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Has anyone tried out the new m1 driver?  I am still hitting the sldr.  I love my sldr because of the high launch and low spin I get.  Is this the same with the m1?  Is the m1 longer?  Just curious.  I know if it ain't broke...I am one of those golf nuts always looking for more distance and accuracy.  Looking forward to hearing from everybody.

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I hit it the other day, I didn't find anything special about, although I did have some really nice drives with it, I didn't play with the settings at all, but I suppose I could have gotten more out of it if I did. I'm not a big TM fan, I haven't found a driver I liked of theirs done R11s.

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I've tried it a couple of times as the stores - it has t done anything for me, but I have a mental block with TaylorMade drivers the defies logic and reason.

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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I just did a shaft fitting because I won the King Cobra here, what they told me is I already had a driver good for me the king might be a little longer but is 2 or 3 yards worth $450? I would say the M1 is a similar situation it is new and pretty but doesn't drastically improve your game over the SLDR. So how much is 5 yards worth to you

Chippewa Falls Wisconsin

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What's in the bag:

 

Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

:edel-golf-1: E2 35", :wilson_staff_small: 8802 35.5", :ping-small: Scottsdale, Wolverine C 35" :ping-small: Anser Milled, Anser 2 34"

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I hit M1 at GolfTec on their simulator, which is pretty accurate for my other clubs. I've played the Callaway XR since the day it came out last February. It was longer on the GolfSmith simulator than the G30LS. I was pretty happy with the XR distance, but kept missing left and right.

 

I tried the M1 with three different shafts: KuroKage in stiff, Fuji Pro 60 in stiff and regular. I was blown away! My first swing felt extremely stable compared to the XR, and went about 260, which is 20 yds further than a good XR drive. The Kuro was long, too, but a little low for my taste. The regular went about 235-240, but the Pro60 in stiff was just longer. My current miss is a pull hook, but the M1 was set up for a low draw, and I didn't have a wrench. But by working on good swing, I repeatedly put it out to 255-260. I just picked mine up this afternoon. Tomorrow I'll try it out for real. Can't wait!

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BTW, I had a Sldr last year. It was long if I caught dead center, but not forgiving at all. It had a stock shaft. I traded it in after 2 rounds for a RB Stage 2, very stable also with stock RocketFuel shaft. I used the RBS2 for almost a year before upgrade to the XR.

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Took the new M1 to the range for a pre-round tuning. Ball came out low and hot, like in simulator. Right out past the 200 sign. I put the elevation weight all the way back for max height, kept loft at 9.5*. Ball ballooned, so I moved it halfway between max and neutral. Gave me a medium-low flight. One thing about the M1: it goes straight where you shoot, no curve. I'm used to playing a fade or draw with my XR, but the M1 is just straight. Hits on the toe and the heel missed less than 10 yds offline. Now, you can put some big misshits on the M1, and I did. Hit a slice on the range, and one on the course, which went 100 yds right. But my standard miss was a big pull left. The M1 is 45.5 inches long; XR is 46. But the bigger difference is the perceived swing weight. The M1 feels much heavier and shorter. I couldn't help an OTT move which sent the ball straight left. When I was able to swing well, the M1 feels solid and you know you caught it because there's a little trampoline effect. A misshit feels like the face is cracked, but the ball still got out around 215-220. Good hits were 10 yds longer than the XR. My best was 241. I played 27 holes and shot about my average. Hit 7 / 18 fwys where I used driver. Not great, but I'm still learning to hit this club. On one of my last holes, my aiming point is a red stump. I aimed the M1 at it, the ball never left that line and ended up 233 yds out, 6 feet left of the stump. I'm going to game this driver for at least a year, and I can tell it's going to be "Old Reliable ".

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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I tried one when they first came out.....did not impress me so I stayed with my Bio Cell.

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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I haven't because of the reports I've seen of them separating at the seam where the 2 materials join.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I tried one when they first came out.....did not impress me so I stayed with my Bio Cell.

I have a BioCell+ 3-4W, and hit the hell out of it, goes long and is workable. Just love the muted tick sound of the ball on the BioCell clubface. The M1 also has a nice muted sound.

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I haven't because of the reports I've seen of them separating at the seam where the 2 materials join.

When I registered my club at the TM website, I saw they warrant their clubs for two years. Glad I bought it directly from TM thru my pro shop, rather than an eBay discount retailer.

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I tuned the M1 some more today at GolfTec. Cranked the height weight to maximum, and added 2* loft to make it 11.5*. Carry was 235, total distance was 245. We get no roll on my home course, so I need max carry. The M1 certainly is straight, which is going to help me more than added distance. Playing Sunday.

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When I registered my club at the TM website, I saw they warrant their clubs for two years. Glad I bought it directly from TM thru my pro shop, rather than an eBay discount retailer.

TMag is excellent about warrantying clubs. But there's guys that have had multiple separate on them. Same thing that was seen in Callaway's first multi-material heads. It gets irritating constantly warrantying clubs and being without the club you paid all that money for over and over

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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TMag is excellent about warrantying clubs. But there's guys that have had multiple separate on them. Same thing that was seen in Callaway's first multi-material heads. It gets irritating constantly warrantying clubs and being without the club you paid all that money for over and over

They are good as is Callaway. I have managed to crack every Callaway multi material driver I have had in the bag going back to the FT3 and never had one warranty issue. It is a pain in the rear to have to go through the process when you play three or four rounds a week.

In the Bag for 2022

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* Graphite Design AD TP 6x

:callaway-small: Epic Speed 15* Graphite Design AD HD 7x

:callaway-small: Apex UW 17* HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 

PXG 0311X 4 iron Graphite Design AD DI 95x

PXG 0311T 5 - 6 KBS $ Taper 130x

PXG 0311ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130x

PXG Sugar Daddy 50*, 54* & 58* TTDG TI S400

L.A.B. Golf Directed Force 21 34"

 

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I recently switched to an M1 and added 10 yards on good shots, and 20-25 yards on bad ones. Went from hitting it 280-285 on a good shot to 290-300, and from 260-65 on a "miss hit" to 280. That was the key for me. I was playing the 915D3 and right now someone would have to pry the M1 from my cold dead hands. I know the D3 is supposed to be Titleist's low spin product, but I've definitely found lower spin with the M1. 

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I shot 72 hitting it 210-220 on Sunday Silver and Black. Which would you prefer?

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I shot 72 hitting it 210-220 on Sunday Silver and Black. Which would you prefer?

Can I have both? Lol

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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