TaylorMade M2 Golf Clubs: Driver, Fairways, Rescues, Irons In Family

A look back at the original clubs, plus the M2 family today

TaylorMade M2 driver, part of the M2 Series first introduced in 2016.
TaylorMade M2 driver. TaylorMade Golf

Following after the M1 family of woods TaylorMade Golf introduced in late 2015, TaylorMade launched the M2 line of golf clubs in early 2016. The original lineup included driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

And the M2 lineup still includes those clubs, usually with several options within each category. TaylorMade has stuck with the M2 name, in other words, introducing updated ("new and improved") models every year or every other year.

The M2 line is all about distance and forgiveness, and in the photos and text below take a brief look at each of the original clubs in the lineup.

The newest models of TaylorMade M2 golf clubs, including TaylorMade shaft specs and options, are available on the company's M2 microsite.

If you're interested in buying an older model, whether new or used, try searching golf retail sites (or Amazon) using the model year, e.g., "TaylorMade M2 driver 2016."

Now, here's what we published about the M2 Series when it was introduced:

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TaylorMade M2 Driver

TaylorMade M2 driver
Two views of the TaylorMade M2 driver. TaylorMade-adidas Golf

As with the M1 driver, the TaylorMade M2 driver has a 7-layer carbon composite crown that is lighter compared to previous TM driver crowns. In the M1, that saved crown weight went back into the driver's T-Track System of sliders on the sole. That system is not present in the M2 driver, however.

In the M2 driver, the saved crown weight is repositioned to the sole in order to move the center of gravity lower and deeper. That's the foundation for the M2 driver's promise of hot ball speeds and maximum forgiveness.

The company's familiar inverted cone technology is still in use, as is a redesigned Speed Pocket. Combined with the CG position, the design results in a higher moment of inertia. All this combines to help the golfer who doesn't always hit the sweetspot, protecting ball speeds and distance on off-center strikes.

The clubhead has an eye-catching white-against-black look, with the white representing the titanium portion of the crown and the black the carbon composite portion. According to TaylorMade, "The structural changes in the design of the clubhead include a lowered front face area that still has the traditional rounded face shape from address, as well as a raised front crown and sloping rear crown section to maximize low CG without compromising the aerodynamic benefits."

The TaylorMade M2 driver comes in both right- and left-handed models, with lofts of 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees. It reaches retail outlets on Feb. 19, 2016, with an MSRP of $399.

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TaylorMade M2 Fairway Woods

TaylorMade M2 fairway wood
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Just as with the M2 driver, the TaylorMade M2 fairway woods use a multimaterial construction, including that weight-saving carbon crown.

The Speed Pocket is redesigned for more flexibility lower on the clubface, helping boost the COR and increase ball speeds on shots struck off that lower portion of the face.

The clubhead has a shallow design that works well both off the tee and for shots hit from the fairway; and TaylorMade says it has improved the sound and feel through a new hosel design.

The M2 fairway woods come in lofts of 15, 16.5, 18, 21 and 24 degrees (the three lower lofts in both RH and LH, the two higher lofts RH only). The stock shaft is a TaylorMade Reax 65 graphite shaft. The woods reach retail outlets on Feb. 19, 2016, with MSRPs of $249.

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TaylorMade M2 Rescue Clubs

TaylorMade M2 Rescue club
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The M2 woods are designed for distance, and the TaylorMade M2 Rescue (hybrid) is, as well. The Speed Pocket, with its open channel, adds flexibility to the clubface and enlarges the sweet spot. The center of gravity is low, and the M2 Rescue keeps the spin low, too.

And the clubhead shaping is low-profile, more in the tradition of a fairway wood, TaylorMade says.

The M2 Rescue comes in lofts of 19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees with a TaylorMade Reax stock shaft. Retail availability begins on Feb. 19, 2016, with an MSRP of $199.

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TaylorMade M2 Irons

TaylorMade M2 irons
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The TaylorMade M2 irons are game-improvement irons that emphasize distance and peak trajectory: flying farther, flying higher.

The M2 irons incorporate some familiar TaylorMade tech: the inverted cone and Speed Pocket, for example. Something new is what the company calls a "fluted hosel." The fluting of the hosel removes some mass, which is redistributed lower and farther back in the clubhead. An undercut topline also saves weight. The center of gravity position winds up lower and deeper, and these design factors contribute to a higher launch angle, better ball speed and optimized spin rates.

There's also a 3D badge on back to improve the impact sound and manage vibration.

The M2 Irons set comes in 4-iron through pitching wedge plus A-wedge, priced at $799 (steel shafts)/$899 (graphite), and available beginning Feb. 19, 2016. Sand wedge and lob wedge are available separately. Stock steel shafts are the Reax 88 High Launch; graphite, the M2 Reax. Custom shafts are also available.

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TaylorMade M2 Tour Irons

TaylorMade M2 Tour irons
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In addition to the base M2 set, TaylorMade is also offering an M2 Tour set of irons. These are also game-improvement irons, but their heads are more compact than the M2s for golfers who want a little more workability.

The True Temper XP95 steel shaft is stock, and the set is 4-iron through pitching wedge, priced at $899 (attack wedge and sand wedge also available). Retail availability begins on March 15, 2016.