Taylormade M4 Vs Taylormade M6 Irons Comparison Overview
When you take a look at the Taylormade M6 irons, you can see that they were styled much like the SIM irons and other SIM clubs that Taylormade was producing at the time.
The Taylormade M6 irons have a fairly large footprint and generous soles.
Compare that to the slimmed down M4’s and you can pretty much tell that the Taylormade M6 irons are going to be more forgiving. But there’s more to the story than that. Today we will be taking a look at the Taylormade M6 irons and how they compare to the M4’s specifically.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
“One thing that didn’t change between the M4 and M6 irons is the generous sole.”
Even as the overall profile of the Taylormade M4 irons is slimmer than that of the M6’s, the M4’s still have a deep undercut cavity. When we tested the Taylormade M4 irons, we were blown away at how easy it was to pop the ball high up in the air.
Much like the Taylormade M4 hybrids, the Taylormade M4 irons work very well in all kinds of turf. We tested it in the thick cabbage and were impressed at how easy it was to make contact. The Taylormade M4 irons feature the Speed Pocket that preserves ball speed on low-face strikes.
Overall though, the Taylormade M4 irons weren’t as forgiving as the Taylormade M6’s.
Taylormade M6 Irons Overview
“Compared to the M4’s the Taylormade M6 irons felt more stable on off-center strikes.”
It felt like the Taylormade M6 irons had better stability on pretty much every type of contact. They sport the “Speed Bridge” which helps brace the head from crown to sole. But beyond that, the Taylormade M6 irons have a larger profile than the M4’s so they are easier to hit with.
Behind the ball, they don’t look like shovels; but there is plenty of head to work with if you’re a high handicapper. That all being said, the workability in these irons is lacking. They have the exact same loft profile as the Taylormade M4 irons and launch angles were nearly identical as well.
“If you’re just hoping to make good contact and praying to stay on the fairway, the Taylormade M6 irons will suit your needs. If you want better performance from a variety of lies and more workability, the Taylormade M4’s are better.”
Taylormade M4 Irons First Impressions
The Taylormade M4 irons have a clean, cavity back design with an extended sole in the rear which looks very comforting for beginners.
This feature also made them play very well in the rough. It is very easy to launch the ball high (and far) even from the rough. We were very pleased with the feel when we struck the ball right in the sweet spot.
However, the feel gets a little thin and the sound gets a little hollow unless you are dead-center on the sweet spot.
Taylormade M6 – First Impressions
The Taylormade M6 irons represented a significant break through in the world of golf with the introduction of the speed bridge which adds stability, ball speed and smooth impacts, even on mishits.
The sweet spot on the M6 is massive, allowing you to hit it straight and far consistently.
While there is excellent forgiveness in the clubs, they are certainly built for ball speed and distance and that is the main reason for the speed bridge and the Speed pocket on the underside of the club and filling in the cavity on the ball.
The face is ‘Speed Injection’ for an amazing connection with the ball and better distance.
A deep undercut and low COG allow an easy launch and the High MOI of the irons maximizes speed and performance.
Still, one of the best iron sets on the market, for sure.
Taylormade M4 Selling Points
- Ribcor design
- Speed Pocket
- Thick sole
- Plenty of offset
- Premium shaft options
- Strong loft
M6 Irons – Selling Points
- Speed Bridge Technology
- Speed Pocket
- Deep undercut
- Massive Sweet Spot
- Competitive Price
Who are the Taylormade M4 Irons for?
There’s no question that the Taylormade M4 irons would be great for anything struggling with distance on the fairway.
At the end of the day though, these irons do much more for beginners than play long. Beginners, who will often find themselves in the rough, will benefit from the beefy sole and strong lofts of these irons.
Even intermediate players who don’t quite have their swing speeds where they would like it to be would benefit from these irons. Even if you are mixing and matching and only using the longer Taylormade M4 irons, they could be great assets as purely distance irons.
The Taylormade M Family of Irons
The Taylormade M family of irons also includes the M2 irons. The first thing we noticed about the M2 irons compared to the Taylormade M4’s is that the M2’s don’t do as good a job at dampening harsh impact vibrations.
On full swings, the M2’s feedback gets muddied by unwanted vibration. The M2’s do have the same lofts as the M4 irons though so the flight trajectory is very similar with these two iron sets.
It should also be noted that the M2 irons don’t feature the same Ribcor design as the Taylormade M4 irons. The main difference this makes is lesser distance – or at least, harder distance.
In other words, you will have to have good accuracy and a fast swing speed to get the same kind of distance with the M2’s as you would with the Taylormade M4 irons. As such, the M2 irons are better in the bags of low handicappers.
Feel & Control: 92/100
Overall Score: 93/100
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Who Are The M6 Irons For
The M6 irons are going to be perfect for anybody who is getting into the game but are also going to provide a ton of performance for golfers of any ability.
Whether you are a high or a mid handicapper, the M6 irons are some of the best irons around for distance and forgiveness and are now available at a more competitive price point.
If you want to get more feel with a players iron as a better player would be one of the only reasons not to use the M6 irons or if you are looking for something specific.
The Family Of Irons
The M6 builds on the success of the M series which has changed the landscape for iron performance for the entire game with Iconic clubs like the M2 and M4 Irons as well.
Feel And Control: 90/100