TAYLORMADE M2 (2017)
PRICE R2 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★
VERDICT The more forgiving of Taylor-Made’s hybrids, the M2 features a confidence-inspiring low-face profile and a longer, more flexible slot cut through the sole (compared with last year’s model) to help improve the way the ball rebounds off the face. While cutting a slot through the sole increases distance, making the flexing of that structure sound and feel ideal is nearly as important. So engineers fine-tuned the fluted hosel to save weight and control vibration. COMMENTS (L) Solid strikes without being clangy. A classic hybrid that instills confidence. (M) Simple to get up like a hot-air balloon, without sacrificing distance. (H) A real muscle club.