It’s been a while since I was as excited to test out a new golf club as I was with the Taylormade M4. I wasn’t always the biggest fan of Taylormade drivers but with the new Twist Face technology, I was looking forward to giving it a swing. In this post, I’ll be reviewing the M4 and sharing my honest thoughts after testing it out.
Long story short, I really liked the look and feel of the M4 (more than the M1 and M2) and it also better sounding and solid at impact, in my opinion. The new Twist Face did reduce the sidespin a bit, which will help with slices/hooks, but it’s not going to fix it completely. Not only that, but I noticed it had a bigger sweet spot than before which would help a lot of mid to high handicaps with off-center hits. Overall, I give the M4 a thumbs up and would definitely consider getting a Taylormade driver again.
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Taylormade M4 First Impressions
The first thing I noticed about the M4 is that it looks pretty similar to the older M2. They both have limited adjustments (which I think is good for most “average” golfers) and the only noticeable difference is the color.
The size of the head was somewhere in the middle of the pack. There are drivers out there that are smaller and some are bigger, and for me, the M4 was a perfect size.
Before I tested the club I was told it had a bigger sweet spot than before which would definitely benefit a lot of mid to high handicaps. Most golfers can’t hit the center of the club and that’s where the slice or hook comes from. That being said, I was pretty curious to see how it’d perform.
How Did The Driver Perform?
The first thing I noticed about the performance was that it sounded and felt a lot better than the previous model. I’m not the biggest fan of the new drivers that are super light and sound hollow at impact, so it was nice to see the M4 with some improvements.
Even though there are not any adjustments on the M4, it still allows you to mess with the loft (which I did a bit) so you can fine-tune the club to your swing.
In terms of distance, the M4 gave me better results than the M3. The M4 is more for your mid to high handicap with a slower swing speed while the M3 is for the opposite. It wasn’t a huge difference, but I’ll take a few extra yards all day long.
As for the forgiveness, the M4 was a lot better than the M1 and M2 and my drives were a lot straighter than the M3. The sweet spot was bigger, so it made it a lot more forgiving and long. Obviously, the Twist Face isn’t going to fix a slice or hook completely, but it’ll help for sure (did for me anyway).
Here’s a demo video:
Who’s It Best For/Not For?
If you’re a low handicap with a faster swing speed I’d recommend the M3.
If you’re a mid to high handicap with a slower swing speed (like myself) I’d highly consider picking up this club if you’ve got the budget for it. It’s not the cheapest thing out there but it really helped my drives and it could do the same for you.
- The M4 has a great look and feel to it.
- It was a lot more solid at impact than before.
- It’ll help reduce the sidespin on off-center hits.
- It comes with a bigger sweet spot than before.
- It had limited adjustments.
- It’s on the expensive side.
- Performance score: 10
- Price score: 7
- Comfort and feel score: 10
- Personal score: 9
My Final Thoughts
Overall, if you’re someone who plays a lot of golf, have a slower swing speed, and have the budget to spend, I’d highly recommend the M4. I loved the club and it helped my game. It’s not the cheapest thing out there but in my opinion, the benefits are worth it.
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Last update on 2023-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API