Golfers tend to be a tad choosy when it comes to their clubs, often armed with an extensive checklist of requirements that could make a bank loan application seem relatively uncomplicated.
But the new TaylorMade SIM2 line-up of drivers, fairway woods, rescues and irons will tick almost every conceivable box and still provide the customisation of performance that golfers now expect.
The SIM2 range is an intriguing evolution of last year’s radical SIM range, the new drivers, fairway woods, rescues and irons set a new standard for speed and distance with progressive aerodynamic shaping and ultra-fast face technology.
TaylorMade have refined the SIM concept further in the SIM2 line-up to the point where there are now no trade-offs or compromises between speed and forgiveness, distance and playability and feel and performance.
It’s the new benchmark for all-round performance and the SIM2 range will inspire confidence on every shot. If it sounds SIM-ply 2 good 2 be true, prepare to be impressed.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 DRIVERS
There’s nothing better than playing golf with confidence – that bulletproof feeling where you visualise a shot, pull the trigger and see it unfold exactly as planned.
It’s a feeling worth bottling and TaylorMade have been able to capture it in the new SIM2 driver range, which delivers more speed, distance and forgiveness than ever before.
With an aerodynamic head shape, revised Speed Injected Twist Face and a new ‘Forged Ring’ design, you’ll be stepping on to the tee box and executing with the kind of belief and confidence that only a SIM2 driver can provide.
TaylorMade’s new design feature links the rear weight, milled face cup and carbon crown/sole to improve forgiveness and distance on off-centre strikes. The Forged Ring is made from lightweight, high-strength aluminium and makes SIM2 drivers stable and highly forgiving.
Carbon Crown And Sole
Enlarging the carbon fibre footprint of SIM2 drivers in the crown and sole delivers significant weight savings that are shifted into the heavier and more effective 16g Inertia Generator. It focuses the CG low in the club head to improve launch, distance and forgiveness.
Twist Face & Speed Pocket
Astronomically fast ball speeds and curvature correction for heel and toe strikes are the signature of TaylorMade’s Speed Injected Twist Face on SIM2 drivers, while a more flexible Speed Pocket is the ultimate insurance policy for strikes that are low on the face.
SIM2 Inertia Generator
The asymmetric Inertia Generator is designed to provide faster club head speed through advanced geometry and aerodynamic analytics. A full lightweight carbon sole enables the redistribution of mass for a deeper CG and enhanced forgiveness
THREE TAYLORMADE SIM2 DRIVERS
Choose the SIM2 weapon to suit your game! The trio of TaylorMade SIM2 drivers - the standard SIM2, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max D – are all highly forgiving and have been fine-tuned to match and enhance any swing with a customised design that individualises performance.
Featuring a smaller face than its counterparts, the TaylorMade SIM2 is the low-spin driver built for playable distance. Fades and draws off the tee are easy with the standard SIM2, with the combination of a 16g Inertia Generator and fixed sole weight up front producing low-spin flights with increased forgiveness.
Higher launching and more forgiving than the standard SIM2 driver, the Max model is filled with all the best bits of SIM2 driver tech. A deep and wide face is the force behind the Max’s distance while the 24g Inertia Generator at the rear of the sole is tuned to provide maximum MOI for maximum forgiveness.
The slice-fighting SIM2 Max D will steer you towards the centre of the course with its heel weighted bias. Featuring the largest head and deepest face, it’ll automatically help square the face at impact and the new design launches drives higher than previous draw-biased drivers. It’s the perfect club for golfers plagued by a slice.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 DRIVER FEATURES
A selection of premium shafts can be fitted to all TaylorMade SIM2 drivers, with numerous custom shafts also available. A Golf Pride Z Grip is fitted as standard. SIM2 drivers also feature an adjustable hosel, which can alter the loft two degrees higher or lower.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS
SIM2: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 60 (mid flight; regular, stiff, extra stiff) Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 70 (low flight; stiff 6.0, extra stiff 6.5),
SIM2 Max: Men’s: Fujikura Ventus Blue 5 (mid/high flight; regular, stiff, senior), Mitsubishi KuroKage Silver 60 (mid flight; senior, regular, stiff); Women’s: Aldila NV Ladies 45 (high flight)
SIM2 Max D: Men’s Fujikura Air Speeder 45 (high flight; regular, stiff, senior); Women’s: ALDILA NV Ladies 45 (high flight)
Grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip, Lamkin Ladies Sonar
SIM2 Driver Lofts: 8°, 9° and 10.5°.
SIM2 Max Driver Lofts: 9°, 10. 5° and 12°.
SIM2 Max Women’s Driver Lofts: 10. 5° and 12.5°.
SIM2 Max D Driver Lofts: 9°, 10.5° and 12°
SIM2 Max D Women’s Driver Lofts: 10.5° and 12°
Swing Weights: SIM2: D5, SIM2 Max: D4 (Women's C6), SIM2 Max D: D4 (Women's: C6)
TAYLORMADE SIM2 FAIRWAY WOODS
Success in golf can hinge on just a few millimetres during a round, be it a putt that frustratingly lips out or failing to clear that nasty bunker by the barest of margins.
