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After a search, I didn't see a thread on this and thought it'd be good to have some where to talk about both lines of woods.

 

I have the 2016 M2 5w and 3w. Having been so impressed with those, I just picked up the 2017 M2 driver with the HZRDS Yellow shaft.

 

I'm still waiting for the Yellow to come in, but have played it with a Diamana Ka'li shaft and thus far have seen spectacular results. The driver head is on the larger side yet frames the ball extremely well. The forgiveness I've seen thus far allowed me to hit every fairway during my league match this week, many of them further along the fairway than I've been in the past.

 

To me it's lower spinning than my XR 16, but with more forgiveness accuracy and distance wise. The lower spin results in a lot more roll out that I'm accustomed to, which is one of the reasons I enjoyed the SLDR so much. Where the SLDR was bad for me was on misses, the ball would stay in but not go any where. With the XR16, mis hits would go further to the sides but saw little roll out on any shot, so many shots stayed in play and were further along the hole than the SLDR. The M2 seems to be a happy mixture of getting distance and keeping the ball in play more of the time than the other two with a lot more distance on well hit shots, which also happens more of the time.

 

The ball flight is my favorite aspect of the driver. I have it set at 10* and it's a mid high flight that runs out a lot. It's been easy for me to get a slight draw. All that with no big misses yet, so am really impressed with the performance.

 

I've tried the 3 wood and 3 hybrid and am likewise intrigued by them. The hybrid may have to happen soon.

 

Let us know any and all thoughts on this line by TM that I believe are some of the best offerings by any OEM in years.

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WIT  :titelist-small: Sta Dry Bag:

 

Driver:       :taylormade-small: '17 M2

 

Woods:     :taylormade-small: M2 3W and 5W

 

Hybrids:   :callaway-logo-1: Apex 3h and 5h  

Irons:          :mizuno-small:   MP 18 MMC

 

Wedges:   :callaway-logo-1: MD PM Grind, 56* and 60*

Putter:      :scotty-cameron-1: California Sonoma

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Yeah. I'm kinda surprised there isn't a thread on them. I haven't tried either one this year, which is a shock in of itself. Ha

 

But I have heard great things about the 2017 M2

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:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

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I really need to go to Golf Galaxy or something and do my own little driver shoot out. I want to upgrade my driver and I haven't hit the M1 or M2

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The 2017 M2 Driver is a monster for me. When the red tie shaft I got selected to test gets here it could get even better. I know the Epic gets all the hype on the interwebz but the M2 is legit. The last TM Driver I had was the r580 and I feel like I have been missing out. Anyone looking for a new driver would be doing themselves a disservice if the M2 wasn't at least given a shot.

 

 

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Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29
 

WITB:

Driver:   2017 M2 
3/5 Woods:  2014 Big Bertha 
4/5 Hybrids:  Mashie+ 
Irons:  Apex CF16 6-PW w/Recoil 110
Wedges:  RTX3 MB 48/54/58
Putter:  White Hot Pro #3 w/SS 2.0
Ball: â€‹Z-Star Yellow

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Agree with this 10x ^^^^^^^^^

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WIT  :titelist-small: Sta Dry Bag:

 

Driver:       :taylormade-small: '17 M2

 

Woods:     :taylormade-small: M2 3W and 5W

 

Hybrids:   :callaway-logo-1: Apex 3h and 5h  

Irons:          :mizuno-small:   MP 18 MMC

 

Wedges:   :callaway-logo-1: MD PM Grind, 56* and 60*

Putter:      :scotty-cameron-1: California Sonoma

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I had a 2016 M2 with a Kiyoshi White shaft and it was sort of OK. Not the best combo for me. Tried an Epic with a Hzrdus Yellow shaft and it was very nice, long but not all that straight. Got fit into a 2017 M1 with an AD GP6 shaft and it's been a game changer.

 

Read so much about the 440 head being so hard to hit and unforgiving but for me it's anything but. I struggle with the larger heads and thick offset top lines on irons. My impact marks on this driver face are 30% tighter than with the larger heads. It has a great sound, I can work it either way, misses have gone plenty far and dispersion is probably 50% better then the Epic was. Love the mid flight and get a nice roll out.

 

I was looking at the top 10 longest hitters on tour the other day and 6 of them are playing an M driver. Only one Epic on the list. I think it's a case of something else new that everyone thinks they need to try but for me the 2017 M1 is a better all around driver.

 

 

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Looks like a victory for the M2 today in West Virginia.

 

 

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Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29
 

WITB:

Driver:   2017 M2 
3/5 Woods:  2014 Big Bertha 
4/5 Hybrids:  Mashie+ 
Irons:  Apex CF16 6-PW w/Recoil 110
Wedges:  RTX3 MB 48/54/58
Putter:  White Hot Pro #3 w/SS 2.0
Ball: â€‹Z-Star Yellow

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Great thread. I'll be posting some thoughts and pictures tomorrow

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:srixon-small: ZU85 18* Tour AD 95X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
 MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-9 Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 46F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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I would probably have an M2 in my bag if my fitting went better. The week before my Epic fitting, I went to the same exact range for a TM demo day. The guys didn't have any LM to help fit me into a shaft. They kinda just handed me shafts to keep whacking until we found one that was most successful/consistent. I absolutely LOVE the look of the M woods, that black and white scheme just does it for me. Loved the sound as well, but yeah, the performance just wasn't there, and I'm almost certain it was because the fitting experience was lacking.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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I hit the M2 3h and 4h and was still very impressed with the feel at impact. And I was hitting on flip flops, yet hitting the M2 15 yards further than the Epic and Steelhead.

