Taylormade Launches New M1 Metalwoods

TaylorMade Golf have pushed the boundaries of golf club engineering with the next generation of M metalwoods, highlighted by the new M1 drivers, fairways and hybrids.

Last year, M1’s engineers successfully endeavored to combine the perfect blend of form and function in the club’s aesthetics and club alignment, focusing on the utilization of new materials like never before. In 2017, TaylorMade is elevating performance once again by focusing on materials and geometry designed to deliver improved launch conditions, increased personalization and more forgiveness for every golfer, answering the challenge to once again design the best-performing drivers in company history.

M1 Driver

By way of a new, lower density Titanium alloy called 9-1-1 and an added carbon toe panel that accounts for a total of 43% more Carbon composite than its predecessor, the new M1 460’s mass properties have been optimized to deliver optimal launch conditions, more personalization and increased forgiveness.

Iconic Look

The iconic two-tone crown of the M1 driver incorporates a proprietary 6-layer Carbon composite panel that is precision-fit to the skeletal titanium body using an FF2FF process—a breakthrough engineering technique that results in craftsmanship of the highest quality with manufacturing repeatability for consistent, aggressive looks and undeniable performance.

Next Generation Design

The M1’s revolutionary construction methods allowed engineers to step outside of the box of traditional shaping, leveraging these new techniques into the next generation of TaylorMade product design. One of the primary features is the utilization of a recessed Carbon toe panel that put TaylorMade’s engineers on a new runway of design.

New to the next-generation of M drivers is a 440cc model, which utilizes a slightly smaller head, deeper face and 30g of moveable weight, working in unison with all of the same technologies as its larger 460cc counterpart.

Premium Shafts

Both the 460 and 440cc models feature a new 4-degree ultra-lightweight aluminum loft sleeve (back sleeve compatible) and three new stock premium shafts: Fujikura XLR8 Pro 56 (hi-launch), MRC Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core TiNi 60 (mid) and Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65 (low), three of the most popular shafts on Tour and with consumers alike, along with a new premium performance Lamkin UTX grip with cord for greater durability and all-weather performance.

Custom Shafts

TaylorMade is also once again offering more than 30 additional premium custom shaft options at no upcharge, having partnered with many of the industry’s leading shaft manufacturers to deliver golfers a plethora of options to personalize their M1.

M1 Driver Photos

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Availability & Pricing

Available on January 27, 2017 at $499.99 USD, the M1 460 driver will be offered in 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° & 12° loft options, while LH models will be offered in 9.5° and 10.5° lofts. The M1 440 driver (RH only) will be offered in 8.5°, 9.5° & 10.5° loft options.

M1 Fairway

In designing the new M1 fairway, TaylorMade’s engineers strove to challenge convention that a fairway wood cannot be both adjustable and also incredibly long. Constructed with a 450 stainless steel body, strong Ni-Co C300 face and same 6-layer Carbon composite crown as the M1 driver, the completely re-designed and reshaped M1 fairway has a track system that has been shifted more rearward to make room for a new open channel Speed Pocket designed to deliver more ball speed & more forgiveness.

Pushing Limits

Similar to the evolution of titanium casting, the steel fairway castings have also been pushing the limits of manufacturing to achieve thinner and thinner crown thicknesses every year. Thus, TaylorMade turned to carbon fiber to unlock a new runway of design. Similar to the M1 driver, a carbon fiber crown is bonded onto the head of the new M1 fairway by way of the same FF2FF manufacturing process and replaces the majority of the steel that was formerly on the crown and also lowers the center of gravity.

New Design

The new design of the open-channel Speed Pocket is designed to deliver more distance through increased speed & lower spin, as well as forgiveness by way of ball speed protection on shots struck low on the face. A new advanced design with a recessed rear sole – divided by the sliding weight track delivers improved sole to ground performance. Golfers can personalize this new, longer M1 fairway more than ever with the new ultra-lightweight aluminum 4-degree loft sleeve, 25g draw-neutral-fade sliding weight and over 30 no upcharge aftermarket shafts.

M1 Fairway Photos

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Availability & Pricing

Available on January 27, 2017 at $299 USD, the M1 fairway will be offered in 15° (3), 17° (3HL) and19° (5) loft options while LH models will be offered in 15° and 19° options. Premium componentry comes standard in the M1 fairway, with an MRC Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70g fairway shaft in R, S & X flexes as well as 60g A flex. All models come equipped with a Lamkin UTx cord grip.

M1 Rescue

The new M1 Rescue features a moderate sized, Tour-proven shape and a newly designed sole that will appeal to a larger demographic of player, offering more playability from an increased variety of lies. The sole is engineered with TaylorMade’s first-ever sliding weight system in a hybrid – and the company’s most adjustable ever – providing golfers the opportunity to not only experience the neutral/fade biases of its predecessor but with the added option of draw setting – as well as anything in between for ultimate shot shape adjustability and personalization.

Premium Components

In addition to the new 27g sliding weight track and advanced sole design, the head comes equipped with a new, 3-degree ultra-lightweight aluminum loft sleeve. Premium components again are offered as stock options, with a MRC Kuro Kage Silver hybrid 80g shaft in R, S & X flexes as well as a 70g A flex along with a new Lamkin UTx grip.

M1 Rescue Photos

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Availability & Pricing

TaylorMade’s most adjustable hybrid to date, the M1 Rescue, will be offered in 17° (2), 19° (3), 21° (4) and 24° (5) options while LH models will be offered in 19° and 21° options at $249 USD.

SOURCE: Taylormade Golf Press


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