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.