TaylorMade Golf has developed a multi-material combination of titanium and a seven-layer carbon composite for more distance and better fitting.
In M1, engineers have created a line of drivers, fairways and Rescue clubs designed to provide golfers with more ball speed, forgiveness and distance in TaylorMade’s “unmetalwood” family.
Multi-Material Construction (Driver)
The use of carbon composite crown design in TaylorMade’s new M1 driver resulted in a significant decrease in overall club weight and allowed engineers to lower the centre of gravity.
It also allowed for the addition of a T-Track system that houses 25 g of adjustable weight, enabling the golfer to personalize their drivers to their invidivual needs.
TaylorMade’s research and development team’s internal acoustic management techniques led to the M1 driver’s sound, which has been meticulously crafted to control vibration and pitch at impact.
With the savings in discretionary weight from the seven-layer carbon composite crown, TaylorMade was able to introduce its new T-Track system, a key to the M1’s fitting performance.
The M1 Driver features one 15g moveable weight in the Front Track, sliding from heel to toe, allowing golfers to adjust draw or fade bias by up to 25 yards.
Similarly, the Back Track on the M1 Driver allows the golfer 10 g of moveable weight, sliding from front to back, permitting up to 300 rpm of backspin and 0.8 degree in launch angle adjustment.
The entire T-Track system has been placed low on the sole so regardless of moveable weight positions, the club still maintains a low centre of gravity for better trajectory.
Previous drivers have allowed golfers to move weight from left to right and others from front to back, but with M1, golfers have the ability to adjust their fade or draw, while simultaneously personalizing spin and forgiveness settings with the back track.
Trajectory and launch conditions are ultimately improved so that golfers can control tee shots like never before with precise, personalized specifications.
M1 has an low CG, lower than R15, which essentially projects at centre face and increases the energy transfer at impact.
Because the CG has been lowered to such an effective location, M1 provides golfers with the option to shift it back to increase MOI without compromising ideal launch conditions, resulting in high launch, low spin, more ball speed more often.
M1’s engineers also sought the perfect blend of form and function in the club’s aesthetics and club alignment.
The combination of the black face, white forward section and composite rear of the M1’s crown is not only visually attractive, but is also designed to provide golfers with a confidence-inspiring alignment aid at address.
The multi-material construction also opens the door to performance personalization.
The 12 position loft sleeve provides up to four degrees of loft adjustment, the T-Track can be set for more/less draw/fade and higher/lower trajectory, all combined with a choice of three premium stock aftermarket shaft offerings: a mid/high-flighted Fujikura Pro 60, mid-flight Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60, and a lower-flighted Aldila Rogue 70 110 MSI.
TaylorMade is also offering an additional 25 premium custom shaft options at no upcharge, having partnered with many leading shaft manufacturers.
The M1 460 is available in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12-degree loft options. Left hand models are available in 9.5 and 10.5-degree lofts. M1 430 in 8.5, 9.5, and10.5 degree loft options are offered in one of three premium stock shafts mentioned above.
The M1 fairway is TaylorMade’s first multi-material fairway, designed to be the company’s most adjustable fairway to date.
Featuring the same Front Track system as the M1 driver, the M1 fairway utilizes two 15g tungsten weights that can slide easily to promote a draw or fade using the TaylorMade torque wrench.
The carbon composite crown allowed for 30 g of total moveable weight, five g more than in the R15 fairway. Having two 15 g weights also allows for the golfer to split them to increase the clubs’ inertia and protect ball speed on mis-hits.
The front track of the M1 fairway also features a reduced channel to improve turf-to-sole interaction. The M1 fairway is equipped with a four degree loft sleeve, which allows for a two degree increase or decrease in loft.
The M1 fairway is offered in three lofts, equipped with the Fujikura Pro 70 shaft in X, S, R & M flexes.
The M1 Rescue has been refined by extensive input from our athletes to be designed for the best players in the world.
Similar to the original Rescue club from TaylorMade, the new M1 Rescue has classic shaping that enables increased playability from a variety of lies on the course.
In combination with 1.5 degree loft sleeve, the M1 Rescue also features two moveable weights (one 3 g and one 25 g) that can be set for neutral or fade bias to optimize shot shape and trajectory. Additionally, the M1 Rescue has a speed pocket to increase the size of the sweet spot and reduce spin.
M1 Rescue is offered in four lofts and is equipped with a Fujikura Pro 80h shaft in X, S, R and M flexes and a 1.5 degree loft sleeve for additional adjustability.