Earlier this year, TaylorMade rolled out its M5 & M6 irons with technology called ‘Speed Bridge.’ Similar to the brand’s 2019 drivers of the same M family name, the new irons were designed to make every golfer FASTER.
But, what is the difference between the M5 and M6 irons?
On TaylorMade Golf’s official blog, Steve Breazele wrote, “When looking at M5 and M6 irons, it’s obvious they belong in the same ‘family.’ Both look strikingly attractive and both feature Speed Bridge. But, a closer look and a side-by-side comparison will begin to tell the story of how the two models differ.
“Right away, you’ll notice the difference in club head size between the M5 and M6. The M5 is a more compact shape, geared to help you maximize workability while giving it more of a ‘players’ look. The M5’s blade length is 80mm, compared to the 90mm blade length of M6.”
While the blade length’s vary, the sole of the two models also differ, according to Breazele.
“The sole of the M6 iron is also wider, which lowers the CG on the club to help you launch it not only easier, but further, too. That’s a win-win.
“With more mass on the bottom of the sole, the club will produce a higher-launching ball flight. The M5 has a narrower sole and rounded leading edge, making it easier to hit out of the rough.
“With a smaller profile and footprint, TaylorMade engineers added weight to the M5 by inserting tungsten into certain clubs in the set. Specifically, the M5 irons feature tungsten weighting in the 4-iron through the 7-iron, the clubs where it’s needed most.”
M5 irons: Distance with max playability. Smaller clubface. Slimmer sole.
M6 irons: Distance with max forgiveness. Thicker clubface. Fat sole.
Slideshow: TaylorMade M5 & M6 Irons
(Via TaylorMade Golf Instgram. Swipe right. Four photos.)
Video: TaylorMade M5 & M6 Irons Review
(Via 2nd Swing Youtube.)