Taylormade M2 Fairway Wood Vs Taylormade M6 Fairway Wood Comparison Overview
It had been a while since some of us had picked up an M6 or an M2 fairway wood so when the time came for us to test them side-by-side, it was like being reunited with old friends.
A lot had changed in the time since we last tested the M series of fairway woods though. Frankly, we forgot a lot about them. One of the things that we were surprised about was how forgiving both of these fairway woods were – but for different reasons.
What we mean is that both the Taylormade M2 and the Taylormade M6 fairway woods are predicated on forgiveness but they go about it in different ways. So in a sense, these two clubs are very similar.
But in a narrower purview, they will appeal to different kinds of players – or at least, players at different points of their golf journey. If you are considering picking up one of these clubs, don’t make a decision until you read the following article.
Taylormade M2 Fairway Wood Overview
The Taylormade M2 fairway wood isn’t exactly a fresh face on the golf scene but after testing it again, we were impressed with how ahead of its time it really was.
The Taylormade M2 features a 6-layer carbon composite crown – similar to the face architecture that can be seen in the new Taylormade Stealth drivers – which is a feature usually reserved for more performance-oriented golf clubs.
Make no mistake about it though, the Taylormade M2 is forgiving. It’s packed with forgiveness features that allow for high launch with, quite honestly, less effort. Distance is also enhanced with ease thanks to a long Speed Pocket that increases ball speed on low-face strikes.
To top it all off, the Taylormade M2 features the inverted cone technology that is seen in many Taylormade irons. The ICT moves expands the sweet spot out towards the section of the face where many players mis-hit: the toe area.
A fluted hosel also allows more discretionary weight to be placed low in the head. All of this adds up to a fairway wood that launches high and gives players of all skill levels more distance.
Taylormade M6 Fairway Wood Overview
As you can imagine, the Taylormade M6 came out a few years after the original Taylormade M2 fairway wood.
The age gap really shows too. We mentioned that both of these clubs are forgiving and that is certainly true. However, the Taylormade M6 fairway wood is forgiving in a different way: it helps keep your shots straight.
In the few years that passed between the release of the Taylormade M2 fairway wood and the M6, Taylormade developed the Twist Face technology which curves the face ever so slightly to help correct mis-hits.
This makes the Taylormade M6 fairway wood a viable option off the tee for players who are struggling with a shank. The Taylormade M6 fairway wood also features a deep face profile which will be more congenial for players struggling with accuracy.
While the M6 does also sport a composite carbon crown, we did notice that it is a bit heavier than the Taylormade M2 fairway wood. It wasn’t really an issue for our testers but it’s something you should know if you are trying to decide between the M2 and M6.