• 2017 M2 family 'most explosive and forgiving yet'
• Driver follows huge success of its predecessor
• Re-engineered irons offer 'ultimate forgiveness'
The impact of the TaylorMade M2 family, and in particular the driver, was there for all to see in 2016 – and early signs suggest 2017 could be even more successful.
The 2017 TaylorMade M2 family has been unleashed and, with the M2 driver – now being used by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy following Nike’s exit from the golf equipment industry – the new range raises the bar in design and engineering even further.
Add into that the TaylorMade M2 fairway woods and rescues and the re-engineered M2 irons and it’s no wonder why an increasing amount of players are opting for TaylorMade.
The all-new 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver promises to be even better than the 2016 model – if that’s possible.
The M2 driver has a Speed Pocket that is three times more flexible than its predecessor, while the breakthrough Geocoustic design technique is revolutionary.
The Geocoustic features bring together geometry and acoustical engineering to deliver ultimate forgiveness and ‘best-in-class’ sound. This portion is in the sole of the driver and, like the M1 driver, uses ultra-light 9-1-1 titanium to free up volume, while not raising the centre of gravity.
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Also containing a lightweight six-layer carbon composite crown, the 25g leftover mass has been relocated to the low and back in the sole of the club, increasing overall inertia.
In addition to the standard model, TaylorMade is also offering a higher-launching TaylorMade M2 D-Type.
The D-Type driver combines multiple draw-biasing design technologies to deliver an average of 12 yards, and up to 20 yards, of built-in draw bias to help players who consistently fight fade-to-slice trajectories find more fairways.
The D-Type is also 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.
Loft: 9.5°, 10.5° & 12° (also 9.5° and 10.5° LH models)
Shaft: Matrix’ OZIK MFS X5 shaft (high launch)
Grip: 360 dual feel performance grip
There’s a first in the new TaylorMade M2 fairway – inverted cone technology that helps deliver ‘driver like’ performance.
With a recessed six-layer carbon composite crown, a Geocoustic-driven sole design and a longer, more flexible Speed Pocket, the TaylorMade M2 fairway produces incredibly fast ball-speeds for an incredibly long, high launching and low spinning fairway.
The TaylorMade M2 fairway takes inspiration from the previous RocketBallz model and has been engineered to be so fast that using this inverted cone technology, it can deliver more consistent performances in a wood more often across a larger area of the face.
Loft: 15° (3), 16.5° (3HL) & 18° (5), 21° (5HL) and 24° (7HL) (also 15°, 16.5° & 18° LH models).
Shaft: M2 REAX (75 S-flex, 65 R-flex, 55 A-flex, and 45 L-flex). Custom options also available.
Grip: 47g Dual Feel Performance Grip for men and 37g Winn version for women.
Completing the TaylorMade M2 UNmetalwood family is the M2 Rescue, designed to help average golfers replace a long iron with higher, longer and more draw biased performance.
The low-profile body has a two-tiered crown that reflects the range’s iconic look while on the sole – which also boasts the new Geocoustic design – there is a longer, more flexible Speed Pocket offering greater speed and forgiveness.
Loft: 19° (3), 22° (4), 25° (5) and 28° (6) (also 19°, 22° and 25° LH models)
The 2017 TaylorMade M2 irons combine the best bits of some previous TaylorMade releases – the Speed Pocket from the RocketBladez, Face Slots from the RSi irons and ultra-low centre of gravity in 2016 M2 irons – to produce long and forgiving iron, while maintaining playability.
Even while adding Face Slots, which tend to raise centre of gravity, engineers were able to lower it and improve consistency with three fundamental changes:
• 33% thinner overall topline
• 7% shallower blade height
• 20% deeper Speed Pocket
The fluted hosel has also been improved upon, while the irons also have a new thin-wall Speed Pocket, designed to increase face flexibility and protect ball-speed on strikes bell face-centre, while increasing launch angle and ball-speed.
Similar to the TaylorMade M2 metalwoods, the irons were also designed with TaylorMade’s new Geocoustic engineering techniques.
Shaft: REAX HL 88 by FST (steel); M2 REAX 75-45g / S,R,A,L (graphite). Custom options also available.
What they said
“In 2016, golfers of all abilities discovered what the multi-material M2 could deliver,” said Brian Bazzel, senior director of product creation for metalwoods.
“In 2017, they will find an even more forgiving and more explosive M2 line-up, breakthrough performance unlocked by the use of new material formulations and clever geometric shaping.”
“The improved M2 irons represent a breakthrough in combining incredible distance with industry-leading forgiveness,” said Tomo Bystedt, senior director, irons.
“Through the use of innovative technologies and purposeful design, these irons will appeal to a wide range of golfers seeking the complete performance package.”
TaylorMade M2 pricing and availability
Metalwoods: January 27, 2017
Irons: March 1, 2017
Prices: All TBC