TaylorMade M2 Tour Irons Review

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The TaylorMade M2 Tour irons don’t have the looks of a true “tour” club, and the feel is terrible.  Plenty of distance, decent forgiveness.


If you’ve read my reviews of TaylorMade’s other M2 clubs, you’ve noticed a very clear pattern – lots of distance, but at the cost of quality feel.  The M2 Tour iron promises something more for the better player, but as you’ll read here, that’s just their way of marketing a pretty standard game improvement iron.

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The TaylorMade M2 Tour irons are proof that putting the word “Tour” in the name of a club doesn’t make it good looking.  In fairness, it’s not an ugly iron by GI standards, but it simply should not be called a tour iron.  The amount of offset is much more in line with a game improvement club as is the size of the top line and sole.  The cavity looks like the standard M2, and the Burner irons before them, which is neither good nor bad.  There’s a fair amount of branding and decoration, but it’s not over the top.

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Sound & Feel

The feel of the M2 Tour irons is very much in line with the rest of the M2 clubs, which is to say, rock hard.  It’s one thing when a club feels hard on mishits, but the feel of the M2 Tour iron is hard even on pure shots.  Since the rather loud impact sound is the same on centered and mishit shots, the feedback is rather poor.

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There is a payoff for the mediocre looks and poor feel: distance.  The TaylorMade M2 Tour iron, while not as long as the standard M2 iron, is certainly longer than your average club.  This is partially due to the technology and partially due to really strong lofts.

In terms of forgiveness, the M2 Tour iron is pretty solid.  As game improvement clubs go, it’s toward the high end of forgiveness.  The problem is that between the forgiveness and the lack of feedback, it gets tough to know when you’ve hit a shot well and when you’ve hit one poorly.

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If you really want the word “Tour” on your irons, but don’t have the single-digit handicap yet, the TaylorMade M2 iron is what you want.  However, if you’re just looking for a solid game improvement iron, I think there are choices out there that are at least as good that won’t cause you to sacrifice feel for forgiveness.

Buy TaylorMade M2 Tour irons HERE

Matt Saternus
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  1. These clubs are an all time low for tailormade.

  2. Dale Hillman

    Your last statement suggests there are other irons that are as good as TM M2 in regards to foregiveness but with a better feel. Please be specific as I am seriously looking at options. I don’t want a player’s iron and don’t like the SGI irons as they are too big, even for me. So name names and I will take under advisement.

  3. Great review, thanks! I have only played for 1.5 years and have got down to a 13 handicap using the old TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons. After being fitted I want to go with Taylormade M2 tours or Ping G irons. The fitter is pushing these as he is sponsored by TaylorMade.

    Based on your review I would go with the Ping G’s. Main question for you is that as I continue to lower my handicap and advance my game, will the TaylorMade M2 Tours offer more control compared to the Ping G, or are they similar in that regard?


    • Matt Saternus


      There’s no reason to think that the M2 Tour is more workable than the G. I’d buy what I preferred the feel of.



  4. Interesting review, not one I fully agree with. These irons with steel shafts are very smooth…a better feel by far than my old RAC OS graphites. Easy to hit, great hight and distance. A very good choice for us older players who will never live long enough to learn how to “work a ball” with forged clubs, but want to hit a decent ball in casual play. Looks are subjective and while these may not be beauties, they are far from ugly and, oh yea, they are smooth hitters. Whats not to like?

  5. I just ordered a set of these clubs and I have to say I completely disagree with you on all levels. I demoed mizuno irons, ping irons callaway and cobra irons. None of those clubs I hit further or straighter than the taylormade M2 tours. I was hitting my 7 iron consistently 195 yards straight with a slight draw. For me the distance and control is there with these irons and I am a fairly above average golfer with a solid handicap. Also I think they have a good look to them with a slightly darker finish on the exterior. Best bet for golfers is to go out and get fitted and see what is best for you.

  6. Seems like another TAYLORMADE basher. I hit these clubs at a demo day and thought they felt fine. Sure, they were not as soft as a forged iron (like my macgregor VIP) but that’s to be expected. That said, the new m2 do feel better than last years. The new m1 440 driver is amazing! I am hitting it longer than my Epic, which is nice too.

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