Callaway Epic Max Vs. Taylormade M2 Driver Comparison Overview
We have tested other drivers in Taylormade’s M series against the Callaway Epic driver before (mainly because we love having an excuse to test the Epic Max driver over and over again), but we have never put it up against the Taylormade M2 driver.
Can the former iteration of the M series hold up against this tried and true driver as well or better than other M drivers have? Find out in the following comparison overview.
Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Max driver is loaded with features that are designed to help beginners and high handicappers get down the fairway.
The Callaway Epic Max driver has a very large footprint compared to the M2. At address, this will instill a sense of confidence in new players; more so than the smaller head of the Taylormade M2. The Epic Max was also designed to be light and indeed, it feels light and wieldy on the downswing.
The carbon crown and sole are a very nice touch on this driver and they make way for the 16 gram sliding weight which, in our opinion, is a feature that instantly ups the overall value. Whether you are having trouble closing or opening up the face, the weight will help correct your shot.
The only thing we don’t like about this driver is that the spin rates are higher than the Epic Speed and Epic Max LS drivers.
Taylormade M2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M2 driver does a better job of producing straighter shots than the Epic Max driver, even if the spin rates are about the same.
Truth be told, the Epic Max was producing longer drives than the Taylormade M2; but only by 4-5 yards. Distance is very comparable between these two drivers. One thing that the Taylormade M2 has on the Epic Max driver: straighter shots.
Even without an adjustable rear weight, the Taylormade M2 is naturally tuned to produce straight shots. Yes, this does detriment the overall workability of this driver; but high handicappers will rejoice at the effortless straight flight of the Taylormade M2 driver.
Neither of these drivers would be great for low handicappers but they both have something to offer low to mid handicappers. Overall, we still like the Callaway Epic Max driver than the Taylormade M2 for it’s enhanced forgiveness, distance and versatility; but the M2 is a close contender for sure.