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TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood Review
The TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood will definitely be one of the most popular fairway woods of the 2016 season and it also brags with being the longest on the market. Size is everything in many aspects of life, and the same assertion is very true in golf. Together with an impressive length, the TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood features an improved feel and sound, part of it being due to its the new fluted hozel, which was re-designed and re-engineered. Also, the M2 Fairway Wood is a very playable piece of golf gear, from all types of lie. To make a long story short, the M2 Fairway Wood is something along the lines of “the best of” Aero Burner mixed with “the best of” the M1 fairway. So, we can safely say about the M2 Fairway Wood that it's that kind of “the best of both worlds” kind of a deal.
What's new about this wood is the composite-material carbon used in the crown's built, which makes it lighter (5 grams lighter to be precise), and the weight saving is used for lowering the center of gravity (CG). The proprietary Speed Pocket technology was improved, now being 22 percent more flexible than in the old AeroBurner, in order to provide more ball speed across the face. In terms of design and looks, the M2 Fairway Wood just oozes style and high-class at address, due to its black and white crown/face differentiation, which makes for a beautiful contrast. The revamped SpeedPocket, being more flexible than in the previous gen, enables more face flex upon ball impact via a specially designed cut through slot. There's a noticeable improvement both in terms of sound (here the fluted hosel comes into play) and feel, as TaylorMade is getting better and better, year after year. The newly designed/engineered SpeedPocket comes with obvious performance benefits, especially in terms of distance, ball speed and spin control. You'll also note the superb turf interaction which is promoted by the M2 Fairway Wood's shallow head design. The wood feels very easy to get airborne and provides consistent mid-high trajectory, shot after shot. Bottom line, the M2 Fairway is probably the company's best fairway wood in a long time, it looks excellent, it's extremely forgiving, it sounds and feels awesome and delivers great performance for less money, compared to the M1.