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First Look: TaylorMade M1 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids



GolfWRX brings you the first look at in-hand photos of TaylorMade’s new M1 line, including the 430 and 460 drivers, fairway woods and rescue clubs.

See below for in-hand photos and information, and click the links to join the discussion in the forums.

M1 driver

b1c434c0e606b0bf509646f24a72d36eTaylorMade’s M1 drivers — available in both 430 and 460 models — have a T-track that allows golfers to change both launch height and launch direction. Also, the drivers have a light-weight carbon composite crown that lowers overall center of gravity (CG) to increase forgiveness and distance potential.


T-Track system

  • A 15-gram weight slides from side-to-side on the front track, allowing golfers to choose between fade, neutral and draw biases by up to 25 yards, according to TaylorMade.
  • Also, a 10-gram weight slides from front-to-back on a perpendicular track, allowing golfers to change between high, medium and low launch. Golfers will see up to 300 rpm and 0.8 degrees of launch adjustment, according to TaylorMade.


The loft sleeve on the hosel is adjustable by 4-degrees (+/- 2 degrees), with 12 different positions allowing golfers to change face angle, loft and lie.


Stock shaft options
  • High-launch: Fujikura Pro 60 (X-, S-, R-, M-flex)
  • Mid-launch: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60 (X-, S-, R-flex)
  • Low-launch: Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (X-, S-flex)

TaylorMade is also offering an additional 25 premium custom shafts at no upcharge.

M1 430 vs. M1 460


M1 430 (left) vs. 460


M1 430 (left) vs. 460


M1 460 (top) vs. 430

Specs, pricing and availability 

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The M1 drivers will be available on Oct. 8 for $499.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the M1 driver in the forums.

M1 fairway woods

TaylorMade’s new M1 fairway woods have a sliding track that houses two 15-gram sliding weights that allow golfers to adjust the directional bias between draw, neutral and fade. The woods also feature a carbon crown composite to lower the CG for a higher launch and reduced spin.


The sliding weights have a “recessed design,” which TaylorMade says will improve turf interaction.


Specs, pricing and availability

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The M1 fairway woods come with a stock Fujikura Pro 70 shaft (X, S, R and M flexes) in 15, 17 and 19-degree options, and will be available on Oct. 8 for $299.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the M1 fairway woods in the forums.

TaylorMade M1 Rescue 

TaylorMade’s new M1 Rescue clubs have two moveable weights in the sole — one near the toe, one on the back portion of the sole — allowing golfers to adjust between neutral and fade bias. They also have what TaylorMade calls a “Speed Pocket,” behind the impact area to improve ball speed and maintain distance on off-center hits.


The loft sleeve on the hosel allows for 3-degrees of adjustment (+/- 1.5 degrees) to change face angle, loft and lie.


Specs, pricing and availability

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TaylorMade’s M1 Rescue clubs come with a stock Fujikura Pro 80 shaft (X-, S-, R- and M-flex). Lofts include 17-, 19-, 21-, 24-degree options, and will be available on Oct. 8 for $249.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the M1 Rescue club in the forums.

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  2. Roy

    Oct 8, 2015 at 9:29 am

    It might very well be a great driver but I just do not like the look of the white metal/carbon fiber combination. It reminds me of the metal/wood appearance of the old Lynx drivers from the 80’s.

  3. Peter Roffey

    Oct 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Nice club, works even better with the right shaft, longer than my SLDR and more accurate to boot. Less closed faced than most TM Drivers, which is welcome for me as I don’t need any additional help hooking the ball. It will probably find its way into my bag for next golf season. Got the highest praise from a TM opposed clubfitter in my store by saying, “I don’t hate it.” I am open minded and try every new release out and balance them on their own merits.

    Driver: SLDR
    Fairway: Callaway RAZR-Fit Extreme
    Hybrids: AMP-Cell
    Irons: Ping Anser
    Wedges: Vokey
    Putter: Ping Senita B

  4. Shooter04

    Oct 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I just demo’d the M1 fairway 15* with the Rogue 70 against my R9 13*with NV85X on trackman. Needless to say, the R9 beat out the M1 on spin, distance and launch angle and mishits.

  5. Ron Burg

    Sep 28, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    looks like another 9 month shelf life – viewed the club in person today – best not tap the crown in anger – 430 looks better than 460 – ??? does it sound like the old Ft Series from Callaway – Fongo Bat? anybody hit this thing?

