TaylorMade M2 Driver Review 2022 [Honest Opinion]

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.

Player Handicap

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.

Adjustability

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.

Shaft Options

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.

Distance

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.

Forgiveness

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.

Price

The price is currently very good for this Driver.




Alternatives

TaylorMade M6



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.

Differences from TaylorMade M2 Driver

  • High ball speeds 
  • Newer technology 
  • Higher pricing

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.

Differences From TaylorMade M2 Driver

  • Slightly more forgiving
  • Lower ball speeds than the M2 
  • Geared more towards the higher handicapper than the average golfer



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.

Differences From TaylorMade M2 Driver

  • Has more adjustability 
  • Higher ball speeds 
  • Similar pricing

Read our Cobra F9 Driver review.




Frequently Asked Questions 

The TaylorMade M2 is a golf driver that has been around for several years. It is a club that many golfers continue to gravitate towards because it is a perfect combination of distance and forgiveness. Here are a few of the questions that are more commonly asked about the TaylorMade M2 golf driver.

What Year Did Taylormade M2 Come Out?

The TaylorMade M2 driver came out in 2016; it was then released again in 2017 with some changes to the ball speed and the overall look and design of the club head. The M2 driver is one that TaylorMade continues to produce even though newer models have come out.

What is a geocoustic driver?

The geocoustic driver is one that helps the sound of the feel of the driver to be considerably better. With a geocoustic driver, you will notice that when you hit the ball, the sound is manageable and actually enjoyable. 

In addition, there is very little vibration in the club head at impact, making the overall experience quite impressive. This is one of the things that led so many people to the TaylorMade M2 initially.

How did the TaylorMade M2 driver change in 2017?

The TaylorMade M2 driver was reengineered in 2017 to offer more ball speed and a more confidence inducing shape. The shape of the club head was modified to ensure that players had a great look from the address position and then plenty of distance from the tee box as well.

Is this driver suitable for me?

The great thing about the TaylorMade M2 golf driver is that it is a good fit for a large majority of golfers. Players that care about getting better at golf and want a club that is going to help them succeed will enjoy what the TaylorMade M2 has to offer. From mid to high handicap, the M2 is a great option for both distance and forgiveness.

TaylorMade M2 vs. M4 Driver 

The M4 was released after the M2, and many people assumed it would be a better version of the M2. The thing is, the M4 is not necessarily better than the M2; it is just a bit different. Let’s take a look at how the M2 and the M4 driver compare to each other. 

TaylorMade M2TaylorMade M4
Release Date20162018
PricingMid to LowMid
Shaft OptionsFujikura XLR8 Pro StockAtmos Red by Fujikura
TechnologyGeocoustic tuningCarbon crown Increased face flexibility Hammerhead slot High launch More forgiveness in the high toe and low heel 
Loft Options9.5, 10.5, 129.5, 10.5, 12
AdjustabilityYes, Loft Yes, Loft Sleeve
BenefitsHigh ball speed with built in forgiveness More accuracy and plenty of carry 

TaylorMade M2 vs. M6 Driver 

Even though the TaylorMade M6 driver was released several years after the M2, many golfers still try to decide which one is better. The M6 driver, being newer, is often going to be quite a bit longer and more forgiving simply because of the advances in technology. 

TaylorMade M2TaylorMade M6
Release Date20162019
PricingMid to LowHigh
Shaft OptionsFujikura XLR8 Pro StockFujikura Atmos
TechnologyGeocoustic tuningCarbon crown Increased face flexibility Speed injected twist face  Inertia generator soleLarger sweet spot 
Loft Options9.5, 10.5, 129, 10.5, 12
AdjustabilityYes, Loft Yes, Loft Sleeve
BenefitsHigh ball speed with built in forgiveness More accuracy and plenty of carry 

Conclusion

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.

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