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First Look: 2017 TaylorMade M2 Drivers

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Will TaylorMade double up on the success of its M2 driver in 2017? It appears so. We’ve received photos of two new M2 drivers, one of which is marked “D-Type.”

2017 TaylorMade M2

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Photo from GolfWRX Forum Member BillMurrayGolfing.

Related: See more photos of TaylorMade’s 2017 M2 driver. 

2017 TaylorMade M2 D-Type

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TaylorMade has yet to announce the new drivers, but it seems that the company has made some noteworthy changes to the design of the 2017 M2 heads. Keep in mind that their predecessor, the 2016 M2, is the most played driver on the PGA Tour. Also of no small consequence; it’s Rory McIlroy‘s current driver of choice.

Related: See leaked photos of TaylorMade’s 2017 M1 460 and M1 440 drivers

TaylorMade's 2016 M2 driver (right)

TaylorMade’s 2016 M2 driver (right)

Both the 2017 M2 and 2017 M2 D-Type (if that’s what it’s called) have adjustable hosels and use TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket, a slot on the front of the driver’s sole that boosts performance, particularly on off-center hits. Both drivers also have what look to be removable weights on their rear portion of their soles, which indicate that the 2017 M2 will offer a more rearward center of gravity than the company’s 2017 M1 460 and M1 440 drivers.

One last thing to speculate about: the word “Geocoustic,” which appears on both driver heads. It’s seems like a safe bet that it has something to do with sound and feel.

Join the Discussion: What GolfWRX Members are saying about the 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver photos in our forum

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  1. Glenn kirk

    Mar 13, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Never liked Taylor made drivers always hit call away and titleist even epon took a demo m2 out last sat holy crap hit every fairway &along great sound going to try ping g Ls tech this sat then will decide but m2 very impressive????????

  2. Mike Honcho

    Nov 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I’m sure retailing at $629.99 because you have to have it.

  3. RAT

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Looks more like a Bridgestone driver. The ZLCobra 1st edition is still the King after all these years. Carbon fiber mix metal.

  4. Haxor13

    Nov 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Product looks like it’s been designed by a company very much in limbo. Recycled technology and not even creative enough to think of a new name! To be fair, why would adidas allow the R&D team to create anything new when they’re actively trying to offload the brand.

  5. Forsbrand

    Nov 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Ha ha you really are an amusing specimen, keep up your command of the English language and you’ll know doubt get emptied from this forum, although it won’t be a loss to 99% of the users.

  6. Mark

    Nov 20, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Two of my regular partners have just bought M2 drivers and fairways at full whack. They are raging that their clubs are obsolete already. TM really have lost the plot. They are more like a fashion business where every season needs something new.

    • Chill

      Nov 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

      It’s been out since the start of this year, and won’t be replaced until 2017. Your friends also probably got a discount with the clubs being out for so long and looking like being replaced in the future.

      Car’s get updated every year with new license plates and the depreciation is in the £000’s – not to mention any new tech / features.

      If you want the newest stuff, buy it when it comes out. Not 11 months later then whinge about it.

    • Matto

      Nov 21, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Um, your friends are new to this, huh?

    • tzed

      Nov 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

      That’s so ridiculous. Like they didn’t know a new driver was ever going to come out of Taylor Made’s plant? Do they wince and moan the year after they buy a new car? ‘Oh my God, the 2017 C Class just came out, my precious 2016 is obsolete!’ Get a friggin’ grip.

  7. KMcA

    Nov 20, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Why are the administraters allow MSIZZLE offensive comments to remain on the forum. This is a golf forum not somewhere to obuse European members and spout political points of view.
    M2 very good driver I saw my swing speed increase by 5mph and has been the only driver I have hit that has increased my driving distance. Please do an all black version

    • Forsbrand

      Nov 20, 2016 at 4:22 am

      All black would be fab, Same opinion, I had the all black R1

    • BrentF

      Nov 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      I just emailed the admins. This is ridiculous and disgusting. I am reporting GolfWRX for allowing racist and homophobic remarks while deleting one that I wrote speaking out against MSmizzle’s disgusting comments. GolfWRX has turned into a revolting website which allows hate speech.

    • Dumb

      Nov 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

      OOps. Wrong comment

    • mctrees02

      Nov 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Wow you must have a lot of free time on your hands…

  8. Lloyd

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I’ve had Taylormade products for many years and trust me when I say it’s all the same I like the M1 hated the M2 so I went toTitleist which are really aimed at the lower handicap golfer so I ended up using a brand which I never really thought I would the Callaway X-RAY pro and it’s awesome

  9. soberD

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    If they make an M3 it will have to be a bloated pig with no steering feel and fake engine sounds.

