We test TaylorMade's M2 Tour fairway wood, aimed at better ball strikers seeking less spin and more workability

Product Overview

Overall rating:

TaylorMade M2 Tour Fairway Wood

Pros:

  • Incredible performance from the sweet spot. Carried five yards further than the standard M2 fairway for us.

Cons:

  • Less forgiving than the standard M2 fairway on off-centre hits. No adjustability.

Product:

TaylorMade M2 Tour Fairway Wood

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£279.00

TaylorMade M2 Tour Fairway Wood

Key technology

Like the standard M2 fairway, the M2 Tour fairway comes with a recessed six-layer carbon composite crown, Inverted Cone Technology, and a new Geocoustic sole design.

The longer, more flexible Speed Pocket and lighter fluted hosel, along with a fixed front weight, create a low CG for lower spin and higher ball speeds.

How we tested

We hit our 15˚ standard stiff sample club on our GC2 launch monitor and also took it out on the course at West Hill Golf Club.

We found the M2 Tour to offer around 300rpm less spin and five more yards of carry distance than the standard M2, but it was less forgiving on
off-centre hits.

GM Review

The M2 Tour Fairway offers a more compact look than the standard model.

Its shape and profile promote the enhanced workability better players are seeking, while the Speed Pocket boosts forgiveness and distance on low-face strikes.

At 156cc, the M2 Tour fairway is smaller in volume than the standard M2 fairway at 175cc.

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Both the looks and performance of the M2 Tour suggest it is geared more towards better ball-strikers with higher swing speeds.

Mid-handicappers may well be intimidated by the smaller profile, while low handicappers will welcome the extra workability on offer.

TaylorMade M2 Tour Fairway Wood

GM Technical Editor Joel Tadman tests the M2 Tour fairway on course

The low spin and taller face meant that it excelled at generating distance for our above-average swing speed, while the slightly heavier stock shaft and front fixed weight created the more penetrating ball flight good players are often looking for.

Reduced forgiveness compared to the standard M2 Fairway might be a worry and the lofts aren’t adjustable.

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But this shouldn’t deter better players from considering it, because the feel and performance from the sweetspot is incredible.

The M2 Tour is shorter from front to back and has a deeper face than the standard M2 fairway wood.

It retains the white and black crown sections that aid alignment.

 

Verdict

A fantastic performer aimed at the better player, offering less spin and more carry than the standard M2 fairway.