Callaway Epic Max Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview

Accuracy from the tee is always something that new golfers struggle with. Staying on the fairway is hard enough without having your driver work against you. The bottom line is that if you are a beginner/intermediate level player, you have to be very selective about the driver you use.

To help you, we are going to be profiling 2 drivers that can be very beneficial for new players. In the following article, you will learn the most important facts about the Taylormade M4 and the Callaway Epic Max driver.

Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview

The Callaway Epic Max is the most forgiving and generous driver in the Epic family.

First of all, for people struggling with opening or closing the face of the driver at impact, the Epic Max driver has an adjustable hosel and 16 gram sliding rear weight. This alone was enough to straighten out the shots of our mid handicap testers.

On top of that, our testers were getting an average of 265 yards with this driver. They also commented that the Epic Max had a solid feel from the tee. One complaint we heard though was that the Epic Max was a bit cumbersome and not very comfortable to swing.

While the Epic Max features a carbon fiber sole and crown, some of our testers thought the head was too large and clunky.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 driver was made to straighten out the drives of beginners and high handicappers.

While the Taylormade M4 also has an adjustable hosel, it lacks a sliding rear weight which automatially makes it less versatile than the Epic Max. However, the slight curvature of the face made this driver very forgiving.

Our testers noticed an uptick in accuracy as even shots that were hit low on the face were following a straight flight path and landing on the fairway. The main complaint about this driver had to do with distance. Our testers marked 4 yards less than the Epic Max with the Taylormade M4.

Still, the same testers praised the Taylormade M4 for having an expansive sweet spot that inspired more confidence from the tee.

Both of these drivers would be a great choice if you are struggling with accuracy from the tee. We feel that the Epic Max has a bit more to offer in general; but the Taylormade M4 will fit the bill if all you need is straighter drives.

Callaway Epic Max Drivers

In 20 Words or Less

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

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

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 M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

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

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

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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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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