After weeks of speculation and leaked photos, TaylorMade has unveiled its 2017 M1 driver and fairway woods line. Building off the original M1, the company is offering an improved model that offers more customization and uses more carbon-fiber material to further the multi-material construction concept.
TaylorMade 2017 M1 driver
When M1 came out and M2 after it, TaylorMade positioned M1 as the club that offers full-scale customization and personalization because of its high level of adjustability. That positioning somewhat inspired that new M1 for 2017, which boasts a new multi-material construction, using more six-layer carbon fiber material. Not only does the crown use the carbon material to bond to a 9-1-1 titanium body, but the sole now sports more carbon fiber, too, particularly in the toe. That usage led to twice the weight savings compared to the first-generation M1.
The T-track system returns in M1, with the side-to-side track offering shot-shape bias customization and the front-to-back track offering customization on launch characteristics. The track is longer in both cases with more movable weight, offering 64 percent more movement of center of gravity in the 460cc standard head. (That's millimeters of movement we're talking about, but it matters.)
The TaylorMade team has also produced a new lightweight, aluminum loft sleeve with 12 settings that include 4 degrees of loft alteration.
The 2017 TaylorMade M1 will be available Jan. 27, 2017 for $500 each, in a 460cc and 440cc head, with both offering 8.5-, 9.5- and 10.5-degree heads. The 460cc head will have a 12-degree option as well.
TaylorMade 2017 M1 fairway woods
The 2017 M1 fairways boast longer distance than the original M1, offering more personalization to get the shot shape you need for the situation on the course.
The multi-material construction remains, with the carbon crown, a 450 stainless steel body and a C300 super-alloy face. There's also a 25-gram tungsten weight in the redesigned sliding weight track for controlling spin and launch characteristics.
A new, deeper Speed Pocket offers more forgiveness and distance no matter where the ball is struck on the face.
The new loft sleeve is also a part of this package.
The 2017 TaylorMade M1 fairway woods are available Jan. 27, 2017, in 15-, 17- and 19-degree options for $300 each.