Hybrids help golfers. They replace long irons and woods that are more difficult to hit. We chose to do a TaylorMade M6 hybrid review because it’s one of the best there is for your money. Designed for mid to high handicappers, TaylorMade’s game improvement line is second to none. The TaylorMade M6 Rescue epitomizes everything the brand stands for. These main characteristics: accuracy, distance, and control.
For new golfers, hybrids have been the way to play since they first picked up a club. For more seasoned golfers, hybrids are a newer way to hit more greens in regulation—without playing any better. Regardless of your personal views on these clubs, and the TaylorMade M6 hybrid in general, you should be carrying a few in your bag.
- 1 Customer Review Summary
- 2 The best (and the worst)
- 3 Twist Face Technology
- 4 Easy and High Launch
- 5 Women-Specific Option
- 6 TaylorMade M6 Hybrid Review Takeaways
Customer Review Summary
- 4.6 stars, 153 reviews – TGW
- 4.7 stars, 176 reviews – Golf Galaxy
- 4.7 stars, 177 reviews – Dick’s Sporting Goods
- 4.7 stars, 83 reviews – TaylorMade (Men’s)
- 5.0 stars, 2 reviews – TaylorMade (Women’s)
The best (and the worst)
- A large variety of loft options if you want to play almost exclusively hybrids and wedges (19, 22, 25, 28 and 31-degree options)
- High-quality shaft and grip on men’s and women’s version—no need to upgrade (saving you money)
- Comes from a line of products that have steadily improved over the last few years, beginning from the ever-popular M2
- For the men’s version of this club, the 5, 6, and 7-hybrid are available for right-handed golfers only (3 and 4 are for left or right-handed)
- The female version is made for right-handed golfers only and is not offered as a 3-hybrid
- No adjustable weighting to help account for shot shaping
Twist Face Technology
How do you fix a slice or even a big hook? The answer used to be spending money on lessons and hours on the range. And of course, aimlessly trying anything that you’ve read or heard about in the hopes you see improvement. I’ll be honest with you, you’re still going to have to do that. The only difference is now some clubs have technology that reduces spin and helps you keep the ball straight. The TaylorMade M6 is one of those clubs.
Twist face was worth mentioning in our TaylorMade M6 hybrid review because it is the first time it has been used in a hybrid. This technology essentially curves the clubface in a way that minimizes the effects of shots that result in poor contact and ball flight. Specifically, twist face technology reduces spin on balls hit off the, thus keeping the ball straighter. When you keep your ball on line, not only do you lose less distance, but you also have easier follow-up shots.
While it certainly does not punish you for hitting the sweet spot, there is no denying the primary purpose of the TaylorMade M6 is to help on bad shots. For most golfers, there is little to no reward for hitting right in the middle of the clubface. This is not because there’s something wrong with the center of the club. It’s simply because there is no punishment for bad shots. It might take some people a little while to get over not having that major noise or distance change, but having your bad shots travel like your good ones certainly makes up for it.
Easy and High Launch
Hitting the golf ball higher leads to increased distance and control. For most golfers, especially mid and high handicappers, this is a part of golf that is difficult. This is especially true with long-distance clubs. There are some methods to improve launch you can put into practice, but the easiest is finding a club designed for this. Fitting right into our TaylorMade M6 hybrid review, this club features a low center of gravity and stepped crown. Each of these features directly impacts your ability to hit the ball higher without changing anything about your swing.
Center of Gravity
The Center of gravity is a huge deal and determines how the ball flies off your club. With a low CG, you’ll hit the ball higher, as is the goal of the TaylorMade M6. I like using clubs that go farther than my old ones, and I don’t think it’s too much of a reach to guess that you do too. We chose to do a TaylorMade M6 hybrid review because it helps with distance in more ways than one. Besides an ideal CG, the thin and durable clubface helps to add ball speed. Feeling the need for speed, TaylorMade also utilizes a speed pocket that improves club/turf interaction allowing you to maintain swing speed as you strike the ball. Individually, all these aspects help a little bit, but when all put together, go a long way in improving your game.
