TAYLORMADE M2 (2017)
PRICE R13 999 STEEL R15 499 GRAPHITE PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½
VERDICT A worthy follow-up to last year’s model, the new M2 was tweaked in the right places (note the addition of face slots). With every gram of weight precious, the revised hosel requires less material and has a slot to make bending it for fitting easier. The undercut in the topline saves weight, allowing for a lower centre of gravity. Kudos to TaylorMade for researching how to improve sound in a thin-face iron. The cavity badge has been revamped with ribs and damping tape to optimise the acoustics and feel. COMMENTS (L) The feel of these irons is tremendous. Centre hits jump off the face. (M) Beautifully constructed, and the weighting is well balanced. They look good in the bag, too. (H) The sole seems to float through the grass.