SIM2 MAX • MAX·D
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 >>
Look / Sound / Feel
* Percentage of total score
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.
Easy to line up with the different colors and nice slim topline. Feels nice and light. Consistent distance
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.
15, 16.5, 18, 21, 24 (Max); 16, 19, 22 (Max·D)