SIM Max OS
This iron is proof you can offer higher-handicappers plenty of help while avoiding a club that looks like it belongs in a carpenter’s toolbox. Though the head is oversize and the sole is wide, the overall shape is pleasing. TaylorMade continues its use of a sole slot to boost ball speed on shots hit low on the face, but the neat feature is the “speed bridge” structure supporting the topline of the iron, providing needed stability for the fast-flexing face. Read more >>
Specs: 7-iron: 27 degrees; PW: 42 degrees
Price: $125 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel
* Percentage of total score
highThe sole slot is a stand-out feature. It will entice players who don’t want a clunky club to try it.
highLike the finish and what looks like a touch of offset. Just a beautiful club. Looks like jewelry. Soft feel at impact, and the ball felt like it stayed on clubface for longer.
highMishits were still in the neighborhood of good distance coverage. The feel was as dynamic as the look. Off-center hits were helped.