Hybrids Explained

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid Review
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The TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid retails for $219.99 and it replaces last year’s M2 Rescue hybrid, making for the most forgiving offering in the company’s current portfolio. The Taylormade M4 Rescue Hybrid comes with a generously shaped round-head, which features a deep COG (center of gravity), which is aimed at promoting an easier launch. Another feature that plays a role in providing an easy launch is the redesigned sole, while the Geocustic section which in the previous M2 Rescue Hybrid was recessed into the toe is now placed more central and towards the read in the new M4. To increase the moment of inertia (MOI) to make it more forgiving and to spread the weight, the M4 Rescue Hybrid comes with 2 weight pads on the inside, positioned either side of the center.

The Speed Pocket technology is also present in this rescue hybrid, but the slot on the sole was designed to be longer than in the M4 Fairway, thus promoting increased ball speed, especially when it comes to low-face strikes which are the hybrids’ bread and butter. The steel crown in the M4 Rescue Hybrid has a thinner metal area compared to the previous M2, and it features a silver finish instead of white, i.e. it looks classier. To describe it succinctly, the Taylormade M4 Rescue Hybrid is a get out of trouble/get out of jail/easy to hit hybrid, but keep in mind there’s no adjustability on this baby. However, the fixed Fluted Hosel is still there, which helps with weight-saving while giving the club a solid feel and look. Bottom line, the Taylormade M4 Rescue Hybrid is built and designed to replace long irons, offering longer, higher and more draw biased performance due to its larger sweet spot, speed pocket, split mass pad and geocustic sole, which are the main “performance-boosting” ingredients in the new Taylormade rescue hybrid.