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  • Green in RegGreen in Reg Advanced Members Posts: 430 ✭✭


    Those that have either hit the M6 and or currently play the M6, did you previously play Callaway Rogue and if so, how are the feel and sound differences? Im right on the fence of switching this year and would love to hear any of you guys' feedback...Gracias!!




    I played the Rogue last year and was assuming I’d prefer the M6... at the fitting I was surprised to find the M5 was better for me. Played my first round with it yesterday and it’s phenomenal!
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Advanced Members Posts: 1,098 ✭✭
    Rogue is comparable in performance.’m6 is all better things
  • DBillDBill Advanced Members Posts: 1,102 ✭✭
    So each driver head is at 257ct?
  • J13J13 Dad golf Advanced Members Posts: 15,232 ✭✭
    DBill wrote:


    So each driver head is at 257ct?




    That's what the marketing says. They said every head is a "unicorn"
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  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Advanced Members Posts: 16,149 ✭✭
    J13 wrote:

    DBill wrote:


    So each driver head is at 257ct?




    That's what the marketing says. They said every head is a "unicorn"




    See spec stickler.



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  • t4t3rt4t3r Advanced Members Posts: 2,587 ✭✭
    I’ve seen some in the low 240s. Really makes a very minute difference but certainly goes against the marketing.
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  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Advanced Members Posts: 16,149 ✭✭
    t4t3r wrote:


    I’ve seen some in the low 240s. Really makes a very minute difference but certainly goes against the marketing.




    Makes zero difference unless you hit the ball on a pen size spot at the exact same Swing speed, at the exact same path, with the exact same face angle. Which we know J13 does commonly but not us hacks.
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 1,798 ClubWRX
    edited February 10
    DBill wrote:
    So each driver head is at 257ct?




    I'm not sure if the USGA would even allow all heads to be right at 257ct, based on this post by Tom Wishon in late 2015.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1241826-ct-scores-on-tour-issue-heads-and-clubs/#entry12379114



    Lots of good info in that post, but a few interesting quotes from it:


    The reason that there is a designation for 239 vs 257 in CT measurements is because the USGA wants club companies to design their high COR clubheads so that the design specs point to a 239 CT when every spec in the production of the head model is achieved perfectly. They do not want companies to design their faces so that the CT would be 257 if all specs are hit perfectly.



    In fact, when you send high COR models into the USGA for conformity testing, if the driver/wood is found to have a CT over 239 but less than 257, it is ruled provisionally conforming - which means the USGA is warning the company to watch their specs on the heads or to dial down the face specs so as to avoid the possibility of heads coming off the line over the CT/COR limit when the +/- tolerances affecting the CT/COR come into play. If your test samples are at 239 or lower for the USGA CT test, then you get a fully conforming, no warning, letter from the USGA.



    Now it will be true that when it comes to the tour players' drivers and high COR clubs, the companies will perform repeated CT measurements to be 100% sure that no club they give a tour player would be over the 257CT limit. Most will not even get that close to 257 with their tour players' clubs and will keep their clubheads not higher than 250 CT. Reason is because whoever is putting on the tournament in which the pros are playing, whether that be the USGA, PGA Tour or whoever, does have the right to perform their own CT testing at the tournament - should there be any suspicion that a player might be using a club with a CT over the limit.




    So it looks like, if this hasn't been updated by the USGA to accommodate TaylorMade's new manufacturing process, that the USGA wants the clubs to be closer to 239 than 257 to qualify as "fully conforming". Especially if they (manufacturer) won't even typically issue heads to Tour players that cross 250 CT, as the last quote states.



    ADDED: The way that I read all of that suggests that 239 is the mark the USGA wants clubs at (or below), but there's some headroom if a few come in slightly over. So anything above 239 (again, my opinion) would be a "spicy" or "hot" (but still legal) head...looks like this is traditionally what Tour pros were given...all the heads above 239. TaylorMade's process is probably just insuring that all heads are at least 239.
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  • Kale_mKale_m Advanced Members Posts: 1,637 ✭✭
    geauxWRX wrote:


    Anyone else having trouble with swing weight? I custom ordered to 44.5” and with 70g shafts I am at D0 with a couple strips of lead tape. Are the stocks heads just super light? I don’t have this problem with my M4. I also tried to take the weight out and had no luck. Any tips?




    That is like 1 1/4” short of standard. So yah it willl swingweight really light. Not really a fan of how they won’t adjust the swingweight for you on a custom order. With the price of drivers these days they would do anything you want.
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  • 3woodvt3woodvt 5 test drives for clubface contact. #footpowder Advanced Members Posts: 1,628
    chris975d wrote:

    DBill wrote:
    So each driver head is at 257ct?




    I'm not sure if the USGA would even allow all heads to be right at 257ct, based on this post by Tom Wishon in late 2015.



