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M2 fairway woods were a revelation for golfers in 2016, as professionals and recreational players alike marveled at the distance they produced. In fact, many players ended up playing their M2 fairway woods with weaker lofts because they were easier to hit and went just as far as the stronger lofts they had played previously. With its new line of M2 fairways, TaylorMade is setting the bar even higher, as new technology is making the M2 even more explosive and significantly more forgiving. The M2’s lightweight carbon crown and lighter fluted hosel are enabling an even lower CG placement that generates faster ball speeds, higher launch conditions, and enhanced stability at impact. Additionally, the Speed Pocket on the new M2 fairway woods is longer and more flexible, a combination that provides ball speed protection on shots struck low on the clubface. TaylorMade is also utilizing Inverted Cone Technology for the first time in a fairway wood, which allows for a faster clubface and enlarged sweet spot. And finally, as part of TaylorMade’s Geocoustic Technology, a new two-tiered sole has been implemented to improve turf interaction, while external sound ribs have improved sound and feel at impact. More specifically as it relates to the M2 Tour fairway woods, they will have a much smaller profile than the standard M2 fairways and have been designed for better players who like to work the ball. M2 Tour fairway woods will be offered in lofts of 15 and 16.5 degrees and those clubheads are 156 and 158cc, respectively. By comparison, the standard M2 options at 15 and 16.5 degrees are 175cc and 177cc, respectively. Also of note, the M2 Tour fairways have a flatter lie angle than the standard M2 models (56 degrees compared to 60), which will create more a neutral or fade bias for most golfers in terms of ball flight. The stock shaft for the M2 Tour fairway woods, which come in right-handed models only, is the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Tini 70, and the stock grip is the Lamkin UTX Cord.
|Stock Shaft||Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Tini 70|
|Stock Grip||Lamkin UTX Cord|
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Lower-handicap or higher swing speed players who are looking for more workability in a fairway wood. A more forward weight port and smaller clubhead promote an enhanced ability to work the ball. The smaller head size and its design, however, will make the M2 Tour slightly less forgiving and also have a tendency to drop spin rates, so for many recreational players the standard M2 fairways will likely prove to be a better fit in terms of launch and performance.
TaylorMade’s Brian Bazzel talks about 2017 M family fairway woods.
Redesigned to be longer and more flexible, the Speed Pocket creates more ball speed and provides ball speed protection on shots struck low on the clubface.
Improves turf interaction from all lie conditions for more consistent results.
Optimal sound and feel are created by combining unique geometric shaping and improved acoustic management in the overall design.
By saving weight in the design of the Fluted Hosel the CG was able to be positioned even lower and deeper.
“The M2 fairway wood has a larger footprint but we wanted it to be more forgiving. And we also wanted it to be more playable, which is why we changed the sole design. It also has incredible sound and feel.”
Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods