What we say...
Fast, far and forgiving say TaylorMade. Everything from last years M2 has been striped back to bare bones and improved for 2017. The carbon crown’s reduced to six layers, there’s a longer and more flexible speed pocket and a lighter fluted hosel all to increase ball speed, carry distance and forgiveness. There’s also some serious “geocoustic” engineering to tune sound and feel.
TaylorMade make some of the longest drivers in the game but they also put just as much focus and effort into making the hottest fairways too. So believe us when we say the M2 is pimped for distance and forgiveness in the hands of the club golfer. Both amateurs testers saw M2 as a much better fit for their game, so it’s no surprise at all the M2 delivered the longest carry distance a full 12 yards further than the test average. TaylorMade reckon a 16.5deg 3 wood suits more modern golfers than a 15deg model so we tested both lofts. Our data shows a rise of 1.8deg in launch angle, 600rpm increase of backspin and a carry distance drop of 8 yards by switching to 16.5deg (3HL). But remember 8 yards is a decent trade off, as it’s easier to launch off the deck particularly with a modern golf ball that spins less.
For us M2 is one of the best fairway woods available this year. It’s more forgiving and playable for the club golfer over the M1 and it’s £50 cheaper. Spend that £50 on a dozen TP5 balls and you’ve got a winning combination in our book.
2016 TaylorMade M2 Fairway Review