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TaylorMade SIM UDI and SIM DHY Utility Irons: Shaped For Performance

TaylorMade’s all-new SIM UDI and SIM DHY utility irons build on the success of the SIM Max Rescue, which has achieved unprecedented PGA Tour adoption. The latest additions to the SIM family provide golfers with new options for completing the critical space in the bag between the longest playable iron and shortest fairway wood.

As with the entire lineup of SIM products, shape plays a pivotal role in the performance of both SIM UDI and SIM DHY. Two noticeably different shapes contribute to a variance in performance and ball flight between the utility irons.

SIM DHY offers a larger overall footprint with a thicker topline, wider sole and a shallower profile delivering hybrid-like forgiveness. The larger head shape is designed to deliver confidence-inspiring visual cues while still maintaining a sleek and elegant aesthetic.

SIM UDI has a more traditional players’ iron profile with a thinner topline and slimmer sole for enhanced workability and shot making. The face view reveals classic score lines that reflect its long-iron heritage.

Drawing inspiration from the V Steel construction of SIM Max Rescue, both UDI and DHY feature a rounded camber from heel to toe that improves turf interaction, particularly on uneven lies. This is a key component to the versatility of each club, making them playable off the tee, from the fairway, in the rough and even from sand.

Both models boast a hollow body construction with a forged C300 steel face, the same material the company uses in SIM Max fairway woods and rescue. This ultra-strong steel helps produce higher ball speeds while also delivering a forged feel to each product. Additional similarities include proven technologies such as SpeedFoam that allows engineers to push the limits of ball speed while maintaining impressive feel and the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket for improved performance on shots struck low on the face.

While the TaylorMade GAPR utility irons featured an adjustable Loft Sleeve, feedback from expert club fitters revealed a preference for traditionally bonded hosels in the SIM UDI and DHY, allowing fitters to bend for precise loft and lie configurations (+/- 2°). Completing the package is an elegant chrome finish with black accents for a clean and premium look.

SIM DHY: SUPREME DRIVING HYBRID

Designed for versatility and forgiveness, SIM DHY is engineered with a hollow body construction that allows for a low and deep CG placement for easy launch with a mid-high trajectory.

Enhancing the low CG characteristics is the SpeedFoam material that is 35% less dense than the standard urethane foam injection used in other TaylorMade products. The lighter material positions the CG lower to promote a higher launch and trajectory while generating a soft, solid feel. The port on the sole where the SpeedFoam is injected is filled with a heavy TPS screw that drives CG even lower.

Lofts: 19°, 22°, 25°
SRP: Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Silver TM60 shaft – RM1,590

SIM UDI: ULTIMATE DRIVING IRON

Designed with insights from tour players, SIM UDI has a confidence-inspiring shape at address and is built to control shot shape and trajectory.

The TPS port is positioned on the rear of the club, which raises the CG slightly to promote a lower launch and more penetrating ball flight. Aggressive score lines along with the C300 face and SpeedFoam create the feel of a forged iron while maintaining the performance of a hollow body construction.

Lofts: 18°, 20°
SRP: Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Silver TM60 shaft – RM1,590


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