This club test of the TaylorMade M1 driver shows how the correct adjustments can add A LOT of yardage to your tee shots

By GolfTEC Digital

When looking at today’s drivers compared to five or 10 years ago, the technology of these clubs seem other-worldly in terms of maximizing performance to gain more yards and hit more fairways. But it’s the TaylorMade M1 Adjustable Driver explodedadjustability of these clubs that truly allow for the technology to work its magic for each and every golfer.

With just a quick tweaking of the golf club’s weight distribution, loft or shaft choice — and fact-based, data-driven confirmation through technologies like Foresight or Trackman — what once was a moderately educated guess at best in terms of fitting, even for Tour pros, can be dialed in to an incredibly finite level for any player.

The caveat of these new-age drivers, however?

If the golfer doesn’t take the time to truly dial in the driver’s various adjustments to his or her swing characteristics, there’s a good chance they’re leaving some yards on the table. A LOT of ’em.

GolfTEC’s Director of Club Fitting and Merchandise, Dave Pauley, took Jon Levy through a driver fitting with the TaylorMade M1 to see just how much of a difference can be made between a club that’s fit incorrectly vs. correctly.

Take a look at the two-minute video below:

TaylorMade M1 Driver Testing


  1. Of course you’re going to see 33 yard increase when the guy is holding back on the first test; club headspeed of 101 – 104

    On the adjusted he’s cranking the clubhead speed to 109 or so. I’d say the distance gain is from the club head speed vs the adjustment.


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