMade redesigned and made improvements of the previous edition to bring about a much solid driver.
With TaylorMade M2 driver review in 2016 being a big hit — even being the choice for Tiger and Rory —, the 2017 M2 is, therefore, an even better version. Here is why?
Even with the current changes to the 2017 M2, there were no complains but positive feedback. The white and black carbon crowns on the driver have been the talking point. With the white strip now slightly smaller, the profile has become marginally larger while the carbon crown more dominating. But, noticing the difference with your naked eye is hard. What is more significant is the addition of circular silver weight to the sole’s appearance.
There is a more premium feel that emanates from overall cleaner aesthetic apart from the new green color on the bottom. The neon yellow has replaced the traces of gold. The pear and round shape blend describe its head that encompasses a textbook driver footprint.
Apart from adjustability, the M2 has an impressive firmer feel compared to the 2017 M1. The feel on the ball is quite different and very powerful. But, personal preference will determine the choice of the two balls.
The sound also stands out prominently in a similar way as the feel. Although the M2 still gives out a bit of pop sound, a classic driving range cannon sound cannot be produced due to the presence of the carbon in the crown. The manufacturer also agrees that the M2 gives both an impressive and interesting sound a pure shot off downrange.
In 2017, TaylorMade made great advancements with the introduction of two drivers that possess distinctly different feels and sounds. It is up to the players to get a club that suits them.
The 2017 M2 generally suits the mid to high handicappers as it has a higher pitch with a more explosive and hollow feel compared to the M1’s more vibrant feel.
Due to the simplicity of the TaylorMade M2 driver review, most players find it desirable. The lofty sleeve with twelve settings is the only adjustable feature. A lot of players want the optimal result but not at the expense of tinkering with too much equipment. The performance of the M2 driver is superb according to the recent experience. There is plenty of high-end engineering that is involved in M2 even if the product appears simple. It is evident that the M2 displays an unforgiving tough design after its launch.
There is quite an improvement regarding extra ball speed and a few additional distance yard. As opposed to the 2016 M2 which was acclaimed for its supreme forgiveness, the 2017 M1 is a less forgiving driver. Even with the enormous strides, it is still marginally behind the M2.
This has evidently made most professionals to prefer the M2. A lot of amateur golfers find help in hitting a natural fade due to new draw-bias weight position that the driver provides.
Custom fitting options
There are plenty of options depending on the type and size.
With a shaft length of around 45.75 inches, the club is appropriate as it can fit almost 32 inches to the floor.
At no charge, you will be able to get a variety of shafts that flexibly swing on the wrist. Recommending a suitable shaft is usually hard, but there is one that stands out- the High Launch Fujikura Pro 60. With 30+ shafts currently available from TaylorMade, it is recommendable to choose the one that feels best according to the demo day that manufacturers organize.
The standard swing weight for most M2 is usually D3 but can be adjusted when necessary.
Right-handed lofts available: High Launch, 10.5 and 9.5
Left-handed lofts available: 10.5 and 9.5 degrees
Know that a certified club fitter should do custom fitting options, so talk to a Taylor Made representative when purchasing a club online.
The M2 acoustics is perhaps better than M1. M2 has a completely enclosed cavity that gives a precise, sharp sound when hitting the ball.
- Using the latest in Geocoustic Technology, the TaylorMade M2 Driver review incorporates high distance and forgiveness levels. Players are able to excellent acoustical design and geometry designs because of this cutting-edge technology.
- Owing to the driver’s design, the club’s overall inertia is enhanced without compromising on the aerodynamic performance or low center of gravity. TaylorMade M2 Driver review entails a sole made from minimal sound ribs, a six-layer carbon composite crown, and 9-1-1 titanium.
- A player can fine-tune loft, angle, and lie using the 12 easily adjustable settings located in a new 4-degree aluminum Loft Sleeve.
More detailed features
- The new multi-material, the 911 skeletal Titanium, and 6-layer carbon crown added to the drive frees the back weight as it repositions the CG low.
- The externalized sound ribs and forgiveness additions that emanate when there is a clubface expansion is due to the recessed toe panel and advanced sole shape.
- The driver speed pocket is 3x more active and deeper than the previous M2. Due to that fact, as the clubface’s forgiveness and flexion increases, high launch and low spin shots give the ball massive distance.
- The highest quality of precision has been applied in manufacturing from crown-to-body giving it a consistent performance and look.