  10. Tony Rich

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    They launched this one so fast they forgot to change the name. That’s why used clubs are worth nothing, people throw in the towel quit golf and try other sports, because you feel like you can’t keep up with the 3 month trends. These guys suck and so do their products, scru Taylor Made golf.

    • YoureAHack

      Nov 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Taylormade has nothing to do with used clubs being worth nothing. Who cares anyway? I love being able to buy a great golf club for cheap just because it’s a year old. Only morons think they have to have the newest clubs. Taylormade makes great golf equipment. Piss off

    • Tony Rich

      Nov 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Taylor Made has everything to do with golf equipment
      becoming a cheap worthless commodity….you Hack! With each successive launch every 6 weeks, the crap they made you spend $400 on the month before is worth nothing.
      Look at the used racks Hack, full of dirty white heads Hahahaha

      • Matt H

        Nov 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm

        Yes it’s just Taylormade. Give
        Me a break. Cally has flooded
        The market worse
        Than TM the last 3 years.

        Give
        It a rest

        • ACGolfwrx

          Nov 22, 2016 at 12:39 am

          TM and Cally are mass market giants!!! That’s why Titleist/Ping hold their value much better. Plain and simple….

    • Brad

      Dec 5, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      They’re products are not even bad and if anything them coming out with new ones so often is better for you so you can buy last years model for 300$ cheaper

  11. Square

    Nov 19, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I’ve been hypercritical of Taylormade for a many years. In my opinion, their equipment wasn’t up to par and they offered a new club every other month…..However, this changed with the 2016 M1/M2 launch and a few afternoons on a launch monitor. No other brand could touch the numbers I was getting with the M1 Driver. I played the M1 Driver last year and it was by far the most enjoyable driver I’ve played in years. Truthfully, I can’t imagine the 2017 line up will be that significant of an improvement over last years model, but they did produce a winner in the M1/M2 lineup.

    • D. Jenkins

      Nov 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Hey Square- this is the same line of garbage we were fed with the SLDR. Turned out you need a microscope to find th sweet spot with either the 460 or 440. You want to end up in the fairway 15 yards further than you are now, buy a Ping G with Tour shaft and be done with it.

    • Mike

      Nov 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

      +1.

      I have always been a Titleist driver player and said I would never own a white driver head. Well, until the M1 came out this past year. As you stated, it really is a great driver. Will I buy the M2? No. I use to laugh at adjustable drivers until I worked with one. Now I depend on one so I can fine tune the head to my specs and once that is done I leave the wrench at home.

    • America

      Nov 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Cant agree more. I’ve been a Taylormade “hater” for a few years now, but with the release of the M1/M2 and the longer product cycles, I can’t hate anymore.

      • Rads

        Nov 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        Me too. Been a staunch Titleist fan for years but tried an M2 last week and added an average of 20 yards!

  12. Rupesh

    Nov 19, 2016 at 3:33 am

    It may be a fantastic driver. But I am not going to buy it. Not a fan of black and white crowns

  13. Dat

    Nov 18, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Geocoustic? What gimmick will they think of next!

    • Mat

      Nov 19, 2016 at 12:44 am

      I dunno, but they didn’t even get their graphics guy to get them an M3 yet…

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Top 3 ways to easily customize your clubs

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At GolfWRX, we show off a lot of cool stuff that often requires some serious tools or expensive equipment—for example getting your hands on a full-scale launch monitor can cost upwards of $15,000. So, we want to show you some of the ways you can refresh and customize your current gear at home within a “do-it-yourself” budget.

Change your grips

Changing your grips for the sake of customization, or because they are finally on their last legs, can completely reinvigorate a set of clubs. It doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor, and it’s one of the easiest club repairs you can do at home as long as you have a few simple tools and some time.

Most grip manufacturers have a variety of colors to choose from, with one of the newest being Golf Pride’s new MMC Teams line of grips featuring 15 different color options.

From a club building perspective, you used to have to be cautious about mixing and matching colored grips because they could vary in weight by up to 5 grams because of added dies but the Golf Pride MMC team grips all come in at 50g in standard size so you can mix and match colors to your heart’s content.

Stamps & Paint Fill

For the simplicity of the tools required to stamp clubs, you will need some potential practice (old wedges are great for this) or some serious confidence to pull this off for the first time.

Stamping is an easy way, once you get the hang of it, to customize your clubs and have a lot of fun along the way trying to come up with silly things to stamp—I often go with movie quotes.

