M6 is marginally longer, lower-spinning and more forgiving than M5, but there isn’t loads in it. If you’re more fussed about distance-orientated performance and forgiveness over a clean, sleek look then M6 is certainly the way to go and one of the best models around in 2019.
One of the longest, most forgiving irons on the market in 2019.
Not as much differentiation with the M5 iron as we were expecting.
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TaylorMade M6 Iron Review - Joel Tadman tests the new TaylorMade M6 Iron and gives his verdict on the performance
TaylorMade M6 Iron Review
This iron is aimed at golfers seeking maximum distance and forgiveness from their iron set.
Key technology Speed Bridge connects the topline with the back bar of the iron to increase rigidity, helping boost ball speed while also enhancing the sound and feel. M6 features an extremely low and deep CG via a Fluted Hosel and 360° undercut that relocate weight low in the head. An ultra-thin face with varying thicknesses delivers maximum ball speeds over a large area face and the off- centre positioning delivers a directional bias. New set wedges enhance playability around the greens.
How we tested We hit the M6 irons on the Foresight Sports GCQuad before trying them on the range at West Hill to assess ball flight.
Looks Larger with more offset than the M5 to inspire more confidence, also has a shinier finish. Fluted hosel and back of long iron soles visible at address won’t be liked by all.
Performance Ball speeds suggest this is one of the fastest irons on the market. Combined with relatively low spin and high launch, carry distances were impressive. High clubhead stability helps maintain distance and accuracy on mishits.
The M6 iron is built for distance. At 28.5°, the 7-iron is one of the strongest on the market, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hit towering iron shots. In fact, we found it launched and flew on a similar trajectory to M5 (7-iron loft 30°) just with slightly more ball speed and lower spin contributing to longer carries. This is helped by the KBS Max shaft coming in 5g lighter in stiff than the M5 stock steel offering.
M6 also has a louder sound than M5, one that’s slightly higher pitched at contributes to a solid, powerful feel off the face. It’s size creates the off-centre stability inconsistent ball strikers are looking for, although we were expecting a greater separation in performance between M5 and M6.
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Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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