In this TaylorMade M2 Driver review, I will give you both the good and the bad about this M2 Driver so you can make an informed decision as to if its the right option for you.
The TaylorMade M2 Driver that we are reviewing is the 2017 model. It has significant improvements from the 2016 model and there are also some improvements from the M1 Driver.
- Geocoustic Technology that was introduced on the TaylorMade M2 Driver which changed the way the sole looks and it also changed the sound and the feel. This Driver has what TaylorMade calls explosive sound. (they aren’t kidding!)
- The Center of Gravity is fixed and positioned low and back for maximum performance and forgiveness.
- The M2 Driver comes with some adjustability although not nearly as much as previous models.
- The Speed Pocket technology is of course included with this club and it was made deeper to further increase forgiveness in this Taylor made M2 driver.
Features and Benefits
Although the M2 Taylormade Driver is a great piece of golf equipment, we will break it down a little further to make sure it’s the right choice for you.
It’s not to say that a scratch golfer couldn’t use the M2, it’s just that it was designed for golfers who seek forgiveness more than playability.
If you are looking to work the ball and create intentional fades and draws off of every tee box, this may not be the driver for you. This 2017 Taylormade M2 is perfect for the mid to high handicap golfer.
Unlike previous TaylorMade options, the M2 only comes with an adjustable loft sleeve.
I say only because in the past TaylorMade has made other clubs that allow you to move the center of gravity as well.
Having the ability to change the loft on this M2 and set it to the launch that you need is a great feature. If you are a newer player looking for a great option as you improve, the adjustability in loft will help your performance.
As we mentioned earlier in this Driver review, the M2 driver is a few years old. Although it is still being offered directly through TaylorMade the custom shafts options can be a bit limited.
The good news is that the stock shaft option is a good one. This golf club comes standard with the Fujikura Pro XL 58 in the Stiff, Regular or Senior Flex.
The speed and performance with this option have been tested considerably by TaylorMade and it is one of the best shafts on the market.
Look, Sound and Feel
When you look down at this M2 Driver from address you can see the carbon composite crown and the new color combination that TaylorMade golf chose to go with.
I like the new color scheme and think that the club is very aesthetically pleasing when in the address position.
As far as the sound and feel are concerned I was slightly less pleased. This Driver is just really loud.
Drivers on the market today make much more noise than years past but I wish there was a way to set this back just a few notches to make it easier to listen to.
This TaylorMade Driver M2 is not known to be the longest club on the market.
The weight and speed pocket have been improved from previous drivers to try and help increase ball speed.
It’s worked. This Driver is long and potentially one of the longest you can find in this price range. Can it produce the same ball speed that the M6 can, probably not.
The TaylorMade M2 is known to be very forgiving even on mishits. The geoacoustic sole, the carbon crown, the speed pocket have all combined to make the dispersion rate on this driver very low.
With the center of gravity set in one constant position, you can expect great launch and spin rates coming off of this driver as well.
The price is currently very good for this Driver.
The TaylorMade M6 Driver is longer than the M2. It’s about equally forgiving and at the time of this review, it’s also about double the price.
If you are playing an old TaylorMade Burner Driver that is several years old, the M2 is going to improve the feel and weight considerably.
If budget is not an issue then certainly the M6 offers the latest and greatest technology. The sound is also a little better with the M6 model.
Read our TaylorMade M6 Driver review.
Cleveland Launcher Turbo
The Cleveland Launcher Turbo is a much newer release than the M2 and is a similar option as far as distance and forgiveness are concerned.
The Launch Turbo offers a similar price point as well.
Launcher gets a name as more of a beginners golf club than the M2 but it’s a very comparable option to consider.
TaylorMade markets a bit more heavy to the younger crowd while Cleveland tends to focus on the older.
Cobra F9 Speedback
If the lack of adjustability in the TaylorMade M2 is a concern to you then it is certainly worth considering the F9 Speedback.
This club was built to get golfers of all levels more ball speed and more yards.
You can adjust just about everything you would want to adjust on this Cobra and the price point was lowering at the time of this review to be more in line with the TaylorMade M2.
Read our Cobra F9 Driver review.
The TaylorMade M2 Driver is a solid, forgiving, long and dependable golf club.
It doesn’t feature the latest technology but it has more than enough to get the job done for the mid to high handicap golfer.
If you are playing with something with limited forgiveness and distance this is worth the upgrade.
If you are a low handicap player looking for top of the line ball speed and feel, you may want to wait until the M5 or M6 come down in price a bit.