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TaylorMade's M6 Fairway Wood uses Twist Face technology for the first time
TaylorMade's M6 fairway, like the M5, is the first series of fairway woods to us the revolutionary technology made famous by the brand's M3 and M4 drivers.
The result is an explosive, yet playable fairway from the tee or off the deck. New in '19 is the addition of ‘Rocket 3’, which is a 14° offering for those seeking reduced spin and slightly increased ballspeed.
TaylorMade M6 Fairway: TG Verdict
TaylorMade has made fast-faced fairways since 2012, and for the first time in 2019 both the M6 and M5 come with TwistFace tech, which helps straighten high- toe and low-heel mishits for straighter, more accurate shots. The M6's head is a little bigger to ramp up forgiveness and our test pro said it felt extremely hot and powerful.
That was before we checked our data and spotted the M6 (with a 153mph ball speed) was our fastest fairway of 2019. Five yards covers the 10 longest fairways we tested which tells us that picking a new 2019 fairway wood (like a driver)
TaylorMade M6 Fairway Wood: Key Features
Twist Face Technology
Following comprehensive research and analytics of thousands of shots, TaylorMade engineers have also successfully incorporated its breakthrough Twist Face technology into a fairway wood. Like the M drivers, the faces have been modified to counteract the gear effect on common mis-hits in the high-toe and low-heel: For the high-toe miss (a hook) they "twist" open the face and increase the loft high on the toe to help straighten ball flight, and fix the low-heel miss (a slice) by twisting the face closed and de-lofting the face in the low heel area.
Although the concept is the same as in the driver, the exact geometry is slightly different to account for the unique mass properties and impact location patterns in fairway woods compared to drivers.
For 2019 they have expanded this concept to the M5 and M6 fairway woods and M6 hybrid for the first time, and have developed it further in the driver - named 'Speed injected Twist Face'.
Advanced Speed Pocket TM Design
The Speed Pocket has been re-engineered for the M6 fairway woods to provide even more ball speed on low face impacts. A new TPU slot insert has also been designed to sit flush with the sole to improve sole interaction and eliminate turf drag from the Speed Pocket.
The M6 fairways also improve performance over the M4 by optimising CG placement directly behind centre face, producing maximum energy transfer at impact. Maintaining a very low centre of gravity, the face height of the M6 fairways is also slightly taller, creating a more confidence-inspiring look at address with more available impact area on the clubface. The new larger carbon composite crown increases discretionary mass which is concentrated low in the head, lowering CG for a higher launch while maintaining high MOI for excellent forgiveness.
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M6 D-Type Fairway Wood
In addition to the M6 fairway, TaylorMade has also created an M6 D-Type fairway, engineered with the same technologies in a more draw-biased package. This is accomplished through divergent face masking and modified internal weighting that effectively delivers additional draw bias in the ball flight up to 15 yards.
TaylorMade M6 Fairway Wood
- RRP: £269
- Lofts: Rocket 3 - 14° / 3 - 15° / 5 - 18° / 7 - 21° / 9 - 24°
- Stock shaft: Fujikura Atmos Orange 6 / 5
- Adjustable hosel: No
TaylorMade M6 D-Type Fairway Wood
- RRP: £269
- Lofts: 3 - 16° / 5 - 19° / 7 - 22°
- Stock shaft: Project X Evenflow Max Carry 50
- Adjustable hosel: No