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Of all the new M family products, arguably none has undergone a transformation as significant as the M1 fairway woods. Most notably, those changes have led to a fairway wood that is more explosive from a distance standpoint while still offering players industry-leading personalization. Most significant among the changes is that the M1’s weight track has been moved away from the clubface to provide space for a new open-channel Speed Pocket, which is creating faster ball speeds from across the face and helping preserve ball speeds on mis-hits, especially shots struck low on the face. The new M1 fairways also have a new shape, including a modified sole design that makes them even more playable from the rough or difficult lies. A 25-gram sliding weight allows players to create either a draw, fade, or neutral ball flight, and an adjustable aluminum loft sleeve allows loft (+/- 2 degrees) and lie angle manipulation to further help golfers fine tune their flight conditions. New M1 fairway woods are available in lofts of 15 (150cc), 17 (151cc), and 19 (132cc) degrees and come with the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70 FW as a stock shaft (60-gram version for senior flex).
|Stock Shaft||Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70 FW|
|Stock Grip||Lamkin UTx Cord, .60 Round, black/green, 52 grams|
|Adjustability||+/- 2° of loft adjustability|
|Click the Enter Custom Specs tab above for custom shaft & grip options|
Players of all ability levels who place a high value on personalization in a fairway wood. While the original M1 fairways were all about control, which made them a favorite on Tour, the new M1 fairways are offering players that same high level of control with even more distance and forgiveness. That combination, along with a new sole shape that will work better from any type of lie, is likely to make the M1 one of the most popular fairways woods on the market this year.
TGW staff members recently had the chance to try out the new M1 and M2 fairway woods and came away impressed with how they performed and with the changes that were made from a technology standpoint.
New to the M1 fairway design, the Speed Pocket creates more ball speed and provides more ball speed protection on shots struck low on the clubface.
A 25-gram weight can be positioned along a track to help players combat a typical miss or create either a draw, fade, or neutral ball flight bias.
Created using six layers of carbon, the lightweight crown design enables a low CG placement for low spin rates and high launch and MOI.
Allows players to adjust loft (+/-2 degrees) and lie angle to create their ideal trajectory and ball flight.
“The new M1 fairway is significantly longer than last year’s fairway. It’s producing distances closer to what we saw with M2, but you still get all of the personalization. And we also improved ground interaction.”
Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods
|TaylorMade 2017 M1 Fairways Shaft Information|
|Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Tini 60FW|
|Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70FW|
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