Taylormade M4 Driver Review

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Taylormade M4 Driver

This is our Taylormade M4 Driver Review.

I’m an avid golfer, a 9.2 7 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

Summary:

  • Long off the tee- Near identical if not identical performance to the M3’s for me, thanks to the new Hammerhead Technology
  • Plenty forgiveness. No surprise here. It has the new Twist Face
  • Minimum adjustability. This one will work fine for you if you don’t live to tinker (I don’t) No Y-track
  • Geoacoustic technology allows for better sound, feel and a 67% larger sweet spot (according to Taylormade)

In this Taylormade M4 driver review, I discuss my experience with the club, unique features, and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives. 

Golfer Geeks Approved
TaylorMade M4 2021 Driver
4.8

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Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
  • Easy Adjustability
Cons:
  • A little older tech
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How I Tested The New Taylormade M4 

Specs: TaylorMade M4 Driver Men Right Hand
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Red 5 Graphite Stiff Flex

I had the M4 and the M3 440 for 14 days.

On The Range: 5 or 6 sessions

  • I hit 2 or 3 buckets per session (100 to 150 balls)
  • Tried to hit 3 shots with the M3 440, M4, and my R9 so I could immediately sense any differences
  • I would switch in a short iron every so often to regain tempo

On The Course: 2 rounds

  • I played one driver per 9 for each round

For my range sessions: I switched between my current driver (Taylormade R9) and each driver for about 3 swings each at a time. I would switch in a short iron every few swings to regain some tempo.

For my rounds on the course: I used one driver for 9 holes then switched to the other for the next 9 holes.

For perspective on my experience, I’m just north of a 10-handicap but don’t play to it often enough. I’m more of a streaky driver, even within a round.

My Full M4 Driver Review

Distance: The M4 has a very hot face. I’ve got it neck and neck with the M3 and M3 440 I tested. 

The ball seems to hang in the air for a fortnight. 

Feel/Sound: Great sound and feel for me. Again, it’s on par with the M3’s as far as I could tell
I never get tired of the feeling of the ball jumping or springing off the face like with these new drivers from Taylormade. I get a real sense of power without herculean effort. 

Shaping: I sensed nor saw any shaping bias from this club. My standard slight fade was the order of the day and I hit it fairly easily.

Forgiveness: The M4 won’t cover up your worst swings, but your “Ok” swings still get out there and in a place, you can play your next shot from.

Looks: Gray on black = Blah in my book. It’s not ugly, but a step down from the black and white. 

Who’s the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

Low handicap – Yes
Mid handicap – Yes
High handicap – Yes
, you can play it. But, there are more forgiving drivers that will serve you better.

Possible Alternatives

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Best Looking Driver of 2022
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Premium Looks
  • Great Sound & Feel
Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Not a big improvement over Epic Max
Description:

New or Used Clubs Available

For up to 8%-25% off from Global Golf - Check Current Deals

Editor's Pick
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Awesome Feel & Sound
  • Keeps you in play for better scoring
Cons:
  • Good, but not great looks
  • Price
Description:

New or Used Clubs Available

For up to 25% off from Global Golf - Check Current Deals

Best Driver of 2022
Pros:
  • Stellar Feel & Sound
  • Tons of Forgiveness & Distance
  • Looks great behind the ball
Cons:
  • Pricey
Description:

For up to 8%-25% off from Global Golf - Check Current Deals



Verdict on the Taylormade M4 Driver

An outstanding driver for its time and still good-to-go today.

You can easily find them new and used.

My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

Thanks for checking out my Taylormade M4 driver review and I’d love to hear how it performed for you.

Golfer Geeks Approved
TaylorMade M4 2021 Driver
4.8

For up to 25% off from Global Golf - Check Current Deals

Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
  • Easy Adjustability
Cons:
  • A little older tech
Check Holiday Deals
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I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.