What we say...
The TaylorMade M4 Rescue has a low-profile body and a larger sweet spot for enhance overall playability
- RRP: £199
- Loft: 19 degrees
- Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Red 7 (S) 6 (R) 5 (A)
The new TaylorMade M4 Rescue is designed to help average golfers replace a long iron with higher, longer and more draw-biased performance. With a larger sweetspot, a split-mass pad, speed pocket and geocoustic sole, the key performance technologies in the new TaylorMade M4 combine to produce an increase in ball speed and an enhance overall playability.
Brian Bazzel, VP of Product Creations at TaylorMade, said: "Lower profile, larger footprint, low CG and now we’ve split the mass within the head to increase the speetspot. This is our easiest hybrid to hit, gets up easy, goes long and has a little bit more draw bias than the M3. The M2 rescue flew off the shelves this year, and the M4 is going to be no different."
"The M4 Rescue embodies everything you want in a hybrid club. With shaping designed to work through a variety of conditions and low CG for easy launch, golfers have a new "go-to" club for any situation on the course"
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: You need to know
A bigger, wider body than the M3 which is ideal for golfers who tend to sweep hybrid shots off the deck like a fairway wood. The speed pocket sole boosts speed and forgiveness particularly on shots struck low on the face. A new split weight sole design, fluted hosel and TaylorMade’s acoustic engineering optimizes forgiveness, ball speed, sound and feel.
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: We say
It’s ironic the Fujikura Atmos shaft in the M4 driver which wasn’t the best fit for any of our testers (each saw improved results switching to a custom shaft) was actually a great fit for both fairways and hybrids. It probably goes some way to explaining why TaylorMade choose it, especially considering less golfers get fit for fairways and hybrids compared to drivers.
M4 and its friendly low profile excelled for our two amateur testers, posting Simon’s second longest carry distance (187 yards, two yards back from the longest) from a ball sped 5 mph slower than his longest Callaway Rogue X. It’s worth pointing out though both amateurs would rather plump for the M4s neater profile for their own bags.
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: Verdict
It may be controversial but we’re going to say it anyway…the M4 hybrid is the wide body hybrid of 2018. It’s a decent step forward in terms of looks and shaping over the old M2. It’s really powerful and for the vast majority of club golfers will out-perform any long iron or narrow body hybrid for forgiveness and all out playability.
Need help choosing hybrids? Wide body vs Narrow body vs Utility irons here
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid Review: Key Features.
Find out all about the tech and key features behind the M4 hybrid, including a new crown, split mass pad and geoucoustic design.
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: New crown
The low-profile body of the M4 Rescue has a tiered two-tone crown with the same matte silver front and gloss black rear section that showcases the distinctive, widely recognized aesthetics TaylorMade’s M series of product has become known for.
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: Speed Pocket
The M4 Rescue features a cut-through Speed Pocket to increase launch and maximize ballspeed on shots hit below center face.
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: Split Mass Pad
Similar to the M3 fairway, a new split-weight mass pad separates the weight at the outward extremities of the head to increase the club’s forgiveness by preserving ballspeed on shots hit off-center.
TaylorMade M4 Hybrid: Geocoustic Sole Deisgn
In addition to the added forgiveness, a Geocoustic sole design and a short, fluted hosel work in tandem to optimize sound and feel at impact.