Driver test: Titleist TS2 vs. Ping G400 Max vs. TaylorMade M4

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Equipment editor James Savage puts the brand new Titleist TS2 up against his two favourite drivers of 2018 – the Ping G400 Max and TaylorMade M4

Our Titleist TS2 v Ping G400 Max v TaylorMade M4 driver test took place at Rudding Park following launch monitor testing at Woburn.

We used Trackman to gather the data on the day and looked back on our previous reviews of each product.

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400 Max v TaylorMade M4: The methodology

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400

The Ping G400 Max is my current gamer driver. The TaylorMade M4 is my second favourite driver on the market at the moment.

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400

The Titleist TS2 is the new kid on the block promising faster ball speed and more distance.

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400

I think they all appeal more to the ‘grip it and rip it’ players who want to hit the ball far and want maximum forgiveness.

So which is the king of the ‘grip it and rip it’ drivers?

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400 Max v TaylorMade M4: The technology

These three drivers share similarities as they are all weight-back, non-adjustable, forgiving models.

Each has a discretionary weight at the rear of the club.

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400

Each also has a crown made from super-lightweight material in order to allow as much weight at possible to be positioned low and deep.

This promotes high launch, high MOI and forgiveness.

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400

The Ping G400 Max also has turbulators on the crown to reduce drag and help it move faster through the air.

The TS2 and the M4 also have improved aerodynamics to help increase club head speed.

Titleist TS2 v Ping G400
So that’s the lowdown on the test, but how did each driver perform? See the results and James’s verdict on the next page…

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