What we say...
TaylorMade’s first ever sliding weight track rescue club. A 27g sliding weight can be positioned to create a draw, fade or neutral bias. 3deg of loft adjustability through the hosel adaptor means it’s possible to dial in lofts and gapping to further suit your own game. An open channel speed pocket improves ball speeds from a larger portion of the club face.
For decent players selecting a hybrid’s much more about gapping between a fairway wood and their irons, so distance is less of a consideration. That said the M1 was virtually inseparable from the other premium (Callaway Apex) narrow body hybrid in our test. Being the only adjustable weight hybrid it does offer shot shaping capabilities which you won’t get with others. Which we reckon is particularly useful if you’ve got specific shot bias set up’s in your driver and fairway woods. With the sliding weight positioned neutrally there’s a lot of mass at the back of the head which created more spin than Callaway’s Apex which could help flight the M1 better for some golfers.
It wasn’t that long ago TaylorMade snapped up Adams Golf and their hybrid shaping’s clearly made the transition. For us M1’s for golfers that either hit down on their hybrids (like irons) or have a tendency to pull hybrids left of the target. Make no mistake M1 is expensive, but it gives a level of flexibility decent golfers have come to expect.
2016 TaylorMade M1 Rescue Review