The good news is that even if it was made from leather it would still end up in the recycle bin. The M2 still has the same Multi-Material construction that the M1 has. The adjustability of the 2017 M1 makes it easy to shape your shot. Of course, you can move the weights in the M1 to deliver similar performance and so if I was picking one of these drivers purely on accuracy it would have to be one of these two. When TaylorMade first released the it seemed like it might be a case of the M1 driver being the big brother and the M2 being the try-harder sibling. Need advice on club purchases? One thing I noticed with the M4 was that quite a few of my shots would have missed the fairway to the left.
The M1 was probably the least forgiving driver I have hit in a long time. As a result, all four of the models tested performed really consistently in this category. The robust slot is broken into three zones by two beams that stabilize the structure — thereby allowing the face to be thinned out for increased ball speeds. Two tracks on the sole of the club let weight move forward, back, left, and right. Maybe I felt happier over the ball and could go after it a bit more? But sound and feel shouldn't really come into this as both drivers look pretty similar at address, so it is really down to which one suits your swing best. Keep in mind that your results might vary, and based on the number of M1's in play on Tour and with better amateur golfers, it's likely that my results are specific to my swing type and preferences. Personalization The re-engineering of the center track to extend it a half inch longer and to add heavier adjustable weight increase the adjustability of the 2017 M1 club by 132 percent over the 2016 model.
My hope was to straighten the ball flight and get a little more height from the 9. They were both maybe 5-10 yards longer than my Areoburner and didn't see much difference between the 2016 and the 2017. But we also saw a couple of miles an hour extra swing speed. The 12-gram front-back weight is 2. We remove blogspam, valueless posts, duplicates, and corporate marketing. The 2017 M2 offers a few more yards of draw bias than that. The flip side is that I also was not hitting as many fairways.
Truly what a wonderful set of clubs, missed one fairway all day by 2 yards with this driver, very predictable. Joel quotes the averages for both club in terms of distance, ball speed and spin but note that it is not the averages displayed on the screen shots of the data — the numbers show the data for the shot selected. Prior to putting either driver into play I took them out to the driving range just to get a feel for how they hit and to see if I could sense of any real difference. The club comes in loft degrees of of 8. Without explicitly stating it, my takeaway is that TaylorMade is trying to pitch that the M1 is a bit longer and the M2 is more forgiving. It also has the benefit of stiffening the structure of the head, which helps the sound and means they need less sound ribs on the inside, which also saves weight to be used elsewhere.
The 19-percent longer track allows golfers to move the sliding weight more rearward, a change that enhances forgiveness and can create a higher launch angle. Very rarely not off the fairway now so second shot results have also improved markedly. The bonus of putting the TaylorMade drivers in your bag, is not only the swagger it will add to your step during your next round, but also the joy of watching your favorite professionals wield that very same driver at the Masters or British Open. The launch of the new M1 driver earlier this year brought huge hype with its new look. I mean, I am playing my course with less club in my approach shots so why would I want to mess with that? However, I have a long history with TaylorMade and have always liked their equipment.
It sounds counterintuitive, but reducing the amount of paint makes the crowns less likely to chip. It wasn't record breaking as far as distance went but it was good enough to put in your bag. I averaged 303 with the M1, and was able to draw, fade, work the ball as I wanted. Apparently, they have upgraded the shaft such that the Fujikura Pro 60 comes standard there are three shafts to choose from. I was looking at the numbers on the screen during the fitting and it looked like my spin was high and my launch was low.
According to TaylorMade, the 2017 M1 460 and M1 440 offer about 1-2 yards more draw bias. High Golfer Mens Hand Availability Left, Right Left Handed Lofts 9. Just picked up a new M2 driver due to not being able to consistently manage a fade with my driver. Too low of spin and you get the knuckleball effect that floats. Subscribe To My Channel - Twitter - Instagram - E-mail - michael lythamgolfacademy.
He said the 2017 M1 is an improvement over last year's M1 but even that gives u forgiveness equal to the 2016 M2 and no more distance. Making the situation even more curious is the fact I am coming off of two surgeries and have played very little golf leading up to this review. In nearly every side by side case when I had similar ball flight, both drives landed within 5-10 yards of each other with no clear winner. I picked up an M1 last September. Neil used the slightly higher spinning D2 Titleist driver because this was the model he was fitted into. Once you click on in this link and make any purchase, the retailer will contribute a small provision from the sale to support this website.
This is not a cheap driver, but of the two 2017 M drivers, I would say that the M1 is the better value as it has more customisation options to optimise it for your swing than the M2, unless of course the M2 is the Goldilocks option for you and you can spend the £110 difference on a new chair or more porridge. I just picked it up the other day. . Ping has addressed this in the G400 and this driver sounds fantastic. The white titanium leading edge is a narrower shape than the previous version, which makes the black carbon composite section larger and helps with the weight re-distribution.