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    Lots of good info in that post, but a few interesting quotes from it:


    The reason that there is a designation for 239 vs 257 in CT measurements is because the USGA wants club companies to design their high COR clubheads so that the design specs point to a 239 CT when every spec in the production of the head model is achieved perfectly. They do not want companies to design their faces so that the CT would be 257 if all specs are hit perfectly.



    In fact, when you send high COR models into the USGA for conformity testing, if the driver/wood is found to have a CT over 239 but less than 257, it is ruled provisionally conforming - which means the USGA is warning the company to watch their specs on the heads or to dial down the face specs so as to avoid the possibility of heads coming off the line over the CT/COR limit when the +/- tolerances affecting the CT/COR come into play. If your test samples are at 239 or lower for the USGA CT test, then you get a fully conforming, no warning, letter from the USGA.



    Now it will be true that when it comes to the tour players' drivers and high COR clubs, the companies will perform repeated CT measurements to be 100% sure that no club they give a tour player would be over the 257CT limit. Most will not even get that close to 257 with their tour players' clubs and will keep their clubheads not higher than 250 CT. Reason is because whoever is putting on the tournament in which the pros are playing, whether that be the USGA, PGA Tour or whoever, does have the right to perform their own CT testing at the tournament - should there be any suspicion that a player might be using a club with a CT over the limit.




    So it looks like, if this hasn't been updated by the USGA to accommodate TaylorMade's new manufacturing process, that the USGA wants the clubs to be closer to 239 than 257 to qualify as "fully conforming". Especially if they (manufacturer) won't even typically issue heads to Tour players that cross 250 CT, as the last quote states.



    ADDED: The way that I read all of that suggests that 239 is the mark the USGA wants clubs at (or below), but there's some headroom if a few come in slightly over. So anything above 239 (again, my opinion) would be a "spicy" or "hot" (but still legal) head...looks like this is traditionally what Tour pros were given...all the heads above 239. TaylorMade's process is probably just insuring that all heads are at least 239.
    Distance gains is more about the golf ball changes than the club heads imo over the last several decades.
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  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 1,798 ClubWRX
    edited February 10
    3woodvt wrote:


    Distance gains is more about the golf ball changes than the club heads imo over the last several decades.




    I'm not disputing that at all. Just interpreting the CT value issue as best as I can. Looks like the USGA wants/wanted the test results to be 239 as much as possible, and I'd guess that with the +18 allowance (taking it up to a possible 257) that most heads produced are +/- 18 from that 239 mark..some over, some under. I think TaylorMade's process is trying to reduce/eliminate the ones that are under 239, since Mr. Wishon's quote from above indicates that USGA wants test results at 239 or less to receive a "fully conforming" status....get them all to 239 and you would achieve this, and be able to produce some "spicy" (over 239 heads) for your Tour staff.
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  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    J13 wrote:

    DBill wrote:


    So each driver head is at 257ct?




    That's what the marketing says. They said every head is a "unicorn"




    See spec stickler.



    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/143115026951


    Yeah, it's the retail heads that are 257, tour heads cant be that hot or they would cave or crack....
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  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Advanced Members Posts: 16,149 ✭✭
    Deuce78 wrote:

    J13 wrote:

    DBill wrote:


    So each driver head is at 257ct?




    That's what the marketing says. They said every head is a "unicorn"




    See spec stickler.



    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/143115026951


    Yeah, it's the retail heads that are 257, tour heads cant be that hot or they would cave or crack....




    Hahahaha riiiiight
  • RobS14526RobS14526 Advanced Members Posts: 1,081
    chris975d wrote:

    3woodvt wrote:


    Distance gains is more about the golf ball changes than the club heads imo over the last several decades.




    I'm not disputing that at all. Just interpreting the CT value issue as best as I can. Looks like the USGA wants/wanted the test results to be 239 as much as possible, and I'd guess that with the +18 allowance (taking it up to a possible 257) that most heads produced are +/- 18 from that 239 mark..some over, some under. I think TaylorMade's process is trying to reduce/eliminate the ones that are under 239, since Mr. Wishon's quote from above indicates that USGA wants test results at 239 or less to receive a "fully conforming" status....get them all to 239 and you would achieve this, and be able to produce some "spicy" (over 239 heads) for your Tour staff.




    But TM’s CEO promised we would all be getting “spicy”. In fact he used the term an uncomfortable number of times. ;-)
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 1,798 ClubWRX
    RobS14526 wrote:
    chris975d wrote:

    3woodvt wrote:


    Distance gains is more about the golf ball changes than the club heads imo over the last several decades.




