Thanks for checking out my Taylormade Stealth driver vs SIM2 comparison.
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 came to this comparison agnostic. I know Taylormade drivers are great and I know each of these drivers perform exceptionally well. My only interest is if I could tell the difference in feel or see a difference in raw numbers. So, I hit dozens of drives with each and tracked distance and a few other stats with my Swing Caddie SC 300 launch monitor.
Summary: The Stealth and SIM2 performed similar in all regards for me. (Distance, Forgiveness, Ball Flight). The stealth was about 2-3 yards longer on average, which I consider irrelevant. They differ in looks (obviously) sound, and feel. Your personal preference for these three and your budget will be the deciding factors. You will be happy, more than happy, with either.
In this comparison of the Taylormade Stealth and SIM 2 drivers, I discuss my experience with each drivers, unique features and benefits, and my suggestions on which you should buy.
- Loft - 10.5 degree
- Shaft - Aldila Ascent Red 60 Graphite Stiff Flex
- Loft - 10.5 degrees
- Shaft - Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV RAW Blue 60 Graphite Stiff Flex
Testing the Stealth & SIM2 Drivers
I hit about 40 drives a piece with the Taylormade Stealth and SIM2 drivers over the course of 2 days. Forty was a good limit because my swing was already getting a bit quick and out of sync after swinging driver this much.
I really, really enjoyed both of them. I've been working on my driver swing for about 2-3 weeks and it paid off big time for this test. I hit a LOT of solid drives and got a good feel for each driver.
In short, they are both great. But, you probably knew that.
Are there big differences between the Stealth and SIM2?
Not for me. My good swings were similarly rewarded and my slightly less than good swings were kept playable. The Stealth's carbon wood face felt softer and sounded quieter than the SIM2 at impact.
Looks: I love the head shape for both. They frame the ball well and I felt confident looking down at both at address.
The red face of the Stealth stands out, but isn't distracting. The red accents on the sole are a nice touch and aren't overdone. The crown of the Stealth is mat black, which I'm a fan of.
The blue, gray, and white colors of the SIM2 are pleasing to my eyes, but are not my favorite. (certainly wouldn't stop me from buying it)
Sound/Feel: I'm a large fan of the sound and feel at impact of the SIM2. Very solid and muted. The Stealth is similar, but feels and sounds softer. The ball jumps off the face for both, so don't let the softer feel of the Stealth fool you.
Playability: The same. I hit mostly draws when I swung well. My miss on loose swings was the same for each, a push to the right.
Forgiveness: Calling this a draw. The Stealth and SIM2 want to keep you in play and still send it with slight mishits.
Distance: I give a 2-5 yard edge to the Stealth. Not a deciding factor in my view.
So, which driver should you buy?
Need to be on the bleeding edge of tech and have the cash? It's the Taylormade Stealth for you.
Want an awesome driver but love a bargain? It's the Taylormade SIM2 for you.
Which driver would I get if I were coming out of my pocket? SIM2. Performance is identical, or close enough for me, and I like bargains.
Thanks for checking out my Taylormade Stealth driver vs SIM2 driver comparison.