TaylorMade 2016 M2 Combo Irons
TaylorMade 2016 M2 Combo Irons
M2 Combo Irons
Real Innovation. Unreal Distance.
Born from TaylorMade’s fairway wood DNA, the M2 Rescue is designed to deliver effortless launch and maximum distance from anywhere on the course. The redesigned open channel Speed Pocket creates a large sweet spot for maximized distance and forgiveness with low spin, and the low center of gravity delivers a hot trajectory for longer, more consistent shots. Aesthetically, the low profile shaping more closely mirrors the shaping of a fairway wood, leading to a more confidence-inspiring, easy to hit product.
“Confidence-inspiring at address thanks to its low profile shape,” said Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade’s Senior Director of Product Creation. “The M2 Rescue delivers effortless distance from a variety of lies.”
The M2 irons are the embodiment of TaylorMade Golf’s pursuit to equip golfers with both maximum distance and playability in a game improvement iron. Designed for golfers who would benefit from an iron that prioritizes both distance and trajectory, while also delivering great forgiveness and feel, the M2 iron is designed for complete performance. By pushing the boundaries of innovation, the engineers behind M2 created a dominant blend of distance, peak trajectory, look, sound and feel that will give many golfers performance they didn’t know they were missing.
In creating the M2 irons, engineers employed many innovative features, including a new, proprietary fluted hosel, 360° undercut, Inverted Cone Technology (ICT), a new 3D badge and the company’s patented Speed Pocket technology.
A significant amount of mass is trapped in the hosel of all irons. To position the center of gravity low in the M2 iron, TaylorMade’s engineers utilized a new fluted hosel design to remove discretionary mass from the hosel, redistributing it lower and further back in the clubhead. The M2 iron also features an advanced topline construction – a 360° undercut that functions to increase the unsupported face area while saving weight to lower the CG, creating a canvas that lends itself to a unique combination of high ball speed, optimized launch angle and spin rate which yields exceptional distance and high peak trajectory.
While the fluted hosel and 360° undercut are the pathways to distance, speed and higher ball flight are achieved through the incorporation of a newly designed Speed Pocket and a thin face with Inverted Cone Technology. First found in the RocketBladez irons in 2012, the Speed Pocket is one of TaylorMade’s most revolutionary technologies, engineered to increase launch angle and ball speed while providing added forgiveness for shots struck low on the face.
M2 irons employ a 3D badge to manage sound and feel – a considerable challenge in an iron that produces this much ball speed – that features multi-material V-shaped struts to improve sound qualities and dampen unwanted vibrations. To accomplish this, the badge was designed to be extremely stiff without inhibiting ball speed, a balancing act that our engineers were able to execute flawlessly. Together, these product innovations work to push the limits of distance performance in an iron to successfully deliver golfers tremendous distance and high peak trajectory in a product that has the potential to change the landscape of distance irons as we know it.
“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.”
- Redesigned open channel Speed Pocket creates a large sweet spot and ensures distance from any lie.
- Low center of gravity works in conjunction with the Speed Pocket to deliver hot trajectory.
- Inviting shape at address that inspires confidence for all golfers.
- The large, unsupported, thin face and new Speed Pocket enable ball speeds that push the limits of distance performance in an iron.
- By employing three unique weight-savings features – L-shaped toe design, 360° undercut, and new thick-thin fluted hosel – the center of gravity is positioned ultra-low. This allows for stronger lofts without sacrificing peak trajectory, resulting in long, playable shots from each iron.
- New V-shaped badge provides excellent sound, while dampening unwanted vibrations for improved feel.