TaylorMade’s 2017 M2 irons improve on the ground-breaking original through the use of innovative technologies and purposeful design, appealing to a wide range of golfers seeking the complete performance package.
The new M2 utilises technologies first developed in the RocketBladez irons (Speed Pocket), the Face Slots introduced in the RSi irons and an ultra-low CG (2016 M2), effectively combining them in one product to produce a remarkably long and forgiving iron while maintaining playability.
Low CG & High COR
The key to the performance of the new M2 irons is a combination of low CG and maximum COR. Even while adding Face Slots (which slightly raise CG), engineers have been able to lower CG and improve consistency by way of several significant changes:
- 33% thinner overall topline
- 7% shallower blade height
- 20% deeper Speed Pocket with 33% thinner front wall for even more flexibility.
Improving on the fluted hosel introduced in the original M2 irons, the new thinner, wider six-sided fluted hosel saves 5g, thus allowing for the repositioning of 2g of discretionary weight lower in the clubhead. The new hosel bend slot also allows for a 30% improvement in bending.
Face Slots & Speed Pockets
TaylorMade’s engineers were able to incorporate Face Slots into the new M2 irons due to significant improvements made to the hosel flutes and 360° undercut that not only preserves but improves on the low CG design.
A new thin-wall Speed Pocket is designed to increase face flexibility and protect ball speed on strikes below face-centre, while increasing launch angle and ball speed. A 33% thinner front wall of the Speed Pocket in the long- and mid-irons increases face displacement at impact compared to previous models.
Similar to the M2 metalwoods, the new M2 irons were designed employing TaylorMade’s ‘Geocoustic’ engineering techniques for better feel and sound.
SRP (5-9, P, S): TM7-217 Mitsubishi Rayon graphite shaft – RM4,390 / TM REAX 90 JP steel shaft – RM3,990