With the savings in weight from the seven-layer carbon crown, TaylorMade was able to introduce its revolutionary new T-Track system. The M1 features one 15g moveable weight in a front track (similar to the SLDR driver), sliding from heel to toe, so you can adjust the draw or fade bias by up to 25 yards. Similarly, the back track on the M1 gives you golfer 10g of moveable weight, sliding from front to back, creating up to 300rpm of backspin and 0.8 degree in launch angle adjustment. The entire T-Track system has been placed low on the sole so regardless of moveable weight positions, the club still maintains a low centre of gravity to deliver optimal trajectory.
Previous drivers have allowed golfers to move weight from left to right and others from front to back, but with M1, you have the ability to adjust their fade or draw, while simultaneously personalising spin and forgiveness settings with the back track. TaylorMade says: “Trajectory and launch conditions are ultimately improved so golfers can control their tee shots like never before with these precise, personalised specifications. With a plethora of possible fitting combinations, the M1 driver is TaylorMade’s most customisable driver to date.”
The M1 also has a very low CG (lower than R15), which is said to “project at the centre of the face and increase the energy transfer at impact.” Because the CG has been lowered to such an effective location, M1 provides golfers with the option to shift it back to increase MOI without compromising ideal launch conditions, which results in high launch, low spin, more ball speed more often.
Black and white look
Having had the M1 on the ground, the combination of the black face, white forward section and composite rear of the M1’s crown is not only visually attractive, but provides golfers with a confidence-inspiring alignment aid at address.