TAY­LORMADE M2/M2 D-TYPE (2017)

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Hot List -

PRICE R6 999 PER­FOR­MANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ IN­NO­VA­TION ★★ ★ ★

VER­DICT Bad things can hap­pen with ul­tra-for­giv­ing driv­ers. Ei­ther they look and sound hol­low and cheap, or worse, by push­ing weight to the ex­tremes, the cen­tre of grav­ity re­lo­cates up­ward, re­sult­ing in too much ball spin. M2 com­bats those prob­lems with a weight-sav­ing, car­bon-com­pos­ite crown on top and a re­con­fig­ured in­ter­nal ge­om­e­try. This pro­vides for­give­ness and keeps the CG low. Mean­while, more cur­va­ture on the sole (note the over­hang where the crown and sole meet) helps mel­low the sound. Of course, they didn’t for­get about power: A sleeker slot in the sole de­flects three times as much as be­fore. COM­MENTS (L) I love the size: It’s huge but not so big that it’s bulky. Just con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing. Good ball speed. (M) Elas­tic off the face like a well-strung ten­nis racket. (H) I like the two-tone, and the car­bon com­pos­ite is vis­i­ble but not in­tru­sive. Nice, solid, smash at im­pact.

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