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.

Taylormade M2 Driver

In 20 Words Or Less

The Taylormade M2 driver feels amazing on the downswing and it’s really hard to miss the fairway with it.

Callaway Epic Max Drivers

In 20 Words or Less

Designed by Artificial Intelligence, this clubs offers the full package: Distance, Forgiveness & Accuracy.

Taylormade M2 First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Taylormade M2 driver was how light it felt and how well it cut through the air on the downswing.

This driver will feel really good for anyone with a slower swing speed. It cuts through the air like a dream and delivers smooth, buttery contact when you pure it.

The M Family

The M2 is joined by the M6 and M4 drivers. The M6 more closely resembles the SIM drivers from Taylormade as it has an even more pronounced rear weight. The M4 is a bit more subtle but does have a more satisfying sound and feel than both the M2 and M6.

Epic Max Driver – First Impressions

Right away, we could see that the Callaway Epic Max driver was big and bad. We couldn’t wait to get it out to the range and see what it was capable of.

This driver is built with A.I to optimize the placement of the weighting for high launching straighter shots but you can also adjust the weighting with a simple slider.

The Jailbreak bars add stability while the 360 flash cup face offers an incredible ball speed on impact.

The Callaway Epic Max did not disappoint in any category. Not only does it play further than most drivers; it also offers an increased level of forgiveness and consistency.

The Epic Max features a 16g sliding weight that allows you to control ball flight.

The Epic Family

The Epic Speed is the only driver in the family to lack a sliding weight.

The Epic Max LS has a 13g sliding weight and is more compact than the Epic Max. It also produces less spin for ultimate forgiveness and fairway finding for those with less consistent strokes.

Taylormade M2 Selling Points

  • A bit more forgiving than the Ping G400
  • Also felt a bit lighter than the G400
  • Affordable
  • High-quality composite body materials
  • It has a -/+ 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
  • Does a good job of dampening harsh vibrations

Callaway Epic Max Selling Points

  • Produces straight shots
  • Plays long & Forgiving
  • Weight Opitmization
  • Internal Jailbreak Bars
  • Triaxial carbon crown
  • 16g adjustable weight
  • Flash Face SS21
  • A.I. designed

Who is the Taylormade M2 Driver for?

The Taylormade M2 is definitely more for beginners and high handicappers.

If you are looking for help getting your swing speed up or are having trouble staying on the fairway, the Taylormade M2 would be a better choice for you. It’s lightweight, produces very straight shots and yields good ball speed even when you hit out near the toe.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Callaway Epic Max – Who Is It For?

This driver would be a solid choice for any high, mid or low handicapper in need of distance and forgiveness.

The Epic Max driver inherently produces straight shots so that will help beginners as well. However, the sliding weight does open things up a bit in terms of ball flight.

We like that the head and sole are oversized as well. This will be a comforting site for beginners at point of address.

Epic Driver Family

The Epic Speed is for high speed swingers looking for maximum distance while giving up some forgiveness.

The Max offers distance but also more forgivness

The LS model is a low spin version that caters for those who struggle with consistency in their drivers.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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