The TaylorMade M3 Rescue aims to be the adjustable hybrid of the M3/M4 range and continues the style and function of the previous TaylorMade M1 Rescue 2017.
The steel head now comes with a silver instead of a white finish that looks classier and helps with the alignment at address by contrasting with the black face and crown.
The sole features a small speed pocket behind the face to increase ball speeds that is similar it size and shape to the M1 model.
Behind it is the same weight track that now has a larger 30g moveable weight that is 3g heavier than before.
You can move this along the track to create a fade or draw bias and putting this in the toe will create an anti-left hybrid that better players will prefer.
Putting it in the draw setting did make it a little longer for me and turned my little fade into a shot that went a few yards left. That was in full draw setting so probably putting the weight halfway to the heel would straighten things out for me.
As you can see the fade setting just had me going further right, so it works! With the higher launch angle and left to right spin it also cost me distance so its not for me or most golfers I would imagine. However if you do have a dose of the lefties with your hybrid then setting up the M3 this way could get you back on the straight and narrow.
Opening up the adjustable hosel across its 3° range can also help here and with the choice of four head lofts from 17° to 24°.
The face still has the same high toe, squared off look that is pretty standard these days and in a lot of ways the shape of the M3 is not too dissimilar to the M1 2017 Rescue.
However that is where the similarity ends as the weight redistribution has made the M3 Rescue a much easier hybrid to hit.
Both the previous M1 Rescues were hard going and really seemed to be designed for tour players, but the M3 is much more playable and I could see most single figure players getting on with it.
It looks a lot sleeker and smaller front to back than the sister TaylorMade M4 Rescue and will appeal to those who prefer iron style hybrids.
It is a lower spinning club than the M4 as I found out when I took it on GC2 and therefore it was going a bit further. The Tensei shaft of the M3 probably suited me better than the softer shaft of the M4, which has that deeper, higher spinning head to help mid to slower swingers to get the ball up more easily.
However I would regard the M3 Rescue more as a precision/shot making club and the M4 Rescue as distance/get out of jail club so it depends more on what type of hybrid you want.
The M3 Rescue also sounds more like an iron when compared to the larger headed M4 Rescue and whatever they have done with the weighting makes it much easier to get the ball airborne.
Everything comes together better and this makes the M3 Rescue a much more enjoyable club than their previous versions and even with the premium price, it is worth including in the conversation if you are in the market for a better player's adjustable hybrid.