TaylorMade has controlled the market as having the most widely used Driver on professional tours across the globe in recent years. 2016 was specifically a big year with players Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and former number 1 Jason Day having lots of succe
There are 4 new drivers Taylor Made has designed in 2017: M1 440 and 460, M2 and M2 D Type model.
There are 4 new drivers TaylorMade has designed: M1 440 and 460, M2 and M2 D Type model. Both the M1 and M2 drivers are slightly bigger than the previous years improving the moment of inertia and forgiveness of the club. The new drivers also have 43% more carbon fiber which decreased the weight of the club and so other adjustments of the head including a slightly
heavier weight track to improve forgiveness and have more control over launch conditions.
Both the 2017 M1 and M2 drivers use a new aluminum loft sleeve, in replace of the existing plastic loft sleeves the company used. The switch to aluminum makes the loft sleeves more durable for club fitters.
The new M2 D type drivers are specifically designed to help students who slice the ball. This club is designed for a little more spin and 12 yards of draw bias.
The 2017 M2 driver has a more rearward centre of gravity that tends to cause drives to fly with excessive spin. To reduce it, TaylorMade made the M2’s Speed Pocket, a slot located on the front of the driver’s sole, three times more flexible than the original model. It also helps improve ball speed on off-center hits, a phenomenon known as “effective Moment of Inertia.”
The M1 440 is designed for golfers who prefer a smaller, more workable driver than the M1 460. It’s said to hit drives with approximately the same launch angle and spin rate as the M1 460, but initial testing proved that it can reduce spin by several hundred rotations per minute. The smaller size of the M1 440 allows TaylorMade to increase the weight in the frontback weight track of the driver to 15 grams, making each of its T-Track weights 15 grams.
TaylorMade are calling their drivers a Geocoustic design. This new Geocoustic feature combines geometry and acoustical engineering to unlock more forgiveness and better sound.
The new M2 irons designs for mid to high handicapper looks better and slightly thinner. A bit more weight has been saved with a new fluted hosel design which has allowed them to keep the CG nice and low to still get that high ball flight and easy launch. The 2017 M1 irons look stunning. They promise similar performance benefits to the M2 but in a sleeker look that will suit the eye of mid to low handicap players. The fairway woods and hybrids also have improved slightly and felt very nice in both forgiveness and performance.
TaylorMade has also launched a new 5 layer TP5 golf balls that has been long in the making that many players are speaking very highly of.
In my opinion the new products are extremely good for all types of golfers and will be another successful year for TaylorMade. They continue to make top tier equipment in the business that improves player performance across the board.
The new M1 family