The TaylorMade M1 Rescue has been launched, featuring a combination of classic features from the earlier model and additional improvements, including a speed pocket.

As with the M1 driver and fairway that have also just been unveiled by TaylorMade, the Rescue has been designed with input from some of the sport’s leading players.

The club is similar to the original Rescue, with a traditional, Tour-inspired shaping to increase playability from a number of different lies that players might encounter on the course.

As well as a 1.5 degree loft sleeve, the Rescue has two moveable weights – 3g and 25 g – that golfers can use to set neutral or fade bias for their desired trajectory and shot shaping.

The club also has a Speed Pocket, increasing the size of the sweet spot and reducing spin.

Brian Bazzel, Senior Director of Product Creation, said: “At TaylorMade, we always pride ourselves on improving our metalwood performance and distance each year.

With the constant advances in titanium technology, we found ourselves at a crossroads, one where the R15 was almost unbeatable.

“We have an allegiance to performance and we were willing to use whatever material or construction necessary to deliver it. I believe the new M1 is a true reflection of our dedication to improving golfers through innovative designs”

Like the M1 fairway, which features the same Front Track system as the M1 driver, the Rescue will be released on October 8th.

The club will come in four lofts: 2 – 17°, 19°, 21° and 24° and will be equipped with a Fujikura Pro 80h shaft in X, S, R and M flexes and a 1.5 degree loft sleeve. It will retail at £199.

As well as the launch of the M1 driver and fairways, TaylorMade have also unveiled PSi and PSi Tour irons.

The company are calling the M1 the brand’s first “unmetalwood” due to its complex, multi-material construction.