Hybrids Explained

    TaylorMade R15 Rescue Golf Club Review
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    The TaylorMade R15 Rescue golf club is a truly neutral launching piece of golf gear which actually feels more like an old school iron than a “wood”. If you compare the R15 Rescue with other hybrids in TaylorMade’s portfolio, you’ll discover that its club head is squarer and smaller, betraying the fact that the company took inspiration for the R15 Rescue design from Adams, the hybrid specialist company which was bought by TaylorMade back in 2012 for $70 million. All these things aside, the R15 rescue golf club is built for essentially one thing: workability. This feature is enhanced by the club’s head shape and feedback/feel, provided that you’re an above average golf player. The feel in the R15 Rescue is a tad harder than the usual hybrid but this is very satisfying in terms of feedback, strike after strike. I must tell you that a soft-feeling club can offer an enjoyable experience but in the same time it is poor in terms of feedback during your swings and that translates in poorer control.

    From this point of view, the R15 Rescue rules! Also, this baby is designed for low handicappers and even if it’s pretty easy to live with, the forgiveness levels are not overwhelming (like it’s the case with other hybrids in this niche); this is not a newbie’s golf club, believe me folks. Length wise, the R15 Rescue sits comfy in the middle of the charts, its main attribute being workability not extra distance. Being the only golf club in TaylorMade R15 range which doesn’t have the weight adjustability thingy, the R15 Rescue golf club compensates by allowing you to adjust the loft by one point five degrees either way, thus altering both the distance and the trajectory of the ball. Bottom line, the TaylorMade R15 Rescue hybrid is focused especially at above average/better players and offers loads of workability in tandem with an awesome hard feel.