TaylorMade M4 and M3 Custom Fitted vs Off the Shelf Test

 Our TaylorMade custom fitted golf clubs vs. off the shelf test took place at the PGA Academy at The Belfry where TaylorMade have a state-of the art fitting bay. Most of us are guilty of self-diagnosis when it comes to our performance on the golf course, and in particular, the performance of our golf equipment. Some are worse than others.

Then there’s our equipment editor James Savage. And worse still, advertising director Christian Maiden. After every round there’s likely to be some excuse about loft, shaft weight, spin rate, grip size or groove width. But don’t worry, with a few turns of a wrench they’ve dialled themselves in ahead of their next trip to the 1st tee. They should both know better but simply can’t resist the urge to tinker. But with the firm belief that they know best, we sent the pair to essentially fit themselves into a new driver and then compare the performance to some properly custom-fitted golf clubs.

We’ve already seen the phenomenal success of the new TaylorMade and M3 and M4 drivers in their first few months on tour. But which models would work best for James and Christian? They’d soon find out it’s far from a simple 50-50 call. With the M3 there’s a 460cc and a 440cc head to choose from with four different loft options. The M4 comes in a regular and draw-bias D-Type model with four loft options. But then there’s dozens of shafts, adjustable hosels and moveable weights. Luckily, expert fitter Neil Wain was on hand...

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