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Golf Club Review: TaylorMade M4 Golf Irons

TaylorMade M4 Irons

TaylorMade’s M4 irons are currently the longest irons in the TaylorMade lineup. If you’re looking for distance and forgiveness, these may be the best golf clubs for you.  The Taylormade M4 irons are the follow-up to the TaylorMade M2s released last year.  The M2s were extremely popular so it’s no surprise that TaylorMade kept a lot of the features that made the M2s popular.  Just like the M2s, the Taylormade M4 irons are very forgiving and are packed with technology that promotes a straight and penetrating ball flight.  These irons are game improvement irons (just like the M2s), which means they are meant to get the ball high in the air and to minimize the penalty of a miss-hit.  With that said, let’s take a look at the technology that powers the TaylorMade M4.

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 Profile image of the TaylorMade M4 clubhead.

Design

The Taylormade M4 golf irons are a fairly sleek set of cavity backs.  These golf clubs feature a smaller profile with a thinner sole and top line than most traditional cavity back irons.  This gives them a nice look from the top line and avoids that clunky look that tends to really stand out after you’ve played with a set of golf clubs for a couple of rounds.  At address, they look clean, but in your bag, they look great too.  The back of the clubhead doesn’t feature loud colors or over-the-top branding that will go out of style by the end of the year.  Taylormade’s minimal design and classic look is great for golfers looking to play these irons for a few years.

RIBCOR Technology

The M4 irons feature TaylorMade’s latest iron technology, RibCOR.  RibCOR technology increases ball speed by centralizing the flexibility of the golf club in the clubface.  The localization of face flexibility within the clubface ensures that more energy is transferred to the golf ball at impact.  As you might have guessed, a more efficient energy transfer leads to increased distance.  For golfers looking for more distance and height when hitting irons, these golf clubs are worth testing.

Specs

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Speed Pocket and Face Slots

Most golfers struggle to consistently hit shots off of the middle of the clubface on a regular basis.  Even golfers that are single digit handicappers have trouble with striking it pure consistently.  If you struggle with consistent ball striking, you should know that you have plenty of company.  The M4 irons feature Speed Pocket and Face Slot technology that assist in reducing the margin of error on miss-hit shots.  Both Speed Pocket and Face Slot technology enhance face flexibility (a theme wtih the M4 if you haven’t noticed) in areas of the golf club where golfers commonly miss-hit their irons.  This enhances allows the golf ball to maintain its speed after impact reducing the amount of distance that you loose on a poorly struck iron shot.   Essentially, it can mean the difference between being on the green and being in the greenside bunker.

Image of TaylorMade M4 golf iron clubface.

Low Center of Gravity (CG)

The TaylorMade M4 irons feature a low center of gravity.  It’s CG is, in part, due to the fluted hosels that you can see on the image above.  Removing the weight in the hosel area allowed TaylorMade to re-allocate it in the clubhead.   The result is an improved CG that improves launch, spin, and forgiveness.

Are these the best golf clubs for you?

The TaylorMade M4 irons are a great follow-up to the popular M2 irons. The TaylorMade M4 irons are crazy long, forgiving, and inspire confidence from their sleek design.  TaylorMade played it smart with these irons and kept most of the technology that made the M2s extremely popular.  If you’re looking for a set of irons that will help you get the ball in the air and will minimize distance loss on off-center strikes, these may be the best golf clubs for you.

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