The much-hyped TaylorMade SIM drivers are all set to make a big impression.
The latest offering from TaylorMade has lots in common, but that’s not all, there are noteworthy differences in the shaping of among the two drivers, the SIM and SIM Max. TaylorMade has put in a lot of effort to create more prominent performance separation between the models.
The SIM features Sliding Weight Technology that allows up to 20 yards of the draw or fades bias, simply by moving the 10g weight into the desired position, and has a slightly smaller face than the SIM Max and is more suited towards the better player who places a premium on adjustability and control.
While the SIM Max is all about forgiveness, it comes with a somewhat larger face than the SIM and satisfies the demands of the golfers who want feel and control.
SIM is a kind of low spinning driver that created a penetrating ball flight, while the SIM Max gave me a few more spin and a higher ball flight.
SIM Max has a much higher MOI than the SIM driver and is aimed at golfers who want more forgiveness.
The SIM focuses on commanding spin and dialing in shot prejudice, while the SIM Max is much more about forgiveness. The clubface is 8% bigger than the SIM, TaylorMade has instead placed 20g of weight low and deeply positioned on the tip of the inertia generator in the sole, which ups the MOI by 78 points over the SIM.
Having said that, the SIM Max was no doubt more forgiving, and the slightly angled Inertia Generator seemed to increase the club speed somewhat, but the thing most common between these two beasts is that both the SIM and SIM Max produced very encouraging numbers on the course.
The crown and sole paneling of the SIM drivers are made out of carbon, meaning the designers can save a lot of weight in the head and was the key to unlocking a series of new geometric opportunities.
Look & Feel
The SIM is somehow sounded like last year’s successful driver M5, and the feel was also the same, which is a big plus point, as the M5 is fantastic in feel & sound.
On the other hand, the SIM Max sounds a bit louder but feels fantastic, and will give you immense pleasure while playing the shot.
In terms of performance, TaylorMade never lets you down when it comes to drivers.
They both are great drivers, as I hit some good shots with proper control with these clubs. Also, the feature that provides more strength to them is the Asymmetric sole design and a powerful new Inertia Generator combine to increase aerodynamics and speed at the most critical stage of the swing.
After playing with these drivers, I know one thing now, that these are the drivers we all want for comfort & performance, the SIM drivers are exactly the same clubs that we’ve all been waiting for so long.
The Final Words
The SIM drives are the ones we all want in our golf bag, barring the price tag; the TaylorMade SIM drivers carry an appealing and distinctive white and black color scheme, with a promise of great performance. On the top of that the design of the drivers are fully adjustable through a 10g sliding weight, which offer golfers up to 20 yards of adjustability to allow for a fade or draw leaning.
Overall, TaylorMade has once again delivered two prominent drivers for the golfer of all skills. The SIM Max option has a larger face as well as a heavier Inertia Generator to afford golfers more forgiveness than the SIM design.
After discussing all the differences between the two spectacular clubs, all I can say in the end that being a member of one family (the sim family) both products carries a very appealing status that will suit every style and ability of the player.