    I'm not disputing that at all. Just interpreting the CT value issue as best as I can. Looks like the USGA wants/wanted the test results to be 239 as much as possible, and I'd guess that with the +18 allowance (taking it up to a possible 257) that most heads produced are +/- 18 from that 239 mark..some over, some under. I think TaylorMade's process is trying to reduce/eliminate the ones that are under 239, since Mr. Wishon's quote from above indicates that USGA wants test results at 239 or less to receive a "fully conforming" status....get them all to 239 and you would achieve this, and be able to produce some "spicy" (over 239 heads) for your Tour staff.




    But TM’s CEO promised we would all be getting “spicy”. In fact he used the term an uncomfortable number of times. ;-)




    If heads are all coming at 239 or above, that would technically be "spicy" in my opinion, as that's in the upper limit range that the USGA allows (my interpretation based on reading Mr. Wishon's post).
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  • 3woodvt3woodvt 5 test drives for clubface contact. #footpowder Advanced Members Posts: 1,628
    edited February 10
    chris975d wrote:

    RobS14526 wrote:
    chris975d wrote:

    3woodvt wrote:


    Distance gains is more about the golf ball changes than the club heads imo over the last several decades.




    I'm not disputing that at all. Just interpreting the CT value issue as best as I can. Looks like the USGA wants/wanted the test results to be 239 as much as possible, and I'd guess that with the +18 allowance (taking it up to a possible 257) that most heads produced are +/- 18 from that 239 mark..some over, some under. I think TaylorMade's process is trying to reduce/eliminate the ones that are under 239, since Mr. Wishon's quote from above indicates that USGA wants test results at 239 or less to receive a "fully conforming" status....get them all to 239 and you would achieve this, and be able to produce some "spicy" (over 239 heads) for your Tour staff.




    But TM’s CEO promised we would all be getting “spicy”. In fact he used the term an uncomfortable number of times. ;-)




    If heads are all coming at 239 or above, that would technically be "spicy" in my opinion, as that's in the upper limit range that the USGA allows (my interpretation based on reading Mr. Wishon's post).
    Sounds right. Taylormade injects, Cobra CNC mills to get the face thinner but in the end sounds like they are all in the tolerance allowed. sounds like the envelope is pushed about as far as it can go
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  • alecfeltmanalecfeltman AMF Advanced Members Posts: 1,555 ✭✭
    Does that mean that no drivers ever need to be purchased again?
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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,139 ClubWRX
    It means that at this point we are pretty much tapped out on ball speed gains.
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Advanced Members Posts: 993 ✭✭


    Does that mean that no drivers ever need to be purchased again?




    The ball speed is going to be pretty much at limits but there’s still to be ways to gain swing speed and better launch conditions
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Advanced Members Posts: 1,098 ✭✭
    Now, it's all about ball technology. If the ball speed gets faster then, we will see what the future holds.
  • BigHook25BigHook25 Advanced Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭
    I have to say with the design of the M5 and M6 drivers, they look gigantic at address, almost like they are 580 cc or something. For some reason though, the fairway woods look good and perfect size, even the M6 which is larger cc (181) than I normally like. Now this has no impact on performance because I didn't get a chance to hit them.
  • LesmondLesmond Advanced Members Posts: 11,304 ✭✭
    First time playing 18 with my m6 3 wood today and even though I only hit it like 4 or 5 times and twice off the tee.



    I like how it looks at address. Very confidence inspiring with the shape. I can’t really tell you if the twist face is working with the 3 wood, hopefully more time with it I can tell a difference.
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  • 3woodvt3woodvt 5 test drives for clubface contact. #footpowder Advanced Members Posts: 1,628
    BigHook25 wrote:


    I have to say with the design of the M5 and M6 drivers, they look gigantic at address, almost like they are 580 cc or something. For some reason though, the fairway woods look good and perfect size, even the M6 which is larger cc (181) than I normally like. Now this has no impact on performance because I didn't get a chance to hit them.
    You're not alone lol I thought the same thing when I first saw them.
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  • odshot68odshot68 Advanced Members Posts: 7,808 ✭✭
    I hit most the new fairway woods yesterday (less ping and Mizuno) and the only one that didn’t go left and gave me a straight shot to a slight cut which is what I want was the m6 rocket 14 degree. This was a beast. The shaft is junk and with poor custom options I’m putting my own shaft in it. The surprising thing was how high I could hit off the deck on a tight mat as well. The epic flash sat closed and just didn’t get along with flash subzero. The cobra tour just hooked. Also not a fan on the m5 either. I will say I hit the standard m6 and it spun way too much. The rocket was quite a bit better.
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  • odshot68odshot68 Advanced Members Posts: 7,808 ✭✭
    The twist face definitely worked with this larger m6 fairway head. Now to find a driver to bag for the season.
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  • kcsfkcsf Advanced Members Posts: 993 ✭✭
    odshot68 wrote:


    I hit most the new fairway woods yesterday (less ping and Mizuno) and the only one that didn't go left and gave me a straight shot to a slight cut which is what I want was the m6 rocket 14 degree. This was a beast. The shaft is junk and with poor custom options I'm putting my own shaft in it. The surprising thing was how high I could hit off the deck on a tight mat as well. The epic flash sat closed and just didn't get along with flash subzero. The cobra tour just hooked. Also not a fan on the m5 either. I will say I hit the standard m6 and it spun way too much. The rocket was quite a bit better.




