TaylorMade Stealth Golf Rescue
The rescue or hybrid club has become an indispensable part of a golfer’s bag, with low profile designs they are an extremely forgiving option that can be used effectively in a multitude of situations. Whether it is a safety-first tee shot, a towering, long approach, or meaningful distance from a dodgy lie in the rough, the hybrid has you covered. It is also an excellent choice for use when just off the green when a straight-forward chip and run is required.
TaylorMade have always produced amazing rescue clubs that offer the best in both performance and aesthetics and the release of the new Stealth Rescue club range promises to be there best yet. Constructed using a new carbon crown, the TaylorMade engineers have been able to relocate 7g of mass and increase M.O.I by 15% over that offered by the Sim Max Rescue. This increased forgiveness and stability provides golfers with a club that allows them to attack flags that would have previously been inaccessible.
New Advanced Laser Alignment technology supplies a superb contrast between the face and the crown, making it a far easier task to align the clubface squarely at the target. The proven v-steel sole design is once again present and helps to provide optimal launch conditions whilst improving turf interaction on shots from all different kinds of lie.
The clubface itself is constructed from high-strength C300 steel which has allowed TaylorMade to produce a rescue club that provides increased ball speeds over earlier generations. This is combined with the innovative Twist Face technology which will help to straighten out any miscues from off-centre hits. The Thru-Slot speed pocket that has been an ever present since 2012 has been further enhanced to provide greater face flexing and offers a welcome boost in ball speed to shots that have been struck low on the face.
As with previous models the TaylorMade Stealth is a great looking rescue club and looks fantastic when placed behind the ball at address. The profile size is large enough to inspire confidence in the higher handicappers, but not too large as to put the lower handicappers off using it. If you are looking for a new hybrid that brings fantastic all-round performance combined with killer look, then the TaylorMade Stealth Rescue Club would be an excellent choice.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- New Carbon Crown Increases M.O.I By 15% Over The Sim Max
- Advanced Laser Alignment Provides Exceptional Contrast Between Face & Crown
- V-Steel Sole Design Provides Superb Turf Interaction
- C300 Steel Twist Face Provides Explosive Speed & The Ultimate In Forgiveness
- Thru-Slot Speed Pocket Provides A Ball Speed Boost On Low Face Strikes
Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid
Golf hybrid designs continue to be refined each season with new materials and technologies making them easier to use than ever before and they are now a must have in the golf bags of both amateur and professional golfers. The versatility they offer is unlike any other golf club with hybrids providing great options on tight tee shots, long approach shots and for achieving meaningful distance from iffy lies in the rough. They are now also used extensively around the greens when not much elevation is required on a chip shot.
Callaway Golf has a rich history of producing excellent hybrid clubs that offer attractive profiles and industry leading performance. Furthermore, Callaway are one of the only major manufacturers to offer their hybrids in several different head designs, allowing golfers to choose the ideal style for their ability and preferences. The new Callaway Rogue ST range consists of four new designs, with every style of golfer covered by their differing features and benefits.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid is their ‘standard’ head and will suit the broadest cross section of handicaps. They have the strongest lofts out of the Rogue ST family and provide both top-end ball speed and forgiveness with all-round performance that can only help to improve your golf. Due to the way the internal weighting has been applied in the construction of the Rogue ST Max hybrid; it offers a slight draw bias that will serve to reduce the amount of slice-spin imparted on the ball. When placed behind the ball the Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid has a slightly oversized profile that helps to inspire confidence with a head shape that is more like an iron. Like most hybrids it is an incredibly easy club to get airborne and will provide a high launch with mid spin.
The Jailbreak technology that revolutionised the construction of their fairway woods has been further enhanced in the Rogue ST Max. The new design has pushed the structure more towards the perimeter which creates more stability and allows the face cup to flex more, creating incredible ball speeds and forgiveness. A new Tungsten Speed cartridge has been added to the head to allow for a precise and forward CG (centre of gravity) location which optimises launch and further increases ball speeds. Artificial Intelligence has once again been used to optimise the design of the SS22 Flash Face and this superb process has allowed Callaway to construct the ideal face for each model and loft of club. The soleplate of the Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid has been redesigned to enhance turf interaction from a multitude of different lies.
Whether you are thinking of buying hybrids for the first time, or you are looking to upgrade existing ones, the Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid should be right at the top of your list. Available from a 3-Hybrid (18°) all the way to a 6-hybrid (26°), whatever you need it for Callaway have got you covered.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- Slight Draw Bias
- Iron-Like Head Shape
- Confidence Inspiring Oversized Profile
- A.I. Designed Flash Face Produces Explosive Ball Speeds
- Extremely Forgiving
Cobra LTDx Golf Hybrid
Virtually all amateur golfers have at least one hybrid club in their golf bag these days as they offer a versatile blend of forgiveness and power that simply can’t be achieved with other styles of clubs. If you are one of the few players left to have not jumped onto the hybrid bandwagon, then you are most definitely missing a trick. Cobra Golf began the hybrid revolution way back in 1998 when they released their massively popular Baffler and ever since then this most innovative of manufacturers has been at the forefront of hybrid designs.
The Cobra LTDx range of clubs is superbly rounded off by the release of the LTDx Hybrid which are their first hybrids to feature the acclaimed PWRSHELL technology found in their equally impressive iron ranges. This technology utilises an L-Cup face design that is forged from an extremely strong stainless steel which allows for a much thinner face to be used. The thin face can then flex more which provides faster ball speeds and higher launch at all points of the club face.
Aesthetically the LTDx range ticks all the boxes with a classy and uncomplicated view at address with the plain black crown nicely framed around the perimeter by unintrusive graphics. It sits beautifully behind the ball with a head size that is more compact than other hybrids on the market, allowing for greater versatility from a whole host of different lies. Cobra’s signature Hollow Split rails are once again to found on the sole of the LTDx hybrids and there is no doubt that they improve turf interaction and help to keep the club face stable through impact.
The new PWR-COR and H.O.T FACE technologies are also featured on this impressive new hybrid. The PWR-COR has allowed Cobra to use multi-material internal and external weights to reposition weight low and forward to produce lower spin levels whilst the H.O.T. Face sees the club face divided into different zones, with each one optimised to provide the maximum amount of ball speed. When these two technologies are combined with a fixed back weight, the result is an extremely long and forgiving hybrid that launches the ball high with low spin levels.
The Cobra LTDx Hybrid is available from a 2-hybrid (17°) all the way through to a 6-hybrid (28°) allowing golfers to achieve the perfect gapping at the top end of their bag. If you are looking to upgrade your hybrids, or to take the first steps towards easier golf by buying your first one, then the Cobra LTDx Hybrid would be the ideal choice.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- PWRSHELL Technology Used In a Hybrid For the First Time
- PWR-COR Technology Optimises CG Placement & Reduces Spin
- H.O.T. Face Provides Explosive Ball Speeds Even On Off Centre Strikes
- Hollow Split Rails Provide Superb Turf Interation
- Available From 2-Hybrid (17°) to 6-Hybrid (28°)