TaylorMade M3 Driver – Things To Know
TaylorMade M3 Driver Review
If you are not sure what a model upgrade is? Check out the TaylorMade M3 Driver after you had a look at the TaylorMade M2 Driver. The TaylorMade company has done a marvelous job in engineering and design of the TaylorMade M3 Driver. In M3 Driver, TaylorMade has introduced new features and has improved on many other features. The new and improved features of the TaylorMade M3 Driver are discussed below.
Twist Face (Significant Upgrade)
The most critical and significant upgrade in TaylorMade M3 Driver is its twist face. The scientists and engineers have done a tremendous job in engineering and designing the twisted face. It has been possible to use the right face technology for face design. Here is how the twisted face of the TaylorMade M3 Driver works. Whenever the ball is hit by a Driver, either the ball strikes the upper sweet spot, on the sweet spot, or lower than the sweet spot. The jackpot is when the ball strikes the sweet spot. But as it is famous, not all days are Sundays, the sweet spot is usually missed, and the ball either strikes either higher (high toe) than the sweet spot or lower (low heel) than the sweet spot.
In these two scenarios, the ball will miss the direction it was meant to be sent to. Since the nineteenth century, TaylorMade has been working on managing this. As a result, they were able to manage the strikes by the toe and the heel, which is known as the gear effect. TaylorMade was able to achieve this by imparting the opposite spin to the hits, which missed the sweet spot. It reduced the side spin, and the players were able to deliver the straight shots. It was only possible with the help of the curvature. Therefore, to manage such hits, the twisted face was introduced in M3 Driver by TaylorMade.
In the M3 Driver, TaylorMade has been featured as a new Y-Track. The new Y-Track offers two weights. Each of the weight is movable. However, their movement is seamless. With TaylorMade M3 Driver, the golf players can optimize their trajectory by adjusting each of the weights. The weight adjustments allow the golf player to maximize forgiveness or ball speed and ball flight. According to the official website of TaylorMade, the M3 Driver offers Y-Track, which is “simple and intuitive, the Y-Track delivers a completely connected track system for the first time, giving golfers unrestricted movement of 22g of mass (two 11g weights).” The allowable limit of weight adjustment is vast, which gives the golfer tremendous liberty to manage ball speed, ball flight, and forgiveness.
Hammerhead Slot Technology
The Hammerhead slot provided by the TaylorMade in M3 Drivers creates a bigger sweet spot. Imagine a golf player who has more room to make mistakes while hitting the ball. The Hammerhead slot gives more space to make mistakes (added forgiveness), and it also pushes the limits of the ball speed.
In TaylorMade M3 Driver, the outer portions of the slot have been reinforced. It allows a more flexible face, which is also lighter. The wider sweet spot increases ball speed; the flexible and lighter face drops the spin. The ball speed and the dropped spin makes the ball cover the longer distance.
The allowable weight adjustments in the M3 Driver, TaylorMade has given the liberty to the golfers to manage their forgiveness. Imagine a golf player adjusting the weights on the M3 TaylorMade Driver to higher or lower the forgiveness. Adjusting the weights on the M2 Driver is a pleasant and liberating feeling for the novice, recreational players, experienced ones, and the handicappers alike.
The new Hammerhead slot created in the M3 Driver, TaylorMade, has done a tremendous job in creating more forgiveness. The Hammerhead slot creates a bigger sweet spot. According to the official website of TaylorMade, “the bigger sweet spot pushes the limit of ball speed to produce distance and forgiveness across the entire face.” Thus, in M3 Driver, TaylorMade has increased the forgiveness by weight adjustments and Hammerhead slot.
The TaylorMade M3 Driver offers a 12 positions adjustable hosel. With the help of the adjustable hosel, the face angle can be adjusted by 1.0 to 2.0 degrees, the lie angle can be adjusted by 0.5 to 0.75 degrees, and the loft can be adjusted by 0.5 – 0.75 degrees. These are a lot of options on one side and a lot of hassle on the other. In some cases, an official technician is required to make the adjustments.