    Thanks for the review. Can you comment on the distance gain/same/lost vs your last 3wood? I'm considering the rocket but concerned it'll be too long coming from my M2 16.5*. Thanks.
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  • odshot68odshot68 Advanced Members Posts: 7,808 ✭✭
    Hard to tell exact distance because I was hitting in a heated bay with wind blowing right to left and I’m hitting a slight cut. It was easily carrying 230 in 35 degree temps. I have played an m2 tour 3hl with tensei pro white for last couple years. This rocket is definitely longerby 15 yards.
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  • tcutshaw1723tcutshaw1723 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 76 ClubWRX
    edited February 11
    I have never gotten along with Taylormade drivers and quite honestly hate their marketing. I went to get fit at a reputable company in Las Vegas who is brand neutral. He actually is on staff with mizuno for irons. I currently game a rogue sub zero and switch between an Accra tour z and the Graphite design listed in my signature. On this day I had the Accra in and he MADE me hit the Taylormade when I was for certain going to buy either the F9 , the Mizuno or the Epic Flash. Boy am I glad he did. The m5 with the stock tensei orange not only carried 10 yards further than its closest competitor (my rogue) it also rolled out 8 yards further than my rogue. The spin was basically the same with the stock tensei and the dispersion and sound were much better as well. I ordered one on the spot and am going back next week for a shaft fitting. I was absolutely blown away. I am typically a high spin player and the m5 killed the spin for me. I can't wait to get it with a custom shaft to really see what it can do.
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  • 94009400 Advanced Members Posts: 109 ✭✭
    3woodvt wrote:

    BigHook25 wrote:


    I have to say with the design of the M5 and M6 drivers, they look gigantic at address, almost like they are 580 cc or something. For some reason though, the fairway woods look good and perfect size, even the M6 which is larger cc (181) than I normally like. Now this has no impact on performance because I didn't get a chance to hit them.
    You're not alone lol I thought the same thing when I first saw them.




    This is surprising to me. I have compared my 2017 M2 to both the M5 and M6 and actually thought the exact opposite. The M2 looked gigantic next to both of them. Interesting.
  • LemondeLemonde Advanced Members Posts: 727 ✭✭


    I have never gotten along with Taylormade drivers and quite honestly hate their marketing. I went to get fit at a reputable company in Las Vegas who is brand neutral. He actually is on staff with mizuno for irons. I currently game a rogue sub zero and switch between an Accra tour z and the Graphite design listed in my signature. On this day I had the Accra in and he MADE me hit the Taylormade when I was for certain going to buy either the F9 , the Mizuno or the Epic Flash. Boy am I glad he did. The m5 with the stock tensei orange not only carried 10 yards further than its closest competitor (my rogue) it also rolled out 8 yards further than my rogue. The spin was basically the same with the stock tensei and the dispersion and sound were much better as well. I ordered one on the spot and am going back next week for a shaft fitting. I was absolutely blown away. I am typically a high spin player and the m5 killed the spin for me. I can't wait to get it with a custom shaft to really see what it can do.




    Keep us in the loop on how the shaft fitting goes. When I hit with the standard orange at stiff I was missing left with a draw but spin and trajectory was perfect at 15 and 1700 . There was a comment made that I didn’t need a shaft fitting with these #s.
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    9400 wrote:

    3woodvt wrote:

    BigHook25 wrote:


    I have to say with the design of the M5 and M6 drivers, they look gigantic at address, almost like they are 580 cc or something. For some reason though, the fairway woods look good and perfect size, even the M6 which is larger cc (181) than I normally like. Now this has no impact on performance because I didn't get a chance to hit them.
    You're not alone lol I thought the same thing when I first saw them.




    This is surprising to me. I have compared my 2017 M2 to both the M5 and M6 and actually thought the exact opposite. The M2 looked gigantic next to both of them. Interesting.




    I thought it was just me. I thought the M5 looked like a Tour head and relatively small compared to my M1
  • tcutshaw1723tcutshaw1723 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 76 ClubWRX
    Lemonde wrote:



    I have never gotten along with Taylormade drivers and quite honestly hate their marketing. I went to get fit at a reputable company in Las Vegas who is brand neutral. He actually is on staff with mizuno for irons. I currently game a rogue sub zero and switch between an Accra tour z and the Graphite design listed in my signature. On this day I had the Accra in and he MADE me hit the Taylormade when I was for certain going to buy either the F9 , the Mizuno or the Epic Flash. Boy am I glad he did. The m5 with the stock tensei orange not only carried 10 yards further than its closest competitor (my rogue) it also rolled out 8 yards further than my rogue. The spin was basically the same with the stock tensei and the dispersion and sound were much better as well. I ordered one on the spot and am going back next week for a shaft fitting. I was absolutely blown away. I am typically a high spin player and the m5 killed the spin for me. I can't wait to get it with a custom shaft to really see what it can do.




