TaylorMade M1 Rescue
While the changes that have been made in the M1 fairways are significant, the changes that have been made to the M1 rescues might be even more significant.
“The M1 rescue was and is our most played rescue on Tour,” Bazzel said. “It was designed for the better player but we felt like more players could benefit from that smaller head shape, especially when hitting shots from the rough, so we made the new M1 rescue to benefit a much wider group of players.”
Most notable among the changes is that the new M1 will be the first TaylorMade rescue to ever feature a sliding weight track, as a 27-gram weight can be positioned along the track to create neutral, draw, or fade biases depending on a player’s preference.
From a profile standpoint, the new M1 rescue remains slightly smaller than its M2 stablemate, but it’s compact, tour-proven shape includes a new sole design that makes it more playable from any lie condition a golfer might encounter.
And adding to the industry-leading personalization that’s available is an adjustable loft sleeve that enables loft to be adjusted by +/- 1.5 degrees. That, along with lie angle adjustment, allows players to generate the exact flight conditions and distance they’re looking for.
M1 rescues are available in lofts of 17, 19, 21, and 24 degrees, with only the 19- and 21-degree models available for left-handers. The stock shaft is the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver 80, while the stock grip is the Lampkin UTX Cord.
TaylorMade M2 Rescue
Moving to the new M2 rescues, one change will be obvious to players immediately, as the M2 rescues now feature the distinctive two-tone black and white crown that can be found in all M family woods with the exception of the M1 rescues.
The changes to the M2 rescues are more than cosmetic, however. The Speed Pocket is now longer and more flexible, which creates faster ball speeds from across the clubface.
The new Geocoustic design also works in unison with a less pronounced fluted hosel to improve sound and feel at impact, and the reshaped sole delivers more consistent strikes from even the most challenging of lies.
One thing that hasn’t changed with the M2 rescue, however, is that golfers can still expect to find a club that produces a slight draw bias in terms of ball flight and a naturally high trajectory.
M2 rescues will be offered in lofts of 19, 22, 25, and 28 degrees, with the latter two of those options available for right-handers only. The stock shaft is the TaylorMade REAX, which will vary in weight depending on the flex chosen, and the stock grip is the TaylorMade Dual Feel.
Women’s versions of the M2 rescues will also be available in right-handed models at 22, 25, and 28 degrees. They feature the TaylorMade REAX 45 as a stock shaft, and the stock grip is the Winn Dual Feel.