Introducing TaylorMade’s 2017 M Family: Fairway Woods and Hybrids

2017 TaylorMade M Family

Building off the success of the 2016 M1 and M2 clubs, the new 2017 models are sure to carry on the impactful results left behind by its predecessors. The 2017 M Family of fairways and hybrids push the levels of distance, forgiveness, and trusted performance to a new level. Here’s what you need to know about them.

2017 M1 Fairway Wood

TaylorMade 2017 M1 Fairway Wood Sole

In comparison to the 2016 M1 fairway wood, the latest version has a revised weight track system, moving it further back in the head.  Moving the track system back allows for the new speed pocket behind the club face. The speed pocket adds forgiveness and distance. Additionally, TaylorMade places only one 25-gram weight on the sole compared to the two 15-gram weights in the prior generation.

TaylorMad 2017 M1 Fairway Wood Crown & Toe

TaylorMade also redesigns and reshapes the crown of the 2017 M1 fairway wood. The new crown is made of six layers of Carbon composite material just like the driver. Using this material lowers the club’s center of gravity, making it their longest adjustable fairway wood to date. The new, lightweight aluminum hosel loft sleeve adapter adds to the weight savings, providing up to four degrees of adjustability.

Stock Options

  • Lofts: 15, 17, 19
  • Dexterity: RH available in all lofts, LH available in 15-degree and 19-degree
  • Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver TiNi
    • 60FW – Senior Flex
    • 70FW- Regular, Stiff, Extra Stiff Flexes

 

2017 M2 Fairway Wood

TaylorMade 2017 M2 Fairway Wood Sole & Crown

The 2017 M2 fairway wood incorporates Inverted Cone Technology into a fairway wood for the first time ever. Taylormade has had much success with this technology for years in their irons. The technology allows for a hot face, pushing the limits of distance and forgiveness, regardless of the impact location.

The 2017 M2 fairway wood matches what is packed behind the club face with a powerful and versatile sole. This new sole design features two tiers which will aid in playability from all lies and turf conditions.  Additionally, the sole’s speed pocket is lengthened and is more flexible for faster ball speeds and more consistent distance at all impact locations.

TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour Fairway Wood Crown and Sole

An M2 Tour fairway wood is also available. It boasts a compact head size and forward center of gravity weight port for advanced workability. Head size will vary between 156 and 158 CC in the 3 and 3HL respectively in M2 Tour, about 20 CC smaller than the 3 and 3HL  2017 M2 fairway woods.

Stock Options

  • 2017 M2
    • Lofts: 15, 16.5, 18, 21, 24
    • Dexterity: LH available in all lofts except 21 and 24
    • Shaft: TaylorMade REAX
      • REAX45 – Ladies Flex
      • REAX55 – Senior and Regular Flex
      • REAX65 – Stiff and Extra Stiff Flex
  • 2017 M2 Tour
    • Lofts: 15, 16.5
    • Dexterity: Only RH
    • Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70
      • Regular, Stiff, Extra Stiff Flexes

2017 M1 Hybrid

TaylorMade 2017 M1 Hybrid Sole

For the first time ever, the 2017 M1 hybrid adds an adjustable track system to the sole. Doing so provides you with ultimate personalization and control over your trajectory. A 27-gram weight track allows for ball flight adjustments, especially a draw bias ability. Last year’s non-adjustable model had a neutral/fade bias.

The head shape of the 2017 M1 hybrid also gets a makeover. Attributes of the new head include a smaller footprint, deeper face, and upgraded leading edge. These traits deliver versatile, shot-shaping performance from any situation on the course.

Stock Options

  • Lofts: 17, 19, 21, 24
  • Dexterity: RH available in all lofts, LH available in 19-degrees and 21-degrees
  • Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver
    • 70HY – Senior Flex
    • 80HY – Regular, Stiff, Extra Stiff Flexes

2017 M2 Hybrid

TaylorMade 2017 M2 Hybrid Sole & Toe

Last but certainly not least, we reach the 2017 M2 hybrid. A big, initial change is the reintroduction of the white crown in a two-tone design. The contrast of a black face with a two-tone crown makes it easier to align the club face to your intended target.

Much like the 2017 fairway models, the 2017 M2 hybrid has a two-tiered sole design. The design promotes an increased playability for a variety of lies and turf conditions. The iconic speed pocket is lengthened and made more flexible, increasing ball speed and adding forgiveness to strikes lower on the club face.

Stock Options

  • Lofts: 19, 22, 25, 28
  • Dexterity: RH available in all lofts, LH available in 19-degrees and 22-degrees
  • Shaft: TaylorMade REAX
    • REAX45 – Ladies Flex
    • REAX55 – Senior Flex
    • REAX65 – Regular Flex
    • REAX75 – Stiff Flex

 

There you have it, everyone, the notable features in the 2017 M Family of fairway woods and hybrids.  Try them out and see what they can do for your game!

PGA Professional

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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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