The M2 driver is perfect for golfers uninterested in a plethora of adjustability settings. My strategy was to start by moving the sliders all the one to one side then backing them down until I thought I had maxed out on performance. I just asked a similar question, but I think this would help counteract cutting your driver down to maintain a similar swing weight. In summary, the M1 achieved marginally more ball speed and carry distance but this will most likely have been down to the quality of the strike rather than performance of the head. I really enjoy the physics in all of this and I understand most of it. It was the same shaft and the exact same testing conditions and the performance was just a bit better with the M3.
Stay tuned for our full review for the M1 and M2 drivers. The removal of the T-Track created 15 grams of discretionary weight, which was redistributed low and rearward in the driver heads, approximately where its gold sole weight is located. I decided to give it a test to see if I could maximize my performance. In the case that I was trying to decide which one I would purchase and money actually matters, I think my decision may have been different. Most of all Tony believes in performance over hype and PowerToThePlayer.
So much so i was gonna get rid of the club. The spin is a bit higher than maybe a fitter would like but out on the golf course, it works for me. Now the M1 have an even more customizable weight setting by using two separate weight tracks, the front, and the back track. It can be less forgiving, but its what I got fit for last year at Carlsbad Golf Center, Golf Digest Top 100 fitter multiple years. With the TaylorMade M4 we did see a jump in ball speed and a drop in spin. I even did a blind test to see if we could change the ball flight with draw and fade setting and nothing changed.
Keep in mind, these tips apply to both the M1 460 and the M1 430 on a relative basis Give the alternative configurations shown above a try and let us know how it goes. Needless to say, you are offered more functionality with the latest M1 driver than the latest M2 driver. With insufficient swing speed or mishit, or both, the performance in distance, ball speed, and even shape will be reduced dramatically. Played a round of golf this way and never hit one cut. 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. It can be remembered that the previous versions came with 9-1-1 titanium alloy.
I do think i need the 430 with my swing, but this is a good alternative with the two weights at the front as the 460 is a little more forgiving. 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. I hit both of these a lot while trying to decide on what to replace my T-915d2. Still, the results over 7 rounds were pretty clear to me — the M1 driver was longer than any driver I have played. Those with the R15 Driver are hesitant to upgrade to the M1 or M2, while those looking for a new driver are confused about which one to buy.
Unlike the M1, the drives I hit with the M2 landed in very familiar places. For distance, got for R15, for overall performance and forgiveness, the 915D2 is better. You need to look good when you are dead center and deep in the fairway. Took both to the range today and realized that I made a good choice on the M1. The smart guy would absolutely get fitted for the correct shaft… I am not that guy. Golfers still flock to relatively traditional shapes, so I think it will be a while before anyone chases the limit again.
Moving the back weight fully forward or back in the rear track did not affect the overall distance performance that much, but it did affect the launch and spin marginally. The ribs on the sole also work to manage vibrations and produce spectacular feel. This philosophy is applied to both the 2017 M1 and M2 drivers. TaylorMade M3 vs TaylorMade M1 Review — The results I did have some success with the M1 when it was launched last year as I was able to control the spin a bit better than with the M2. Again this is tried and tested stuff and the M1 is not the first driver to have a sliding weight going forward and back independently from weight moving right to left. Let us know down in the comment section below. It was very forgiving, hot and produced great distance with optimal spin rates.
Set it to the maximum stability. TaylorMade M2 — The methodology Both heads were 9. Maybe I felt happier over the ball and could go after it a bit more? The weight is used in the sole of the club to adjust the swingweight due to shaft changes shaft weights and shaft lengths , and also simple swingweight adjustments. This feature is specifically beneficial — not to mention, preferred — for advanced players and professionals. It did not perform well and then he put in a different shaft. However i stumbled on the piece about moving both weights back and it transformed the club beyond recognition. R11 and R13 gave me some improvements.
Apparently, they have upgraded the shaft such that the Fujikura Pro 60 comes standard there are three shafts to choose from. The M1 delivered marginally lower spin than the R15 with the same shaft while also offering a slightly lower launch angle. Yet, I cannot ignore that I was hitting the M1 farther. 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. My question to you is, do you think how the dynamic loft is achieved matters? A much higher percentage of average golfers will benefit from the M2, however, due to its improved forgiveness and added draw bias. I need to spend more time with it out on the course to see how it performs over a round of 18 holes. So when I left the fitters place I looked up the shaft and saw it was for a smooth transition and slight early release.
Thanks to this feature, you can easily control your ball flight. I hit the M2 ~10 yards further than the M1. Many, like us, will prefer the unique look and sound of the M1 but if you like a clean, traditional looking crown you may still favour the R15. As I noted, when I did side-by-side testing on about 8 holes, I could not prove to myself that the M1 was longer than the M2, so it absolutely makes sense to try both drivers out. Front Track Adjustable Weight We also have discussed the basics of the new Front Track system of the R15 Driver, and as we promised above, let us dig deeper into the subject. After 9 holes, I had 5 drives within 15 yards of middle, 2 within 5 yards of the fairway, and two par 3's. As far as construction goes, what's this bad boy made of? This allows for a better constructed weight-loaded sole and more overall club head weight lower for a more efficient power transfer.