TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood
TaylorMade M2 fairway wood is labeled “maximized distance and forgiveness” by TaylorMade, it combines the best of the previous-generation Aeroburner fairway and the M1. The M2 fairway wood is intended to produce excellent distance, playability and forgiveness at an affordable price. It has the same Carbon composite crown technology as the TaylorMade M1 and M2 drivers, which saves weight and allows it to be positioned in more desirable areas. It has a larger, more open Speed Pocket that increases ball speeds on shots struck low on the face and also helps reduce spin.
Its important to point out the M2 has been developed to deliver maximum forgiveness without sacrificing distance, which are different design parameters to the M1. The M1’s not suddenly redundant its just it will be doing its thing alongside the M2 which between the two of them give you the choice of ultimate adjustability or maximum forgiveness and distance. So how do the two M’s differ?
TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood Features:
What Taylormade are saying is to produce a driver for forgiveness you need to take as much weight out of the crown as possible and relocate it along with any other mass you can get your hands on lower and deeper in the head to improve MOI. By locating this weight low and deep the club is more resistant to twisting when shots are hit off centre meaning extra playability but also less drop off in ball speed when shots are mishit in the hands of the everyday golfer.
TaylorMade’s M1 started their carbon crown revolution and what the company are saying with the M2 is that’s its carbon crown saves 5g of weight. This mass they say helps lower the CG considerably and has enabled TM’s engineers to generate a remarkably hot trajectory.
Sweetspot and Ball Speed protection
Increasing MOI isn’t the only way to protect ball speeds, TaylorMade have also invested in a new redesigned speed pocket to give more flex lower in the face which means greater energy transfer. There’s also been work on the companies inverted cone technology (on the inside of the face) which is now effective over a larger area.