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Spotted: A TaylorMade “M4” driver (via Instagram)

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We’ve spotted two photos of a TaylorMade M4 driver making the rounds on Instagram and in our TaylorMade M3/M4 forum thread. While Instagram username “Golfization” — whom we believe to be the originator of the photos — has been deleted, below is a screenshot of the original post. The photos have since been shared by a variety of other Instagram users, as well. TaylorMade currently has no comment on the photos or the driver.

Based on the photos of the driver, it appears that the TaylorMade M4 pictured has the company’s “Geocoustic” technology that uses geometries to improve sound and feel. It also displays a new “Hammerhead” technology, based on writing written on a slot in the sole of the driver in the photo above. Even if the photo does not picture an M4 that will hit retail, the photo at least shows that TaylorMade has made a driver that goes away from it’s popular white-centric color scheme, replacing it with silver, much like a previous SLDR S design.

Is this TaylorMade’s new M4? That question has yet to be answered. But click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the Instagram photos.

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  1. Joro

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Y’all better run out and get in line, cause with that amazing Driver you will be so much longer and is what it is all about, can’t play a lick, but long. And that is a promise from TM. No guarantee, but a promise. Hurry and get you one. lololololol

  2. MuskieCy

    Nov 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Raider Nation will eat it up.

  3. Bernard

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I actually like it quite a bit because it definitely has looks of BMW. Enough for a lawsuit or some agreement to be in place. Porche has trademark on their fonts, would be surprised if BMW did not go just as far.

  4. Bobby Wallace

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The silver looks horrible. Black and white looked amazing.

  5. Had Enuff

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    M4 — Febr’18
    M5 — June’18
    M6 — Nov’18
    M7 — Mar’19
    M8 — ??????

  6. Mr Muira

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Taylormade have only ever built one club (an iron) that was good, but they don’t even know it. They jagged the design of it. If they knew they would bring it back. The R9 tour.

  7. Anthony

    Nov 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    HammerHead? Oh my god, it all started with rockets and nutz ????

    TaylorMade, Your dead to many people!!!

  8. F the French

    Nov 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    As long as it performs, and that the head isn’t too light like the retail M2, but as heavy as the SLDR

  9. steve c

    Nov 10, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Taylormade cash-grab? I think so…

  10. Bob Rockwell

    Nov 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    The silver looks like sh*t. Go back to white with black.

    • Joe Dallas

      Nov 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      I agree, no comparison between this and the old M1’s and M2’s. Which are not that old LOL The white and black color schemes look amazing. This is so muhhhhhhhhh.

      • Bo Pence

        Nov 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        Hopefully they will have color options,(white on black, grey on black, and black on black etc) That would be great!

  11. SUHDUDE

    Nov 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    The Ultimate Copyright Infringement Machine

    • Mr. Replier Guy

      Nov 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      This.
      Pandering to wannabe Bimmerheads.

  12. Taylormade Fan

    Nov 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Can’t stand the grey with the black. The white looks so much better. Why can’t they just keep the crown like it was?

  13. etc.

    Nov 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Looks like no sliding or screw-in weights, just some fancy internal structures to reinforce the driver head and give the impression that it’s something important for performance. Another semi-annual WITB scam for gullible gearheads.

    • Brian

      Nov 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      I’m guessing there will be an “M3” version with the adjustable weights.

  14. CB

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Does its engine catch fire and explode like made-in-USA junk BMWs too? lmao

    • Terry (TMAC)

      Dec 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Hmmm……never had that happen to any of my BMW’s. SMH

  15. John K

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Make the top all honeycomb black and I’m in. Really don’t like the multiple colors.

  16. Bishop

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I wonder how much in royalties BMW will be receiving from Taylormade… if none, I’m sure we can expect to see a lawsuit in the near future.

    I suppose the slogan can still remain the same for both companies, though: “The Ultimate Driving Machine”.

    • saveva

      Nov 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      lawsuits? I guess if BMW also applied their trademarks to golf equipment…

      • Bishop

        Nov 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        Or a trademark on the “M4” emblem…

        • Mr. Divot

          Nov 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm

          When you apply for a trademark, it has to be specified which category the trademark will be used. Then you have to prove usage in that category after receiving the trademark. Also, you can’t use a super broad description of intended trademark usage so that it covers a bunch of different industries and uses, when in reality, you plan to only use it in one or two particular industry categories. It’s doubtful BMW applied for usage of the ‘M4’ trademark in the golf club category, although they definitely would have applied for clothing, so there may be some overlap there.

    • xjohnx

      Nov 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      I’m not a lawyer so I wont comment on the legality of it but, I think calling them M3/M4 and using this color scheme is just flat out desperate and disrespectful.

  17. Scott

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Boo ya baby! Gonna be an expensive spring. Can’t wait to read what tweaks they made. Is Sergio crying now or is he already dialing in on an epic now? Wow

  18. nyguy

    Nov 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    meh… awful M4 logo like the m1 logo, just awful.. Taylormade needs a new art director… does this club come with the purchase of a BMW M-series???

  19. dude

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I thought RM said it was the ball anyway? Is that silver?

  20. Spitfisher

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:54 am

    M4, Looks like a BMW rear badge

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Photos of Sergio Garcia’s Ryder Cup-themed Odyssey Toulon Atlanta putter

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Sergio Garcia, who was given a controversial captain’s pick to play in the 2018 Ryder Cup next week in France, is playing in the Portugal Masters this week using a new, custom Odyssey Toulon Atlanta putter with European team colors. The putter has Euro-themed yellow, blue and white paint fills on the sole and back of the head, and stars that represent the European flag on the side.