The same applies in club design, where the quest to find millimetres can result in massive performance gains, and TaylorMade have managed to find a few mils in the new SIM2 fairway woods.
The result? SIM2 fairway woods have a lower centre of gravity, which improves launch and distance and enhances forgiveness.
And with the all-conquering V-Steel sole design in place, it makes them highly versatile off the tee or from the fairway.
V Steel Sole
Refining the mass distribution in the Tour-level V Steel sole has introduced extra forgiveness in SIM2 fairway woods and rescues to complement a high-launching, low-spinning ball flight. The V-shaped sole also provides minimal resistance at impact to enhance performance through the turf.
SIM2 fairways and hybrids get the Twist Face treatment - TaylorMade’s famous “gear effect-correcting” technology. It straightens ball flights and increases distance on heel and toe strikes through a “twisted” face, which increases loft in the toe area of the face and reduces it in the heel.
TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket has been redesigned on the SIM2 fairway wood. The slot is level with the sole to eliminate friction and allows the face to flex, rebound for extra ball speed & distance.
Multi Material Construction
An ultra-light carbon crown and precision weighting and strategic CG placement deliver explosive distance, enhanced forgiveness and high launch.
THREE TAYLORMADE SIM2 FAIRWAY WOOD MODELS
There are three models of SIM2 Fairway Woods and each one is brimming with the new technology that makes them category-leading clubs. Each variant is designed to integrate with, and optimise, a player’s swing for the ultimate in personalised performance.
The TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium is a compact, Tour-bred fairway wood that produces a strong, penetrating ball flight. Designed for the better player, it’s a formidable combination of a lightweight titanium body and face, high-mass V Steel sole and a lightweight carbon crown that makes it a premium choice.
TaylorMade’s C300 steel face complements a V Steel sole to help the SIM2 Max fairway wood generate the highest launch and trajectory in the SIM2 fairway range. Featuring a large head size, it’s easy to launch and delivers the kind of distance and playability to appeal to a wide range of skill levels.
The largest fairway in the SIM2 range, the TaylorMade SIM2 Max D fairway is a slice fighter built for high handicappers. Off the tee or deck, the Max D will make a slice disappear with its internal heel-weighting bias while an optical alignment aid on the crown is offset to help players shut the face at impact.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 FAIRWAY FEATURES
A selection of premium shafts can be fitted to all TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods, with custom shafts also available. A Golf Pride Z Grip is fitted as standard. SIM2 fairway woods also feature an adjustable hosel, which can alter the loft up or down 1.5 degrees.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 FAIRWAY WOOD SPECIFICATIONS
SIM2 Titanium Fairway: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 (extra stiff), 65 (stiff, regular)
SIM2 Max Fairway: Men’s: Fujikura Ventus Blue FW 6 (stiff, extra stiff), Fujikura Ventus Blue FW 5 (senior, regular); Women’s: Aldila NV Ladies 45
SIM2 Max D Fairway: Men’s: Fujikura AirSpeeder 45 6 (senior, regular, stiff); Women’s: Aldila NV Ladies 45
SIM2 Titanium Fairway Lofts: Rocket 3 (14°), 3 (15°), 5 (19°)
SIM2 Max Fairway Lofts: 3 (15°), 3HL (16.5°), 5 (18°), 7 (21°), 9 (24°)
SIM2 Max Women’s Fairway Lofts: 3HL (16.5°), 5 (18°), 7 (21°), 9 (24°)
SIM2 Max D Fairway Lofts: 3 (16°), 5 (19°), 7 (22°)
SIM2 Max D Women’s Fairway Lofts: 3 (16°), 5 (19°), 7 (22°)
Swing Weights: SIM2 Titanium Fairway: D3, SIM2 Max Fairway: D3 (Women's C5), SIM2 Max D Fairway: D2 (Women's C5)
TAYLORMADE SIM2 RESCUES
After input from Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, the new SIM2 rescues build on the performance gains of the original to make them an outstanding acquisition for any bag.
Subtle design tweaks have lowered the centre of gravity to improve launch and enhance forgiveness – a handy combination to pair with their extreme versatility and a reputation for being able to extract a ball from even the most difficult lies.
SIM2 rescues will fill any distance gap in the bag, all with the length, precision and accuracy that is the best in golf.
V Steel Sole
An updated V Steel design redistributes weight to enhance forgiveness while maintaining low CG . A depressed heel and toe improve turf interaction.
High-strength C300 steel allows for explosive ball speeds, paired with Twist Face technology to overcome miss-hits for straighter shots.
Thru-Slot Speed Pocket provides increased face flexibility, preservation of ball speed and distance, especially on low face strikes.
TWO TAYLORMADE SIM2 RESCUE MODELS
SIM2 rescues come in two different shapes, to accommodate the unique needs and style preferences of golfers. One is closer to an iron, the other a fairway wood, but both models offer players a seamless transition from the fairway woods to irons at the top end of the bag.
Designed to suit players who prefer their rescues to be more iron than wood, the SIM2 rescue prioritises control and workability. Compact in size, it features a new leading edge and sole shape that pairs with a redesigned V Steel sole. The SIM2 rescue will perform out of any lie, with the bonus of increased forgiveness.
