PGA GOLF PRO RICK SHIELS tests the TAYLORMADE M2 2017 DRIVER vs CALLAWAY GBB EPIC DRIVER in a head to head using GC2 and HMT whilst hitting Titleist ProV1’s at Quest Golf Academy UK

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Nixon Gill says:

10 shots definitely allows for a good comparison, get the mid handicapper to do that same, that way you get a measure good shots and bad shots, 3 shots doesn’t do it justice….

Clay Fleming says:

Only .25* of loft difference but 3* difference in dynamic loft seems odd.

fezzer says:

The weight on the Epic looks so cheap and nasty.

AtienzaLouie says:

With the weight back on the Callaway, it’s no surprise the launch angle and thus spin are higher. Possibly the shaft on the Callaway has a lower kick as well, which along with the rear weight promotes a draw bias….

Mark Hedetniemi says:

Bring it!

Jake Riley says:

Hi rick could u do a day in a life of you

Paul Tobin says:

Rick!! Your drives were awesome with both clubs. I don’t think I’ve seen you hit a set of drives so straight. Nice job mate!

Ali Laurie says:

Could u please review the ice cube putter? Really interesting concept i would to see how well they work!

Robb Finkey says:

you need sub zero for the lower spin

Just Golf Swing says:

Great vid. However the Callaway was spinning way too high. U should get both fitted for u n test them.

Coverman112 says:

Numbers make sense when you consider the loft in the 2 clubs, Callaway at 10 and m2 at 9.7

Spencer Daniels says:

I love the video Richard, but I wish you would just shut the fuck up

Lukulos says:

Rick, your big hook is gone!

Robert Jarman says:

Love the ball flights now your not fighting the draw/hook. Swing changes have really paid off

JON PON says:

i played the 2016 m1 its impressive but i sold it, gaming Callaway this year, imo the 2017 m1/m2 isn’t making any noise at all,it’s ehh, TM is gonna have to come with something pretty impressive next to compete with Callaway’s direction

Lewis Ali says:

Bag that M2 now!

Birdie Buddy Golf says:

I would love to see a head to head between the sub zero and the M1 with the weight almost or all the way forward. Or maybe since you don’t spin it very much then Pete could could compare the two because I know he uses the M1 with the spin weight pretty forward.

Alan Waterworth says:

Great test, result; nothing in it. All down to personal taste. (Was there any reason for doing 5 + 5 x2 as opposed to 2 x10?) I think the Callaway is prettier. But your dispersion on this is like a machine! awesome striking sir!

Andrew Brooke says:

Thanks for the test Rick ! Quick question.. what was the background music ?

Gary Tyree says:

I have been watching your videos and have enjoyed them so much that I have
now subscribed. I like to see the new equipment reviews but I still use
the Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons as I have not tested anything that
would convince me to update, as of yet. I would love to see an older vs.
newer club head to head test, i.e. the Burner 2.0 vs. the RSI 1 irons, just to
see the comparison of the difference, and how much difference, there is between the older and newer models.
Thank you for the time and effort that you put into your channel.

Brian Stratton says:

Is it just me, or does the new M2 sound absolutely horrible?

Joe Pesce says:

It looked like the shaft was longer on the m2? Am I wrong?

Robb Finkey says:

you would be scaring the crap outta folks on the other end of the range!!!!

Justin Stephenson says:

I am an average 16-18 handicapper. Yesterday I did a club fitting on both the M2 and the Epic. The M2 is VERY LOUD, but the black/white finish makes for a nice alignment aid. For me the M2 was slightly longer (4-5 yards, M2 about 275, Epic 270). However, I ended up placing an order for the Epic. I preferred the feel of the Epic and I felt more in control of the Epic. That was matched by the numbers which showed my grouping was more consistent with the Epic.

Honest truth is they are both great clubs, perfect for someone like me, very forgiving on mishits (even the mishits went 240).

Jerónimo Girault Urquiza says:

Rick, is it bad for my game to hit my irons very far? My seven iron carries 192yds. But I make only 90% effort.