Sound and Feel
In M3 Driver, TaylorMade has been able to improve the sound and feel. The sound of TaylorMade M3 Driver has improved the sound by lowering the pitch. The lower pitch makes the sound of the ball hit more solid and pleasing to the ears. The feel and aesthetics of TaylorMade M3 Drivers have been drastically improved than its earlier version. The sound and feel of the TaylorMade M3 Driver have been enhanced with the help of a Hammerhead slot, wider sweet spot, and flexible face. The combination of these three adjustments makes a pleasant sound and feel of the TaylorMade M3 Driver.
There are four main variants available of the TaylorMade M3 Driver. The first variant is available with the Loft (8.5 degrees), RH, LIE (56-60 degree), Volume (460 CC), Length (45.5 inches), with swing weight D4. The second variant is available with the Loft (9.5 degrees), RH/LH, LIE (56-60 degree), Volume (460 CC), Length (45.5 inches), with swing weight D4. The third variant is available with the Loft (10.5 degrees), RH/LH, LIE (56-60 degree), Volume (460 CC), Length (45.5 inches), with swing weight D4. The fourth variant is available with the Loft (12 degrees), RH, LIE (56-60 degree), Volume (460 CC), Length (45.5 inches), with swing weight D4.
TaylorMade M3 Driver Vs. TaylorMade M4 Driver?
The similarities and differences of the TaylorMade M3 and TaylorMade M4 Driver are discussed as under.
The following are the similarities of the Taylor M3 and M4 Drivers.
- Both the M3 and M4 TaylorMade Drivers have the Twist face. That is, they both have the multi-curve face design. It helped in reducing the side spin and have straighter shots.
- Both the M3 and M4 TaylorMade Drivers have utilized Hammerhead slot technology.
- Both the M3 and M4 TaylorMade Drivers use carbon fiber elements in clubhead construction.
- In both the M3 and M4 TaylorMade Drivers, the low heel and high toe have been twisted by TaylorMade to be able to alter the gear effect. That is to say that, they both have a twisted face.
- Both the M3 and M4 TaylorMade has the carbon fiber crown and sole.
The following are the differences between the TaylorMade M3 and TaylorMade M4 Drivers.
- The M3 Driver has better adjustability than the M4 Driver.
- The M4 Driver is 15 grams lighter in weight than the M3 Driver.
- The M4 Driver offers more flexibility than the M3 Driver.
- The M4 Driver has a lighter and larger face than the M3 Driver.
- The face curvature of the M4 Driver is a little bigger than that of the M3 Driver.
- The face curvature of the M4 Driver is more than the M3 Driver.
- There are more adjustable weights in M4 Driver than in the M3 Driver.
- The M3 Driver has a Y-Track weighting system while the M4 Driver has a Split Internal weighting system.
- The M4 Driver is provided with Geocoustic Technology, which is lacked in the M3 Driver.
- The players will favor the M3 with moderate to high experience levels. On the other hand, the TaylorMade M4 Driver is likely to be favored by recreational players, handicappers, and novice players more.
Pros and Cons
In this section, the pros and cons of the TaylorMade M3 Drivers are discussed.
The following are the Pros of the TaylorMade M3 Drivers.
- The TaylorMade M3 Driver offers numerous adjustability options in the sole. With these adjustability options, the launch, trajectory, spin, and stability can be altered. It is due to the introduction of the availability of the Y-Track option in these drivers. The Y-Track option allows for the adjustments in weights, which further allows adjustability.
- It is consistent in the high launch with low spin.
- Face twist technology has been used in the TaylorMade M3 Drivers. It has allowed managing the high toe and low heel shots making the M3 Driver as one of the most forgiving ones.
- The TaylorMade M3 Driver offers multiple stock shaft options. It allows catering to golf players with varying degrees of experience and skill level.
The following are the Cons of the TaylorMade M3 Drivers.
- There are thousands of adjustability variations available in TaylorMade M3 Drivers. However, sometimes it becomes tricky and a bit confusing for the players.
- The adjustability options are complex and difficult to calibrate. It often requires the help of an official technician to adjust the Driver as per the requirement of the player.
- The price tag is quite expensive.
The TaylorMade M3 Driver is expensive, yet it offers plenty of options, and it is superior in performance, looks, and feel. If you are the one who is looking forward to golf as a regular sport and want to play it seriously, the TaylorMade M3 Drivers are just the right choice for you.
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