TAYLORMADE RESCUE/RESCUE TP Hybrid
TECH TALK: The Rescue has a tall face with less bulge to improve alignment at address. The head’s walls are very thin (0.6 millimeters), allowing the designers to move weight to the sole and lower the CG. The classically shaped Rescue TP has an adjustable hosel that lets users change the lie, loft and face angle to eight different settings.
(H) “The weight of this club makes you want to hit it. Excellent design.”
(M) “The best-looking Rescue they’ve come out with.” … “(TaylorMade Rescue Hybrids 2009)On thin shots, you don’t lose as much distance as with others. Good, boring ball flight.” … “Incredibly easy to hit: It feels more forgiving than most hybrids.”
(L) “Consistently good height. Nice job hiding the adjustable hosel.”
HOT: While so many others are making fairway wood-like hybrids, here’s a model taking us back to where we belong.
NOT: Some might find the crown decal gaudy or distracting.
TITLEIST 909H Hybrid
TECH TALK: The 909H is a no-nonsense, stainless-steel players head with a Carpenter-steel face insert that’s designed to improve ball speed. The CG, off-set and head size are progressive throughout the set to create the ideal ball flight for each loft. It’s available with the Aldila VooDoo or Diamana Blue hybrid shaft.
(H) “I was doubtful at first because of the small head, but the ball just explodes off the face.” … “It has BMW looks. I wonder why I don’t own this one.”
(M) “It looks just like a hybrid should. It’s not too forgiving,more of a players hybrid, and it performs and feels like a Titleist.” (L) “Terrific trajectory.
The leading edge snuggles right under the ball at address.” … “It has a solid, muted feel that still gives good feedback.”
HOT: It’s a low-handicappers’ favorite, but average players will be comfortable with its clean lines.
NOT: Stock (and even custom) shafts tend toward the heavier and stiffer end of the spectrum.
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