TaylorMade is in for the game again with its latest offerings of technologically advanced golf clubs. Their recent introduction of new models of irons, fairways and drivers put us back to thinking once more whether to drop our current sets for the latest ones or not. What’s even more confusing is that TaylorMade is fond of naming their golf equipment the same with only a couple digits as distinction; the M3 drivers are a good example.
For someone who’s considering the M3 drivers, you’ll end up wondering what outcome you could enjoy for choosing one over the other. So the difference between the M3 and the M3 440 is what this article aims to provide answer to? But first, let’s talk about the common features.
Both versions of the driver come with very interesting features that make them worth considering, namely the Twist Face, Hammerhead Slot and Y-Track.
Twist Face – this is, as TaylorMade would put it, a radical departure from the traditional driver-face design. What this basically means to your game is that you can now aim farther and straighter. The curvature, made possible by the design, handles off-center hits, aiming to lessen sidespin and gives you that straight shot you wanted.
Hammerhead Slot – the sought-after combo of distance and forgiveness is made possible by the substantial sweet spot in place. This results in plays where ballspeed is no longer a problem.
Y-Track – both versions also come with a new Y-Track. Some scenarios on the course would need you to have control over the trajectory, forgiveness or raw speed. The Y-Track allows you to handle that by allowing you an unrestricted movement of 22g of mass to a setting you like to produce the outcome you wanted. That’s two 11g weights giving you control of the outcome of your game.
Now, let’s move on to the key differences between the M3 versions.
The M3 driver is basically the 460 version, while the M3 440 is exactly what it is. These numbers represent the cc or cubic centimeters of the heads of the clubs. It is worth noting that 460 is the volume limit in the Rules of Golf. Thus, you will be working with the maximum should you choose the 460 over the 440 version.
As we know it, it is the angle of the club face that influences trajectory. Loft is also one of the factors that affect distance. Drivers usually have a loft of between 7 and 12 degrees. The M3 driver gives you 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees loft options, while the M3 440 gives you 9 and 10 degrees. Whether you need the 460 or the 440 would depend on the loft configuration that best fits your characteristic as a golfer. Ultimately, only go for less than 10 degrees of loft if you’re experienced enough as a player.
So there you have it. Have you tried one of the M3 drivers already? Let us know your experience with it in the comments below.