Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -

www.tay­lor­made­golf.com Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°

Stock shaft: Fu­jikura Pro XLR8 56

Ad­justable hosel: Yes

How much loft change: +/- 2°

TECH: A new Speed Pocket is three times more flex­i­ble than last year’s M2, which helps main­tain 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.

WE SAY: Tay­lorMade’s worked hard to wring out ex­tra juice on last year’s M2. That was a hit be­cause of its mix of dis­tance and for­give­ness, a po­tent one for club golfers. Against the old M2 our test pro gained seven yards carry from the same ball speed. Simon added two yards of carry from 3mph ball speed and CJ upped ball speed by 2mph. That says there’s a de­cent amount to be gained from the new M2. If you re­quire a de­gree of for­give­ness, too, you’ll strug­gle to beat it.

VER­DICT: We love the big­ger size. It is re­ally easy to gen­er­ate speed with, feels very lively and you don’t have to be on top of your game to get the best out of it. For most of us that’s a nice place to be.

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