Tay­lorMade M2

Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° Stock shaft: Fu­jikura Pro XLR8 56 Ad­justable hosel: Yes How much loft change: 4° Draw ver­sion: The M2 D-Type has more weight to­wards the heel, to in­flu­ence a right-to-left shot shape Con­tact: www.tay­lormadegolf.com

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GEARGUIDE -

THE TECH

A new Speed Pocket is three times more flex­i­ble than last year’s M2, which main­tains ball speeds from a larger area of the face. A sunken sole frees up vol­ume, so the head has a larger foot­print and 7% big­ger face. Across-the-board weight sav­ings mean 25g of mass is lo­cated low and back in the sole to im­prove for­give­ness.

OUR VER­DICT

The 2016 M2 was more pop­u­lar and suc­cess­ful than any­one imag­ined. TM didn’t ex­pect so many tour play­ers to use it, and its suc­cess came down to its abil­ity to com­bine tons of for­give­ness with power and dis­tance. A price tag lower than the M1 didn’t do any harm, ei­ther. Tay­lorMade has per­formed some clever acous­tic en­gi­neer­ing on the new, big­ger M2 to tune sound from its over­sized, car­bon head. We thought the im­pact sound was live­lier and higher pitched than the M1 (club golfers of­ten equate louder to longer), which two of our three testers re­ally liked. The prom­ise of higher ball speeds from the new M2 was borne out by a jump of 1.7mph av­er­aged be­tween the three testers. As far as cos­met­ics go we reckon you’ll strug­gle to find a bet­ter-look­ing driver at ad­dress.

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