TaylorMade M2 Irons Review: Shiels, Crossfield

Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield: TaylorMade M2 Irons Review A lot of buzz has been made by TaylorMade with the new M2 lineup of clubs — some good, some...
Mark Crossfield TaylorMade M2 Iron Review

Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield: TaylorMade M2 Irons Review

A lot of buzz has been made by TaylorMade with the new M2 lineup of clubs — some good, some bad — and the woods were tagged as a completion to the M family, but where does that leave the M2 irons? What void do they fill, or what family do they complete? TaylorMade recently released the PSI irons which are for better players, but how are the TaylorMade M2 irons any better, or different for that matter, than the game improvement Aeroburner irons?

There is no disputing that TaylorMade knows how to make clubs go longer, but at what cost? Lengthening shafts, and strengthening lofts to the point that a 6-iron is now a 5-iron by common standards has to cost you something even if the CG is lower and further back in an attempt to retain trajectory. Is an extra couple of yards worth digging deep into your pockets for an new yet barely different set of clubs? The popular response says, “no”, and they say it loudly. 

TaylorMade engineers are no doubt talented, but do they understand how golf is played? And, as far as the few TaylorMade M2 irons reviews that we have so far, most of them harp on the tech and design of the clubs, but few address the big money question: are they worth it

Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield have their preferences of clubs, but compared to most reviewers, they evaluate equipment in a very unbiased fashion, and they make no exception in the below TaylorMade M2 irons reviews they posted to their YouTube channels. Rick’s is particularly interesting as he compares the TaylorMade M2 6-iron to his Ben Hogan 5-iron.

Until more of us can get our hands on and provide independent TaylorMade M2 irons reviews, these two are arguably our best bet. We would be remiss if we didn’t tell you to follow their channels because we are big fans. Rick Shiels’ channel can be found here, and Mark Crossfield’s channel is right here.

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  • castlerok89@hotmail.com'
    Jon Castle
    6 May 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Well I can add some insight to this a bit. I am 48 years old and can shoot in the mid 80’s if my putting is spot on. Lately I have been suffering from joint pain and golfer’s elbow, I think because of the extra stiff steel shafts I have in my Cobra S2 Forged irons that were custom fitted for me about 6 years ago. So I went to World Golf Village and had a 3 hour fitting done for my full bag – seeking to have better ball flight with less swing effort and less vibration.

    With my Cobra S2 I hit my 7 iron an average of 164 yards with an average clubhead speed of about 86-91 mph, getting slower as I got a bit tired through the fitting. Hit a number of different irons and shafts. The clubfitter (sneakily) saved the M2 for last. I knew nothing about new irons; I trusted my clubfitter to figure it out; after all, that’s what he was getting paid $350 to do. He just stuck a head on the shaft we had figured out was best for me, and said “Ok, last one. Try this.”

    By this time, my average clubhead speed was about 86 mph or so, but hitting the M2 was like shooting a cannon. The average ball flight was 174 yards off a 7 iron and the dispersion was the smallest of all the clubs.

    I didn’t go with the Taylormade Driver and Hybrid, though; the Ping G driver and Ping G 3 Hybrid gave the best results for me. However, I did stick with Taylormade wedges; had to add another wedge (I now carry 4) because of the length of my PW; it is now about a 130 yard club.

    Anyway, that’s my story, from a guy who first started golfing at about age 40. Hopefully my aches and pains will be less.

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