- Other premium features include Fujikura XLR8 Pro Stock shaft, 4-degree loft sleeve with 12 settings, ultra-lightweight, aluminum, and dual feel grip.
- The driver is built from brilliantly-engineered cutting-edge technology that makes its performance better than M2 2016.
- At any moment when the ball is a stroke at the center, it will go far and straight.
- A ball can pick up significant ground mileage even after a low launch.
- Owing to impressive Geocoustic technology, the driver has a great feel and sound.
- TaylorMade boasts of it having unrivaled forgiveness.
- The ability to tweak when fitting gives it a good range of lofts and few extra yards at ball spin profile.
- Some golfers might see its cost out of the roof. It usually costs around $400. This budget is a lot for a single golf club.
- Unlike other drivers that are currently on the market, it lacks an adjustable center of gravity.
- The club’s hard and hollow feel might not be desirable to some players.
Design and Technology
It is clear that TaylorMade has incorporated the very best in technology and design in the TaylorMade M2 driver review. These technologies entail the Speed Pocket, Geocoustic Technology, and the Inverted Cone Technology.
As the Speed Pocket aims to reduce spin, the Inverted Cone Technology work is to enhance more ball speed. As a result, an enormous sweet spot emerges with the combination of the Speed Pocket and the Inverted Cone Technology. This spot produces a high inertia moment that minimizes the adverse mis-hits effects and resists head twisting.
On the other hand, Geocoustic Technology generates a larger footprint and club face using the sunken sole shape as well as minimize vibrations and adds forgiveness upon impact.
Appearance and design
There is black carbon composite behind and white titanium leading edge blend in the crown. It has a slightly narrower leading edge if you are keen to see. The design of the head is between a pear and round shape. It also entails a large face that maximizes the sweet spot.
Rather than having gold on the sole, the most significant change is the unmistakably yellow tinge. With a stiff head structure, the club’s sole can move low and back nearly 25g. The resistance to twist when there are off-center strikes is more as M2 driver MOI is above the 5000 g/cm².
A standout visual feature is its circular silver weight. Speed Pocket is more stylish as the sole appears well-fitted and a bit busier. This new sole design is labeled as Geocoustic to make it trendy.
With the three choices of 12°, 10.5° and 9.5°, there are three increments of 0.4°, 0.6° and 1° that provides a 2° loft change up or down beginning from the head loft. In terms of the standard set up spin, M2 possesses a head that spins more than M1 in a 10.5° head spin. Even if you lower down M2 head to a 9.5° the launch and spin slightly reduced but the ball speed increased.
There is also a bit of change in the head balance when you adjust the hosel some notches up thereby bringing a bit more loft.
Last year, Sergio Garcia hit the ball pretty well to win the green jacket in the masters. And guess what he used? Perhaps! You guessed it right! It is the M2. While on tour there were other people using it apart from him.
In all terms, the club gives an exceptional performance. Although it is limited regarding adjustability options, the launch seems good. The distance and smash are good and the sound produced after an impact is very powerful.
Most people agree that it is the most explosive product to come from Taylormade. It can readily mitigate and absorb any vibrations due to its new sunken-sole curvature. The acoustical engineering put into this product is just amazing.
Value for money – TaylorMade M2 Driver Review
In comparison with the M1, the M2 2017 can’t match similar bells and whistles levels and adjustability. Upon its launch, Taylormade decided that the M2 2017 version should have a $50 premium more than its predecessor. This has placed this club to the top of the price spectrum. The problem is that 400 bucks seem too much for many keen golfers.
But on the positive side, the driver is genuinely a 5-star in terms of performance, feel and look. Considering its various significant improvements, it is worthy to make the upgrade.
Owing to the sense of quality it exudes, modern Taylormade driver may cost a lot, but the returns you get are significant.
Is this Driver suitable for You?
As shown above, the TaylorMade M2 Driver review is amongst the forgiving drivers currently in the market. It looks good, sounds solid and it is easy to hit. That’s why most pros who have even won the Masters and Olympic Gold Medals prefer this club. Even more, tour players are picking it due to its lower price compared to the TaylorMade M1.
While there are a couple of players who will go for the M1 due to its high tech nature, most pros, novice players and low handicappers will prefer this club even if it is not high-tech as the M1.
Therefore, if you desire to have an amazing driver, in your bag, which can take you to the next level, the TaylorMade M2 Driver review is the best club to bet on.