TaylorMade M2 Rescue Review

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TaylorMade M2 Rescue Review
The TaylorMade M2 Rescue
Golf Monthly Verdict

The M2 Rescue has everything game-improvers could wish for, most notablty a forgiving head shape and powerful performance across the face, which is essential for less confident ball strikers. While it's not adjustable, its range of lofts and custom options mean it's easy to find what you're after.

Reasons to buy
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    Large confidence-inspiring head that looks great behind the ball and feels and sounds powerful off the face

Reasons to avoid
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    No adjustability, while the larger profile may be off-putting for those after something more workable and versatile

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In this TaylorMade M2 Rescue review the Golf Monthly team hits shots on a launch monitor to see how the M2 stacks up against the competition

TaylorMade M2 Rescue Review - Key Technology

Built around a confidence-inspiring shape, the M2 Rescue was designed for players seeking power and forgiveness. It has a new open-channel Speed Pocket on the sole that helps create a larger sweetspot and a lower centre of gravity to help deliver an easier launch from some of the tougher lies you might face out on the course.

Compared to the TaylorMade M1 Rescue, it has a larger shape at address from front-to-back that inspires confidence.

Unlike the pricer M1 Rescue, it isn't adjustable, but instead has a fluted hosel that saves weight, which is used to boost its forgiveness further.

The M2 Rescue comes in four lofts at 19°, 22°, 25° and 28° and is equipped with TaylorMade Reax shaft in S, R, M and L flexes. It has an RRP of £159.

TaylorMade M2 Rescue Review - Our Feedback

This TaylorMade M2 Rescue review wouldn't be complete without a thorough examinationm of launch monitor data, so if that's your thing, check out the video above.

Away from that, there's plenty to mention.

The new open-channel Speed Pocket has created a more noticebale sound at impact that took a little getting used to during our testing, as did the slightly larger profile, which looked great off the tee, but slighlty more cumbersome on tigher lies.

TaylorMade M2 Rescue Review

The TaylorMade M2 Rescue

As with the M1 Rescue, a black gloss finish looks superb without reflecting too much glare from the sun. The black finish aso helps the white grooves on the sweetspot stand out more at address for better alignment, which is handy, as there is nothing to guide you on the crown.

Despite the larger slot design, it still feels great, and you can really feel it spring and power off the face into the distance when you find the middle.

Away from those lovely strikes it also perfromed admirably, epsecially from shots low off the face, where the Speed Pocket design comes into its own.

Jake O'Reilly specilaises in equipment coverage, and joined the Golf Monthly team in 2013. Before this he graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a Sports Journalism and Media degree, and worked at a number of British golf magazines. Follow Jake on Twitter @jake0reilly