TaylorMade M4 and M3 Custom Fitted vs Off the Shelf Test

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Our TaylorMade Custom Fitted vs Off the Shelf Test took place at The PGA Academy at The Belfry.

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.

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Luckily, expert fitter Neil Wain was on hand…

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Comments

lee wells says:

How much does it cost for a driver fitting ?

Mike Jarrett says:

James looks as though he wants to murder it !

Col Br says:

Excellant content…has blown away my own sceptisim around getting clubs fitted.

National Club Golfer says:

We were told on the day that M4 had been a lot more popular than M3. Tell us which you have been fitted into and why…

Little Venice123 says:

Ha ha James the big ?

Simon Goodwin says:

Great video showing what custom fitting can do for a player. I had the same experience when I got fitted for a driver last year. The difference was huge in both distance and accuracy. Custom fit for the win!

ahoyahoy booth says:

is there a added charge by taylormade to get fitted for one of there drivers?Watching mark crossfield a lot he says shafts dont matter i take it by the extra yards you pair was achieving you would disagree!

gary smith6 says:

James rippin knickers off that ball with the new set up!! go on lad!!

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