Stamps and small anvils can be found at hardware stores, my go-to stamp set is this: Lee Valley letter & number stamp set.

Custom Ferrules

Of all the ways to customize clubs at home, this one takes a bit of club building knowhow and some proper tools but similar to stamping once you get the hang of it you can make pretty quick work of a set.

The most popular, highest quality, and coolest by far come from BB&F (Boyd Blade & Ferrule Co.) and they have an ever-evolving palette to choose from. If you can do this job yourself, it is an inexpensive way to seriously jazz up any set, but if you are getting them done by a club builder, you can expect to pay a premium since the installation process involves complete disassembly—as shown in the video below.

 

 

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Titleist T100S and T200 Black irons: Golfers (and tour pros asked), Titleist delivered

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Golfers love new shiny chrome clubs, but we also love satin and black-finished ones too. I guess you could ultimately say when it comes to club finishes, we like choice, which is why Titleist is releasing its most popular players distance Titleist T100S irons and Titleist T200 irons in an all-new stealthy black PVD finish.

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Titleist T100S Black, Titleist T200 Black irons, cavity view.

Titleist T100S Black, Titleist T200 Black: The details

The new Black PVD irons have been a highly requested item from golfers since the first black T100 irons were spotted on tour shortly after the release of the T-Series, in the bag of Sony Open winner Cameron Smith.

“We’ve heard from golfers asking us to build these all-black editions–the combination of the Black PVD finish with the matte black shaft and matching grip is just stunning.” – Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing.

Also, it what can only be categorized under the “professional golfers are just like us” file, Houston Open winner Lanto Griffin quickly requested a set after seeing Cameron Smith’s set when he posted them to Instagram.

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Cameron Smith’s Black PVD T100 irons

“The first time I saw these irons they looked so good I didn’t want to put a scratch on them. The black finish just looks tighter to me and really fits my eye. It also helps to keep a little bit of the shine off which I really like.” – Cameron Smith

The T-Series Black irons build on the popular T-Series line of from Titleist, which included the T100, which is the number one iron model played on tour.

Titleist T100S Black, T200 Black Specs, Pricing, & Availability

The new black T100s and T200 irons will be available in right-hand only beginning August 28th with pricing starting at $200 per club or $1,599 for a set of 8.

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  • Titleist T100S irons specs: Available 4-pitching wedge plus the stock 48-degree wedge with ProjectX LZ Onyx shafts (in flexes 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5) and all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.

  • Titleist T200 Black specs: Available 4-pitching wedge plus the stock 48-degree wedge with True Temper Onyx AMT black (in flexes regular and still ) and all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.

For more information, on the entire T-Series line check out Titleist.com.

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: PixlPutterman

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of WRX member: ‘PixlPutterman’

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread once our forums are back to normal.*

Member: PixlPutterman

Handicap: 6

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Driver: Taylormade Original One Mini (9.5-degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold x100

“I have always loved smaller head drivers and usually bagged a 983k x100 combo. Had tried all the minis but they went too high….not a problem any more the TaylorMade Original One Mini. Tried a few graphite but just didn’t feel as good as my trusty x100. Playing at 9.5-degrees, 42.75”-nice mid trajectory with low spin.”

Utility iron: Mizuno MP Fli Hi (18-degrees, 23-degrees)
Shafta: KBS C Taper 125, KBS C Taper 120

“I don’t play woods, never hit them well, surely never better than my driver. I’m plenty long with my 2 iron, so it’s a great tee club. Just don’t find myself needing to go for anything “260 out”…the reward just isn’t there for the risk…

I’ve had these for ten years. The 2 iron has been bent down to 15 degrees and then back to 18 a few times. Few different shafts too but I’ve settled into the C Tapers a few seasons ago and have been happy.”

Irons: Srixon z765 (5), Wilson Staff FG62 (6-PW)
Shafta: True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 (Hard Stepped)

“I’ve never been the biggest 5 iron fan, probably because the Flu Hi 4 is so easy to hit….bought a z765 head on a whim to try a V sole and it’s been great since.”

“Playing 6-PW of the Wilson FG62…these are just butter. Hard stepped S300.”

Wedges: TaylorMade HiToe (52,56,62-degrees)

“Wedges, you know ’em, you love ’em. Wanted a low bounce 56 and a high bounce 62, so I bent a 58 and a 60, boom just want I need.”

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Oil Can

“I like 320-330g heads so this should be in the bag for a long time since everything new is a lot heavier. I’ll never not use a P2 Aware, just feels perfect in the hands.”

Putter Grip: P2 Aware

Ball: 2016 Nike RZN Platinum

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here once our forums are back to normal.

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