TaylorMade loves to refer to their hybrids as rescue clubs, and they are not far from their obvious purpose- to provide a rescue from any tough lies and help golfers when they need to use their long irons.
The SIM MAX rescue is a new league, it is the latest rescue release of Drivers and Rescue clubs coming from TaylorMade, and it is designed to provide aid to golfers of all abilities, not just high handicappers. Well, Rory Mcllroy was seen having one in his bag, but that could be added to the marketing hype as well.
It combines a blend of trendy looks, superior sound and feel, Forgiveness, and optimized performance.
Design: It looks very clean and reminds a lot of last year’s M6 Rescue, which was also a very popular model among high handicappers. The crown features a carbon fiber look, even though it is steel construction with a contrasting topline. What we see for the first time in TaylorMade hybrid is their V steel sole that reduces friction and adds on the club’s versatility when playing from difficult or tight lies.
Technology: The whole club speaks advanced technology. What we’ve seen previously and proven to work very well is the Speed Pocket that increases the flexibility of the sole so that mishits on the lower face area turn out to be quite successful shots. The Twist Face design features corrective face angles so that you gain more speed and distance even when you hit off-center.
Performance: As a replacement for the long irons, you can surely expect better performance. It achieves more speed, higher launches, and more consistent and predictable yardages. It is more about accuracy rather than distance. It can be easily called one of the most versatile hybrids designed to allow you to approach from different angles.
- An all-round performer that is easy to hit and launch
- Good sound and feel
- Configuration: from 19 to 31-degree with a three-degree increment
- Fujikura Ventus Blue shaft
- It features advanced TaylorMade technology
- Not extremely forgiving, so beginners would probably find it hard to hit