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I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Taylormade clubs but was pretty excited when the M series drivers came out. In this post, I’m going to be reviewing the Taylormade M2 driver and talking about whether or not it’s worth picking up.
I liked the M2 driver a lot more than the M1 because I found it much easier to hit. In my opinion, it’s a great driver for golfers who need a lot of help with distance and forgiveness. I got a good amount of distance from the club and it was a lot more forgiving than most on off-center hits. The only downside I could see was that it’s still a bit expensive for a driver that’s a couple of years old. Overall, I think this would be a great driver for your average recreational golfer.
If the choice was up to me I’d spend a little bit more money and get a slightly newer driver. Even though the M2 was great, there are a few drivers that are still priced pretty similar that performed better for me (and I think you’d like them more).
Taylormade M2 First Impressions
The main thing I noticed after swinging this club was that it was super similar to the M1. The weight, balance, and feel were both pretty similar and the only difference I could see was the M2 didn’t have the sliding weights and it was quite a bit cheaper.
It’s the newer and more adjustable version of the Aeroburner. I’ve only swung the Aero a couple of times but I’ll definitely say I like the M2 a lot more. I also had the Rocketballz driver and the M2 felt much better at impact.
I found the M2 to feel more solid and sounded a lot better through impact than the M1 as well. If you’ve ever used (and liked) a previous generation driver from Taylormade, I think you’d like the M2 even better.
The price of the driver has stayed pretty flat over the years and that’s something that’s throwing me a bit off. For around $100 more (if you get it new), you can get the latest version, which is a lot more forgiving.
How Did The Driver Perform?
The main difference I noticed was the M2 was a lot more forgiving than the M1 and it’s designed more for the masses. I’m a mid handicap golfer and I didn’t feel like I was consistent enough with the M1 driver. The M2 was clearly better for me.
In my opinion, the M1 is harder to hit and it was designed more for tour players and the M2 was for mid to high handicaps with slower swing speeds. You could still use the M2 driver if you’re a lower handicap but you might want to be able to adjust your driver to suit your game. Here’s a demo video:
I personally liked the M2 a lot more and had better distance and accuracy with it. That’s because my swing speed is slower and that’s what the club is designed for. The launch angle was also nice and high, which helped improve distance.
Even though it’s more forgiving than the Aero or RB driver, it still hooks and slices bigtime if you mishit it. That’s pretty much the case with most drivers that were made during the same period. The newer M6 driver was so much more forgiving though. Overall, the performance was pretty solid and I’d still give it a thumbs up.
Who’s It Best For/Not For?
As I mentioned before, the M2 is for the masses who don’t have the fastest swing speed but still want the benefits of a premium driver. The M2 feels solid and the distance is just as good as any other driver out there. It’s still a little bit expensive but if you want a high-end driver but don’t want to spend the big bucks, it could be for you.
If you’re a lower handicap with a faster swing speed I’d recommend the M1 or the newer M6 driver. What I like about the M6 is that it’s great for all levels of golfers. The only difference between the M5 and M6 is that the M5 has adjustments. Everything else was extremely close when I tested them out.
- It’s a premium driver that won’t break the bank.
- I got great distance and accuracy on off-center hits.
- I found it a lot easier to hit than the M1.
- It’s a great club for your average recreational golfer.
- It’s not as adjustable as some other drivers.
- It won’t give you the best results if you have a high swing speed.
- Performance score: 9
- Price score: 8
- Durability score: 8
- Personal score: 8.5
My Final Thoughts
Overall, if you’re in the market for a premium driver but don’t want to spend a fortune, I’d definitely consider the Taylormade M2. For a slower swing speed like myself, it gave me the distance I was looking for but was still fairly forgiving on off-center hits (this would be a huge plus for most). That’s why I give it a thumbs up and recommend it.
If you plan on golfing a lot or you have more money to spend and want something a bit higher quality, I’d suggest a few other drivers or the newer M6. You can see those below.