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The Curated Take
The Taylormade M4 Irons are great for beginners, Higher Handicapped Golfers, or anyone price-conscious. These Irons have been around since 2018, and they are still making them. That's how you know they are a great Iron.
I’ll start by saying this: the M4 iron is noticeably longer. Depending on the iron, added distance can range from 5-15 yards on average.
It’s longer than the M2 because of the addition of RibCOR. It’s longer than the M3 because of the larger, thinner face, stronger lofts, and lower spin. However, with this distance comes a slightly lower launch angle and hence less stopping power into the greens.
Distance is nice and all, but I think the only time this gain might be useful is on longer holes when you’re hitting a long iron into the green on your second shot. Otherwise, the angle of descent is what’s most important.
At the same time, the M4 brings the spin rate down a little; it’s also very forgiving.
I find that all but the worst misses at the extreme heel and toe of the club go long and straight, nearly resembling a strike in the sweet spot. In fact, the M4 has some of the best heel/toe performance I’ve seen in an iron.
Like the M3, the M4 produces impressive results low on the face. Shots struck thin still yield an impressive launch angle (within 1.6° of optimal) and carry. For some golfers who tend to miss in this area, it can make a huge difference.
- Less Workability
The TaylorMade M4 Irons are ideal for mid to high-handicap players looking for an iron with reliably consistent launch. The M4 Iron employs face technologies aimed at improving ball speeds from on- and off-center strikes delivering longer, deeper, and straighter ball flights.
- RIBCOR – Transfers more energy to the golf ball by localizing face flexibility increases ball speeds and promotes straighter shots.
- Face Slots – Enhances face flexibility in the heel and toe areas to preserve ball speeds on off-center strikes.
- Speed Pocket – Improves low face mishits with a speed pocket on the sole which delivers reliable launch.
- Low-CG Design – A Fluted Hosel and weight massed low in the clubhead improves launch, spin, and forgiveness.
This product has been awarded:
- Less Workability
- High forgiveness
- High Launch
- Increased Distance
- Not Workable
- Not Great Feel
- Not for better players