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First Look: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Irons

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Another day, another sighting of 2017 TaylorMade product. This time, it’s TaylorMade 2017 M2 irons that have appeared in our forum (photos from GolfWRX Member BillMurrayGolfing).

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The original M2 irons were TaylorMade’s longest-flying iron of 2016, with the company’s longest blade lengths, widest sole widths and thinnest club faces. While they used the company’s Speed Pocket in the 3-7 irons — a slot in the sole designed to create a higher launch angle — they did not use the company’s Face Slots, which TaylorMade says make the club face more flexible for increased consistency on off-center hits.

From the photos, it’s clear the 2017 M2 irons will use both Speed Pockets and Face Slots.

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The immediate future of TaylorMade’s slot technologies was questioned when we spotted TaylorMade Staffers testing prototype irons at last week’s RSM Classic. The two iron models we photographed, which we believe will replace the current PSi and PSi Tour irons, did not include slots on their faces or soles.

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The photos also raise more questions about TaylorMade’s new “Geocoustic” technology, a word we first spotted on our photos of TaylorMade’s 2017 M2 drivers. It’s printed on the bottom of the three-dimensional badge in the cavity of the 2017 M2 irons.

The 2016 M2 irons also used a 3D badge in their cavities, which was extremely stiff to help mitigate vibrations to improve sound and feel.

Related: How TaylorMade designs its next set of irons

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Looking closer, TaylorMade also appears to have kept the fluted-hosel design that debuted with the 2016 M2 irons, although it has a slightly different appearance.

TaylorMade says its fluted hosels improve the sound and feel of the M2 irons while also saving a few grams of weight, which are redistributed lower and deeper in the head to improve launch angle. The design was also used on TaylorMade’s M2 fairway woods and hybrids.

Join the Discussion: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about TaylorMade’s 2017 M2 irons and M1 hybrids in our forum. 

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  1. MrJonny

    Jan 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I’m a 15 HC. Got fitted for them today. They are actually small and light. Bashed my Callaway xr pro irons out of the park with 17 yards extra carry. Smaller lighter and not as chunky as the Callaway xr pros or my previous ping g 30 which I sold two months after buying because they were so ugly. Looking forward for my delivery at the end of the month.

  2. RAT

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Hahahahahaha fatty irons!!! Hehehehe!

  3. Lowell

    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I am started to hope that Taylormade has a lease program available that way I would not feel to anxious about buying anything knowing new stuff is less than a year a way.

  4. BradT

    Nov 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

    surprised to they aren’t fluorescent green instead of chrome, bulky looking shovels

  5. Dave

    Nov 22, 2016 at 7:19 am

    No Thanks

  6. Uncle Phil

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Wal-Mart?? How dare you!! These fine clubs resemble the well built Northwestern brand sold at Target!

    • Mad-Mex

      Nov 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Think your confused, the “tour” version sells at Target, the super-duper game improving version sells at Wal-Mart.

  7. Tony Rich

    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    GolfWrx….what is Taylor Made paying you to show
    all their new junk on the daily? You used to be the non biased hardcore golf junkie site….now it’s just a TM junk site.

    C’Mon you can do better.

  8. Mad-Mex

    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    They look like cheap Wal-Mart clubs,,,

  9. Dave R

    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Can you say UGLY.

  10. Clay

    Nov 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Went from fully to just regular ugly. Nice work TM.

  11. Oskars

    Nov 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    If these came with traditional lofts like a 47* pitching wedge I would be all over them but as they are now they are just too long for most high swing speed low cap players.

  12. Big Mike

    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Yawn. No real technological advance here. Just more of the same redressing previously introduced technology. No doubt they will work and I am sure they are great but I would hope they could be just a bit more creative than this. Maybe Kirkland with come out with a K2 iron that gives them a run for their money as they did with their Kirkland golf ball.

    • MikeA

      Nov 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      You realize Kirkland doesn’t make anything. Right?

      • tzed

        Nov 22, 2016 at 10:15 am

        Kirkland makes very good golf balls.

        • new stuff!!

          Nov 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

          Costco markets very good golf balls – they put their Kirkland logo on an OEM golf ball and sell it for very low margins. Average Costco margin is 13%.

  13. Tom

    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    That has more parts than a Kardashian sisters.

  14. Dat

    Nov 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Nice A E S T H I C S lol.

  15. Lester Diamond

    Nov 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Apparently, all of their competent club designers have jumped that sinking ship.

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana DF 60 TX

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik Pro (19 degrees)

Irons: Callaway X Forged ’18 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour 125 S+

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged Wedges (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey Works Big T #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Recently, we at GolfWRX have been showcasing the hottest golf shoes in different categories with the good folks at TRENDYGOLF USA.

For your reference, you can check out those selections here:

Now it’s time to venture into the must-have apparel, which you can get your hands on as the weather begins to turn.

First we took a look at some of the most stylish jackets and pants on the market, and then we covered the sweater and vest category. Now we’ll highlight what we feel are some of the best mid-layers and hoodies available from a bunch of different brands. So let’s get to it!

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G/FORE

1 x 1 Striped Mid – $165

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Greyson

Den Of Thieves Tate Mockneck – $150

Color Code: Mockneck Bluejay

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Linksoul

Dry-Tek Quarter Zip – $101

Color Codes: Heather Grey, Midnight

“The Dry-Tek Quarter Zip is brand new this season from Linksoul. This cotton/poly midlayer is perfect for those transitional autumn days. It’s lightweight and features moisture wicking properties as well as plenty of natural stretch. Features a Linksoul detailed zipper as well as patch detailing on the left hip.”

