One of the goals for TaylorMade engineers in developing next-generation SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max OS irons was expanding the sweet spots on their clubfaces.
To do that, they created something called Cap Back Design, employing a strong but lightweight polymer material that spans the entire cavity and works with a flexible Thru-Slot Speed Pocket to add distance, even on off-center hits. That technology is also made to produce a higher moment of inertia with increased clubhead stability at impact, meaning that golfers can make solid strikes on the ball more easily and more regularly.
In addition, a revamped Echo Dampening System, which employs a flexible insert that stretches from heel to toe, minimizes vibrations and enhances feel and sound, the company says.
“We set out to take game improvement irons to the next level with SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max OS,” said Matt Bovee, head of product creation for irons at TaylorMade. “To create Cap Back Design, we utilized multi-material advancements learned from our metalwoods to unlock forgiveness and distance with forged iron-like feel. We leveraged a completely new construction to achieve the performance that golfers in this category both need and want.”
Bovee also says that while the SIM2 Max OS is equipped with the same technologies that power SIM2 Max, it is bundled in a low-center-of-gravity package, making it the longest and most stable iron in the current TaylorMade family. That model also features a wider sole, stronger lofts and accentuated draw bias.