TaylorMade M5 vs M6 driver: NCG verdict

We feel like it’s getting increasingly difficult for brands to significantly improve on driver performance.

And it was always going to be tough for TaylorMade to make the M3 and M4 better. But they certainly weren’t going to shy away from the challenge.

There is quite a lot of visible technology with these new models which helps with the story-telling and allows the consumer to see what has been done and why.

TaylorMade M5 driver vs. M6 driver

But performance is all that matters when asking golfers to part with £400+ for a new driver.

And these drivers certainly do perform – especially the M5 which we think will really take some beating in 2019 and we’d expect most of their top tour players to move into this model.

TaylorMade M5 driver vs. M6 driver

But for you and me, the M6 will appeal more to those after added forgiveness while the M5 is more of a complete package for the golfer looking to squeeze every bit of performance out of their golf swing.

The prices of these drivers are eye-watering but it’s not compulsory to buy them. You can even save a few bucks without compromising their quality since they’re now available as pre-owned golf clubs too.

TaylorMade M5 driver vs. M6 driver

If you have an M3 or M4 there is no need to rush out for an upgrade but if your driver is three or four years old we think you’ll really appreciate the advancements.

Where will they go after M5 and M6? They’ll think of something…

TaylorMade M5 vs M6 driver: The details

SRP: £499/£449

Lofts: 9˚, 10.5˚, 12˚

Stock shafts: Atmos Orange 5, Atmos Black 6 (M6); Project X EvenFlow Max Carry 45 (M6 D-type); Mitsubishi CK Tensei Orange 60, Project X HZRDUS Smoke 70 (M5, M5 Tour)

On sale: February 15

More information can be found on Golf Avenue website.