One of the biggest benefits of this club is how much it helps you hit the ball higher. Contrary to most golfers, some people hit the ball too high and at too steep of a launch angle. For these players, they sacrifice yards with each shot. When you use a hybrid, it’s because you’re still pretty far away. In other words, you’re in a place where you don’t want to lose any yardage. To counteract this feature, you can use a low flight golf ball (like the AVX) that increases speed but helps the ball fly lower. If you want to take it a step further, you can even replace the standard Fujikura Atmos Orange shaft, which is designed high launch and spin.
More women are playing golf every year. They’re becoming a larger population that makes up a bigger portion of all golfers. For anyone that spends time on a golf course, you would have known this for some time now. Go to a state-level female golf tournament. You’d be surprised at how many female golfers are playing, and at the high level, they’re doing so at.
This was not the case for most companies, who largely ignored the female golf population. Now, things have changed. Female golfers are no longer stuck trying to use full box sets or men’s clubs that are too long or not flexible enough.
Lighter than stiff and regular flex shafts offered with the men’s version, the female M6 rescue comes with a TaylorMade Tuned Performance 45 shaft that weighs about 60 grams. With less weight, but equal torque to a men’s club, you can produce more swing speed and maximize distance. Between that and a shaft length reduction, a club built specifically for female golfers benefits female golfers.
Just because this is a lady’s golf club does not mean it’s for all females. Some females with lower swing speeds would benefit from using senior clubs, which offer further flex reduction. A smaller, though a growing group of golfers are women who fit better into regular men’s clubs or even stiff shafts. If you’re having trouble deciding what group you fall into, go for a fitting.
TaylorMade M6 Hybrid Review – Why a guy should consider the ladies version
Using “women’s” golf clubs is a growing trend among male golfers. In fact, there are a few different factions of male golfers reaping the rewards of women’s clubs. Lucky for us, TaylorMade is one of the brands leading the charge. The M6 ladies rescue is a full inch shorter than its “male” counterpart, which allows some golfers to not choke down on the club. Additionally, they are lighter and more flexible.
A lady’s golf club is a perfect transition option for a young golfer that is too strong for a junior set, but not ready for a men’s set. Rather than keep a junior in a set that will be detrimental to their swing, a lady set allows them to continue improving. This also avoids putting them into a set that they will have trouble hitting high and straight.
Seniors and Beginners
If you’re an “aging” golfer and know that a senior set is in your future, a ladies set will ease the transition. Rather than make the dramatic change in distance in flex from men to senior, a lady set prolongs that change.
For a male golfer new to the game, or not capable of activating the flex on a men’s set, a lady’s club provides enough flex to hone your skills with less difficulty. Not every male golfer swings the club 100 mph. A lot of golfers need a flex reduction but aren’t willing to give it a shot. Trust us, when your scores go down, you’ll be happy.
Even if you only use them for a few years, these sets serve a valuable purpose for plenty of different golfers. After all, you’re probably going to replace your clubs after a few years anyway. Might as well get something that will keep your game going in the right direction.
TaylorMade M6 Hybrid Review Takeaways
Let’s not sugarcoat it—we like this club. Coming in two versions, the TaylorMade M6 hybrid benefits players from every walk of the golf world. We always do better on the range, but now we want to see those results on the course.
We cover it a little in our individual sections, but it’s worth restating how easily you can elevate and weather bad contact. When you’re a golfer that sits around 90 (or higher) every round you play, there’s room for improvement. You can almost always recount your round saying if you kept this ball in play or that shot on line you’d be 5 strokes lower. With the M6, your misses aren’t as bad, which gives you a better chance to go low.
If you want to improve (and maybe surprise your buddies), buying a couple of TaylorMade M6 hybrids is a great place to start.