The TaylorMade SIM 2 Hybrid Review will take a close look at the renownedbrand’s hybrid that is a favorite with some of the best golf professionals. Find out why it is proving to be so popular.
The SIM2 is an enhancement of the successful SIM lineup. The new iteration may give you better performance on a range that is known for its stellar performance.
The basic design of the SIM2 and the SIM is largely the same. Why change something drastically when it is known to work so well? Instead, it appears that the golf giant’s focus has been on making incremental improvements for small gains in performance that can make a world of differencefor you.
Some of the most well-known golf pros have been using TaylorMade’s fairway woods for quite some time now. However, rescues are a tad bit less common with top players. However, in recent times the likes of Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy have leveraged the SIM Max for some of their tours thereby igniting interest in these hybrids. On the women’s side, top-flight players like Charley Hull and Sung Hyun Park are known to use these clubs. Hence, golf fans will certainly have a keen interest in these hybrids and would like to know how well they perform in practice. Since thepros favor them, we can be reasonably confident that TaylorMadehas yet again launched clubs that live up to the lofty expectations of avid golf fans.
TaylorMade knows that it will be able to attract the interest of the pros if it tailors clubs to their liking. Hence, the brand incorporated features that the pros wantedto see in these clubs, which is how they got the pros to keep these clubs in their golf bags.
Just ask the top guns what they want and then tailor it to their needs. That’s what makes them live up to their name – TaylorMade.
In the SIM2 range, you will find 2 clubs – the SIM2 Rescue and the SIM2 Max Rescue. The SIM2 Max is basically an upgrade for the previous year’s club. The SIM2 Rescue, on the other hand, is a club built for top players which some of the leading pros have favored.
The Name – What It Implies
As the name suggests, these rescue clubs are meant to extricate golfers from bad situations. They are meant to help golfers in case they play bad shots – forgiveness is one of the key attributes of the club as its name indicates.
Under the sole, you will find a V-shaped design that is meant to redistribute weight. This is the key to improving launch and boosting forgiveness. The heel and toe sections are engineered for better interaction with the turf. This design feature also improves the versatility of the hybrid with respect to various lies.
The C300 steel face is built to maximize ball launch speed. The club also has the Face Twist technology embedded into it to prevent the ball from going awry if it is not hit from the middle of the club’s face.
The hosel for this hybrid is of the fixed type. You can select from 19 – 31 degrees. This hybrid can thus serve as a fine alternative to your long irons.
Golfers will be interested to know that the TaylorMade SIM2 Hybrid has been designed according to insights provided by leading stars like Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson.
The idea behind this rescue club is that its shape will allow for greater spin and better launches – something that you expect from irons.
Thanks to the adjustable loft sleeve, you can remove or add 1.5 degrees to the club. You have 3 different lofts to choose from, the lowest being 17 degrees and the highest being 22 degrees.
In the looks department, nothing much has changed between the previous SIM and the latest SIM2. Apart from a change in color, the appearance is more or less similar.
The slight change gives a subtle improvement in appearance. You will notice the white finish as well as the carbon fiber which imparts a sleek look to the hybrid. This makes the club look futuristic and ready to use.
In contrast to the Max Rescue, the Rescue sports a profile that is close to irons. You will also notice the all-black finish in the Rescue compared to the white finish on top of the clubhead in the Max Rescue. Also, the Rescue looks a little less sleek than the Max Rescue thanks to the fuller shape of the clubhead where the bottom is wider compared to the top.
Indoor simulation via Trackman showed that the SIM2 Max Rescue has a tendency to go towards the left of the fairway. On the other hand, the SIM 2 Rescue has a bit of a fade so that the ball has a tendency to land towards the target’s right.
As you may have anticipated, the Max Rescue has a higher launch angle allowing the ball to reach greater heights when struck. If this is what you have been looking for, then Max Rescue is better.
The SIM2 Max Rescue indeed had a tendency to move left (as predicted by Trackman) when tested on the golf course. The SIM2 Rescue on the other hand has a controlled fade that keeps lower.
Apart from that, both of these clubs perform according to expectations and hence provide good value for money to golfers looking for forgiveness and carry distance.
Our Final Thoughts
The TaylorMade SIM2 Hybrid review gave you insights into the golf club that the pros are using on their tours. Considering the cutting-edge technology embedded into these clubs and the overwhelmingly positive customer reviews that they have garnered, these hybrids make for a fine choice.