TaylorMade Men's 2017 M1 Driver


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TaylorMade Men's 2017 M1 Driver

Enhanced Forgiveness Combined With Industry-Leading Personalization

The M1 driver was unquestionably a success for TaylorMade, but if there was one knock on the driver it was that it lacked forgiveness on mis-hits. Not surprisingly, improving MOI and better ball speed protection were priorities for TaylorMade engineers when it came to redesigning the M1, and those goals have been realized in the new model. The process of making the M1 more forgiving started with the use of 43 percent more carbon in the design of the clubhead. The weight that was saved with that change made it possible to move the CG lower and deeper, a combination that increases MOI and creates higher launch conditions without raising spin rates, which is the ideal recipe for distance. Additionally, thanks for the saved weight, the new M1’s footprint was expanded as well, another move that has created a higher MOI driver. That said, the new M1 remains as one of the most customizable drivers in golf. It’s T-Track moveable weight system now features more weight to be utilized in the two tracks, and the rear track has been extended to give players even more control over their launch conditions and spin rates. Sound and feel at impact has also been improved in the new M1, as engineers revamped the acoustic management system to align better with the new materials used in constructing the clubhead. As was the case with the original M1, the clubhead is 460cc and a lightweight adjustable loft sleeve (+/- 2 degrees) will enable players to adjust loft and lie angle to further optimize their trajectory and ball flight. New M1 drivers will also feature three stock shaft options: the Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 (high launch, mid-to-high spin), the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core Tini 60 (mid launch, mid-to-low spin), and the Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65 (low launch, low spin). They will be available in lofts of 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 12 degrees with a stock length of 45.5 inches and swing weight of D4.

Details

Stock Shaft Fujikura Pro XLR8 56, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core Tini 60, Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65
Stock Grip Lamkin UTx Cord, black/green, 52 grams
Adjustability +/- 2° of loft adjustability
Stock Length 45 1/2 inches
Click the Enter Custom Specs tab above for custom shaft & grip options

Ideal For:

Players of all ability levels who place a high value on personalization in a driver. An argument could have been made that the original M1 was really best suited for better players and high swing speed players, but that’s not the case with the new M1, which is much more forgiving than its predecessor. That said, the ultimate strength of the original M1 was immense customization that allowed players to fine tune their launch conditions, spin rates, and ball flight, and the new M1 offers even more personalization. Between that and the improved forgiveness, it’s a good bet that many players who gravitated toward M2 in 2016 will move into the new M1 this year.

New T-Track System

The back track of the new M1 is longer than the original and features a heavier weight, which allows players to even further dial in launch and spin.

TaylorMade Men's 2017 M1 Driver - Top View

Carbon Composite Construction

The use of more carbon in the clubhead created discretionary weight that was used to create a lower, deeper CG placement.

TaylorMade Men's 2017 M1 Driver - Composite Construction

Internal Acoustic Management System

Controls vibration and pitch at impact for enhanced feel and sound.

TaylorMade Men's 2017 M1 Driver - Side View

Lightweight, Aluminum Loft Sleeve

Allows players to adjust loft (+/-2 degrees) and lie angle to create their ideal trajectory and ball flight.

TaylorMade Men's 2017 M1 Driver - Face View

What They're Saying ...

“The M1 is still about personalization but one of the things we did hear and want to address was that it could be more forgiving. Even the best players in the world want more ball speed protection, and the new M1 is considerably more forgiving, which is a dramatic step forward.”

Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods

“Overall, I don’t know that golfers will appreciate the level of advancement in forgiveness in these products. The materials changed, and the construction process in which we put these products together is about ninety percent different. It was all done to make a revolutionary product line even better.”

Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods

TaylorMade 2017 M1 Driver Shaft Information
Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 (Spec Info Coming Soon)
Flex Weight Torque Launch
Senior TBA TBA High
Regular TBA TBA High
Stiff TBA TBA High
Extra Stiff TBA TBA High
Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core Tini 60
Flex Weight Torque Launch
Regular 62.5g 4.5° Mid
Stiff 65.5g 4.0° Mid
Extra Stiff 67.5g 3.4° Mid
Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65
Flex Weight Torque Launch
Stiff 63g 3.3° Low
Extra Stiff 63g 3.3° Low


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