TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver
TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver
A New Level of Distance and Forgiveness.
The 2017 M2 driver brings golfers a new level of distance and forgiveness through all-new Geocoustic™ technology. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the M2 driver successfully raises the bar in design and engineering through reinvented multi-material construction and advanced geometric shaping.
All-New Multi-Material Construction
The new lower density 9-1-1 Titanium body, 6-layer carbon composite crown and minimal sound ribs allowed for 25g of discretionary weight to be relocated low and back in the sole of the club for more speed and forgiveness on every swing.
Geocoustic engineering combines advanced sole shaping with externalized sound ribs to produce best-in-class sound and feel. Designed with a two-tiered sole, golfers will experience the same unreal distance of the original M2 with added playability from all lies.
Enhanced Speed Pocket
Along with the new Geocoustic design, the M2 driver houses a new Speed Pocket that is deeper and three times more flexible than it was in the original M2. This increases flexion and forgiveness across the clubface while generating high launch / low spin shots resulting in massive distance.
New Ultra-Lightweight Loft Sleeve
4° aluminum Loft Sleeve features 12 easily adjustable settings to dial in your loft and face angle without going to a golf shop.
FF2FF Precision Process
The iconic two-tone crown of the M1 driver is precision-fit to the skeletal titanium body using an FF2FF process—a breakthrough engineering technique that results in craftsmanship of the highest quality with manufacturing repeatability for a consistent, aggressive appearance and undeniable performance.
Additional no-upcharge shaft options available
- Advanced Geocoustic sole shaping with recessed toe panel enables clubface expansion for added forgiveness.
- Externalized sound ribs optimize clubhead vibration for exceptional sound and feel.
- New ultra-lightweight, aluminum, 4° loft sleeve with 12 settings allows for easy customization.
- Manufactured with high quality crown-to-body craftsmanship for consistent appearance and performance.
- Choose from a stock Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 (high launch) shaft, or dozens of additional after-market shafts at no additional cost.
TaylorMade M2 Drivers Expert Review
Written By: Bob Gomavitz
Club Tested: M2 Driver 460cc; Shaft: Fukijura Speeder XLR8 56; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 9.5°
The new M2 uses a lower density 9-1-1 Titanium body, 6-layer carbon composite crown and minimal sound ribs. All of this new technology has allowed TaylorMade engineers to relocate 25 grams of discretionary mass low and back into the sole of the club. Together these applications combine to increase the overall inertia without sacrificing a low CG, hot trajectory, or aerodynamic performance. The new Geocustic technology, with a re-invented Multi-Material construction, unlocks more forgiveness and best-in-class sound. The breakthrough in acoustic engineering was achieved by a new sunken sole curvature, stiffening the club head for easier vibration management at impact.
Who's It For?
Everyone! From world class tour players to amateurs of all abilities. Plus to 36 handicaps.
I had a fantastic year with my 2016 M2 driver so I was very excited to try out the new version. First off, at address I noticed a slightly larger footprint and a slightly longer face length, which players who have confidence issues with the big stick will find appealing. I was greeted by a whole new sole design, including a much smaller and shorter Speed Pocket, and a larger (in appearance) back weight that should increase the MOI. Many earlier tests have shown a higher MOI for the 2017 version compared to the 2016 version.
The 2017 stock shaft felt better to me than the previous model because I use a version of this shaft with my 2016 M2. This head and shaft make a fantastic combo! Following the norm and conventional wisdom of a lighter shaft, I found the ball flight was slightly high. The feel, however, was buttery and it still created a penetrating flight, something that is tough to come by using a 56 gram shaft.
Hitting some exaggerated mishits off the toe produced some pretty darn straight shots or with just a slight push right. I look forward to more testing with some different shafts as the head lived up to my 2016 version. It is hard to follow up a smash hit but, with more forgiveness on mishits and their newly incorporated technologies, TaylorMade has managed to pull it off.