Upon its release in 2020, the original SIM driver from TaylorMade was lauded for the distance it provided off the tee. A year later, the equipment maker has brought out a latest generation version that company officials say is just as long but even more forgiving.
“Forgiveness equals confidence,” said Tomo Bystedt, the company’s senior director of product creation for metalwoods. “And by increasing forgiveness with SIM2, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max-D, we’ve truly engineered a driver that has no trade-offs.
“Golfers can step to the tee box and have the freedom to swing with confidence every time, knowing they have a driver that checks all the boxes: forgiveness, speed and distance with a beautifully crafted aesthetic.”
In describing the new SIM2s, Bystedt cites several technologies that help these sticks be as fast as they are forgiving. One is the employment of a full carbon crown and sole that allowed engineers to move weight low and back in each one, to optimize launch conditions and maximize moment of inertia. Another is a milled back face cup. It is the only part of the clubhead that is crafted from titanium, and it is included to promote peak speeds in the areas where golfers are most likely to make contact. Employment of a larger face size in each of the three SIM2 drivers is designed to improve forgiveness as well.