Callaway Epic Speed Vs. Taylormade M2 Driver Comparison Overview
If you aren’t particularly interested in all the bells and whistles that modern drivers commonly feature, you may have taken a look at the Callaway Epic Speed and the Taylormade M2 drivers. Both represent the stripped down, minimalist entry in their respective lines.
While the Epic Max and the Epic Max LS drivers both have sliding weights, the Epic Speed doesn’t. While the M1 driver has adjustable weights, the Taylormade M2 driver keeps things simple. But which is better between the two? Find out in the following comparison overview.
Callaway Epic Speed Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Speed is also the only driver in the Epic family to feature the sleek, Cyclone Aero head design.
But does it really help with swing speed? A little bit. Our testers were noticing only a slight uptick in swing speed when testing the Callaway Epic Speed driver. What they liked most about it though was the lightweight design.
The Epic Speed features a carbon fiber crown and toe patch which helps keep the overall weight of the driver nice and scant. They also mentioned that the Epic Speed felt nice and solid on contact and that it was producing good ball speed despite the midrange spin rates.
Most of our testers were able to reach max drive distances of 272 yards with the Callaway Epic Max driver.
Taylormade M2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M2 driver is a bare-bones driver compared to the M1 and M6 drivers.
The Taylormade M2 features a sunken sole to help keep weight down and improve acoustics. While the Taylormade M2 sounds nice on impact, it also was producing a considerable amount of spin off the tee which, was contributing to it’s inferior distance – 266 yards on average.
Still, the Taylormade M2 did a better job of keeping drives straight compared to the Epic Speed. Like the Epic Speed, the Taylormade M2 features a carbon crown to help keep weight down while stabilizing the head.
Our testers also mentioned that they preferred the overall feel of the Taylormade M2 driver to the Epic Speed driver as well.
Which driver is better will depend on your preferences. If you are going more for a satisfying feel then you might want to pick up the Taylormade M2 driver. If however you need all the help with distance you can get, check out the Callaway Epic Speed driver.
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 Speed Drivers
In 20 Words Or Less
The Epic Speed driver is all about creating distance. It can help with all things speed including swing speed.
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.
Callaway Epic Speed Driver – First Impressions
The Callaway Epic Speed driver has a unique design but we were a bit bummed to see that it is the only driver in the Epic family to not have an adjustable weight.
Still, the Epic Speed wasn’t really built for shot shaping. It produces very long & hopefully straight shots and is plenty forgiving with the Flash Face design.
Just don’t expect exceptional accuracy with it.
The driver is great at producing club speed, ball speed and distance. The lower spin rates allow for shots that move left to right less and less.
If you are not consistent with your swing, you would be better off going with the Max range as the speed may be prone to slicing for some.
The Epic Family
The Epic Speed is accompanied by the Epic Max and the Epic Max LS.
Both the Max and Max LS have adjustable weights (16 grams in the former and 13 in the latter). As you can imagine, the Epic Max is the most forgiving in the family.
Taylormade M2 Selling Points
- A bit more forgiving than the Ping G400
- Also felt a bit lighter than the G400
- High-quality composite body materials
- It has a -/+ 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
- Does a good job of dampening harsh vibrations
Callaway Epic Speed Selling Points
- Cyclone Aero head shape
- Triaxial carbon crown
- Adjustable hosel
- Redesigned Jailbreak bars
- Latest Flash Face version
- A.I. design
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.
Feel & Control: 91/100
Overall Score: 93/100
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Callaway Epic Speed – Who are they for?
The Callaway Epic Speed driver would be great for anyone who needs some help with their swing speed and is interested purely in distance.
The Epic Speed driver doesn’t offer much in the way of workability but then again, it wasn’t designed for that.
If you are looking for straight shots that fly farther, the Epic Speed would be a solid choice.
The head was designed with a relatively flat crown to decrease drag so this driver might even be able to help you up your swing speed.
It doesn’t produce a ton of spin off the tee but there is still some.
The Epic Max and Max LS are packing a lot of the same technology as the Epic Speed but are more centered around forgiveness, slice elimination and straight, higher launching, more consistent shots.
The Max is super forgiving and the Max LS is a low spin version, aimed at straight shots for slicers and hookers.
The Epic Speed is built simply for distance and straightness.
Feel & Control: 91/100
Overall Rating: 94/100