TaylorMade M3 440 Driver
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M3 440 Driver
From the creation of the first metalwood in 1979, TaylorMade has established a legacy of breaking from tradition to reach new thresholds of performance. The new M3 440 Driver features a slightly smaller head shape with Twist Face technology—a radical departure from traditional driver-face design, engineered to correct for inherent human swing tendencies in real-time, giving golfers a tangible competitive advantage. That combined with new Y-Track and Hammerhead Slot, the new M3 driver offers TaylorMade’s most technologically advanced driver ever.
A radical departure from traditional driver-face design, Twist Face is engineered to take you farther and straighter… right down the center of the fairway.
Twist Face presents a revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off-center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots. By providing more loft in the high-toe and less loft in the low-heel, this groundbreaking technology produces more consistent side spin in the areas where golfers commonly mis-hit.
Todd Beach, TaylorMade's Senior VP of R&D and Engineering, has been with TaylorMade for over 20 years and graciously sat down with our correspondent, Justin Morrison, to talk about the new M3 and M4 drivers and the revolutionary Twist Face technology.
TaylorMade’s new Hammerhead slot creates a massive sweet spot that pushes the limit of ball speed to produce distance and forgiveness across the entire face.
The reinforced outer portions of the slot allow for a lighter, more flexible face, while the center portion of the slot increases ball speed on low-face strikes and drops spin for more distance. The result is a powerful and forgiving driver that delivers exceptional sound and feel.
The M3 driver features a new Y-Track, which offers two seamlessly movable weights, allowing golfers to adjust their settings for optimal trajectory, maximum forgiveness, or raw speed.
Simple and intuitive, the Y-Track delivers a completely connected track system for the first time, giving golfers unrestricted movement of 22g of mass (two 11g weights).
Read and learn more about the M3 Drivers: TaylorMade M3 Drivers Review
Written By: Breena Troy
I had the opportunity to attend an informational session hosted by Brian Coffman (VP and GM of TaylorMade) and Todd Beach (Senior VP of Research & Development and Engineering), and gathered all the inside intel on Twist Face technology and the rest of the exciting tech featured in the new 2018 TaylorMade M Family.
Instead of continuing on the M1 and M2 product lines, TaylorMade felt there were enough advancements in engineering and design to warrant donning the models the M3 and the M4. The M3 lineup has a 460cc and 440cc driver, fairway wood, rescue, and iron set.
M3 Driver Review:
Who’s it for?
M3 drivers are designed to work for all players, get out and test them both to see which one you like better. The M3 440cc driver will be favored by better players.
When I initially tested the TaylorMade M3 drivers I had some mixed results and feelings. There is a definite difference to how clubs set up at address from manufacturer to manufacturer. Historically, I have not hit TaylorMade clubs well, but after great results with the M3 and M4 hybrids and fairways, I was excited to see how Twist Face would work for me.
At first, it did not go well with the M3. Everything I have been testing over the past few months has produced a consistent slight draw, but with the M3 drivers, I was tending to lose shots right. After a series of confusing and poor shots, I decided I better pack it in and talk with a TaylorMade technician and see what the issue was.
We went through a series of swings and made a few adjustments, a higher launching, but stiffer flex shaft, higher loft head, and slid the weights on the Y Track to a more forgiving and draw-assisting setting. It was a world of difference. At that point, I was squaring up the ball and driving shots into the back net at the range once again. This is just another shining reason why proper fitting is important.