Taylormade M3 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


The variable settings on the M3 allow a player to adjust the loft, lie, and face angles of the club, as well as create a variable fade or draw bias. Which can correct many swing or hit issues that a player may have, but making the adjustments can be confusing. To help it all make sense, this is the Taylormade M3 adjustment guide.

The Taylormade M3 driver has a 12-way adjustable loft sleeve that adjusts the loft, lie, and face angles of the club. Remove the clubhead and aligning it with the various positions on the sleeve to make adjustments. Fade and draw are adjusted with the sliding weights on the clubhead. 

Every variable on the Taylormade M3 driver makes a big difference in the way the club performs and how the player uses it. It is crucial to understand how to make the setting adjustments in order to set the club up correctly for you. Let’s look at exactly how to adjust the Taylormade M3 driver.

 

What are the Adjustable Features of the Taylormade M3 Driver?

There are two main adjustable sections of the Taylormade M3 driver. The first is the adjustable loft sleeve at the base of the club shaft. The second adjustable feature is the sliding weights at the back of the clubhead that adjust fade and draw biases.

The Adjustable loft sleeve on the M3 driver has 12 individual settings that all change the loft, lie, and face angles of the club. Each notch on the sleeve adjusts the loft and lie angles by 0.5° – 0.75° and the face angle by 1.0° – 2.0°.

The incremental notches on the loft sleeve made gradual adjustments to these angels, but they can also be used to drastically change them in an instant.

 Adjusting these settings changes how the ball flies. The loft angle influences the height the ball will reach in the air, the lie angle changes the trajectory of the ball, and the face angle affects how the ball spins as well as its height in the air.

The two 0.4oz adjustable sliding weights on the Taylormade M3 are on a “Y” shaped rail. Moving these weights to various points along the rail significantly affects the fade or draw bias of the club.

These weights move the center of gravity of the clubhead, which translates either a draw (right to left) biased swing or a fade (left to right) biased swing. The weights can also be set in a neutral position that keeps the center of gravity in the middle of the clubhead.

All of these adjustable features allow the M3 driver to be set up and calibrated for every type of player, regardless of style or skill level, to make it the most tailor-made club for each individual.

 

How to Adjust the Loft Sleeve of the Taylormade M3 Driver

To make necessary adjustments to the loft sleeve of the Taylormade M3 driver, all you require is a simple club adjustment wrench. Making the adjustments on the M3 is very easy to do and takes almost no time at all.

To adjust the M3 loft sleeve, first, remove the clubhead from the shaft by loosening the screw where the shaft and the head meet with the adjustment wrench that comes with the club.

The M3 loft sleeve has 12 individual settings that adjust the hit angles of the club.

There are 3 sets of clear markings on the sleeve and 12 individual notches. The 3 markings are denoted with STD LOFT (standard), HIGHER, and LOWER.

The STD marking is the standard loft angle which is 56°. HIGHER denotes the maximum loft angle increase, and LOWER denotes the maximum loft angle decrease. 

Each of the notches in between each marking is incremental changes between the standard, highest, and lowest angles of loft settings.

To select one of the settings, simply place the clubhead back onto the shaft, and align the arrow on the clubhead with the desired setting notch on the loft sleeve, and lock the head into place by tightening the screw until it clicks.

The maximum loft angle, marked as HIGHER on the loft sleeve, makes the following changes to the club:

  • Loft angle increased to 11°. 
  • Lie angle increased to 58°, which is +2° more upright than standard.
  • Face angle adjusted to 4° more closed.
  • Ball spin increased by 400rpm
  • Ball trajectory changed to draw bias

 

The minimum loft angle on the loft sleeve, marked as LOWER, makes the following adjustments to the club:

  • Loft angle reduced to 7°.
  • Lie angle increased to 58°.
  • Face angle 4° more open.
  • Ball spin reduced by 400rpm.
  • Ball trajectory shifted to fade bias.

 

Taylormade M3 driver adjustment

 

Taylormade M3 Driver Adjustment Chart

This adjustment chart for the Taylormade M3 Driver shows how the settings affect the club: Source: Taylormade

 

M3 SETTING

8.5

9.5

10.5

12.5

LIE°

SPIN

FACE°

STD

8.5

9.5

10.5

12.0

56°

0

Square

STD+1

7.5

8.5

9.5

11.25

56.5°

-300

2°open

LOWER-1

7.0

8.0

9.0

10.5

57.25°

-500

3° open

LOWER

6.5

7.5

8.5

10.0

58°

-600

4° open

LOWER+1

7.0

8.0

9.0

10.0

58.5°

-500

3° open

LIE-1

7.75

8.75

9.75

11.25

59.25°

-300

2° open

LIE

8.5

9.5

10.5

12.0

60°

0

Square

LIE+1

9.25

10.25

11.25

12.75

59.25°

+300

2° closed

HIGHER-1

10.0

11.0

12.0

13.5

58.5°

+500

3° closed

HIGHER

10.5

11.5

12.5

14.0

58°

+600

4° closed

HIGHER+1

10.0

11.0

12.0

13.5

57.25°

+500

3° closed

STD-1

9.25

10.25

11.25

12.75

56.5°

+300

2° closed

 

How to Adjust the Head Weights on the Taylormade M3 Driver

The moveable weights on the M3 are very simple to adjust. These weights directly affect the center of gravity of the clubhead, which drastically changes the draw and fade of the club when swung.

The two 0.4oz weights are fitted into a “Y” shaped rail. Loosen the screws on each weight with the adjustable wrench to allow them to move freely along the rail, and tighten the screws until they click to secure the weights in the desired position.

Moving the weights forward to the top of the “Y” rail pushes the center of gravity forward, which reduces spin ball spin and lowers ball trajectory. This setting is best suited for very advanced players.

Moving one weight into each end of the “Y” is the most forgiving position. This position provides good stability and accuracy, makes the club easy to use, and increases ball height trajectory.

The fade track is the longest section of the “Y,” and placing both weights in this section will sway the club to a fade bias.

The short section of the “Y” stack is to increase draw bias, and placing the weights here will cause the club to perform with a draw bias.

The best setting for most players is to set one weight at the end of the fade track and another at the bottom of the straight track. This is the setting that most players find beneficial for their swing.

 

Conclusion

The Taylormade M3 driver is incredibly versatile due to the adjustable loft sleeve and sliding weights on the clubhead.

These settings allow the club to be adjusted to be the perfect driver for any player, regardless of skill level.

Adjust the loft sleeve to change the lie, loft, and face angles of the club to tailor the club to your preferences, and move the center of gravity within the club with the sliding weights to perfect your swing.

Take your time to find the perfect settings for you, and you may find the Taylormade M3 driver to be the best diver for you!

Ernie

Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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