Using the putter, Sergio’s off to a hot start at the Portugal Masters, played at Victoria Clube de Golfe, shooting a round of 5-under to put him at T6. He discusses the custom Toulon putter here:

Familiar with the style of putter, Sergio used a Odyssey Toulon Atlanta model to win on the European Tour last year, and has used several different Toulon models throughout 2018. The Atlanta model in particular is characterized by Odyssey as a mid-sized mallet that’s “fully milled with a multi-material aluminum sole plate and short-slant hosel.” It also has Toulon’s familiar diamond face milling.

To learn more about diamond face milling and Sean Toulon himself, check out our recent TG2 podcast with him below.

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10 of the best 2018 Ryder Cup souvenirs

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Yesterday, we took a look at 10 of the best historical Ryder Cup-themed apparel and memorabilia finds. Now it’s time to focus solely on this year’s event and see what goodies you can get your hands on before the action gets underway from Le Golf National. Here are ten 2018 Ryder Cup products available that we think you’ll like.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt Rangefinder

Earlier this month we found out that Bushnell rangefinders are the preferred choice of GolfWRX members. Well, now you can get your hands on this Ryder Cup-themed Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt Rangefinder. Although it doesn’t say so, the Rangefinder does look quite European in its colors. You can take a closer look at it here.

2018 Ryder Cup Set of Two 18.5 oz All-Purpose Wine Glasses

 

It’s only right to showcase these Ryder Cup-themed wine glasses, as, after all, we are in France. Keep the beer in the fridge and open up a nice bottle of Bordeaux and chill out and enjoy the three days of drama unfold from Le Golf National. Available here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup FootJoy SciFlex Golf Glove

One of the simplest and cheapest ways to grab a 2018 Ryder Cup souvenir that you should get a lot of use out of, this FootJoy Golf Glove features the official 2018 Ryder Cup logo and is available to purchase here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup USA Fanwear Pique Polo – Navy

We covered just what the U.S. team will be wearing over the three days of action at Le Golf National here. The feedback on the outfits was a little mixed, however, if like me you appreciated the minimalist style of the matchday shirts then this pique polo shirt will interest you. Another plus about this classy polo is that it’s almost half the price of the official match polos, check it out in more detail here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Nike Energy Pack T-Shirt

Just a big fan of the Ryder Cup and don’t want a product that appears too partisan? This Nike Ryder Cup T-Shirt is a cool way of showing your love for the event, and it comes in a color choice of carbon, white or blue. Check them out here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Team Europe Pom Pom Headcover Set of 3 (D R F) – Navy Stars

 

This Team Europe Pom Pom Headcover set is a winner. Enough said. Check them out here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup US Team Driver Cover

As with the European Headcovers, this Team USA leather Driver cover is beautiful, with impressive detail featuring the USA Ryder Cup logo and a ’12 Strong’ detail at the back of the head cover. Take a look at it here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Leatherette Tote Bag

A 2018 French Tricolour Ryder Cup bag featuring the official tournament crest and wording. A cool way to celebrate the first Ryder Cup ever to be held in France. Available here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Team Europe Beanie – Royal/Yellow/White (Match Day)

These Team Europe Beanies look snug. Useful for showing your colors for next week’s event, and they’ll get plenty of use with winter closing in on us. Check them out here.

Ryder Cup Trophy Urn

A must for all golf fans. Well, maybe not. But Ryder Cup fanatics may still be interested in these Ryder Cup-themed urns described as “A perfect send off for a golf-loving friend or family member”. I’ll let you make up your own mind on these.

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Titleist releases new Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60-degree T Grind

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The Vokey SM7 L Grind proved to be a welcome addition for those golfers who were looking to excel around the greens on firm conditions. The enhanced heel, toe and trailing edge grind provided the lowest bounce option available from Titleist upon its release.

Now, Titleist has announced the release of their new Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60-degree T Grind. Just like the L Grind, the latest release from Titleist is a low-bounce option designed for players with a shallow attack angle playing in firm conditions, however, the new T Grind’s dual-bounce sole allows the wedge to sit closer to the ground, making it easier to get the leading edge under the ball and promoting lift. According to Titleist, the dual bounce sole creates a narrow, forward bounce which helps to provide a gliding sensation.

The new Vokey T Grind proved a popular choice at the Open Championship earlier this year, where the conditions were firm and fast. Charley Hoffman and Cameron Smith were just two of the PGA Tour professionals who decided to put the T Grind into their bag for the test at Carnoustie, and Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill explained just why it is such a great option to have on firm golf courses:

“When we arrived at Carnoustie and saw how firm and fast the course was playing, it was clear that the T Grind was going to be a great option. Bob crafted the T Grind to have low bounce that can be easily manipulated while keeping the leading edge close to the turf. It really excels when faced with those hard, unforgiving lies.”

The limited edition 60-degree T Grind features a brand new, ultra-premium Slate Blue finish, and those who desire can even get their T Grind customized. Customers will have the option to avail of Titleist’s personalized stamping of up to 10 characters and in one of 12 paintfill colors.

The Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60-degree T Grind is available now through Wedgeworks at Vokey.com or by custom order, starting at $250.

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