Taylormade M1 Driver Review – 2017 Model

My guess is that you are a keen golfer and really want a golf driver that will help generate as much distance as your clubhead speed will allow. Here is a Taylormade M1 Driver Review, that might help you consider one of the most widely used drivers worldwide.

You probably already know that some of the worlds best golfers have chosen Taylormade as their brand of choice in terms of a driver. Taylormade has been one of the most used drivers on tour for a number of years, and that is simply because they continue to manufacture fantastic innovative golf equipment.

The new Taylormade M1 Golf Driver is a great adjustable driver option, particularly for more consistent players. Here is a bit of information on some of the technological features of the new Taylormade M1 Golf Driver.

Features

Carbon Composite Two Tone Crown

The Taylormade M1 Driver features MultiMaterial construction with Carbon materials and Titanium. The driver head has a white titanium front section and a black carbon composite back section. This driver contains more Carbon than the previous model, which saves weight that can be used in other areas.

As you can see the White Front and Black Back of the Driver allows for a great visual. Most golfers are hitting a white ball so this matches in well, and the white section is a little thinner compared to the previous model, which saves weight to be used in other areas.

Taylormade M1 Driver Review

Movable Weight Technology

The Movable Weight Technology has worked really well with Taylormade drivers in the past, and the Taylormade M1 2017 model is no different. There is a feature to adjust weights for both flight path and spin rate.

The rear weight track has been made longer in this model for a greater adjustability in different conditions. The rear weight is also two grams heavier compared to the first M1 model, which was achieved by saving weight in other areas. The rear weight track is designed to help hit a higher or lower ball and also reduce spin. Put it in the front position to achieve a lower ball with less spin, and put it in the back to achieve a higher ball flight.Taylormade M1 Driver Review

The front track weight is 15 grams and will allow you to optimise the shape of your shots. To give you an example, if you want to hit a draw, which is right to left shape for the right-handed golfer, then you need to put the heavier weight in the heel of the club, which helps turn the face over at impact to promote a draw.

These weights can give you up to 25 yards of workability left or right to help optimise your ball flight.

Don’t get mislead though, if you hit any golf club with an open face it will slice. Changing these weights just means the slice will not be as severe as opposed to having it in a neutral position.

The more consistent ball strikers will see a greater change in ball flight and performance with these weights.

Adjustable Loft Sleeve

The Adjustable Loft Sleeve will help the golfer optimise their launch to hit the ball higher or lower. This is a great feature as being able to do this is ideal for different weather conditions.

The Taylormade M1 Driver comes with twelve choices of loft. The standard loft can be adjusted two degrees higher or lower. It can also be changed in increments of 0.4, 0.6 and 1 degree.

The options are there if you need them, but finding the correct setting and sticking to it is the best way to set your driver. The loft sleeve is also aluminum, which makes it easier to adjust shafts compared to the plastic used on the previous model.

Three Stock Shaft Options

The unique thing about this particular club is the three stock shaft options that are available, which not a lot of companies provide.

Taylormade has tried and tested three unique shaft options to achieve a low, medium and higher ball flight. Most golfers with a bit of ability generally know what their most consistent launch pattern is.

Taylormade has included the following three shafts as standard options.

Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 – Provides a Higher Launch

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60 – Provides a Mid Launch

Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65 – Provides a Low Launch

Targeted at which golfer?

A driver that will generate a little less spin off the face will always be targeted at the more consistent ball strikers. If you are the sort of golfer that trusts their swing and likes to optimise their ball flight, then the new Taylormade M1 Driver is for you.

The adjustability can be a little confusing to some golfers, but you still always have the option of setting the driver to neutral if you find it confusing.

Although this club head is not the most forgiving, compared to other models, the adjustable front weight will help counteract a slice to a small degree. It will not fix any swing faults, so if you continue to slice the ball, you have a technique issue and should consider a lesson from a qualified golf coach.

The driver is available in right and left-handed, although the only left-hand lofts available are the 9.5 and 10.5 lofts. This is fine because of the four degrees of loft optimisation to change the launch.

A smaller 440 cubic centimetre head is also available for the better golfers that prefer even more advanced workability and shot shaping.

For more information and a price of the new Taylormade, M1 Driver click here.

