M1 vs M2 - Which Driver is Right for You?
If you’re a golfer, your’re in a great position because there are no shortage of fantastic driver options on the market. TaylorMade is one company that year after year, seems to crank out the most dominant metal woods on tour and for the average joe.
New for 2016, TaylorMade has two fantastic driver options that will add distance to your long game and give you an extra dose of forgiveness. The M1 and M2 drivers may seem similar in both name and style on the surface, but there are some key differences that mean one driver might be just the thing you need while the other can stay on the shelf. Here’s what you need to know about TaylorMade’s new drivers and how you can choose the right model for you:
Both the M1 and M2 drivers were constructed with the same materials. The “M” actually stands for Multi-Material, meaning that both drivers use a combination of metals to move weight around to get you the optimal amount of distance and forgiveness.
TaylorMade’s big highlight on both clubs is the 7-layer Carbon Composite Crown. What this boils down to is an ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-strong top, which allows TaylorMade to save weight and put it where you really need it.
Key Differences: None really. Both the M1 and M2 utilize the same materials and were constructed essentially the same way.
Here’s where the big differences between the M1 and M2 come into play. In a nutshell, if you like to tinker with your shots and desire the ability to really dial in your game, the M1 gives you whole lot of adjustability. The M2 offers some of the same adjustability features, but TaylorMade designed this club to be as forgiving as possible, meaning you may not need the ability to tweak the club settings.
There are two areas where you can adjust this driver to really personalize your shot. The T-Track System is TaylorMade’s revolutionary system which consists of a front and back track with 25 grams of adjustable weight.
- The front track gives you one 15 gram weight, which can be used to craft multiple draw, neutral and fade settings.
- The back track gives you one 10 gram weight, which can be adjusted for multiple high, medium and low launch and spin settings.
The M1 also offers a Loft Sleeve, which allows you to adjust the face angle up to 2 degrees in either direction (4 degrees total with 12 settings). Available lofts include 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12.
While the M2 Driver does not include the T-Track System, which allows golfers to dial in almost any shot, it does boast an absolutely massive sweet spot. It was engineered with a high MOI, Inverted Cone Technology and a redesigned Speed Pocket, all meaning, that you’re going to have a long, accurate drive with this club.
The M2 does feature the same Loft Sleeve as the M1 giving you 4 degrees of face adjustability with multiple loft options.
Key Differences: Both clubs offer the Loft Sleeve, giving you multiple options for lie, loft and face angle, but if you really want adjustability, the M1 is the way to go.
Both the M1 and M2 drivers are offered in a USGA max 460cc’s. The M1 is also offered in a 430cc head size, which is geared toward better players.
The other major difference between the M1 and M2 driver is the price. The M1 starts at $499.99 while the M2 retails for $399.99, so if price is a factor, you may want to opt for the slightly more affordable M2.
In the end, if you’re looking for a new driver this year, you’ve got two awesome options in the TaylorMade M1 and M2. Stop by any Austad’s Golf location and speak to a Certified TaylorMade Custom Fitter. They’ll let you swing both clubs, and help you determine which driver is really best for your game.
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