Taylormade M4 Vs. Taylormade M2 Driver Comparison Overview
Taylormade’s M series of drivers are the stuff of legend. In the M series, many of the technologies and features that are still seen in subsequent Taylormade models were originated. That is why they have stood the test of time so well.
But which M series driver is the best? That will certainly depend on your preferences and the needs of your game but to help you sort it all out, we went out and tested the Taylormade M2 and M4 drivers side-by-side.
Taylormade M4 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M4 driver is a no-nonsense distance/forgiveness driver.
Both the Tylormade M4 and M2 drivers feature the Geocoustic technology which is essentially just a recessed soul that allows the club to reverberate and produce a rich, deep sound. However, this is not really a performance feature.
What certainly is a performance feature on the M4 driver though is the deep face profile. Our testers noted that the M4’s face greatly increased forgiveness from sole to crown. For players that tend to top the ball from the tee, this is an amazing feature.
It increases the forgiveness to a high degree. The Hammerhead slot of the M4 works to increase face flex. The testers noted that the M4 flexes to a high degree and produces very nice ball speeds. On average, they were getting 267 yard drives.
Taylormade M2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M2 ups the ante in terms of feel, stability and consistency.
The first thing we have to talk about here is the combination of a high-grade titanium body and a carbon fiber crown. This tandem made for incredibly consistent shots and excellent predictable distances.
However, it should also be noted that the Taylormade M2 played slightly shorter than the M4 – about 4 yards shorter on average to give you a ballpark idea. Our testers mentioned that this loss of distance came mostly from less flex at impact and not so much from increased spin.
In fact, the spin rates between these two drivers were almost identical. The Taylormade M2 will certainly be better if you prefer a nicer-feeling driver, though.
It basically comes down to distance. The Taylormade M4 driver was slightly longer than the Taylormade M2 driver.
However, the Taylormade M2 does more in terms of feel and consistency. Forgiveness was essentially a wash between these two drivers but the M4 would be better for players who top the ball.