The Verdict: TaylorMade knows its wheelhouse is serious players, so the company designed the M5 to have a more no-nonsense look. That includes a compact shape and small details, like creating a fluted hosel that you don’t notice at address. Like many irons in this category, the lofts are strong (half-a-degree stronger than its M3 predecessor), but the center of gravity is positioned low enough to provide a higher flight. Serious stuff, indeed.
Loft: 7-iron: 30 degrees; PW: 45 degrees
Street Price: $1,000