TaylorMade M1 Rescue hybrid.
Brian Henn
Monday, April 17, 2017

CATEGORY: Better Player Hybrids

PRICE: $250

WE TESTED: 3 (19°, adjusts 17.5° to 20.5°), 4 (21°, adjusts 19.5° to 22.5°) with Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver 80HY graphite shaft.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: The new M1 has a sliding 27-gram weight along the sole.

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Playability

Top-notch; the new adjustability system makes it more workable than ever—use the weight track to dial up a shape bias, or play it neutral and call your shot; Tour-caliber—our hook-prone panelists love to see a hybrid hit a fade.

"What a gamer... one of the most impressive hybrids I've ever hit."

Distance

An absolute masher, longest in the test—you could sub one in for your 3-wood and never miss it; a full club longer than what many guys play—the 21-degree M1 will do the work of most 18-degree hybrids.

Cons

Not a great trouble club; low-launch, low-spin profile can cause issues for some; too much club for mid-handicappers—it requires precise marching orders but follows them to a "T."

Bottom Line

The top hybrid in the test. A major improvement over the original M1, the new iteration beautifully melds an iron's creative temperament with breakaway speed and distance.

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