3 Standout Features In The TaylorMade 2017 M1 Driver

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There’s no question that the 2016 version of the M1 driver was an instant hit. With its breadth of new technologies, players from all skill sets saw better, more consistent results. Still, if you’re not trying to continue to push the envelope on key aspects of golfers’ games, like distance, forgiveness, feel, etc., then you’re lagging behind. With that, TaylorMade is introducing a 2017 M1 driver.

The 2017 M1 driver provides a higher level of everything compared to its predecessor. Various aspects of the driver were reworked to deliver more distance, forgiveness, and customization to all players and skill sets alike. Here are some of the key improvements.

New TaylorMade M1 Driver

2017 M1 Driver T-Track System

The first change is to the adjustable track system on the sole of the TaylorMade 2017 M1 driver, which has been extended with a longer rear track. The new T-Track has 27 grams of moveable weight, more than the 2016 M1 driver. According to TaylorMade, the weight change allows for 64% more movement of the center of gravity location from front-to-back compared to the 2016 M1. The increase in movable weight increases the club’s forgiveness and provides options for achieving a more consistent ball flight.

New TaylorMade M1 driver technology

More Carbon Fiber

Pushing the envelope of multi-material construction club heads, TaylorMade uses more carbon fiber in conjunction with the titanium frame. The new incarnation will have 43% more carbon fiber than the 2016 M1. The 2017 M1 driver includes a 6-layer carbon crown and strategically placed carbon toe panels on the sole, freeing up more weight and helping lower the CG location.

New Loft Sleeve

Finally, the new, lightweight adjustable lot-sleeve continues the saving of weight in the club. The loft sleeve still supports 12 adjustable settings to tune your loft and face angle needs.

Stock Shaft Options

New TaylorMade M1 driver shaft options

2017 M1 Driver Stock Shafts

  • Fujikura XLR8 56 – Higher Spin, High launch
  • Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60 – Mid Spin, Mid Launch
  • Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65 – Low Spin, Low Launch

2017 M1 Driver Heads and Lofts

  • 460 cc
    • Right Hand – 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 12
    • Left Hand – 9.5, 10.5
  • 440 cc
    • Right Hand – 8.5, 9.5, 10.5

Given the big shoes it has to fill, the TaylorMade 2017 M1 driver looks to be up to the task.

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Chris Wadwick, PGA

Chris Wadwick has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2011. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration. He brings a deep understanding of the inner workings of the golf business, especially club fittings, product knowledge, and visual merchandising, working for Dick’s Sporting Goods for over 7 years and Occoneechee Golf Club for more than three years, prior to that. When he is not in the office, you can always find him at a nearby golf course, attending games at his alma mater, or spending time with his wife and four dogs.

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