M6 Hybrid Offers More Control Without Sacrificing Distance

Gene Parente

Gene Parente

Top Club Tester In Industry

The TaylorMade M6 hybrid made some key strides over its predecessor, the M4, in key areas that golfers care about. 

The M4 hybrid was designed with split internal weights that increase forgiveness and promote more ball speed across the face as well as Speed Pocket technology preserves ball speed on low-face shots, providing added forgiveness and consistent distance.

The M6 hybrid’s improvements is headlined by the inclusion of the company’s popular Twist Face technology, which is a curvature with a corrective face angle on off-center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots. The 2019 hybrid also features a low-CG, steel body construction, a thin, fast face for improved ball speed and overall distance and a stepped crown for lower CG and easy alignment.

The M6 improved upon its Speed Pocket technology that is more flush with the surface for improved turf interaction and improved slot flexibility for a larger sweet spot, and better off-center performance, especially on low-face strikes.

Getting a complete overall performance picture of the club by using a five-point contact regiment, the M6 improved upon the overall ball speed of the M4 by one mile per hour, a slightly lower launch and an increased spin rate of about 400 RPM.

As a result, the ball went out lower and faster, but the added spin created an increase in peak height resulting in a steeper descent angle while not giving up any distance. 

The dispersion patterns on the M6 were more consistent to the expectation as toe hits stayed about six yards right of center whereas the M4 crossed over the centerline. In both models, heel hits stayed a little to the left of center, but the most interesting aspect of the testing came out of average drop-off in distance on off-center hits.

The M6 traveled 8 yards farther on average on off-center hits than the M4, meaning that the M6 is much more forgiving than the M4 when you mishit it. 

Overall, the M6 is an improvement upon the M4 for players looking for a better option to hold greens while also not being quite as punished for mishitting the club as it pertains to distance or dispersion. 

If you’d like to test out an M6 for yourself before buying, get a 14-day trial with GlobalGolf’s Utry™ program, which allows you to select up to two brand new clubs at a time for only $25 each, or an iron set for $50. 

For 14 days after you receive your clubs, try them out where, when, and how you want. If you love them, you can keep them and GlobalGolf will deduct the trial amount from your purchase. If you don’t want to keep the clubs, simply return them using the prepaid label included in the box.


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