  6. rockflightxl1000

    Sep 25, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Can’t hate on the look! The half white crown will retain the illusion of newness by masking the pop up & sky marks… lol! TM just needs to learn how to make a scratch resistant sole to make it impervious to drop kicked dummy marks!

  7. Richard

    Sep 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    The comments are very entertaining.
    All BLACK M1 would attract my attention, don’t like the half breed look but I do understand that marketing wanted it so groupies could tell Jason had something new.
    The original post contains limited information:
    1) Does shaft tip fitting from R15, SLDR, R1 work in M1?
    2) Is fitting 0.335″ Tip? or 0.355″
    3) Head Weight?
    4) Do the weights come off like the R15 ones do?
    BTW my R9 TP still works better than R1 TP, SLDR, or R15 TP. So it lives in the bag still.
    October 8 th 2015 is designated as D Day.

    • Peter Roffey

      Oct 6, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Tip adapter from SLDR, R15 all work in M1 but will retain +/- 1.5 deg from SLDR in M1. My Speeder 757 shaft was sweet in this club. Hotter launch and lower spin than my SLDR. (I launch and spin the ball fairly low anyway) probably back to 9.5 deg from 11 deg in SLDR.
      .335 tip is standard, but .350 adapter will fit from the other models. Designed more like a TP model from the get go.

  8. Killer

    Sep 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Hey, is the Fairway Shaft an update version of the Vista Pro?
    I love the Vista Pro! I hope so…
    Now back to driver bashing!

  9. kev

    Sep 21, 2015 at 3:42 am

    i never played taylormade anything. this driver would likely be a good candidate to be my first taylormade. this driver looks good. i think they will hit a HR with this design.

  10. Ballzo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I wish they would quit bringing the paint down so low onto the faces. I know they do that on purpose so one bad swing and my new driver looks old and now I need the new one that is coming out in 3 months. Designed obsolescence at work again. I don’t like that they are setting me up like that. I don’t by TM anymore.

    • Bryan

      Sep 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Hit it better and you wont have that issue!!

  11. Jeff*

    Sep 16, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I know this won’t be popular, but maybe there’s a reason for TM bashers. Maybe, folks with a really solid set of clubs or even just woods like Rocket balls or even Burners are justifiably upset they bought into the company 3-5 years ago. The company that made all the best drivers in the last ten years keeps making their own products obsolete, despite obvious market data showing gains to every department Adidas has, Taylormade continues to hemmorage money, and they won’t change a thing. They’re going to sell soon, all the die hards know it, no company loses like that and stays afloat . They’re losing big time to Callaway in emerging market shares, for the first time in years, and theyre throwing freaking release parties in the hamptions, it reminds me of Efron
    . I happen to like the new driver, I feel for guys hoping for a rebirth of the glory days, but TMAG is a sinking ship, and they did it to themselves.

  12. Chi

    Sep 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    The comments on here are ridiculous. Awesome it is another new driver/woods/hybrid that’s more options for us the consumers. Either you buy it or you dont, why the need to bash TM for putting out new equipment? I know i look forward to new everything; clothes, cars, irons, drivers, shoes, cell phones just to see what they look like. Thats why a lot of ppl go to the PGA Show every year to see what is new. Also the whole resale argument, I do not understand at all. I guess it must be because i dont buy equipment with its resale value in mind. Its golf equipment ppl not an investment (unless you play professionally of course). Bottom line if you like the clubs great if you dont great move on and find something that works for you.

  13. michael

    Sep 11, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I will stick with my Nickent 4 dx Evolver driver that started all of the shaft and the options for loft etc.. I hit it great. As they say if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. I have the shaft and loft combo that works the best for me.

    • prime21

      Sep 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

      The Nickent 4 dx Evolver set the standard for driver technology. There must be at least 0 tour players currently gaming it. How do you know your shaft/loft combo works best for you if you haven’t tried anything new? If it doesn’t beat the Nickent WonderWand, then no harm, no foul. But I guarantee there are plenty of pipes out there that will leave yours in the dust. Sounds like you got a great deal at a neighbors yard sale & you are trying to defend your $20 purchase. Any driver post that includes the word Nickent receives an automatic LOL designation. Thank you though for providing a gem that I can recall every time i need a good laugh for the remainder of the week!

