New TaylorMade M1 put to the test – eGolf Megastore

TaylorMade pushed the boundaries of golf club engineering when they released the TaylorMade M1 which became one of the most popular drivers in golf. You’ll see the likes of World No.1 Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and the longest player, Dustin Johnson, using the club – so if it’s good enough for the best, it could be phenomenal for you too. Worldwide Golf headed down to eGolf Megastore to speak to their tech guru, Jason Ashley, about the product which he tested out on one of their indoor simulators.

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Same name, what is new?

Jason Ashley:

The major change is the amount of carbon fibre used in the head. There is actually 43% more carbon fibre in the head, which saves weight and allows the TM engineers to redistribute that weight to create a lower CG and allow for more adjustability.

In addition, the T-Track has increased slightly in length and has a heavier weight allowing for 64% more front-to-back CG movement.This helps golfers achieve their desired ball flight. The adjustability is impressive as the more forward you have the weight, the lower the spin and flight. Whereas the further back you have the weight, the higher the flight so it will suit all types of players. The new T-Track gives more options to work with and has more potential influence on the ball flight.

The head appears slightly bigger at address than the previous model, which inspires a bit more confidence standing over the ball. The face seems to sit slightly open at address which is something I like. With more carbon fibre being used, the noise is different to the older model. It seemed louder but I was indoors so I might not have got the full effect of the acoustics. Overall the ball speeds were good, with low spin which produced some good distance.

With the amount of adjustability and shaft options, its vital to get custom fit for this driver. So why don’t you bring your own driver to eGolf Megastore, Al Quoz (Unit 1, Mansoor Building, Street 26, Dubai) & Al Wasl (Shop 15&16, Al Wasl F.C, Oud Metha Road, Dubai) and we can test it up against the new M1. You’ll definitely be impressed with the results.

Same letter, better everything

The all-new M1 driver takes multi-material construction to the next level to deliver distance, forgiveness and complete personalization. Featuring a new 6-layer carbon crown and additional carbon toe panel, the 2017 M1 driver has 43% more carbon than last year’s model. The additional focus on multi-material construction saves weight to enable lower CG for better launch conditions and allows for an expanded T-Track for improved adjustability.

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Complete Personalisation:

New T-Track System

A redesigned T-Track system with more moveable weight and a longer back track allows for 64% more front-to-back CG movement than the original M1. Adjust the front track (15g) modify left-to-right trajectory and move the back track (12g) forward for lower ball flight and more distance, or adjust it farther back for higher ball flight and more forgiveness.

New Ultra-Lightweight Loft Sleeve

4° aluminum Loft Sleeve features 12 easily adjustable settings to dial in your loft and face angle without going to a golf shop.

Shafts

Three Premium Stock Shafts and 30+ No-Upcharge Shaft Offerings

Fujikura Pro XLR8 56 (high launch)

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60 (mid launch)

Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65 (low launch)

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