What we say...
The new TaylorMade M3 Rescue has a whole new look and is aimed to appeal to golfers of all ability
- RRP: £239
- Lofts: 17° (2), 19° (3), 21° (4) and 24° (5) options while LH models will be offered in 19° (3) and 21° (4) options.
- Shaft: MCA Tensei Blue hybrid 80g shaft in R, S & X flexes as well as a 70g A flex
The new TaylorMade M3 Rescue incorporates a moderate sized, Tour-proven and preferred shape first introduced by the ’17 M1 Rescue but with more moveable weight and a design to appeal to players of all ability levels.
Brian Bazzel: “This is the most adjustable, personisable rescue and what’s great about it from a performance stand point is you have things like the speed pocket, the loft sleeve and more movable weight (30 grams as opposed to 27g) to affect left-to-right. This is the first time we’ve created this two-tone matte silver/gloss black crown to create a beautiful look. Easy to fit, very versatile because it’s a smaller head.”
TaylorMade M3 Rescue: You need to know
A narrow body hybrid, which thanks to 30g of sliding sole weight can help dial in a neutral or fade shot shape, which is perfect for better players who often find they pull hybrids left of the target. For the first time there’s a two-tone silver and black paintjob to match the M3 woods. An adjustable hosel lets you dial in loft, face angle and lie more accurately than a glued hosel model.
TaylorMade M3 Rescue: We say
A typical narrow body hybrid which is well suited to golfers who hit down on their hybrids much like irons, which tends to be slightly better players with more aggressive swing types. All of our testers erred towards the M4 hybrid much more so than the M3, primarily because of the wider more forgiving head and shallower profile. Comparing the two our test pro saw a gain of 8 yards of carry distance in favour of the M4, which comes from a 2 deg higher launch and goes someway to explaining the difference in flight between the wide body M4 and narrow body M3. We’re fans of the sound and feel which are excellent and the new two-tone paintjob which matches TaylorMade’s fantastic woods.
TaylorMade M3 Rescue: Verdict
An excellent choice for fans of narrow body hybrids or decent golfers prone to tugging hybrids left of the target, which isn’t most double digit handicap club golfers. For us anyone choosing M3 should really be making use of the adjustable hosel and sliding sole weight to warrant the extra dosh over the excellent M4.
Need help choosing hybrids? Wide body vs Narrow body vs Utility irons here
TaylorMade M3 Rescue: More moveabale weight
The new TaylorMade M3 Rescue has more moveable weight than the M1 Rescue— 30g compared to 27g— to give the golfer more adjustability options to help correct predominantly left to right shots.
Brian Bazzel: “The sole is engineered with a performance-driven adjustable sliding weight system, allowing golfers the opportunity to not only experience the neutral/fade biases of its predecessor but having more moveable weight for an unparalleled level of personalization in a TaylorMade Rescue.”
TaylorMade M3 Rescue: New Composite Crown
The crown showcases a whole new look with a premium two tone, matte silver front section and gloss black back body, which TaylorMade say allows for proper alignment on the most crucial shots into the greens.
TaylorMaded M3 Rescue: +/- 3 degree Loft Sleeve
In addition to the new 30g sliding weight and advanced sole design, the head comes equipped with a 3-degree ultra-lightweight aluminum Loft Sleeve.