Hybrids are a cross between a wood and an iron, giving these clubs the wood's long distance with the iron's familiar swing. These clubs generally are used instead of high-numbered woods and low-numbered irons, though some manufacturers produce entire sets of hybrids or "iron replacements" that incorporate hybrid design to add distance and forgiveness to a player's entire set of irons from 1 to pitching wedge. Most hybrids take the place of an iron, but the hybrid is easier to hit than its respective iron. These clubs are often referred to as "Rescues" because the TaylorMade Rescue was one of the first clubs to utilize this design, as well as the use of the clubs to get one out of a tricky position (to be in fact rescued by the club).
The taylorMade rescue 11 is the latest and greatest from one of the top names in golf. The Flight Control Technology allows you to adjust the club's face, loft and lie for each shot while the lower center of gravity will produce higher launches. This rescue 11 looks just as good as it plays with a 4-degree face angle change, a 2-degree loft change, a 2-degree lie angle change and a 1,000 RPM spin change, meaning perfect shots from anywhere on the course. It has a new deeper face, which produces a more penetrating flight. The white non-glare crown and black clubface (which provides easy alignment) will improve your game and that sleek white finish will make you the center of attention on the course and in the clubhouse.
The rescue 11 features the same head and black face as the r11 driver and fairway wood and this certainly makes it easy to align, as well as giving the illusion of being larger than it is, which is perfect for this type of club. Compared to previous versions of the rescue, we really liked the look of this head at address. The white color looked great and the small offset and longer head meant it looked very playable. One of the best things was the excellent Adilia RIP shaft that is fitted as standard, although other options are available.