Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid Review – Is it Good & Forgiving for High Handicappers?
“The Taylormade Qi10 Rescues are out and I got my hands on the standard version for this round of testing.”
The new Taylormade Qi10 Rescue clubs delve even deeper into the carbon age with a more expansive carbon crown.
They also have interesting features that we don’t see a lot in hybrid clubs.
For this particular review, I tested the standard Taylormade Qi10 Rescue which is aimed at a wide swath of players ranging from low teen handicappers to about low 20’s handicappers.
The Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid Family
Since we will be detailing the standard Taylormade Qi10 hybrid, let’s take a quick look at the other versions:
- Taylormade Qi10 Max Rescue – Boasting the largest head shape and light standard shaft, the Taylormade Qi10 Max is designed for slower-swinging, high handicappers.
- Taylormade Qi10 Tour – With the smallest footprint of the new line, the Taylormade Qi10 Tour was made for mid to low handicappers.
Is it Good for High Handicappers?
“One of the unique pieces of technology that went into this club is the split weighting.”
The Taylormade Qi10 Rescue features internal weighting in both the heel and the toe which promotes a neutral flight bias. As a result, I found it easier to coax straight flight out of it – and harder to work.
But high handicappers will be happy with that exchange. The Taylormade Qi10 offers tight dispersion and great distance on face-center strikes.
Is it Forgiving?
“The Taylormade Qi10 features a 450SS variable face thickness design.”
It’s thinnest at face-center and the perimeter so you get good forgiveness when you actually miss face-center.
The club head isn’t immense but there is enough space for you to easily find your groove with this hybrid and start nailing the sweet spot.
How Does the Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid Look?
At address, you can see the larger expanse of carbon fiber at work.
It sort of bleeds into the top line and the glossy finish gives it a more uniform, streamlined look behind the ball.
The sole features the V-Steel plate and you get the “Taylormade” branding on the side of the head. Overall, it’s a nice looking hybrid that won’t necessarily turn heads; but it won’t distract you either.
Difference Between the Taylormade Qi10 and the Taylormade Qi10 Max Hybrids
“The standard and Max Taylormade Qi10 hybrids have all the same features.”
But the specs and head shape are different. The standard Taylormade Qi10 rescue offers stronger lofts from 3H to 7H. The Taylormade Qi10 Max has a larger footprint, and because of the weaker lofts, launches higher.
The Taylormade Qi10 standard rescue is available with a stock Fujikura Ventus TR Blue HB shaft in stiff (76g), regular (67g) and amateur (57g) flex.