Taylormade M4 Vs Taylormade M6 Fairway Wood Comparison Overview
It’s a dilemma that many golfers face: you want to get a good deal on new clubs so you look back at older models.
The question is…how far should you look back? How old is too old? While it’s true that golf club technology changes as time goes on, it doesn’t always change as rapidly as you may think.
Today we will be taking a look at a couple of older fairway wood models from Taylormade. Both are fairly easy on the wallet; but which one will offer actual benefits to your game? Let’s find out.
Taylormade M4 Fairway Wood Overview
“The Taylormade M4 fairway woods offer the signature feel and performance of the storied M4 series of clubs.”
Namely, fantastic turf interaction. The M4 hybrids and irons are designed to cut through the rough and semi-rough and the Taylormade M4 fairway woods are no different.
The recessed sole allows for very smooth turf interaction no matter how thick your lie is.
From the tee, you get a good combination of distance and forgiveness. The Taylormade M4 fairway wood is essentially perimeter weighted to enhance stability on off-center strikes.
Meanwhile, the Speed Pocket enhances ball speed on low-face shots. Then, the Twist Face design saves your high-toe misses.
Our only real gripe is the relatively high spin rates. However, with head sizes this big, you almost just have to accept higher spin rates.
Taylormade M6 Fairway Wood Overview
“Compared to the Taylormade M4 fairway wood, the M6 has a deeper face profile.”
This improves up and down forgiveness and gives the Taylormade M6 a more classic fairway wood shaping. On the other hand, the M4 fairway wood almost has a hybrid-like profile.
The M6 has the same Twist Face and Speed Pocket technology. It also features a larger carbon crown to help move more mass low in the head. From the turf, the M6 doesn’t play as smooth as the M4.
From the tee though, our testers were actually getting better distance from the M6. They averaged 233.1 yards with the M6 and only 224.5 yards with the M4.
“If you find yourself facing narrow holes, you may do better with the M6 since it will allow you to be more aggressive from the box without sacrificing accuracy.
If you need more help from the deck though, the Taylormade M4 would be better.”