TaylorMade reveals the high-flier rescue club

'r7 CGB MAX hybrid completes the family of easy-to-hit clubs'

Bob Warters
Thu, 27 Mar 2008
TaylorMade reveals the high-flier rescue club

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Triangular head of the TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX rescue

To complement its recent innovations in drivers and fairway metals, TaylorMade is introducing its latest hybrid - the r7 CGB MAX Rescue, which it calims will get the ball airborne more quickly with a high a long ball flight.

The £139 club is fitted with a 55-gram RE*AX SuperFast graphite shaft from Fujikura and features a triangular-shape to create a low and deep centre of gravity at the back of the club head (CGB stands for 'centre of gravity back') which also helps improve stability at impact, even from miss-hits, says TaylorMade.

The makers also claim the shaft promotes and the shallow clubface increases ball spin to keep the ball in the air longer.

"The r7 CGB MAX Rescue hybrids incorporate every relevant performance technology we have to maximise its ease of use," says Tom Olsavsky, TaylorMade's senior director of metalwood creation. "We like to say that they're easier to hit than your 7-iron."

The club's three options are a men's No. 3 (19 degrees), No.4 (22) and No. 5 (25), the first two available in left-handed versions, while shaft options are S, R and M, with women's hybrids are available in right hand only and with a 45-gram L flex for the No.4 and 5.

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