TaylorMade builds on its history of metalwood innovation and ground-breaking technologies with the all-new SIM2 drivers.
With the original SIM launched in 2019, TaylorMade focused on delivering speed and aerodynamics at the most critical stage of the swing – those milliseconds right before impact. Embracing the evolution of design, the SIM2 drivers increase focus on enhanced forgiveness while maintaining speed and optimal launch conditions.
With this increased forgiveness in the SIM2, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max•D drivers, golfers have the freedom to swing with more confidence off the tee.
TaylorMade engineers completely rethought how drivers are built to unlock a new dimension of forgiveness in the SIM2. Fixating on process and materials, a hidden key in the form of a new design called Forged Ring Construction was discovered.
Utilising precision-milled lightweight and high-strength aluminium, this adjoining feature unites the critical components of the driver head into a singular force. The ring is one of four crucial elements of the SIM2 drivers’ unique construction, with the others being the carbon crown, carbon sole and milled back face cup.
Full Carbon Crown and Sole
TaylorMade’s lightweight carbon composite technology was developed over the course of 15-plus years. The six-layer composite material used on the crown of the SIM2 drivers was refined throughout the lifespan of the popular M series and SIM.
A new high-strength carbon was developed for the sole for enhanced durability. The nine layers of advanced carbon span the entire sole while simultaneously shaping the asymmetric Inertia Generator, designed to produce faster club head speeds through precise geometry and aerodynamic analysis.
The expanded use of carbon saves a considerable amount of weight that’s redeployed onto the Inertia Generator in the form of a heavy rear weight (16g – SIM2, 24g – SIM2 Max and 22g – SIM2 Max•D). The weight is positioned low and back which moves the CG projection to centre face, optimises launch conditions and maximises MOI.
The black satin carbon crown and contrasting chalk colourway help frame the ball at address, while high-gloss black carbon on the sole provides an eye-catching look when paired with the aluminium ring’s blue accents.
Milled Back Face Cup with Intelligently Optimised Sweet Spot
The milled back face cup is the only part of the driver head that’s crafted from titanium, which facilitates energy transfer for more ball speed. Behind the face, internal CNC milling varies face thickness and pinpoints performance where needed the most.
Using data used to develop Twist Face, the milling process enabled the creation of an intelligently engineered oval sweet spot that stretches diagonally from the high toe toward the low heel – capturing more shots where golfers are more likely to hit it on the face.
Meanwhile, a larger face size enhances forgiveness across the line-up versus the first generation SIM: SIM2 is 12% larger, SIM2 Max is 5% larger and SIM2 Max•D is 5% larger.
Speed Injected Twist Face & Speed Pocket
In 2019, TaylorMade took Twist Face – the iconic face curvature that’s designed to straighten ball flight – to the next level with Speed Injected Twist Face. This technology continues to provide massive benefits with the SIM2 drivers, as each driver head is inspected, measured and tuned for maximum speed and to ensure conformity.
The Speed Injection Port has been relocated from the face to the outer toe. With the CNC milling now across the entire back of the face, the thickness of the titanium is precisely-tuned to promote peak speed slightly to the toe side. This enables speed to be efficiently manipulated across the entire face using a single port, resulting in supreme precision.
The patented Thru-Slot Speed Pocket rests on the sole, protecting ball speed and performance on shots struck low on the face.
SIM2: While traditional driver designs usually come with a trade-off, the reconstructed SIM2 delivers high MOI properties with a heavy 16g steel weight positioned on the Inertia Generator. The TPS Front Weight is strategically located behind the face to encourage optimal launch with low spin characteristics.
SIM2 Max: With an intense focus on speed and forgiveness, the SIM2 Max delivers high MOI properties with a heavy 24g tungsten weight positioned on the Inertia Generator. The TPS Front Weight is strategically located on the sole to encourage the optimal mid-to-high launch with mid-to-low spin.
SIM2 Max•D: Historically, draw-biased drivers have not been forgiving due to the higher CG needed to create the necessary spin which led to a lower MOI. TaylorMade flipped this on its head in the SIM2 Max•D by shifting the Inertia Generator towards the heel for a CG location that’s low and back, delivering a high launch with a powerful draw-bias off the largest, most forgiving face in the SIM2 line-up.
Suggested Retail Price:
SIM2 (9°, 10.5°): Mitsubishi Tensei Silver TM 50, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 60, Project X’s HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 70 – RM3,320
SIM2 Max (9°, 10.5°): Mitsubishi Tensei Blue TM50, Fujikura Ventus Blue 5, Mitsubishi KuroKage Silver – RM3,320
SIM2 Max•D (9°, 10.5°): Mitsubishi Tensei Blue TM50 – RM3,320
Women’s stock shaft offerings include the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue TM40