124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2


Up close: TaylorMade SIM2 drivers

The TaylorMade SIM2 family of drivers is not simply a pro forma technology follow to last year’s SIM lineup. Instead, TaylorMade reexamined all elements of the models in each family to target new frontiers in driver forgiveness. Those include the mid-launch, low-spin SIM2; the larger-footprint, higher-flying SIM2 Max and the slice-fighting SIM2 Max•D. The key changes focus on removing titanium from every section of the club outside of a new face-cup structure and making the crown and sole two distinct carbon-composite shells. The weight difference means as much as an additional 11 grams is reallocated within the head, most notably in the extreme back weight on the aerodynamically angled keel feature on the sole.

Price: $530 (available for pre-order, at retail Feb. 19.)

TaylorMade SIM2:

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TaylorMade SIM2 Max:

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TaylorMade SIM2 Max D:

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