    Keep us in the loop on how the shaft fitting goes. When I hit with the standard orange at stiff I was missing left with a draw but spin and trajectory was perfect at 15 and 1700 . There was a comment made that I didn’t need a shaft fitting with these #s.
    My spin is usually around 2300-2750 with stock shafts and this one was right at 2000-2300 but I did hook a few. I hit the x flex and it helped a bit but the numbers were outrageous. I would have done a shaft fitting right then but he had another appointment set up so I couldn't do it. He was thinking a mid/ low shaft would be best for me and that I could probably get another 10-13 yrds in carry. These m5's are amazing and I never thought I'd own a taylormade club ever again.
    LH Taylormade M5 Aldila ATX Tour Green Proto 60 tx
    LH Ping G stretch Kuro Kage XD x stiff tipped 1/2 in
    LH PXG 0317x 19 3h project x 6.5
    LH Miura CB no paintfill 4-PW project x catalyst 6.5
    LH 50, vokey sm5 black hand hammered, stamped and parts refinished to raw
    LH Haywood Satin 56 (bent to 54) hand hammered, stamped and paintfilled
    LH Callaway MD3 58 black hand hammered, removed some finish to raw, stamped and paintfilled
    LH Cushman Custom (handmade) on the bench: Bradley Putters custom Luna
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Maple Leaf
    Cru desinged custom headcovers
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    odshot68 wrote:
    I hit most the new fairway woods yesterday (less ping and Mizuno) and the only one that didn&#146;t go left and gave me a straight shot to a slight cut which is what I want was the m6 rocket 14 degree. This was a beast. The shaft is junk and with poor custom options I&#146;m putting my own shaft in it. The surprising thing was how high I could hit off the deck on a tight mat as well. The epic flash sat closed and just didn&#146;t get along with flash subzero. The cobra tour just hooked. Also not a fan on the m5 either. I will say I hit the standard m6 and it spun way too much. The rocket was quite a bit better.


    Rocket boys image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

    TM M2 TI 7.9*, Tour spec 8.2x/Epic SZ 8.0 (-1), HZRDUS
    917f3 15/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    917f2 18/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    MP32/712mb/MP69/714mb/MP4/s55/900 Tour/iblade/5-7-965 combo/MP63
    Vokey sm6/Tour Gorge/TVD
    NIPPON 1150gh X flex/kbs tour V 120x
    Kuchar #1/Lamont Mann Custom ARM LOCK
    WITB Link
  • Natural1Natural1 Advanced Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    edited February 11
    Tre4ISU wrote:

    9400 wrote:

    3woodvt wrote:

    BigHook25 wrote:


    I have to say with the design of the M5 and M6 drivers, they look gigantic at address, almost like they are 580 cc or something. For some reason though, the fairway woods look good and perfect size, even the M6 which is larger cc (181) than I normally like. Now this has no impact on performance because I didn't get a chance to hit them.
    You're not alone lol I thought the same thing when I first saw them.




    This is surprising to me. I have compared my 2017 M2 to both the M5 and M6 and actually thought the exact opposite. The M2 looked gigantic next to both of them. Interesting.




    I thought it was just me. I thought the M5 looked like a Tour head and relatively small compared to my M1




    Agree. My 2017 M1 looks larger to me
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Advanced Members Posts: 29,922 ✭✭
    Deuce78 wrote:

    odshot68 wrote:
    I hit most the new fairway woods yesterday (less ping and Mizuno) and the only one that didn&#146;t go left and gave me a straight shot to a slight cut which is what I want was the m6 rocket 14 degree. This was a beast. The shaft is junk and with poor custom options I&#146;m putting my own shaft in it. The surprising thing was how high I could hit off the deck on a tight mat as well. The epic flash sat closed and just didn&#146;t get along with flash subzero. The cobra tour just hooked. Also not a fan on the m5 either. I will say I hit the standard m6 and it spun way too much. The rocket was quite a bit better.


    Rocket boys image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />





    Looks great man, do you love it!
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    Deuce78 wrote:

    odshot68 wrote:
    I hit most the new fairway woods yesterday (less ping and Mizuno) and the only one that didn&#146;t go left and gave me a straight shot to a slight cut which is what I want was the m6 rocket 14 degree. This was a beast. The shaft is junk and with poor custom options I&#146;m putting my own shaft in it. The surprising thing was how high I could hit off the deck on a tight mat as well. The epic flash sat closed and just didn&#146;t get along with flash subzero. The cobra tour just hooked. Also not a fan on the m5 either. I will say I hit the standard m6 and it spun way too much. The rocket was quite a bit better.


