TaylorMade M5 Fairway Wood
Who’s It For?
TaylorMade’s booming popularity as a manufacturer of drivers is reflected in its production of fairway woods. The M5 fairway wood includes Twist Face technology to counteract the negative reactions on common miss-hits and new adjustability features to offer the golfer one of the fastest and most customizable fairway wood options on the market. Players in search of more ball speed, increased forgiveness, or maximum adjustability out of a fairway wood will want to check out the M5. However, golfers searching for a higher-launching option may prefer the M6, while those in search of a draw bias will want to look at the M6 D-Type fairway wood.
The Tech Story
TaylorMade’s trademark Twist Face technology, made famous initially in the M3 and M4 drivers, has been included in the M5 fairway wood. The clubface is slightly opened along the toe and slightly closed along the heel to decrease the negative consequences of the heel and toe miss-hits. The result is maximum forgiveness and an extremely hot hitting zone all across the club face. The adjustable weighting system on the M5 has been updated thanks to weight savings from a five-layer composite crown an new titanium body of the club head. The adjustable weight system features a 65-gram movable steel weight, which is just over 30 percent of the total clubhead weight. The result is generous trajectory adjustability, whether it be draw or fade, and a lower CG position that promotes higher launch and lower spin than previous TaylorMade fairway woods. The updated adjustability tools also produce a more efficient sole contour, which creates better interaction with the turf for more crisp contact on each shot. Additionally, the M5 features a more streamlined 12-position hosel loft sleeve for customization of loft and lie angle.
Facts and Figures
- Rocket 3-wood: 14 degrees, 161cc, 43 ¼ inches, 58.5 degree lie angle, right-handed
- 3-wood: 15 degrees, 161cc, 43 ¼ inches, 58.5 degee lie angle, left- and right-handed
- 5-wood: 19 degrees, 151cc, 42 ¼ inches, 59 degree lie angle, left- and right-handed
- Swing Weight: D4
- Mid Launch Stock Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 65R
- Low Launch Stock Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 65S, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 75X
- Stock Grip: Golf Pride MCC
- Custom Shafts Available
- Headcover Included
“The M5 fairway wood is a new super adjustable fairway wood featuring ground-breaking new titanium-carbon construction with a massive 65-gram movable weight. This is the first ever fairway wood to use our revolutionary Twist Face technology for unparalleled accuracy and game-changing performance.” -- Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation, Metalwoods
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