Feb 2nd, 2016
The TaylorMade M2 Tour Iron
Super forgiving in a compact package
Words: Daniel Owen
We were at the big launch of TaylorMade's M2 range last week in the US. Snuck in under the radar was this new TaylorMade M2 Tour Iron. Designed for forgiveness and distance, in some ways its like a throwback to some famous older club designs.
Remember the Callaway X14 and X16 Pro Series? If they were clubs that bring back good memories, you will probably enjoy the new TaylorMade M2 Tour irons. Designed for forgiveness first, they are packaged in a smaller design, with less offset. Not everyone wants excessive offset in a forgiving set of irons, and its nice to see TaylorMade realise that.
The M2 Tour iron, is a distance iron designed with a more compact shape, geared for players looking for distance with added workability. It features many of the same technologies as the standard M2 iron but in a more compact package. The M2 Tour fits that middle ground between a distance iron and a players iron, and will appeal to a variety of player types seeking distance benefits. For us we think, especially with its dark finish, that its more attractive than the less forgiving PSI iron.
A 360° undercut expands the unsupported face area for more ball speed across the face. It also removes weight from the top line to create a lower CG. This allows for stronger lofts that maximise distance without sacrificing the high peak trajectory that results in long, playable shots from each iron.
The Speed Pocket Increases launch angle and preserves ball speed, improving forgiveness for shots struck below the centre of the face.
A thin face with Inverted Cone Technology works in conjunction with the Speed Pocket to enable fast, consistent ball speeds across the face.
The Sound Management System is a light and stiff cavity badge system that manages sound and eliminates unwanted vibrations for superior sound and feel.
The Advanced Sole Design provides the bounce and glide of a wider sole but in a narrower, more workable shape.
Available at retail on March 15, the M2 Tour irons (£699 – 7 iron set) will be offered in 3-iron through PW with AW and SW also available. The stock shaft is the True Temper XP95 steel shaft in addition to numerous additional custom shaft options.