2019 TaylorMade M5 Fairway — Titanium with a Twist

Peter Finnan

The M5 fairway represents a complete re-engineering of TaylorMade adjustable fairway metals. Following comprehensive research and analytics of thousands of shots, TaylorMade engineers have incorporated Twist Face technology into its fairway woods for 2019.

Like the M drivers, the faces have been modified to counteract the gear effect on common mis-hits in the high-toe and low-heel. Although the concept is the same as in the driver, the exact geometry is slightly different to account for the unique mass properties and impact location patterns in fairway woods compared to drivers.

The M5 fairway features an advanced multi-material head construction with a titanium body, 5-layer carbon composite crown with a steel movable weight — a tri- material construction. The two low-density components – carbon and titanium – led to more discretionary weight, which engineers used to completely redesign the sliding weight system for a lower CG location and increased adjustability.


The M5’s adjustable weight system features a 65g moveable steel weight, which is slightly more than 30% of the total head weight, allowing for generous draw/fade adjustability. The position of the steel weight creates a lower centre of gravity for a more efficient energy transfer with higher launch and lower spin. The unique design of moveable weight also creates a more seamless sole contour, producing smoother turf interaction regardless of the weight position. The M5 fairway also features a more streamlined 12- position loft sleeve for up to 4° of adjustability (+-2°).

“The M5 fairway wood is a new super adjustable fairway wood featuring ground-breaking new titanium-carbon construction with a massive 65-gram movable weight. This is the first ever fairway wood to use our revolutionary Twist Face technology for
unparalleled accuracy and game-changing performance.” – Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director, Product Creation, Metalwoods

Specifications, Pricing & Availability
Available at retail on February 15, 2019 at an RRP of €419 , the M5 fairway will be offered in Rocket 3/14° (RH only), 3/15° and 5/18° lofts and come equipped with a Mitsubishi CK Tensei Orange 75 (X) and 65 (S, R) with numerous additional shaft options available at no additional cost.

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