The Verdict: Designing clubs for better players is a strength of TaylorMade. So in designing the M1 iron, the company sought to combine the speed and forgiveness of its M2 model with a more compact look that offers a hint of workability. The moderate offset and straighter leading edge provide an attractive look, and tungsten in the toe of the 3- through 7-irons gave designers more freedom to create the desired head shape without sacrificing ease of launch or forgiveness. Speed off the face isn't an issue, either, because a pocket in the sole and slots in the face are technologies that have been carried over from previous TaylorMade irons.
Loft: 6-iron: 26.5 degrees; PW: 45
Street Price: $1,000