 

I suspect the M2 is more forgiving than the Apex and while I still like the Apex a lot, I'm wondering how an m2 3h would compare and with the 150% trade in until the end of the month....it's extremely tempting

WIT  :titelist-small: Sta Dry Bag:

 

Driver:       :taylormade-small: '17 M2

 

Woods:     :taylormade-small: M2 3W and 5W

 

Hybrids:   :callaway-logo-1: Apex 3h and 5h  

Irons:          :mizuno-small:   MP 18 MMC

 

Wedges:   :callaway-logo-1: MD PM Grind, 56* and 60*

Putter:      :scotty-cameron-1: California Sonoma

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M2 Driver

Was fit into an M1 driver last year and loved it.  Didn't think anything could beat it this year.  I was wrong.  I had the luxury of a free fitting+ driver so I took advantage of it and the 2017 M2 came out on top.  I quite the selection of shafts and the the HZRDUS Yellow was the clear match made in heaven.  With the 10.5 head and the 6.0 flex, I was getting 3-5 yards more carry than my M1.  The real icing on the cake was the performance on mishits.  With my M1, my toe miss led to severe spin drop and some ugly toe hooks.  The M2 has a higher spin profile out on the toe, which keeps my spin up at acceptable levels and virtually eliminates the toe hook for me.

 

I had 2016 M2 15* fairway wood, but that was beat out by the M2 16.5 3 wood with the HZRDUS shaft.  I had the stock shaft in my 2016 and it was a little light and unstable for me, so the new combinations gives me a similar distance and ball flight, but with less dispersion because of the additional stability of the shaft.

 

The M1 hybrid is 19* and fits in after my current 4 iron.  I need to do some more on course testing, but early results are it is LOOOONG.  I may need to loft up bit, or potentially switch to a higher lofted head altogether.  I love the look and the performance - I just need to be sure I can fit my correct yardage gap

Here are some pictures of my sticks

 

M2 Driver

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M2 Fairway

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M1 Hybrid

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:srixon-small: ZU85 18* Tour AD 95X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
 MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-9 Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 46F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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I played yesterday at my course and was in a few places off the tee further than I've ever been.

 

I did end up pushing a ball off the tee on the Eighth but it still ended up in the fairway.

 

A major upgrade from my old driver at this point.

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WIT  :titelist-small: Sta Dry Bag:

 

Driver:       :taylormade-small: '17 M2

 

Woods:     :taylormade-small: M2 3W and 5W

 

Hybrids:   :callaway-logo-1: Apex 3h and 5h  

Irons:          :mizuno-small:   MP 18 MMC

 

Wedges:   :callaway-logo-1: MD PM Grind, 56* and 60*

Putter:      :scotty-cameron-1: California Sonoma

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I played yesterday at my course and was in a few places off the tee further than I've ever been.

 

I did end up pushing a ball off the tee on the Eighth but it still ended up in the fairway.

 

A major upgrade from my old driver at this point.

 

Glad to hear that the honeymoon hasn't ended yet - will be interesting to see what happens with the HZRDUS Yellow arrives

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:srixon-small: ZU85 18* Tour AD 95X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
 MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-9 Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 46F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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Glad to hear that the honeymoon hasn't ended yet - will be interesting to see what happens with the HZRDUS Yellow arrives

Honeymoon time is always fun.

 

The shaft should arrive tomorrow...

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WIT  :titelist-small: Sta Dry Bag:

 

Driver:       :taylormade-small: '17 M2

 

Woods:     :taylormade-small: M2 3W and 5W

 

Hybrids:   :callaway-logo-1: Apex 3h and 5h  

Irons:          :mizuno-small:   MP 18 MMC

 

Wedges:   :callaway-logo-1: MD PM Grind, 56* and 60*

Putter:      :scotty-cameron-1: California Sonoma

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I have the 17 M2 D-Type driver and I would throw my grandmother in front of a car to save this club if I had to. I tested everything before deciding on the M2. It was about 15yrds (carry) longer than my Aeroburner.

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The 17 M2 is silly. Missed only 2 fairways with it today and maybe by a combined 5 yards. There were a few holes I was closer to the green then I have ever been including the last par 5 which I got on in 2 for the first time ever and accidentally rolled in the eagle putt. Let's hope it continues next weekend. Cautiously anxious how the red tie shaft is going to change things when it gets here.

 

 

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Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29
 

WITB:

Driver:   2017 M2 
3/5 Woods:  2014 Big Bertha 
4/5 Hybrids:  Mashie+ 
Irons:  Apex CF16 6-PW w/Recoil 110
Wedges:  RTX3 MB 48/54/58
Putter:  White Hot Pro #3 w/SS 2.0
Ball: â€‹Z-Star Yellow

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