TaylorMade SIM 2 Irons

When the SIM irons were released to great fanfare in 2020, there were a lot of claims made about the performance of the clubs and without question the SIM range lived up to the hype. Both the SIM Max and SIM Max OS were incredibly long and forgiving and featured in many golf bags across a wide spectrum of abilities.

As they say, however, if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards, and this certainly applies to golf club design. As with the SIM range, the SIM2 iron range comes in ‘MAX’ and ‘OS’ models. The OS model is slightly more forgiving than the Max but both are loaded with many of the same features, built to improve players’ games.

TaylorMade SIM 2 Iron Design and Features

For a start, one can immediately notice a difference in these irons compared to other game improvement irons on the market. This is mainly down to the Cap Back design on the rear of the clubface which effectively blanks off the back of the clubhead and although it changes the aesthetics of the irons making them more pleasing to the eye, this technology brings great performance benefits also. The Cap Back supports the top line of the club and the upper perimeter to make the club more stable whilst also promoting a much better sound and feel. This has also made room for a new sound dampening system which is a massive plus given that game improvement irons, by virtue of their design, tend to be very loud across the face giving little feedback on good (and bad!) shots. The face is still thin and fast and the Inverted Cone Technology makes the clubs even more forgiving which, when coupled with a low centre of gravity, creates a high-launching, penetrating ball flight.

Who are the SIM 2 Irons For?

These clubs are genuinely long and forgiving and a few issues with game improvement irons are starting to be fixed, namely the sound and feels of these clubs. These clubs will be really beneficial in the hands of a golfer who needs a bit more forgiveness and distance as well as a need for a bit more height. There are great shaft and grip options with this set including the KBS Max in steel and Ventus blue in graphite, all fitted with Lamkin grips.

A consideration for anybody opting for a set of irons like this has to be set make-up. Yes, these clubs are forgiving and high-launching but the strength of lofts on these clubs cannot be ignored - the 4 iron is 19 degrees! I would strongly advise golfers, especially those choosing these for forgiveness and on course playability, to consider dropping one or more of the long irons and selecting a hybrid in a relevant loft to complement the set.

If you need any advice please do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated PGA professionals.

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