Taylormade M4 Irons – An Overview of Potential Problems
The Taylormade M4 are great game improvement irons; but are they too problematic to be practical? Let’s take a look.
Some players have complained that the Taylormade M4’s faces cave in or dent due to the aggressive face slotting.
Obviously this is a serious issue as any caving or dent in the face will result in extreme inconsistency and may even make the iron unplayable.
But a deeper dive showed that most caving issues were attributed to the M1 and M2 irons.
Taylormade M4’s are pretty strong-lofted for game improvement cavity backs.
The 9-iron is 38° and there is a 5° difference between it and the 8-iron. This has caused some players to have difficulty with gapping and stopping power.
Lastly, some golfers have voiced concern that the M4’s cavities are too deep and that the overall profile leans too heavily into the game improvement profile.
The concern is that they will outgrow the irons very quickly.
And while the deep cavity design does limit considerable workability, it’s important to keep in mind that extreme forgiveness is exactly what the Taylormade M4’s were designed for.
“Overall it seems like there is little merit to most of the M4 complaints. They are made for beginners and for distance so they accomplish their purpose. And the face-caving seems to have been an issue for very few players – perhaps ones that bought poorly cared-for used M4’s.”