How to Adjust your TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver + (CHART)

Is the TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver Adjustable?

Yes, the TaylorMade M5 Tour driver is adjustable. It comes with various options for adjustability. And you can adjust the driver according to your needs and preferences.

You will also get a special wrench along with your TaylorMade M5 Tour driver that you can use to open the screw of your driver with ease.

Pro Tip: Ensure that you know all about the loft, the lie, and the convenient face angle which helps your game.


What Is The Difference Between a TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver and M5 Driver?

The major difference is that the tour driver is much more compact as compared to the M5 driver.

When you shop for a driver, you might get confused between the two, as they look pretty much identical. However, it is easy to spot the tour driver as it is smaller than the M5 driver.

The M5 Tour driver also has a slightly pear-shaped driver.

Look closely and carefully when you are buying one.


TaylorMade M5 Vs M5 Tour Driver

The main difference is that the Tour driver is more compact than the M5. It is mainly smaller from the front to the back and has a pear shape than the M5.


TaylorMade M5 Driver

One of the best hyper-adjustable drivers available in the market, the TaylorMade M5 driver is popular among golfers. Its features include:

  • Has a more symmetrical shape than the Tour driver
  • Can deliver straighter shots on off-centre strikes
  • Higher ball speed and more accuracy than the Tour driver
  • Has three types of lofts


TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver

Slightly more compact than the M5, the TaylorMade M5 Tour driver is for golfers who aim for perfection.

The main features of the M5 Tour driver are:

  • Has a smaller head than the M5 driver
  • Twist face gives you more loft and ensures consistent spins
  • Has an Inverse T-Track which gives optimal spin and trajectory
  • Has a newer and more flexible Hammerhead slot
  • Comes in two lofts
  • Has lesser forgiveness which is measurable as compared to the M5 driver
  • Can cover 5-8 yards more than the M5 driver


TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver adjustment


TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver Specs





Swing Weight



M5 Tour Driver

56° – 60°



435 CC


M5 Tour Driver


56° – 60°



435 CC



What Is The Max Distance of the TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver?

The M5 Tour is made for covering long distances. It can carry 274 yards and has a total distance of around 295 yards.

You can also use the loft sleeve and movable weights to get even more distance.

Pro Tip: If you want to increase the distance, the easiest way to do so, in my opinion, is to increase the speed and intensity of your backswing.

Increase the shoulder and hip turn to lengthen your swing. A fast backswing will help you go long.


How to Adjust the TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver Settings

With two easy steps, I will walk you through how you can adjust your TaylorMade M5 Tour driver by yourself.


Step 1: Adjusting the Loft

You will need to adjust your driver’s loft, lie, and face angle. Let’s begin with the loft.

  • First open up the shaft by unscrewing the head screw.
  • Open the screw with the wrench you receive with your M5 Tour driver
  • Twist the supplied wrench anti-clockwise to open the screw.
  • Remove the shaft.

You can adjust the loft sleeve based on your preference.

Pro Tip: The most important setting is your loft setting, as it determines the settings for the lie and face angles. Most golfers suggest focusing on getting your loft right, more than anything else.


Step 2: Changing the Lie and Face Angle

Once you have adjusted the loft, you can tune the lie and the face angle. There are many positions in which you can select to adjust your desired ball flight.

  • Rotate your clubhead where you want
  • Tighten your head screw back again
  • Move the loft sleeve to one click
  • Reduce the lie and face angle accordingly


TaylorMade M5 Driver Tour Adjustment Chart


Face Angle




At Standard Position

Square face

Stated loft

Plus or minus 0 RPM

56 Degrees lie angle

At Higher Position

4 degrees closed

Plus 2 degrees loft

Plus 400 RPM

58 Degrees lie angle

At Lower Position

4 degrees open

Minus 2 degrees loft

Minus 400 RPM

58 Degrees lie angle

At UPRT Position

Square face

Stated loft

Plus or minus 0 RPM

60 Degrees lie angle


TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver Weight Adjustment

The TaylorMade M5 Tour driver has two 10-gram weights in its head, which lets you adjust and control the ball flight and the trajectory spin.


Adjusting Ball Flight Control

  • Start with the neutral adjustment by bringing the weight to the center
  • Split the weights into the two terminal points of your track
  • For max fade position, place the weight towards the toe for 12.5 yards dispersion
  • For max draw adjustment, place your weight towards the heel for 12.5 dispersion on the other side


Adjusting Trajectory Spin

  • To get a medium trajectory, split the weights along the center track
  • To get a high trajectory and increase your spin and launch, split the weight along the back of the inverse T-track
  • To get a lower trajectory and lower your spin and launch, move the weights along the center track in the forward direction


Pro-Tip: Golfers usually prefer to move more weight to the heel and less on the toe. This makes the clubface release and shut and square up at the impact.


Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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