Q & A
TaylorMade’s M2 rescue clubs share many of the same performance attributes as their M2 driver and fairway wood counterparts. These are clubs that were designed to produce high launch angles, be extremely forgiving, and create fast ball speeds. The catalyst for that performance is a redesigned Speed Pocket, which because of its increased flexibility creates higher MOI and faster ball speeds from impact points across the clubface. Additionally, the CG in the M2 has been lowered to generate the higher launch angles. Compared to the M1 rescues, the M2 has a larger profile and its new shape was designed to inspire confidence in players who see it as visually easy to hit. Golfers can also expect a bit of draw bias from the M2. TaylorMade’s REAX shaft, which varies in weight depending on flex, is the stock option for the M2 hybrids, but other options are available at no upcharge as well.
|Models/Lofts||3H/19° • 4H/22° • 5H/25° • 6H/28°|
|Grip||TM Arrow, 46.5 grams|
|Length||3H/40.75" • 4H/40.25" • 5H/39.75" • 6H/39.25"|
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Golfers of all ability levels who are looking for high launch, max forgiveness, and extreme distance in an alternative to a long iron. That description might sound like it was written for a high-handicap player, but the M2 rescues, because of their versatility, are getting plenty of play on professional tours, and the performance features will appeal to good players every bit as much as higher-handicappers.
Chris Schram of TGW talks with a TGW customer about the TaylorMade M1 and M2 Rescue Hybrids.
A larger sweet spot that creates max forgiveness and reduced spin are functions of what TaylorMade calls its most flexible Speed Pocket.
The fluted hosel design allowed engineers to remove weight from the hosel and redistribute it to lower the M2’s CG (center of gravity), which creates higher launch angles.
The M2 uses a fluted hosel and internal acoustic engineering to control vibration and pitch, with the result being excellent feedback at impact.
“With the M2 you have the Speed Pocket. This is our most flexible Speed Pocket we’ve ever created, and with that you get some drop in spin and you get some ball speed protection (on) low face shots. And in the M2 rescue, you get a little bit bigger footprint than the M1 -- easy to get the ball up in the air, with some good speed, and it has a little bit of draw bias.”
Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade Senior Director of Product Creation for Metalwoods
“I like the M2. I would put that in my bag in a heartbeat because I’d have the confidence to hit it. I’ve been hitting it higher. I think the M2 gives us that advantage as a higher-handicap golfer.”
TGW customer Bob, 18-handicap, live testing at TaylorMade 3/9/16
“I thought they were great -- felt really good, got good height and good distance. I felt like they’d be very playable.”
TGW customer Neal, 15-handicap, live testing at TaylorMade 3/9/16
|TaylorMade M2 Hybrid Shaft Information|
|TaylorMade REAX Graphite|