What we say...
TaylorMade M2 Driver: Tech
A new speed pocket is three times more flexible than last years TaylorMade 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.
Across the board weight savings mean 25g of mass is located low and back in the sole to improve forgiveness over last years TaylorMade M2. Advanced geometric shaping reduces vibrations by stiffening up the body to create great sound and feel.
TaylorMade M2 Driver Video: Review
TaylorMade M2 Driver: Our verdict
TaylorMade’s engineers have worked seriously hard wringing out extra juice on last years hugely successful M2. The original TaylorMade M2 was a hit because of its ability to deliver a combination of distance and forgiveness, and for club golfers that’s a potent mix.
Against the old TaylorMade M2 our test pro gained 7 yards of carry distance from the same ball speed. Simon added 2 yards of carry distance from 3mph of extra ball speed and Chris Jones increased ball speed by 2mph without adding extra yards - which for us says with some fine tuning of shafts there’s a decent amount to be gained from the new M2.
If you’re stuck between the TaylorMade M2 and M1, we’d recommend getting fitted to get a better understanding of how each head performs for you. Just remember if your game has any inkling of benefitting from forgiveness you’re going to struggle to beat M2 in 2017.
TaylorMade M2 Driver: Bottom line
How TaylorMade have increased the M2’s head size by freeing up mass is seriously clever, and our two amateur testers loved the bigger size.
The new TaylorMade M2 is really easy to generate club speed with, it feels very lively and friendly, as if you don’t have to be on top of your game to get the best out of it, which for most amateurs is a nice place to be.
2016 TaylorMade M2 Driver Review
Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°
Stock shaft: Fujikura Pro XLR8 56
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change: +/- 2deg