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Tuned Up & Dialled In: TaylorMade M2 2017 Driver Review

Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, Hero shot, face and sole angled view


Golf Club Tested

Club: TaylorMade M2 Driver
Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 
Flex: Stiff
Loft Set Up: STD

Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, Hero shot

Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, Face View

Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, Crown view

Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, Toe view

Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, Face and Sole view with background


I have been looking forward to testing the 2017 M Range of TaylorMade woods and with Rory deciding he would be signing up with TaylorMade made me more interested as he has been testing them for the last several months.


There are several new technologies working in the 2017 M2 Driver, the speed pocket is now 3x more flexible than the original M2 driver, which means at impact when the ball crushes against the face and releases back into shape it puts more energy and power into the ball.

But it’s the sunken part of the sole that you will notice most and this is where TaylorMade’s Geocoustic technology comes into play. You will notice that the sunken section has a matt black finish, this is the ultra light, lower density 9-1-1 titanium which not only gives the M2 Driver a great sound at impact but combined with the 6-layer carbon composite crown and sound ribs have allowed for 25g of mass to be relocated low and back in the sole of the club.

In essence, TaylorMade have increased the overall inertia of the 2017 M2 driver, while keeping a low centre of gravity giving you a high penetrating ball flight, a more aerodynamic club head and best of all more distance and forgiveness.

The M2 also incorporates a new 4° aluminium loft hosel that has 12 easily adjustable settings and is fitted with a Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 shaft as standard.


Playing the driver over ten different courses both in South Wales and Louisiana gave me a great insight into how the driver coped in various playing conditions and different types of courses from the links of Wales to the manicured inland courses of Louisiana.

I don’t miss too many fairways but the forgiveness on the M2 gave rise to several comments of “Doesn’t hitting every fairway get boring” which obviously brought a smile to my face. The sound and feel at impact is incredible and during both weeks of testing my confidence grew with each fairway I hit.

If you are looking for a driver that doesn't have too many bells and whistles but has all the technology built in and just a simple adjustment for loft then I would make sure you put the M2 driver on your testing list before you make your final purchase, believe me you will be glad you did.

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Golf Equipment test and review: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver, sole and face view

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