Here is a quick teaser video of some of the worlds best golfers, including the current top 2, trying out the new 2017 Taylormade M1 Driver for the first time.

Conclusion

Although this new driver shares the same name as the old model, there are actually quite a few significant differences between this new 2017 model and the first generation M1 Driver.

Some small differences in the adjustable weights, which will help further optimise the ideal ball flight. More carbon creates a lighter head, which allows the centre of gravity to be further back in the club head. The sound on this model has also been improved compared to the previous model.

So if you are after a driver that provides great distance and performance. The new Taylormade M1 Driver is a great choice.

If you would like to learn a bit more about choosing a golf driver, click the following link on How to Choose a Golf Driver.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them below.

12 thoughts on “Taylormade M1 Driver Review – 2017 Model

  1. Mike

    Such a timely blog post since this is Masters Week! Such a great time of year, always signals the beginning of spring and warm weather. I love Taylormade products and I think you’ve done a great job explaining which one would work best for you based on how you like to play the game.

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Mike

      Thanks for your comments.

      The first major of the year gets not just golf fans, but sports fans interested in golf. It’s such a big event, and always great to see who holds their nerve on Sunday.

      You will notice quite a few players have the new Taylormade M1 Driver in their bag this week.

      Cheers

      Chris

  2. Chris

    Hey there, great timing with this post as Masters was just on.Also the perfect time of year, as we now face some warm weather finally. I am a big fan of Taylor Made as a brand, they do great clubs. Your review is excellent and as a reader I like how you have adpated your style of play and which club is best. Chris

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi

      Thanks for your comments.

      The Taylormade M1 Driver is a great golf club. If you watched the US Masters on the weekend, you would have noticed the amount of players that have it in their bag. Augusta requires golfers to be able to shape the ball lots and this driver is fantastic for that. Great to see Sergio Garcia win his first major also

      Hopefully you get out for a game soon with the weather warming up.

      Cheers

      Chris

  3. Luke

    Really great post, so much detail and when it comes down to it I really feel like I know more about this club before going to buy.

    I’ve always known Taylormade to be a good product but I am amazed at what they have done with this club. Have you had a chance to use this club yet?

    Thanks for taking the time to put this together, very helpful!!

    Luke

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Luke

      Thanks for your comments.

      Yes, I have had a chance to use this club and the performance is fantastic. I really like the sound at impact from this driver when it is struck well. I don’t normally mess around too much with the weights, but I found when I had the rear weight track urther forward, I managed to generate a more penetrating ball flight.

      Cheers

      Chris

  4. Miles

    Chris, you have done a great job in this review. With spring upon us and the season really taking off, I’m sure that you will get much traffic. I really like Taylormade products and your review has confirmed by belief.

    Your use of video clips in the review are well placed and show the depth of your preparation and research to provide helpful information and to back it up with video evidence!

    Keep up the great work and Happy Golfing!

    Miles

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Miles

      I appreciate your comments.

      Yes, as you know Taylormade is a great product when it comes to golf drivers. The new Taylormade M1 Golf Driver has some subtle differences compared to the previous model, which make it a fantastic option for golfers that like a driver with adjustability.

      I hope you get out for a game soon.

      Cheers

      Chris

  5. George

    Hey Chris,

    Great post with a solid amount of detailed information for anybody curious about purchasing the Taylormade M1 Driver club or about any of it’s features well done! 🙂 I’ve been a fan for Taylormade products for quite some time and after reading your review I’m quite tempting me to go out and get one myself

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi George

      I appreciate your comments.

      Yes the Taylormade M1 Driver is a fantastic adjustable driver that will help most golfers achieve optimum distance.

      Thanks for stopping by, and let me know if you have any questions.

      Cheers

      Chris

  6. Shawn F.

    Hello,

    Awesome review of the Taylormade M1 Driver. I love golf and I am always looking for the biggest and best driver!

    I have been interested in the Taylormade M1 Driver and I like everything you said in your review. I have passed this along to a lot of my golfer friends to read as well.

    Keep up the good work and I will be a returning reader!

    Thanks,
    Shawn

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Shawn

      I appreciate your comments.

      The Taylormade M1 Driver is definitely one of the better option adjustable drivers on the market at the minute. Try one out if you get the chance and you can see for yourself.

      Cheers

      Chris

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