      • Michael

        Sep 21, 2015 at 8:05 am

        Hi prime,

        have you ever seen ballspeeds and general spin properties of the 4DX Evolver? There is nothing to LOL about. I fit Callaway and Titleist woods and the company I work for used to distribute Nickent. There aren’t many drivers out there, that blow the Evolver out of the water. There are a couple out there, that are more game improvement and easier to hit. But if the Nickent driver is dialed in, it’s still a driver hard to replace. Believe me – I tried.


  14. Mat

    Sep 11, 2015 at 11:10 am

    The hybrids look legit. But driver for $499, you should let me pick ANY shaft!

    • CD

      Sep 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      You get 28 options. Beyond that, you have to pay, but not bad considering.

  15. Matto

    Sep 11, 2015 at 1:33 am

    And new SLDR S’s are now online for $125!!!! Here. We. Go!!!! Let the fire sale begin!!!! Yew!!!

  16. KC

    Sep 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I really like the Drvr look. I would like to the M1 430. The smaller head looks very appealing.

  17. Jamie

    Sep 10, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    TaylorMade and Barack Obama are ruining golf as we know it!!!!! Too many drivers!!!!!!

  18. Ian

    Sep 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Hilarious – can’t claim increased distance so now they’re calling it increased distance POTENTIAL…

    • Bob

      Oct 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Totally agree. It is not a matter of life or death. You do not need to buy a new driver every five minutes. Better to spend the money on lessons. But to those who do buy often – thank you. After 10 years with my old driver I recently bought a SLDR on eBay for USD 85 in mint condition.

  19. ron

    Sep 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Its crazy how angry and aggressive some of these comments are! jeez!! its just a new driver people.

  20. Max

    Sep 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    All Black crown with silver face and I’d be more interested.

  21. Jang Hyung-sun

    Sep 9, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    bridgestone j33r with oban kiyoshi black x. non-adjustable and very workable. plus longer than any of this silly stuff.

    • kc

      Sep 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      How did you hit the M1? how does it compare to your bridgestone?

  22. john

    Sep 9, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    unlike the majority of golfers who think new products kill the game, I love seeing the new gear come out and have played Taylormade drivers for years (R7, R9, R11, SLDR.. skipped R15) and unfortunately this bad boy is just too damned ugly.
    Every manufacturer produces a product which will maximise my distance (with COR limits and physics / spin models) so I’ll just pick the one that looks the best, this aint it i’m afraid.
    The sole is far too busy and ugly, and the top is only just passable – no doubt it’ll sound tinny as most TM drivers do too.
    Great that they’ve dropped the R name again as the R15 was destined to fail from the second they made it (looked exactly like an R11) – Taylormade and the golf junkies on these websites forget that 95% of the golf buying market AREN’T massive golf nerds like we are (or the people at taylormade are), you have to make clubs with a noticeable difference model vs model and to the casual golf purchaser the R15 looked exactly like THAT WHITE DRIVER YEARS AGO (The R11).
    We’ll see if this one works or not hey!
    And GREAT custom shaft options, TERRIFIC, everyone in the US can get the right shaft for their game, rest of the world will get the cheapest, worst shaft in the range and no other option, thanks again for that TM.

  23. emp

    Sep 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Uhhmmm… Tell me… why would I want the second weight to move back? To counter-balance for the carbon fiber crown and/or for the low-spin shafts? And for 300 rpm / 0.8 launch angle differences? Can anyone including the top PGA pros hit multiple drives within those margins anyway?

  24. Mike Hunt

    Sep 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    My dad can beat up your dad and can hit it further than your dad!

  25. Sling

    Sep 9, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    If these hit anything like the r10, 11, 1, 15, and sldr save your money and get lessons. Same repainted and rebranded crap.

  26. Laurence of Arizona

    Sep 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Maybe this $500 Driver will be able to displace my 4 or 5 yr old RBZ driver with a Kuro Kage TiNi shaft. Easiest to hit and most accurate I have ever tried.

    • Greg Elliott

      Sep 20, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      I got a RBZ stage 2 driver and 3 wood, love them, best woods I’ve ever owned

  27. Ken

    Sep 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Maybe it IS time to trade my old hickory shafts.

  28. Craig

    Sep 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I remember when the very first generation of Big Bertha came out and it was the cat’s meow!

  29. jc

    Sep 9, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Does it come with a nascar crew to adjust it when I come in for gas?

