The Velociteque is an economical Rescue-style hybrid iron/wood. The Velociteque line comes from Hireko, one of the world’s largest producers of components. This is an attractive, charcoal gray metallic head that, when coupled to the black and silver Graman shaft, looks better than its price would indicate.
The durability of the finish is not great, however. Several little dings have appeared on the crown after moderate use. The Velociteque has a “heavy sole” insert. Unlike the manufacturers of some other inexpensive hybrids, Hireko does not specify just what metal is used for the insert. The head plays as though heavy sole weighting is present, but it may just be an extra piece of stainless steel in the sole.
Feel and playability of the Velociteque Utility Iron has been good. This little club gets its job done in an unobjectionable way. The inexpensive Graman CS 230 shaft has a torque of 4.3. It’s 83 gram weight provides adequate stability and a nice, solid feel at impact. It’s a nice looking shaft.
Numerous sessions have shown this hybrid to be predictably accurate and consistently easy to hit. The ball does not launch high as it does with a TM Rescue or a Tour Edge Any Lies, but it does get airborne easily enough. Trajectories have been relatively neutral, if a tad lower than some may want.
Compared to the Wilson Hybrid, it has a more firm and aggressive feel and hits for considerably more yardage. Alongside the very similar 911 Rescue, the Velociteque hit higher and more consistently. Compared to the Jackaroo it lacks just a little authority. The weighted, slightly railed sole of the Jackaroo gives it a bit more punch and functionality as a trouble club. The Quick Strike in comparison offers more workability and a sweeter feel. The QS feels more like an approach club.
In summary, this is not a bad little hybrid considering the low price.