Review: TaylorMade R15 Hybrid


The Takeaway

This is the first TaylorMade hybrid (rescue) that seems to be infused with the Adams blood lines, since their acquisition of Adams. The shape is more Tour inspired and slightly smaller(98cc) than past offerings(103cc). Additionally, this club’s adjustability allows up to 3 degrees of different settings. This adjustability gives players a hybrid that can be really flexible. Through my testing I found that the R15 produced a simple, solid feel with a more muted sound. Ball flight-wise, I saw a slightly lower, penetrating flight. Even though I saw a slightly lower flight, I was not concerned with a player’s ability to elevate the ball quickly enough with the R15.


Who’s it for?

The R15 is more of a player’s hybrid with its small compact looks, boxy toe area and penetrating flight, which also makes it an excellent choice off the tee.

Final Take

Looking down I see more of an Adams shape than I see of the past TaylorMade rescues. I love the adjustability that comes with the R15 head. Being able to adjust face and lie angles are must for a player like myself. Add in a very solid feel and a consistent ball flight from shot to shot, and the R15 delivers the goods. TaylorMade has gone back to the White colorway with the R15 and some will like this, while others will not.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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