• TaylorMade unleash all-new M1 family - including new irons
• Driver features biggest-ever aerodynamic T-Track system
• Adjustable M1 rescue is first of its kind from TaylorMade
TaylorMade has pushed the boundaries of golf club engineering even further with the 2017 TaylorMade M1 family – boasting more adjustability than ever before.
The company is boosting performance again by focusing on materials designed to deliver improved launch conditions, increased personalisation and more forgiveness for every golfer.
The TaylorMade M1 driver has a ‘bigger than ever’ aerodynamic T-Track system, the adjustable TaylorMade M1 rescue is the first of its kind, while completing the TaylorMade M1 family is an all-new set of irons. Here’s the lowdown on all of the new products.
The new TaylorMade M1 460 driver has been built with even more user adjustability than its predecessor.
A new, lower density titanium alloy called 9-1-1, an added carbon toe and sole panel and a new carbon composite crown help save serious weight – 11g in fact (8g from the carbon and 3g from the 9-1-1 titanium) – allowing for engineers to increase the size aerodynamic T-Track system on the sole of the club.
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The weight of the T-Track system has increased by 2g from 25g to 27g. As a result, the back track has lengthened by 12.7mm (19% longer), allowing for 64% more centre of gravity movement. The front track, meanwhile, allows players to adjust their draw or fade bias by up to 25 yards.
The remainder of the leftover weight was used to make the footprint of the club larger, giving increased levels of forgiveness.
As well as the 460 model, TaylorMade is also releasing the TaylorMade M1 440, which will have a smaller head, deeper face and 30g of moveable weight.
Loft: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° & 12° (also 9.5° and 10.5° LH models; 8.5°, 9.5° & 10.5° M1 440, RH only)
Shaft: Fujikura XLR8 Pro 56 (hi-launch); MRC Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core TiNi 60 (mid) and Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65 (low); Custom options also available.
Grip: Lamkin UTx grip
The TaylorMade M1 fairway has been confirmed as the company’s longest adjustable fairway to date. But how has it achieved that?
Well, it has the same carbon-fibre composite crown as the TaylorMade M1 driver, giving a lower centre of gravity, while the Track system has been pushed backwards to make room for a new open-channel Speed Pocket for increased ball speed and forgiveness.
Players can personalise the fairway wood more than ever with the new ultra-lightweight aluminium four-degree loft sleeve, 25g draw-neutral-fade sliding weight and more than 30 no upcharge aftermarket shafts.
Loft: 15° (3), 17° (3HL) and 19° (5) (also 15° and 19° LH models)
Shaft: MRC Kuro Kage Silver TiNi (70g R, S & X; 60g A)
Grip: Lamkin UTx grip
Featuring a medium-sized, Tour-proven shape and newly-designed sole, the TaylorMade M1 rescue has been made to appeal all levels of golfers, with more playability from different types of lie.
The sole has TaylorMade's first sliding weight system in a hybrid for ultimate shot shape adjustability and personalisation.
Loft: 17° (2), 19° (3), 21° (4) and 24° (5) (also 19° and 21° LH models)
The TaylorMade M1 irons are an entirely new line that completes the 2017 TaylorMade M line and, designed using the same technologies as the M2 irons, the M1 irons focus on more freedom to create shot shapes thanks to adding a tungsten weighting system.
Obviously, engineers didn’t want to sacrifice low centre of gravity and increased moment of inertia (MOI) to do this, so the company removed weight high in the clubhead.
A feature of the new TaylorMade M1 irons are also a redesigned fluted hosel, which is now a 180-degree design that is more lightweight without compromising the look preferred by better players at address.
Also added are proprietary Face Slots, designed to increase flexibility at the boundary of the clubface for more consistency of ball-speed and off-centre impacts. The combination of technologies are said to lead to longer, higher and more consistent shots.
Shaft: True Temper XP95 (steel); MRC Kuro Kage Silver (graphite); Custom options also available.
What TaylorMade said
“Performance is the genesis of everything we do, and through the use of multi-material construction with the original M1, we were able to elevate performance to a level that captured the attention of golfers around the world,” said Brian Bazzel, senior director of product creation for metalwoods.
“Our mission continues in 2017 by advancing the use of exotic materials with new, intelligent shapes to once again deliver industry-leading performance.
“The TaylorMade M1 is our flagship driver designed and engineered to give all golfers the ability to further personalise their driver to maximise their game.”
“The all-new TaylorMade M1 irons represent a breakthrough in combining incredible distance with industry-leading forgiveness,” said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s senior director of 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 M1 pricing and availability
Fairways: January 27, 2017
Irons: March 1, 2017
Prices: All TBC