Need To Know
While TaylorMade only upgraded their M2 iron for 2017, it did bring a completely new iron to the market in the M1.
Neither a player iron, nor a game improver, the M1 iron is for the decent ball striker that still wants a decent dollop of forgiveness.
Almost identical to the 2017 M2 iron but in a shrunken version. It has a medium top line and sole, and generous face size.
It’s an appealing, modern overall aesthetic. Face slots are on show in longer irons at address.
A more sophisticated feel compared to the M2, which will appeal to better players. It is soft, and has an energetic spring off the face.
TaylorMade has reduced face thickness, which meant they had to work hard to get a decent sound out of the iron.
It has an appealing deep thwack from the middle.
Face Slots coupled with Speed Pockets and tungsten weighting offer up a whole load of forgiveness in the long irons.
The low CG means they are naturally high launching throughout the bag.
In the distance stakes, the irons were a couple yards shorter - up to five yards shorter in the long irons - compared to the 2017 M2.
They were producing consistent numbers, and decent levels of control.
A great iron for the mid handicapper. Forgiveness, control and distance are built into the M1 iron, with a load of control as well.
Compared to the 2017 M2, it’s not as long, but looks a lot better sat behind the ball, and has more consistency.
Head to the TaylorMade website for more.