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TaylorMade M3 and M4 drivers, fairways and rescues


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#31 TK3309

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

Both drivers look great to me. Don't think I've been this excited for a driver during the middle of the winter before. The technology does make a ton of sense after watching those videos and I can't wait to test both.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

 jokerusn, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Love the shape of the faces of the 460s.  Probably try the M4 at some point.  What really has me interested is the M4 tour.  It looks a tad larger than the M2 tour but I'll have to wait to see it in person before making any purchases.

From TM's website, it looks like the M4 tour is 3 cc's larger than the M2 tour.  Not sure if that would be noticeable at address.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

 HeadonaStick, on 02 January 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

 cardoza, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Looks like Tiger is sporting the M3.

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Or using one for a photo op... the settings on that look like it just came off the rack.

Actually, the loft sleeve was changed. Not sure your point though, regardless.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:57 AM

 HeadonaStick, on 02 January 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

 cardoza, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Looks like Tiger is sporting the M3.

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Or using one for a photo op... the settings on that look like it just came off the rack.
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Sbarbaro then suggested the M3 440 at 9 degrees—a club with a slightly smaller head that he said earlier in the day he thought Woods would like.

After a couple of waggles, Woods flashed a smile and said, “I like it a lot.”

After a few swings Sbarbaro made a tweak, shifting the two movable weights all the way forward. On the next swing Woods tattooed one: 322 yards of carry, 15 degrees launch, 2,100 spin—nearly ideal.

That success led Woods to say, “OK, tournament ball.” For Woods, that is a fairway finder with a soft cut. The result was a perfect in-play ball. Sbarbaro noted the weights forward sacrificed some forgiveness, but added some speed and made the club much more workable—a desirable trait for a player who wants to shape their shots like Woods.

After 90 minutes during which he hit close to 100 balls, Woods was closer to perhaps a new driver, but insisted there was a lot of work still to do, mostly on course.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

 HeadonaStick, on 02 January 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

 cardoza, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Looks like Tiger is sporting the M3.

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Or using one for a photo op... the settings on that look like it just came off the rack.
lol..so it's an expensive prop.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

Cobra has had a similar technology to Twist Face for quite some time now they called it the E9 face.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

 2putttom, on 02 January 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

 HeadonaStick, on 02 January 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

 cardoza, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Looks like Tiger is sporting the M3.


Or using one for a photo op... the settings on that look like it just came off the rack.
lol..so it's an expensive prop.
...or maybe not.  Just saying, until I see him with it on the course, and knowing how picky Woods can be, I'm not going to assume he switched because he has one in a staged photo.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:10 AM

Honestly, not a fan of them, appearance wise, at all.

I think 2017's lineup has been the most attractive set of woods they've released in a long time. I also wish they'd stop doing 440's and go back doing 430's. I want as small as possible. Performance wise, the 2017's M1/M2 didn't do anything for me. I hope these can do some magic.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:11 AM

 cardoza, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Looks like Tiger is sporting the M3.

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Sporting one for a photo doesn't mean he is playing it in a tournament....

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

Cant wait to see what the staff bag looks like!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

Go Tiger!! Golf is so much better with him around! Hope this driver and 3 wood helps his game

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:32 AM

Same technology as Cobra's E-9 and the B & R in the milled face in the new Cobra Drivers.  Just a recycled idea with new branding.  Kinda like they stole the blue and red M color scheme from BMW M series cars.    Time for TM to have some original thinking or get left 17 yards behind.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:33 AM

Interesting tech, great marketing. They're going to sell the p!ss out of these drivers.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:39 AM

As someone who is familiar with the high toe shot, I can't wait to test this out!!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

 Eric05, on 02 January 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

Cant wait to see what the staff bag looks like!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

like the M3, hate the M4

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

I hope the product is better than the marketing.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

just sold my TM 440cc on ebay....will need to try the M3
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

the video shows some top pro's literally ooooing and ahhhing.........certainly piques my interest but if it comes in at over $500 I'll stick with my Titleist 910 D3

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

According to the specs I just read about the M4 hybrids there will be a 25 degree lefty. Its been years since they made one of those for left hand. Now if we could talk them into making the 7 & 9 wood options in left hand.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:48 AM

 jas904, on 02 January 2018 - 11:42 AM, said:

 Eric05, on 02 January 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

Cant wait to see what the staff bag looks like!
http://www.golfwrx.c...s/page__st__540

Post #543 & 545.  I think she's beautiful.

that looks ridiculously good. I think just the Blue is a sharp color. I always liked it on the Nike Vapor Line and with the red it pops
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:50 AM

I am not too sure which I am sold on. I feel like the M4 would be the better selection for me. Since I've always played the M2. I really do not believe too much into adjusting the driver too much.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

 daverain1, on 02 January 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:

Same technology as Cobra's E-9 and the B & R in the milled face in the new Cobra Drivers.  Just a recycled idea with new branding.  Kinda like they stole the blue and red M color scheme from BMW M series cars. Time for TM to have some original thinking or get left 17 yards behind.

I thought the same at first before hearing specifics, but that doesn't seem to be the case. They seem to be addressing a similar problem in different ways.

Cobra has been tilting the axis of the bulge & roll to help low-heal and high-toe strikes.

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“We did a lot of analysis we found that first, the bulge and roll should really be canted along this E9 axis, so instead it being vertical, we actually tilt the roll at seven degrees, as is the bulge. So it optimizes accuracy when golfers hit on the low heel and high toe.”
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

Anyone know if they use the same sleeve as the previous M1/M2? Or am I going to need a new shaft..
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

Any word on loft offerings for drivers and fairways and lie angle specs for the fairways?

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

 ace036, on 02 January 2018 - 12:28 PM, said:

Any word on loft offerings for drivers and fairways and lie angle specs for the fairways?
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

This is interesting for sure, seems like a good idea in theory.  But as someone you misses out on the toe, it sure looks like the added on the twisted face that if you miss out on the toe with an open face the club face would be fractionally more open because they added the loft there.  Meaning my right miss is now going more right....

I think it would make sense for the person with the toe miss hitting primarily hooks and the person with the heel miss hitting primarily fades as their misses (right handers).  

Anyways, just initial thoughts.

Aesthetically I think they look great (from the top), a little busy on the bottom but that's ok.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:47 PM

They look pretty solid. Im interested.
But will be sticking with what I got for the time being.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

 jokerusn, on 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

Love the shape of the faces of the 460s.  Probably try the M4 at some point.  What really has me interested is the M4 tour.  It looks a tad larger than the M2 tour but I'll have to wait to see it in person before making any purchases.


I made mention of that wonderful face shape in other thread....great minds!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

Damn that M3 440.....

I hate 460cc driver heads, Epic was the first one I got along with.

The M3 fairway and hybrid look solid also.

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