TAY­LORMADE M1 (2017)

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PRICE R7 999 PER­FOR­MANCE ★★ ★ ★ ★ IN­NO­VA­TION ★★ ★ ★ ★

VER­DICT The sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of golf’s most ad­justable driver might look like the orig­i­nal – with its T-track of slid­ing weights that tweak shots ver­ti­cally and hor­i­zon­tally. But look again. Always a force in our In­no­va­tion cat­e­gory, there’s now a lighter ti­ta­nium al­loy in the body, and half the sole and most of the crown is weight-sav­ing car­bon com­pos­ite. All this means Tay­lor-Made can position more mass low and deep so mis-hits lose less speed, and all shots launch with less spin. The cen­tre track now ex­tends al­most a half-inch longer and with a heav­ier weight. The re­sult is nearly 5 800 set­tings on each head, 132 per­cent more than last year. COM­MENTS (L) They make a big head look smaller. Mishits were good, and the launch mon­i­tor showed high launch with good spin. (M) A less-than-qual­ity swing still gets a good re­sult. It’s easy to launch the ball high. (H) With the weight back, it’s hard to miss.

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