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TaylorMade move ahead again with new M5 & M6 products
February is the time of the year when TaylorMade release their new products and, once again, they have taken a giant leap forward with the new range of M5 and M6 products. The introduction of twist face last year was a forward step on the consistency front, without doing a lot in terms of distance; however it is a completely different story this time.
The key feature behind the new M5 and M6 metal woods is the company’s Speed Injected Twist Face and the focus is on speed and then, of course, more distance.
In 2019, TaylorMade has taken Twist Face to the next level of performance with the introduction of Injected Twist Face technology, exposing the false narrative that speed limits have been reached in a metalwood.
There are four key features to the design of Speed Injected Twist Face that allow TaylorMade to maximise ballspeed, working in unison to allow every M5 & M6 driver to be precision-tuned with a new, rigorous process to maximise speed to the allowable limit…
- Ultra-thin Titanium face with redesigned Inverted Cone Technology (ICT)
- Reengineered, more-flexible Hammerhead 2.0 slot
- Internal support foam with variable amounts of injected resin
- A proprietary algorithm to tune each head
Every M5 and M6 driver head is inspected, measured, and tuned for maximum speed and to ensure conformity; a process truly unmatched in the golf industry. Whereas current drivers have a level of variation from one to the next, TaylorMade’s new engineering and development processes effectively deliver a level of precision that ensures every golfer gets a hot and fast driver head. That’s where sometimes you may use a demo or fitting club and it feels great and you purchase one and its not the same…well no more of that from TaylorMade
The drivers have been designed with a thinner, more flexible face, in fact, initially designed above the legal limit before going through the tuning process, a process in which resin is injected to ensure maximum speed for each head. The injection process utilises two new tuning ports on the face of the driver (both M5 and M6 models) and a proprietary algorithm to ensure the appropriate amount of resin is used, systematically dialing in the speed for each driver face.
A significant benefit of the thinner, faster face design is that it provides the M5 and M6 drivers with faster off-center COR, effectively increasing forgiveness. The new face design is optimised with up to a 20% reduction in thickness that results in a 66% larger sweetspot in the M5 drivers over the M3 and more than 100% larger than the original M1 in 2015.
Added to the range is the fairway woods, hybrids and new M5 and M6 irons which all have similar stories – more speed, more consistency and more distance. From some of the initial testing I’ve undertaken gains of five to ten metres with a driver are not uncommon and those who are using much older equipment can expect to see greater distances.
Following on from the launch of the TP5 ball two years ago, stay tuned as there is more exciting news coming on this front. It’s quite possible that the most exciting product of the year will be the new TP5 and TP5x golf ball releases. Two years ago, on its launch, the TP5 ball was the first ball to rival the Titleist Pro V and the success was immediate with wins on every tour around the world. This time the level of hype will be the same, with Rickie Fowler changing golf balls for the first time in his professional career – adding the TaylorMade TP5x golf ball to his bag. What’s great for golfers, is that the TP5 and TP5x balls will still be priced $10 below the Pro V.
All new TaylorMade Product will be available from early February; and with Callaway now available at Eastern, you will have the opportunity to compare the two industry leaders side-by-side.
Director of Golf I TaylorMade Australia Brand Ambassador
Date: January 29, 2019
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