Martin Hopley
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The TaylorMade M4 Rescue replaces the TaylorMade M2 Rescue 2017 and is the more forgiving offering of the current range.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The generous rounded head has a deep centre of gravity in order to provide an easier launch and the sole has been redesigned to make this possible. The Geocoustic section that was recessed into the toe on the M2 is now more central and towards the read of the M4 Rescue.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

On the inside, two weight pads are positioned either side of the centre to spread the weight and increase the MOI of the head to make it more forgiving.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

Like the M4 fairway, the Speed Pocket slot on the sole has been made longer in order to increase ball speed from the face, especially on those low face strikes which hybrids will encounter.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The M4 Rescue steel crown has a thinner metal area than the M2 and it is now silver instead of white which gives it a classier look.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

It sits very well at address with a nice rounded shape and is verging on being a mini-fairway compared to the sleeker TaylorMade M3 Rescue.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The deeper head and larger Speed Pocket show that the M4 is really a different type of club to the M3 Rescue as I found out when I took them both on Trackman.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The M4 Rescue has a similar ball speed to the M3, but with much higher spin it was not quite as long for the same loft.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The M4 is predominantly a get out of trouble and easy to hit hybrid than the M3, which is more about precision and shot making, so the decision should be more about the type of club that you want than distance.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

There is no adjustability on the M4 and you still have the fixed Fluted Hosel that saves weight and gives the M4 Rescue a solid look and feel.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The M4 comes with a Fujikura Atmos Red shaft that is light and seems better quality than the own brand shafts TaylorMade has used in the past.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

The M4 Rescue sounds and feels a lot better than the M2 2017 Rescue, which didn't look like it had got as much love in the design process as the driver and fairway last time round.

TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid

This may still be the case with the M4 Rescue, but the love it did get delivers more and even the stock Fujikura Atmos Red shaft gives the feeling of a better quality hybrid this time round. For high single figure players and upwards who just want a simple, easy to use hybrid, then the M4 Rescue is worth adding to your testing list.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrid - Product Details

UK Launch16 February 2018
UK Launch RRP£199
USA Launch16 February 2018
USA Launch RRP$219
Europe Launch16 February 2018
Europe Launch RRP€229
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens, Women
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts19°, 22°
Right Handed Lofts19°, 22°, 25°, 28°
MaterialSteel
Lie60°
Head Volume100 cc
Club Length40.75 inches
Swing WeightD3
Shaft NameFujikura Atmos Red 7 (Men), Fujikura Atmos Red 6 (Men), TM Tuned IR 4 (Women)
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLadies, Regular, Stiff
GripTM Dual Feel (Men), TM Winn Dual Feel (Women)
Number/Loft3/19°, 4/22°, 5/25°, 6/28°
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

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