Our TaylorMade M4 driver review took place at the brand’s launch event in Carlsbad and during a hitting session at Leeds Golf Centre.
We will be doing some further testing with the TaylorMade M4 driver in the coming weeks and will add our additional feedback to this review.
TayorMade M4 driver – First impressions
TaylorMade M4 driver
It’s hard not to get straight into the new technology of the TaylorMade M4 driver but it’s worth pointing out that the M4 replaces the M2 driver.
It’s the non-adjustable sister to the new M3 driver which is replacing the M1.
We’ve got a new finish on the crown which is grey compared to the white which we have seen from TaylorMade over the past 10 years or so.
Personally, I prefer the white but when I asked why the TaylorMade M4 driver had a different finish the the phenomenally successful M2 the brand told me it was important to keep evolving.
TaylorMade M4 driver
The TaylorMade M4 driver still shares plenty of similarities with the M2 with it’s carbon crown, low and back weight on the sole and something called Geocoustics which improves the sound and feel.
But the two most noticeable differences the TaylorMade M4 driver possesses are the ‘Twist Face’ and ‘Hammerhead’ technologies.
TaylorMade M4 driver – The technology
So we had a good look at the TaylorMade M4 driver at the brand’s launch event in California but were able to get some launch monitor data back here in Leeds.
From the address position the TaylorMade M4 fills you with the same confidence levels the M2 did. It’s large, has a nice deep face and makes you feel like it’s going to be hard to miss.
I loved the sound and feel of the M2 and struggled to notice much difference with the M4 – it’s still fantastic.
Possibly a touch quieter and softer but if you liked the M2’s sound and feel you’ll be a fan of the TaylorMade M4 driver.
The TaylorMade M4 driver really has its work cut out trying to replace the M2 – voted the best driver of 2017 in our recent poll.
All the new technology really makes sense and there’s lots going on in this product to help players hit more fairways.
If we can all keep our heel and toe strikes somewhere near the fairway, I think we’ll all shoot better scores.
It will be really interesting to see how many tour players put the TaylorMade M4 driver into play in 2018 and it will be even more interesting to see if there driving accuracy improves.
We spoke to Dustin Johnson at the launch event and he reckons he’ll hit one perfect drive in a round.
So if there’s some technology which can help the world’s best player hit one more fairway in a round then he’ll gladly take it.
Stay tuned for some more in-depth testing and comparison videos over the coming weeks.