Very Good Condition: Shows wear consistent with normal use over a season or more. Well cared for and in better than average condition. Cosmetic imperfections may include scuffing, scratching, tiny paint blemishes, shallow dings/nicking, and minor shaft wear.
Who's It For?
The easiest way to think about the new 2018 M family drivers from TaylorMade is that M3 will be replacing M1 and M4 will be replacing M2. That said, these will not be the same drivers, as a number of upgrades have been made, which will be discussed in more detail below. In terms of the M3, as was the case with the M1, its customization options are what set it apart. For players who want the ability to use movable weight to fine tune their launch and spin conditions, as well as create their preferred ball flight, the M3 will be the perfect choice. Additionally, an M3 440 model will also be available for those players, predominantly better players, who prefer a smaller profile and deeper clubface, a combination that will help provide enhanced workability.
Twist Face. If this is the first time you’ve heard that term you can expect to hear it a lot more in the weeks and months ahead when it comes to the M3 driver. TaylorMade believes that its Twist Face technology will be the next great breakthrough in terms of driver design and performance. More specifically, based on their research, TaylorMade engineers found that most golfers when they miss the center of the clubface strike the ball either on the high-toe or low-heel region of the face, which leads to shots that fly dramatically offline. To produce better results on those misses, TaylorMade has increased loft and opened the clubface on the high toe and decreased loft and closed the face on the low heel. The result? A player’s face angle is improved on those two common misses, which leads to longer, straighter golf shots. That said, improved accuracy is just part of the M3 driver’s performance package. Engineers have made the M3’s five-layer carbon crown lighter than ever, allowing weight to be distributed to other areas to maximize playability. Most notably, 22 grams of weight are now utilized in a new Y-Track system that replaces the M1’s old T-Track system. The Y-Track allows players to move two 11-gram weights either forward or back and/or to the heel and toe along connected tracks, with there now being upwards of 1,000 different combinations available, more than double what the M1 could offer. The Y-Track, therefore, allows golfers to better create their ideal CG position for optimal launch and spin, while TaylorMade’s lightweight adjustable loft sleeve, which features 12 different settings, further enables players to fine tune their preferred shot shape and trajectory. Also of note is that the new Y-Track, regardless of how the weights are positioned, offers a lower CG placement when compared to the M1, which gives the M3 a 10 percent advantage in terms of MOI. Another benefit of utilizing the Y-Track is that with there no longer being a front track in the M3 driver, TaylorMade was available to utilize a Speed Pocket for the first time in an adjustable driver. The result is what the company is calling the Hammerhead Slot. It allows for a thinner clubface and faster ball speeds from across the face at impact, with the end result being distance gains for the golfer.