Clubs: TaylorMade M5 irons
What the company says: "Optimized for playability and forgiveness, the 2019 M5 irons offer players an outstanding combination of distance, accuracy and feel in a refined and aesthetically pleasing shape designed for players preferring a more traditional look. Taking M iron performance to the next level, the M5 irons utilize multi-material construction with Speed Bridge technology, allowing for the integration of the most flexible thru-slot Speed Pocket in a TaylorMade game-improvement iron to date.
"The new Speed Pocket design (4-7 irons) uses a flexible thru-slot that result in enhanced ball speeds for more forgiveness across the face, especially on shots struck low on the face. Additionally, tungsten weighting has been added (4-7 irons) to lower the CG, increase launch and deliver additional forgiveness."
Price: $999 steel, $1,199 graphite
Availability: Available for pre-order on January 18 and at retail beginning February 1, the M5 irons will be offered in 4-AW and SW and come equipped with True Temper’s XP100 steel (S, R) or Mitsubishi’s Tensei Orange graphite (S, R) in addition to numerous additional custom shaft options.
Clubs: TaylorMade M6 irons
What the company says: "The 2019 M6 iron is TaylorMade’s newest and most advanced game-improvement iron to date. The M6 irons feature technologies designed to offer players an outstanding combination of distance, accuracy and solid feel in a forgiving, confidence-inspiring shape that is easy to hit. Packed with industry leading game-improvement technologies from TaylorMade that golfers love, the M6 iron performance has been taken to the next level with the addition of Speed Bridge. The M6 iron’s Speed Bridge spans across a deep undercut cavity back design for an unparalleled combination of distance and forgiveness with enhanced sound and feel in the 4-PW.
"In addition to Speed Bridge, the M6 iron houses several additional performance enhancing technologies. M6 iron’s extreme low center of gravity, ultra-thin face with Inverted Cone Technology (ICT), and the new thru-slot Speed Pocket have all been united by the Speed Bridge to provide players with every advantage possible when they step onto the course."
Price: $899 steel, $999 graphite
Availability: Available for pre-order on January 18 and at retail beginning February 1, the M6 irons will be offered in 4-PW/AW (8 piece set with SW and LW also available) and come equipped with KBS Max 85 steel shafts (S, R) or Fujikura’s ATMOS Orange graphite shafts (7S, 6R and 5A). For women, the M6 irons will come equipped with the TaylorMade Tuned Performance shaft.