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. The TP(Tour Preferred) version incorporates a higher quality, heavier shaft over the non TP version, and that is about it for the difference between the two versions. 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 TP 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.
Looking down I see more of an Adams shape than I see of the past TaylorMade rescues. The White colorway is back with the R15, and some will like this, while others will not. I love the adjustability that comes with the R15 TP head. Being able to adjust face and lie angles are must for players like myself. I also enjoyed the shaft selection for the TP version because it added some stability to my shots. Adding in a very solid feel and a consistent ball flight from shot to shot, and the R15 delivers the goods.