How to adjust your TaylorMade M2 driver

Thomas Tanner
Apr 03, 2020
3 minutes

The TaylorMade M2 driver is built for speed and distance. The weighting in the head has been optimised by the engineers at TaylorMade to deliver optimum performance. However, there's plenty of adjustability in the hosel to raise and lower the loft, give the driver a draw or fade bias, and change the amount of spin the driver puts on the golf ball. Our guide breaks it all down, to help you set up your M2 driver to best suit your game.

Before you start, it's good to understand the opening and locking mechanism. All adjustments are made with the wrench you will have received with your driver. To open or loosen the shaft screw place the wrench into the screw and turn anti-clockwise. To tighten back up, turn it clockwise. When fully tightened there is an audible "CLICK" to let you know the sleeve is safely locked in place and to avoid over-tightening.

When fully opened, the head and shaft come apart easily. The numbers and settings on the tip of the shaft indicate the different loft, lie and face angle options you can choose.

We'll use the example of a 10.5-degree driver. When the STD Loft setting is lined up the loft will play as stated, the lie angle is a standard 56-degrees, and the face angle is square.

So what happens if we reduce loft? Rotating the shaft to the LOWER position reduces the loft of the driver by 2-degrees. Our 10.5-degree example will now play as an 8.5-degree driver. At this setting, the face is also now going to be 4-degrees more open than normal, and the lie angle is up a couple of degrees to 58. This setting reduces the amount of spin the driver imparts on the ball by about 400 rpm.

Conversely, rotating the shaft to the HIGHER position will increase the loft of this 10.5-degree driver to 12.5-degrees. This will also shut the face 4-degrees, increase the lie angle to 58-degrees, and add about 400 rpm of spin to your shots.

Note, you don't have to adjust fully to the LOWER or HIGHER settings, you can adjust incrementally along the notches in between to make the changes more gradually.

Spin the tip adaptor through 180-degrees, and there's a UPRT Lie setting. Securing shaft in this position keeps the loft as stamped, but now the club sits 4-degrees more upright. You'll find this sets the club up for a draw without changing the loft.

It is important to remember you can adjust your driver on the range or at any time before or after your round, just not during it!

Further reading

If you're in the market to purchase a driver, it is arguably the best time ever to do so. Everything from the top of the grip to the sole of the head has been improved to eke out every advantage and get you hitting longer and straighter than ever before.

The second-generation M2 driver is built for speed and distance. The weighting in the head has been optimised by the engineers at TaylorMade to deliver optimum performance, but still packs plenty of adjustability into the hosel.