TaylorMade M3 Drivers For Sale
I had the opportunity to attend an insightful session organized by Brian Coffman (TaylorMade VP and GM) and Todd Beach (Senior VP of Research & Development and Engineering) and gathered all the inside details on Twist Face technology and the rest of the exciting technology featured in the latest 2018 TaylorMade M Family.
The M3 range has a 460cc and 440cc driver, fairway wood, rescue and iron package. Featuring a regular and draw biased driver, a regular and pro fairway wood, rescue, combo iron package and complete iron collection, the M4 range has a bit more flexibility.
M3 & M4 Driver Technology
What do you get when you take the construction elements of the carbon fiber club head and combine them with a drastic break from the conventional driver-face design? The M3 and M4 Drivers of TaylorMade 2018. While several brilliant inventions were introduced at the seminar, the key takeaway (as you certainly guessed) was the re-imagination of the driver club face by Twist Face Technology, and there is no going back for TaylorMade.
As the favored club style around the 1880s, the Bulger driver exceeded long-nose woods, and driver club faces were built using the same bulge and roll technique The face of a bulge and roll club produces a gear impact. The easiest approach to explain the gear impact is to create pull spin as the club face opens and vice versa. Engineers measure clubs with robotic arms so they can monitor the player for the largest element in the whole swing.
Regardless of what occurs in the takeaway and downswing machines, the club face can still be restored to square at effects. The outcome is that the gear impact takes shots hit by robot arms back to the goal line without crossing over, as the club face still returns to square. However, people are not so accurate and may not return the club face square to the goal at impact any time they swing. TaylorMade said it’s time to re-imagine the face and to show it with big data.
Their engineers were able to examine the data from hundreds of thousands of swings and concluded that the low heel and high toe were the most typical fails. On average, the most possible explanation for that will be that the face has closed and delofted to the goal if a person hit a shot off the high-toe. And, pop hook, we both know where that one goes! The reverse remains valid with the low-heel, opened the face and improved the loft, high slice.
TaylorMade was able to adjust the gear impact of a driver with a conventional bulge and roll face by rotating the low heel and high toe and aligning human mishits with the robot swings, taking the ball back to the goal side, but not crossed over. (Be sure to check out our in-person interview with our reporter Justin Morrison for more outstanding details on Twist Face technology with Todd Beach Todd Beach, TaylorMade ‘s Senior VP of R&D and Engineering, has been with TaylorMade for more than 20 years. He decided to sit down with us to explore the latest M3 and M4 drivers and their groundbreaking Twist Face technology.
TaylorMade M3 drivers
The Scoop At address, instead of the M1’s white, the M3 driver seems slightly different from the 2017 M1 driver it succeeds, getting a silver-toned topline. Both clubs have a small , lightweight carbon-fiber crown that generates discretionary weight, but TaylorMade offered the M3 drivers a face that is totally different than everything ever produced by the firm, named Twist Face. “This creativity comes than details, “said Brian Bazzel, vice president of product development for TaylorMade.
“We are not only looking at the result of the shot, but also at how the shot comes from the face and where it ends up.” Data from TaylorMade shows that most mis-hits appear to be low in the heel or high in the toe. The results also revealed that the heel-to – toe curvature of the wedge, called bulge, and the top-to-bottom curvature, referred to as roll, did not help golfers hold the ball in the fairway as they did during robot training.
Misses high in the toe appeared to skip the left fairway, while low heel shots wind up going right. Diving further into the details showed that their driver’s face angle appears to be similar to their swing path when golfers miss high in the toe than when they strike in the middle of the hitting field. In comparison to their swing route, golfers who mis-hit drives low in the heel prefer to carry the club to the ball with an open face. Twist Face curls in the heel region back and right up in the toe then down and left. To overcome it, Twist Face curves the high-toe region around, so the hitting region points further to the right, and more loft reaches the ball there.
(David Dusek / Golfweek) “The low-heel region bends down and left, so mis-hits turn less in that region and do not slice as badly to the right. “We are counteracting the way the evidence suggests golfers want to present the clubface at contact,” Bazzel said, “so that you get the right face angle no matter how you strike it on the face and get balls to fall back to middle more frequently. (TaylorMade Golf) Golfers can not see the curves built in the Twist Face at the address, although they are noticeable from below the sole when looking up at the hitting field.
A Y-shaped track in the sole enables a pair of 11-gram weights to travel into either position separately, so players and fitters will produce more of a draw or fade bias. Moving all weights forward reduces the angle of launch and reduces tilt, thus breaking the weights in the back of the head maximizes the moment of friction for further forgiveness. The 11-gram weights will go everywhere on the Y-shaped track of the M3. (David Dusek / Golfweek) The newly built slot in the sole, dubbed Hammerhead, has additional reinforcements in the outer area, which TaylorMade said lets extend the sweetspot over a wider region of the face.
In the same conditions as the regular 460 edition, the smaller-headed 440-cubic centimeter variant can yield marginally less spin and build a slightly lower trajectory.
TaylorMade M3 Driver Review
Whenever one of the big corporations introduces a new driver, you want something new to impress you and TaylorMade has definitely turned heads with the Twist Face layout of the M3 driver. Without going through a long-drawn description of what bulge and roll is and why it functions, it is simply the curvature on the face of a wood that imparts opposite spin on off-center hits to attempt and attempt. Since 1888, this has become a wood characteristic and the benefit is often recognized as the gear impact.
TaylorMade has been researching this over the last 4 years and noticed that most golfers strike the face either low in the heel or high in the toe if they don’t strike it in the centre. This is not necessarily earth breaking news, but TaylorMade noticed that if they could adjust the curvature of the face in these Therefore, the effect is the Twist Face. Above is the wider demo version they offered me at the launch to demonstrate this, but in fact the curvature of the face is barely apparent and better viewed looking down from the club’s crown.
If you strike the ball high in the toe, then the face closes and decreases spin such that the Twist Face is more exposed in this region to add loft and raise spin that can strain In the heel region, the closed Twist Face segment adds spin and reduces launch to increase efficiency in the same direction. This had to be tested out and the leading edge appears much like every other driver with the M3 driver down at the address.
There is a new look now on the crown to the previous M1 2017 driver where the white section is now silver and slimmer, which I think looks great. But at least you know that it operates if you are a ball drawer! The final effects of these setups and several those in between were both within a few yards of each other and the fact is that there are likely to be many variations of head loft, shaft form, hosel loft and weight positions that will likely give you the best performance.
Locating these might be the challenge as the weights of the Y-Track can be adjusted in any place such that a final amount may be achieved. There is, though, a price differential of £110/$ 70 for the M3 over the M4, which is a little of a penalty if you just use M3, but any gain would have to be worth it. If you already have an M1 and are fairly precise with it, then it will also be worth comparing it to an M3 to see if your worst shots are stronger. The TaylorMade M3 Twist Face could save your lovers from having to look away if you are someone who likes a little spray or has a pronounced fade or draw.