TaylorMade produce the most popular drivers on tour. In the age of hybrid club deals, where players can pick and choose what goes into their bag from any manufacturer, TaylorMade regularly come out as favourites. Why? For starters they are constantly innovating and adding new tech to their lineup, and their products offer a nearly infinite level of adjustability.
But what is the most forgiving TaylorMade driver? Are they suitable for players of all skill levels? Let’s take a look at some clubs and see.
Low CG for max forgiveness
The M6 was a significant update to the M4 driver and saw notable increase in ball speeds. The speed injected and twist face technology produce stable but fast strikes and a super low centre of gravity mean players aren’t overly punished for mishits. Like all TaylorMade drivers this looks the business behind the ball and makes you just want to hit that little rock into oblivion. A great all round option which suits a lot of golfers, and available at good prices.
Beginner friendly SIM model
The TaylorMade SIM lineup saw the introduction of an asymmetric sole and Inertia Generator to improve forgiveness. Combined with the twist face and speed resin technology this club really helps to stabilise ball flight. I’ve found it significantly reduces a right miss - probably due to more heel weighting which will help close the club face at impact. Looks great and feels great too.
Super premium option with forged features
The TaylorMade Gloire line was specifically created for Asian markets and released in 2012. These clubs are expensive, but they do contain features which aren’t found in the standard TaylorMade models. This Gloire mens driver is comparable to an M4 and has twit face and speed slot technology in the head. What sets it apart is the forged face, which makes this driver feel buttery. There are no adjustable weights or loft sleeve to complicate things, so you have to pick the right club for you, tee it up and let it fly.
Tour level adjustability at a good price
I gamed the M5 for a while and I made a mistake. I picked the tour edition with a shaft that was too stiff and this nullified any of the help the club’s technology was designed to give me. My buddy has a stock M5 which has been tuned to his specs and he hits it with laser-like accuracy. He left his ego at the door, put the weights and loft where they needed to be, and swings feely. If only I had done that! Make no mistake, this is a great club and can be picked up for a fraction of the RRP now.