Veering more towards a wood in both size and shape, the SIM2 Max rescue will appeal to players who prioritise forgiveness for mis-hits. The Max rescue generates a towering trajectory, with an optimised CG making it easy to launch, while the V Steel sole will scrape it out of most tricky lies with both accuracy and distance.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 RESCUE FEATURES
A selection of premium shafts can be fitted to all TaylorMade SIM2 rescues, with custom shafts also available. A Golf Pride Z Grip is fitted as standard. SIM2 rescues also feature an adjustable loft sleeve, which can tune the loft plus or minus 1.5 degrees.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 RESCUE SPECIFICATIONS
SIM2 Rescue: Men’s: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue HY 80 (extra stiff), 80 (stiff) 70 (regular); Women’s: Aldila NV Ladies 45
SIM2 Max Rescue: Men’s: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 (stiff), 6 (regular), 5 (senior); Women’s: Aldila NV Ladies 45
Grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip, Lamkin Ladies Sonar, Lamkin Crossline 360 (SIM2 Max hybrid)
SIM2 Rescue Lofts: 2 (17°), 3 (19.5°), 4 (22°)
SIM2 Max Rescue Lofts: 3 (19°), 4 (22°), 5 (25°), 6 (28°), 7 (31°)
SIM 2 Max Women’s Rescue Lofts: 4 (22°), 5 (25°), 6 (28°), 7 (31°)
Swing Weights: SIM2 Rescue: D3, SIM2 Max Rescue: D3 (Women’s C8)
TAYLORMADE SIM2 IRONS
In years to come the TaylorMade SIM2 Max iron line-up will be known as the disrupter that changed the game improvement iron category forever.
Leveraging TaylorMade’s formidable metalwood technology with a new Cap Back innovation, SIM2 Max irons set new standards for distance, forgiveness and feel.
With a massive sweet spot capturing more shots than ever before, SIM2 Max irons will have even forged iron diehards taking a close look to make the switch.
Cap Back Design
The combination of a lightweight and flexible polymer and a rigid stainless steel frame that supports the topline lowers the CG for distance, forgiveness and a sublime soft feel.
Featuring the most flexible iron face in the game, SIM2 irons are the complete distance iron package with high velocity ball speeds and revolutionary forgiveness for off-centre strikes.
The ECHO Damping system features a new softer polymer that eliminates nasty vibrations via numerous contact points with the SIM2 frame to deliver forged iron-levels of feel and feedback.
TWO TAYLORMADE SIM2 IRON MODELS
The SIM2 iron line-up offers golfers the opportunity to select the iron set that is specific to their playing requirements. Split into two models, SIM2 irons offer the kind of customised performance that is hard to beat.
Not all distance irons are created equal because the new TaylorMade SIM2 Max irons have significantly more feel than their competitors. A flexible 1.5mm thin face and Thru-Slot Speed Pocket work in unison to boost distance for golfers who are consistently inconsistent when it comes to finding the sweet spot. But throw in a new Cap Back design and ECHO Damping system and you’ve got a side order of feel and feedback to go with distance.
SIM Max OS irons are a slightly larger and more stable version of the SIM2 Max iron but feature all the same distance-enhancing tech goodness. Larger heads, deeper faces and wide soles make OS irons impressively stable while stronger lofts extract more distance in each iron in the set - made possible by the centre of gravity being located deeper and lower for easier launch. They’re the longest and most forgiving iron in the entire TaylorMade iron range.
TAYLORMADE SIM2 IRON SPECIFICATIONS
Shaft Options: KBS MAX MT 85 (Steel), Fujikura Ventus Blue (senior, regular, stiff), Aldila NV Ladies 45 (women’s graphite)
Grip: Lamkin Crossline 360, Lamkin Ladies Sonar
SIM2 Max Iron Lofts: 4 (19°), 5 (21.5°), 6 (25°), 7 (28.5°), 8 (32.5°), 9 (38°), PW (43.5°), AW (49°), SW (54°), LW (59°)
SIM 2 Max Women’s Iron Lofts: 5 (21.5°), 6 (25°), 7 (28.5°), 8 (32.5°), 9 (38°), PW (43.5°), AW (49°), SW (54°)
SIM2 Max OS Iron Lofts: 4 (18°), 5 (20°), 6 (23.5°), 7 (26.5°), 8 (31.5°), 9 (36.5°), PW (42°), AW (48°), SW (54°), LW (59°)
SIM 2 Max OS Women’s Iron Lofts: 5 (21.5°), 6 (25°), 7 (28.5°), 8 (32.5°), 9 (38°), PW (43.5°), AW (49°), SW (54°)
Swing Weights: SIM2 Max: 4-AW (D1 steel, D0 graphite, C2 women's), SW (D2 steel, D1 graphite, C3 women's), LW (D3 steel, D2 graphite, C4 women's); SIM2 Max OS: 4-AW (D1 steel, D0 graphite, C2 women's), SW (D2 steel, D1 graphite, C3 women's), LW (D3 steel, D2 graphite, C4 women's)
Set: 8-PW, plus one of AW, SW or LW