Callaway Epic Speed Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview

Golf club manufacturers are always trying to help out new players who are having trouble from the tee. However, most manufacturers go about it in different ways. To help you sort through all the different features and what they mean in a practical sense, we have composed today’s article.

In it, you will learn all the important facts about the Callaway Epic Speed and the Taylormade M4 driver that you need to know before making a purchasing decision.

Callaway Epic Speed Driver Overview

The Callaway Epic Speed driver was designed to help new players get their swing speed and drive distance up.

For the Epic Speed driver, it was clear after our testing that Callaway sought to help newbies by providing a more aerodynamic driver. We found that the Epic Speed driver really did help to increase our swing speeds – but not by much.

Testers who average an 88 MPH swing speed were getting up to 90 MPH with the Epic Speed driver. This was resulting in average distances of 276 yards. The Epic Speed driver is nice and light too with a carbon fiber crown and sole.

Another gripe we had was that the Epic Speed is the only driver in the Epic family that doesn’t have a sliding rear weight. The Epic Max and the Epic Max LS both have sliding weights but they lack the aerodynamic head design of the Epic Speed.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 driver has a satisfying feel on impact and goes about accuracy by adding a slight curvature to the face.

While the Taylormade M4 driver won’t help you get your swing speed up like the Epic Speed is likely to, Taylormade emphasized accuracy in the M4 driver. We were noticing effortlessly straight shots with the Taylormade M4 driver.

The Speed Pocket also helps with face flex. This translated to average distance of 273 yards. The Taylormade M4 also has a deep face profile which helped produce more distance on shots that were hit closer to the sole or crown.

All in all, the Taylormade M4 will help you make more consistent contact with the ball which is how Taylormade saw fit to help beginners with this particular driver.

If you have trouble with consistent contact, try the Taylormade M4. If you want to get your swing speed higher, check out the Callaway Epic Speed driver.

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 M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

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

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 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 Speed Selling Points

  • Cyclone Aero head shape
  • Triaxial carbon crown
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Redesigned Jailbreak bars
  • Latest Flash Face version
  • A.I. design

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

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

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.

Epic Family

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.

Distance: 97/10

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

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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