Dave Matteo says:

Can we have Rick Impersonates drivers, where you just have to make the sound of each driver when you hit them

Michael Parsons says:

Hey Rick, I was wondering if you could do a head to head test on drivers that are 5 to 10 years apart in their manufactures date? For instance, test the titleist 910D2 vs 917D2. Thank you

Kevin Stanley says:

Great vid Rick. I want your swing! Was actually quite surprised you didn’t get further distance with the TM M2. Before you started hitting balls, you had both clubs in hand. It looked like the TM shaft was considerably longer than the Epic shaft. Then in the vid while you were discussing the numbers, you had both clubs leaning against your desk. Again TM looked longer. Can you tell us if the shafts were the same length and if not, why the TM didn’t go farther for you?

Stephen Adams says:

Great video as usual Rick. Very interesting to see how similar the two clubs are. Make the choice a bit easier then based on what appearance a person prefers when it comes to get fit for them. Both looks great but I prefer the looks of the Taylormade’s myself.

Brian Stratton says:

Rick, those lessons are paying off… STRAIGHTER THEN STRAIGHT!!!

qudjy1 says:

So, basically not much difference. When you factor in a tiny bit more loft on the GBB, and tiny performance differences in swings / strikes, you basically have clubs that are at the very limit of allowed performance. In theory, if he used the GBB sub zero in same loft and shaft, he would have gotten the spin down, and gotten more out of it. Either way, good clubs both of them, up to personal preference…

K4crasher says:

Really enjoyed that, Rick.

Usee says:

Very interesting comparison – especially in conjunction with the club data – thank you!
If I pick the variances of the smash factor, it is interesting to see, that the Epic had a range between 1.39 and 1.48 with a std. dev. of 0.03,
and the M2 had a range between 1.43 and 1.47 with a std. dev. of 0.01!
I expected that it would be the other way round, but it seems, that the M2 is the more forgiving AND the longer club – despite its lower loft within this test!

TomDGolf says:

Why hit the GBB Epic second twice? That carry difference of 2 yards is probably all in your own fatigue

metamurph says:

the one thing about “jailbreak” is Callaway is normally the company with loud clubs and now they have just a solid sound. Some great strikes by you. When you middle it, given regulations, you have to expect the performance will be same. I still prefer the look of last year’s M2 driver and M1 fairway.

Paul O says:

Rick, could you explain the face to path definition? In the data it says that your face to path was mostly “open” yet you were generally hitting draws.

javier castillo says:

I am planning to go to the US from Venezuela for the sole purpose of getting custom fit. 1) how can I tell when the fitter is brand bias. 2) any to get the most out of my custom fitting. For people abroad specially in south America is an important investment which we cant afford to get it wrong. Thank you.

1000Gixxers says:

Pure ball striking Rick ! My GBB Sub Zero is on the way, can not wait to get my hands on it. Just need youre swing and I’ll be sweet.

Jackson Fields says:

Is the M2 a lot longer than the epic in this video?

Pro Zone says:

Thanks Rick for the great review. Looks like the M2 is straighter with dispersion 15 Vs 20.
Can you please test the M1 & M2 12 Deg heads set 1 deg open. Think there is a market here for established players at SS 97-103mph, who draw the ball. Cally only has 13.5 IMO is too much loft to open up

William Bacon says:

Thanks rick! More head to head videos!!! Best way to watch you compare clubs with same day swings.

GR JerryPK says:

Might be fun to throw an older club in there for fun. Like new M2, Epic, and R15. I bet the R holds its own. Keep up the great work!

Brad Devers says:

I’m confused about this test, wouldn’t the M2 and Callaway epic subzero be a closer comparison to test against each other since they are both supposed to be low spinning drivers? Then compare the new M1 to the regular epic?

Nic Geldenhuys says:

Sub zero vs D3…

Jose Olvera says:

Rick can you turn on your notifications to let us know when your upload a new video.

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