The #1 Driver in Golf
Unless you have lived under a rock for the better part of the last two decades, you know that TaylorMade consistently makes the best drivers in golf. The TaylorMade M4 D-Type Driver is next up in the arsenal with the most revolutionary technology to date.
We’re dove in deep to give you the inside scoop on the TaylorMade M4 D-Type Driver and why it could make you the top dog on the tee box.
TaylorMade M4 D-Type on the Tour
Just to reiterate the #1 Driver in golf statement, here’s a list of the pros on tour that prefer TaylorMade Driver’s over the competition:
- Dustin Johnson (Longest Drive on Tour in 2018 at 430 yards, #3 Ranked Player in the World)
- Rory McIlroy (7th Longest Drive on Tour in 2018 at 420 yards, #8 Ranked Player in the World)
- Tiger Woods (It’s Tiger Woods…)
- Justin Rose (2018 PGA Tour FedEx Cup Champion, #2 Ranked Player in the World)
- Jason Day (#13 Ranked Player in the World)
- Jon Rahm (9th Longest Drive on Tour in 2018 at 418 yards, #6 Ranked Player in the World)
It’s safe to say if you play TaylorMade Driver that you are in good company. *All World Golf Rankings are as of December 16th, 2018.
Twist Face Technology
Now this “Twist Face” is what was really intriguing to me about this driver. TaylorMade describes it as:
“A radical departure from traditional driver-face design, Twist Face is engineered to take you farther and straighter… right down the center of the fairway.”
A radical departure indeed! The Twist Face is a new curvature that is designed to reduce spin and make the ball travel straighter. This, without a doubt, is a game-changer for the average weekend hacker.
Basically, the face has a higher loft near the toe of the club, and a lower loft near the heel. These are the spots where the average golfers mis-hit most often. The varying loft makes the side spin more consistent which in turn produces more forgiveness and an overall straighter ball flight.
I’m no official expert, but I would say that they call it the Hammerhead Slot due to the fact that it vaguely resembles a “head-on” look of a hammerhead shark. You can be the judge on that.
Regardless, this slot increases the size of the sweet spot, increases the ball speed, and adds to the clubs’ next-level forgiveness.
No More Slice
Another major selling point of the TaylorMade M4 D-Type Driver is its ability to eliminate the dreaded slice. The designers moved weight towards the heel to produce a draw and give you more control.
The TaylorMade M4 D-Type is available in 9.5 and 10.5 degree lofts and has a variety of shaft and grip options on the TaylorMade Custom Shop section.
My Country Club had the TaylorMade M4 D-Type available so I took it for a test round. It did not disappoint. I’m not a big time slicer, but I have my moments. However, I rarely hit a draw with my driver. During my demo round I had several tee shots with distinguished draw, so much so, that I started aiming slightly right to account for it. Having that kind of control with my driver was a first for me.
The sound on impact is flat-out awesome. I would say on my best hits I added 20 to 25 yards, and I was in the fairway on 11 out of the 14 holes I took driver on. For the record that is about as good as it gets for myself, so I would say the Twist Face does exactly what it says its supposed to do.
I was (and still am) in love with, and down right impressed with the TaylorMade M4 D-Type Driver… Until I saw the price. Listen, I know quality items cost money… you get what you pay for… yada yada yada, but $430 was a little out of my price range. I will most likely wait until ones of these guys goes for sale used to seriously consider it. If you got the dough by all means you cannot go wrong. Pull the trigger!