TaylorMade are to launch a new range in 2019 with the M5 and M6 drivers, woods and irons all featuring revolutionary and ground-breaking technology.
Just a year since the introduction of the M3 and M4 drivers, which featured Twist Face Technology for the first time, along with accompanying woods and irons, TaylorMade are taking things even further in the new designs hitting the market in February.
The leading manufacturers have released sneak peaks at what the new M5 and M6 clubs will look like, with the drivers and woods featuring Speed Injected Twist Face technology and the irons having Speed Bridge technology incorporated in the design.
The M5 and M6 drivers, which will be used by the likes of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods, will take ball speed to the limit and help extract maximum distance for all swing speeds and levels of golfer and the Speed Injected Twist Face—the next evolution of the technology—that helps achieve it.
The first generation of Twist Face in the M3 and M4 works thanks to a flexible and twisting face, designed with a curvature to it. The technology helps bring the ball path back to center even when shots are struck out of the toe or heel and is therefore as forgiving as you can get with a 66 percent larger sweet spot.
The Speed Injected Twist Face differs by having a 20 percent reduction in thickness in the ultra-thin Titanium face with redesigned Inverted Cone Technology (ICT), a reengineered, more-flexible Hammerhead 2.0 slot, internal support foam with variable amounts of injected resin and a proprietary algorithm to tune each head.
“Injected Twist Face delivers a hot, yet accurate performance package in the new M6 driver,” said Brian Bazzel, Vice President, Product Creation at TaylorMade. “When you add optimized CG and MOI through the use of a full carbon crown and sole, the result is a complete driver that delivers on all fronts.”
The M5 and M6 woods and hybrids will also feature the Twist Face technology for the first time with TaylorMade having previously made the decision not to include it in the M3 and M4 range.
The M5 and M6 irons all tread into new waters when it comes to technology, with TaylorMade introducing a new development they are calling Speed Bridge, a revolutionary created which they say serves to “both further increase distance and enhance sound and feel” compared to the M3 and M4 irons.
The Speed Bridge technology is the strengthening of the cavity in the club head by inserting a structural beam which spans the cavity back and connects the back bar to the top line.
The end result is the stabilising of the iron to reduce vibration through impact, and it works in combination with improved Speed Pocket for added distance and a HYBRAR damper to minimise vibration and produce a soft but solid feel on shots.
“At TaylorMade, we have always strived to push the performance envelope to give players maximum distance and forgiveness in our game improvement irons,” said Matt Bovee, Senior Manager, Product Creation. “Our new SPEED BRIDGE technology allows us to do exactly that while improving sound and feel at the same time. Distance has never felt as good as it does with the M6 irons.”