First off I would like to say that this is a pretty sweet idea you guys over at Taylormade have going on. This is something I would definitely like to be a part of not only for a brand new driver but also to see the difference between my current M2 Driver 2016 model and the M5/M6 you have to offer. I can only imagine how much the technology has improved since the release of the 2016 M2. I would like to say even if I am not selected I hope process of this testing over at Taylomade will be recorded. I say this because maybe the testing could turn into a promo as well showing off the fitting process and most importantly the difference in distance and accuracy between everyones drivers versus the M5/M6. I believe it would make for great content on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or even on your website. Something to help people switch to Taylormade as they should anyways.
My current Driver is the M2 2016
Loft: 9.5 degrees adjusted to 9
Shaft: Diamana D+ 70 Graphite
Weight: 73 grams
I hope to hear from you guys soon and if not I hope to see you on YouTube! #GoLong
My current driver - New M2 9.5 with FUJIKURA ATMOS RED TOUR SPEC STIFF 60 Gram (-0.25 cut down)
I am planning to upgrade my driver to a newer model, but I am not sure between M5 & M6. It will be very nice if I can test them out before I make my final decision.
Also, I want to learn all about the Speed Injected Twist Face technology.
Currently in the bag is a dented Calloway Big Bertha Alpha: 9*, Stiff 60 Fubuki Shaft (stock), weight position down for more spin and in a draw set up in the head weights.
I am looking to for a new driver this year as Delta Airlines was nice enought to add a speed dimple on the toe of my driver. A crack is currently propegating from the dent across the crown and I fully expect it will blow up in my face once I let the big dog back out to eat again. In the past, I've designed putters for Bettinardi & currently a rater for golfweek magazine. (Some would say I have a decerning eye...)
Live in Chicago but will be traveling back to Florida in about 1 month to Play TPC Sawgrass. Will take to Club Champion to get fitted if selected.
Follow me on Instagram @golfncars were I would offer my reveiw and go throught the fitting process.
2017 TaylorMade M1 440 (Tour head)
Loft: 10.5* (set at 9.75*)
Shaft: Project X Even Flow Black 75g 6.5
I would be very interested in testing the new M5 and M6 drivers as I look to replace my M1 440 sometime this Spring. I’m a 46YO scratch player, and have used TaylorMade drivers on and off for the last 30 years. Had one of the old Pittsburgh Persimmon drivers in my bag back in the mid-80s – to this day one of the best equipment changes I ever made – and always have TM at the top of my list every time I need to make an equipment change. I would be very interested to see whether (i) the new drivers are able to offer more ball speed over my M1; (ii) whether they’re able to offer greater control and shot-shaping ability; (iii) how they compare forgiveness-wise; and, (iv) how the new M5 and M6 stack up to the new offerings of the other brands. I am also a tester for other brands, and will be actively testing a number of other newly-released drivers over the next month or two as the new releases hit the market. At the conclusion of this process, I’d be happy to share extensive data with TM on how the M5 and M6 match up. Given the improvements I’ve seen in switching to the TP5x ball in early 2018 and the P790 UDI last summer, I’m excited to see what improvements the M5 and M6 are able to offer as well.