    Rocket boys image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />





    Looks great man, do you love it!


    I will say I did enjoy hitting it at the range. I have to like the look. Looks great. Sound is fantastic. And it was pretty dang consistent. It was spinning with the stock stiff, so I just put in the hzrdus black 75 6.5. Should take care of that. I do also have a speeder tour spec, and a diamana d+ ltd white 70x to try. I went with the hzrdus because it was tip heavy and I needed the swingweight to work out with my midsize grip....complications of a club ho!..... I will put it up against my g400 hzrdus yellow 75 6.5 which nothing has beat yet in two years.... the m5 also felt great but did not get the consistency, I think due to the stock shaft in it must be a terrible fit for me. Maybe a ts3 or pxg in the mix as well.
    TM M2 TI 7.9*, Tour spec 8.2x/Epic SZ 8.0 (-1), HZRDUS
    917f3 15/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    917f2 18/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    MP32/712mb/MP69/714mb/MP4/s55/900 Tour/iblade/5-7-965 combo/MP63
    Vokey sm6/Tour Gorge/TVD
    NIPPON 1150gh X flex/kbs tour V 120x
    Kuchar #1/Lamont Mann Custom ARM LOCK
    WITB Link
  • BigHook25BigHook25 Advanced Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭
    Natural1 wrote:

    Tre4ISU wrote:

    9400 wrote:

    3woodvt wrote:

    BigHook25 wrote:


    I have to say with the design of the M5 and M6 drivers, they look gigantic at address, almost like they are 580 cc or something. For some reason though, the fairway woods look good and perfect size, even the M6 which is larger cc (181) than I normally like. Now this has no impact on performance because I didn't get a chance to hit them.
    You're not alone lol I thought the same thing when I first saw them.




    This is surprising to me. I have compared my 2017 M2 to both the M5 and M6 and actually thought the exact opposite. The M2 looked gigantic next to both of them. Interesting.




    I thought it was just me. I thought the M5 looked like a Tour head and relatively small compared to my M1




    Agree. My 2017 M1 looks larger to me




    Well, I also thought the 2017 M1 looked large. I think its just with the way the crown is. With just a little white or silver surrounding the carbon, for some reason they just look really big to me. The other manufacturers drivers don't look as large.
  • LemondeLemonde Advanced Members Posts: 727 ✭✭
    M5 looks small to me. Particularly against the m1 v2
    Driver - TM M3 440 10 Tensei Blue X
    Driver - TM M5 Tour 435 10.5 Tensei Orange X (ON ORDER)
    Fairway - Ping G410 14.5 Project X Evenflow Black 85 6.5 (ON ORDER)
    Hybrid - TM M6 19 Hzrdus Black 6.5
    Irons - W/S C300 Forged 5-GW KBS Tour V XStiff
    Wedge - Mizuno S18 56
    Wedge - TM Hi Toe 58
    Putter - Rife Phenom.Z 34”
  • LemondeLemonde Advanced Members Posts: 727 ✭✭

    Lemonde wrote:



    I have never gotten along with Taylormade drivers and quite honestly hate their marketing. I went to get fit at a reputable company in Las Vegas who is brand neutral. He actually is on staff with mizuno for irons. I currently game a rogue sub zero and switch between an Accra tour z and the Graphite design listed in my signature. On this day I had the Accra in and he MADE me hit the Taylormade when I was for certain going to buy either the F9 , the Mizuno or the Epic Flash. Boy am I glad he did. The m5 with the stock tensei orange not only carried 10 yards further than its closest competitor (my rogue) it also rolled out 8 yards further than my rogue. The spin was basically the same with the stock tensei and the dispersion and sound were much better as well. I ordered one on the spot and am going back next week for a shaft fitting. I was absolutely blown away. I am typically a high spin player and the m5 killed the spin for me. I can't wait to get it with a custom shaft to really see what it can do.




    Keep us in the loop on how the shaft fitting goes. When I hit with the standard orange at stiff I was missing left with a draw but spin and trajectory was perfect at 15 and 1700 . There was a comment made that I didn’t need a shaft fitting with these #s.
    My spin is usually around 2300-2750 with stock shafts and this one was right at 2000-2300 but I did hook a few. I hit the x flex and it helped a bit but the numbers were outrageous. I would have done a shaft fitting right then but he had another appointment set up so I couldn't do it. He was thinking a mid/ low shaft would be best for me and that I could probably get another 10-13 yrds in carry. These m5's are amazing and I never thought I'd own a taylormade club ever again.




