2017 M1 and M2 TaylorMade Drivers
2017 M1 and M2 TaylorMade Drivers
TaylorMade M1 Driver – Back in September 2015 when the M1 Driver was launched it featured a seven layer carbon composite head, which saved weight in the head and it allowed TaylorMade to design and adapt a fully adjustable T-Track system on the sole of the club which allowed golfers to alter launch angle, spin and shot shape.
Now in the new 2017 M1 Driver, it has a larger footprint and an additional carbon toe panel that means 43% more carbon composite will be used to deliver a better optimal launch, enables more personalisation and even more forgiveness than the previous model.
Now the new two-tone M1 driver has a six layer carbon composite crown instead of seven layers which makes it 10% lighter because it is thinner and more aerodynamic. It also has an 18% shorter bonding edge and the ingredients such as adhesive will be half the thickness of the adhesive used on the original TaylorMade M1 Driver.
The new addition to the TaylorMade driver family will be made available from the 27th January 2017 and will be priced at £479.00, the M1 460 Driver will be available in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees options. The M1 440 driver which will only be available for right handed only and will be available in 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5-degree lofts.
TaylorMade M2 Driver
With the new TaylorMade M2 driver, it has a new Geocoustic design which combines geometry and acoustical engineering which will unlock more forgiveness and the best in class sound, the geometry technology is found in the sunken sole portion of the new M2 TaylorMade Driver
With its new Titanium design it enabled TM engineers to free up the volume while not raising the centre of gravity, this means that the head could be made much larger in the club’s footprint and also the club’s face, making the driver appear bigger plus visibly more forgiving.
The breakthrough in improved sound was achieved by the new sunken sole curvature, making it stiffer and easier to manage vibrations caused at impact. With this added stiffness, minimal sound ribs were needed to create best-in-class sound and feel of the M2.
Just like in M1, using the new lower density 9-1-1 Titanium body and six-layer carbon composite crown allowed for 25g of discretionary mass to be relocated low and back in the sole of the club.
Together, these increase forgiveness without sacrificing low CG, a hot trajectory or aerodynamic performance.
In addition to a standard model, TaylorMade has also created a higher-launching, more draw-biased model of the M2, called the M2 D-Type (also 460cc). The D-Type driver (D representing draw) delivers an average of 12 yards, and up to 20 yards, of built-in draw bias to help players fighting a slice. In addition to the multi-material construction, Geocoustic sole and active Speed Pocket, the D-Type is more heel-weighted, has slight offset and uses advanced visual cues to promote a square face at address and a more draw-biased face at impact.
Both M2 drivers come in 9.5°, 10.5° & 12° loft options, boast a four-degree, 12-position loft sleeve and have an RRP of £369, available from Jan 27th, 2017. The M2 comes with the Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 (high launch) shaft while the M2 D-Type driver comes equipped with Matrix’ OZIK MFS X5 shaft (high launch).
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