2021 TaylorMade M4 Hybrids
For average and even some better
players, the days of 2-, 3-, and 4-irons are just about over, and it’s likely
that the 5-iron isn’t too far behind. So it’s time to add some hybrids to your
bag, and the M4 is one of the easiest-to-hit models you’ll find, producing fast
ball speed, loads of forgiveness and lots of distance. For players who struggle
to gain confidence over a hybrid, the larger footprint and low-profile design
should work exceptionally well from both the fairway and the tee. Improved
look, sound and feel over the previous M2 model are a definite bonus.
RECOMMENDATION: Targets mid- and high-handicap
players who want a forgiving, easy-to-launch hybrid with a larger footprint.
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Cut-through Speed Pocket for
increased launch and maximum ball speed, even on shots struck low on the face;
split-weight mass pad for increased forgiveness; Geocoustic sole and short,
fluted hosel for improved sound and feel at impact.
Sound & Feel
TaylorMade utilizes Geocoustics –
the blend of head geometry and acoustical engineering – in the M4 rescue. Without the carbon crown found in the other
M4 woods, the rescue had a solid ‘click’ sound.
The pleasant tone was fairly consistent across the face.
Two design features of the M4
Rescue limit the feedback: the long
Speed Pocket behind the face and the split internal weighting. Even when I missed the center of the face, the
club felt stable and productive. I could
tell when I flushed a shot, but mishits still felt decent. I didn’t feel cheated because those decent
feeling shots produced decent results.