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SIM is low enough spin and much much more forgiving, no need to keep playing the M1 440. Retired mine when SIM came out. 

5 minutes ago, manima1 said:

I gamed this driver for 3 months but ultimately walked away from it.  In short - it was pretty unforgiving for me and shorter than my 16M2 at that time.  Definitely the worst of the 3 TM drivers I've experienced.  (I've gamed the 16M2, M1440, and M5).

So I see the M1 440 is really the only low spin of those three and definitely a different animal than those are. Was it too low spin for you and that’s why it didn’t work out

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Just now, jasonTeI3 said:

So I see the M1 440 is really the only low spin of those three and definitely a different animal than those are. Was it too low spin for you and that’s why it didn’t work out

I have a tour issued 8.5 degree M2 which is about as low spin as it gets, especially when lofted down.  M1 just didn't have the punch the M2 has and was very unforgiving on mishits, tons of ballspeed drop off and spin would jump all over the place, really was not even close and in my eyes there would be no reason to play the M1440 over it unless you just couldn't get over the larger head size.  

 

Also play the M5 lofted down to 8 degrees and it's considerably more forgiving than both. Although it is a slightly higher spinning head than the other 2 options, it is generally considered to be a low spin head.

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I have played it for two years after playing TM R5 for about 14 years. I like the pear shape of the less than 460cc drivers.  I had played the weights in a neutral R/L and all the way back in the Low/High. A couple weeks ago I moved both weights to the back but haven't had a chance to test it yet. I am also thinking of maybe adding a piece of lead tape to the back. I'm happy with the launch and workability. I dont see forgiveness being a factor. I used to think the Big Berth Warbird was impossible to mishit and this is 3Xs as big. 

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I gamed this driver for much of 2018 and found it to be a difficult driver for me.  It wasn't the forgiveness that bothered me.  It was the feel.  This driver felt harsh, even on center hits.  I eventually went back to my Titleist 905S driver and had more success with that.  The feel of the Titleist was so much better.  I went to a Taylormade M3 440cc 9.5° in 2019 and have been gaming that one since.  To me the M3 is a much better driver and the feel is so much better.  I even used the same shaft.

Driver:  TaylorMade M3 440cc 9.5° (tour issue 9.9), Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S   ||  3W:  TaylorMade M4 15° (small head), Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade SLDR 2I Hybrid at 17°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8S  ||  Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

Wedges:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged: 50°, 54°, 58°, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff ||  Putter: Byron Morgan custom Epic Day

Ball: Taylormade Tour Preferred (2016 ball)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

 

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