TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue Hybrid Review

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The TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue has a little bit of everything you could want in a hybrid.  Plenty of distance and very forgiving.  Enough versatility to be used in a variety of ways.

Introduction

It is becoming more common for golfers to get fit for their clubs.  Many – perhaps most – players recognize that not being fit for your driver means leaving yards and fairways on the table.  The hybrid, however, is still neglected when it comes to fitting.  Most golfers are content to pick one up on a whim and throw it in the bag.

Thankfully, the OEMs are better than ever at making do-it-all hybrids that can work for a wide range of players.  The TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue is in the first tier of such clubs, providing distance, versatility, and plenty of forgiveness.

Looks

The TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue sits in the middle of the line up, a happy medium to suit most golfers.  At address, it’s clearly larger than the Qi10 Tour Rescue but also a step down in size from the Qi10 Max Rescue.  The face isn’t as tall as the Tour, but it’s much longer from heel to toe – a comfort to those that use the entire face.  Zooming out, the Qi10 Rescue is about average in size with a nearly symmetrical, oval shape.  It’s not a radical departure from the address look of the Stealth 2 Rescue [review HERE].

In the bag, the Qi10 branding takes center stage.  TaylorMade demonstrates the power of restraint, using just a few dashes of gold and blue to give this club a distinct character.  My favorite part of the sole is the “T” logo that’s somewhat hidden in the zebra stripes near the toe.

Sound & Feel

Many players assume that bigger long game clubs will have a loud, ugly sound.  The TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue teaches them not to judge so quickly.

At impact, the Qi10 Rescue creates a quiet, crisp impact sound that I described in my testing notes as “beautiful.”  It’s understated – especially given the ball speed this can produce – but there’s enough there to let you know that the shot has some power.  The sound is complemented by a light, quick feel off the face.

In terms of feedback, the TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue does fit the stereotype of forgiving clubs in that it makes almost every shot feel good.  There is very minimal audio feedback unless you pelt the very edge of the face.  Similarly, you can sense impact location through your hands, but you need to be paying close attention.

Performance

When the testing notes lead with “insanely good,” I wonder if I should just copy that and call it a day.  But that would be a disservice to the TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue.  Let’s get into the details of what makes this such an excellent club.

Since many players use their hybrids as an “in case of emergency” club, let’s start with forgiveness.  The Qi10 Rescue has it in spades.  Thanks to the weight being pushed to the perimeter, this club is stable through impact and retains great ball speed on the toe and heel.  The Thru-Slot Speed Pocket gets thin shots airborne and gives them plenty of juice.  You can almost fall asleep mid-swing and still get a solid result of out this club.  

Often, getting a lot of forgiveness means sacrificing top end performance, but that’s not the case here.  On center, the ball absolutely flies off the face of the Qi10 Rescue.  And with mid launch and spin, it does a lot with that speed.  For many players, this will be one of the longer hybrids on the market.

Finally, the TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue is versatile.  This should be a given with a hybrid, but in our current environment of specialized hybrids, it’s not.  For higher handicap players, they can be content letting the Qi10 Rescue knock shot after shot into a tight circle.  For more skilled ball strikers, the Qi10 Rescue can be flighted higher or lower, hit for miles or land soft.  There is a modest draw bias to this club, but it doesn’t require great effort to hit it straight.

Check out the new TaylorMade Qi10 Tour Rescue HERE

Conclusion

Custom fitting is always better than buying off the rack, and I would encourage you to get fit for the TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue to unlock its full potential.  But if you absolutely have to buy a hybrid off the rack, picking this one won’t be a mistake.  There is nothing you can reasonably ask of a hybrid that this club doesn’t do.

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Matt Saternus
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4 Comments

  1. I сould not resist commenting. Perfectly written!

  2. Great review Matt. I love my stealth 2 rescue and looking to add another hybrid in my bag. Does it feel similar or completely different?

  3. Just bought this club and first shot (I did not have time to go to the range) on a par 5, I hit it off the tow and it still carried to the front of the green and rolled on. Of course missed 18′ eagle. It has quickly become a good go to.

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