Taylormade M4 Hybrid: An HONEST Review

The average golfer would benefit by swaping their longer irons for woods and hybrids. I recently got the #4 and #5 M4 hybrid, which will replace my 4 and 5 iron.

The M4 series was originally released in 2018, but was then updated and refreshed in 2021. We’ve compared many different clubs over the years, so we have a pretty good idea of what to look for with this hybrid.

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Out Of Bounds Golf Verdict

The M4 hybrid is a great alternative to longer irons and will likely perform better for mid to high handicap golfers. Compared to both the M2 and M6 models, the M4 provided more consistent results, with both distance and ball flight.

It’s not the longest hybrid I’ve hit, but it’s extremely forgiving and feels great when you hit it. When you factor in the value you get for the price, it’s one worth checking out.

You can also see our favorite hybrids for average players HERE.

The Pros

➕ The price to value

➕ High ball flight

➕ Straight flying

➕ Good dispersion

The Cons

➖ No adjustability

➖ Not as long as some

The Breakdown

  • Quality: 4
  • Distance: 4
  • Forgiveness: 5
  • Value/Price: 5
  • Our Rating: 5 Stars

Where To Buy

Check the current price on Amazon, or buy new/used on Global Golf

In This Review

Product Details | Intro | Looks | Feel & Sound | Performance | Bottom Line | Alternatives

Taylormade M4 Hybrid Product Details

The Intro

The M4 is the new and improved version of the M2 and is supposed to be more forgiving than before. This was also the case with the M4 irons, which I currently have in my bag (as of writing this).

You can see what’s currently in my bag HERE.

I have both the #4 and #5 versions of this hybrid. It’s pretty much supposed to replace a 4 and 5 iron (see how hybrids and irons compared HERE). Most people struggle to hit those clubs consistently, so these should perform a lot better.

You can also read our:

  • M4 Driver Review Here
  • M4 Fairway Review Here

The Looks

When you take the headcover off, you’ll notice right away the two-tone top. I don’t know how I feel about it yet, or if it actually makes alignment easier.

Compared to the M2, the colored changed from white to grey. Compared to the M6, the color is similar. The one thing I like more about the M4 is the shorter indented section of the band, which helps with alignment.

Upgraded from the M2, it has a deeper center of gravity, which will help hit the ball higher. It also has a longer speed pocket that should help increase ball speed.

The depth of the face is somewhat similar to a fairway wood, but a fairway wood will be longer. This is ideal for people who want forgiveness, but might not be the best choice for someone wanting workability.

The Sound & Feel

Just like with game-improvement irons, you won’t get much feedback on mishits. If you hit the center of the face, you’ll get a nice “clicking” sound that doesn’t feel like you put much effort in.

Even when you strike the heel or toe, it doesn’t feel all that bad. I’m completely fine with that. Other people might prefer to feel exactly what they did wrong.

One thing I did notice was the weight of the head. I’ve always felt that Taylormade clubs felt a bit lighter than others. I used the Ping G400 hybrid for a while, which felt much heavier compared to the M4.

The Performance

For this type of hybrid, I think the best thing to look for is distance and forgiveness. The average player could benefit a lot from hitting a few more fairways and greens in regulation.

What we’ll do is put the M4 hybrid through our green in regulation test. 10 shots from the fairway to see how far the ball went and how many greens we could hit.

Shot #Green HitDistance
Average30% GIR209 Yards

So, I was able to hit 30% of the greens, which is pretty much average for my handicap (at that distance). 2 of the shots were super close to being on the green as well.

One of my shots that landed on the green was probably the best shot I’ve ever hit with a hybrid. A high and tight draw that landed 4 feet from the pin (FYI, I missed the putt).

The average distance was 209 yards (used my Shot Scope V3). The longest being 215 yards while the shortest being 199 yards. That mainly just came down to how I hit it and how much the ball rolled.

You can find out how far the average person hits each club HERE.

The Bottom Line

After taking into account the looks, quality, and performance, I feel confident in recommending the M4 hybrid. At the time of writing this, it’s one of the clubs in my bag.

When it first came out, the price was a bit on the high side. It’s come down a lot over the years, which makes it an awesome choice for people who don’t want to spend a fortune.

If you’re a beginner golfer or a mid to high handicap, I think it’s worth checking out. It’s forgiving, high launching, and hits the ball a decent distance. A fairway/green finder for sure.

I don’t know if it’s currently available, but if you want to try it before you buy, you can try the UTry program from Global Golf. For a few bucks, you can try various different clubs before buying.

If you’re a lower handicap or have a really fast swing speed, it might not be for you. Your ball flight might get too high and it might not be versatile enough.

If you have any questions or want to share your experience with the M4, make sure to leave a comment below.

Where To Buy

Check the current price on Amazon, or buy new/used on Global Golf

The Alternatives

Even though the M4 is an awesome club, it may not be right for everyone. There could also be better options out there as time goes on. To see if the M4 is still on our favorites list, you can read one of our guides below:

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Hey, I'm Jon. I started Out Of Bounds Golf to share my findings after testing golf gear for the past 10+ years. My goal is to make the game a little easier to understand, whether that's with finding the right product or answering common questions.

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