Wells Fargo Championship

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Taylormade

SIM2 MAX • MAX·D

Gold

Our Review:

TaylorMade’s most forgiving fairway woods are designed to be larger so that average golfers have more clubface to power their mis-hits. By increasing the clubhead’s profile size, weight can be positioned farther back from the face to increase stability on off-center strikes. However, there are two reasons you can’t just indiscriminately make a fairway wood larger: The clubhead needs to easily glide through the turf, and golfers need to feel sufficiently confident they can launch the ball off the ground. That’s where TaylorMade’s V-shape sole comes in. It uses a lower central section to create a low center of gravity to help golfers launch the ball more easily. In addition, recessed areas in the toe and heel allow the head to move unencumbered through a variety of lies. The lightweight carbon-composite crown also contributes to the lower CG to help launch the ball with less spin. Finally, the high-strength C300 steel alloy face and the trademark slot in the sole give your strikes a little extra zip. To better meet the needs of all golfers, TaylorMade offers a loft range that extends to a 9-wood, plus a heel-weighted (and even larger) Max·D option to fight the slice. Read more >>

Price: $300
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Ratings
  • 5 1
    performance

    45%*

  • 5 1
    innovation

    30%*

  • 5 1
    Look / Sound / Feel

    20%*

  • 5 1
    demand

    5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
  • low

    I really liked the way that this club rested on the ground. Cool design on the top. Really sounded like I was compressing the ball, and it felt easy to swing.

  • mid

    Easy to line up with the different colors and nice slim topline. Feels nice and light. Consistent distance

  • high

    It’s so easy to launch high that there should be a NASA countdown before you swing. Beautiful, functional looks. The thin white topline helps my aim.

Club Specs

Lofts

15, 16.5, 18, 21, 24 (Max); 16, 19, 22 (Max·D)

Club Specs

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