TaylorMade 2017 M1 & M2 Irons Review

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The TaylorMade 2017 M1 and M2 irons are forgiving game improvement irons that are easy to launch with good distance.

Introduction

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.

Looks

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

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.

Conclusion

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.

Buy TaylorMade M1 & M2 Irons HERE

TaylorMade 2017 M1 Irons Price & Specs

TaylorMade 2017 M2 Irons Price & Specs

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Bill Bush

Co-Founder, Director of Technology at PluggedInGolf.com
Bill is a true golf gear nerd by definition who loves making custom club creations in his garage with tools like sledge hammers, blow torches, and his bare hands. When Bill isn't working on PluggedInGolf.com, or in the garage, he is a technology manager living in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids. Bill plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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6 Comments

  1. Is there so little difference between the m1 and m2 you didnt think it worth mentioning? Apart from looks. Handicap range for example? Lofts we can see in the tables – how does that relate to distances in your testing?

    • “Loft for loft” (note: not club for club, as in 5 iron to 5 iron), there isn’t really a major difference that I thought was worth highlighting. Very few players are going to be torn between the two clubs. You will prefer the look, feel, and performance of one more than the other when you actually test them.

      • Ah ok, interesting. Not so much about forgiveness vs control the marketing (and plenty other reviews) mention, but more personal feel and looks. Thanks.

        • I don’t know if I’d say it’s as simple as that, but basically, yes. I think personal feel and visuals will correlate a bit. If you feel uncomfortable with the club, you’ll never realize any of the forgiveness or control benefits. Both clubs are fairly forgiving.

  2. Hi. Bill. Wondering if you’ve hit the Ping G400 and, if so, if you found much difference in the performance? Thanks!

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