Peter Millar

Drirelease Natural Touch Quarter Zip – $138

Color Code: Melange Stripe Cape Blue

Polo Golf Ralph Lauren

Fine Gauge Terry Half Zip – $125

Color Code: Royal Navy, Grey Heather

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RLX Ralph Lauren

Brushback Tech Jersey – $138

Color Codes: Pajama Blue Heather, Light Grey Heather, Cruise Royal, Tiki Green Heather, True Orange, Lime Quartz, Pure White, Dark Sport Heather

“Here for the 2020 season a revamped version of a golfer’s favorite performance piece that both could be worn as a midlayer, on top of a polo, or as mock neck shirt itself. Perfect to carry in the back when the weather turns. Features a right chest pocket, as well as signature RLX logo on the back neck and wearer’s right sleeve.”

Cashmere Hoodie – $298

Color Codes: Royal Blue, Polo Black, Dark Sport Heather

“The Cashmere Hoodie is brand new this season from RLX Ralph Lauren. Perfect for range days or relaxing in off course, this hoodie is super soft and comfortable. The cashmere fabrication makes it super luxurious and lightweight. The cuffs and drawstring hood have contrast tipping with the signature RLX logo on the lower right arm.”

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So whether you’re looking for ideas for gifts you want to give, or even better receive, we have you covered!

Best golf gifts on Amazon

The Golf Father Gift Ceramic Coffee Mug

From the listing: “Do you need a gift idea for Christmas, Valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday, family occasion, or father’s day? This novelty mug will make a great gift for your husband, boyfriend, brother, uncle, grandparents, co-worker or friend.”

Price: $8.45

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Titleist Pro V1 Christmas Golf Balls – 3 Pack (Amazon UK)

From the listing:Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls – 3 Pack – Printed with christmas motifs. Total performance for all golfers with the combination of exceptional distance, the best short game spin and control, and very soft feel. Exceptional Distance | Drop-and-Stop Short Game Control. Very Soft Feel.”

Price: $22.50

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Nike Men’s Academy 18 Drill Top

From the listing:Sweat-wicking Nike Dry-FIT Technology. Half-zip design. 100% Polyester. Machine Wash. Fastening: Zipper. Academy 18 Drill.”

Price: $49

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GoSports CHIPSTER Range

From the listing:Includes 3 Chipping Targets (12 inches, 18 inches, 24 inches) for practicing at varying distances and directions. Targets setup in seconds and neatly store in the included carrying case. Use outdoors with real golf balls or indoor with foam balls.”

Price: $29.99

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Titleist Players Men’s Golf Glove

From the listing:Ultra-thin, for maximum feel and lasting performance. Premium, quality fit means a seamless connection to your club. Utilizes proprietary breathable fabric for comfort and support. Satin reinforcement at cuff and thumb for strength and durability.”

Price: $30

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2020 Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

From the listing:Chrome Soft takes Tour performance to another level; We’ve reengineered every aspect and element in the ball for more speed off the tee, and longer distance off of every club in the bag. A faster, larger Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast Core is designed for increased distance; The significantly larger inner core creates higher launch and lower spin. And the thinner, firmer outer core is reinforced with Graphene for better durability.”

Price: $39.99 (down from $47.99)

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TaylorMade TP5 Pix 2.0 Golf Ball

From the listing:Better visibility: Multi-Color, high contrast graphics. Better alignment: Unique clear path alignments.”

Price: $39.99 (down from $44.99)

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Titleist Golf Warmer 

From the listing:Mitten style with micro fleece lining and cinch opening for comfort. Water resistant shell for performance in all weather conditions. Internal hand warmer compartment.”

Price: $44.99

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TaylorMade Pro Stand 6.0 Golf Bag

From the listing:9″ Top stand bag. 7-Way top with a front integrated grab handle and two side grab handles with color co-ordinated air mesh. Light weight high-mount automatic stand system. 4-Point adjustable backpack strap for maximum balance and comfort. Towel loop and umbrella holder.”

Price: $79.99 (down from $129.99)

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Garmin Approach S10

From the listing:Simple, easy-to-use golf watch. Sleek, lightweight and comfortable with a high-resolution, Sunlight-readable display. Provides yardages to the front, back and middle of the Green -as well as Hazards and doglegs -on more than 41, 000 preloaded courses worldwide. Keep Score on the watch for a summary of your round, total distance played and total time.”

Price: $99 (down from $149.99)

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Under Armour Men’s Spieth 3 Golf Shoe

From the listing:Textile and Synthetic. Imported. Synthetic sole. Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch. Breathable, Clarino microfiber upper & a lightweight waterproof membrane keep you cool & dry. Smart woven forefoot panel & heel counter for biomechanically correct foot support & lightweight comfort. Integrated lacing system for a locked in fit.”

Price: $117.21 (down from $200)

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Puma Men’s Ignite Pwradapt Caged Stars and Stripes Golf Shoe

From the listing: 100% Synthetic. Synthetic sole. Adaptive Fit System. Ignite Foam. Power cage. Power frame. Power adapt.”

Price: $169.99

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Callaway Golf 2020 Mavrik Fairway Wood

From the listing:MAVRIK is the longest fairway wood that Callaway has ever made. The new A. I. -optimized Flash Face SS20 is forged from exotic materials, which are uniquely designed for each model and loft to maximize ball speed and performance. We’ve combined our industry-leading technologies to deliver distance, forgiveness and performance from every club.”

Price: $249.99 (down from $299.99)

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