Review: Taylormade M6 Driver

9.5 Total Score
Good (but Expensive) All-rounder

Paired with the correct loft and shaft combination the TaylorMade M6 Driver can be used by a wide variety of golfers, so they have delivered on that promise. Fast ball speeds have seen an increase in distance compared to the M4, even when hit slightly off-centre. The M6 has been optimised for both distance and forgiveness and it certainly delivers the goods in both respects.

PROS
  • Looks Great
  • Forgiving
  • Easy to hit
  • High ball speeds
CONS
  • Doesn’t come cheap
  • Lack of adjustability other than the hosel
  • Improvement over M4 not massive
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In the Words of Taylormade

If you have any interest in playing golf, which you must otherwise why would you be reading this? You will definitely have heard of TaylorMade. they have been in the business of manufacturing golf clubs for many years and have often led the way in golf club innovation. Does the TaylorMade M6 Driver live up to their high standards?

In their own words, ‘Every M6 driver head has been individually calibrated to reach the threshold of the maximum legal limit of ball speed. So, whether you’re fighting for your club championship or battling it out in your weekend fourball, you’ll be playing with a driver that’s engineered to make everybody faster.’

Every head is individually speed tested and injected with tuning resin to optimize COR across the entire face.

Taylormade's own words.
The Speed Injection process is designed to maximize ball speed and distance in the M6 driver, achieving performance at or near the legal limit.’

These quotes from the manufacturer appear to suggest the TaylorMade M6 is pushing the boundaries of what is legal in a driver. Let’s take a closer look.

How Does the Club Look?

In comparison to its predecessor, the TaylorMade M6 Driver does look superior. While the overall colour scheme on the sole of the driver remains similar, the logo and main body of colour, which is red, have been switched. The logo is now at the front with the red banding at the back of the driver.

When looking down on the TaylorMade M6 Driver at address, the matte black crown looks very stylish, with no glare and the shape of the head makes for easy alignment. You will struggle to find a better looking driver than the TaylorMade M6.

Performance of the M6

When compared to the M4 addition of the TaylorMade Driver range, the M6 is more muted at impact. Those who were hoping for something more audible will be disappointed but in terms of feel, the power when hitting through the ball is great.

As highlighted above, the TaylorMade M6 is on the border when it comes to being legal for competitive golf. The face of the driver is injected with resin behind the red screws to ensure every driver remains legal. The resin stiffens the face which reduces the flexibility and removes the margin for error many brands leave to remain within the rules of the sport.

So, what does this mean in terms of performance I hear you ask! Well, when using the same shaft on a TaylorMade M4 Driver, you will find an increase in ball speed. The amount of increase may be minimal depending on your swing and how well your M4 is performing but it will be there. Even a 0.5MPH increase in ball speed is enough to gain a few crucial yards on the fairway.

When playing alongside the M5, the TaylorMade M6 Driver is more forgiving. This is due to the centre of gravity position in the M6. There is a large sweet spot on the face of the M6 and it has maintained the Twist Face from the M4. This reduces the effects of spin and loss of ball speed when striking the ball off-centre. Previous users of the M4 may also notice an increase in spin when playing with the TaylorMade M6 Driver and this provides better control of direction on the shot.

Is this Taylormade M6 Driver For Me?

In the quote at the top of this article the manufacturer suggested that the TaylorMade M6 Driver is good ‘whether you’re fighting for your club championship or battling it out in your weekend fourball.’

There is no doubt that it is easy to hit and there is plenty of speed and forgiveness in this driver making it suitable for a wide range of golfers. However, if you are going to purchase the TaylorMade M6 Driver it does not come cheap and therefore a custom fitting is recommended.

Who is Using the Driver?

We may have to use our time machine to find any Professional players using the TaylorMade M6 Driver as it was first released back in 2019. However, if you look back to January of that year you will find some of the leading golfers on the PGA Tour using this driver including Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm. Need we say any more?

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