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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.
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.
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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