    So I had your existing driver shaft in an m1 440 and it didn’t go well because tm tipped it twice , I sent it back and they tipped it again. I found the pro orange in stiff to be much straighter with the same numbers of launch and spin. Might be an option for you.
    Driver - TM M3 440 10 Tensei Blue X
    Driver - TM M5 Tour 435 10.5 Tensei Orange X (ON ORDER)
    Fairway - Ping G410 14.5 Project X Evenflow Black 85 6.5 (ON ORDER)
    Hybrid - TM M6 19 Hzrdus Black 6.5
    Irons - W/S C300 Forged 5-GW KBS Tour V XStiff
    Wedge - Mizuno S18 56
    Wedge - TM Hi Toe 58
    Putter - Rife Phenom.Z 34”
  • SC-TX 88SC-TX 88 Advanced Members Posts: 1,021 ✭✭
    edited February 11
    Looks like both my rocket 3 and 5 woods in the M5 shipped and will be here Thursday. Originally when I custom ordered them it was saying March for the 5 wood and April for the 3. My spider x has not shipped yet though.
    M5 9.0 w/ Tensei White 70X tipped 1”
    M2 2017 TI T3 (actual 13.7) w/GD AD TP 8X tipped 0.5”
    M2 2016 TI 18 w/ Fujikura 93X Pro Spec tipped 0.5”
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2 w/Tensei Pro White 100TX tipped 0.5” (or) UDI 3 w/Fujikura Pro 115 Tour Spec X-Flex
    Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 4-PW w/ C-Taper 130X
    Raw SM6 54.08M, WedgeWorks 60 T Grind (54/60 DGTI S400)
    Machine M1A (“Tiger Proto”), TM Spider X, Toulon Atlanta, Ping Vault Anser 2, SeeMore FGP Mallet
    Rotate between 2/3 irons depending on course
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    Hitting the rocket in the net some today....This is what happens when you hit a prov1 ball too many times with the Rocket 3 wood...
    TM M2 TI 7.9*, Tour spec 8.2x/Epic SZ 8.0 (-1), HZRDUS
    917f3 15/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    917f2 18/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    MP32/712mb/MP69/714mb/MP4/s55/900 Tour/iblade/5-7-965 combo/MP63
    Vokey sm6/Tour Gorge/TVD
    NIPPON 1150gh X flex/kbs tour V 120x
    Kuchar #1/Lamont Mann Custom ARM LOCK
    WITB Link
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    Also, it was the loudest sound ever in the history of hitting golf balls...Haha.
    TM M2 TI 7.9*, Tour spec 8.2x/Epic SZ 8.0 (-1), HZRDUS
    917f3 15/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    917f2 18/ Diamana Ltd Blue S+ 80TX
    MP32/712mb/MP69/714mb/MP4/s55/900 Tour/iblade/5-7-965 combo/MP63
    Vokey sm6/Tour Gorge/TVD
    NIPPON 1150gh X flex/kbs tour V 120x
    Kuchar #1/Lamont Mann Custom ARM LOCK
    WITB Link
  • coreylcoreyl Hacker Advanced Members Posts: 1,157 ✭✭
    SC-TX 88 wrote:


    Looks like both my rocket 3 and 5 woods in the M5 shipped and will be here Thursday. Originally when I custom ordered them it was saying March for the 5 wood and April for the 3. My spider x has not shipped yet though.




    My M5 rocket 3 shipped today as well and says Thursday, however FedEx has been around 5 days late with my last few packages. FedEx sucks!
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Advanced Members Posts: 2,168 ✭✭
    tmag hit the name jackpot with 'rocket' . it sounds so much better than 3+
  • ry1808ry1808 Advanced Members Posts: 327 ✭✭
    Just got my M5 rocket in with a Tensei Pro White TX 80. Cranked it down to 12 degrees and this thing flies. I’ll be playing the first tournament of the year tomorrow and it’s going straight in the bag as a driver replacement. Got to get the fairway %’s up!
  • mBiden2mBiden2 Advanced Members Posts: 590 ✭✭
    ry1808 wrote:
    Just got my M5 rocket in with a Tensei Pro White TX 80. Cranked it down to 12 degrees and this thing flies. I&#146;ll be playing the first tournament of the year tomorrow and it&#146;s going straight in the bag as a driver replacement. Got to get the fairway %&#146;s up!




