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.
Carbon Composite Two Tone Crown
The Taylormade M1 Driver features Multi–Material 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.
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.
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.
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.
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