NEED TO KNOW / March 2019

Fine-Tuned Performance

Now, the company has elevated that innovation with the introduction of "Injected Twist Face" technology, in its next generation of the globally successful line of M metalwoods, highlighted by the all-new M5 and M6 drivers, fairways and hybrids.

There are four key features to the design of that allow TaylorMade to maximize ball speed, working in unison to allow every M5 and M6 driver to be precision-tuned in a new, rigorous process to maximize speed to the allowable limit. These are ultra-thin titanium faces with redesigned inverted cone technology; re-engineered and more flexible Hammerhead 2.0 slots; internal support foam with variable amounts of injected resin; and finally, the application of a proprietary algorithm to tune each driver head.

Each M5 and M6 driver head is inspected, measured and tuned to attain the maximum speed and to ensure conformity, something that is done to guarantee satisfaction for golfers and unmatched in the industry. Whereas current drivers vary from one to the next, TaylorMade's new engineering and development processes effectively deliver a level of precision that ensures every golfer attains the perfect stroke. The drivers have been designed with a thinner, more flexible face, in fact, they were initially designed above the legal limit before going through the tuning process. The process in which resin is injected into the drivers ensures maximum speed for each head. The injection process now utilizes two new tuning ports on the face of the driver (both the M5 and M6 models) and a proprietary algorithm to ensure the appropriate amount of resin is used, systematically dialing in the speed for each driver face.

The significant benefit of the thinner, faster face design is to provide the M5 and M6 drivers with faster off-center COR, effectively increasing forgiveness. The new face design is optimized with an up to 20 percent reduction in thickness that results in a 66 percent larger sweet spot in the M5 driver over the M3, and more than 100 percent larger than the original M1, introduced in 2015. The new models have also been further modified to suit the needs of each user, and come in a variety of models to choose from, based on the golfer's habit and handicap.