5 BEST TaylorMade Drivers Under £200
Over the years TaylorMade has been known as a driver only company and has brought some of the most innovative technology to golf clubs – most of which we now take for granted. The most recent breakthrough was in the Stealth and Stealth 2 drivers, was the introduction of a carbon face.
However, if you’re on a budget, or looking to upgrade your current driver there is still plenty of game changing technology which can be yours for under £200.
Our pick for the best five TaylorMade drivers under £200 are:
- Best driver under £200, TaylorMade M2 driver – available from £127.99-£151.99
- Best for more distance, TaylorMade SIM driver – available from £178.99-£248.99
- Best for adjustability, TaylorMade M1 driver – available from £114.99-£142.99
- Best alternative, TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini driver – available from £115.99
- Best for beginners, TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver – available from £86.99-£98.99
The best driver under £200, TaylorMade M2 driver
Yes, that’s right, not only is the M2 driver from TaylorMade the best TaylorMade driver under £200, it’s the best driver under £200. Period. And significantly under that mark, too!
But what is so good about it? The best way to sum up why everyone at Golfbidder loves this driver is the fact it’s just ready to go. There is minimal adjustability (only TaylorMade’s 4-degree loft sleeve) so there is no worry about settings or whether you’ve got it set up for your game. The TaylorMade engineers and designers have decided this is the way the golf club should be and who are we to doubt them?
At address you’ve got the gorgeous carbon crown and contrasting white alignment aide to make sure you’re set up square. And if you are, you can go ahead and pull the trigger and watch as your ball flies down the fairway. There’s TaylorMade Speed Slot technology which adds more speed across a larger area of the face and a huge weight, low and back, to make the M2 as forgiving as it can be.
Along with the M1 (see below), the M2 is the driver that changed the game for TaylorMade and put them back on course after a tough year with SLDR and Jet Speed.
Of course, this comes with a big caveat and that’s the fact the M2 is a decade old now and as we’ve seen with the Stealth and Stealth 2 drivers most recently, technology has moved on. But, the reason we write these guides is there are thousands of golfers just looking to enjoy the game more, without spending the thick end of £500 on a brand new golf club. If that’s you, or you’ve now tried the TaylorMade M2 driver (the original one) then take our advice and snap one up. You will not be disappointed.
Reasons to buy the TaylorMade M2 driver:
The best for more distance, TaylorMade SIM driver
After the M-Series of drivers the SIM represented the next jump in technology and distance gains from TaylorMade with the shape and geometry of the club head being redesigned from the ground up. If you’re looking for more distance on a budget, then try the SIM. If your budget is a little healthier, then you can check out the SIM2 in our best drivers for under £250.
So what was TaylorMade looking to gain by redesigning the head? In short, more speed without sacrificing forgiveness. There is a well establish trade-off between distance and forgiveness, to improve one, you must compromise the other. However, the brains behind all the golf clubs we use are constantly looking to move the lines between these two to give us the best drivers possible.
TwistFace technology was retained after being launched in the M6 which adds more loft in the toe and less loft in the heel to help correct off-centre impact locations. And, in the standard SIM you also get moveable weight technology to finetune launch and trajectory conditions.
As far as we’re aware Collin Morikawa is still using this driver in 2023, and if it’s still good enough for a multiple Major winner, it should be good enough for the rest of us!
Reasons to buy the TaylorMade SIM driver:
The best for adjustability, TaylorMade M1 driver
If you’re the kind of golfer who like to grind and hit balls on the range to really dial in your game and numbers the TaylorMade M1 with two-way moveable weight technology and a 4-degree loft sleeve, could be the perfect driver for you. You can read our guide on what the weights in your driver do if you’re new to the concept of moveable weight technology.
Launched alongside the M2 (see above) the M1 was designed for the better golfer who is willing to sacrifice some forgiveness in favour for adjustability and being able to really get the mot out of their driver.
There are three levels of adjustability in the M1 – front to back moveable weight, heel to toe moveable weight, and TaylorMade’s 4-degree loft sleeve. Using all three of these together can turn the M1 driver into a distance machine.
Use the front to back weight track to move the centre of gravity towards the face for a lower spinning more penetrating ball flight or to the back for more spin and forgiveness. Use the forward weight track to move the weight to behind your most common impact location. This will put the mass where it is need to make the driver hotter and more forgiving. And finally, use the loft sleeve to adjust the loft and lie angle to see the ball flight you’re looking for.
If all of this seems too much, buy the M2, but if playing around on the range and seeing how driver technology works then give the M1 a try. In both drivers you get the gorgeous carbon crown and bright white leading edge to help you square up at address.
Reasons to buy the TaylorMade M1 driver:
The best alternative, TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini driver
TaylorMade has made a habit of producing a Mini version of their drivers, most recently with the BRNR (currently in the bag of Tommy Fleetwood), to offer an alternative to golfers who prefer the smaller, more traditional head size, but still want the benefits of a driver vs. a fairway wood.
This 253cc (drivers can be up to 460cc) version of the AeroBurner driver has a lot of the same technology as the full size one, all technology that is great to increasing clubhead speed.
The shape was refined to improved aerodynamics while the addition of a speed pocket behind the face increased the size of the sweet spot for faster, longer, and more consistent drives.
Why would you have a mini driver in your bag? Firstly, if you love your three-wood but feel you’re missing out on distance, this is a perfect alternative. But also, if you for any reason “just don’t like your driver” a mini driver will give you a different perspective when you’re standing on the tee.
Reasons to buy the TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini driver:
The best for beginners, TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver
Driver technology goes through stages – reaching for speed and distance, or searching for more forgiveness. The Burner SuperFast 2.0 was at the end of when TaylorMade was helping us all increase our club head speed.
As standard it was half-an-inch longer and a new low-drag aerodynamic profile helped it cut through the air quicker. Both of these generated more clubhead speed at impact for the same input. A bigger club face with TaylorMade’s inverted cone technology helps forgiveness across a larger area of the impact zone. And finally, the striking white crown helps you setup square.
Available now for less than half our budget, you could probably get yourself a matching 3- and 5-wood, too!
If you’re looking to upgrade a package set driver, or one you’ve inherited, then the Burner SuperFast from TaylorMade is a great option for beginners.
Reasons to buy the TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver:
Why buy your next TaylorMade driver from Golfbidder?
Buying anything used online can been seen as risky, but at Golfbidder we want to make sure you’re totally comfortable. We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, and every club you see for sale is the exact club you’re buying.
All of these drivers will benefit from our 7-day trial period (like all of our used golf clubs). Buy them, try them for a week and if you’re not 100% satisfied, then return them for a full refund. Along side this everything we sell comes with a 12-month warranty so you can buy in total confidence.
Should you have any questions or need some more advice you can head on over to our guides and advice section where you can find buyers' guides and more information on buying your next driver. If you have a specific question, then our customer services team is available to help you.
With the price of a brand new fairway wood edging closer and closer to £300 we had a look through the Golfbidder warehouse to see what you could add to your bag for around half that, and in some cases, far less than half!