Q & A
If you were to pick one word to describe TaylorMade’s M1 line, customization would be a good choice. As is the case with the M1 driver and fairway woods, the design of the M1 rescues was intended to give players every opportunity to personalize these clubs for maximum performance. Included in that functionality are moveable weights of 3 and 25 grams that can be positioned to create either a fade or neutral bias. The M1 rescues, unlike the M2s, do not have a draw bias. Additionally, an adjustable loft sleeve gives players the option to change loft and lie to control trajectory and hit the ball the exact yardages they’re looking for. Also, compared to the M2, the M1 rescues have a more compact, tour-inspired shape, which will allow for greater workability. The stock shaft for the M1 hybrids is the Fujikura Pro 80, which at 79-87 grams depending on flex is significantly heavier than the stock shaft in the M2. An adjustable loft sleeve also allows players to adjust loft by +/- 1.5 degrees to achieve their optimal ball flight.
|Models/Lofts||2H/17° • 3H/19° • 4H/21° • 5H/24°|
|Grip||TM Lamkin Performance 360, 52 grams|
|Length||2H/41.25" • 3H/40.75" • 4H/40.25" • 5H/39.75"|
|Click the Enter Custom Specs tab above for custom shaft & grip options|
Golfers of all ability levels who value customization and control in a rescue or hybrid club. With its different personalization options, golfers can set up the M1 rescues to perform exactly as they want in terms of ball flight, trajectory, and distance. That type of control, as well as the smaller clubhead and heavier stock shaft, would typically appeal to a lower-handicap, stronger player, but the M1 remains extremely forgiving and would still work for a higher-handicap player who valued the customization and didn’t need a draw bias.
Chris Schram of TGW talks with a TGW customer about the TaylorMade M1 and M2 Rescue Hybrids.
The Speed Pocket on the M1 rescues provides ball speed protection for shots struck low on the clubface.
Weights of 3 grams and 25 grams can be positioned to create a player’s desired ball flight bias, while forgiveness can be maximized by placing the 25-gram weight in the back of the club to increase inertia.
The M1 rescues offer 3 degrees of adjustability (+/- 1.5 degrees of loft), which enables golfers to produce their desired loft, lie, and face angle, allowing them to maximize performance and personalize the look at address.
“We have a beautiful looking shaped rescue that allows for the personalization that you would expect in the M1 category. The size is a bit smaller so it’s a very versatile rescue or hybrid club; the versatility is second to none. And we really don’t have a strong draw bias in the M1.”
Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods
“I liked the smaller profile. It made me feel like I could work the ball a little bit easier. Also, with a lot of hybrids, I tend to hook the ball too much. But with the M1, I was hitting the ball straight or with a little fade. The distance was also very good and so was the feel. I’m probably one of the few who typically prefers long irons over hybrids but this is one that I could play.”
TGW customer Chris, 2-handicap, live testing at TaylorMade 3/9/16
|TaylorMade M1 Rescue Shaft Information|
|Fujikura Pro 80 Graphite|