The M1 is probably the best looking driver that TaylorMade have ever produced. Its carbon composite crown it looks just fabulous, and we think that TaylorMade will sell a million of these drivers on looks alone. The M stands for Multi-Material and the carbon composite crown is ultra-thin, ultra-lite and weight for weight it is stronger than any known metal. This, we are told, allows the designers to place more weight lower down, and to provide a the TaylorMade M1 with huge range of adjustability. Run your mouse over our picture at the top right of the page to flip the club over and see the base. You'll see two sliders - one to adjust the side to side shape of your shots, and one to adjust the spin-rate or trajectory.
The graphic on the right shows how this is all supposed to work. The side to side adjustments have been around for a long time now, but the adjustable spin rate is new and the jury is still out on whether it actually works or is just another sales gimmick. In our tests, we didn't have the technology to measure spin-rate, but in terms of feel, ball flight, distance, and accuracy, the sliders on the TaylorMade M1 didn't appear to have any affect whatsoever. You can also change the loft and lie-angle on an M1, using the the adjustable hosel, and the these adjustments made a genuine difference to the the results for several of our testers.
Click the picture (below) to watch a video review of the TaylorMade M1 Driver. And click HERE to see it in store