TaylorMade’s new GAPR hybrids have been released to provide golfers with a trio of hybrid options to add to their bags.
The stunning black clubs, which are pronounced ‘gapper’—because that is what they aim to achieve, filling a gap between woods and irons—are available in three options. The GAPR LO, GAPR MID and GAPR HI aim to provide varying choices and styles for those looking to purchase a hybrid.
It was TaylorMade who came up with the original Rescue Hybrid almost two decades ago and the latest products take things to the highest level yet. All three versions feature TaylorMade’s SpeedFoam Technology which has featured in the P790 Ultimate Driving Iron, to provide additional ball speed and distance.
In addition to this, they have been designed to generate the optimal ball flight, too.
As golfers might expect from the names, the GAPR LO is the smallest of the three options and more driving iron-like than the other two, while the GAPR HI is the largest of the trio of hybrids, which all come with a stainless steel head.
Interestingly, all three come with a hosel which allows for the adjustment of the natural loft by 1.5 degrees either way, giving golfers a serious amount of options.
TAYLORMADE GAPR LO
Purchasing the GAPR LO could seem like adding an additional driving iron to your bag, but it is a hybrid in performance. Suited to players with faster ball speeds, it has a relatively thin sole and a low CG which promotes exceptional speed and distance, particularly for stronger players.
The trajectory will be mid-to-low so think more of a Tiger Woods stinger than a high, floaty approach. There are three loft options to choose from, 17, 19 and 22 degrees.
TAYLORMADE GAPR MID
The GAPR MID has not been designed with one specific type of golfer in mind, so it will likely suit the game of most handicap players. The CG is described as being ultra-low to extract a higher trajectory than the GAPR LO, and the maximum distance possible as a result.
The head is slightly bigger than the LO version, but it still borders on the iron side of things than full-on traditional hybrid. The loft options are 18, 21 and 24 degrees.
TAYLORMADE GAPR HI
The largest of the three options in the range—and the one with the most Rescue-like look to it—the GAPR HI also offers the highest trajectory of the three hybrids and will suit golfers looking to add height to longer approaches or tee shots where the driver and irons have been left in the bag.
That trajectory is promoted thanks to an ultra-low CG that is also positioned back, too. Available in four loft options (19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees), the TaylorMade GAPR HI is the perfect option to provide the gapping needed in your bag.
For golfers looking for a hybrid to suit their game, the GAPR options provide a strong choice. Find the right one for you and the problem distance between your irons and woods will be no more.
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