TAYLORMADE M1 RESCUE
www.taylormadegolf.com Lofts: 2/17°, 3/19°,
Stock shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70HY
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change:
TECH: A 27g sliding weight can be positioned to create a draw, fade or neutral bias. 3° of loft adjustability through the hosel adaptor means it’s possible to dial in lofts and gapping to suit your own game.
WE SAY: For decent players, selecting a hybrid is much more about gapping between a fairway wood and their irons, so distance is less of a consideration. That said the M1 was virtually inseparable from the other premium (Callaway Apex) narrow body hybrid. Being the only adjustable-weight hybrid, it does offer shotshaping capabilities which you don’t get elsewhere. With the sliding weight positioned neutrally there’s a lot of mass at the back of the head which created more spin than Callaway’s Apex, which could help flight the M1 better.
VERDICT: The M1’s for golfers who either hit down on their hybrids (like irons) or have a tendency to pull hybrids left. It is expensive, but it gives a level of flexibility decent golfers have come to expect.