www.taylormadegolf.com Availability: 3-PW, AW, SW Stock shaft: True Temper XP 95 (s) Mitsubishi Kuro Kage (g)
7i loft/length: 30.5° / 36.75”
TECH: Face Slots and Speed Pockets increase flex at the perimeter to improve ball speed consistency and drop-off. Geocoustic engineering uses a stiff cavity badge to attach the face to the body to control unwanted vibrations and deliver great sound and feel.
WE SAY: Many golfers will want to know how the new M1s compare to the M2s. Well, if you test them on a launch monitor you’re likely to go M2. Why? They are 2° stronger in loft (half a club difference) which for our test pro equated to 5mph of ball speed and 12 yards of carry. But that absolutely doesn’t mean the M1 is a slouch. All three testers recorded either their fastest individual shot or average ball speed with the M1 (of the GI irons here) and Simon carried them further (151m) than any other game improvement iron.
VERDICT: Iron designers will tell you that combining good forgiveness in a more compact head is a real challenge. So while the M1 is more compact than the M2, it wasn’t quite as long. But it didn’t stop gear ed Simon really wanting a set.