This is Golfer Geeks’ review of the Taylormade SIM2 Driver.
I’m an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
I tested the SIM2 driver during two range sessions and tracked most shots with my Swing Caddie SC300.
Summary: The SIM2 driver is a dream to hit. It’s as long and forgiving as you could want. It feels great. It sounds great. It looks great. I hit a ton of good shots and I’m not a particularly good driver. It’s gotta be on your short list of drivers to try if you’re in the market.
In this Taylormade SIM2 driver review, I discuss my experience with the driver, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives.
Taylormade SIM2 driver Overview
The SIM2 is a legitimate upgrade over the SIM driver with an improved inertia generator, a hotter face, and more forgiveness.
Why Consider the SIM2 driver
I prioritize forgiveness in a driver and the SIM2 has that in spades. It’s long, forgiving, and muy easy to hit.
It’s on sale everywhere. I’m a bargain hunter and the SIM2 is still expensive, but less expensive now, and worth a look if you need an upgrade.
Features & Benefits
1) Forged Ring Construction
- Lightweight high-strength aluminum ring forms the frame the carbon sole and crown attach to and increases stability and forgiveness allows the
2) SIM Inertia Generator
- Means faster clubhead speed through advanced geometry and aerodynamics.
3) Speed Injected Twist Face
- Allows the SIM2 to push ball speeds to the legal limit
4) Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
- Maximizes ball speed and produces more forgiveness on contact lower on the face
5) Split Mass Weighting
- 16-gram steel TPS weight positioned at the rear of the sole provides enhanced forgiveness and spin, allowing for precise target swing weights during assembly.
Testing the Taylormade SIM2 driver
2 Range Sessions: I hit approximately 80-100 balls over the course of two days on the range at my course. I mixed in the Stealth driver because I was testing both. My swing was on and I had a ball.
My Experience with the Taylormade SIM2 driver
I hadn’t swung a full length driver in many many years. I’ve been cutting the shaft of my drivers down to 44.25 inches or so for added control for at least 10 years. The SIM 2 is 45.75 inches.
However, I have been working on my driver swing for about a month and I’ve gotten considerably more comfortable in my driver setup and swing. So, I had semi-high hopes.
Well, I hit the SIM2 very well (for me). I kept it in play and I hit it long… repeatedly. I loved this thing from the first swing. I hit many drives that carried 250 to 265 yds. Flight was medium-high and mostly straight. I mixed in a few baby draws and fades.
It wasn’t all wine and roses, though. I managed to put a few terrible swing on it and got justifiably punished. But, it takes a pretty bad swing to mess up with the SIM2.
Taylormade SIM2 driver review
The SIM2 fits my eyes well. The blue color is a little flashy, but not much. I’m a fan of the color combination, as well as the visible carbon weave in the crown and sole. It’s a beautiful club that frames the ball beautifully at address and is a nice step up from the SIM.
Sound/ Feel: (A++)
EXACTLY how I like a driver to sound and feel at impact.
All day Long.
Rewards good and mediocre swings. Punishes only my worst efforts.
Flight / Playability (A)
Medium-high flight. Mostly straight with baby draws and fades.
99% of buyers of the SIM2 would recommend this club. Hard to beat that.
Who’s the Taylormade SIM2 driver For?
Low Handicaps: Yep
Mid Handicaps: Yep
High Handicaps: Yep
Our Verdict on the
Taylormade SIM2 Driver
I would buy the Taylormade SIM2 driver in a heartbeat if I was in the market.
My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.
Thanks for checking out our Taylormade SIM2 driver review and let us know how it works for you.