How Is This Much Speed Even Legal?
When you look the at new M5 and M6 drivers, the first thing you'll likely notice are the two red screws on the club face. These ports are the keys to TaylorMade's latest innovation: Speed Injected™ technology.
Each M5 and M6 driver head actually starts out beyond the legal limits for speed. TaylorMade then injects a proprietary resin into the ports on the face, which lowers the spring-like effect and brings the club back within legal range — but as close as possible to the limit.
"Utilizing a new manufacturing process, each head has been individually speed tested on multiple positions before being strategically injected with tuning resin to achieve the tightest possible tolerance to the legal limit of speed," explains Todd Beach, Senior Vice President of RD and Engineering at TaylorMade. "This optimized face combined with a more efficient inverse T-Track delivers a fast, forgiving and personalized driver that's designed to increase ball speed for every golfer."
The new TaylorMade drivers will continue to feature TwistFace® technology, a revolutionary face curvature introduced in last year's M3/M4 driver 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 but 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," Beach says.
- 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.
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