The 10 Best Rescue Clubs
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in November of 2018. You're trying to get on the green in two and you can't decide whether your wood or your long iron gives you the best chance to do so. Which do you pick? How about a rescue club instead? Also known as hybrids, these combine many of the characteristics of woods and irons, giving you plenty of loft and distance while also allowing you to maximize your touch and create the proper amount of spin. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 23, 2020:
Recent innovations in the design of rescue clubs meant that this round of updates saw an almost complete overhaul of our list, with only three items remaining from our previous picks. One selection that we chose to keep is the Pinemeadow Excel EGI, due to its extremely reasonable price and proven durability. This is a nice piece for beginners who are looking for a solid club to add to their golf bag but aren't ready to fork out big bucks.
Advancements from the company TaylorMade saw us drop the SLDR and M4 models in favor of the TaylorMade SIM MAX, and the TaylorMade M6, which boast a patented technology known as twist face; a curved face that aims to straighten off-center shots. As well as engineering men's clubs, this company has also produced a decent ladies' choice, for which the options are quite scarce. The TaylorMade Women’s Kalea is particularly good for ladies who have a slow swing speed, though it's primary objective is to allow players to hit the ball further than they can with regular irons.
The Ping G410 Hybrid caught our eye due to its large head, which in turn produces a large sweet spot. This is a great choice for novices who want to build their game as it's quite forgiving, however, players with mid to low range handicaps may find the head a bit cumbersome. If you've got an aggressive swing, or often find yourself with a difficult lie, the Cobra 2020 Speedzone could offer a good solution. It has two raised rails running down its sole that help it to glide over the ground rather than digging into it.
December 04, 2018:
Far be it from us to doubt our users' games, but we prized forgiveness when ranking these clubs. Even if you mishit the ball, most of the options on this list will still create shots that are straight and true.