    • Apl

      Sep 9, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      No but ur welcome to carry Maalox in your bag

  30. jc

    Sep 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I guess I will have to trade in my G25 woods and G30 irons. All they do is go dead straight and high. I guess if I had all those new dodans I would just set them to neurtral since I don’t slice or hook?

  31. jc

    Sep 9, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    what? no adjustable grip size and changeable color sleeves? you call this progress? where is the trackman download bluetooth antena?
    oh right, this will come out in the Next release…in 2 months

  32. Regis

    Sep 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I alternate between two drivers a SLDR and a Cobra Fly Z. Both have a custom shaft and are perfect for me. But I’m a ho so my next purchase was going to be an R15 or a FlyZ + that I can demo against each other using my preferred shaft now that their prices are dropping. I like TMAG but I like the launch adjustability (front to back) provided by the FlyZ+. Suffice it to say this entry has me intrigued. Only problem is the obvious one. The price tag.

    • Apl

      Sep 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      It’s like any TP before at $499

    • dberger

      Sep 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      just based on my experience with both the r15 and the fly z with many different shafts….the fly z + in the forward position is a great combo bomber forgiveness low spinner… fly z spun too much. the r15 is by far my longest club ive ever owned but felt like i missed fairways too much….same shaft options….if you put the r15 in the forgiving setting, i feel like you lose the extra distance and dont gain the forgiveness of the fly z plus.

  33. John Krug

    Sep 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Where is the list of additional 25 premium custom shafts?

    The R15 is now $299.99, soon to be $149.99. How many extra yards will the M1 give you? Jason Day says he will get 10 yards. That means everyone else will get zero yards.

    • Apl

      Sep 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      I’d say for most people they’ll probably get +3 yards from adjusting and then +3 from the 45.5 inch shaft which is long for a TP type driver

      • john krug

        Sep 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm

        Spending several hundred dollars for 6 measly yards? No thanks.

  34. cmyktaylor

    Sep 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    what happened to loft up?

  35. Mark

    Sep 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Dear oh dear engineers instead of Golfers calling the shots. Waaaaaaay too complicated. In fact the reject rates on heads this complex must be horrendous. Friend of mine was back in town last week and had his still gorgeous 540XD TP. Now that was a pretty head.

    • Apl

      Sep 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      And i’ll blow it by him by 20 yards

    • mhendon

      Sep 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      I liked the 510 tp with the fujikura speeder 757 in it myself.

  36. JIMMY

    Sep 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Hopefully TMAG will continue to decline financially and perhaps it will be the end of the Evil Empire. Good lord.

    • ACGolfwrx

      Sep 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Agree, the evil empire can crumble LOL

    • HackerDav31

      Sep 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      That evil empire employs a pretty significant number of people who work hard and have families. Try thinking before posting with moronic comments. You may want to make yourself aware that every golf company on earth exists to make money. That’s why its called business.

      • Mike

        Sep 10, 2015 at 5:27 am

        exactly JIMMY, what if someone said that about the company you worked for or your business? hard to play golf when you don’t have any income

      • mcavoy

        Sep 10, 2015 at 7:44 am

        Well you are correct about that – it is people. But its not like the world of rank and file golfers just up and decided one day “lets take a giant sh!t on TM”. TMAG financials are a mess for a reason – you can only flood the market with so much merchandise through accelerated release cycles and false claims of “20 more yards” before you reach a tipping point with consumers and they simply stop buying your sh!t. So is the TM warehouse worker suffering? Probably. But if they are mad they should direct their anger inwards, towards the people who plot their business strategy. TM would love to clone about a million guys like you and apl, but they can’t. The “evil empire” is withering from within, not from the outside.

  37. DolphLundrenade

    Sep 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    If it said “Mizuno” on the bottom instead of Taylormade, this would be the biggest news in golf. That said… I wish it did say Mizuno instead of Tmag on the bottom. Probably another good driver from them.

  38. TM is out of ideas

    Sep 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Face reminds me of the R510, R540 & R580.

    • Nellaad

      Sep 9, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      I am still using my R510 TP. They have not made anything worth buying since.

  39. Oh My

    Sep 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Boy that utility is awfully ugly looking

  40. C

    Sep 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    No more TP. 28 shafts total offered at no charge. Albeit at $499. Haha

  41. Joshuaplaysgolf

    Sep 9, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks the bottom of these look like they are pieced together with Legos?? Personally I don’t love taylormade woods, in part because of the significant lack of quality stock and upgrade shafts available, and partially because I just don’t love how they feel. Obviously, its all about personal preference and fit for each individual golfer, so anyone’s opinion is really only applicable to themselves. Regardless of how often a company pumps out new clubs, I tend to only switch drivers every 3-5 years. I just took the G15 out of my bag this year. The numbers on new drivers never came close to being significantly better for me until I found my current stick…and I’m an equipment junky through and through.

