The word of the day is “Forgiveness”. It’s the sweetest sound an amateur golfer can hear as it pertains to his equipment. It also applies to his marriage in times of self-inflicted crisis.
Taylor Made’s M2 Driver has been in the market for three years, making its debut in 2017. Initially viewed as the Carlsbad, California company’s flagship driver, it has since been supplanted by the M3-M6 and SIM branded club sets.
Despite that, the M2 is still widely regarded as a highly forgiving driver, perfect for amateur players looking to shave a few strokes off their game.
Taylor Made M2 Driver Features
Using advanced technology that includes a lower density Titanium body, a 6-layer carbon composite crown, and smaller sound ribs, Taylor Made was able to reduce weight as well as reposition the center of gravity (CG) low and back (thus increasing both the launch and spin, making for a more forgiving driving experience).
This technology assists with both the sole shaping and recessed toe panel of the club. A club’s sole is the bottom of the face. When the overall width is wider, it lets players who think they’re hilarious try “Happy Gilmore” style swings and not make complete fools of themselves (tweaking body muscles is not covered by the club’s warranty.)
By recessing the toe panel (a toe is the space between the sweet spot and the very end of the club), Taylor Made was able to increase the overall sweet spot and provide more forgiveness.
More Active Speed Pocket
To generate more low spin/high launch shots, TM built deeper and more active speed pockets which increase flex and overall sweet spot (three times more flexible than the original M2).
With a new four-degree aluminum Loft Sleeve featuring 12 easily adjustable settings, golfers can customize their lie to suit their style of play.
The M2’s stock shaft is a Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 (high launch) and is available in A, R, S and X flexes, which makes it suitable for any golfers swing speed.
Still unsure if this driver is the right fit for you? You could read hundreds of reviews online, but why do that when we already did it for you? The following breaks down the most frequently observed positives and negatives of the M2:
Across all the reviews we read, the most common positive around this club was the forgiveness its larger sweet spot provided. Additionally, golfers found they were also averaging 30 more yards on their drives, along with increased overall accuracy. Even mishits weren’t the dealbreakers they usually are (unless you rip a duck hook. Nothing cures a duck hook.)
That being said, several golfers who play a natural fade or draw didn’t notice as much of a trajectory change, even with lie adjustments.
Cost and Value
Being a model from 2017, you would expect finding this club in brand new condition would be a challenge, but Amazon still has it available for $249.99, which provides an exceptional value over similarly positioned golf clubs that cost hundreds more (used M3 drivers are at least $50 more depending on the reseller.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions people who are interested in this club have asked (one of these questions isn’t real, see if you can guess which one! The answer may surprise you):
What is the difference between the M1 and M2 drivers?
While the M1 gives more control and spin, it requires faster swing speeds. The M2 is more forgiving overall and better suited to amateur players.
Does the M2 come with a torque wrench and headcover?
Yes, it comes with both.
What is the weight of the Fujikara XLR8 shaft?
TM has quoted 66 grams for their extra stiff shaft. Regardless of loft, the weight of the shaft will not change.
At a movie theatre, which armrest is yours?
Either? Both? Honestly, we live on a “first come first serve” basis, and other than one class-action lawsuit that’s been filed against us, this hasn’t caused any problems.
Can I order weights for the driver head?
You would be required to go directly through Taylor Made in order to get authentic weights manufactured specifically for this club.
Conclusion – Taylormade M2 Driver Review
All joking aside, Taylor Made’s M2 Driver is a terrific club that caters well to golfers of all skill levels. With a larger sweet spot, adjustable lies, and a beautiful appearance, you could make a lot worse decisions than adding this weapon to your arsenal.
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