By: Zack Buechner
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Designed as the first fairway wood to incorporate Twist Face, the 2019 TaylorMade M6 fairway is less adjustable yet more forgiving than its M5 counterparts. Speed, distance, and playability make the M6 a strong contender for 2019.
TaylorMade has long been known for its drivers and woods. It continually ranks as one of the most popular fairway brands amongst tour pros and for good reason. The M6 fairway wood from TaylorMade only adds to that reputation boasting several new technologies in its 2019 version.
For a few years now, TaylorMade has had success with the dual color crowns. They started with close to a 50/50 ratio of black and white across the crown, and it’s evolved to what you see today – a grey and black carbon crown with the signature “T” logo as the alignment aid.
The grey part of the crown has a unique shape to it and helps line up the club square to the target. The entire crown has a matte finish to reduce glare and makes it easy to look at on those brighter days.
Sound & Feel
The TaylorMade M6 fairway wood feels lighter than some of its competitors as if it’s easier to generate swing speed. A few practice swings quickly gave me confidence that I could launch the ball a long ways.
The sound at impact is a deep, muted “click” but the face is so large that even mishits feel solid. Strikes high or low on the face felt hard but still had plenty of distance to them.
I’m gonna say it – Twist Face technology is legit. I’m typically a cut player and a bad swing can turn that into a slice at any moment during a round. While its a not a fix-all club, the M6 did reduce my miss by keeping the side spin down when I make contact on the heel. I noticed a smaller dispersion and even when I felt a bad swing, the results were still very much in play.
The M6 fairway also consistently lowered my spin rates and helped my distance jump a few yards.
While so many companies, including TaylorMade, aim to create adjustable clubs for customization, the M6 is for the player who needs more forgiveness and a speed boost for added distance. Designed to minimize the damage of mishits, the M6 is worthy of consideration for any golfer looking to better their fairway game in 2019.