2009 Buyer’s Guide
Dr. Benoit Vincent, chief technical officer for TaylorMade, said the Rescue ’09 is for all skill levels, and continued: “Our first Rescue delivered new performances in challenging on-course situations. Since then, we’ve researched solutions to manage ball flight direction (hybrids often have draw bias compared to the irons they replace). Rescue TP has our compact adjustable mechanism, which allows you to dial in preferred lateral trajectory.”
How it works: Rescue TP and standard Rescue both have stainless steel heads with extremely thin (0.6 mm), light walls. The light crown allows 8 extra grams to be used in the sole. The effect is a higher launch and less spin. Rescue TP also features “flight control technology” (similar to the R9 driver and fairway woods). Eight face angle settings (2 degrees closed to 2 degrees open) provide up to 30 yards difference in left-to-right flight. The standard Rescue has a fixed setting (high-draw bias).
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