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www.tay­lor­made­golf.com Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° Stock shaft: Fu­jikura Pro XLR8 56 Ad­justable hosel: Yes How much loft change: +/- 2° TECH: A new Speed Pocket is three times more flex­i­ble than last year’s M2, which helps main­tain ball speeds from a larger area of the face. A sunken sole frees up vol­ume so the head has a larger foot­print and 7% big­ger face.

WE SAY: Taylormade’s worked hard to wring out ex­tra juice on last year’s M2. That was a hit be­cause of its mix of dis­tance and for­give­ness, a po­tent one for club golfers. Against the old M2 our test pro gained seven yards carry from the same ball speed. Si­mon added two yards of carry from 3mph ball speed and CJ upped ball speed by 2mph. That says there’s a de­cent amount to be gained from the new M2. If you re­quire a de­gree of for­give­ness, too, you’ll strug­gle to beat it.

VER­DICT: We love the big­ger size. It is re­ally easy to gen­er­ate speed with, feels very lively and you don’t have to be on top of your game to get the best out of it. For most of us that’s a nice place to be.

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