• M2 irons will sit alongside PSi in TaylorMade line-up
• M2 Tour irons have also been unveiled
• "We've achieved max. distance and peak trajectories"
Closing out TaylorMade's M2 family is a new set of irons aimed at the game improver.
In October TaylorMade released its PSi and PSi Tour irons, which are aimed towards the mid-to-low handicapper. The M2 irons have been positioned as being for every level of player.
How do these irons cross the spectrum of golfing ability? Distance and trajectory have been made a priority in the design, but TaylorMade’s engineers gave also been sure to include great forgiveness and feel. If that package comes together and works, it can give you a formidable advantage. What these irons offer is summed up by the brand as being ‘total performance’.
A new fluted hosel features in the fairway woods and rescues, and it can also be found in the M2 irons. The design has allowed TaylorMade to make the hosel lighter, allowing it to move weight to other areas of the head, aiding distance, launch and speed.
The 360˚ undercut cavity also helps with those attributes, while forgiveness comes from new technology on the face as well as the Speed Pocket hidden behind the face.
Sound and feel has been improved by TaylorMade’s engineers making the most of the badge on the back of the iron. You’ll also notice the V-shaped sections running to the badge and that is what makes the sound better, as well as dampening the vibrations for better feel.
“The materials and technologies that went into the M2 iron allowed us to combine metalwood-like launch conditions with exceptional shot height and excellent control and feel,” said Tomo Bystedt, director of iron product creation. “In M2, we’ve achieved maximum distance and peak trajectory metrics to an extent that even shocked those of us who designed and engineered it.”
TaylorMade M2 irons – pricing and availability
RRP: £599 (steel), £699 (graphite)
Standard set: 4-PW (AW, SW and LW also available)
Shaft: Steel – REAX 88 High Launch (S, R); Graphite – M2 REAX graphite shafts (45L, 55M, 65R or 75S)
On sale: February 19, 2016
Alongside the standard M2 irons sit the M2 Tour irons. With the standard models aimed more towards the game improvement player, it may seem strange that there would be a tour model alongside them.
The M2 Tour irons are described by TaylorMade as a ‘distance iron with a more compact shape’ and they effectively toe the line between being a distance iron and a player’s iron.
Bearing that in mind, it comes as no surprise that distance and playability were key aims of the design process and TaylorMade thinks the look of a player’s iron combined with the added forgiveness will make this a real favourite amongst golfers.
TaylorMade M2 Tour irons – pricing and availability
Set: 3-PW (AW and SW also available)
Stock shaft: True Temper XP95 steel shaft
For more information on the full M2 range, visit taylormadegolf.co.uk