TaylorMade Rescue TP hybrids

Golfers ask a lot from hybrid clubs, and with the Rescue TP, TaylorMade aims to provide distance, control and versatility.

The Rescue TP has a thin stainless steel face that helps create more ball speed, while at the same time creating discretionary weight for TaylorMade's engineers. The weight saved by thinning the face, as well as weight shaved from other non-critical areas, was shifted into a non-adjustable plug in the center of the sole which drops the Rescue's center of gravity (CG). The lower CG should make getting shots hit from all sorts of lies much easier to get into the air.

But the handiest feature TaylorMade designed into the Rescue TP is an adjustable hosel system - similar to those found in many TaylorMade drivers and fairway woods - that allows golfers to close or open the face angle by up to 2 degrees. It also allows players to increase or decrease the club's effective loft by 1 degree.

Those numbers may not seem like a lot, but many players who replace long irons with hybrid clubs still want to hit to a precise distance. Being able to adjust loft and face angle can help golfers do that, while at the same time helping to avoid large gaps between the hybrid and first iron.

The club's white crown and black face contrast sharply, making it easier to properly aim toward the target.

The Rescue TP is available in 16-, 18-, 21-, and 23.5-degree versions with an Aldila RIP HB shaft. Cost is $149.

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