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M1 Driver by TaylorMade

M1 Driver by TaylorMade

TaylorMade’s M1 Driver

The TaylorMade M1 Driver is available in two different head sizes options, the 460 or the 430. This Review is for both head sizes.

Technology (100 / 100)   

The M1 Driver pulled apart into it's Main Components

The M1 Driver pulled apart into it’s Main Components

TaylorMade again claims that their newest M1 driver is the longest ever. The M1 driver has a multi-material construction, which features an ultra-thin, ultra-light and high-strength carbon composite crown. This new carbon crown makes the club lighter to provide more distance, playability, and feel for all golfers. Each golfer has a unique swing, and the M1 can provide ideal launch conditions to all player types with a single club. The construction of M1 driver allows all players options to personalize their driver to their exact specifications, leading to optimal performance; which is a direct result using the advanced T-Track System. The T-Track system allows you to customize a draw or fade, and high, medium, low launch swing biases. This system consists of both a front and back track with 25 grams of adjustable weight. The front track weights provide multiple draw, neutral and fade settings, while the back track weights are adjusted for multiple high, medium and low launch and spin settings. Using these two separate tracks also allows for the CG to be moved left to right independently of it moving front to back.

The 460 M1 Driver comes in lofts of 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees.

The 430 M1 Driver comes in lofts of 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 degrees.

Looks (98/ 100)  

M1 Driver Crown

M1 Driver Crown

The new white and black crown look is very distinct. The carbon fiber pattern on the back top of the head gives the driver a great look. I felt that the contrast of the black and while face helped with alignment at setup. Even though this look is quite unique and took some time getting used to, however I did feel more confident over the ball.

Performance (100/ 100)  

I hit both M1 drivers with a 9.5 degree head, with the Aldila Rogue 110 MSI 70 gram 3.15 shaft. For the purpose of comparing the performance of the club I have the settings all set at neutral.

For both M1 drivers my carry distance was 285 yards for a total distance of 314 yards. Really quite long! This is about 15 yards further than I hit my current driver, and I could get used to some more yards off the tee! The spin rate with the 460 M1 driver was great right around 2000 rpms, with a launch angle of 13.5 degrees. The spin rate with the 430 M1 Driver was also awesome at 1800 rpms, with a launch angle of 14.5 degrees. Pretty awesome numbers!

My ball and club head speed increased a couple of mph more than my current driver, which would explain the extra distance.

The sounds at impact felt really solid, like the ball was getting crushed.

M1 Driver Aerodynamics

M1 Driver Aerodynamics

Final Thoughts (overall) (99 / 100)

Most players could use a better fitting driver to optimize their results. The M1 driver might be the best fitting driver line available right now. The M1 driver would be ideal for any golfer, as the fitting options allow anyone to be fit for the correct specifications. It has so many adjustable options and optional shafts making the ability to fine tune it to your swing is beyond what most other driver have available in their settings. I guarantee if a golfer takes the time to do a fitting; the M1 driver will beat their current driver.

There is no TP model or up charge for most options, but the base price is high. But you are paying for the best current driver available for everyone.

460 & 430 M1 Drivers Side by Side Compared

460 & 430 M1 Drivers Side by Side Compared

 

 


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