Driver: Taylormade M4
Overview: The Taylormade M4 is one of the best drivers on the market and is one all skilled golfer will want in their golf bag. This product can really help you crush your tee shots and is one you’ll be very satisfied with.
This product is very forgiving and you’ll get nice shots even if you don’t hit it perfectly. Plus, you can adjust the loft and this makes the M4 ultra versatile.
There’s a flex option for all golfers including regular, stiff, extra stiff, ladies and senior. In my opinion all serious golfers must consider this driver.
Here’s a video that goes more in depth:
As you can see this driver is incredible!
How We Got Here
TaylorMade has been a long-standing fixture on the golf scene with their fantastic equipment. From the beginning golfer to the PGA Tour professional, TaylorMade equipment has been trusted to help golfers lower their scores on the golf course. TaylorMade makes wonderful irons, wedges, putters and balls, but perhaps they are most famous for their woods.
When TaylorMade hit the market the Burner series of drivers back in the 1980’s, little was it known then that the company would go on to produce fantastic drivers for golfers for all skill levels for years to come.
The Burner Bubble shaft revolutionized graphite shafts upon their release and changed the way woods would be produced moving into the future. More breakthroughs from TaylorMade woods continued into the 2000’s with the introduction of the 300 and 500 series of drivers.
This series would make the manufacturer the number one driver used by pros on the PGA Tour. In the mid-2000’s, TaylorMade would break through again with new technology in the r Series of drivers.
The r7 would be the first driver to feature movable weight technology, enabling the golfer to customize the weight distribution in the club head to their swing style. Over the years, the r Series would expand into new models, with some breaking the 460cc mark and make them some of the biggest drivers ever seen by golfers.
Keeping up with their revolutionary trends in the golf world, TaylorMade has recently released their M4 driver. This driver is one sleek looking, ball striking machine. To begin with, the features that are loaded on the M4, TaylorMade has designed a new technology called Twist Face on this club.
The Twist Face technology design puts corrective face angles on the club to help golfers with off-center hits. More loft is put on the high toe area of the face and less loft is put in the low heel of the face of the club.
By changing the lofts of the face in the two most common mis-hit areas of the club, side spin is dramatically reduced thus creating straighter shots. This feature will cater greatly to the beginning and mid-level golfers who tend to hit a stray shot or two of the heel or toe of their drivers.
In the new M4 driver, TaylorMade has also introduced the new Hammerhead slot in the head of the club. The Hammerhead slot provides the club head with a giant sweet spot for golfers of all skill levels that will help send their shots longer and straighter than ever.
The Hammerhead slot features a reinforced outer portion to make the face of the club lighter and more flexible. The results of the Hammerhead slot design increases ball speed and reduces the spin on the ball to create more overall distance out of each swing of the M4 driver.
Geocoustic Sole Design
TaylorMade also features their Geocoustic sole design on the M4 driver. The Geocoustic design utilizes a sunken sole that reduces the overall volume of the sole, giving the M4 a more forgiving face on the club upon impact.
To further enhance the likability of this driver, this design also contains sounds ribs that reduce the pitch and vibration in the clubhead to provide a great sound and feel when the ball is struck and sent flying down the fairway.
The M4 driver also features a 4-degree loft sleeve on the heel of the club that allows the golfer to adjust the club three different, unique ways. By simply loosening a screw, the golfer can increase or decrease the loft of the M4 between 0.5 – 0.75 degrees, lie angle can be increased or decreased by 0.5-0.75 degrees and face angle can be increased or decreased by 1-2 degrees.
After adjustment, the golfer simply tightens the screw back in place and has a customized head now on their club. Simple adjustments to the loft, lie and face angle on the club allow the user to make quick changes on the range or on the course to find their perfect ball flight for any situation that presents itself on the links.
The adjustments are made with a provided custom wrench from TaylorMade that can be kept right in the golfer’s bag to be used when needed.
5 Layer Carbon Crown
Other custom TaylorMade features on the M4 include a 5-layer carbon crown with titanium body that extremely lowers the overall weight of the club head while it is in the golfer’s hands. A 41-gram back-weight in the club head helps provide a lower center of gravity to help the golfer get a higher and faster ball flight.
The overall head design with a contrasting crown and leading edge enable the golfer to easily line-up their shots when addressing the ball on the tee box.
Upon purchase, the TaylorMade M4 driver comes in many great options for golfers of all skill levels. Beginning with the loft, the M4 comes in options of 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12-degree options. Left-handed options are currently available in the 9.5 and 10.5-degree models.
All standard models hit the shelves of local pro shops and sporting goods stores with a 460cc head and 45.75-inch shaft lengths. The TaylorMade dual feel 360 shafts come standard on the M4 driver as well. A Fujikara Atmos Red 6 or Atmos Red 5 comes stocked as a standard shaft on the M4 driver with four flex options available to golfers of all skill levels.
But, like any TaylorMade club, the options are almost endless to how the M4 can be customized to the golfer that picks it up. Beginning with shafts, TaylorMade offers customers ordering the M4 driver a wide variety of ultra-light, light, mid and tour weight shafts for the club.
The many shaft manufacturers available include Fujikara, Mitsubishi, Matrix, Aldila, UST, Project X and Graphite Design Tour. A wide plethora of grips are also available for custom order on the M4 to suit and golfers need from feel, shape, size and color. Custom grips are available from Golf Pride, Lamkin, Winn, Superstroke, Iomic and TaylorMade.
It’s easy to see that the TaylorMade M4 driver was created with the golfer in the forefront of the mind by TaylorMade’s design engineers. Each of the features on the M4 provides the golfer with another tool to help send their tee shots booming down the center of the fairway on each tee box. With what started over 30 years ago with TaylorMade drivers, they are continuing to be a leader in the golfing world with the release of the M4 driver.
This Driver Is Worth It!
Th M4 is for the golfer looking to take their game to the next level. If that’s you I would definitely think about purchasing. It’ll help you bomb drives with accuracy and it’s versatile enough to be used in all situations.
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Can you picture yourself driving with the M4?