Taylormade M1 Driver Review

The TaylorMade M1 driver is another notable top quality golf club the TaylorMade brand introduced in 2016 to guarantee its continuous domination in the golf market by meeting the needs of various skill level golfers. TaylorMade later released an upgraded version of the M1 driver series in 2017 with excellent adjustability and T-track that allows golfers to tweak shots vertically or horizontally when compared to the older version.

TaylorMade M1 Men's Driver 460cc

The newer  M1 driver is designed with more carbon fiber material and better adjustability features which offer more option than the original version released earlier.

The newer M1 version is similar to the TaylorMade M2 released in 2017 with a lightweight design derived from reducing the crown thickness and the use of skeletal titanium body to ensure excess mass are reallocated to the low and deep region for improve forgiveness, launch and optimize spin.

The M1 460 (newer model) driver is noticeably more massive than the older model, while the crown and face appear a tad taller too. Another essential feature of the M1 driver is that it offers decent sound and feel to all skill level golfers.

Our researchers and test pro have carried out numerous studies on the Taylormade M1 2016 and 2017 version to identify the differences and how both versions can improve golfers’ game results.

TaylorMade 2017 M1 Men's Driver 460cc

The TaylorMade M1 earlier version has received lots of positive reviews due to its mix of distance and forgiveness aimed at taking golfers game to the next level.

However, the brand engineers goal of satisfying and producing the best quality gadget lead to the release of an upgraded M1 version in 2017 with a bigger head that offers improve adjustability features compare to the older version.

The slight changes in the design of the M1 driver provided better aerodynamics and improved distance, speed, and spin. While it larger clubhead boost golfer’s confidence when swinging at the golf ball.

Our research team discovered the newer TaylorMade M1 boost of specific improvement against the older version when tested by our pro tester; we notice 7-15 yards extra distance gained and 5mph increase in ball speed too. The M1 head size, which is not as extensive, was also discovered to suit the eye of our pro tester better when compared to the M2.

Nonetheless, our high handicapper testers show better improvement while using the TaylorMade M2 against the M1 due to it’s optimized forgiveness and better ball speed protection. The M2 addition size also accounts for the improve confidence upon every swing.


The use of various skill level testers in this research was to attain the best results and present a more informed test result. Though the newer M1 has been designed to improve forgiveness than the older version, it still didn’t provide enough forgiveness when compared to the M2.

In the end, every golfer would choose which feature best improve his/her game and pick either M1 sliding weight technology or TaylorMade M2 enhance forgiveness. For golfers who still haven’t decided, alternating between the Taylormade M1 and M2 pending on which course you’re playing as most tour pros do. Both drivers are top quality clubs and a great addition to any golfer’s club collection.



Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people desired to know more about golf. I have years of semi-professional golf playing. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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