Compared to the company's original Rescue Mid, the Rescue 2009 has about the same sized head, but with an ultra-thin crown, more weight in the sole, and a lower and deeper center of gravity. The new Rescue also has a redesigned sole, one that produces less contact with the turf because of recessed areas at the toe and heel.
The standard TaylorMade Rescue 2009 uses an Aldila RE*AX 65-gram graphite shaft, and will be offered in 2, 3, 4 and 5 right-handed and 3, 4 and 5 left-handed. It will have an MSRP of $199 per club.
The Rescue TP, with Flight Control Technology, will be available in 2, 3 and 4 right-handed and 2, 3, and 4 left-handed. Its stock shaft is the Aldila Voodoo VS8 graphite. The MSRP for the TP version will be $249 per club.
Both hybrids become available on May 1, 2009.