    • C

      Sep 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      We also don’t care about you or what you say because what you say means nothing.

      • Joshuaplaysgolf

        Sep 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

        Sorry your life sucks so much you have to be a d*ck for absolutely no reason.

        • Apl

          Sep 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

          That’s exactly what everybody thought when they first read your original post

      • BcavWecllh

        Sep 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm

        Yet you took the time to read it and then took the time for your moronic response!

  42. Golfer

    Sep 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’m a little disappointed in myself but I do like the shape of these

  43. WILSON

    Sep 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I actually kinda liked it until I saw the sole… ugliest driver put out by a major manufacturer in a LONG TIME… and I played the SLDR for quite a while (still do sometimes)

    • C

      Sep 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Then don’t buy it. Let yer friends buy it Anderson them blow their drives by you by 15 yards

  44. SJ

    Sep 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    where do I get the kuro kage “tiny” shaft?

  45. tbone

    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Can’t keep up with TM. R15 just came out.

    Anyway, are these supposed to be geared toward game improvement? Didn’t notice a TP model mentioned.

    • Jon Silverberg

      Sep 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      R15 came out last fall…I hit one at a local PGA Tour Superstore in November…

      • Apl

        Sep 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm


      • HackerDav31

        Sep 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm

        Stupid facts. According to WRXers no other company has released a club in 2 years. They exist solely for the benevolence of the game, and not to generate profits. I don’t know why I continue coming to this site. The posters on here are the reason golf is dying… small minded, ignorant, and willful morons who think if its not up to their unattainable standards, it shouldn’t be… ugh.

        • emp

          Sep 9, 2015 at 7:41 pm

          And they all hit 280+ yrds, must tip their shafts, and any stock or sub-$300 shafts are garbage.

          • HackerDav31

            Sep 9, 2015 at 11:36 pm

            HA! Seriously… you forgot the 3-5 yard baby draw!

    • jaye

      Sep 16, 2015 at 4:07 am

      it was 13 months since the r15 was released

  46. emp

    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Wow… I wasn’t too happy with the stock shaft on my R15 430 and re-shafted with Kuro Kage Silver TiNi right after watching Jason Day win the PGA Championship with it. It was a 2013 model so I could find a used one cheap online. There was a reason why he chose it over the newer versions and TMaG decided to offer it as one of the M1’s stock shaft options.

  47. tim

    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I don’t like the look of the hybrid. Looks like a Dick’s version of Nickent club.

  48. dahtbomber

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    how many more yards are they guaranteeing with this one??

    • Al385

      Sep 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Enough to make a hole in one on a Par 4 but next model in few months will aim to Par 5s in one.

  49. Alex

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    There’s a 100% chance I’ll buy this driver… in a year.

  50. Ryan

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    The only question that really matters…will R1/SLDR/R15 shaft adapters work in the M1 series?

  51. mo

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    My next driver. I love it.

    • Joshuaplaysgolf

      Sep 9, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      You’ve never hit it or even put it in your hands. You must have TREMENDOUS faith and loyalty in TM.

      • mo

        Sep 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

        Since the days of the original Burner back in the 1980s. Currently R15. They rarely let me down. 🙂

      • Apl

        Sep 9, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        I love it too. And Taylormade is #1 for a reason!

        • mcavoy

          Sep 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm

          They are the #1 anchor dragging down TMAG financials that’s for sure.

  52. Dj

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    M2 to come out in January with dual sliders. Revolutionary stuff

  53. mulliganboy

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:18 pm


  54. buck star

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I like it. These guys make great drivers. I would put money on it that this performs as good as the coveted G30 and sounds better. I play the G30 and cant deny the looks of this head. Reminds me of a race car. Sexy and full of tech.

    • Matto

      Sep 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Nothing sounds as good as a flushed G30! BAAANNGG!!!

      • The dude

        Sep 9, 2015 at 11:03 pm

        Garbage for the better player….stick to your 20 handicap stupid…

  55. Max

    Sep 9, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I sure hope it looks better in person……

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