TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood Review

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The TaylorMade M2 fairway wood has lots of ball speed and is slightly easier to launch than previous models.  Also the worst sounding club in years.


A few years back, TaylorMade brought sexy back to fairway woods with RocketBallz.  This year, they’re trading on the RBZ legacy in their marketing for the M2 by claiming it’s even hotter and easier to hit.

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The M2 fairway wood is just a smaller version of the M2 driver, so it’s a “love it or hate it” look.  I do like the fact that the two-tone crown makes the club look much smaller than it is, but overall I’m not a fan.  In terms of size, the M2 is pretty average for modern fairway woods: medium face depth, round, and nearly symmetrical.  One interesting thing is that the face looks a bit taller in the toe than it does in the heel.

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Sound & Feel

As much as possible, I try to be objective about sound and feel.  Some people like traditional and quiet, some like loud and explosive.  But when it comes to the TaylorMade M2 fairway wood, I cannot equivocate: this is the worst sounding club I’ve hit in years.  Hitting a ball with this is like smashing a club into a block of wood.  I’m not a huge sound and feel snob, but the sound of this club made me want to put it away…forever.



Sound aside, the M2 fairway wood does post some impressive numbers.  When you catch one flush, the ball speeds creep into driver territory and the spin is very low.  This makes it a strong choice off the tee or when you’re just trying to hit it as far as possible.  For players who need to hit precision fairway wood shots that hold greens, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere.  In terms of launch, the M2 is a bit higher launching than RBZ and other previous TaylorMade FWs, but I would not rate it as the easiest to launch of highest launching fairway wood.

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Whether your goal is getting home in two on par 5s or finding an alternative to your driver, the TaylorMade M2 will certainly give you the ball speed and low spin.  The only question is whether or not you can tolerate the sound.  As for me, I’ll defer to PluggedInGolf’s unofficial motto: CFFLS.*

Buy the TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood HERE

*Free hat to the first person to guess the acronym and post it in the comments.

Matt Saternus
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  1. Great! How am I supposed to get anything done today with this riddle hanging over my head?
    Consistently finding fairways lowers scores
    Clubs faking feel lack substance
    Can’t freaking fake love, Steve
    Club fitting fuels lovely strikes
    I read this site every day, I should know the unofficial motto. Must be too early.

  2. Adam Anava

    Club F*cking Feels Like Sh*t?

  3. Can’t Finish first Lovie Smith
    Since you’re in Chicago, I guess you can relate?

    • Matt Saternus

      Ouch. That one could definitely work, but, thankfully, none of us live and die with the Bears.



  4. Jason Warlond

    Can Find Fairway, Love Sound!

  5. Mark Bendyk

    How about
    Club face feels like sh*t
    Club face feels like it sounds

  6. Just picked up this club with the Aldila Rogue Black 70 shaft and it has changed my 3 wood game around instantly in a very positive manner. I think anyone that considers this club should first look at the 3HL at 16.5*. The 16.5* IMO balances out the low spin mid launch you get from the standard set up at 15*and provides a mid to high launch for around 10 extra yards of carry with the additional spin. But I think this club works best for someone who has above average distance, uses their 3 wood as I do more to hit to a precise target or area on the fairway off the tee and for going for greens on Par 5s in two. The higher launch and spin at the 16.5* with this club can be a game changer as if you get it to launch high the mid spin and higher launch I have seen to hold greens on Par 5s on multiple occasions. I think this fairway wood’s benefits come on depending how the golfer utilizes their 3 woods.

    As for the cons with this club the lighter head did take some getting used to as it felt a little lighter than the listed swing weight but it only took a couple of range sessions to get comfortable with it. I may have noticed it more because I prefer a higher swing weight than normal. Also with the stock shaft it didn’t have a great sound as mentioned by Matt but with the Aldila it has a low toned click which I don’t find to be a deterrence. IMO it just doesn’t have as much sound and feel as we are used to with many other clubs out there but for me the higher performance was well worth the trade off for some feel and I can still get a little feedback on the feel for where i hit the ball. Fantastic review Matt! Thank you for providing!

  7. I’ll give this one last try. If 3 of 5 words in the previous guess are correct I’ll assume the profanities are not a part of the unofficial PIG motto (that’s more in the realm of he guys over at MyGolfSpy, but I digress.)

    Club [blank] feels like [blank]

    Club functions feels like stone?
    Club failed feels like sand?

  8. SuperTrooper

    Can F*ucking Feel Little Sh*tty….at least that is what it felt like when I hit one this week.

  9. Club Face Feels Like Shit

  10. I couldn’t really get the M1 past 220 carry and I have similar swing speed with the 3 wood (max 94 mph) so I think I have to give this one a try strictly based on your launch monitor data numbers. :-)

    Thanks Matt.

  11. I am not sure what I am missing here. Best sounding and feeling fairway wood I’d ever hit. M2 3 wood HL. Reminds me of my old tour exotics cb2 4 wood with a much bigger sweet spot.

  12. Carbon Fiber Feels Like Shit

  13. Brandon Kump

    Cant Fake Feeling Like Shit

  14. Brandon Kump

    Center Fairway Feels Like Shit

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