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The TaylorMade 2017 M1 and M2 irons are forgiving game improvement irons that are easy to launch with good distance.
TaylorMade‘s M series clubs may be best known for the drivers you see Dustin, Rory, and Jason Day banging around each weekend, but the M1 and M2 irons may be worth your attention as well. Both the 2017 M1 and M2 irons are designed to deliver maximum forgiveness and distance for consistency and better overall performance.
Both the TaylorMade 2017 M1 and M2 irons share a common look in regards to being game improvement irons. Each iron has noticeable offset, thicker toplines, and thicker soles. The M2 specifically is a little bit beefier all around and has a larger head size. The M1 still has some game improvement look to it but the head is more compact and will appeal more to the mid-handicappers who still like a GI-style iron. Compared to the P line of irons, the M1 and M2 look a little more mechanical and less sleek.
Sound & Feel
There’s a very slight difference in feel between the TaylorMade 2017 M1 and M2 irons. On good shots the M1 has a little more crispness to it. Overall, both clubs are fairly muted and forgiving feeling. There is very little vibration in your hands which will make for a pain-free round no matter where you strike the ball.
Both irons have a definitive “pop” or “slap” sound that’s consistent with thin-faced GI irons. A mishit will get a little thinner tone, but you have to miss pretty badly.
Performance is where the TaylorMade‘s 2017 M1 and M2 irons excel in our review process. While I was lukewarm on the sound and feel, I’m able to look past that for a good performance. What I was looking to get out of both of these irons was a long, towering, straight shot with maximum forgiveness. This was exactly the result I experienced.
TaylorMade utilized Face Slots and Speed Pockets to maintain flexibility in the face which should increase ball speed on mishit shots. Now, I won’t tell you I was hitting a 6 iron off the toe 195 yards, but they were maintaining speed and still getting decent distance.
Consistency and ease is what made both of these irons the most impressive to me. It seemed like no matter what I did with my swing, the club could bail me out.
If you’re a big TaylorMade fan but need more forgiveness than the pros, the M irons are for you. A player that’s a little better with their iron game may find favor with the M1 due to its smaller size. Players looking for all the help they can get will favor the M2. Both irons are forgiving and will help their players find a few extra yards consistently.