Dustin Johnson Games Special Edition Red, White & Blue M1 as FedExCup Playoffs Kick Off at Bethpage
Inspired by his breakthrough victory at the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont, TaylorMade Golf Company designed a special edition M1 Driver in a patriotic red, white & blue colorway to celebrate DJ's historic achievement. The driver, built with all custom componentry, is available at retail on 8/31.
Having been exclusively in the M1 since the Northern Trust Open, Dustin Johnson tested the M1 Special Edition driver on Monday at Bethpage State Park's Black course and in Thursday's opening round, added it to his bag, continuing to hit massive drives at one of the longest venues on Tour, Bethpage Black.
Averaging 320+ yards off the tee in Thursday's first round, Johnson leads the PGA TOUR in driving distance with a 313.9 yard average* and is currently second in the FedExCup point standings. He leads all players in top-10 finishes in the '15-'16 with 12 (in 18 starts).
M1 Special Edition Driver
Similar to the original M1 driver, the M1 Special Edition features the use of a seven-layer carbon composite crown that resulted in a significant decrease in the crown’s weight and allowed engineers to lower the CG and add a revolutionary T-Track system that houses 25g of adjustable weight; the entire system has been placed low on the sole so regardless of moveable weight positions, the club still maintains a low center of gravity to deliver optimal trajectory.
Aesthetically, the M1 Special Edition features the same white forward section, while the carbon composite crown has been tinted a translucent dark blue color. Additionally, the driver incorporates a red T-bug logo alignment aid, red & blue T-Track weights, white PVD face & sole and a custom red aluminum sleeve in addition to an American flag on the driver’s toe. The 12 position loft sleeve provides up to four degrees of loft adjustment, the T-Track can be set for more/less draw/fade and higher/lower trajectory.
TaylorMade worked exclusively with shaft manufacturer Fujikura Composites on a custom Speeder 661 Tour Spec Special Edition shaft created specifically for the Special Edition M1. Limited in production, the M1 Special Edition includes the Golf Pride Z Grip Patriot Grip. Along with the custom Fujikura shaft, the M1 Special Edition driver is housed in a premium full leather headcover, the same used by TaylorMade’s Tour staffers at the season’s second major championship.
Available on August 31 at $799 USD, the M1 Special Edition is available in 9.5* & 10.5* lofts in regular and stiff flexes only.
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*as of 8/25/16