With M5 and M6, TaylorMade offers a driver line that takes players as close as possible to the USGA and R&A legal limit for face flexibility, which translates to seriously fast ball speed.
Each M5 and M6 driver head actually starts out beyond the legal limits for speed but is then pulled back to the USGA and R&A standards by a proprietary resin that is injected into two ports on each clubface. This process brings each driver head to the tightest possible tolerance for speed.
The new TaylorMade drivers will continue to feature TwistFace® technology, a revolutionary face curvature introduced in last year’s M3/M4 line. TwistFace helps to correct the two most common types of mis-hits: contact off the high toe and low heel. The face is strategically curved in these two areas to help reduce the sidespin that carries shots off target.
Hammerhead 2.0 technology also returns to TaylorMade’s 2019 driver family. This flexible slot on the sole expands the sweet spot and preserves ball speed on off-center strikes.
In total, there are four driver types in the M5/M6 line:
- TaylorMade M5 Driver: The M5 is designed for personalized performance, featuring an Inverse T-Track with two 10-gram movable weights that allow players to optimize spin and trajectory. The inverted design allows the weight to be positioned further back along the perimeter of the club, lowering the CG and increasing MOI/forgiveness.
- TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver: The M5 Tour includes the same features of the standard M5 in a smaller, Tour-inspired design with a 435cc head. “The result is improved aerodynamics for increased clubhead speed, refined players shaping for enhanced workability, and lower spin properties for more distance and control,” says Todd Beach, Senior Vice President of RD and Engineering for Taylormade.
- TaylorMade M6 Driver: The M6 aims to give players greater forgiveness through an “Inertia Generator,” which stores 46 grams of weight low and back to lower the center of gravity and maximize launch.
- TaylorMade M6 D-Type Driver: The M6 D-Type offers the same performance features as the standard M6, but it is designed to reduce slices by promoting a draw at impact.