    I thought about doing the same thing. I’ve been stuck on ordering either the rocket 3 or the 15* and cranking it down
    WITB

    TM R9 460 TP 9.5* - Fujikura Motore F1 65X
    TM R9 TP 3W 15* - Fujikura Motore F1 85S
    TM P790 3 & 4 - Nippon Modus3 T 105X
    TM P790 5-PW - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM MG 50* - Nippon Modus3 T 120S
    TM Z TP 54* & 58* - Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Mid-Slant
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,139 ClubWRX
    That’s the whole point of the white on the head ... the visual was to look larger and more forgiving. I bag the 440 and it looks about perfect to me.
    Taylormade M1 (2017) 440 9.5* tour w/Speeder 757 Evo ii X<br />Taylormade M1 (2017) 3 wood w/Aldila Tour Blue 75x<br />Mizuno MP18 flihi 3 iron <br />Mizuno MP18 SC 4-pw KBS Tour<br />Taylormade High Toe 52/58 wedges <br />Scotty Cameron 5.5m
  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Advanced Members Posts: 3,077 ✭✭
    ry1808 wrote:


    Just got my M5 rocket in with a Tensei Pro White TX 80. Cranked it down to 12 degrees and this thing flies. I’ll be playing the first tournament of the year tomorrow and it’s going straight in the bag as a driver replacement. Got to get the fairway %’s up!




    Is your driver set to 7*? 😂
    LTD Pro 9.5* - Graphite Design VR 7X
    M2 Tour (15*)  or  (16.5*) - Black Tie 80X  
    P790 UDI #2  or  TP UDI #3  - Black Tie 105X  
    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB
    Cobra MB (50*) Nike VR Forged (56*) Titleist SM6 (59M) - Nippon SPB
    Spider Tour Black 

    Bench: Rogue SZ 3+ - Diamana B 80X  | XR 3Deep - Tour AD TP 8X 




  • tcutshaw1723tcutshaw1723 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 76 ClubWRX
    Lemonde wrote:


    Lemonde wrote:



    I have never gotten along with Taylormade drivers and quite honestly hate their marketing. I went to get fit at a reputable company in Las Vegas who is brand neutral. He actually is on staff with mizuno for irons. I currently game a rogue sub zero and switch between an Accra tour z and the Graphite design listed in my signature. On this day I had the Accra in and he MADE me hit the Taylormade when I was for certain going to buy either the F9 , the Mizuno or the Epic Flash. Boy am I glad he did. The m5 with the stock tensei orange not only carried 10 yards further than its closest competitor (my rogue) it also rolled out 8 yards further than my rogue. The spin was basically the same with the stock tensei and the dispersion and sound were much better as well. I ordered one on the spot and am going back next week for a shaft fitting. I was absolutely blown away. I am typically a high spin player and the m5 killed the spin for me. I can't wait to get it with a custom shaft to really see what it can do.




    Keep us in the loop on how the shaft fitting goes. When I hit with the standard orange at stiff I was missing left with a draw but spin and trajectory was perfect at 15 and 1700 . There was a comment made that I didn’t need a shaft fitting with these #s.
    My spin is usually around 2300-2750 with stock shafts and this one was right at 2000-2300 but I did hook a few. I hit the x flex and it helped a bit but the numbers were outrageous. I would have done a shaft fitting right then but he had another appointment set up so I couldn't do it. He was thinking a mid/ low shaft would be best for me and that I could probably get another 10-13 yrds in carry. These m5's are amazing and I never thought I'd own a taylormade club ever again.




    So I had your existing driver shaft in an m1 440 and it didn’t go well because tm tipped it twice , I sent it back and they tipped it again. I found the pro orange in stiff to be much straighter with the same numbers of launch and spin. Might be an option for you.
    I ordered it with the stock tensei orange in xstiff and we will see what happens. I am a shaft snob so I will be buying something aftermarket unless the numbers are worse. The stock shaft is **** good though you're right. So much better than any other driver I've purchased before.
    LH Taylormade M5 Aldila ATX Tour Green Proto 60 tx
    LH Ping G stretch Kuro Kage XD x stiff tipped 1/2 in
    LH PXG 0317x 19 3h project x 6.5
    LH Miura CB no paintfill 4-PW project x catalyst 6.5
    LH 50, vokey sm5 black hand hammered, stamped and parts refinished to raw
    LH Haywood Satin 56 (bent to 54) hand hammered, stamped and paintfilled
    LH Callaway MD3 58 black hand hammered, removed some finish to raw, stamped and paintfilled
    LH Cushman Custom (handmade) on the bench: Bradley Putters custom Luna
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Maple Leaf
    Cru desinged custom headcovers
  • Tre4ISUTre4ISU ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 81 ClubWRX
    Has anyone compared the 3W and 5W when using adjustment. I only carry one wood and wondering which direction to go. I have an M 3 and 5 right now and I switch them out depending on the course. What I'm wondering is if there is anything surprising when you adjust each to 17 degrees and would I rather have the 3 wood adjusted up or the 5 wood adjusted down if I'm going that direction. Honestly I'm half tempted to keep my current setup the way it is because I have the flexibility but these M5s look so good.



    I know I should figure all of this stuff out on my own but I'm 2 hours from anywhere I can do that. It's just as affordable to guess and check sometimes.
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