Taylormade M5 Irons
Game Improvement - Mid handicap - Low-handicap
$699 to $799 On Sale Now!
Game improvement leaning towards low handicap irons. These irons perform magnificently out of the box.
This is a Taylormade M5 irons review. In my opinion, they are some of the best hitting irons I’ve ever reviewed or put my hands on…Period.
Not only that, they have pretty much the exact amount of compactness (I think that’s a word) I like to see in a club head, with none of the intimidation of blade or “player” irons.
I did NOT expect to like these clubs…at all. I’ve never hit a Taylormade iron in my life…seems I may have been missing out.
What Surprised Me:
What Surprised Me (Again): DISTANCE!
For my very first shot from on the very first hole I played a pitching wedge from about 135 yards or so with a slight breeze at my back and I bounced off the back of the green ended up about 12 yards over.
Why’d that happen…
Couldn’t say for sure why the ball flew so far. It was only one shot, and the first one, at that. Onward.
I’m in the middle of the fairway after I cut the corner on a short par 5 and I’m about 150 yards or so from the center of the green which is hidden around a dog leg...Got a little helping wind, so I pull a 9-iron and flush it…right over the green and into the junk.
Ok, I’m slightly annoyed and bewildered. I just got punished for two very well struck shots.
I console myself that this is a good problem to have.
So this happened about 4 more times this round. It wasn’t until I dug into the specs that this all became clear why this was happening…
First, I have to talk about trajectory.
I’m a high-ball hitter and these irons had a very similar trajectory to my irons.
Here’s the thing...
The lofts are 1.5 degrees (pitching wedge) to 3 degrees (4-iron) stronger than my set…and I was hitting the ball as high or higher. (Not ballooning at all. I’m talking a powerful green-holding trajectory)
The lofts are stronger for a reason…they have to be.
Manufacturers are making club heads so hot and get the ball in the air so easily these days that they Have to have stronger lofts or the ball Would balloon or simply go to high and you would lose distance.
|SWING WEIGHT (ST/GR)||D2/C9||D2/C9||D2/C9||D2/C9||D2/C9||D2/D0||D2.5/D0.5|
Low Handicap: A Buy– You can put these in your bag and feel nothing but proud. Excellent bridge between pure player non-blade irons and game-improvement irons
Mid Handicap: Definite Buy- No Brainer…Seriously
High-Handicap: Yep, you can Buy them too- Other than maybe being a little too compact for your eyes…You could hit these with a little work..
|FLEX||WEIGHT||TORQUE||TIP SIZE||LAUNCH||SPIN||TIP STIFFNESS|
Taylormade M5 Irons Review, In Summary:
Truly, truly easy to hit with very impressive distance and a great all-around iron. Can't recommend enough.