www.taylormadegolf.com Lofts: 3/15°; 3HL/17°; 5/19°
Stock shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change: +/- 2°
TECH: A 25g sliding sole weight lets you dial in a draw fade or neutral bias to allow you to hit the shot shape you desire. An open channel speed pocket and Ni-Co C300 face deliver more ball speed.
WE SAY: The M1 was an absolutely top performer in our test in the hands of our pro. It is 25cc smaller (150cc) than the M2 and as much as that makes for a cute little head sat behind the ball, it does mean slightly less forgiveness. In the hands of our pro the M1 produced the joint fastest ball speed average (with the M2, at 158mph) and a carry distance just a yard behind the longest (M2, 234m).
VERDICT: The split between our pro and amateur testers highlights the direction lots of club golfers should head in. The M1’s brilliant as long as you’re a confident, reasonably proficient golfer and your game doesn’t need absolute forgiveness.
‘THE M1’S BRILLIANT AS LONG AS YOU’RE A REASONABLY PROFICIENT GOLFER’