Summary: all we got was the club, unfortunately we did not receive the tool to adjust the loft on the head not did we receive a head cover. At least I already own another Taylor Made so I have a tool to adjust but if you don't own another TM, buyer beware
Summary: OK... #1, This 3 wood 18.5 degree was bought for $70 and some change from the Amazon Warehouse. Still wrapped in plastic...brand new. It hits off the fairway long, accurate and easy. #2, also got a 10.5 degree driver from Sports Authority for $150 new and I killed it off the tee today...straight and far, far...far. Off of one hole (par 4 #14 Mare Island, NorCal), I hit it 356 yards to six yards off the green.
Summary: This club is a taylormade club. However, it does not come with a head cover or warranty. That is why it comes at such a reduced price. This is still an authentic taylormade club, but the seller needs to put in the description that there is no head cover, tool, or warranty. This information can be found on their website but not on amazon.
Summary: "R" flex shaft is stiff. Nowhere near what I expected. I have a frequency analyzer. I measured the freq at nearly 260 cpm, stiff by anyone's measure. I like the head though. If the shaft was a little softer it would be great for guys who don't swing hard. I'm hoping to sell it for a reasonable price and get something easier to hit, maybe like Callaway RAZR's.
Summary: This is last year's club. The newer Stage 2 Rescues seem slightly larger with a lower and more forward center of gravity (more for off the ground than the tee). The resulting lower spin generates a few more feet of distance and a lower trajectory for higher-speed players (I swing at about 100mph) means more roll. Finally, a new high-strength steel alloy allows the face to be made slightly thinner, more flexible, and more aerodynamic than this old product.