TaylorMade Golf 2017 M2 driver, fairway woods: Preview, photos, specs, release date
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TaylorMade Golf 2017 M2 driver, fairway woods: Preview, photos, specs, release date


The 2016 TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway woods turned out to be a huge hit in the marketplace, both with amateur golfers and, especially, with the world's best professionals. Both clubs were low-spin distance machines that the pros loved.

So, how do you top that?

TaylorMade 2017 M2 driver

Like its cousin, the M1, the multi-material construction returns in M2, and it has been improved. The six-layer carbon-fiber crown connects to the 9-1-1 titanium body to offer weight savings designed to drive center of gravity low and back.

The new Geocoustic technology is geared to deliver high launch and low spin, furthering the concept that proved a winner in the original M2. The sole shaping has a recessed toe panel that offers more forgiveness, effectively growing the "sweet spot" on the face. Sound ribs on the bottom of the club dial in sound and feel characteristics, while a deeper Speed Pocket is three times more active in flexing to deliver distance and forgiveness all over the face.

A new, lightweight aluminum loft sleeve offers 4 degrees of adjustment with 12 total settings.

The 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver will be available Jan. 27, 2017 for $400 each, with a 460cc head in 9.5-, 10.5- and 12-degree choices. A 460cc women's head will offer 10.5- and 12-degree options,

TaylorMade 2017 M2 D-Type driver

The D-Type driver is for the player who needs some help getting the ball to go straighter or curve it right-to-left. So, the D stands for draw. The D-Type has a draw bias with a somewhat square-looking address to inspire confidence.

There's more weight in the heel to encourage closing the slightly closed, slightly more offset face. The driver sits more upright, too, to promote the draw.

The D-Type has the same price and loft options as the 2017 M2.


TaylorMade 2017 M2 fairway woods

The 2016 M2 fairway woods were amazing. They went long and did everything a player needed. The engineers at TaylorMade have made changes to the club for 2017 with the intent of making it even better.

The 450 stainless steel body and face come with Inverted Cone Technology for the first time in a fairway wood. Geocoustic technology brings with it a two-tiered sole for playability from all lies, while a longer and more flexible Speed Pocket delivers more protection throughout the face, particularly on low-face hits. The fluted hosel design comes back to offer weight savings and help with acoustics.

The 2017 TaylorMade M2 fairway woods go for $300 each in 15-, 16.5-, 18-, 21- and 24-degree options for men. Women's choices come in 16.5-, 21- and 24-degree heads.


TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour fairway woods

The M2 Tour fairway woods offer similar technology in a more compact shape preferred by better players. This model has a forward weight port with a center of gravity location slightly more forward for workability and versatility.

The 2017 TaylorMade M2 fairway woods go for $300 each in 15- and 16.5-degree options.

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