www.taylormadegolf.com Lofts: 3/19°, 4/22°, 5/25°, 6/28°
Stock shaft: TM REAX Adjustable hosel: No
TECH: TaylorMade’s first Rescue to feature a two-tone crown to match the
M metal woods. A longer, more flexible speed pocket offers speed and forgiveness particularly on shots low on the face.
WE SAY: TaylorMade’s new M1 and M2 product line seriously simplifies their offering for consumers this year. And the choice between the two hybrids highlights brilliantly which type of golfer each range is aimed at. Our test pro, like a lot of good players, has a tendency to pull wider body hybrids left, so M2 wouldn’t be his choice. But Simon’s slower swing speed is less well suited to narrow body hybrids as he needs extra help launching shots in the air, particularly from the deck. The M2’s more forgiving and performs brilliantly. A ball speed 2mph quicker and 8 yards further than the test average is impressive. Oh, and our test pro’s longest shot off the deck carried 230m!
VERDICT: Its lighter shaft (65g compared to M1’s 80g reg flex) means it’s a bit of a speed machine. It’s responsive, forgiving and easy to launch from the tee, fairway, rough and even a fairway bunker.